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Summary: One night in December 1941 a young Italian sat shivering on a buoy in Alexandria Harbour. Four hours later two British battleships blew up and settled on t

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  • Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
  • ISBN: 1787205924
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 139
  • Language: English
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Description: One night in December 1941 a young Italian sat shivering on a buoy in Alexandria Harbour. Four hours later two British battleships blew up and settled on the muddy bottom. Luigi De La Penne had successfully completed one of the most fantastic surprise attacks of the war. This and many other extraordinary attacks showed great resourcefulness, courage and daring. The cost in lives and material was small, the stakes dazzlingly high. First published in 1957, this book from American novelist Burke Wilkinson tells of some of the most striking and brilliant surprise attacks made by sea during the war. The individual exploits carry their own compulsion as tales of great courage and daring always do, but more than that they show the valuable lessons to be learned and the future hazards we must face from these bold and venturesome tactics.


Pdf ebook: The English-American his Travail by Sea and Land: or, A New Survey of the West-India's

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Summary: The policy, which for many yeares hath upheld the erring Church of Rome, hath clearly and manifestly been discovered by the many Errors which in severall t

  • Author : Thomas Gage
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465614915
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  • Language: English
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Description: The policy, which for many yeares hath upheld the erring Church of Rome, hath clearly and manifestly been discovered by the many Errors which in severall times by sundry Synods or Generall Councells, (which commonly are but Apes of the Popes fancy, will, pleasure, and ambition) have been enacted into that Church. And for such purposes doth that man of Sinne, and Antichristian tyrant, keep constantly in Rome so many poor Pensionary Bishops as hounds at his table, smelling out his ambitious thoughts, with whom he fills the Synods, when he calls them, charging them never to leave off barking and wearying out the rest of the Prelates, untill they have them all as a prey unto his proud and ambitious designes; from which if any of them dare to start, not onely their Pensions shall be surely forfeited, but their souls shall bee cursed, and they as Hereticks Anathematized with a Censure of Excommunication latæ sententiæ. Hence sprung that Master-piece of Policy, decreeing that the Pope alone should be above the Generall Councell, lest otherwise one Mans pride might be curbed by many heads joyned together; And secondly, that Synodicall definition, that the Pope cannot erre, that though the Councels power, wisdome and learning were all sifted into one mans brain, all points of faith straitned into one head and channell; yet the People should not stagger in any lawfull doubts, nor the learned sort follow any more the light of reason, or the sunshine of the Gospel, but all yeelding to blind Obedience, and their most holy Fathers infallibility, in the foggie and Cimmerian mist of ignorance, might secure their souls from erring, or deviating to the Scylla or Charybdis of Schism and Heresie. What judicious eye, that will not be blinded with the napkin of ignorance, doth not easily see that Policy only hath been the chief Actor of those damnable Opinions of Purgatory, Transubstantiation, Sacrifice though unbloody (as they term it) of the Mass, Invocation of Saints, their Canonization or installing of Saints into the kingdom of heaven, Indulgences, auricular Confession, with satisfactory Penance, and many such like: All which doubtles have been commanded as points of Faith, not so much to save those wretched souls, as to advance that crackt-brain head in the conceits of his Europæan wonderers, who long agoe were espyed out by the Spirit of John wondring after the Beast, worshipping him for his power, and saying, Who is like unto the Beast, who is able to make warre with him? Revel. 13. 3, 4. Thus can Policy invent a Purgatory, that a Pope may be sought from all parts of Europe, nay now from East and West India's, to deliver souls from that imaginary Fire which never God created, but he himself hath fancyed, that so much glory may be ascribed to him, and his power wondered at, who can plunge into torments, condemn to burning, and when he list, deliver out of fire. Much more would he be admired, and hisgoodnesse extolled, if he would deliver at once all those his Purgatory Prisoners without that Simoniacall receipt of money.


