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The Book Geschiedenis van de wereld in 100 voorwerpen
The Author Neil MacGregor
The Publisher Spectrum
Release Date2011-12-02
Genre History
Pages
ISBN 9789000304066
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 'Zeer intelligent, verrukkelijk geschreven en uitermate fascinerend.' - The Spectator Een geschiedenis van de wereld in 100 voorwerpen biedt een heel originele benadering van de geschiedenis van de mensheid. Het gebruikt de voorwerpen die oude beschavingen hebben achtergelaten als venster, waardoor we de werelden kunnen onderzoeken van de mensen die daar en toen leefden. Maar niet alleen oude beschavingen komen aan bod. Neil MacGregor geeft ons een blik in het leven van de makers en gebruikers van al deze 100 voorwerpen: vanaf de oertijd tot aan het heden. MacGregor's doel is om ons zoveel mogelijk te vertellen over het belang van de voorwerpen; over een stenen pilaar die de gepreekte tolerantie van een Indiase keizer tegen zijn volk laat zien, over de Spaanse munten die het begin van de globale valuta betekenden, over een zilveren beker die de Romeinse dubbele houding ten opzichte van homoseksualiteit demonstreert, of over een Victoriaans servies dat de impact van een rijk onthult. Elk hoofdstuk dompelt de lezer onder in een vervlogen beschaving en elk hoofdstuk is prachtig geïllustreerd met het betreffende voorwerp. De geschiedenis is hier een caleidoscoop, vol met prachtige beelden en verrassende verhalen die onze wereld op een tot nu toe onbekende manier presenteren. Spectrum maakt deel uit van Uitgeverij Unieboek | Het Spectrum bv Houten - Antwerpen www.unieboekspectrum.nl nur 680


The Book A History of the World in 100 Objects
The Author Neil MacGregor
The Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date2011-10-06
Genre History
Pages 640
ISBN 9780141966830
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This book takes a dramatically original approach to the history of humanity, using objects which previous civilisations have left behind them, often accidentally, as prisms through which we can explore past worlds and the lives of the men and women who lived in them. The book's range is enormous. It begins with one of the earliest surviving objects made by human hands, a chopping tool from the Olduvai gorge in Africa, and ends with an object from the 21st century which represents the world we live in today. Neil MacGregor's aim is not simply to describe these remarkable things, but to show us their significance - how a stone pillar tells us about a great Indian emperor preaching tolerance to his people, how Spanish pieces of eight tell us about the beginning of a global currency or how an early Victorian tea-set tells us about the impact of empire. Each chapter immerses the reader in a past civilisation accompanied by an exceptionally well-informed guide. Seen through this lens, history is a kaleidoscope - shifting, interconnected, constantly surprising, and shaping our world today in ways that most of us have never imagined. An intellectual and visual feast, it is one of the most engrossing and unusual history books published in years.


The Book Duitsland
The Author Neil MacGregor
The Publisher Overamstel Uitgevers
Release Date2015-09-07
Genre History
Pages 640
ISBN 9789048827664
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: De geschiedenis van de laatste 150 jaar is in hoge mate bepaald door één natie: Duitsland. Aanstichter van twee wereldoorlogen. Twee keer vernietigend verslagen. Verantwoordelijk voor de grootste genocide in de geschiedenis van de mensheid. Tot op de grond toe afgebroken. Tot twee keer toe herrezen uit de puinhopen van haar eigen geweld. Verdeeld, verkaveld, maar opnieuw uitgegroeid tot de dominante macht in Europa. Wat weten we eigenlijk van de bewogen geschiedenis van Duitsland? En hoe kijken de Duitsers naar zichzelf en hun eigen historie? Vijfentwintig jaar na de vorming van het nieuwe, herenigde Duitsland, op 3 oktober 1990, peilt Neil MacGregor, directeur van het British Museum, ziel en wezen van Duitsland en de Duitsers. In dertig briljante, rijk geïllustreerde beschouwingen beschrijft hij 600 jaar Duitse geschiedenis. Wat maakt Duitsland tot Duitsland? MacGregor vertelt het verhaal aan de hand van honderden mensen, voorwerpen, plaatsen, kunstwerken, gebouwen, geschriften. Het gaat over worst, bier, porselein, over schrijvers, schilders en politici, over Goethe, Dürer en Bismarck, over Kant en Gutenberg, over wetenschap, filosofie, muziek, literatuur, kunst, architectuur, industrie. Over de drukpers en de Volkswagen Kever. Over Bauhaus en Buchenwald. Over de betekenis van de Rijn en over de taal van Luther, Heinrich Heine, Thomas Mann en de gebroeders Grimm. Over de etsen van Dürer en de cantates van Bach. Over speelgoed, glaswerk, schilderijen en de oorlogsmonumenten van Ernst Barlach. En over 'Made in Germany'. Neil MacGregors Duitsland is cultuurgeschiedenis op zijn allerbest - een boek zoals nooit eerder over Duitsland geschreven is. 'Een meesterlijk boek... Iedereen die iets van Duitsland wil begrijpen, moet dit lezen!' ANTONY BEEVOR '600 jaar Duitsland in briljante en rijk geïllustreerde beschouwingen.' NRC HANDELSBLAD


