Imperium

Imperium Author Robert Harris
ISBN-10 0743293878
Year 2006-09-19
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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From the bestselling author of Fatherland and Pompeii, comes the first novel of a trilogy about the struggle for power in ancient Rome. In his “most accomplished work to date” (Los Angeles Times), master of historical fiction Robert Harris lures readers back in time to the compelling life of Roman Senator Marcus Cicero. The re-creation of a vanished biography written by his household slave and righthand man, Tiro, Imperium follows Cicero’s extraordinary struggle to attain supreme power in Rome. On a cold November morning, Tiro opens the door to find a terrified, bedraggled stranger begging for help. Once a Sicilian aristocrat, the man was robbed by the corrupt Roman governor, Verres, who is now trying to convict him under false pretenses and sentence him to a violent death. The man claims that only the great senator Marcus Cicero, one of Rome’s most ambitious lawyers and spellbinding orators, can bring him justice in a crooked society manipulated by the villainous governor. But for Cicero, it is a chance to prove himself worthy of absolute power. What follows is one of the most gripping courtroom dramas in history, and the beginning of a quest for political glory by a man who fought his way to the top using only his voice—defeating the most daunting figures in Roman history.

Imperium

Imperium Author Ryszard Kapuscinski
ISBN-10 9780804150712
Year 2013-07-24
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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Ryszard Kapuscinski's last book, The Soccer War -a revelation of the contemporary experience of war -- prompted John le Carre to call the author "the conjurer extraordinary of modern reportage." Now, in Imperium, Kapuscinski gives us a work of equal emotional force and evocative power: a personal, brilliantly detailed exploration of the almost unfathomably complex Soviet empire in our time. He begins with his own childhood memories of the postwar Soviet occupation of Pinsk, in what was then Poland's eastern frontier ("something dreadful and incomprehensible...in this world that I enter at seven years of age"), and takes us up to 1967, when, as a journalist just starting out, he traveled across a snow-covered and desolate Siberia, and through the Soviet Union's seven southern and Central Asian republics, territories whose individual histories, cultures, and religions he found thriving even within the "stiff, rigorous corset of Soviet power." Between 1989 and 1991, Kapuscinski made a series of extended journeys through the disintegrating Soviet empire, and his account of these forms the heart of the book. Bypassing official institutions and itineraries, he traversed the Soviet territory alone, from the border of Poland to the site of the most infamous gulags in far-eastern Siberia (where "nature pals it up with the executioner"), from above the Arctic Circle to the edge of Afghanistan, visiting dozens of cities and towns and outposts, traveling more than 40,000 miles, venturing into the individual lives of men, women, and children in order to Understand the collapsing but still various larger life of the empire. Bringing the book to a close is a collection of notes which, Kapuscinski writes, "arose in the margins of my journeys" -- reflections on the state of the ex-USSR and on his experience of having watched its fate unfold "on the screen of a television set...as well as on the screen of the country's ordinary, daily reality, which surrounded me during my travels." It is this "schizophrenic perception in two different dimensions" that enabled Kapuscinski to discover and illuminate the most telling features of a society in dire turmoil. Imperium is a remarkable work from one of the most original and sharply perceptive interpreters of our world -- galvanizing narrative deeply informed by Kapuscinski's limitless curiosity and his passion for truth, and suffused with his vivid sense of the overwhelming importance of history as it is lived, and of our constantly shifting places within it.

Imperium

Imperium Author Christian Kracht
ISBN-10 9780374709860
Year 2015-07-14
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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An outrageous, fantastical, uncategorizable novel of obsession, adventure, and coconuts In 1902, a radical vegetarian and nudist from Nuremberg named August Engelhardt set sail for what was then called the Bismarck Archipelago. His destination: the island Kabakon. His goal: to found a colony based on worship of the sun and coconuts. His malnourished body was found on the beach on Kabakon in 1919; he was forty-three years old. Christian Kracht's Imperium uses the outlandish details of Engelhardt's life to craft a fable about the allure of extremism and its fundamental foolishness. Engelhardt is at once a sympathetic outsider—mocked, misunderstood, physically assaulted—and a rigid ideologue, and his misguided notions of purity and his spiral into madness presage the horrors of the mid-twentieth century. Playing with the tropes of classic adventure tales like Treasure Island and Robinson Crusoe, Kracht's novel, an international bestseller, is funny, bizarre, shocking, and poignant—sometimes all on the same page. His allusions are misleading, his historical time lines are twisted, his narrator is unreliable—and the result is a novel that is also a mirror cabinet and a maze pitted with trapdoors. Both a provocative satire and a serious meditation on the fragility and audacity of human activity, Imperium is impossible to categorize, and utterly unlike anything you've read before.

