Divina Moneta Coins in Religion and Ritual

History / Military

Divina Moneta : Coins in Religion and Ritual
The Brave Ones: East Timor, 1999 (Short Blacks) by John Birmingham
The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity by Oliver Nicholson
Change Up: An Oral History of 8 Key Events That Shaped Baseball by Larry Burke, Peter Thomas Fornatale
Fifty Key Thinkers on History (Routledge Key Guides), 3rd Edition by Marnie Hughes-Warrington

Divina Moneta : Coins in Religion and Ritual

English | 2018 | ISBN: 1472485920 | 276 Pages | PDF | 9.5 MB

This edited collection analyses the phenomenon of coin use for religious and ritual purposes in different cultures and across different periods of time. It proposes an engagement with the theory and interpretation of the ‘material turn’ with numismatic evidence, and an evidence-based series of discussions to offer a fuller, richer and fresh account of coin use in ritual contexts. No extensive publication has previously foregrounded coins in such a model, despite the fact that coins constitute an integrated part of the material culture of most societies today and of many in the past. Here, interdisciplinary discussions are organised around three themes: coin deposit and ritual practice, the coin as economic object and divine mediator, and the value and meaning of coin offering. Although focusing on the medieval period in Western Europe, the book includes instructive cases from the Roman period until today. The collection brings together well-established and emerging scholars from archaeology, art history, ethnology, history and numismatics, and great weight is given to material evidence which can complement and contradict the scarce written sources.

The Brave Ones: East Timor, 1999 (Short Blacks) by John Birmingham

English | November 26, 2015 | ISBN: 1863957677 | EPUB | 80 pages | 0.8 MB

As the convoy growled and squeaked to a halt in the dark, angry militiamen and soldiers began to shout and wave at the Australians, demanding they move aside. The Brave Ones’ vanguard presented as a B-movie vision of some pirate biker gang from Hell, a rat bastard outfit in black tee-shirts, camouflage pants, long hair and bandanas, with axes in their eyes and guns at the ready.
The Brave Ones follows the Indonesian Army’s Battalion 745 as it withdrew from East Timor after the 1999 independence vote, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake. Birmingham’s unflinching account reveals the scorched-earth tactics of the retreating troops, and shows just how close Australia came to armed conflict with Indonesia.
Short Blacks are gems of recent Australian writing – brisk reads that quicken the pulse and stimulate the mind.

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity by Oliver Nicholson

2018 | ISBN: 0198662777 | English | 1744 pages | PDF | 20 MB

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity is the first comprehensive reference book covering every aspect of history, culture, religion, and life in Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Near East (including the Persian Empire and Central Asia) between the mid-3rd and the mid-8th centuries AD, the era now generally known as Late Antiquity. This period saw the re-establishment of the Roman Empire, its conversion to Christianity and its replacement in the West by Germanic kingdoms, the continuing Roman Empire in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Persian Sassanian Empire, and the rise of Islam.
Consisting of more than one million words in more than 5,000 A-Z entries, and written by more than 400 contributors, it is the long-awaited middle volume of a series, bridging a significant period of history between those covered by the acclaimed Oxford Classical Dictionary and The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages.
The scope of the Dictionary is broad and multi-disciplinary; across the wide geographical span covered (from Western Europe and the Mediterranean as far as the Near East and Central Asia), it provides succinct and pertinent information on political history, law, and administration; military history; religion and philosophy; education; social and economic history; material culture; art and architecture; science; literature; and many other areas.
Drawing on the latest scholarship, and with a formidable international team of advisers and contributors, The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity aims to establish itself as the essential reference companion to a period that is attracting increasing attention from scholars and students worldwide

Change Up: An Oral History of 8 Key Events That Shaped Baseball by Larry Burke, Peter Thomas Fornatale

English | March 4th, 2008 | ASIN: B0079ZX2BI, ISBN: 1594861897 | 306 Pages | EPUB | 1.13 MB

Change Up is every fan’s box-seat ticket to a remarkable baseball event: a round-table conversation among the participants themselves about pivotal developments that changed the game, from the 1960s to today. Here, through the eyes and words of star players like Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, and Ichiro Suzuki, baseball legends like Cal Ripken, Earl Weaver, and Jim Bouton, and award-winning writers like David Marainiss, Bob Lipsyte, and Robert Whiting who reported the stories, are vivid and very personal accounts of some of the most important happenings in the history of the sport.
How did the game change with the creation of the players union, the hiring of Frank Robinson as the first black manager, the rise of Latin and Japanese players? From the return of National League baseball to New York to the publication of Ball Four, these are fascinating stories viewed from a unique perspective. Even the most rabid and informed fans will find much that is new in these pages—and they will emerge with a greater understanding and appreciation of the game they love.

Fifty Key Thinkers on History (Routledge Key Guides), 3rd Edition by Marnie Hughes-Warrington

English | August 19, 2014 | ISBN: 0415703581, 041570359X | PDF | 368 pages | 1.7 MB

Fifty Key Thinkers on History is an essential guide to the most influential historians, theorists and philosophers of history. The entries offer comprehensive coverage of the long history of historiography ranging from ancient China, Greece and Rome, through the Middle Ages to the contemporary world. This third edition has been updated throughout and features new entries on Machiavelli, Ranajit Guha, William McNeil and Niall Ferguson. Other thinkers who are introduced include:
Ibn Khaldun
E. H. Carr
Fernand Braudel
Eric Hobsbawm
Michel Foucault
Edward Gibbon
Each clear and concise essay offers a brief biographical introduction; a summary and discussion of each thinker’s approach to history and how others have engaged with it; a list of their major works and a list of resources for further study.