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2. Astronomy in antiquity

2. Astronomy in antiquity  

Michael Hoskin

in The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775727
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803061.003.0002
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‘Astronomy in Antiquity’ traces the origins of astronomy, which emerged for different reasons in Egypt and Babylon. In Egypt the far-flung kingdom required a well-established calendar to ... More
3. Astronomy in the Middle Ages

3. Astronomy in the Middle Ages  

Michael Hoskin

in The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775727
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803061.003.0003
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‘Astronomy in the Middle Ages’ examines how the ideas of Ptolemy and antiquity were preserved and transmitted, initially by the scholars of Islam. They built a number of observatories and ... More
3. Demetrius the Besieger and Hellenistic kingship

3. Demetrius the Besieger and Hellenistic kingship  

Peter Thonemann

in The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
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9780191808746
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10.1093/actrade/9780198746041.003.0003
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Kingship in the early Hellenistic world was primarily a matter of power and war was at the heart of Hellenistic kingship. ‘Demetrius the Besieger and Hellenistic kingship’ begins with the ... More
5. Pharaoh: Alexander and Egypt

5. Pharaoh: Alexander and Egypt  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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9780191780028
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.003.0006
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‘Pharaoh: Alexander and Egypt’ chronicles Alexander's journey into Egypt, which was the first of the major Near Eastern kingdoms to come under his control. Egypt had a system of government ... More
The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction

The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Thonemann

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Feb 2018
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10.1093/actrade/9780198746041.001.0001
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Drawing on inscriptions, papyri, coinage, poetry, art, and archaeology, The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction opens up the history and culture of the vast Hellenistic world, from ... More
1. The idea of the Hellenistic

1. The idea of the Hellenistic  

Peter Thonemann

in The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2018
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9780191808746
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10.1093/actrade/9780198746041.003.0001
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The word ‘Hellenistic’ is used to refer to a historical epoch, a geographical region, and a range of cultural phenomena seen as characteristic of this region and period. There is a wealth ... More
2. From Alexander to Augustus

2. From Alexander to Augustus  

Peter Thonemann

in The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2018
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‘From Alexander to Augustus’ describes the twists and turns of Hellenistic history, from Alexander’s accession (336 bc) to Cleopatra’s death and the end of the Ptolemaic kingdom (30 bc). It ... More
1. Invention in antiquity

1. Invention in antiquity  

J. L. Heilbron

in The History of Physics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780191782435
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10.1093/actrade/9780199684120.003.0002
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Of the four main schools of ancient philosophy, Aristotle paid greatest attention to physica. Because of his emphasis on physica and because his philosophy dominated during the Middle Ages ... More
3. Domestication in Europe

3. Domestication in Europe  

J. L. Heilbron

in The History of Physics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2018
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9780191782435
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10.1093/actrade/9780199684120.003.0004
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Domestication of Greek and Arabic physica and mixed mathematics in the Latin West took c.400 years: from the 12th-century first translations to the 16th-century printing of Archimedes and ... More
Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction  

Helen Morales

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Aug 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776052
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804761.001.0001
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Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction explores the rich history and diverse interpretations of classical myths and examines how classical myths are used and understood ... More
The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction

The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Hoskin

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May 2003
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9780191775727
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803061.001.0001
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The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction traces the history of Western astronomy, from prehistoric times to the origins of astrophysics in the mid-nineteenth century ... More
12. Byzantion

12. Byzantion  

Paul Cartledge

in Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778124
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601349.003.0012
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The Greeks founded a city they called Byzantion on the Asiatic side of mainland Greece. ‘Byzantion’ tells the story of this city. After Byzantion's foundation — traditionally in either 688 ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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The Introduction outlines the life of Alexander the Great, born in 356 bc, king of Macedon from 336 until his death in 323 through what we can glean from the pictorial and literary evidence ... More
3. Warrior: Alexander’s army

3. Warrior: Alexander’s army  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Warrior: Alexander's Army’ describes Alexander's military campaigning, which he continued throughout his reign and for which he is perhaps most famous. The title of ‘Undefeated’ is ... More
2. The architecture of the heavens

2. The architecture of the heavens  

Owen Gingerich

in Copernicus: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2016
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Aug 2016
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9780190605520
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10.1093/actrade/9780199330966.003.0003
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During his studies, Copernicus learned three important details about celestial motions that would provide a fundamental foundation for his future astronomical work. First, the sun moves ... More
2. Contexts, then and now

2. Contexts, then and now  

Helen Morales

in Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2007
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9780191776052
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Greek mythology was an essential part of an elite Roman's education. There is no single work that told all the myths. Mythographers wrote handbooks of myths to retell the stories. This ... More
7. Mythology, spirituality, and the New Age

7. Mythology, spirituality, and the New Age  

Helen Morales

in Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2007
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9780191776052
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The New Age movement is the most recent classical mythology phenomenon. Its goals are to take on board how everything is connected, and to promote personal transformation through ... More
Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction  

Hugh Bowden

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Jul 2014
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9780191780028
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.001.0001
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Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction demonstrates the profound influence the legends of Alexander's life have had on our historical understanding of him by focusing ... More
9. After Alexander

9. After Alexander  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.003.0010
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‘After Alexander’ looks at Alexander's afterlife, and how many of the views of Alexander that are prominent in popular culture came into being. The Alexander that has come to us from ... More
7. Traveller: Alexander in Afghanistan and Pakistan

7. Traveller: Alexander in Afghanistan and Pakistan  

Hugh Bowden

in Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706151.003.0008
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‘Traveller: Alexander in Afghanistan and Pakistan’ considers Alexander's five-year tour away from Persepolis from the Spring of 330 onwards. This journey to the East attracted more unusual ... More

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