• Au cours de l'histoire, nombreuses sont les guerres qui changèrent le paysage politique et culturel du monde. Source de bouleversements, de destructions et de violences, elles contribuèrent néanmoins à l'évolution de la création artistique. En effet, malgré les événements traumatisants qu'elles engendrent, les guerres inspirent les artistes depuis toujours. Ces derniers immortalisent ces moments dramatiques en des oeuvres qui sont autant de précieux témoignages pour toutes les générations.

    Ce livre offre au lecteur les illustrations des batailles les plus connues et autres scènes de guerre. Composé de textes d'écrivains célèbres, cet ouvrage s'accompagne, en outre, du texte de référence de Sun Tzu, stratège militaire légendaire de Chine. De l'antique Gaulois agonisant au Guernica de Picasso, ce livre propose un panorama captivant des oeuvres inspirées par les guerres qui façonnèrent l'humanité.

  • This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Maria Mavroudi, Professor of History at UC Berkeley. Maria Mavroudi specializes in the study of the Byzantine Empire and this wide-ranging conversation explores her extensive research on the Byzantine Empire and how it has repeatedly been undervalued by historians despite its having been a military and cultural powerhouse for more than a millennium.

    This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, Beyond the High-School Narrative, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:

    I. Becoming A Byzantinist - Inspiration and motivation
    II. Historical Background - Byzantine beginnings
    III. The High-School Narrative - History as a cultural mirror
    IV. Recovering Truth - A never-ending goal
    V. Building Knowledge - Standing on the shoulders of giants
    VI. Annotated Discoveries - Leo the Mathematician, for example
    VII. A Translational Discovery - From Arabic to Greek, surprisingly
    VIII. Arrows of Causality - Consequential greatness
    IX. Decline - A matter of opinion?
    X. Extracting Meaning - Interpreting human experiences
    XI. Ever-Moving Targets - Arab-Greek bilingualism and its implications

    About Ideas Roadshow Conversations Series:

    This book is part of an expanding series of 100+ Ideas Roadshow conversations, each one presenting a wealth of candid insights from a leading expert in a focused yet informal setting to give non-specialists a uniquely accessible window into frontline research and scholarship that wouldn't otherwise be encountered through standard lectures and textbooks. For other books in this series visit our website: https://ideas-on-film.com/ideasroadshow/.

  • This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Josiah Ober, Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis Professor in Honor of Constantine Mitsotakis Professor of Political Science and Classics at Stanford University. This extensive conversation includes topics such as the serendipitous factors that led him to study the classical world, the insights that examining rhetoric provide about ancient Athenian society, and how social media might help us fruitfully recreate aspects of the past. Through an engaging dialogue format Josiah Ober discusses his insights that the ancient Athenians didn't just happen to stumble upon the idea of democracy-they somehow managed to make it work in practice for the better part of 200 years, all the while facing many of the same divisive societal pressures that we are currently grappling with.

    This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, Back to the Future, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:

    I. Cutting One's Wisdom Teeth - How a girlfriend's dental work leads to Thucydides
    II. Digging Deeper - Contrasting wars and lurking contradictions
    III. Battling Iron Laws - Athenian democracy as a counterexample
    IV. Feet to the Fire? - Using new and old media to keep politicians on point
    V. Why Athens? - Addressing elite capture and economic and political equality
    VI. Dissent - Critiquing our system or our values
    VII. Enter Aristotle - The perils of being a cat in a box
    VIII. Increasing Eudaimonia - Improving democracy
    IX. Dignity - An essential ingredient of a flourishing democracy
    X. Keeping It Real - Engaging the general public with scholarly insights

    About Ideas Roadshow Conversations Series:

    This book is part of an expanding series of 100+ Ideas Roadshow conversations, each one presenting a wealth of candid insights from a leading expert in a focused yet informal setting to give non-specialists a uniquely accessible window into frontline research and scholarship that wouldn't otherwise be encountered through standard lectures and textbooks. For other books in this series visit our website: https://ideas-on-film.com/ideasroadshow/.

  • Anglais Quest for Freedom

    Howard Burton

    This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and intellectual historian Quentin Skinner, Barber Beaumont Professor Emeritus of the Humanities at Queen Mary University of London. Quentin Skinner is considered to be one of the founders of the Cambridge School of the history of political thought. This thoughtful, detailed conversation examines how Quentin Skinner came to appreciate the importance of the distinction between the modern view of freedom and the so-called neo-Roman view, together with what it implies for our current and future political understanding.

    This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, Status Symbols, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:

    I. Paradoxical Origins - Puzzled by Machiavelli
    II. Presupposing the State - The triumph of the modern liberal view
    III. The Perils of Arbitrary Power - Becoming a slave
    IV.Freedom, Applied - Contemporary politics through the lens of arbitrary power
    V. Rhetoric - Closely examining another classical Roman idea
    VI. Reshaping a Moral World - Recovering important ideas
    VII. Question and Answer - Resisting the lure of the canonical

    About Ideas Roadshow Conversations Series:

    This book is part of an expanding series of 100+ Ideas Roadshow conversations, each one presenting a wealth of candid insights from a leading expert in a focused yet informal setting to give non-specialists a uniquely accessible window into frontline research and scholarship that wouldn't otherwise be encountered through standard lectures and textbooks. For other books in this series visit our website: https://ideas-on-film.com/ideasroadshow/.

  • Dieses Buch präsentiert eindrucksvolle Bilder berühmter Schlachten und Kriegsszenen, begleitet von dem ikonischen Text des legendären, chinesischen Militärstrategen Sun Tzu. Von Uccellos Die Schlacht von San Romano bis zu Picassos Gernica wirft dieses Buch einen Blick auf vom Krieg inspirierte Kunstwerke.

  • Over the course of history, many wars have changed the political and cultural landscape of our world. While these events are defined by their upheaval and violence, they frequently contribute to the formation of the identity of entire generations or groups of people, and thus have significant cultural effects. Despite the physical and emotional destruction that occurs during these turbulent periods, they have inspired prolific artistic creation. In the wake of traumatic events over the centuries, a myriad of artists have produced works that immortalise the most dramatic moments of these wars in order to establish them in history forever.

    This book presents beautiful images depicting famous battles and war scenes, accompanied by the iconic text of the legendary Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu, as well as texts documenting notable moments of different wars, each written by well-known writers. From Uccello's The Battle of San Romano to Picasso's Guernica, this work offers a captivating look at artworks inspired by war and what they reveal about humanity's history.

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