Peter Furtado

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Dejiny národov


Dejiny sú nevyhnutnou súčasťou pohľadu, akým každý národ vníma sám seba, preto často bývajú predmetom sporov. Publikácia prináša príspevky 28 renomovaných historikov, ktorí vlastnými slovami opisujú minulosť svojej krajiny tak, ako ju vnímajú oni a ako sa bežne chápe v ich vlasti. Čitateľ má možnosť pozrieť sa na niektoré známe štáty z netradičného uhla: ako vidia samy seba, ako sa vyrovnávajú s kontroverznými udalosťami svojich dejín a ako si želajú byť vnímané v súčasnosti. Je zaujímavé sledovať, aký odlišný môže byť tento pohľad v porovnaní s optimistickým obrazom prezentovaným napríklad v turistických sprievodcoch.
Egypt, India, Irán, Grécko, Čína, Írsko, Španielsko, Francúzsko, Rusko, Česko, Poľsko, Maďarsko, Turecko, Brazília, Mexiko, Holandsko, Švédsko, Veľká Británia, USA, Austrália, Ghana, Fínsko, Argentína, Kanada, Taliansko, Japonsko, Nemecko, Izrael
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14,20 € 14,95 €

Nemzettörténetek


Huszonnyolc ország huszonnyolc rangos történésze mesél országáról átgondolt, lebilincselő és gyakran szenvedélyes esszékben. Mindegyik földrészről kiválasztottunk legalább egy országot, vannak köztük kicsik és nagyok, érett demokráciák és vallásos diktatúrák, több ezer éves államok és fiatal, 20. századi országok. E válogatás lefedi a világ népességének kétharmadát. Megtudhatjuk, miért erős az Egyesült Államokban a történelem nélküli ország mítosza, és miért becsülik nagyra a történelmet Kínában, ahol a történetírás 3000 éven át kulcsszerepet játszott a hatalom legitimitásának megteremtésében. Egyes országokra, például Egyiptomra és Görögországra nyomasztó súllyal nehezedik dicsőséges régmúltjuk, másoknak, például Németországnak fel kell dolgozniuk a közelmúlt fájdalmas emlékeit. A világ több országában történészvita robbant ki az iskolai tankönyvek tartalma miatt, például Ausztráliában, Oroszországban és Japánban. Ahhoz, hogy megismerjük a világot színesítő, de békéjét néha veszélybe sodró ellentétek okait, meg kell értenünk e mélyebb történelmet. A könyvet kronológiai táblázatok és gondosan kiválasztott, látványos képanyag teszi érdekesebbé. Ez az eredeti, elgondolkodtató és tudományosan megalapozott esszégyűjtemény kihagyhatatlan kalauz világunk jobb megértéséhez.
202 illusztrációval, ebből 157 színes.
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25,54 € 26,88 €

1001 Days That Shaped The World


Although in a way, history is being made every day, some stand out in the memory or learning more than others. These are the days that had the most impact on the people who witnessed them and the greatest consequences for society in the months and years to follow. These are the discoveries that opened up eyes to a wider world, the decisions and acts that steered people from one possible future to another, and the disasters that shocked people into working together for support and community. Man has always recorded history, from the creation of Alexandria, the Roman empire and the ancient classical world, to the calendar, and the first newspaper.
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25,60 € 26,95 €

Great Cities Through Travellers' Eyes


Throughout history, intrepid men and women have related their experiences and perceptions of the world's great cities to bring them alive to those at home. The thirty-eight cities covered in this entertaining anthology of travellers' tales are spread over six continents, ranging from Beijing to Berlin, Cairo to Chicago, Lhasa to London, St Petersburg to Sydney and Rio to Rome.

This volume features commentators across the millennia, including the great travellers of ancient times, such as Strabo and Pausanias; those who undertook extensive journeys in the medieval world, not least Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta; courageous women such as Isabella Bird and Freya Stark; and enterprising writers and journalists including Mark Twain and Norman Lewis. We see the world's great cities through the eyes of traders, explorers, soldiers, diplomats, pilgrims and tourists; the experiences of emperors and monarchs sit alongside those of revolutionaries and artists, but also those of ordinary people who found themselves in remarkable situations, like the medieval Chinese abbot who was shown round the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris by the King of France himself.

Some of the writers seek to provide a straightforward, accurate description of all they have seen, while others concentrate on their subjective experiences of the city and encounters with the inhabitants. Introduced and contextualized by bestselling historian Peter Furtado, each account provides both a vivid portrait of a distant place and time and an insight into those who journeyed there. The result is a book that delves into the splendours and stories that exist beyond conventional guidebooks and websites.
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16,10 € 16,95 €

1001 dnů, které otřásly světem


Každý deň a všade na svete sa niečo deje. Ľudia kupujú a predávajú, budujú a ničia, bojujú a vyjednávajú, žijú a umierajú... a to všetko v malom aj veľkom a každý deň je jedinečný. Niekedy si ani neuvedomíme, nepostrehneme, ako niektoré  z týchto udalostí dramaticky zmenili svet.Plánované vydanie v češtine
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37,91 € 39,90 €

1001 Days That Shaped Our World


The lunar landing, the Watergate break-in, the release of Nelson Mandela, the death of Princess Diana, 9/11 - these triumphs and tragedies are among the many thousands that have shaped our world through the centuries. This remarkable book presents enthralling accounts of 1001 life-changing events that have taken place around the world since the Big Bang. From the foundation of Rome on 21 April 753 BCE to the execution of Saddam Hussein on 30 December 2006, and from the Battle of Marathon on 21 September 490 BCE to the accord in Northern Ireland in 2007, 1001 Days That Shaped the World tells the history of the world through extraordinary moments, decisive encounters, memorable incidents and natural disasters.

