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By Carlos Pallán

“Carlos Pallán Gayol nos ofrece en este volumen un resumen de los angeles historia de los mayas. En él, descubrimos que no existió un imperio maya como tal, sino que más bien, había distintas poblaciones mayas que andaban a los angeles gresca un día sí y otro también."(

“Les invito a que se adentren a través de este libro, Breve Historia de los Mayas, dentro de los angeles selva y junto a l. a. entretenida lectura de los angeles obra de Carlos Pallán Gayol observen a los angeles deslumbrante y pura luz de the United States significant todo el devenir de l. a. cultura Maya, su sabiduría y misteriosa mitología, el esplendor de los reyes y reinas, guerreros y sacerdotes que vivieron en majestuosas ciudades dentro de feraces selvas tropicales, los angeles mística que desprenden sus ancestrales jeroglíficos."(

La epopeya de l. a. mayor civilización de Mesoamérica, que persiste con sus señas de identidad en l. a. actualidad. Un pueblo que levantó inmensas pirámides sin conocer los angeles rueda.

La civilización maya fue una de las más importantes de Mesoamérica, sus impresionantes pirámides y construcciones siguen maravillando al mundo, todavía más si se tiene en cuenta que fueron construidas sin usar animales de carga o los angeles rueda o que sus majestuosas ciudades se construyeron ganándole metro a metro a l. a. selva. l. a. cultura maya además, frente a otras como los angeles azteca o los angeles egipcia, ha conservado sus señas de identidad, ha mantenido sus ritos mostrando un falso sincretismo que ocultaba, en un secreto impenetrable que sólo ahora que se han descifrado l. a. mayor parte de sus jeroglíficos o se ha comenzado a rescatar su legado, parece salir a l. a. luz.

Determina Carlos Pallán que los mayas nunca constituyeron un imperio, sino una aglomeración de pueblos en continua batalla, como l. a. Grecia de las polis y desde allí traza un arco cronológico hasta l. a. actualidad en los angeles que aún existen mayas puros en Guatemala y en ciertas zonas de México. Divide l. a. historia de los mayas en tres periodos fundamentales: el Periodo Preclásico en el que presenciaremos los angeles creación de ciudades como Petén y el nacimiento de una agricultura en pugna continua con los angeles selva; en el Periodo Clásico nacerán ciudades tan majestuosas como Palenque; y, por último el Periodo Posclásico o Época de los Grandes Reyes que concluye con el ocaso de los angeles grandeza maya por los angeles colonización española, es los angeles época de esplendor del gran K’uk’ulkaan rey de Cichén Itzá o del Rey Pakal de Palenque que ordenaron l. a. construcción de las impresionantes pirámides. Los últimos capítulos están dedicados a los angeles mitología y los angeles religión de los mayas, que conciben un mundo atemporal previo a los angeles creación del tiempo, y a los logros astronómicos, resaltando las exactas predicciones meteorológicas, o los matemáticos, con una unidad de cálculo con una precisión que en Europa no se daría hasta el S.XII.

Razones para comprar l. a. obra:

• l. a. obra desvela como los angeles asimilación occidental de los mayas no es tal, ya que han mostrado un falso sincretismo, conservando en secreto su cultura.
• los angeles perspectiva del autor es directa, tomando los datos de las fuentes, sin mediación de los establecidos clichés occidentales sobre los mayas.
• los angeles obra muestra datos relevantes basados en las investigaciones más recientes, en los angeles comprensión casi completa que hay actualmente de los jeroglíficos mayas.
• Deja al lector un espacio crítico, enseñándole los diversos logros de esta cultura, por ello, es el lector el que debe separar realidad y mito sobre los angeles civilización más importante de Mesoamérica.

Una investigación amena y absolutamente clarificadora de lo que los mayas supusieron para los angeles historia de América y para nuestra propia historia, y una inmejorable oportunidad de desentrañar esta cultura compleja, pionera y viva.

