Empire of Destruction

Empire of Destruction

Author: Alex J. Kay

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300262537

Category: History

Page: 400

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The first comparative, comprehensive history of Nazi mass killing – showing how genocidal policies were crucial to the regime’s strategy to win the war Nazi Germany killed approximately 13 million civilians and other non-combatants in deliberate policies of mass murder, mostly during the war years. Almost half the victims were Jewish, systematically destroyed in the Holocaust, the core of the Nazis’ pan-European racial purification programme. Alex Kay argues that the genocide of European Jewry can be examined in the wider context of Nazi mass killing. For the first time, Empire of Destruction considers Europe’s Jews alongside all the other major victim groups: captive Red Army soldiers, the Soviet urban population, unarmed civilian victims of preventive terror and reprisals, the mentally and physically disabled, the European Roma and the Polish intelligentsia. Kay shows how each of these groups was regarded by the Nazi regime as a potential threat to Germany’s ability to successfully wage a war for hegemony in Europe. Combining the full quantitative scale of the killings with the individual horror, this is a vital and groundbreaking work.

The Tragedy of Empire

The Tragedy of Empire

Author: Michael Kulikowski

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674660137

Category: History

Page: 441

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Michael Kulikowski traces two hundred years of Roman history during which the Empire became ungovernable and succumbed to turbulence and change. A sweeping political narrative, The Tragedy of Empire tells the story of the Western Roman Empire’s downfall, even as the Eastern Empire remained politically strong and culturally vibrant.

The Incas, Or the Destruction of the Empire of Peru, Vol. 1 of 2 (Classic Reprint)

The Incas, Or the Destruction of the Empire of Peru, Vol. 1 of 2 (Classic Reprint)

Author: Jean François Marmontel

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 0259476315

Category:

Page: 302

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Excerpt from The Incas, or the Destruction of the Empire of Peru, Vol. 1 of 2 I hope, one day, to record in the annals of your augufl Allies, that firfi and magni heent epoch of your Majefiy's reign, that Revolution fo necefl'ary, Sire, as it may well be ftiled, -to the happinefs of your fubjeels, fince it was atchieved withom vi olence on the one fide, and without refill anoe on the other. But this tefiimony vixich I fhall'bear to Sweden's Benefaelor and Deliverer, will not be made public till I am no more; when the tomb, inac ceflible as well to Hope as Fear, will be the warrant of my fircerity. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Incas

The Incas

Author: Jean-Francois Marmontel

Publisher: Gale Ecco, Print Editions

ISBN: 1385495154

Category:

Page: 302

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The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. Rich in titles on English life and social history, this collection spans the world as it was known to eighteenth-century historians and explorers. Titles include a wealth of travel accounts and diaries, histories of nations from throughout the world, and maps and charts of a world that was still being discovered. Students of the War of American Independence will find fascinating accounts from the British side of conflict. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ National Library of Wales T204838 Dublin: printed by A. Stewart for the Company of booksellers, 1797. 2v.; 12°