This history of modern Iran is not a survey in the conventional sense but an ambitious exploration of the story of a nation. It offers a revealing look at how events, people, and institutions are shaped by currents that sometimes reach back hundreds of years. The book covers the complex history of the diverse societies and economies of Iran against the background of dynastic changes, revolutions, civil wars, foreign occupation, and the rise of the Islamic Republic. Abbas Amanat combines chronological and thematic approaches, exploring events with lasting implications for modern Iran and the world. Drawing on diverse historical scholarship and emphasizing the 20th century, he addresses debates about Iran´s culture and politics. Political history is the driving narrative force, given impetus by Amanat´s decades of research and study. He layers the book with discussions of literature, music, and the arts; ideology and religion; economy and society; and cultural identity and heritage. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Perkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012188/bk_tant_012188_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This lecture series takes you on a far-reaching journey around the globe - from China to the Americas to New Zealand - to shed light on how two dozen of the top discoveries, inventions, political upheavals, and ideas since 1400 have shaped the modern world. In just 24 thought-provoking lectures, you´ll get the amazing story of how life as we know it developed. Starting in the early 15th century and culminating in the age of social media, you´ll encounter astounding threads that weave through the centuries, joining these turning points in ways that may come as a revelation. You´ll also witness turning points with repercussions we can only speculate about because they are still very much in the process of turning. Professor Liulevicius doesn´t merely recount the greatest events of history, but rather has selected true catalysts in provoking changes in worldview. Some of the events you´ll investigate, including the discovery of the New World and the fall of the Berlin Wall, will immediately resonate as watershed moments. The global significance of other pivotal events may only become apparent through the detailed analysis contained in these lectures, such as the publication of the Enlightenment-era Encyclopédie and the Russo-Japanese War - which has been historically overshadowed by the two world wars that followed. As you discover how turning points such as the discovery of penicillin and the opening of East Berlin hinged on chance, accident, and, in some cases, sheer luck, you´ll realize how easily history might have played out differently. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000330/bk_tcco_000330_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you want to know how modern life got to where it is today? Hear about the 50 most important events in modern history, from the Industrial Revolution to the present day. This book is perfect for history lovers. Author James Weber did the research and compiled this huge list of events that changed the course of history forever. Some of them include: The defeat of Napoleon in 1815 The spring of Nations in 1848 Einstein´s theory of relativity in 1905 The first motorized airplane flight in 1903 Gandhi´s civil disobedience in 1947 The global financial crisis in 2007 And many many more Download your copy now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069754/bk_acx0_069754_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As fathers of nations, presidents have a huge role in the socioeconomic progress of countries. Because of that, presidents help kids secure a better future. But among the many presidents, there are those that have created the most impact to the youth. This book lists down the best of them. Encourage your child to listen today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jo Acre. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123095/bk_acx0_123095_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the fascinating tale of human emergence, survival, and growth. Of our colorful past. Of world history. Discover how we became all that we are today on a trip across the globe that spans 200,000 years of human history. Tour: The Stone Age, development of tools, domestication of animals, and the beginnings of farming. The onset of recorded human history, classical Greece, the Indian Middle Kingdom, and the Qin dynasty. The Middle Ages and the eruptions of Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam. The Age of Enlightenment, Industrial Revolution, and the Scientific Revolution. Follow humankind through the earliest civilizations in Mesopotamia, the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, the Renaissance, Age of Discovery, and the French and American Revolutions. Meet the historical personalities that propelled us forward including Buddha, Confucius, Genghis Khan, Christopher Columbus, Martin Luther, and Karl Marx. History of the World: Ancient History in Mesopotamia to Modern History - The Events, People, and Leaders that Shaped Our Planet offers a tantalizing glimpse of our vast and varied history that is sure to inspire further study. Along the way, you will glimpse the intertwining of culture that led to our modern technology, science, arts, religions, and literature; discovering how our ancestor’s belief systems, thoughts, and culture inform who we are today. You’ll learn how old ways can be better than modern methods and how current practices changed the face of the globe, for better or worse. Start your journey into world history today with History of the World: Ancient History in Mesopotamia to Modern History - The Events, People and Leaders that Shaped Our Planet. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Sadzin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100556/bk_acx0_100556_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Violence and Visibility in Modern History:1st ed. 2013