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Papyri From Hermopolis and Other Documents of the Byzantine Period

Rees, B.R.

ISBN 10: 0563487186 / ISBN 13: 9780563487180
Published by Egypt Exploration Society, London, 1964
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Graeco-Roman Memoirs, No. 42. A beautifully clean, crisp hardcover reprint of the 1964 edition in fine condition. No DJ, as issued. Bookseller Inventory # 025936

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Title: Papyri From Hermopolis and Other Documents ...

Publisher: Egypt Exploration Society, London

Publication Date: 1964

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

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Change, sometimes gentle and subtle, more often shocking and violent - shattering ideals and shifting perspectives - is again the dynamic of this, the second volume of Schama's history of Britain. "The British wars began on the morning of July 23 1637, and the first missiles launched were stools. They flew down the nave of St. Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh and their targets were the Dean and Bishop of Edinburgh..." The first round of the British wars had been fired, and fired on grounds of faith. Over the next 200 years, other battles on other battlegrounds would be waged and would rage - both at home and abroad, on sea and on land, up and down the length of burgeoning Britain, and across three continents - Europe,America and India. Most of the British wars would be wars of faith - waged on wide-ranging grounds of political or religious conviction - between Republicans and Royalists, Catholics and Protestants, Tories and Whigs, colonialists and natives. Many of the British battles would be fought on battlefields far from Britain, as far afield as Quebec and Calcutta. Yet the wars of the British remain essentially British wars - fought by the British, for the British and between the British. But who exactly were the British and what were they fighting for ? The answers unravel as the the story of "The Wars of the British" unfolds. It is a story of revolution and reaction, of inspiration and disillusion, of progress and catastrophe, of huge gains and massive losses, of battles fought against the odds, as when Robert Clive stood at Plassey, or James Wolfe fell at Quebec.

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Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University. His award-winning books, translated into fifteen languages, include Citizens, Landscape and Memory, Rembrandt's Eyes, A History of Britain, The Power of Art, Rough Crossings, The American Future, The Face of Britain and The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE - 1492). His art columns for the New Yorker won the National Magazine Award for criticism and his journalism has appeared regularly in the Guardian and the Financial Times where he is Contributing Editor. He has written and presented more than fifty films for the BBC on subjects as diverse as Tolstoy, American politics, and The Story of the Jews and is co-presenter of a new landmark series on the history of world art, Civilisations.

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