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Summary: Vice Adm. William H. McRaven helped to devise the strategy for how to bring down Osama bin Laden, and commanded the courageous U.S. military unit that carr

  • Author : William H. McRaven
  • Publisher: Presidio Press
  • ISBN: 030754723X
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 432
  • Language: English
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Description: Vice Adm. William H. McRaven helped to devise the strategy for how to bring down Osama bin Laden, and commanded the courageous U.S. military unit that carried it out on May 1, 2011, ending one of the greatest manhunts in history. In Spec Ops, a well-organized and deeply researched study, McRaven analyzes eight classic special operations. Six are from WWII: the German commando raid on the Belgian fort Eben Emael (1940); the Italian torpedo attack on the Alexandria harbor (1941); the British commando raid on Nazaire, France (1942); the German glider rescue of Benito Mussolini (1943); the British midget-submarine attack on the Tirpitz (1943); and the U.S. Ranger rescue mission at the Cabanatuan POW camp in the Philippines (1945). The two post-WWII examples are the U.S. Army raid on the Son Tay POW camp in North Vietnam (1970) and the Israeli rescue of the skyjacked hostages in Entebbe, Uganda (1976). McRaven—who commands a U.S. Navy SEAL team—pinpoints six essential principles of “spec ops” success: simplicity, security, repetition, surprise, speed and purpose. For each of the case studies, he provides political and military context, a meticulous reconstruction of the mission itself and an analysis of the operation in relation to his six principles. McRaven deems the Son Tay raid “the best modern example of a successful spec op [which] should be considered textbook material for future missions.” His own book is an instructive textbook that will be closely studied by students of the military arts. Maps, photos.


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Summary: “Erskine Childers, one of the unsung heroes of Ireland’s struggle for independence, was born in England, spent his boyhood in Ireland, then went to Cam

  • Author : Burke Wilkinson
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1504032691
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: “Erskine Childers, one of the unsung heroes of Ireland’s struggle for independence, was born in England, spent his boyhood in Ireland, then went to Cambridge University. He fought for England in the Boer War and as an aviator in World War I, publishing his widely praised novel The Riddle of the Sands in 1903. He became involved in Irish politics in 1908 as an advocate of home rule, smuggled guns to Irish liberationists, and in 1919 joined Sinn Fein, the extreme wing of the freedom fighters. His martyrdom is stirringly related by Wilkinson.” —Publishers Weekly


Pdf ebook: Secret Forces of World War II

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Summary: One of the lasting legacies of World War 2 was the proliferation of what today are known as Special Forces. At the time many soldiers, often of high rank r

  • Author : Philip Warner
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1473818036
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: One of the lasting legacies of World War 2 was the proliferation of what today are known as Special Forces. At the time many soldiers, often of high rank regarded these units as nothing short of ill-disciplined cowboys or worse! However desperate times called for desperate measures and there were those in high places who were prepared to take risks. As specially recruited units such as the LRDG, SAS and SBS earned their spurs and scored significant victories, at high cost both to the enemy and themselves, so faith in the concept grew


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Summary: The men of the SBS are the maritime equivalent of their counterparts in the SAS; they are the elite of the British Special Forces and also the most secreti

  • Author : John Parker
  • Publisher: Headline
  • ISBN: 1472202651
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
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Description: The men of the SBS are the maritime equivalent of their counterparts in the SAS; they are the elite of the British Special Forces and also the most secretive. Although SAS activity has been extensively documented, the SBS has remained in the state it prefers - a shadowy silhouette, with identities protected and missions kept from public view. Formed during the Second World War, when they took part in many daring raids (one of which was filmed as The Cockleshell Heroes), they were active in the jungle campaigns in the Far East, in the Falklands, the Gulf War and Bosnia. Since this seminal book was published in 1997, John Parker has been privy to much more inside information about the SBS's original operations and he brings the book right up to date with accounts of their exploits in East Timor, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Kosovo and most recently in Iraq.


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Summary: This book reveals how Spielberg utilises stylistic strategies that are both unique and innovative when considered within the context of the classical Holly

  • Author : James Mairata
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319690817
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 350
  • Language: English
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Description: This book reveals how Spielberg utilises stylistic strategies that are both unique and innovative when considered within the context of the classical Hollywood system. James Mairata identifies two distinct systems at work in Spielberg's application of style. One is the use of deep space compositions and staging, a form that was commonly seen in Hollywood cinema until the rise of the 'New Hollywood' in the early 1970s. The other system is based on the ubiquitous shot, reverse shot arrangement most commonly used for dialogue scenes, and which Spielberg has modified into what the author describes as wide reverses. Through the integration of both systems, Spielberg is able to create a more complete visual sense of scenographic space and a more comprehensive world of the narrative, while still remaining within the conventional boundaries of classical style. The wide reverse system also permits him to present a more highly developed version of Hollywood's conventional practice of rendering style as transparent or unnoticed. This volume shows that this, together with the wide reverse further enables Spielberg to create a narrative that offers the spectator both a more immersive and more affective experience.