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Download E-books The Embrace of Unreason: France, 1914-1940 PDF

By Frederick Brown

From acclaimed biographer and cultural historian, writer of For the Soul of France (“Masterful background” —Henry Kissinger), Zola (“Magnificent” —The New Yorker), and Flaubert (“Impeccable” —James wooden, hide, The manhattan instances publication Review)—a fantastic reconsideration of the occasions and the political, social, and non secular hobbies that resulted in France’s embody of Fascism and anti-Semitism. Frederick Brown explores the tumultuous forces unleashed within the kingdom via the Dreyfus Affair and its aftermath and examines how the clashing ideologies—the swarm of ’isms—and their blood-soaked political scandals and inventive hobbies following the horrors of worldwide warfare I led to the country’s period of militant authoritarianism, rioting, violent racism, and nationalistic fervor. We see how those forces overtook the country’s feel of cause, sealing the destiny of a whole state, and resulted in the autumn of France and the increase of the Vichy government.

The include of Unreason alternatives up the place Brown’s earlier ebook, For the Soul of France, left off to inform the tale of France within the many years prime as much as international struggle II.

We see in the course of the lives of 3 writers (Maurice Barrès, Charles Maurras, and Pierre Drieu l. a. Rochelle) how the French intelligentsia grew to become clear of the humanistic traditions and rationalistic beliefs born out of the Enlightenment in desire of submission to authority that under pressure patriotism, militarism, and xenophobia; how French extremists, traumatized by way of the horrors of the battlefront and exalted by way of the glories of wartime martyrdom, attempted to redeem France’s collective identification, as Hitler’s shadow lengthened over Europe.

the writer writes of the Stavisky Affair, named for the infamous swindler whose grandiose Ponzi scheme tarred a variety of political figures and fueled the bloody riots of February 1934, with right-wing paramilitary leagues, already struggling with the global results of the 1929 inventory marketplace crash, decrying Stavisky the Jew because the direct descendant of Alfred Dreyfus and an exemplar of the decaying social order . . . We see the Congress of Writers for the safety of tradition that, in June 1935, assembled Europe’s so much illustrious literati below the sponsorship of the Soviet Union, whose inner feuds expected these acknowledged by way of George Orwell in his Spanish Civil struggle memoir Homage to Catalonia . . .

right here too, pictured because the excellent illustration of Europe’s cultural doomsday, is the Paris World’s reasonable of 1937, that includes huge, immense pavilions, the 1st outfitted via Nazi Germany, the second one through Soviet Russia, every one dealing with the opposite like duelists at the street resulting in the Eiffel Tower, image of the French Republic. And close to them either, a pavilion dedicated to “the paintings of the festival,” during which audio system and monitors insisted that Nazi torchlight parades at Nuremberg may still function a version for France.

Written with ancient perception and seize and made rapid by utilizing newspaper articles, journals, and literary works from the 19th and 20th centuries, The embody of Unreason brings to lifestyles Europe’s darkest sleek years.

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Download E-books BBC History (February 2015) PDF

BBC heritage journal is the UK's bestselling heritage journal. every month we gather major specialists to discover quite a lot of British and overseas historic subject matters – from historical civilisations to the 2 global wars. Our historians take on the most important occasions and personalities of the prior, in addition to shining a gentle on lesser-known parts and explaining how the newest examine alterations our figuring out. each factor additionally incorporates a entire reports part, inspiring principles for history visits, breaking heritage information and the historic history at the back of present occasions.

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Download E-books The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution PDF

By C.L.R. James

A vintage and impassioned account of the 1st revolution within the 3rd World.

This strong, intensely dramatic publication is the definitive account of the Haitian Revolution of 1794-1803, a revolution that started within the wake of the Bastille yet grew to become the version for the 3rd international liberation activities from Africa to Cuba. it's the tale of the French colony of San Domingo, a spot the place the brutality of grasp towards slave was once regular and ingeniously sophisticated. And it's the tale of a slightly literate slave named Toussaint L'Ouverture, who led the black humans of San Domingo in a profitable fight opposed to successive invasions by way of overwhelming French, Spanish, and English forces and within the technique helped shape the 1st self sustaining kingdom within the Caribbean.

