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 Theodore Spandounes On the Origins of the Ottoman Emperors Hardcover
Theodore Spandounes On the Origins of the Ottoman Emperors Hardcover
Author: Donald M. Nicol
Theodore Spandounes On the Origins of the Ottoman Emperors Hardcover
Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521585104
1997
Format: PDF
Size: 28,5 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 192
The Turkish conquest of Constantinople in 1453 and the phenomenal expansion of the Ottoman Empire thereafter produced a ready market in the West for works about the origins, history and institutions of the Turks. Theodore Spandounes, himself of a Greek refugee family from Constantinople who had settled in Venice, was one of the first to publish such a work. Its final version, published in 1538, was written in Italian. This book offers the first English translation of the complete text, with a historical commentary and explanatory notes.

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 The Viking Wars of Alfred the Great
The Viking Wars of Alfred the Great
Author: Paul Hill
The Viking Wars of Alfred the Great (Campaign Chronicles)
Pen and Sword Military
ISBN: 184415758X
2008
Format: EPUB
Pages: 224
Size: 3 Mb
Language: English

In the spring of 878 at the Battle of Edington the tide of English history turned. Alfred's decisive defeat of Guthrum the Dane freed much of the south and west of England from Danish control and brought to a halt Guthrum's assault on Alfred's Wessex. The battle was the culmination of a long period of preparation by Alfred in the wilderness - a victory snatched from the jaws of catastrophic defeat. As such, this momentous turning point around which an entire nation's future pivoted, has given rise to legends and misconceptions that persist to the present day.

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 Time Frame AD 800-1000 - Fury of the Northmen
Time Frame AD 800-1000 - Fury of the Northmen
Author: Collective
Time Frame AD 800-1000 - Fury of the Northmen
Time-Life Books
1988
Format: PDF
Pages: 182
Language: English
Size: 31.7 MB

Contents: The Viking Onslaught, Byzantium Resurgent, The Changing Face of Southeast Asia, Japan's Distinctive Stamp, Monument Builders in the Americas.

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 The Cambridge History of Christianity: Volume 4, Christianity in Western Europe, c.1100-c.1500
The Cambridge History of Christianity: Volume 4, Christianity in Western Europe, c.1100-c.1500
The Cambridge History of Christianity: Volume 4, Christianity in Western Europe, c.1100-c.1500
Author: Miri Rubin, Walter Simons
Cambridge University Press
2009
ISBN: 0521811066
Pages: 600
Format: PDF
Size: 13 mb
Language: english
During the early middle ages, Europe developed complex and varied Christian cultures, and from about 1100 secular rulers, competing factions and inspired individuals continued to engender a diverse and ever-changing mix within Christian society. This volume explores the wide range of institutions, practices and experiences associated with the life of European Christians in the later middle ages. The clergy of this period initiated new approaches to the role of priests, bishops and popes, and developed an ambitious project to instruct the laity. For lay people, the practices of parish religion were central, but many sought additional ways to enrich their lives as Christians. Impulses towards reform and renewal periodically swept across Europe, led by charismatic preachers and supported by secular rulers. This book provides accessible accounts of these complex historical processes and entices the reader towards further enquiry.

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 The Myth of Muslim Barbarism and Its Aims
The Myth of Muslim Barbarism and Its Aims
Author: S. E. Al-Djazairi
The Myth of Muslim Barbarism and Its Aims
Bayt Al-Hikma Press
2007
Format: PDF
Size: 10 Mb
Language: English

The cultural, scientific and economic acheivements of Islamic civilisation over the last 1400 years could be a great inspiration to humanity today. Unfortunately, for centuries, the impact of Islamic civilisation has been obscured and its appeal has been countered by the creation and repetition of the myth of the Barbaric Muslim.
From the Pope's imaginative justifications for the first crusade in 1095 down to the untouchable death squad roaming US occupied Iraq in 2007, the myth has been told and retold and it has convinced many of the great threat of Muslim fundamentalism, terrorism, extremism, fanaticism, irrationality, etc.
As the threat gets magnified, ever more violent measures become justified as necessary to eliminate it - up to and including genocide itself. Wars and sanctions that have killed millions of Muslims have been justified with many pretexts that turned out to be untrue, but the main false pretext is the myth of Muslim barbarism. In this Book, S E Al-Djazairi complements his substantial works on Islamic Civilisation by detailing the nature of this myth, how it was built through the ages and what forms it takes today.
He demonstrates the fallacies at the heart of each of its aspects including the charges of intolerance, oppression of women, slave trading, cruelty to captives, Muslim inferiority etc. after refuting these claims he shows the real aims of those who propagate and benefit from them.