Pdf ebook: The Interception of Vessels on the High Seas

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Summary: The principal aim of this book is to address the international legal questions arising from the 'right of visit on the high seas' in the twenty-first centu

  • Author : Efthymios Papastavridis
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1782250859
  • Genre: Law
  • Number of Pages: 402
  • Language: English
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Description: The principal aim of this book is to address the international legal questions arising from the 'right of visit on the high seas' in the twenty-first century. This right is considered the most significant exception to the fundamental principle of the freedom of the high seas (the freedom, in peacetime, to remain free of interference by ships of another flag). It is this freedom that has been challenged by a recent significant increase in interceptions to counter the threats of international terrorism and WMD proliferation, or to suppress transnational organised crime at sea, particularly the trafficking of narcotics and smuggling of migrants. The author questions whether the principle of non-interference has been so significantly curtailed as to have lost its relevance in the contemporary legal order of the oceans. The book begins with an historical and theoretical examination of the framework underlying interception. This historical survey informs the remainder of the work, which then looks at the legal framework of the right of visit, contemporary challenges to the traditional right, interference on the high seas for the maintenance of international peace and security, interferences to maintain the 'bon usage' of the oceans (navigation and fishing), piracy j'ure gentium'and current counter-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia, the problems posed by illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing, interdiction operations to counter drug and people trafficking, and recent interception operations in the Mediterranean Sea organised by FRONTEX.


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Summary: This newly revised and updated second edition provides a comprehensive overview of international counter-terrorism law and practice. Brand new and revised

  • Author : Ben Saul
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1788972228
  • Genre: Law
  • Number of Pages: 752
  • Language: English
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Description: This newly revised and updated second edition provides a comprehensive overview of international counter-terrorism law and practice. Brand new and revised chapters provide critical commentary on the law from leading scholars and practitioners in the field, including new topics for this edition such as foreign terrorist fighters, the nexus between organized crime and terrorism, and the prevention of violent extremism.


Pdf ebook: Cases and Materials on the Carriage of Goods by Sea

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Summary: Cases and Materials on the Carriage of Goods by Sea, fifth edition, offers tailored coverage of the most commonly taught topics on Carriage of Goods by Sea

  • Author : Anthony Rogers,Jason Chuah,Martin Dockray
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429594887
  • Genre: Law
  • Number of Pages: 604
  • Language: English
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Description: Cases and Materials on the Carriage of Goods by Sea, fifth edition, offers tailored coverage of the most commonly taught topics on Carriage of Goods by Sea courses. Combining a collection of legislative materials, commentaries, scholarly articles, standard forms and up-to-date English case law, it covers the major areas of chartering and bills of lading as well as matters such as exclusion and limitation of liability. Significant innovations for this edition include: coverage of blockchain technology and smart contracts in shipping coverage of autonomous shipping recent developments on the construction of commercial shipping contracts recent developments on the transfer of rights and liabilities in the contract of carriage tables and diagrams for ease of reading discussion of some of the most important decisions by the senior courts of England and Wales, with the most up to date case law included references to academic and professional literature for further reading and research industry standard form clauses reference to important foreign cases emphasis on how it is that shipping law operates and is applied in commercial practice A clear, student-friendly text design with a strong emphasis on research and problem solving. This up-to-date collection of materials relating to the carriage of goods by sea will be of value to students of law, researchers and legal practitioners.


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Summary: Martin Dockray has written numerous books on international maritime law. This third edition explores many aspects of the law applied to the movement of goo

  • Author : Martin Dockray,Katherine Reece Thomas
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 1859417965
  • Genre: Law
  • Number of Pages: 454
  • Language: English
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Description: Martin Dockray has written numerous books on international maritime law. This third edition explores many aspects of the law applied to the movement of goods by sea.


Pdf ebook: East by Sea and West by Rail

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Summary: Sailing off to the War of 1812, in a large ship wihis Salem buddies, Neal was destined for a life of adventure and intrigue. Captured a and put in Dartmoor

  • Author : Cynthia Neal Rantoul
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1462037909
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 260
  • Language: English
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Description: Sailing off to the War of 1812, in a large ship wihis Salem buddies, Neal was destined for a life of adventure and intrigue. Captured a and put in Dartmoor Prison th many of for a year, he sacrificed some fingers when he failed to escape once and he paid the price! After he set out on numerous trips around the world in pursuit of riches in the Spice Trade and eventually became the Captain of his own ship. Later when he felt his ship was no longer profitable on the advice of his friend Senator Abraham Lincoln of Illinois he traveled west and visited short mining train routes before he sunk a small fortune in property down the future path of the Illinois Central Railroad that made him successful well before his time.


