John Manley - The Romans: All That Matters - Hodder & Stoughton

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds
Books in this series

The Romans: All That Matters

By John Manley

  • Paperback
  • £7.99

Why do the Romans still matter?

In The Romans: All That Matters, John Manley focuses on some of the fundamental aspects of the Roman Empire, especially those topics that have relevance beyond the study of Antiquity itself - how its material remains and philosophical concepts have survived and still influence us today.

How did a rather obscure settlement spread over a few hills on the banks of the Tiber come to dominate the lives of 65 million people? What drove this relentless desire to conquer? How did Rome manage to maintain direct rule over such a vast area - from present-day Scotland to Syria - approximately 6 million square kilometres? The answer, in part, is that there were many different kinds of Roman culture, as each separate provincial elite, each region and each group of indigenous community leaders, chose slightly different elements of the Roman colonial 'package' to establish their particular identity.

This accessible and readable book will appeal both to students and general readers, giving a fascinating introduction to the Romans - and what mattered most about them.

Biographical Notes

John Manley is an archaeologist, historian and social anthropologist. He is best known for discovering a new Roman building near Fishbourne Roman Palace in Chichester, and for advancing the theory that the Roman invasion of Britain landed in West Sussex rather than in Kent. He has written ten books, has been CEO of the UK's largest archaeological society, and has excavated Roman sites in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781444183863
  • Publication date: 30 Aug 2013
  • Page count: 160
  • Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
Nicholas Brealey Publishing

The Rhine

Ben Coates
Authors:
Ben Coates

The Rhine is one of the world's greatest rivers. Once forming the outer frontier of the Roman Empire, it flows 800 miles from the wealthy mountain fortresses of Switzerland and Liechtenstein, through the industrial and political powerhouses of Germany and France, to the social democratic playground of the Netherlands. For five years, Ben Coates lived alongside a major channel of the river in Rotterdam, crossing it daily, swimming and sailing in its tributaries. In The Rhine, he sets out by bicycle to the river's source in the icy Alps, then cycles along its course through six countries to where it enters the North Sea. He explores the impact that the Rhine has had on European culture and history and finds out how influences have flowed along and across the river, shaping the people who live alongside it. Blending travelogue and offbeat history, The Rhine tells the fascinating story of how a great river helped shape a continent.

Hodder & Stoughton

Donal's Meals in Minutes

Donal Skehan
Authors:
Donal Skehan
John Murray

Spitfire

Leo McKinstry
Authors:
Leo McKinstry
John Murray

Sicily

John Julius Norwich
Authors:
John Julius Norwich
John Murray

France

John Julius Norwich
Authors:
John Julius Norwich

A witty history of 2000 years of French history from legendary popular historian John Julius NorwichI can still feel, as if it were yesterday, the excitement of my first Channel crossing (as a child of nearly 7) in September 1936; the regiment of porters, smelling asphyxiatingly of garlic in their blue-green blousons; the raucous sound all around me of spoken French; the immense fields of Normandy strangely devoid of hedges; then the Gare du Nord at twilight, the policemen with their képis and their little snow-white batons; and my first sight of the Eiffel Tower...This book is written in the belief that the average English-speaking man or woman has remarkably little knowledge of French history. We may know a bit about Napoleon or Joan of Arc or Louis XIV, but for most of us that's about it. In my own three schools we were taught only about the battles we won: Crécy and Poitiers, Agincourt and Waterloo. The rest was silence. So here is my attempt to fill in the blanks...John Julius Norwich (at 88) has finally written the book he always wanted to write, the extremely colourful story of the country he loves best. From frowning Roman generals and belligerent Gallic chieftains, to Charlemagne (hated by generations of French children taught that he invented schools) through Marie Antoinette and the storming of the Bastille to Vichy, the Resistance and beyond, FRANCE is packed with heroes and villains, adventures and battles, romance and revolution. Full of memorable stories and racy anecdotes, this is the perfect introduction to the country that has inspired the rest of the world to live, dress, eat -- and love better.(P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Teach Yourself

