This is an accessible, highly illustrated introduction to the history, society, culture and art of Britain when it was a province of the Roman Empire. This is a readable and attractive presentation of Britain's Roman heritage. This is a high-profile subject, as 2010 is the 1600th anniversary of the end of Roman Britain. This title contains beautiful new photography of recently discovered artefacts. Based on the latest research, this is the first all-new book on this subject published by the British Museum in nearly 20 years. For nearly four centuries, Britain was a province on the outer edge of the Roman Empire and developed a distinctively Romano-British culture and way of life. Using the archaeological evidence, ancient written sources and the latest research on surviving artefacts from a child's leather shoe to fascinating letters, from the monumental bronze head of the emperor Hadrian to hoards of stunning gold and silver a picture of Roman Britain is brought vividly to life. Whether for a Roman soldier on the northern frontier or a native British farmer; for a pagan British king or a Christian Roman lady living in a villa, the diversity of lifestyles, experiences and cultures is revealed. Native British traditions of trade and craftsmanship merged with the imported Roman styles and practices to create a unique cultural synthesis, the legacy of which is still visible today in British landscapes, architecture, art and society. Ralph Jackson and Richard Hobbs are curators of Romano-British antiquities in the British Museum. Ralph Jackson is also author of BM Research Publication 181: Cosmetic Sets of Late Iron Age and Roman Britain, which will be published August 2010.
Learn where to buy spices and how to pick the perfect mango! See how naan bread is cooked and taste it fresh from the tandoor oven. Eat Indian street food and kabobs. Drink Indian beer and mango lassi. Taste Modern Pakistani as well as dishes from the four corners of India including Hakka cuisine typically prepared on the china/India border. Enjoy the best butter chicken in Toronto – it’s not a traditional Indian dish but one that was concocted for the British when India was part of the British Empire.
Erscheinungsdatum: 01.02.2014, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: On the Edge of Empire, Titelzusatz: Four British Plans for North East India, 1941-1947, Verlag: Sage, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: SOCIAL SCIENCE // Sociology // General, Rubrik: Soziologie, Seiten: 270, Informationen: HC gerader Rücken kaschiert, Gewicht: 497 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Alongside Sanders of the River and The Four Feathers, this rip-roaring Technicolor adventure completes what became known as Alexander Korda's 'Empire trilogy', made by London Films in the late 1930s. An unabashed celebration of the British Raj, The Drum made a star of Sabu, the young Indian actor who was to become a firm favourite in both British and American films over the coming decade. Also starring Roger Livesey as an Army captain working undercover to monitor arms smuggling and featuring a brilliantly malevolent performance from Oscar nominee Raymond Massey as a murderous royal usurper intent on fomenting rebellion, The Drum is featured here in a brand-new transfer from original film elements, in its original theatrical aspect ratio. SPECIAL FEATURES: Image Gallery Promotional Materials PDF
From 1690-1820, Dublin experienced a period of transformation and architectural development as it became the "second city of the British Empire". On this leisurely tour of Georgian Dublin, you will see how a medieval town became a beautiful centre of trade and culture. You will gain in-depth knowledge of the architectural heritage of the city and hear about the daily lives of those who built and occupied Georgian Dublin.The tour begins at the Georgian House Museum on FitzWilliam Place. On this tour we will visit key Georgian sites such as Trinity College Dublin, Templebar, St. Stephen's Green, the Liberties, the Four Courts, O'Connell Street and the Irish Famine Memorial. We will also be entering the National Gallery to view contemporary paintings, the Long Room Library, and Dublin Castle, seat of the British colony in Ireland.The tour will finish by the river Liffey, at the Famine memorial with the tragic story of Dublin's fall from grace in the 19th century.