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Summary: This is the comprehensive, standardized dictionary of military and associated terminology compiled and used by the Department of Defense. Divided into sect

  • Author : Defense
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1628730196
  • Genre: Reference
  • Number of Pages: 7680
  • Language: English
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Description: This is the comprehensive, standardized dictionary of military and associated terminology compiled and used by the Department of Defense. Divided into sections, The Dictionary of Military Terms contains all definitions approved for DoD and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) use, as well as a complete listing of commonly used abbreviations and acronyms.


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Summary: Having freed the city of Athens from the onerous tribute demanded by the ruler of Knossos - the sacrifice of noble youths and maidens to the appetite of th

  • Author : Mary Renault
  • Publisher: Virago
  • ISBN: 1405526262
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
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Description: Having freed the city of Athens from the onerous tribute demanded by the ruler of Knossos - the sacrifice of noble youths and maidens to the appetite of the Labyrinth's monster - Theseus has returned home to find his father dead and himself the new king. But his adventures have only just begun: he still must confront the Amazons, capture their queen, Hippolyta, and face the tragic results of Phaedra's jealous rage. Piecing together the fragments of myth and using her deep understanding of the cultures reflected in these legends, Mary Renault has constructed an enthralling narrative of a time when heroes battled monsters and gods strode the earth.


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Summary: William Dampier buccaneer, journalist, naturalist and explorer once shocked and delighted the literary world with the scarcely credible tales of his voyage

  • Author : William Dampier
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
  • ISBN: 144564293X
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: William Dampier buccaneer, journalist, naturalist and explorer once shocked and delighted the literary world with the scarcely credible tales of his voyages. These were produced from his own meticulous journals, miraculously preserved through years of adventures on the high seas. When not detailing the exploits of the bickering band of pirates with whom he sailed he provided startlingly clear descriptions of the lands, people and wildlife he encountered, many of which had never been heard of by his seventeenth-century readers. This edition includes some of William Dampier's most memorable exploits, selected from his wildly popular A New Voyage Around the World. The resulting collection is a fascinating insight into both the Golden Age of Piracy and the Age of Discovery.


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Summary: The thrilling story of Britain's death-struggle with Revolutionary France, wherein Napoleon is checkmated by Nelson's brilliant naval exploits. In February

  • Author : Noel Mostert
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393114015
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 800
  • Language: English
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Description: The thrilling story of Britain's death-struggle with Revolutionary France, wherein Napoleon is checkmated by Nelson's brilliant naval exploits. In February 1793 France declared war on Britain, and for the next twenty-two years the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars raged. This was to be the longest, cruelest war ever fought at sea, comparable in scale only to the Second World War. New naval tactics were brought to bear, along with such unheard-of weapons as rockets, torpedoes, and submarines. The war on land saw the rise of the greatest soldier the world had ever known—Napoleon Bonaparte—whose vast ambition was thwarted by a genius he never met in person or in battle: Admiral Horatio Nelson. Noel Mostert's narrative ranges from the Mediterranean to the West Indies, Egypt to Scandinavia, showing how land versus sea was the key to the outcome of these wars. He provides details of ship construction, tactics, and life on board. Above all he shows us the extraordinary characters that were the raw material of Patrick O'Brian's and C. S. Forester's magnificent novels.


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Summary: Assigned to chaperone Queen Contessa and her husband on their honeymoon, Tess takes on pirates who abduct the royal couple for ransom-unaware that Tess's m

  • Author : Dawn Cook
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1440678235
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 352
  • Language: English
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Description: Assigned to chaperone Queen Contessa and her husband on their honeymoon, Tess takes on pirates who abduct the royal couple for ransom-unaware that Tess's magic is the real treasure in their midst.


