Pdf ebook: The Alexiad

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Summary: A revised edition of Anna Komnene's Alexiad, to replace our existing 1969 edition. This is the first European narrative history written by a woman - an acc

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141904542
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Number of Pages: 624
  • Language: English
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Description: A revised edition of Anna Komnene's Alexiad, to replace our existing 1969 edition. This is the first European narrative history written by a woman - an account of the reign of a Byzantine emperor through the eyes and words of his daughter which offers an unparalleled view of the Byzantine world in the eleventh and twelfth centuries.


Pdf ebook: 1940-1946

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Summary: Annually published since 1930, the International bibliography of Historical Sciences (IBOHS) is an international bibliography of the most important histori

  • Author : Massimo Mastrogregori
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 3110937786
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 335
  • Language: English
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Description: Annually published since 1930, the International bibliography of Historical Sciences (IBOHS) is an international bibliography of the most important historical monographs and periodical articles published throughout the world, which deal with history from the earliest to the most recent times. The works are arranged systematically according to period, region or historical discipline, andwithin this classificationalphabetically. The bibliography contains a geographical index and indexes of persons and authors.


Pdf ebook: Lessons of Desire

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Summary: Handsome, suave, and carnal as the devil, Lord Elliot Rothwell awaits readers in Lessons of Desire, bestselling author Madeline Hunter’s latest book in t

  • Author : Madeline Hunter
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN: 0553904167
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 416
  • Language: English
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Description: Handsome, suave, and carnal as the devil, Lord Elliot Rothwell awaits readers in Lessons of Desire, bestselling author Madeline Hunter’s latest book in the Rothwell series and her most provocative novel to date. A man used to getting what he wants, Elliot is every woman’s most secret fantasy in the living flesh. He first appears beneath her prison window as her savior—a sinfully attractive man whose charm and connections have ensured her release from an unjust arrest. But author and publisher Phaedra Blair quickly learns that the price of her “freedom” is to be virtually bound to her irresistible rescuer. For Elliot Rothman didn’t come solely on a mission of goodwill. He came to extract a promise that Phaedra won’t publish a slanderous manuscript that could destroy his family’s name, and he’s not above bribery, threats, or bedding her to get his way. And with each erotic encounter raising the stakes between them, Elliot discovers he’s ever more reluctant to lose this sensual game…or the one woman who’s every bit his match.


Pdf ebook: A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins

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Summary: That the arts had their rise in the East, and that they were conveyed thence to the Greeks, and from them to the Romans, is universally admitted. Respectin

  • Author : Beckmann
  • Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
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  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 410
  • Language: English
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Description: That the arts had their rise in the East, and that they were conveyed thence to the Greeks, and from them to the Romans, is universally admitted. Respecting the inventions and discoveries however of the earliest ages, nothing certain is known. Many of those most useful in common life must have been the production of periods when men were little acquainted with letters, or any sure mode of transmitting an account of their improvements to succeeding generations. The taste which then prevailed of giving to every thing a divine origin, rendered traditional accounts fabulous; and the exaggeration of poets tended more and more to make such authorities less worthy of credit. A variety of works also, which might have supplied us with information on this subject, have been lost; and the relations of some of those preserved are so corrupted and obscure, that the best commentators have not been able to illustrate them. This in particular is the case with many passages in Pliny, an author who appears to have collected with the utmost diligence whatever he thought useful or curious, and whose desire of communicating knowledge seems to have been equal to his thirst for acquiring it.


Pdf ebook: Fourteen Byzantine Rulers

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Summary: This chronicle of the Byzantine Empire, beginning in 1025, shows a profound understanding of the power politics that characterized the empire and led to it

  • Author : Michael Psellus
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141904550
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 400
  • Language: English
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Description: This chronicle of the Byzantine Empire, beginning in 1025, shows a profound understanding of the power politics that characterized the empire and led to its decline.


Pdf ebook: The Celts

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Summary: The Celts are commonly considered to be one of the great peoples of Europe, with continuous racial, cultural and linguistic genealogy from the Iron Age to

  • Author : M. Chapman
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 023037865X
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 342
  • Language: English
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Description: The Celts are commonly considered to be one of the great peoples of Europe, with continuous racial, cultural and linguistic genealogy from the Iron Age to the modern-day 'Celtic fringe'. This book shows, in contrast, that the Celts, as they have been known and understood over two thousand years, are simply the 'other' of the dominant cultural and political traditions of Europe. It is this continuous 'otherness' which lends them apparent continuity and substance.


