eBook-Tipp: 24 Hours – Historische Sachbücher im Verlag Michael O’Mara

Michael O’Mara Books ist ein kleiner, familiengeführter Verlag in Privatbesitz in Großbritannien. Das Unternehmen wurde 1985 in London von dem amerikanischen Expatriate Michael O’Mara aus Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, und seiner britischen Frau Lesley gegründet.

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24 Hours in Ancient Rome

Historisches Sachbuch von Philip Matyszak

Walk a day in a Roman’s sandals. What was it like to live in one of the ancient world’s most powerful and bustling cities – one that was eight times more densely populated than modern day New York? In this entertaining and enlightening guide, bestselling historian Philip Matyszak introduces us to the people who lived and worked there. In each hour of the day we meet a new character – from emperor to slave girl, gladiator to astrologer, medicine woman to water-clock maker – and discover the fascinating details of their daily lives.

Philip L. Matyszak ist ein britischer Sachbuchautor, der hauptsächlich historische Werke zum antiken Rom verfasst. “A very illumination and enjoyable romp through the folks who made up the ’normal‘ people of Roman society and how they probably lived their lives.” (Leser) (324 Rezensionen / 4,4 Sterne), 273 Seiten noch günstig?

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24 Hours in Ancient Athens

Historisches Sachbuch von Philip Matyszak

Athens, 416 BC. A tenuous peace holds. The city-state’s political and military might are feared throughout the ancient world; it pushes the boundaries of social, literary and philosophical experimentation in an era when it has a greater concentration of geniuses per capita than at any other time in human history. Yet even geniuses go to the bathroom, argue with their spouse and enjoy a drink with friends. Few of the city’s other inhabitants enjoy the benefits of such a civilized society, though – as multicultural and progressive as Athens can be, many are barred from citizenship.

Philip L. Matyszak diesmal in Athen. “Each chapter is packed with facts but in the context of (usually) true stories to make this a very readable book.” (Leserin) (125 Rezensionen / 4,3 Sterne), 273 Seiten noch günstig?

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24 Hours in Ancient Egypt

Historisches Sachbuch von Donald P Ryan

Ancient Egypt wasn’t all pyramids, sphinxes and gold sarcophagi. For your average Egyptian, life was tough, and work was hard, conducted under the burning gaze of the sun god Ra. During the course of a day in the ancient city of Thebes (modern-day Luxor), Egypt’s religious capital, we meet 24 Egyptians from all strata of society – from the king to the bread-maker, the priestess to the fisherman, the soldier to the midwife – and get to know what the real Egypt was like by spending an hour in their company. We encounter a different one of these characters every hour and in every chapter, and through their eyes see what an average day in ancient Egypt was really like.

Donald P. Ryan ist ein amerikanischer Archäologe, Ägyptologe, Schriftsteller und Mitglied der Abteilung für Geisteswissenschaften an der Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. “The variety of characters covered allows for a considerable breadth of information on life for the rich and the poor.” (Leser) (161 Rezensionen / 4,3 Sterne), 273 Seiten noch günstig?

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24 Hours in Ancient China

Historisches Sachbuch von Yijie Zhuang

Travel back to AD 17, during the fourth year of the reign of Wang Mang of the Han dynasty, a vibrant and innovative era full of conflicts and contradictions. But as different as the Han culture might have been to other great ancient civilizations, the inhabitants of ancient China faced the same problems as people have for time immemorial: earning enough money, coping with workplace dramas and keeping your home in order . although the equivalent in this era was more about bribing inspectors, avoiding bullying from abusive watchmen and trying to keep your house from being looted by Huns.

Dr. Yijie Zhuang promovierte in Archäologie an der Universität Cambridge und ist jetzt als assoziierter Professor für chinesische Archäologie am Institut für Archäologie des University College London tätig. “Like the other books in this series, this is social history at its most enjoyable. Twenty four characters are used as vehicles that show us how people lived their everyday lives at different levels of ancient society.” (Leser) (89 Rezensionen / 3,9 Sterne), 232 Seiten noch günstig?

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