The Survival Manual

Jason Polley
Authors:
Jason Polley
Teach Yourself

Freud: The Key Ideas

Ruth Snowden
Authors:
Ruth Snowden
John Murray

Four Princes

John Julius Norwich
Authors:
John Julius Norwich
Hodder & Stoughton

A Nearly Infallible History of the Reformation

Nick Page
Authors:
Nick Page

500 years ago, Martin Luther nailed his ideas to a church door - and the Reformation began. Or maybe it was a little more complicated than that. Nick Page brings his skills as an unlicensed historian to bear on this key period in European (and world) history in order to uncover everything you need to know about the Reformation - with a fair few bits you never wanted to know thrown in for good measure.Historians tell us that the Protestant Reformation laid the foundations for the Industrial Revolution, religious freedom, and all sorts of other Good Things. But what actually happened? Who were the winners and the losers, the ogres and the beauty queens of this key moment in church history? (spoiler: there weren't any beauty queens)In-depth research, historical analysis and cutting-edge guesswork combine to scintillating effect in this fast-moving examination of the strange and wonderful whirlwind that was church life in late medieval Europe.'You were predestined to read this.' John Calvin

John Murray

After Hitler

Michael Jones
Authors:
Michael Jones

On 30 April 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide. The following day, his propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels also killed himself and the crumbling Third Reich passed to Admiral Karl Dönitz. The Nazis' position seemed hopeless. Yet remarkably, the war in the rest of Europe went on for another ten days. After Hitler looks at these days as a narrative day-by-day countdown but also as a broader global history of a European war that had seen some of the most savage battles in history. Relations between the 'Big Three' - the United States, Great Britain and the Soviet Union - suddenly plunged to near breaking point. This book reveals that tumultuous story.After Hitler also looks at the wider canvas of the war and the terrible humanitarian catastrophe uncovered in Europe. It describes those who felt the joy of freedom, but also those who faced a highly uncertain future. As Red Army soldiers joined forces with their British and American allies, Stalin's East finally came face to face with Churchill's and Truman's West. After Hitler tells of their growing mistrust, but also of moments of remarkable goodwill and co-operation - the brief but poignant hope that these great nations could together fashion a new and safer future. This is a fascinating exploration of the brief but crucial period that shaped the emerging post-war world.

Hodder & Stoughton

Agincourt

Ranulph Fiennes
Authors:
Ranulph Fiennes

25 October 2015 was the 600th anniversary of the battle of Agincourt - a hugely resonant event in English (and French) history. Sir Ranulph Fiennes casts new light on this epic event, revealing that three of his own ancestors fought in the battle for Henry V, and at least one for the French. This is a unique perspective on Agincourt from a trained and decorated soldier. Ran reveals the truth behind the myths and legends of the battle. He tells how after the battle Henry V entertained his senior commanders to dinner, where they were waited on by captured French knights. There is the story of Sir Piers Legge of Lyme Hall, who lay wounded in the mud while his mastiff dog fought off the French men-at-arms. Then there is the legend that the French intended to cut off the first and second right hand fingers of every captured archer, to prevent him from using his bow. The archers raised those two fingers to the advancing French as a gesture of defiance. In this gripping study Sir Ranulph Fiennes brings back to life these stories and more, including those of his own ancestors, in a celebration of a historical event integral to English identity.Fiennes, arguably our greatest explorer...has delved deep into history to tell the story of his family's epic journey. - The Times

