Making of Modern South Africa , Conquest, Apartheid, Democracy: CTI Reviews
Roman Conquests: North Africa: Nic Fields
Wars Of Imperial Conquest In Africa, 1830-1914: Bruce Vandervort
The Conquest of German South-West Africa, 1914-1915:A Comprehensive First-Hand Account and History by Two South African Correspondents W. S. Rayner, W. W. O´Shaughnessy
The Making of Modern South Africa:Conquest, Apartheid, Democracy Nigel Worden
Was Christopher Columbus´s voyage to the Americas in 1492 the most important event in the history of the world? Professor Eakin´s provocative answer is a resounding ´´Yes´´ - as he presents his case in an intriguing series of 24 lectures. He argues that the voyage gave birth to the distinct identity of the Americas today by creating a collision between three distinct cultures - European, African, and Native American - that radically transformed the view of the world on both sides of the Atlantic. These thoughtful lectures will remind you that when Columbus completed his voyage, he found a people unlike any he had ever known, living in a land unmentioned in any of the great touchstones of Western knowledge. You´ll learn how the European world, animated by the great dynamic forces of the day, Christianity and commercial capitalism, reacted to Columbus´s discovery with voyages of conquest-territorial, cultural, and spiritual - throughout the New World. And you´ll see the traumatic consequences - not only for the native peoples of the Americas, but for the people of Africa, as well, millions of whom had their lives altered by the transatlantic slave trade that resulted. Yet these lectures are far more than an account of heroes and villains, or victors and victims. They form a dramatic, sweeping tale of the complex blending of three peoples into one-forming new societies and culturesthat were neither European, African, nor Native American, but uniquely American. While Professor Eakin readily identifies his own interpretation of events, he generously showcases competing views, and you´ll benefit enormously from the many works he cites for further study. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marshall C. Eakin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000069/bk_tcco_000069_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An Economic History of South Africa:Conquest, Discrimination, and Development Charles H. Feinstein, Feinstein Charles H.
The French and Indian War was the world´s first truly global conflict. When the French lost to the British in 1763, they lost their North American empire along with most of their colonies in the Caribbean, India, and West Africa. In The French and Indian War and the Conquest of New France, the only comprehensive account from the French perspective, William R. Nester explains how and why the French were defeated. He explores the fascinating personalities and epic events that shaped French diplomacy, strategy, and tactics and determined North America´s destiny. What began in 1754 with a French victory - the defeat at Fort Necessity of young Lieutenant Colonel George Washington - quickly became a disaster for France. The cost in soldiers, ships, munitions, provisions, and treasure was staggering. France was deeply in debt when the war began, and that debt grew with each year. Nester describes missed diplomatic and military opportunities as well as military defeats late in the conflict. Nester masterfully weaves his narrative of this complicated war with thorough accounts of the military, economic, technological, social, and cultural forces that affected its outcome. Listeners learn not only how and why the French lost, but how the problems leading up to that loss in 1763 foreshadowed the French Revolution almost 25 years later. One of the problems at Versailles was the king´s mistress, the powerful Madame de Pompadour, who encouraged Louis XV to become his own prime minister. The bewildering labyrinth of French bureaucracy combined with court intrigue and financial challenges only made it even more difficult for the French to succeed. Ultimately, France lost the war because Versailles failed to provide enough troops and supplies to fend off the English enemy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Benoit. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072626/bk_acx0_072626_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.