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 Tall Ships: A Guide to Sailing Ships Around the World (Ships Illustrated)
Tall Ships: A Guide to Sailing Ships Around the World (Ships Illustrated)
Tall Ships: A Guide to Sailing Ships Around the World
Author: Max Mudie
Ships Monthly
Ships Illustrated
ISBN: 978 1909786769
2015
Language: English
Pages: 100
Format: PDF
Size: 45,3 MB

Each issue focuses on a theme or significant historic ship, their stories complemented with archive photography and artwork. A real collectors item and great read for anyone with an interest in the development of naval, passenger and transportation shipping.

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 Bateria cyplowa im.Heliodora Laskowskiego (Zeszyt helski 6)
Bateria cyplowa im.Heliodora Laskowskiego (Zeszyt helski 6)

Bateria cyplowa im.Heliodora Laskowskiego (Zeszyt helski 6)
Wydawnictwo "MS" и Stowarzyszenie "Przyjaciele Helu"
2005
Format: Pdf
Size: 11 Mb
Language: Polish

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 Cruisers
Cruisers
Author: Antony Preston
Cruisers
Bison Books, Ltd.
1989
Format: PDF
Pages: 68
Language: English
Size: 61.6 MB

A very useful backgrounder book for further research into the "other" unglamourous major surface combatant. A cold look at the pure economies of warship design and the many tradeoffs. Well illustrated.

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 Militaria
Militaria
Author: Frederick Wilkinson
Militaria
Hawthorn Books
1969
Format: PDF
Pages: 264
Language: English
Size: 34 MB

Covers all aspects of Militaria: Medals and Decorations, Helmets, Medals, Uniforms, Badges, Military Prints, Weapons and Ephemera. An excellent reference.

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 Robin Hood
Robin Hood
Author: Neil Smith
Robin Hood
Osprey Publishing
OOsprey Myths and Legends 7
ISBN: 1472801253
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 82
Size: 7 Mb
Language: English

He robbed from the rich to give to the poor, or so the legend goes. But who was the outlaw known as Robin Hood? How did his legend develop, and how has it changed over the passing centuries? This new title in the Osprey Myths and Legends series takes a detailed look at the famous outlaw, beginning with a retelling of the early ballads that established his stories. From there, the book explores how the legend grew and how famous names such as Little John, Friar Tuck, Maid Marian, and Alan-a-Dale became associated with Robin Hood.

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 Flames of War - Diving Eagles
Flames of War - Diving Eagles
Author: Phil Yates
Flames of War - Diving Eagles
Battlefront Miniatures Ltd.
2001
Format: PDF
Size: 12,9 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 53
Flames of War let you fight the battles in Europe and Africa during WWII using 15mm miniatures. All players of Games Workshop games will instantly feel at home in this historical miniature game. Currently shifting to 2nd edition the range of playable nations expands not only limiting the players to Germany, USSR, USA and Great Britain. Finns, Hungarians, Italians and other participating nations and units are added to the game. Being a historical game, great focus is put on the realism regarding units, gear, training, experience and vehicles. This is done by dividing the war into distinct periods and using a point system letting the players building their own armies to pit against the opposition.

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 Curious Walks Around London
Curious Walks Around London
Author: David Brandon (Author), Alan Brooke
Curious Walks Around London
Amberley
2011
Format: PDF
Size: 32.6 Mb
Language: English

Curious Walks Around London provides an informative and entertaining selection of walks around well-known and some less-visited parts of London. The guide includes Bloomsbury with its literary connections and garden squares; the historic Borough; Whitechapel and Stepney in the East End; Clerkenwell and its associations with monastic orders, prisons and radicalism; parts of the historic and ancient City of London; the stylish area of St James's and Mayfair; Fleet Street, once synonymous with the printing industry, but also with its religious and legal connections; for those who like their horrible histories the Smithfield walk includes tales of executions, hauntings, plague and debauchery; the execution route from Newgate to Tyburn better known now as the Old Bailey to Marble Arch; Bankside, once the home to theater, bear baiting and brothels, has seen some of the most dynamic changes in London; and the sedate area of Marylebone with its famous streets and squares.
The visitor will see en route many famous landmarks and there will be passing allusions to the supernatural or illegal activities and to interesting buildings. However the book concentrates on oddities, curiosities, strange stories, bizarre connections or those things to be seen in the streets which are so familiar that they are frequently overlooked. The seemingly mundane or the understated can on investigation often turn out to be as fascinating as the best-known of London's historic monuments. The book is hopefully designed for the reader to walk, look, be informed and entertained and frequently say 'I never knew that.'

