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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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 History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey: Volume 1, Empire of the Gazis: The Rise and Decline of the Ottoman Empire 1280-1808
History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey: Volume 1, Empire of the Gazis: The Rise and Decline of the Ottoman Empire 1280-1808
Author: Stanford J. Shaw
History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey Volume 1, Empire of the Gazis The Rise and Decline of the Ottoman Empire 1280-1808
Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521291631
1976
Format: PDF
Size: 16,6 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 368
Empire of the Gazis: The Rise and Decline of the Ottoman Empire, 1280-1808 is the first book of the two-volume History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey. It describes how the Ottoman Turks, a small band of nomadic soldiers, managed to expand their dominions from a small principality in northwestern Anatolia on the borders of the Byzantine Empire into one of the great empires of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Europe and Asia, extending from northern Hungary to southern Arabia and from the Crimea across North Africa almost to the Atlantic Ocean. The volume sweeps away the accumulated prejudices of centuries and describes the empire of the sultans as a living, changing society, dominated by the small multinational Ottoman ruling class led by the sultan, but with a scope of government so narrow that the subjects, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, were left to carry on their own lives, religions, and traditions with little outside interference.

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 On the Skirts of Canaan in the Iron Age
On the Skirts of Canaan in the Iron Age
On the Skirts of Canaan in the Iron Age (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta)
Author: Edward Lipinski
Peeters Publishers
2006
Pages: 479
Format: PDF
Size: 32 mb
Language: english
The history of Canaan in the Iron Age is generally written from the perspective of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. The scope of this book is to inverse this relation and to focus on "the skirts of Canaan", while regarding the "United Monarchy" and the "Divided Monarchy" as external and sometimes marginal players of the regional history. After having examined the transition from the Late Bronze Age to the Iron Age in the mid-12th century B.C., the book deals thus with the Philistines and the role of Egypt in Canaan during Iron Age II, especially in the face of the Assyrian expansion. It treats further of the Phoenicians and the Aramaeans. There follow five chapters on Bashan, Gilead, Ammon, Moab, and Edom with the Negeb. Several indices facilitate the consultation of the work on particular topics.

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 Eugenius IV, Pope of Christian Union
Eugenius IV, Pope of Christian Union
Author: Gill Joseph, SJ
Eugenius IV, Pope of Christian Union
Burns & Oates
1962
Format: PDF
Size: 9.52 mb
Language: English

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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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 Empire of the Islamic World
Empire of the Islamic World
Author: Robin S. Doak
Empire of the Islamic World (Great Empires of the Past)
Chelsea House Publications
2010
ISBN: 1604131616
Format: PDF
Size: 15,2 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 144
While Europe was in the Dark Ages, classical learning from ancient Greece, Rome, and Persia was being preserved and advanced in Islamic libraries and universities. From 632 to 1258, the Islamic Empire was the most powerful and cultured domain in the world.
Less than a century after its founding, the empire had grown from a loose confederation of desert tribes into the largest empire in the history of the world, larger than the mighty Roman Empire at its peak. "Empire of the Islamic World, Revised Edition" opens with a brief summary of the Islamic Empire, and gives a sense of the world and geographic area in the years leading up to the empire. The book continues by exploring the empire's society, culture, and daily life including architecture and art; astronomy and mathematics; customs, holidays, sports, and foods; government systems; industry and trade; language and literature; military structure and strategy; and, mythology and religious beliefs.

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 The Legend of the Grail
The Legend of the Grail
Author:Nigel Bryant
The Legend of the Grail (Arthurian Studies LVIII)
BREWER
2004
Format: pdf
Size: 2.2Mb
Language: English

The Grail legends have been appropriated by novelists as diverse as Umberto Eco and Dan Brown yet very few have read for themselves the original stories from which they came. All the mystery and drama of the Arthurian world are embodied in the extraordinary tales of Perceval, Gawain, Lancelot and Galahad in pursuit of the Holy Grail. The original romances, full of bewildering contradictions and composed by a number of different writers, dazzle with the sheer wealth of their conflicting imagination.