The Book A History of the World in 100 Objects
The Author Jerold Angelus
The Publisher
Release Date2011-04-15
Genre History
Pages 100
ISBN 6134922633
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A History of the World in 100 Objects is a joint project of BBC Radio 4 and the British Museum, comprising a 100-part radio series written and presented by British Museum director Neil MacGregor. In 15-minute presentations broadcast on weekdays on Radio 4, MacGregor used objects of ancient art, industry, technology and arms, all of which are in the British Museum's collections, as an introduction to parts of human history. The series, four years in planning, began on 18 January 2010 and was broadcast over 20 weeks. A book to accompany the series, A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor, was published by Allen Lane on 28 October 2010. The programme series, described as "a landmark project," is billed as 'A history of humanity' told through a hundred objects from all over the world in the British Museum's collection


The Book A History of Football in 100 Objects
The Author Gavin Mortimer
The Publisher Profile Books
Release Date2012-10-04
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 503
ISBN 9781847659057
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: What does a turnip have in common with a pair of 500 sunglasses? They've both played a pivotal role in football history. Following on from Neil MacGregor's groundbreaking The History of the World in 100 Objects, Gavin Mortimer provides a quirky and unique take on the beautiful game told through its defining objects. A History of Football in 100 Objects begins on the momentous day in October 1863 when several men in frock coats formed the Football Association. Ever since, the sport has continually evolved - and created new ways to thrill and infuriate its billions of followers along the way. If you've ever wanted to know when footballers started to feign injury, why an old sock helped Pel become a global legend or how a draper's letter changed football, you'll find the answer in this fascinating history of invention, ingenuity, indiscipline - and sometimes inebriation. From the inaugural red card to a Buddhist shrine, each of the objects selected gives us an intimate glimpse of an unexpected truth behind footie mythology.


The Book A History of the World in 100 Objects
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date2018
Genre World history
Pages 240
ISBN 9461614659
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book A History of the World in 100 Objects
The Author British Museum
The Publisher
Release Date2016-02-01
Genre Material culture
Pages
ISBN 1925040283
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book A History of Norfolk in 100 Objects
The Author John A. Davies
The Publisher History PressLtd
Release Date2012-05-01
Genre History
Pages 128
ISBN 0752461621
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A history of Norfolk in 100 objects


The Book A History of the World in 100 Objects
The Author Mark Kilfoyle
The Publisher
Release Date2010
Genre
Pages 87
ISBN OCLC:774193046
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book 80 jaar oorlog
The Author Gijs van der Ham
The Publisher Atlas Contact
Release Date2018-09-29
Genre Art
Pages
ISBN 9789045037714
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: ‘80 jaar oorlog’, van Gijs van der Ham en met bijdragen van anderen is een boek gebaseerd op verhalen uit de gelijknamige NTR-serie en de tentoonstelling in het Rijksmuseum, en vertelthet verloop van de oorlog aan de hand van tijdloze thema’s, objecten die een rol speelden in het conflict, kunstwerken en persoonlijke getuigenissen. Op verrassende – en soms schokkende – wijze laat het boek zien hoe onderwerpen als tolerantie, godsdienstvrijheid, zelfbeschikkingsrecht en identiteit een cruciale rol speelden in het ontstaan van het huidige Nederland en België. Er zijn talloze verhalen te vertellen over de Tachtigjarige Oorlog (1568–1648. Verhalen over glansrijke overwinningen en tactische meesterzetten, maar ook over wapengekletter, vluchtelingen en terreur. Begrippen als de Beeldenstorm, het Leidens Ontzet, de slag bij Nieuwpoort en namen als Alva, Van Oldenbarnevelt en Piet Hein zijn in het nationaal geheugen gegrift. Maar hoe zijn deze gebeurtenissen en personen met elkaar te verbinden,en waarom is dit conflict nog steeds van belang? ’80 jaar oorlog’ geeft antwoord op deze vragen.