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 Defending Gallipoli: The Turkish Story
Defending Gallipoli: The Turkish Story
Author: Harvey Broadbent
Defending Gallipoli The Turkish Story
Melbourne University Press
ISBN: 0522864562
2015
Format: EPUB
Size: 7,0 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 277
Based on exclusive access to Turkish archives, Defending Gallipoli reveals how the Turks reacted and defended Gallipoli. Author and Turkish language expert Harvey Broadbent spent five years translating everything from official records to soldiers' personal diaries and letters to unearth the Turkish story. It is chilling and revealing to see this famous battle in Australian history through the 'enemy' lens. The book commences with a jihad, which sees the soldiers fighting for country and God together. But it also humanises the Turkish soldiers, naming them, revealing their emotions, and ultimately shows how the Allies totally misunderstood and underestimated them Defending Gallipoli fills a huge gap in the history of the Gallipoli campaign.

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 Rifleman: Elite Soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars
Rifleman: Elite Soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars
Rifleman: Elite Soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars (Classic Soldiers Series)
Author: Philipp Elliot-Wright
Combined Books
ISBN: 1903040027
2000
Pages: 140
Format: PDF
Size: 25.71МБ
Language: English
This series was created by Military Illustrated magazine, the leading monthly military history publication in the English language. It has built an unrivaled reputation for authoritative articles, primary research, rare photographs, and specially commissioned artwork.
Here is the story of one of the most effective soldiers of the past -- the Rifleman. The invention of the rifle gave a new twist to warfare. Hunters became soldiers who fought in green and hid behind cover, as did some of the earliest Riflemen in the forests of North America. Men such as these, in both Europe and America, revolutionized the art of war.
Using black-and-white and color illustrations, including a spectacular recreation of the Battle of Waterloo, this book explains how the Rifleman was trained to act independently and rely on his own skills, thus becoming the forefather of today's combat soldier.

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 Great Ages of Man - Age of Faith
Great Ages of Man - Age of Faith
Author: Anne Fremantle
Great Ages of Man - Age of Faith
Time-Life Books
1965
Format: PDF
Pages: 200
Language: English
Size: 33.3 MB

A thousand medieval years were not solely an "age of faith" nor is faith a uniquely medieval phenomenon. But the cathedrals were the most impressive monuments of that era; its greatest poem was a description of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise; crusades were the only collective enterprises which temporarily rallied all nations; there were heretics and infidels but agnosticism was nonexistent or cowed into silence; the clergy was more numerous and influential in politics, economics, philosophy and other intellectual pursuits than it has ever been since. There is nothing wrong with the traditional formula of an "age of faith," provided we remember that the Middle Ages were many other things as well.

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 U X L Encyclopedia of World Mythology
U X L Encyclopedia of World Mythology
U X L Encyclopedia of World Mythology

U X L
2008
Pages 1290
ISBN: 1414430302
Format: PDF
Size: 51,8 MB
Like other exemplary U X L encyclopedia publications, each volume in this set exploring world mythology contains the entire set’s table of contents and index, making for ease of access. Also standard is a plethora of additional enrichment content such as activities and time lines. In A–Z format, the set provides more than 300 entries for five content areas: characters, deities, myths, themes, and cultures.

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 Storia di Roma nel Medioevo: Politica, religione, società, cultura, economia e urbanistica della Città Eterna tra l'avvento di Costantino e il saccheggio di Carlo V
Storia di Roma nel Medioevo: Politica, religione, società, cultura, economia e urbanistica della Città Eterna tra l'avvento di Costantino e il saccheggio di Carlo V
Storia di Roma nel Medioevo: Politica, religione, società, cultura, economia e urbanistica della Città Eterna tra l'avvento di Costantino e il saccheggio di Carlo V
Newton Compton
Author: Ludovico Gatto
Biblioteca de IL Messaggero
1999 (2004)
Pages: 611
Format: pdf
Language: Italiano
Size: 52.46 MB
Quality: good

Storia di Roma nel Medioevo: Politica, religione, società, cultura, economia e urbanistica della Città Eterna tra l'avvento di Costantino e il saccheggio di Carlo V

Milleduecentoquindici anni di storia ripercorsi in quasi seicento pagine organizzate in trenta capitoli. Questi numeri non spaventino.
Il lavoro di Gatto sul Roma medievale si legge tutto d'un fiato, trasportati di peso in un periodo della città eterna spesso trascurato ingiustamente.

E' l'epoca che segna l'affermazione della religione cristiana nella Roma imperiale e lo sviluppo del potere spirituale e temporale della Chiesa, che sostituirà il declinante potere dell'imperatore in Occidente. Per coprire in modo coerente questo periodo cruciale della storia dell'Urbe, la definizione di Medioevo adottata dall'autore è più ampia di quella usuale: invece di iniziare con la caduta dell'impero d'Occidente nel 476 (deposizione di Romolo Augustolo), la trattazione parte dal trionfo di Costantino a Roma (312); la fine è posta col sacco di Roma a opera di Carlo V (1527), trentacinque anni dopo la tradizionale data della scoperta dell'America (1492).

