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Scott, Michael 1981-

Works: 19 works in 118 publications in 5 languages and 3,415 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works  Conference papers and proceedings  Travelogues (Television programs)  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Publications about Michael Scott
Publications by Michael Scott
Most widely held works by Michael Scott
Ancient worlds : a global history of antiquity by Michael Scott( Book )
6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 583 libraries worldwide
"Twenty-five-hundred years ago, civilizations around the world entered a revolutionary new era that overturned old order and laid the foundation for our world today. In the face of massive social changes across three continents, radical new forms of government emerged; mighty wars were fought over trade, religion, and ideology; and new faiths were ruthlessly employed to unify vast empires. The histories of Rome and China, Greece and India--the stories of Constantine and Confucius, Qin Shi Huangdi and Hannibal--are here revealed to be interconnected incidents in the midst of a greater drama. In Ancient Worlds, historian Michael Scott presents a gripping narrative of this unique age in human civilization, showing how diverse societies responded to similar pressures and how they influenced one another: through conquest and conversion, through trade in people, goods, and ideas. An ambitious reinvention of our grandest histories, Ancient Worlds reveals new truths about our common human heritage"--Publisher description
From democrats to kings : the brutal dawn of a new world from the downfall of Athens to the rise of Alexander the Great by Michael Scott( Book )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 419 libraries worldwide
Explores how ancient Greece went from a democratic city-state to an monarchical empire, in a book that also looks on parallel issues in the twenty-first century, when war-time and peace-time have become indistinguishable
Delphi and Olympia : the spatial politics of panhellenism in the archaic and classical periods by Michael Scott( Book )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 320 libraries worldwide
"Most people think about the sanctuary of Delphi as the seat of the famous oracle and of Olympia as the site of the Olympic games. The oracle and the games, however, were but two of the many activities ongoing at both sites. This book investigates the physical remains of both sanctuaries to show how different visitors interacted with the sacred spaces of Delphi and Olympia in an important variety of ways during the archaic and classical periods. It highlights how this fluid usage impacted upon, and was itself affected by, the development of the sanctuary space and how such usage influenced the place and relationship of these two sites in the wider landscape. As a result, it argues for the re-evaluation of the roles of Delphi and Olympia in the Greek world and for a re-thinking of the usefulness of the term 'panhellenism' in Greek politics, religion and culture"--
Space and society in the Greek and Roman worlds by Michael Scott( Book )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
"We cannot properly understand history without a full appreciation of the spaces through which its actors moved, whether in the home or in the public sphere, and the ways in which they thought about and represented the spaces of their worlds. In this book Michael Scott employs the full range of literary, epigraphic and archaeological evidence in order to demonstrate the many different ways in which spatial analysis can illuminate our understanding of Greek and Roman society and the ways in which these societies thought of, and interacted with, the spaces they occupied and created. Through a series of innovative case studies of texts, physical spaces and cultural constructs, ranging geographically across North Africa, Greece and Roman Italy, as well as an up-to-date introduction on spatial scholarship, this book provides an ideal starting point for students and non-specialists"--
Risk ( Book )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
"Recent events from the economic downturn to climate change mean that there has never been a better time to be thinking about and trying to better understand the concept of risk. In this book, prominent and eminent speakers from fields as diverse as statistics to classics, neuroscience to criminology, politics to astronomy, as well as speakers embedded in the media and in government have put their ideas down on paper in a series of essays that broaden our understanding of the meaning of risk. After twenty-five years, the prestigious Darwin College Lectures are one of the most popular public lecture series at the University of Cambridge. The risk lectures in 2010 were amongst the most popular yet and, in essay form, they make for a lively and engaging read for specialists and non-specialists alike"--
Ancient worlds : an epic history of East & West by Michael Scott( Book )
11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 149 libraries worldwide
"Historian Michael Scott challenges our traditionally western focused perception of the past, connecting Greco-Roman civilisation to the great rulers and empires that swept across Central Asia to India and China -- resulting in a truly global vision of ancient history. With stunning range and richness "Ancient worlds" illustrates how the great powers and characters of antiquity share ambitions and crises, ways of thinking and forms of governing: connections that only grew stronger over centuries as political systems evolved, mighty armies clashed, universal religions were born and our modern world was foreshadowed, Scott focuses on three epochal "moments" across the ancient globe, and their profound wider significance: from 509-8 BCE (birth of Athenian democracy and Rome's republic, also the age of confucius's teachings in China) ; to 218 BCE (when Hannibal of Carthage challenged Rome and China saw their first Emporer) ; to 312 CE (when Constantinople sought to impose Christianity on the Roman world even as Buddhism was pervading China via the vast trading routes we now know as the "Silk Roads"). A major work of global history, Michael Scott's enthralling journey challenges the way we think about our past, redraws the map of the classical age to reveal its hidden connections, and shows us how ancient history has lessons for our own times."--Inside front cover
