A Traveller's History of Spain

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Author: Juan Lalaguna

Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781566563246

Category: Historic sites

Page: 292

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This book will unlock the secrets of Spain's vibrant and colorful past, its people and culture for the interested traveler. It takes the reader on a journey from the earliest settlements on the Iberian Peninsula, through the influences of the Romans, the Goths, and the Muslims, the traumas of expansion and the end of the Empire, right up to the present. Maps and line drawings.

A Traveller's History of Australia

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Author: John H. Chambers

Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated

ISBN: 9781566563239

Category: Travel

Page: 347

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Essential reading for travelers who wish to enjoy the amazing diversity of Australia, this book outlines the history of that great southern democracy from the arrival of the earliest Aborigines some 50 or 60,000 years ago to the preparations for the Sydney Olympics in the year 2000. Maps and line drawings.

A Traveller's History of France

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Author: Robert Cole

Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated

ISBN: 9781566562805

Category: History

Page: 238

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The Traveller's History series is designed for travellers who want more historical background on the country they are visiting than can be found in a tour guide. Each volume offers a complete and authoritative history of the country from the earliest times up to the present day. A Gazetteer cross-referenced to the main text pinpoints the historical importance of sights and towns. Illustrated with maps and line drawings, this literate and lively series makes ideal before -you-go reading, and is just as handy tucked into suitcase or backpack.

A traveller's history of China

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Author: Stephen G. Haw

Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781566561808

Category: History

Page: 310

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"A Traveller's History of China provides a concise and fascinating journey from the country's earliest beginning right up to the creation of the economic powerhouse that is modern day China." "Stephen Haw carries the reader back in time to the prehistoric civilizations of 4,000 years ago, to the centuries of China's silk trade with the less developed countries of Europe. Some of the most significant inventions of the pre-modern world, including paper, gunpowder, and the magnetic compass, originated in China and were then transmitted to the West. The author describes the glories of the Tang and Song dynasties, which saw the creation of the great Chinese cities to the period of its decline and the efforts of Europe to conquer and subdue this giant land. It covers the tumult and triumphs of the Chinese revolution and the dramatic changes in political policies since the late 1970s, which have now made it one of the world's fastest developing countries." "A comprehensive and illuminating look at the rich history of this dynamic country and an easy-to-use reference source."--BOOK JACKET.

Paris for Families

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Author: Larry Lain

Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated

ISBN: 9781566563604

Category: Travel

Page: 276

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"Paris for Families" explores the city's history and culture through walking tours that will keep the kids enthralled. It is the guide for everything readers need to know about making the most of their money, finding a home away from home in the city, and putting together an itinerary that is both practical and fun. Photos and illustrations.

Paris in America

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Author: Edouard Laboulaye

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1429015527

Category: History

Page: 384

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Universal Historical Dictionary

Or, Explanation of the Names of Persons and Places in the Departments of Biblical, Political, and Ecclesiastical History, Mythology, Heraldry, Biography, Bibliography, Geography, and Numismatics. Illustrated by Portraits and Medallic Cuts

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Author: George Crabb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: N.A

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