Imperium

Imperium Author Ryszard Kapuściński
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105006045608
Year 1994
Pages 331
Language en
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
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The author, a Polish journalist, describes his experiences traveling all across Russia during the years 1989 to 1991 and shares his impressions of the people and the changes brought about by the fall of Communism

Imperium

Imperium Author Francis Parker Yockey
ISBN-10 9780956183576
Year 2013-01-14
Pages 926
Language en
Publisher The Palingenesis Project (Wermod and Wermod Publishing Group)
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Written without notes in Ireland, and first published pseudonymously in 1948, Imperium is Francis Parker Yockey’s masterpiece. It is a critique of 19th-century rationalism and materialism, synthesising Oswald Spengler, Carl Schmitt, and Klaus Haushofer’s geopolitics. In particular, it rethinks the themes of Spengler’s The Decline of the West in an effort to account for the United States’ then recent involvement in World War II and for the task bequeathed to Europe’s political soldiers in the struggle to unite the Continent—heroically, rather than economically—in the realisation of the destiny implied in European High Culture. Yockey’s radical attack on liberal thought, especially that embodied by Americanism (distinct from America or Americans), condemned his work to obscurity, its appeal limited to the post-war fascist underground. Yet, Imperium transcents both the immediate post-war situation and its initial readership: it opened pathways to a deconstruction of liberalism, and introduced the concept of cultural vitalism— the organic conceptualisation of culture, with all that attends to it. These contributions are even more relevant now than in their day, and provide us with a deeper understanding of, as well as tools to deal with, the situation in the West in current century. It is with this in mind that the present, 900-page, fully-annotated edition is offered, complete with a major foreword by Dr Kerry Bolton, Julius Evola’s review as an afterword (in a fresh new translation), a comprehensive index, a chronology of Yockey's life, and an appendix, revealing, for the first time, much previously unknown information about the author's genealogical background.

Imperium

Imperium Author Keith Laumer
ISBN-10 9780743499033
Year 2005
Pages 465
Language en
Publisher Baen Books
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The Lord of the Timelines explores alternate realities and parallel worlds that include an Earth destroyed in an atomic holocaust, an Earth where the Magna Carta was never signed, and an Earth where homo sapiens stand at the lowest point on the biological spectrum, in an omnibus edition that includes Worlds of the Imperium, Assignment in Nowhere, and The Other Side of Time.

Worlds of the Imperium

Worlds of the Imperium Author Keith Laumer
ISBN-10 9780486808666
Year 2017-01-18
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Courier Dover Publications
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American diplomat Brion Bayard is on assignment in Stockholm when he notices he's being shadowed. Before he can escape, Bayard is kidnapped and transported to a parallel universe: the Imperium, where history has taken a different turn and the British Empire and its allies rule the world. Yet another parallel world exists, and the Imperium has a task there for their reluctant visitor: the impersonation and assassination of a global dictator who happens to be Bayard's otherworldly double. This adventurous, action-packed novel is the work of award-winning author Keith Laumer, creator of the Bolo and Reteif stories. Science-fiction enthusiasts, especially those who enjoy alternate histories, will savor the twists and turns of this imaginative thriller.

Imperium

Imperium Author Hilary Davies
ISBN-10 UOM:39015061446509
Year 2005
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Enitharmon Press
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Imperium opens with a high seriousness rare in contemporary poetry. Seven 'sacraments’ - meditations on those moments at which the sacred can still touch our lives - are followed by nineteen sonnets dedicated to the 'dismembered spirit’ of the poet’s father. But the collection is dominated by the title poem, a fine successor to the historical sequences which distinguished Hilary Davies’ last collection, In a Valley of This Restless Mind. Using a range of voices and perspectives, she creates a narrative of the Napoleonic Wars, taking us from Chatham Docks to Aboukir, from a Glamorgan foundry to Trafalgar. Here and in the book’s final sequence, 'Southwark’, which swings between a prehistoric 'wattenmeer’ and the London of 1958, then back to Roman times via a wonderfully riotous Elizabethan South Bank, Davies satisfies us both emotionally and intellectually, drawing from her historical sources a rich, invigorating music.