A global byword for cinematic quality of a quintessentially British nature, Ealing Studios made more than 150 films over a three-decade period. A cherished and significant part of British film history, only selected films from both the Ealing and Associated Talking Pictures strands have previously been made available on home-video format - with some remaining unseen since their original theatrical release. The Ealing Studios Rarities Collection redresses this imbalance. Featuring new transfers from the best available elements, in their correct aspect ratio, this multi-volume collection showcases a range of scarce films from both Basil Dean's and Michael Balcon's tenure as studio head, making them available once more to the general public. MIDSHIPMAN EASY (1935) In the 1790s, a group of young midshipmen set sail for the first time - little realising they are embarking on an adventure that will see them battling pirates and smugglers. Black and White / 73 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English BRIEF ECSTASY (1937) A remarkable story of love lost and found, as a young couple are separated by circumstance, and plunged into emotional turmoil by a reunion... Black and White / 66 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English THE BIG BLOCKADE (1942) John Mills and Will Hay star in a wartime propaganda docu-drama showing the effects of the Allied blockade of Nazi Germany. Black and White / 71 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English THE FOUR JUST MEN (1939) The Four Just Men unearth two vital clues which point towards a dastardly plan to bring down the whole of the British Empire! Black and White / 81 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English
Legendary British broadcaster, historian and author Bamber Gascoigne charts the history and evolution of Christianity in The Christians - a thought-provoking and challenging documentary series covering two thousand years of history.The first show to be written and presented by Bamber Gascoigne, this four-disc contains all 13 episodes of this acclaimed series for the first time on DVD.Filmed in 1977 in more than 30 countries and broadcast in more than 50 countries worldwide, The Christians is a meticulously constructed, lavishly produced series that describes the experiences and actions of Christians from the birth of Christ, through the Roman Empire, the Renaissance and Lutheran reform to modern times. The series also considers the spread of Christianity, whether by violence - as in the inquisition - or through the travels of missionaries.Disc One:A Peculiar People.The Christian Empire.The Birth Of Europe.Disc Two:Faith And Fear.People Of The Book.Princes And Prelates.Disc Three:Protest And Reform.The Conquest Of Souls.In Search Of Tolerance.Disc Four:Politeness And Enthusiasm.Missions At Home And Abroad.The Roots Of Disbelief.The Godless State?, Legendary British broadcaster, historian and author Bamber Gascoigne charts the history and evolution of Christianity in The Christians - a thought-provoking and challenging documentary series covering two thousand years of history.The first show to be written and presented by Bamber Gascoigne, this four-disc contains all 13 episodes of this acclaimed series for the first time on DVD.Filmed in 1977 in more than 30 countries and broadcast in more than 50 countries worldwide, The Christians is a meticulously constructed, lavishly produced series that describes the experiences and actions of Christians from the birth of Christ, through the Roman Empire, the Renaissance and Lutheran reform to modern times. The series also considers the spread of Christianity, whether by violence - as in the inquisition - or through the travels of missionaries.Disc One:A Peculiar People.The Christian Empire.The Birth Of Europe.Disc Two:Faith And Fear.People Of The Book.Princes And Prelates.Disc Three:Protest And Reform.The Conquest Of Souls.In Search Of Tolerance.Disc Four:Politeness And Enthusiasm.Missions At Home And Abroad.The Roots Of Disbelief.The Godless State?Special Features:None Listed.
In the morning Greeting by our guide at hotel. Start for sightseeing to Bago, on the way to Bago, visit to the Taukkyan War Cemetery which is a cemetery for Allied soldiers from the British Commonwealth who died in battle in Burma during the Second World War. Then we will proceed our excursion to the ancient capital of Bago (formerly known as Pegu). Its classical name is Hamsawaddy and lasted about 300yrs from 1365AD to 1635AD. first visit to the Kyikepun four faces Pagoda images, Shwetharlyaung reclining Buddha image Mon weaving villages, Enjoy lunch at the local Restaurant After lunch, we visit olden Kanbawzathardi Palace of King Bayintnaung the founder of the second Myanmar Empire. Shwemawdaw pagoda the highest stupa which dominated the town.Then we will drive back to Yangon
London’s iconic sites are primarily in the City of Westminster. First settled by Benedictine Monks in the over 1000 years ago, the area grew dramatically under the reign of Edward, the Confessor in the mid-11th century and has been the principle seat of the England’s monarchs almost ever since. In Westminster, government, politics, rebellion and restoration are the order of the day. This is the turf of Tudors, the centre of Civil War, the edifice of empire and the war rooms of Winston. Our Westminster tour will showcase four Royal Palaces, two of London’s Royal Parks, its 2 most famous squares, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and much more. Of course, the focus will predominantly be on Kings, Queens, Dukes, Duchesses and the occasional minister with significant chapters in British history. If you would like to see London’s most illustrious sites and hear the stories behind some of England’s most famous historical figures, this is the tour for you.