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 Description de l'Egypte, ou, Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française. Planches : Antiquités
Description de l'Egypte, ou, Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française. Planches : Antiquités
Description de l'Egypte, ou, Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont été faites en Egypte pendant l'expédition de l'armée française. Planches : Antiquités
Author:
Imprimerie impériale
18xx, 1809, 1812, 1817, 1822, 18xx
Language:French
Format:pdf
Size:6, 181, 122, 107, 124, 97, 21 mb
Pages:92, 133, 134, 93, 109, 132

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 Important Militaria
Important Militaria
Author: Collective
Important Militaria
J.James Auctioneers Appraisers
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 101
Size: 16 Mb
Language: English

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 The Knights of Malta
The Knights of Malta
The Knights of Malta
Author: H. J. A. Sire
Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300055021
1994
Language: English
Pages: 338
Format: PDF-RAR
Size: 145,9 mb

The Order of St John, or Knights of Malta, was founded in Jerusalem in the 1070s as a hospice for pilgrims. During the Crusades it developed a military and subsequently a political role, and in succeeding centuries influenced and interfered considerably in the diplomatic and religious history of Europe. It sill survives today, in a somewhat mysterious form. However, there is no complete history of the Order, in any language, nor has any attention been paid to the Order's considerable artistic legacy. In this book, Sire describes the history and origins of the Knights of St John, examining as well other aspects, including the important Hospitaller castles of the medieval period, such as Crac des Chevaliers; the Priories of the order established throughout Europe, with their art and architecture; the role played by the Knights in the history of their respective countries; and the art (portraiture, jewellery, illuminated manuscripts - much of which is illustrated here) collected by the Knights. In the final section, Sire describes the conquest of Malta by Napoleon, looks at an episode in the 1950s when a Catholic cardinal tried to subject the order to Vatican control, and finishes by describing the modern version of the Order.

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 London
London
Author: Terry Deary
London (Horrible Histories Gruesome Guides)
Scholastic
2010
Format: pdf/epub
Size: 27.2 Mb
Language: English

It's history with the nasty bits left in! Want to know: What caused the Great Stink of 1858? Why the flying dustmen were feared? Who ate a tosher for tea? Plot your path to the past with the frightful full-colour map - take a trip to the terrifying Tower and dip into the River Thames (London's largest toilet!).

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 Ireland: A Reference Guide from the Renaissance to the Present
Author: John P. McCarthy
Ireland:a reference guide from the Renaissance to the present
Facts On File, Inc.
2006
Format: PDF
Size: 9,21 mb
Language: English

This encyclopedia, part of the Facts On File European Nations Series, is the latest in a number of excellent reference books on the Emerald Isle. The first 179 pages form a well-written and concise history. The largest section is the A-Z historical dictionary with articles on important people, all 32 counties, culture, politics, and geographic features. The entries range in length from one paragraph to more than a page. The third section is a chronology extending from 8000 BCE to 2005. Two appendixes containing a list of leaders from 1922 to 2005 and 12 maps precede a 10-page bibliography organized by historical periods.
Although the title says this work covers the Renaissance to the present, coverage in fact spans the full spectrum of Irish history. For example, St. Brigid and St. Patrick have entries. In English history, the Renaissance began with the Tudors, but no Irish Renaissance period has been identified. Some important figures are left out, such as actor Peter O'Toole; however, other actors, such as Liam Neeson, are included. The entry for Dervla Murphy does not identify her as a writer although most entries give this type of information. The article on astronomer William Parsons, third Earl of Rosse, does not provide his dates.

This is the fourth Ireland encyclopedia published since 2000, joining The Encyclopedia of Ireland: An A-Z Guide to Its People, Places, History and Culture (Oxford, 2000); Encyclopedia of Ireland (Yale, 2003); and Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture (Scribner, 2004). The main attraction to this work is the coverage up through the year 2005, when the Provisional IRA announced it would disarm. Despite some editorial flaws, this is a well-researched and well-written encyclopedia. It should be an important purchase for public and academic libraries with a strong demand for information on Irish history.

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 Historical dictionary of Georgia
Historical dictionary of Georgia
Author: Alexander Mikaberidze
Historical dictionary of Georgia
The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
Historical dictionaries of Europe № 50
2007
ISBN: 978-0-8108-5580-9, 0-8108-5580-1
Pages: 774
Format: pdf
Size: 22,7 mb
Language: English
Quality: excellent

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 The Cambridge World History of Human Disease
The Cambridge World History of Human Disease
The Cambridge World History of Human Disease
Author: composite authors
Cambridge University Press
1993
Pages: 1201
Language: English
Format: pdf
Size: 68.75 Mb

Combining recent medical discoveries with historical and geographical scholarship, The Cambridge World History of Human Disease traces the concept of disease throughout history and in each major world region. It offers the history and geography of each significant human disease--both historical and contemporary--from AIDS to yellow fever, and touches on the variety of approaches that different medical traditions have used to fight disease. Accessible to laypeople and specialists alike, The Cambridge World History of Human Disease offers an extraordinary glimpse of what is known about human health as the twenty-first century begins.

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