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 The Medieval Knight
The Medieval Knight
Author: Martin Windrow
The Medieval Knight (The Soldier Through the Ages)
Franklin Watts
1985
Format: PDF
Pages: 38
Language: English
Size: 34 MB

Examines the day-to-day life and experiences of a typical soldier during the middle ages in England and France. Includes a glossary of terms and a brief chronology of major military events from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries.

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 World Conflicts: Asia and the Middle East
World Conflicts: Asia and the Middle East
World Conflicts: Asia and the Middle East
Author: composite authors
Salem Press
2003
Pages: 670
Language: English
Format: pdf
Size: 8.2 Mb

Asia and the Middle East examines crisis areas in the nations of the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia. This set applies a broad definition to "Middle East" to encompass the predominantly Muslim nations of both the eastern Mediterranean region and North Africa. This definition corresponds closely with the U.S. State Department's definition of "Near East." The thirty-four articles in World Conflicts: Asia and the Middle East are updated versions of articles that appeared in Salem Press's World Conflicts and Confrontations. Two of the articles cover broad regions (Middle East and Asia); the rest cover individual nations. Designed to meet the needs of students, faculty, and others seeking clear explanations of and background to what has been going on in the region's many troubled countries, the set identifies the "hot spots" and offers in-depth analyses of the countries facing difficult and dangerous problems that are of vital concern to the entire world.

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 The High Middle Ages in Germany
The High Middle Ages in Germany
Author: Rolf Toman
The High Middle Ages in Germany
Benedikt Taschen
1990 г.
Format: PDF
Size: 5,31 mb

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 The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies
The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies
The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies (Oxford Handbooks)
Author: composite authors
Oxford University Press
2009
Pages: 1050
Language: English
Format: pdf
Size: 53.6 Mb

The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies presents discussions by leading experts on all significant aspects of this diverse and fast-growing field. The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies deals with the history and culture of the Byzantine Empire, the eastern half of the Late Roman Empire, from the fourth to the fourteenth century. Its centre was the city formerly known as Byzantium, refounded as Constantinople in 324 CE, the present-day Istanbul. Under its emperors, patriarchs, and all-pervasive bureaucracy Byzantium developed a distinctive society: Greek in language, Roman in legal system, and Christian in religion. Byzantium's impact in the European Middle Ages is hard to over-estimate, as a bulwark against invaders, as a meeting-point for trade from Asia and the Mediterranean, as a guardian of the classical literary and artistic heritage, and as a creator of its own magnificent artistic style.

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 Coinage and money in the Byzantine Empire. 1081-1261
Coinage and money in the Byzantine Empire. 1081-1261
Author: Hendy M.F.
Coinage and money in the Byzantine Empire. 1081-1261
J.J. Augustin
1969
Format: PDF
Size: 25,1 mb
Language: English

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 Dark History of the Tudors: Murder, Adultery, Incest, Witchcraft, Wars, Religious Persection, Piracy
Dark History of the Tudors: Murder, Adultery, Incest, Witchcraft, Wars, Religious Persection, Piracy
Author: Judith John
Dark History of the Tudors: Murder, Adultery, Incest, Witchcraft, Wars, Religious Persection, Piracy
Amber Books Ltd
ISBN: 178274133X
2014
Format: EPUB
Size: 12.4 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 338
Divorced, beheaded, died,
Divorced, beheaded, survived.
– the fates of Henry VIII’s wives
Beginning with the victory of Henry Tudor over Richard III at Bosworth Field in 1485, and ending with the death of the childless Elizabeth I in 1603 following a 45-year reign, the Tudor dynasty marks a period in British history where England was transformed from a minor medieval kingdom to a preeminent European power on the verge of empire.
Yet this period of great upheaval had a dark side: Henry VIII’s notorious break with the Roman Catholic Church and his divorce or execution of four of his six wives; the sad story of teenaged Lady Jane Grey, who was monarch for just nine days before being executed in favor of the Catholic Mary I; and Queen Elizabeth I, who defeated the Spanish Armada, suppressed the Irish rebellion, and sponsored pirates and slave traders in the quest for new territories in America.
Illustrated with 180 photographs, paintings, and illustrations, Dark History of the Tudors is a fascinating, accessible account of the murder, adultery, and religious turmoil that characterized England’s most infamous royal dynasty.

