"History of medieval Sofia IV - XIV century" is a monograph dedicated to the eleventh-century-long existence of one of the most remarkable Balkan cities during the middle ages - The present day capital of Bulgaria - Sofia. It was situated along the Via Diagonalis through the Peninsula and was mentioned in the Annals from this age under the names Serdica, Sredets, Triaditza. Early Byzantine Serdica was a "Marvellous Metropolis" - the main city in the Province of Midland Dacia.
A city favoured by Emperor Constantine The Great, in which he constructed a magnificent architectural ensemble.The council of ...|
"Solid building materials and elements such as building facade components have not only architectural-structural functions, but they are to be guards against environmental attacks on the thermal and moisture comfort of inhabited premises: if necessary, impacts should be let through; or they should be reflected or accumulated. However, the facade structural elements undergo the following impacts: solar radiation; wind load; variation of the outdoor air temperature; effects of neighbouring buildings; effects of the environmental landscape; reflection or accumulation of solar radiation followed by secondary ...|
This monograph sets out to elucidate the initial, Byzantine period in the history of the cult of St. Parasceve of Epibatae, which has remained in the shadows for a range of reasons, through the publication of the critical edition of the saint's surviving Byzantine Vita (BHG 1420z). A meticulous paleographic, historical, textological and linguistic analysis of this text proves that it can be regarded as Deacon Vasilikos' "lost" vita, written in the twelfth century during the reign of Patriarch Nicholas IV Mouzalon and Emperor Manuel I Komnenos.
The monograph also seeks to outline the "sacred" ...|
This book represents a study of the textology, typology, sources and literary peculiarities of the so-called ’miscellanies of mixed content' in the South Slavonic tradition (from the end of 13th - the beginning of 18th c.) - less known or unknown in the Humanities. The problem is closely related to the apocryphal collections in the Balkan Cyrillic manuscripts, as the Apocrypha are a significant part of this type of manuscripts.
The scope of the study is to popularize the series and texts that ﬁll the gap in the translation and perception of the Slavonic Apocrypha. New information is presented over the ...|
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Immigration, Identity, Islam. ... "The Strange Death of Europe" is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth-rates, mass immigration and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive change as a society.
This book is not only an analysis of demographic and political realities, but also an eyewitness account of a continent in self-destruct mode. It includes reporting from across the entire continent, from ...|
Prof. Dr. Cyril P. Pavlikianov, Dr. Habilitatus (D.Sc.), Ph.D., M.A. is born in Sofia in 1965. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Byzantine History at the National and Capodistrian University of Athens in 1998. He has been Assistant Professor of Modern Greek Philology (1998 - 2001) and Associate Professor of Byzantine Literature (2001 - 2007) at the Faculty of Classical and Modern Philology of the University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski". In 2004 he obtained the scholarly degree Doctor Habilitatus (Doctor Scientiarum) in Mediaeval History, and in 2007 he was elected full Professor of Byzantine Philology and ...|
Networks, hierarchies and struggle for global power. ... The New York Times Bestseller.
Most history is about the people at the top of the towers of power. But what if the real action is in the social networks down below, in the town squares? Niall Ferguson brilliantly recasts past and present as an unending contest between hierarchies and networks.
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A Big History of Everything from the Big Bang to the first stars, to our solar system, life on Earth, dinosaurs, homo sapiens, agriculture, an ice age, empires, fossil fuels, a Moon landing and mass globalization. And what happens next... ... "I have long been a fan of David Christian. In "Origin Story", he elegantly weaves evidence and insights from many scientific and historical disciplines into a single, accessible historical narrative."
Most historians study the smallest silver of time. But what would it look like to study the whole of history, from the Big Bang through the present day ...|
Why it Pays to Break the Rules at Work and in Life. ... Award-winning Harvard Business School professor and behavioural scientist Francesca Gino shows us why happiest and most successful among us are those who break the rules and how we can all do it more.
The world's best chef. The pilot who landed his plane on a river. The magician who made history. The computer scientist who changed animated films forever. What do they all have in common? They are all rebels.
Francesca Gino has been studying rebellion and conformity for more than fifteen years. She has discovered that when we mindlessly follow rules and norms ...|
From Anxiety to Zero F**ks Given. ... "Am I normal?"
"What's an anxiety disorder?"
"Does therapy work?"
These are just a few of the questions Natasha Devon is asked as she travels the UK campaigning for better mental health awareness and provision. Here, Natasha calls upon experts in the fields of psychology, neuroscience and anthropology to debunk and demystify the full spectrum of mental health. From A (Anxiety) to Z (Zero F**ks Given - or the art of having high self-esteem) via everything from body image and gender to differentiating "sadness" ...|
How Facebook, Google and Amazon have cornered culture and undermined democracy. ... Fake news. Digital monopolies. Stealth marketing. This is the story of how the internet, which began as a dream, has become a nightmare.
Google. Amazon. Facebook. The modern world is defined by vast digital monopolies turning ever-larger profits. Those of us who consume the content that feeds them are farmed for the purposes of being sold ever more products and advertising. Those that create the content - the artists, writers and musicians - are finding they can no longer survive in this unforgiving economic landscape. But it didn't ...|
What sport can teach us about great leadership? ... A winning mindset is a state of mental fluency that helps people to deliver their full potential, and is the key ingredient to long-term success. Nowhere is a winning mindset clearly on display than in the high-pressure environment of the sporting arena.
Drowning on his own experience of working with some of the world's top coaches across multiple disciplines, Professor Damian Hughes distils the ingredients of successful teams, from FC Barcelona to the New Zealand All Blacks, down to five key elements to show how you can create and maintain a winning mindset to ...|