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Roman Disasters

Author: Jerry Toner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745676685
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Roman Disasters looks at how the Romans coped with, thought about, and used disasters for their own ends. Rome has been famous throughout history for its great triumphs. Yet Rome also suffered colossal disasters. From the battle of Cannae, where fifty thousand men fell in a single day, to the destruction of Pompeii, to the first appearance of the bubonic plague, the Romans experienced large scale calamities.Earthquakes, fires, floods and famines also regularly afflicted them. This insightful book is the first to treat such disasters as a conceptual unity. It shows that vulnerability to disasters was affected by politics, social status, ideology and economics. Above all, it illustrates how the resilience of their political and cultural system allowed the Romans to survive the impact of these life-threatening events. The book also explores the important role disaster narratives played in Christian thought and rhetoric. Engaging and accessible, Roman Disasters will be enjoyed by students and general readers alike.

Roman Military Disasters

Author: Paul Chrystal
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473873967
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Over some 1200 years, the Romans proved adept at learning from military disaster and this was key to their eventual success and hegemony. Roman Military Disasters covers the most pivotal and decisive defeats, from the Celtic invasion of 390 BC to Alaric's sack of Rome in AD 410. Paul Chrystal details the politics and strategies leading to each conflict, how and why the Romans were defeated, the tactics employed, the generals and the casualties. However, the unique and crucial element of the book is its focus on the aftermath and consequences of defeat and how the lessons learnt enabled the Romans, usually, to bounce back and win.

Beautiful Disaster

Author: Jamie McGuire
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 3492962408
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Als sie Travis begegnet, ist nichts mehr wie zuvor. Abby fühlt sich unwiderstehlich von ihm angezogen, obwohl er alles ist, was sie nicht will: ein stadtbekannter Womanizer, arrogant, unverschämt – aber leider auch unverschämt sexy. Abby lässt sich auf eine Wette mit ihm ein und gerät in einen Strudel aus Zuneigung und Zurückweisung, Hingabe und Leidenschaft, der beide bis an ihre Grenzen treibt ...

Walking Disaster

Author: Jamie McGuire
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 3492964532
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Travis ist hart im Nehmen. Aufgewachsen in einer Familie von Männern, weiß er sich durchzuschlagen. Er ist bekannt als Weiberheld und Kämpfer. Alle Jungs möchten an seiner Stelle sein, alle Mädchen an seiner Seite. Doch Abby ist anders. Sie schenkt ihm keine Bewunderung und schmachtet ihn nicht aus ihren großen, grauen Augen an. Sie wirkt unschuldig und zerbrechlich, aber Travis spürt, dass sie ein dunkles Geheimnis verbirgt. Er ist fasziniert von ihr, und er macht sich daran, das zu tun, was er seiner Mutter versprochen hat: Er kämpft für seine Liebe. Unaufhaltsam.

Flirting With Disaster

Author: Annie Kelly
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644572712
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Sie ist seine Lehrerin ... ... aber er erteilt ihr eine prickelnde Lektion. Damit hat Hyacinth nun wirklich nicht gerechnet: Als sie ihren Job als Lehrerin antritt, sitzt in ihrer Klasse ausgerechnet der gutaussehende Kerl, dem sie eine Woche zuvor in einem Club beim Bodypainting nähergekommen ist! Dabei kam Smith Asher ihr gar nicht wie ein Schüler vor. Hyacinth ist klar, dass sie jede Verbindung zu ihm so schnell wie möglich kappen muss, wenn sie nicht beide in Schwierigkeiten geraten wollen. Zudem scheint Smith irgendetwas mit den Drogengeschäften zu tun zu haben, die an der Schule vor sich gehen. Doch bald wird das Verlangen zu groß, um es weiter zu ignorieren ... Der erste Band der unwiderstehlichen ‹Flirting with Disaster›-Serie. «Eine süße Geschichte mit einem interessanten Plot, der immer mehr an Fahrt aufnimmt. Ich empfehle «Flirting with Disaster» allen, die schwierige Umstände, einen heißen Helden und eine Heldin mit einem Herz aus Gold suchen.» (Harlequinjunkie.com)

Natural Disasters And Cultural Change

Author: John Grattan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134604904
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Human cultures have been interacting with natural hazards since the dawn of time. This book explores these interactions in detail and revisits some famous catastrophes including the eruptions of Thera and Vesuvius. These studies demonstrate that diverse human cultures had well-developed strategies which facilitated their response to extreme natural events.

Historical Disasters In Context

Author: Andrea JANKU
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136476253
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Growing concerns about climate change and the increasing occurrence of ever more devastating natural disasters in some parts of the world and their consequences for human life, not only in the immediately affected regions, but for all of us, have increased our desire to learn more about disaster experiences in the past. How did disaster experiences impact on the development of modern sciences in the early modern era? Why did religion continue to play such an important role in the encounter with disasters, despite the strong trend towards secularization in the modern world? What was the political role of disasters? Historical Disasters in Context illustrates how past societies coped with a threatening environment, how societies changed in response to disaster experiences, and how disaster experiences were processed and communicated, both locally and globally. Particular emphasis is put on the realms of science, religion, and politics. International case studies demonstrate that while there are huge differences across cultures in the way people and societies responded to disasters, there are also many commonalities and interactions between different cultures that have the potential to alter the ways people prepare for and react to disasters in future. To explain these relationships and highlight their significance is the purpose of this volume.

Entertaining Disasters

Author: Nancy Spiller
Publisher: Catapult
ISBN: 1582439885
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In print, FW, the unnamed freelance Food Writer of Nancy Spillers sardonic debut novel, Entertaining Disasters, lives high on the food chain in the heady realm of L.A.s culinary journalism scene. She waxes poetic about her hip home gatherings, thinly veiling the identities of her Hollywood guest list. But in reality, FWs been inventing the dinner parties she writes about because social paralysis sets in at the very thought of a real guest in her fabulous—or is it shabby?—hillside home. Enter the glossy food magazine editor, new in town, who wants an invitation to one of her bashes, and the panic-stricken journey from fantasy hostess to reality bites is on. Entertaining Disasters—at turns whimsical and deeply affecting—chronicles the struggle FW faces in the week before she hosts her first real dinner party in ages. At the same time, her estranged sister threatens to drop by, her husband takes off, and her house implodes. In the way of Nora Ephrons Heartburn, Spillers book is filled with the fabulous culinary lore and delicious-sounding recipes that have made FWs writing such popular foodie mania. Now all she has to do is somehow bring this fantasy world into workaday reality.

Pompey The Great Routledge Revivals

Author: John Leach
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317752511
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To Romans of later generations the three decades between the dictatorships of Sulla and of Caesar were the age of Pompey the Great. In spite of the central role he played in Roman history, he remains a shadowy figure compared with the likes of Caesar and Cicero. Pompey the Great, first published in 1978, traces the career of this enigmatic character from his first appearance in public life on the staff of his father Strabo during the Social War, through his early military campaigns as Sulla’s lieutenant in the Civil War 83-82, as the Senate’s general in Italy and Spain during the 70s, to his first consulship with Crassus in 70. The important commands against the pirates and Mithridates, the alliance with Caesar, its eventual collapse into civil war, and the significance of Pompey’s constitutional position for an understanding of the later Augustan settlement war are all discussed with clarity and insight.