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Famous Men of the Middle Ages

Author:John Haaren

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1625586892

Total Pages:140

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The story of the Middle Ages is told through the lives of such men as Attila the Hun, Charlemagne, William the Conqueror, Edward the Black Prince, and Joan of Arc. The Famous Men of the Middle Ages guides readers through the turbulent "dark age" of history and sheds light on how the world transitioned from the end of ancient times to the birth of the modern era.

Biography of Famous People - Powerful Queens of the Middle Ages | Children's Biographies

Author:Baby Professor

Publisher:Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN:1541918703

Total Pages:64

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Not all lands had queens but those that did experienced what it was like to be ruled by an iron fist woman. This book will introduce some of the most powerful queens of the Middle Ages. There will be short biography beside each queen to describe what her life was like and she ruled her kingdom. Who’s your favorite queen?

Parish Priests and Their People in the Middle Ages in England

Author:Edward Lewes Cutts

Publisher:Good Press

ISBN:

Total Pages:6967

Viewed:1975

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"Parish Priests and Their People in the Middle Ages in England" by Edward Lewes Cutts. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Secret Glory

Author:Arthur Machen

Publisher:Good Press

ISBN:

Total Pages:234

Viewed:1699

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"The Secret Glory" by Arthur Machen. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The End of the Middle Ages

Author:A. Mary F. Robinson

Publisher:Good Press

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Total Pages:455

Viewed:1930

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"The End of the Middle Ages" by A. Mary F. Robinson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Karma and the Previous Life of Famous Personalities

Author:Aggil Loupescou

Publisher:AKAKIA Publications

ISBN:1909884553

Total Pages:209

Viewed:704

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The metaphysical system of Karma suggests a generalised application of the law of cause and effect through which we try to explain the paradox of a well-intending person facing hardship in life while another, even a badly-meaning person, appears to be leading an easy life. This is the destiny we create for ourselves, as a result of the judgment of our acts in our present and past lives. We experience the consequences of our past lives but this does not imply an irreversible sentence for the rest of our life because karma is not a law of punishment. It is indicative of the love of the creator towards his creation, us. This is because it allows us to set ourselves free from our past, set a new course to our lives and partake in the cosmic perfection. Seen that way, knowledge of the past lives of certain people might prove particularly useful, so that we can either emulate them or steer away from the mistakes that have cost them dearly.

The Celebrity at Home

Author:Violet Hunt

Publisher:Good Press

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Total Pages:318

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"The Celebrity at Home" by Violet Hunt. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Apocalypse in the Early Middle Ages

Author:James Palmer

Publisher:Cambridge University Press

ISBN:131619549X

Total Pages:N.A

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This groundbreaking study reveals the distinctive impact of apocalyptic ideas about time, evil and power on church and society in the Latin West, c.400–c.1050. Drawing on evidence from late antiquity, the Frankish kingdoms, Anglo-Saxon England, Spain and Byzantium and sociological models, James Palmer shows that apocalyptic thought was a more powerful part of mainstream political ideologies and religious reform than many historians believe. Moving beyond the standard 'Terrors of the Year 1000', The Apocalypse in the Early Middle Ages opens up broader perspectives on heresy, the Antichrist and Last World Emperor legends, chronography, and the relationship between eschatology and apocalypticism. In the process, it offers reassessments of the worlds of Augustine, Gregory of Tours, Bede, Charlemagne and the Ottonians, providing a wide-ranging and up-to-date survey of medieval apocalyptic thought. This is the first full-length English-language treatment of a fundamental and controversial part of medieval religion and society.

A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century

Author:Henry A. Beers

Publisher:Good Press

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Total Pages:393

Viewed:1463

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"A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century" by Henry A. Beers. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Grandpa’s US Colonial History to 1800

Author:Terrence Hagen

Publisher:Abbott Press

ISBN:1458207714

Total Pages:706

Viewed:730

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Did the American people suddenly become “independent” on July 4, 1776, or is there something more to our shared history? History books tend to simplify the events leading up to the Declaration of Independence, but not Grandpa! Terrence Hagen wants his grandchildren—and everyone else—to know exactly what happened from the founding of Jamestown in 1607 to the time the Founding Fathers broke free from England. The reality is the real America was developed in that period between the founding of the first settlements to the Declaration of Independence. In this history book, you’ll learn why America could be called an accident; self-government was not discovered by America; colonial America was the result of concurrent conflict among many entities; and subsequent immigration of non-English settlers changed the nature of the American colonist and produced ethnic, religious, and cultural conflicts. Laced with chapter summaries, quizzes, and stories of sacrifice, Grandpa’s US Colonial History to 1800 tells the forgotten history of how the American Revolution was fought not to attain independence but to retain the level of independence early settlers enjoyed.