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 Renaissance Armies 1480-1650
Renaissance Armies 1480-1650
Author: George Gush
Renaissance Armies 1480-1650
Patrick Stephens Ltd, Cambridge
Quality:
Pages: 128

Language: English
1975
Format: PDF
Size: 122 МБ

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 A Companion to the Anglo-Norman World
A Companion to the Anglo-Norman World
Author: C.Harper-Bill,E.Van Houts
A Companion to the Anglo-Norman World
Boydell Press
2003 г.
Format: PDF
Size: 2,85 mb

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 Lightning Over Yemen: A History of the Ottoman Campaign in Yemen, 1569-71
Lightning Over Yemen: A History of the Ottoman Campaign in Yemen, 1569-71
Author: Clive Smith
Lightning Over Yemen: A History of the Ottoman Campaign in Yemen, 1569-71
I. B. Tauris
ISBN: 1860648363
2002
Format: PDF
Size: 5,1 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 256
Yemen’s inhospitable mountain ranges and fiercely independent people have kept all but the most determined invader at bay; and even the Ottomans, when they entered the region in the 16th century, were hard put to achieve more than a tenuous occupation of its highlands. Their military campaign was chronicled by Qutb al-Din al-Nahrawali, a scholar charged by an Ottoman general to document his army’s progress. Lightning Over Yemen makes an invaluable 16th century Ottoman source document available in English for the first time. Al-Nahrawali’s work vividly brings to life a vital period in the history of this far-flung province of the Ottoman empire, which Clive Smith’s exemplary translation fully conveys.

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 The Emergence of Modern Europe: C. 1500 to 1788
The Emergence of Modern Europe: C. 1500 to 1788
The Emergence of Modern Europe: C. 1500 to 1788
Rosen Educational Services
Author: Heather M. Campbell
2011
Pages: 244
Format: PDF
Size: 8 mb
Language: English

At the end of the Renaissance, the Western world was beginning to change. Explorers brought back treasures from other lands. Merchants helped develop the rudiments of a modern economy. The new Protestant religion swept across Europe, sparking the brutal Thirty Year's War with Roman Catholics. By the time of the French Revolution, the world had been introduced to the distinct entities that still largely make up present-day Europe, and to the revolutionary social, cultural, and political philosophies of the enlightenment. Within these pages, readers will encounter the developments that altered the course of Europe's early modern era. The volume contains a wealth of thoroughly researched information complemented by beautiful photographs to draw readers into the remarkable history of the development of this powerful continent.

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 Cumans and Tatars: Oriental Military in the Pre-Ottoman Balkans, 1185-1365
Cumans and Tatars: Oriental Military in the Pre-Ottoman Balkans, 1185-1365
Author: Vásáry I.
Cumans and Tatars: Oriental Military in the Pre-Ottoman Balkans, 1185-1365
Cambridge University Press
2005
Format: PDF
Language: English
Quality: OCR
Pages: 230
Size: 2,85 МБ

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 Time Frame AD 1400-1500 - Voyages of Discovery
Time Frame AD 1400-1500 - Voyages of Discovery
Author: Collective
Time Frame AD 1400-1500 - Voyages of Discovery
Time-Life Books
1989
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 24.84 MB

Content:
The Ocean Adventurers
Essay: Charting a Widening World
The Italian Renaissance
Essay: A Revolution in Art
The Fall of Constantinople
Bohemia's Holy Wars
Essay: Machines to Mass-Produce Knowledge
The Last Great Hindu Empire
Lost Empires of the Americas

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 Medieval Castles
Medieval Castles
Medieval Castles (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events of the Medieval World)
Greenwood
Author: Marilyn Stokstad
2005
Pages: 256
Format: PDF
Size: 2,5 mb
Language: English

Stokstad, the author of a well- regarded history of medieval art, has written an account that describes all aspects of medieval castles, with many specific examples and a rich collection of primary sources. Written for high school students and the general reader, the text provides a nuanced look at castles, with attention to their architecture, methods of fortification, methods of warfare, functions besides defense, inhabitants, their fate after the invention of gunpowder, and the romantic attachment to their architecture from the 18th century to the present. This volume focuses mainly on examples in England and France; it is supplemented nicely by examples in another book in this series, also written by a senior scholar, that focuses on the Crusades

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 Medieval Islamic Civilization: An Encyclopedia
Medieval Islamic Civilization: An Encyclopedia
Medieval Islamic Civilization: An Encyclopedia (Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages)
Author: Josef W. Meri (Editor)
Routledge
Graduation Year: 2005
ISBN: 0415966906
Pages: 878
Format: pdf
Size : 10,4 mb
Language: English

Medieval Islamic Civilization examines the socio-cultural history of the regions where Islam took hold between the seventh and sixteenth century. This important two-volume work contains over 700 alphabetically arranged entries, contributed and signed by international scholars and experts in fields such as Arabic languages, Arabic literature, architecture, art history, history, history of science, Islamic arts, Islamic studies, Middle Eastern studies, Near Eastern studies, politics, religion, Semitic studies, theology, and more. This reference provides an exhaustive and vivid portrait of Islamic civilization including the many scientific, artistic, and religious developments as well as all aspects of daily life and culture.