Pdf ebook: God's War

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Summary: 'Wonderfully written and characteristically brilliant' Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads 'Elegant, readable ... an impressive synthesis ... Not man

  • Author : Christopher Tyerman
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141904313
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 1040
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1201
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Description: 'Wonderfully written and characteristically brilliant' Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads 'Elegant, readable ... an impressive synthesis ... Not many historians could have done it' - Jonathan Sumption, Spectator 'Tyerman's book is fascinating not just for what it has to tell us about the Crusades, but for the mirror it holds up to today's religious extremism' - Tom Holland, Spectator Thousands left their homelands in the Middle Ages to fight wars abroad. But how did the Crusades actually happen? From recruitment propaganda to raising money, ships to siege engines, medicine to the power of prayer, this vivid, surprising history shows holy war - and medieval society - in a new light.


Pdf ebook: Anna Komnene and Her Times

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Summary: This significant critical anthology explores the life of Anna Komnene, the Byzantine context in which she wrote, and the impact of the Alexiad on her times

  • Author : Thalia Gouma-Peterson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134829574
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 220
  • Language: English
  • Views: 988
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Description: This significant critical anthology explores the life of Anna Komnene, the Byzantine context in which she wrote, and the impact of the Alexiad on her times and on subsequent historical works of literature.


Pdf ebook: Blue Carbon

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Summary: This work summarizes the science and management of a rapidly expanding topic in climate science, namely adaptation and mitigation. The term 'blue carbon' r

  • Author : Daniel M. Alongi
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 331991698X
  • Genre: Science
  • Number of Pages: 88
  • Language: English
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Description: This work summarizes the science and management of a rapidly expanding topic in climate science, namely adaptation and mitigation. The term 'blue carbon' refers to the rates, pathways and volumes of greenhouse carbon sequestered in coastal estuarine and marine ecosystems such as salt marshes, mangroves and seagrass meadows. Blue carbon and its vital role in climate change mitigation are central to this book. Readers find summaries and analysis of both the basic scientific data and data from blue carbon field projects, and a practical guide on how to manage a successful blue carbon field project. There is a discussion on how to maximize the carbon sequestration and consideration of whether blue carbon projects make a difference. The work is not only of interest to scholars involved in climate science, but also those in the marine sciences, and those in ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry; geochemistry; estuarine and marine plant ecology.


Pdf ebook: Philosophie et science au Moyen Age / Philosophy and Science in the Middle Ages

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  • Author : Guttorm Fløistad
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9401736499
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Number of Pages: 445
  • Language: English
  • Views: 887
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Pdf ebook: Forest Products, Livelihoods and Conservation: case studies of non-timber forest product systems. volume 1 - Asia

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Summary: V. 1: Asia. Editors: Koen Kusters and Brian Belcher; V. 2: Africa. Editors: Terry Sunderland and Ousseynou Ndoye.

  • Author : Koen Kusters,Brian Belcher
  • Publisher: CIFOR
  • ISBN: 9793361239
  • Genre: Non-timber forest products
  • Number of Pages: 365
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1692
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Description: V. 1: Asia. Editors: Koen Kusters and Brian Belcher; V. 2: Africa. Editors: Terry Sunderland and Ousseynou Ndoye.


Pdf ebook: History of the Dukes of Normandy and the Kings of England by the Anonymous of Béthune

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Summary: In the first quarter of the thirteenth century, an anonymous Flemish writer set in writing, in Old French, a chronicle of Normandy, England, Flanders and n

  • Author : Paul Webster
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351723014
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Views: 491
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Description: In the first quarter of the thirteenth century, an anonymous Flemish writer set in writing, in Old French, a chronicle of Normandy, England, Flanders and northern France. It ranged from the arrival of the Vikings in Normandy to the early years of the reign of King Henry III of England, ending with an account of the translation of the relics of St Thomas Becket to their magnificent new shrine in Canterbury Cathedral in 1220. Along the way, it adopted and formed part of a tradition of writing of the history of the dukes of Normandy and kings of England, a tradition which had developed in Latin in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, and then continued in Old French. The work is famous for vibrant and informed description of the reign of King John, in particular the period of baronial reaction, Magna Carta, ensuing civil war and the nearly-successful invasion of England by Louis, heir to the kingdom of France. Flanders supplied troops to both sides, and this Flemish author sees these events in close detail, and from the Flemish, not the French or English, point of view. He may himself have been an eyewitness, directly involved, but if not he would have known many who had fought and died in this conflict. Janet Shirley’s translation of this chronicle, the first into English, brings the work of the Anonymous of Béthune to a new audience in this volume, accompanied by an introduction and historical notes by Paul Webster.