The Book A History of the Church in 100 Objects
The Author Mike Aquilina
The Publisher Ave Maria Press
Release Date2017-10-20
Genre Religion
Pages 448
ISBN 9781594717512
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The star of Bethlehem exemplifies the birth of Jesus, the Wittenberg Door is synonymous with the Protestant Reformation, and “the pill” symbolizes the sexual revolution. It’s “stuff” that helps tell the story of Christianity. In this unique, rich, and eye-catching book, popular Catholic author and EWTN host Mike Aquilina tells the Christian story through the examination of 100 objects and places. Some, like Michelangelo's Pietà, are priceless works of art. Others, like a union membership pen, don’t hold much monetary value. But through each of them, Aquilina offers a memorable and rewarding look at the history of the Church. When Catholics tell their story, they don’t just write it in books. They preserve it in memorials, monuments, artifacts, and museums. They build grand basilicas to house tiny relics. In this stunning book, Aquilina, together with his writer-daughter Grace, show how the history of the Church didn’t take place shrouded in the mists of time. It actually happened and continues to happen through things that we can see and sometimes hold in our hand. The Christian answer to Neil MacGregor's New York Times bestseller A History of the World in 100 Objects, Aquilina’s A History of the Church in 100 Objects introduces you to: The Cave of the Nativity (the importance of history, memory, and all things tangible) Catacomb niches (the importance of Rome, bones, and relics of the faith) Ancient Map of the World (the undoing of myths about medieval science) Stained Glass (representative of Gothic cathedrals) The Holy Grail (Romance literature and the emergence of writing for the laity) Loaves and fish (a link from Jesus to the sacrament of the Eucharist) The Wittenberg Door (Martin Luther and the onset of the Reformation) Each of these and the 93 other items and places in the book tell part of the Christian story. Each is an essential piece of the story of our salvation. God makes himself known and accessible through material things, always accommodating himself to our condition. It is, after all, the condition he created for us—spiritual and material—and the form he assumed for our salvation.


The Book History of the World in 100 Modern Objects
The Author Francesca Hornak
The Publisher Pavilion Books
Release Date2015-10-15
Genre Humor
Pages 208
ISBN 9781911042051
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Since Spring 2013, Francesca Hornak has been writing a hugely popular column in the Sunday Times Style section, 'History of the World in 100 Modern Objects'. Featuring a different iconic object each week, the column explores contemporary middle-class life through the objects we fetishise. Each column is a little vignette about a different character, such as Izzy, who's 26 and interns at Kelly Hoppen and gets into a spat with her flatmate about a twee Oliver Bonas cake stand, Nick, 40, who's considering the safety aspects of his children's bike trailer and remembering his old DJing days, and Philippa, 64, who's tussling with her Sky TV remote after her divorce. Funny, charming and sometimes poignant, each column is an evocative slice of modern life. The columns are accompanied by crisp, colourful illustrations by the illustrator James Joyce, which make the book into a design object itself.


The Book A History of Stirling in 100 Objects
The Author Elspeth King
The Publisher History PressLtd
Release Date2011-03-01
Genre History
Pages 144
ISBN 0752459325
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A History of the World in 100 Objects by the British Museum and the BBC is a project which has fired the public imagination throughout the land. This is the first published tribute act, demonstrating that the local, the national, and the international are always present, wherever the place, and that the world is where we live. This enthralling book features 100 objects—all from the archive of the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum—that each tell a fascinating history of Stirling. It will appeal to everyone interested in finding out more about the people, places, and past practices of Stirling through the artefacts and relics of times gone by.


The Book A History of the Universe in 100 Objects
The Author James Goss
The Publisher Random House
Release Date2012
Genre Fiction
Pages 256
ISBN 9781849904810
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Presents the history of the "Doctor Who" television universe through one hundred objects, including the Ultima machine, the Mona Lisa, TARDIS, and axonite.


The Book A History of Women in 100 Objects
The Author Maggie Andrews
The Publisher The History Press
Release Date2018-02-23
Genre History
Pages 352
ISBN 9780750987196
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The history of the world has been told in objects. But what about the objects that tell the history of women? What are the items that symbolize the journey of women from second-class citizens with no legal rights, no vote and no official status to the powerful people they are today? And what are the objects that still oppress women? From the corset to the pill, the typewriter to the first pair of women’s trousers and the invention of IVF – there are objects through history that document the developing role of women in society. This story is told here by two leading historians with a lightness of touch that will appeal to all those interested in women’s history, whatever their age.