Friendship in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age

Author:Albrecht Classen,Marilyn Sandidge

Publisher:Walter de Gruyter

ISBN:3110253984

Total Pages:811

Viewed:1683

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Although it seems that erotic love generally was the prevailing topic in the medieval world and the Early Modern Age, parallel to this the Ciceronian ideal of friendship also dominated the public discourse, as this collection of essays demonstrates. Following an extensive introduction, the individual contributions explore the functions and the character of friendship from Late Antiquity (Augustine) to the 17th century. They show the spectrum of variety in which this topic appeared ‑ not only in literature, but also in politics and even in painting.

A Brief History of the United States

Author:John Bach McMaster

Publisher:Good Press

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Total Pages:385

Viewed:1428

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"A Brief History of the United States" by John Bach McMaster. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Romans, Barbarians, and the Transformation of the Roman World

Author:Danuta Shanzer

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1317061691

Total Pages:398

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One of the most significant transformations of the Roman world in Late Antiquity was the integration of barbarian peoples into the social, cultural, religious, and political milieu of the Mediterranean world. The nature of these transformations was considered at the sixth biennial Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity Conference, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in March of 2005, and this volume presents an updated selection of the papers given on that occasion, complemented with a few others,. These 25 studies do much to break down old stereotypes about the cultural and social segregation of Roman and barbarian populations, and demonstrate that, contrary to the past orthodoxy, Romans and barbarians interacted in a multitude of ways, and it was not just barbarians who experienced "ethnogenesis" or cultural assimilation. The same Romans who disparaged barbarian behavior also adopted aspects of it in their everyday lives, providing graphic examples of the ambiguity and negotiation that characterized the integration of Romans and barbarians, a process that altered the concepts of identity of both populations. The resultant late antique polyethnic cultural world, with cultural frontiers between Romans and barbarians that became increasingly permeable in both directions, does much to help explain how the barbarian settlement of the west was accomplished with much less disruption than there might have been, and how barbarian populations were integrated seamlessly into the old Roman world.

15 Minutes of Fame

Author:iMinds

Publisher:iMinds Pty Ltd

ISBN:1921761296

Total Pages:5

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Learn about the idea that everyone has 15 Minutes of Fame with iMinds insightful knowledge series. Commenting on the increasingly fleeting nature of celebrity, in 1968 artist Andy Warhol quipped: "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." In a twenty first-century world of reality TV and youtube, it appears Warhol's prediction has come true. The changing nature of celebrity over time is an interesting backdrop to today's short-lived fame. In the Middle Ages, only the monarchy and high aristocracy could claim to have anything like what we would call fame today. But with the absence of mass communication, most people did not even know what the king looked like. iMinds brings targeted knowledge to your eReading device with short information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind.