M.I. Finley : an ancient historian and his impact by Daniel Jew( Book )
6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
"M. I. Finley (1912-86) was the most famous ancient historian of his generation. He was admired by his peers, and was Professor of Ancient History at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of the British Academy. His unmistakable voice was familiar to tens of thousands of radio listeners, his polemical reviews and other journalism were found all over the broadsheets and weeklies, and his scholarly as well as his popular works sold in very large numbers as Penguin paperbacks. Yet this was also a man dismissed from his job at Rutgers University when he refused to answer the question of whether he was or had ever been a member of the Communist Party. This pioneering volume assesses Finley's achievements and analyses the nature of the impact of this charismatic individual and the means by which he changed the world of ancient history" (Jaquette)
This is Greece ( visu )
3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Modern Greece offers amazing insights into our own history and culture - the birthplace of democracy, and modern political thought. The centre of learning and philosophies that shaped the world. The way in which ancient and modern empires, religions and nations have clashed in war and worked together in peace. Whether it is the ancient Oracles of Delphi or the continuing warm hospitality of Greek communities and families, Michael will guide us through a land that has much to teach the modern viewer about our past and our future. Of course we will cover the Greeks great love of fine food, sailing and nature
Dalla democrazia ai re : la caduta di Atene e il trionfo di Alessandro Magno by Michael Scott( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Italian and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Het wrede ontwaken van een nieuwe wereld : ondergang en herrijzenis van het antieke Griekenland by Michael Scott( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Overzicht van de Griekse geschiedenis van de derde eeuw voor Christus, de tijd van Alexander de Grote
Delfos : historia del centro del mundo antiguo by Michael Scott( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 10 libraries worldwide
The oracle and sanctuary of the Greek god Apollo at Delphi were known as the "omphalos"--The "center" or "navel"--of the ancient world for more than 1000 years. Individuals, city leaders, and kings came from all over the Mediterranean and beyond to consult Delphi's oracular priestess; to set up monuments to the gods in gold, ivory, bronze, marble, and stone; and to take part in athletic and musical competitions. This book provides the first comprehensive narrative history of this extraordinary sanctuary and city, from its founding to its modern rediscovery, to show more clearly than ever before why Delphi was one of the most important places in the ancient world for so long. In this richly illustrated account, Michael Scott covers the whole history and nature of Delphi, from the literary and archaeological evidence surrounding the site, to its rise as a center of worship with a wide variety of religious practices, to the constant appeal of the oracle despite her cryptic prophecies. He describes how Delphi became a contested sacred site for Greeks and Romans and a storehouse for the treasures of rival city-states and foreign kings. He also examines the eventual decline of the site and how its meaning and importance have continued to be reshaped right up to the present. Finally, for the modern visitor to Delphi, he includes a brief guide that highlights key things to see and little-known treasures. A unique window into the center of the ancient world, this book will appeal to general readers, tourists, students, and specialists
From democrats to kings : the brutal dawn of a new world from the downfall of Athens to the rise of Alexander the Great by Michael Scott( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Athens, 404 BC. The democratic city-state has been ravaged by a long and bloody war with neighbouring Sparta. Less than 100 years later, Athens and the rest of Greece, not to mention a large part of the known world, has come under the control of an absolute monarch, a master of self-publicity anda model for despots for millennia to come, Alexander the Great - container
Los mundos clásicos : una historia épica de Oriente y Occidente by Francisco García Lorenzana( Book )
4 editions published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Este apasionante libro da vida a algunos de los momentos más importantes de la historia antigua, momentos que han dado forma no solo a la política y la cultura de épocas pasadas, sino a instituciones, ideas y fantasías de nuestro tiempo. Yuval Noah Harari, autor de Sapiens. Michael Scott cuestiona nuestro punto de vista tradicional del pasado, centrado en Occidente, conectando la civilización grecoromana con los grandes gobernantes e imperios que se extendieron a lo largo de Asia central hasta la India y China, dando como resultado una visión realmente global de la época clásica. Una obra fascinante que cuestiona nuestra manera de pensar sobre el pasado, rediseña el mapa de la época clásica y nos muestra como la historia antigua alberga lecciones para nuestro tiempo
The joy of pregnancy : the complete, candid, and reassuring companion for parents-to-be by Tori Kropp( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
This comprehensive guide to pregnancy and birth provides a chapter for each month of gestation and another for the postpartum period, covering such topics as fetal development, the effects of pregnancy on the mother's body, and how to prepare for the newborn baby as well as for the delivery
Delphoi : to kentro tou archaiou kosmou by Michael Scott( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The rise and fall of Rome by Polybius( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Congress proceedings : Congress 2000 urban development from 2000 into the next millennium : 12-16 March 2000, Sydney, Australia by National Congress of the Urban Development Institute of Australia( Book )
in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Nothing is impossible : a supporter's view of Swindon Town's championship season, 1985\6 by Chris G Scott( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Scott, Michael C. 1981-
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