The Book A History of New York in 101 Objects
The Author Sam Roberts
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date2014-09-23
Genre History
Pages 336
ISBN 9781476728803
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: “Delightfully surprising….A portable virtual museum…an entertaining stroll through the history of one of the world’s great cities” (Kirkus Reviews), told through 101 distinctive objects that span the history of New York, almost all reproduced in luscious, full color. Inspired by A History of the World in 100 Objects, Sam Roberts of The New York Times chose fifty objects that embody the narrative of New York for a feature article in the paper. Many more suggestions came from readers, and so Roberts has expanded the list to 101. Here are just a few of what this keepsake volume offers: -The Flushing Remonstrance, a 1657 petition for religious freedom that was a precursor to the First Amendment to the Constitution. -Beads from the African Burial Ground, 1700s. Slavery was legal in New York until 1827, although many free blacks lived in the city. The African Burial Ground closed in 1792 and was only recently rediscovered. -The bagel, early 1900s. The quintessential and undisputed New York food (excepting perhaps the pizza). -The Automat vending machine, 1912. Put a nickel in the slot and get a cup of coffee or a piece of pie. It was the early twentieth century version of fast food. -The “I Love NY” logo designed by Milton Glaser in 1977 for a campaign to increase tourism. Along with Saul Steinberg’s famous New Yorker cover depicting a New Yorker’s view of the world, it was perhaps the most famous and most frequently reproduced graphic symbol of the time. Unique, sometimes whimsical, always important, A History of New York in 101 Objects is a beautiful chronicle of the remarkable history of the Big Apple. “The story [Sam Roberts] is telling is that of New York, and he nails it” (Daily News, New York).


The Book Shakespeare s Restless World
The Author Neil MacGregor
The Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date2012-10-04
Genre Social Science
Pages 240
ISBN 9781846146763
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: From Neil MacGregor, the acclaimed creator of A History of the World in 100 Objects and the Director of the British Museum, comes a unique, enthralling exploration of the age of William Shakespeare to accompany a new BBC Radio 4 series. Shakespeare lived through a pivotal period in human history. With the discovery of the New World, the horizons of Old Europe were expanding dramatically - and long-cherished certainties were crumbling. Life was exhilaratingly uncertain. What were Londoners thinking when they went to see Shakespeare's plays? What was it like living in their world? Here Neil MacGregor looks at twenty objects from Shakespeare's life and times, and uncovers the fascinating stories behind them. The objects themselves range from the grand (such as the hoard of gold coins that make up the Salcombe treasure) to the very humble, like the battered trunk and worn garments of an unknown pedlar. But in each case, they allow MacGregor to explore issues as diverse as piracy and Islam, Catholicism and disguise. MacGregor weaves the histories of objects into the words of Shakespeare's plays themselves to suggest to us where his ideas about religion, national identity, the history of England and the world, human nature itself, may have come from. The result is a fresh and thrilling evocation of Shakespeare's world.


The Book A History of the Future in 100 Objects
The Author Adrian Hon
The Publisher
Release Date2013-12-07
Genre Future, The
Pages 243
ISBN 0955181097
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book A History of Cricket in 100 Objects
The Author Gavin Mortimer
The Publisher Profile Books
Release Date2013-06-06
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 320
ISBN 9781847659590
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Once the preserve of the English, now, for nations the world over, summertime means cricket bats to be oiled, rain forecasts analysed and tea in the pavilion. Cricket has enthralled us since the seventeenth century. But what is it about the game that provokes such fervour? Award-winning sports author Gavin Mortimer calls together a cast of salt-of-the-earth Yorkshiremen, American billionaires and dashing Indian princes to tell the strange and remarkable tale of cricket's journey from medieval village sport of 'club-ball' to the global media circus graced by superstars from Denis Compton to Sachin Tendulkar. If you've ever wanted to know what a hoop skirt has to do with overarm bowling, why England fight Australia over a burnt bail, or how to avoid tickling a jaffa in the corridor of uncertainty, Mortimer chalks up a stunning century of tales in the first truly accessible global history of cricket.


The Book Germany
The Author Neil MacGregor
The Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date2014-11-13
Genre History
Pages 416
ISBN 9780241008348
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: From Neil MacGregor, the author of A History of the World in 100 Objects, this is a view of Germany like no other Today, as the dominant economic force in Europe, Germany looms as large as ever over world affairs. But how much do we really understand about it, and how do its people understand themselves? In this enthralling new book, Neil MacGregor guides us through the complex history, culture and identity of this most mercurial of countries by telling the stories behind 30 objects in his uniquely magical way. Beginning with the fifteenth-century invention of the Gutenberg press, MacGregor ventures beyond the usual sticking point of the Second World War to get to the heart of a nation that has given us Luther and Hitler, the Beetle and Brecht - and remade our world again and again. This is a view of Germany like no other. Neil MacGregor has been Director of the British Museum since August 2002. He was Director of the National Gallery in London from 1987 to 2002. His celebrated books include A History of the World in 100 Objects, now translated into more than a dozen languages and one of the top-selling titles ever published by Penguin Press, and Shakespeare's Restless World.