Hodder & Stoughton

Archaeology: All That Matters

John Manley
Authors:
John Manley
Teach Yourself

Kant: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

Robert Wicks
Authors:
Robert Wicks

Written by Robert Wicks, a recognised Kant specialist who teaches at the University of Auckland, Kant: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added-value features like summaries of key books, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam.The book uses a structure that mirrors many university courses on Freud and psychoanalysis - explaining and contextualising Kant's theories, which have been among the most influential in Philosophy. The book starts by introducing Kant and his way of thinking and arguing, before looking at how Kant answered three key questions: What can I know? What should I do? What may I hope? In doing so, Professor Wicks introduces the reader to all of Kant's key work, including The Critique of Pure Reason.Teach Yourself titles employ the 'Breakthrough method', which is designed specifically to overcome problems that students face.- Problem: "I find it difficult to remember what I've read."; Solution: this book includes end-of-chapter questions and summaries, and flashcards of key points available on-line and as apps- Problem: "Most books mention important other sources, but I can never find them in time."; Solution: this book includes key texts and case studies are summarised, complete with fully referenced quotes ready to use in your essay or exam.- Problem: "Lots of introductory books turn out to cover totally different topics than my course."; Solution: this book is written by a current university lecturer who understands what students are expected to know.

Teach Yourself

Learn to Sing: Teach Yourself

Rick Guard
Authors:
Rick Guard

Whether you are an absolute beginner, a pop wannabe, a karaoke crooner, or simply want to add singing to your repertoire, Learn to Sing is for you. Friendly advice from your very own instructor will help you develop your voice and enable your talent to flourish.Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started .Author insights. Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourself. Tests in the accompanying booklet to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledge. Five things to remember. Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this. Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.This Audible product was originally a 2-CD course. The book referenced in the course is supplied as a PDF.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

John Murray

How to Ruin a Queen

Jonathan Beckman
Authors:
Jonathan Beckman
Hodder & Stoughton

The Romans: All That Matters

John Manley
Authors:
John Manley

In The Romans: All That Matters, John Manley focuses on some of the fundamental aspects of the Roman Empire, especially those topics that have relevance beyond the study of Antiquity itself - how its material remains and philosophical concepts have survived and still influence us today. How did a rather obscure settlement spread over a few hills on the banks of the Tiber come to dominate the lives of 65 million people? What drove this relentless desire to conquer? How did Rome manage to maintain direct rule over such a vast area - from present-day Scotland to Syria - approximately 6 million square kilometres? The answer, in part, is that there were many different kinds of Roman culture, as each separate provincial elite, each region and each group of indigenous community leaders, chose slightly different elements of the Roman colonial 'package' to establish their particular identity. This accessible and readable book will appeal both to students and general readers, giving a fascinating introduction to the Romans - and what mattered most about them.

Hodder & Stoughton

Freud In A Week: Teach Yourself

Ruth Snowden
Authors:
Ruth Snowden

Learn in a week, remember for a lifetime!In just one week, this accessible book will give you knowledge to last forever. End of chapter summaries and multiple choice questions are all designed to help you test your knowledge and gain confidence. So whether you are a student or you simply want to widen your knowledge, you will find this seven-day course a very memorable introduction.Sunday: Learn who Freud was and what he didMonday: Explore Freud's early work and the beginnings of his psychoanalytical ideasTuesday: Discover Freud's views on the interpretation of deams and on the importance of the unconsciousWednesday: Consider Freud's often-controversial sexual theoriesThursday: Understand Freud's views on the importance of childhood, and how adult identity is formedFriday: Learn about Freud's views on civilization, religion and societySaturday: Look at how psychoanalysis has developed since Freud's time and how it is used today.

Teach Yourself

Use Philosophy to be Happier

Mark Vernon
Authors:
Mark Vernon
Teach Yourself

Beat Stress: Teach Yourself Ebook

Alice Muir
Authors:
Alice Muir

Beat Stress is a wholly practical guide to coping with stress, which draws on a mixture of CBT and NLP therapies, offering both long-term solutions and strategies to help you feel better now. It gives you a wide range of techniques that will successfully relax both body and mind, drawing extensively on Mindfulness practices, as well as showing you where you can find support, solutions and strategies online. There will be diagnostic tests to assess the level of your problem, 'quick fixes' which offer an immediate solution, 'points to remember', which will give long-term inspiration for those struggling, and clear guidance for what you can expect in the next chapter (Next Step). Designed to make the information work for you, this is the most effective and practical guide available to beating stress - forever.

Teach Yourself

Raise Happy Chickens

Victoria Roberts
Authors:
Victoria Roberts