Imperium

Imperium Author Robert Harris
ISBN-10 9781409021629
Year 2010-09-07
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Random House
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'Masterful' Sunday Times Ancient Rome is the setting for the stunning new novel from Robert Harris, the number one bestselling author of Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel and Pompeii. When Tiro, the confidential secretary of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain of events which will eventually propel his master into one of the most famous courtroom dramas in history. The stranger is a Sicilian, a victim of the island's corrupt Roman governor, Verres. The senator is Cicero, a brilliant young lawyer and spellbinding orator, determined to attain imperium - supreme power in the state. This is the starting-point of Robert Harris's most accomplished novel to date. Compellingly written in Tiro's voice, it takes us inside the violent, treacherous world of Roman politics, to describe how one man - clever, compassionate, devious, vulnerable - fought to reach the top.

Imperium

Imperium Author Ulrich Leitner
ISBN-10 9783593395036
Year 2011-11
Pages 305
Language de
Publisher Campus Verlag
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Imperien sind ein zentrales Thema der Geschichts- und Politikwissenschaften. Mit den USA und dem Imperium Romanum analysiert Ulrich Leitner die zwei prominentesten »Imperien« der modernen politologischen und althistorischen Debatte. Dabei verbindet er erstmals beide Sichtweisen und entwickelt ein idealtypisches Modell des Imperiums, das in beiden Disziplinen angewendet werden kann.

Imperium

Imperium Author Nicholas Olivo
ISBN-10 1463754256
Year 2011-06-01
Pages 338
Language en
Publisher CreateSpace
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Vincent Corinthos leads a triple life. As a secret agent, he handles paranormal threats; as a god, he protects his followers from evil forces; as a stock clerk, he keeps the back room of an antique store tidy. When one of his fellow agents goes missing, Vincent begins with the usual suspects. His investigation reveals that Boston's latest supernatural threat is also waging war on his followers, and has diabolic intentions for the city's paranormal citizens. Now, with the aid of a new partner and a gremlin, Vincent must locate the missing agent, defend his followers and learn the identity of his adversaries before they can revive a malevolent force that's been dormant since World War II.

Imperium in Imperio

Imperium in Imperio Author Sutton Griggs
ISBN-10 9780307431264
Year 2007-12-18
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Modern Library
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Self-published in 1899 and sold door-to-door by the author, this classic African-American novel—a gripping exploration of oppression, miscegenation, exploitation, and black empowerment—was a major bestseller in its day. The dramatic story of a conciliatory black man and a mulatto nationalist who grow up in a racist America and are driven to join a radical movement dedicated to the creation of an all-black nation in Texas, Imperium in Imperio had a profound influence on the development of black nationalism. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Imperium

Imperium Author Katie Ritchie
ISBN-10 1364813238
Year 2015-11-11
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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Based hundreds of years in the future, Imperium, a book in verse, is the story about a social outcast finding her way through the horrors of the world with the help of some newfound friends. With their help, she hopes to break out of the military academy they've been assigned to and to flee everything in hope of starting new lives. The only problem is that the odds are pointed against them, along with an entire nation's-worth of guns, and, even if they do escape, everything beyond their lands is barren and desolate desert. No biggie, right...?

Imperium Sine Fine

Imperium Sine Fine Author Jerzy Linderski
ISBN-10 3515069488
Year 1996-01-01
Pages 234
Language en
Publisher Franz Steiner Verlag
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Aus dem Inhalt: George W. Houston: Fasti Broughtoniani: The Professional Activities and Published Works of Thomas Robert Shannon Broughton Working on the Magistrates: An Excerpt from T. R. S. BroughtonAes Autobiography George W. Houston: Broughton Remembered Ronald T. Ridley: T. R. S. Broughton and Friedrich Munzer T. P. Wiseman: The Minucii and Their Monument Robert E. A. Palmer: The Deconstruction of Mommsen on Festus 462/464 L, or the Hazards of Interpretation C. F. Konrad: Notes on Roman Also-Rans Jerzy Linderski: Q. Scipio Imperator Ernst Badian: Tribuni Plebis and Res Publica Erich S. Gruen: The Roman Oligarchy: Image and Perception