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 A History of Florence. 1200-1575
A History of Florence. 1200-1575
A History of Florence. 1200-1575
Author: John M. Najemy
2006
Blackwell Publishing
ISBN: 978-1405119542
Size: 3mb
Format: PDF
Pages: 515
Language: English
In this history of Florence, distinguished historian John Najemy discusses all the major developments in Florentine history from 1200 to 1575.

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 The New Knighthood: A History of the Order of the Temple
The New Knighthood: A History of the Order of the Temple
The New Knighthood: A History of the Order of the Temple
Author: Malcolm Barber
Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521420415, 0521558727
2000
Pages: 457
Format: DjVu
Size: 10.08МБ
Language: English
The Order of the Temple, founded in 1119 to protect pilgrims around Jerusalem, developed into one of the most influential corporations in the medieval world. It has retained its hold on the modern imagination thanks to the dramatic events of the Templars' trial and abolition two hundred years later, and has been involved in historical mysteries from masonic conspiracy to the survival of the Turin shroud. Malcolm Barber's lucid narrative separates myth from history in this full and detailed account of the Order, from its origins, flourishing and suppression to the Templars' historical afterlife.

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 British Fortifications Through the Reign of Richard III: An Illustrated History
British Fortifications Through the Reign of Richard III: An Illustrated History
Jean-Denis G. G. Lepage
British Fortifications Through the Reign of Richard III: An Illustrated History
McFarland
2012
ISBN: 9780786459186
Pages: 318
Format : PDF
Size : 29,8 MB
Language: English

From the time the Romans first set foot on England's shore in 55 BC, the British Isles have faced a constant threat of foreign invasion. As a result, the landscapes of England, Scotland, and Ireland are dotted with ancient defensive fortifications as varied as their makers. Iron Age Celtic "hillforts," Roman castra and Hadrian's Wall, Anglo-Saxon dykes and Alfredian burhs, Norman mottes and stone-keeps, Edwardian castles, Irish tower houses they all served to repel ancient intruders and many still stand as tangible relics of a remarkable past. This study chronicles the development of British fortifications from prehistoric times through the end of Richard III's reign in 1485, providing the history of each type of structure, relevant examples, and information on weapons and siege warfare. More than 250 illustrations vividly detail each ediface's construction and configuration.

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 The Making of the Slavs: History and Archaeology of the Lower Danube Region, c. 500-700
The Making of the Slavs: History and Archaeology of the Lower Danube Region, c. 500-700
Author: Florin Curta
The Making of the Slavs: History and Archaeology of the Lower Danube Region, c. 500-700
Cambridge university press
2001
Format: pdf
Size: 9.65 mb
Language: English

This book offers a new approach to the problem of Slavic ethnicity in southeastern Europe between c. 500 and c. 700. The author shows how Byzantine authors "invented" the Slavs, in order to make sense of political and military developments taking place in the Balkans. Making extensive use of archaeology to show that such developments resulted in the rise of powerful leaders, responsible for creating group identities and mobilizing warriors for successful raids across the frontier. The author rejects the idea of Slavic migration, and shows that "the Slavs" were the product of the frontier.

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 Studies in the Byzantine Monetary Economy c. 300-1450
Studies in the Byzantine Monetary Economy c. 300-1450
Author: Hendy M.F.
Studies in the Byzantine Monetary Economy c. 300-1450
Cambridge University Press
1985
Format: PDF
Size: 24.13 mb
Language: English

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 Heroes of the Middle Ages
Heroes of the Middle Ages
Author: Eva March Tappan
Heroes of the Middle Ages
Nabu Press
ISBN: 1599151693
2010
Format: EPUB
Size: 8,4 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 252
Recounts the stories of the most important movements in the history of Europe during the Middle Ages and acquaints the reader with the most important figures in those scenes. The figures are grouped into seven periods: The Barbarian Invasion, The Forming of the Germanic Nations, The Teutonic Invasions, The Rise of Nationalities, The Crusades, The Time of Progress and Discovery, and The Struggles of the Nations. In the tapestry which the author weaves may be traced the history of the rise and fall of the various nationalities and the circumstances and mode of life of each.

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