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Review: Volume 3 - Modern Politics

Review: Volume 3 - Modern Politics

Review, Volume 3: 15th October, 2007, Modern Politics

El Tajín, The Lost City of a Mysterious People

El Tajín, The Lost City of a Mysterious People

In recent decades many lost cities have been uncovered by archaeologists or explorers. One of the most mysterious is the ancient city of El Tajín in the state of Veracruz, Mexico.

Heaven and Hell: The invention of the afterlife

Heaven and Hell: The invention of the afterlife

Overcome the finite of the human condition by imagining a post mortem destiny ... The idea germinated in all societies, but it is with the three religions of the Book that that of a higher justice distinguishing the good and the the bad guys prop themselves up. This issue of Cahiers de Science et Vie goes back to the origins of the afterlife and traces the genesis and evolution of the concepts of heaven and hell, until their present posterity, from art to political discourse.

Did the Conquest of the New World Save the Spanish Empire?

Did the Conquest of the New World Save the Spanish Empire?

The Spanish Empire was one of the earliest (and longest-lasting) European colonial empires. It was established towards the end of the 15th century, when the New World was discovered.

Two books on the Landing (B. Rondeau)

Two books on the Landing (B. Rondeau)

In the wake of the commemorations of the seventieth anniversary of the Normandy landings, the very active Éditions Ouest-France published two new books in June, further expanding an already extensive collection. Both are signed Benoît Rondeau. The first tackles the issue from a new angle: The D-Day Divisions indeed deals with D-Day and the campaign that followed through the history of the military units that took part in it.

The Maya’s Mystifying Collapse – Has the Truth Finally Been Uncovered?

The Maya’s Mystifying Collapse – Has the Truth Finally Been Uncovered?

Did the longstanding mystery of what caused the downfall of the Maya - of one of the ancient world's great civilizations – just get solved?Nothing is mightier than an empire at its peak.