Compiled by historian Peter Furtado, and written by an international team of historians, journalists and scientists, 1001 Days That Shaped the World features a detailed and informative account of every event, together with an assessment of the longer-term physical, cultural, social or economic impact. Evocative paintings and dramatic photographs complement the incisive text to make this book the one essential guide you'll need to understand just why the world is what it is today.
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23,70 € 24,95 €

1001: Days That Shaped Our World


This remarkable book presents enthralling accounts of 1001 life-changing events that have taken place around the world since the Big Bang. From the foundation of Rome on 21 April 753bce to the death of Colonel Gaddafi in October 2011, and from the Battle of Marathon on 21 September 490 bce to the rescue of Chilean miners after 69 days trapped underground, 1001 Days That Shaped Our World tells the history of the world through extraordinary moments, decisive encounters, memorable incidents, and natural disasters. Compiled by historian, Peter Furtado, and written by an international team of historians, journalists, and scientists, the book features a detailed and informative account of every event, together with an assessment of the longer term physical, cultural, social or economic impact. Evocative paintings and dramatic photographs complement the incisive text to make this book the one essential guide you'll need to understand just why the world is what it is today.
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25,64 € 26,99 €

History Day by Day - 366 Voices from the Past


`What a wonderful, eclectic daily diet of historical speech! Each entry - one for each day of the year - transports us back to hear the voices of the past, and gives us an empathic, learned, and fascinating insight into the thoughts and feelings of the people of history.' - Suzannah Lipscomb

MAKE EVERY DAY HISTORIC WITH THIS VIVID, DAY-BY-DAY PERSPECTIVE ON 2,500 YEARS OF HUMAN HISTORY.

Following the success of the bestselling Histories of Nations, Peter Furtado brings us 366 telling quotations that offer a window on the past, tying every day in the year to a momentous occasion and bringing it to life with eyewitness accounts and a chronicler's flair. Here are Joan of Arc and Julius Caesar, Galileo and Gandhi, JFK and MLK in their element: battles and treaties, revolutions and discoveries, the joyful ad the grief-stricken. Every day brings a new voice and fresh revelations, while Peter Furtado expertly places events in context to make this both an addictive anthology and a dazzling panorama of world history.
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13,25 € 13,95 €

Plague, Pestilence and Pandemic


Humanity has always been struck by pestilence and pandemics, from the plagues of ancient Egypt to the pox that ravaged Europe in the Middle Ages, to Covid-19. People living through the crises have always recorded what they saw, what they felt, and what they did. Some presented sober facts laced with anecdote, while others produced emotional outpourings; moralists speculated on the origins of the horror, poets distilled the suffering. Doctors described how they were able to advance their understanding of disease and scientists how to cure it, while survivors and the families of victims gave the inside story of the nightmare that develops when a long-feared disease enters your home or your body.

There was a time when to read accounts of the Plague in Wittenburg by Martin Luther or the Great Plague of 1665 by Samuel Pepys - scenes of anguish and woe, empty streets, quarantined houses, closed businesses, overflowing graveyards, heroic doctors and nurses, quack remedies and charlatans - was to enter a disturbing and unfamiliar world. Today, to read the same words is to be hit by a jolt of recognition and understanding. As well as causing a huge loss of life, the Covid pandemic has taught us a great deal about ourselves and the way we live, illuminating tensions at the heart of society. This collection of intimate and revelatory first-hand accounts of pandemics through the ages bears witness to despair, rage, the blackest of humour, heartbreak and hope. These voices hold up a mirror to our own experiences of, and responses to, the crisis today.
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23,70 € 24,95 €

Histories of Nations


National history is a vital part of national self-definition. Most books on the history of the world try to impose a uniform narrative, written usually from a single writer's point of view. Histories of Nations is different: it presents 28 essays written by a leading historian as a 'self-portrait' of his or her native country, defining the characteristics that embody its sense of nationhood. The countries have been selected to represent every continent and every type of state, large and small, and together they make up two-thirds of the world's population. They range from mature democracies to religious autocracies and one-party states, from countries with a venerable history to those who only came into being in the 20th century. In order to get to grips with the national and cultural differences that both enliven and endanger our world, we need above all to understand different national viewpoints - to read the always engaging and often passionate accounts given in this remarkable and unusual book. Original and thoughtprovoking, this is a crucial primer for the modern age.
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12,30 € 12,95 €

Great Cities Through Travellers' Eyes


Throughout history, intrepid men and women have related their experiences and perceptions of the world's great cities to bring them alive to those at home. The thirty-eight cities covered in this entertaining anthology of travellers' tales are spread over six continents, ranging from Beijing to Berlin, Cairo to Chicago, Lhasa to London, St Petersburg to Sydney and Rio to Rome.

This volume features commentators across the millennia, including the great travellers of ancient times, such as Strabo and Pausanias; those who undertook extensive journeys in the medieval world, not least Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta; courageous women such as Isabella Bird and Freya Stark; and enterprising writers and journalists including Mark Twain and Norman Lewis. We see the world's great cities through the eyes of traders, explorers, soldiers, diplomats, pilgrims and tourists; the experiences of emperors and monarchs sit alongside those of revolutionaries and artists, but also those of ordinary people who found themselves in remarkable situations, like the medieval Chinese abbot who was shown round the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris by the King of France himself.

Some of the writers seek to provide a straightforward, accurate description of all they have seen, while others concentrate on their subjective experiences of the city and encounters with the inhabitants. Introduced and contextualized by bestselling historian Peter Furtado, each account provides both a vivid portrait of a distant place and time and an insight into those who journeyed there. The result is a book that delves into the splendours and stories that exist beyond conventional guidebooks and websites.
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30,35 € 31,95 €