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 The Cambridge medieval history. Vol.1
The Cambridge medieval history. Vol.1
The Cambridge medieval history. Vol.1
New York Macmillan
Author: Bury, J. B.
1911
Pages: 836
Format: PDF
Size: 65 mb
Language: English

Table of Contents
I. The Christian Roman empire and the foundation of the Teutonic kingdoms.
II. The rise of the Saracens and the foundation of the Western empire.
III. Germany and the Western empire.
IV. The eastern Roman empire (717-1453)
V. Contest of empire and papacy.
VI. Victory of the papacy.
VII. Decline of empire and papacy.
VIII. The close of the middle ages.

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 In the Footsteps of Robert Bruce: In Scotland, Northern England and Ireland
In the Footsteps of Robert Bruce: In Scotland, Northern England and Ireland
In the Footsteps of Robert Bruce: In Scotland, Northern England and Ireland
Author: Alan Young & Michael J. Stead
History Press
ISBN: 978 0752456423
2010
Language: English
Pages: 104*2
Format: PDF
Size: 55,4 mb

For over 600 years, Robert Bruce has occupied a unique place in Scottish history. Yet behind the legendary figure is a complex, and in many ways more intriguing, picture. Bruce was a man who not only led his nation to a famous victory over the English at Bannockburn, but also overcame powerful odds to win power in Scotland and fulfil his family's long-held ambition for political power. This book, illustrated with superb colour and black and white photographs, takes the reader on a journey from Bruce's birth in south-west Scotland to his kingship and triumph at Bannockburn and finally to his death as King of Scotland in 1329, covering in detail all of the principal characters and dramatic settings of the major political and military events of the period.

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 The Cambridge medieval history. Vol.2
The Cambridge medieval history. Vol.2
The Cambridge medieval history. Vol.2
New York Macmillan
Author: J.B. Bury
1911
Pages: 992
Format: PDF
Size: 69 mb
Language: English

I. THE CHRISTIAN ROMAN EMPIRE, AND THE
FOUNDATION OF THE TEUTONIC KINGDOMS
II. THE RISE OF THE SARACENS AND THE
FOUNDATION OF THE WESTERN EMPIRE
III. GERMANY AND THE WESTERN EMPIRE
IV. THE EASTERN ROMAN EMPIRE
V. THE CRUSADES
VI. THE ROMAN THEOCRACY
VII. DECLINE OF THE EMPIRE AND PAPACY
VIII. GROV^TH OF THE V^ESTERN KINGDOMS

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 The Cathars
The Cathars
The Cathars
Pocket Essentials
Author: Sean Martin
2005
Pages: 196
Format: pdf
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1904048336
Size: 8 mb

Catharism was the most successful heresy of the Middle Ages.
This beautifully illustrated volume by the leading author on the subject unveils the mysteries surrounding the Cathars, their links with the Knights Templar, the Troubadors, and the search for the Holy Grail.

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 Fashion in Medieval France
Fashion in Medieval France
Author: S.G. Heller
Fashion in Medieval France
D.S.Brewer
2007
Format:pdf
Size:15,5 mb
Language:English

How are we to distinguish between a culture organized around fashion, and one where the desire for novel adornment is latent, intermittent, or prohibited? How do fashion systems organize social hierarchies, individual psychology, creativity, and production? Medieval French culture offers a case study of "systematic fashion", demonstrating desire for novelty, rejection of the old in favor of the new, and criticism of outrageous display. Texts from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries describe how cleverly-cut garments or unique possessions make a character distinctive, and even offer advice on how to look attractive on a budget or gain enough spending money to shop for oneself.

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 Basil II and the Governance of Empire (976-1025)
Basil II and the Governance of Empire (976-1025)
Author: Catherine Holmes
Basil II and the Governance of Empire (976-1025)
Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199279683
2006
Format: PDF
Size: 14,5 МБ
Language: English
This is the first book-length study in English of the Byzantine emperor Basil II, the "Bulgar-slayer." Basil presided over a Byzantium which was the superpower of the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East in the century before the Crusades. Catherine Holmes peels away the layers of later interpretations to reveal an empire that was governed by a potent mixture of subtle persuasion and brute force.

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