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Download E-books Founders as Fathers: The Private Lives and Politics of the American Revolutionaries PDF

By Lorri Glover

Surprisingly, no past publication has ever explored how family members lifestyles formed the political careers of America’s nice Founding Fathers—men like George Mason, Patrick Henry, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. during this unique and intimate portrait, historian Lorri Glover brings to lifestyles the vexing, cheerful, laborious, and occasionally tragic reports of the architects of the yank Republic who, whereas development a kingdom, have been additionally elevating families.
The expenses and outcomes for the households of those Virginia leaders have been nice, Glover discovers: the Revolution remade kin lifestyles at least it reinvented political associations. She describes the colonial families that nurtured destiny revolutionaries, follows the improvement of political and family members values through the innovative years, and shines new mild at the appreciably remodeled international that used to be inherited via nineteenth-century descendants. superbly written and replete with interesting element, this groundbreaking publication is the 1st to introduce us to the founders as fathers.

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Download E-books The President's House: 1800 to the Present The Secrets and History of the World's Most Famous Home PDF

By Margaret Truman

As Margaret Truman is familiar with from firsthand event, residing within the White residence might be exhilarating and maddening, alarming and exhausting–but it truly is definitely by no means uninteresting. half deepest place of abode, half goldfish bowl, and half nationwide shrine, the White home is either an important handle in the US and the main intensely scrutinized. during this wonderful combination of the non-public and ancient, Margaret Truman deals an unforgettable journey of “the president’s condo” around the span of 2 centuries.

Opened (though no longer entire) in 1800 and initially dubbed a “palace,” the White apartment has been interesting from day one. In Thomas Jefferson’s day, it used to be a reeking development website the place congressmen complained of the risks of open garbage pits. Andrew Jackson’s supporters, descending twenty thousand powerful from the backwoods of Kentucky and Tennessee, approximately destroyed where in the course of his first inaugural. Teddy Roosevelt accelerated it, Jackie Kennedy and Pat Nixon redecorated it. via all of the vicissitudes of its heritage, the White condominium has reworked the characters, and infrequently the fates, of its robust occupants.

In The President’s House, Margaret Truman takes us backstage, into the private recesses and onto the airiest balconies, as she finds what it appears like to reside within the White apartment. listed here are hilarious tales of Teddy Roosevelt’s rambunctious kids tossing spitballs at presidential portraits–as good as a heartbreaking account of the tragedy that took place President Coolidge’s younger son, Calvin, Jr. the following, too, is the true tale of the Lincoln bed room and the exciting narrative of the way first girl Dolley Madison rescued a important portrait of George Washington and a replica of the announcement of Independence earlier than British squaddies torched the White apartment in 1814.

Today the 132-room White condo operates as an unique blend of top notch inn and castle, with 1,600 committed employees, an annual funds over $1 billion, and a kitchen that could deal with something from an intimate dinner for 4 to a reception for 2,400. yet ghosts of the prior nonetheless stroll its august corridors–including a phantom whose stopover at President Harry S Truman defined to his daughter in eerie detail.

From the basement swarming with newshounds to the placement Room filled with subtle expertise to the Oval workplace the place the president gets the world’s leaders, the White home is a beehive of relentless job, deal-making, intrigue, gossip, and naturally historical past within the making. during this evocative and insightful ebook, Margaret Truman combines high-stakes drama with the original standpoint of an insider. the final word guided travel of the nation’s most famed residing, The President’s House is actually a countrywide treasure.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction PDF

By Chris Gosden

Some of the favourite elements of contemporary existence aren't any greater than a century or previous, but our deep social constructions and abilities have been in huge degree built through small bands of our prehistoric ancestors many millennia in the past. during this e-book, readers are invited to imagine heavily approximately who we're through contemplating who we've got been.

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