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The Genealogy Sourcebook

Author: Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780737300079
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Explains how to use available sources and resources to trace one's lineage, offering actual case studes to demonstrate how the research is conducted and organized

The Family Tree Sourcebook

Author: Editors of Family Tree Magazine
Publisher: Family Tree Books
ISBN: 9781440308840
Size: 38.35 MB
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The one book every genealogist must have! &break;&break;Whether you're just getting started in genealogy or you're a research veteran, The Family Tree Sourcebook provides you with the information you need to trace your roots across the United States, including: &break;&break; Research summaries, tips and techniques, with maps for every U.S. state&break;&break; Detailed county-level data, essential for unlocking the wealth of records hidden in the county courthouse&break;&break; Websites and contact information for libraries, archives, and genealogical and historical societies&break;&break; Bibliographies for each state to help you further your research &break;&break;You'll love having this trove of information to guide you to the family history treasures in state and county repositories. It's all at your fingertips in an easy-to-use format–and it's from the trusted experts at Family Tree Magazine!

The Source

Author: Loretto Dennis Szucs
Publisher: Ancestry Publishing
ISBN: 9781593312770
Size: 15.25 MB
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Genealogists and other historical researchers have valued the first two editions of this work, often referred to as the genealogist's bible."" The new edition continues that tradition. Intended as a handbook and a guide to selecting, locating, and using appropriate primary and secondary resources, The Source also functions as an instructional tool for novice genealogists and a refresher course for experienced researchers. More than 30 experts in this field--genealogists, historians, librarians, and archivists--prepared the 20 signed chapters, which are well written, easy to read, and include many helpful hints for getting the most out of whatever information is acquired. Each chapter ends with an extensive bibliography and is further enriched by tables, black-and-white illustrations, and examples of documents. Eight appendixes include the expected contact information for groups and institutions that persons studying genealogy and history need to find.""

History Of The Franks

Author: Gregory Bishop of Tours
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Size: 30.36 MB
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Written in the 6th century by Gregory, the Bishop of Tours, "Historia Francorum," translated as History of the Franks, is a ten volume work that recounts the world's history from creation, focusing on the movement of Christianity into Gaul, an ancient region corresponding to modern France, Belgium, the south Netherlands, Southwest Germany, and northern Italy.

Christianity In The Later Roman Empire A Sourcebook

Author: David M. Gwynn
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441180397
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This sourcebook gathers into a single collection the writings that illuminate one of the most fundamental periods in the history of Christian Europe. Beginning from the Great Persecution of Diocletian and the conversion of Constantine the first Christian Roman emperor, the volume explores Christianity's rise as the dominant religion of the Later Roman empire and how the Church survived the decline and fall of Roman power in the west and converted the Germanic tribes who swept into the western empire. These years of crisis and transformation inspired generations of great writers, among them Eusebius of Caesarea, Ammianus Marcellinus, Julian 'the Apostate', Ambrose of Milan, John Chrysostom, Jerome and Augustine of Hippo. They were also years which saw Christianity face huge challenges on many crucial questions, from the evolution of Christian doctrine and the rise of asceticism to the place of women in the early Church and the emerging relationship between Church and state. All these themes will be made accessible to specialists and general readers alike, and the sourcebook will be invaluable for students and teachers of courses in history and church history, the world of late antiquity, and religious studies.

Athenian Democracy A Sourcebook

Author: Luca Asmonti
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441147764
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This volume presents a wide range of literary and epigraphic sources on the history of the world's first democracy, offering a comprehensive survey of the key themes and principles of Athenian democratic culture. Beginning with the mythical origins of Athenian democracy under Theseus and describing the historical development of Athens' democratic institutions through Solon's reforms to the birth of democracy under Cleisthenes, the book addresses the wider cultural and social repercussions of the democratic system, concluding with a survey of Athenian democracy in the Hellenistic and Roman age. All sources are presented in translation with full annotation and commentary and each chapter opens with an introduction to provide background and direction for readers. Sources include material by Aristotle, Homer, Aristophanes, Herodotus, Thucydides, Cicero, Tacitus and many others. The volume also includes an A-Z of key terms, an annotated bibliography with suggestions for further reading in the primary sources as well as modern critical works on Athenian democracy, and a full index.

Greek And Roman Sexualities A Sourcebook

Author: Jennifer Larson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441153373
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Since the publication of Foucault's History of Sexuality the volume of Classical scholarship on gender, sexuality and the body has steadily increased in tandem with the expansion of these topics in other areas of the Humanities. This volume will provide readers with a substantial selection of primary sources documenting sexualities, sexual behaviors, and perceptions of sex, sexuality, gender, and the body among people in the ancient Greco-Roman world. The coverage will begin with Homer in the eighth century BCE and will focus most heavily on Classical Greece and Rome from the Republic to the early Empire, though sources reflecting societal changes in later antiquity and a selection of Jewish and Christian readings will also be included. Authors will include Hippocrates, Plato, Aristotle, Galen, Ovid and Plutarch, with each chapter including one or two substantial 'focal' readings. The materials will include poetry, history, oratory, medical and philosophical writings, letters, and inscriptions, both public and private.


Author: Prudence J. Jones
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806137414
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This fascinating sourcebook documents what we know of Cleopatra and also shows how she has evolved through the lens of interpretation.

Fiefs And Vassals

Author: Susan Reynolds
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0198206488
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Fiefs and Vassals has changed our view of the medieval world. It offers a fundamental challenge to orthodox conceptions of feudalism. Susan Reynolds argues that the concepts of the fief and of vassalage, as understood by historians of medieval Europe, were constructed by post-medieval scholars from the works of medieval academic lawyers and tha they provide a bad guide to the realities of medieval society. This is a radical new examination of relations between rulers, nobles, and freemen, the distillation of wide-ranging research by a leading medieval historian. It has revolutionized the way we think of the Middle Ages.