Le trésor de la cité des dames de degré en degré et de tous estatz

Author:de Pisan Christine

Publisher:Library of Alexandria

ISBN:1465536523

Total Pages:N.A

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De par nous troys seurs filles de dieu nommees raison / droicture / & justice. a toutes princesses empereys / roynes / duchesses / & haultes dames en domination regnans sur la terre crestienne & generalement a toutes femmes. Salut & dilection. Sçavoir faisons que comme amour charitable nous contraigne a desirer le bien & accroissement l'honneur & prosperité de l'université des femmes & a vouloir le decheement & destruction de toutes les choses qui y pourroyent empescher / sommes meuz a vous declairer & dire parolles de doctrine. Venes doncques toutes a l'escolle de sapience dames esleues es haultz estatz & n'ayez honte pour vous grandeurs de vous humilier & descendre aseoir bas pour ouÿr noz leçons. Car selon la parolle de dieu Qui se humiliera sera exaulcé quel chose est il en ce monde plus plaisant ne plus delectable a ceulx qui desirent richesses mondaines / que or & pierres precieuses. mais ne leur pourroient mye pourtant si embellir que font vertus aux corps qui desirent bien vivre. car de tant que vertus sont plus nobles pource que elles durent sans fin. & sont les tresors de l'ame qui est perpetuel & les autres passent comme fumee de tant ceulx qui le goust en sentent & assaveurent les desirent ardamment plus que autre chose mondaine ne pourroit estre desiree. Et doncques n'appartient il a ceulx & a celles qui sont assis par grace & bonne fortune es plus haultz estatz que ilz soyent servis de tresmeilleurs choses. Et pource que vertus sont les maitz de nostre table nous plaist il en distribuer premierement a celles a qui nous parlons. C'est assavoir ausdictes princesses se fera le fondement de nostre doctrine tout premierement sur l'amour de crainte de nostreseigneur. Car celuy point est le principe de sapience dont toutes les autres vertus yssent & dependent. Entendés doncques princesses & dames honnorees sur la terre comment tout premierement sur toutes choses vous advint amer & craindre nostreseigneur. Amer pourquoy pour son infinie bonté & les tresgrans benefices que vous en recevés. Et craindre pour sa divine & saincte justice qui riens ne laisse impugny. Et si ceste amour & crainte avés bien devant les yeulx / sans faulte vous estes au chemin qui conduyra au lieu dont nous vous preschons c'est assavoir aux vertus. Or est il ainsi & n'est nulle doubte que il convient que tout cueur qui bien ayme le demonstre par oeuvre. Sicomme il mesme dit en l'evangille. Les ouailles de mon pere me ayment / & je les garde Cest a dire que les creatures qui l'ayment suyvent les traces que sont de vertu & il les garde de tous perilz / doncques est il ainsi qui la princesse qui l'aymera le demonstrera si que pour quelconques charges ou occupations que elle ayt a cause de la magnificence de son estat ne se departira devant les yeulx la lumiere de droit chemin. Laquelle lumiere se combatra contre les temptations & tenebres de pechés & de vices & les vaincra & chassera selon la maniere que cy aprés est contenue.

Miracle Mongers and Their Methods

Author:Harry Houdini

Publisher:Good Press

ISBN:

Total Pages:182

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"Miracle Mongers and Their Methods" by Harry Houdini. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Seeing Europe with Famous Authors

Author:Francis Halsey

Publisher:Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN:1596058048

Total Pages:204

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The great beauty of Biarritz is its setting. At Monte Carlo the setting is also beautiful, ravishingly beautiful, but the architecture, the terrace, Monaco's rock, and all the rest combine to make the pleasing "ensemble." At Biarritz the architecture of its Casino and the great hotels is not of an epoch-making beauty, neither are they so delightfully placed. It is the surrounding stage setting that is so lovely. Here the jagged shore line, the blue waves, the ample horizon seaward, are what make it all so charming. -from "Biarritz," by Francis Miltoun From the era from a trip to the Continent was rarer but more deeply appreciated comes an enchanting literary travelogue assembled from the hearts and minds of some of the greatest wordsmiths in the English language. A Grand Tour in 10 volumes, these delightful volumes, first published in 1914, gather little-seen essays from famous erudite explorers in compact collections that will inspire those who've never been abroad to make the journey, and move those who have to pack their bags again. Volume IV continues the series' exploration of France and the Netherlands through the eyes and prose of a panoply of extraordinary writers: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow stays at a chateau in the valley of the Loire, Charles Dickens describes Marseilles, Victor Hugo visits Waterloo, and much more by such notable voices as Henry James, William Makepeace Thackeray, and others. Beautifully illustrated with charming photographs, it is a work to treasure... and to take along on your next trip. OF INTEREST TO: armchair travelers, readers of classic literature American journalist and historian FRANCIS WHITING HALSEY (1851-1919) was literary editor of The New York Times from 1892 through 1896. He wrote and lectured extensively on history, and also edited the two-volume Great Epochs in American History Described by Famous Writers, From Columbus to Roosevelt (1912).

Medieval Afterlives in Popular Culture

Author:G. Ashton,D. Kline

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137105178

Total Pages:245

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This book is concerned with our ideological, technical and emotional investments in reclaiming medieval for contemporary popular culture. The authors illuminate both medieval and contemporary popular culture in surprising and productive ways while interrogating the many ways in which metamedievalism reinterprets and reconceptualises the medieval.