Pdf ebook: Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1819-1822

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Summary: Sir John Franklin's Narrative of the Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1819-1822 recounts a hair-raising adventure of the "Golden Age of

  • Author : John Franklin
  • Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1596051558
  • Genre: Travel
  • Number of Pages: 452
  • Language: English
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Description: Sir John Franklin's Narrative of the Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1819-1822 recounts a hair-raising adventure of the "Golden Age of Discovery," the period from 1800 to 1847 when sailing ships from aroun Franklin entered the Royal Navy at the age of 14, went on his first exploratory voyage to Australia (1801-03), and served in the battles of Trafalgar (1805) and New Orleans (1814). He was co-commander of an Arctic expedition of 1818 that sought to reac In September 1846, during his final expedition, he became trapped in the ice in Victoria Strait, off King William Island (the midpoint between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans), which culminated, in April 1848, in the deaths of Franklin and 23 explorers AUTHOR BIO: Sir John Franklin (1786-1847), English rear admiral and explorer, is credited with expanding our geographical knowledge of the Canadian Arctic and adding greatly to the literature of exploration.


Pdf ebook: World War II at Sea: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

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Summary: The war at sea was a key aspect of World War II, one that is too-often under-studied. This comprehensive encyclopedia shares current understandings of the

  • Author : Spencer C. Tucker
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 159884458X
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 925
  • Language: English
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Description: The war at sea was a key aspect of World War II, one that is too-often under-studied. This comprehensive encyclopedia shares current understandings of the struggle to control the seas during that conflict—and it opens our eyes to the reasons sea power continues to be of critical importance today. • More than 450 A–Z entries • A comprehensive chronology • Numerous illustrations of individuals, weapons, and battles • Maps • A glossary of naval terms • A comprehensive bibliography, plus cross-references and suggestions for further reading at the end of each entry


Pdf ebook: Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea- In the Years 1819-20-21-22 - The Complete Edition

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Summary: Sir John Franklin (1786–1847) was a British Royal Navy officer and Arctic explorer who served in wars against the United States and Napoleonic France. He

  • Author : John Franklin
  • Publisher: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1528792610
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 504
  • Language: English
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Description: Sir John Franklin (1786–1847) was a British Royal Navy officer and Arctic explorer who served in wars against the United States and Napoleonic France. He led three expeditions into the Canadian Arctic in 1819, 1825, and 1845. In his last expedition to force the Northwest Passage, his ship became stuck in the ice leading to many unsuccessful rescue missions. “Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea” is Franklin's account of the Coppermine expedition to chart the north coast of Canada eastwards from the mouth of the Coppermine River. From 1819 to 1822, 11 of the 20 men in his party died of starvation or exhaustion, with evidence to suggest that there was at least one murder and instances of cannibalism. An incredible account of survival against all odds in the unforgiving Arctic, “Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea” is highly recommended for those with an interest in the famous Franklin expedition and Arctic exploration in general. Read & Co. History is republishing this classic memoir now in a brand new edition complete with an introductory biography by John Knox Laughton.


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Summary: Melville's first and most popular novel during his lifetime, Typee is a provocative and lively account of his exploits in the exotic South Seas during the

  • Author : Herman Melville
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101221704
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 368
  • Language: English
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Description: Melville's first and most popular novel during his lifetime, Typee is a provocative and lively account of his exploits in the exotic South Seas during the early 1840s, where he journeyed as a young sailor. This edition includes notes on the text.


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Summary: Herman Melville (1819–1891) was an American poet and novelist of the American Renaissance, best known for his allusive adventure novel “Moby-Dick”. M

  • Author : Melville H.
  • Publisher: Рипол Классик
  • ISBN: 5521074570
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 286
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Description: Herman Melville (1819–1891) was an American poet and novelist of the American Renaissance, best known for his allusive adventure novel “Moby-Dick”. Mysterious and unpredictable, the “Pierre: or, The Ambiguities” contains all the good and intriguing features of the Gothic iction genre. “Typee” is one of the most famous and critically acclaimed traveling adventures of the nineteenth century. It is a semiautobiographical story of the Melville’s Polynesian travels, an examination of nature, people and their relationships, and an extensive exploration of exotic rituals.


Pdf ebook: The Greatest Sea Adventure Novels: 30+ Maritime Novels, Pirate Tales & Seafaring Stories

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Summary: This meticulously edited and carefully crafted sea adventure collection by R. M. Ballantyne contains thrilling maritime tales from all over the globe; from

  • Author : R. M. Ballantyne
  • Publisher: e-artnow
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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 5753
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Description: This meticulously edited and carefully crafted sea adventure collection by R. M. Ballantyne contains thrilling maritime tales from all over the globe; from cold Polar Regions to hot South Seas. Table of Contents: The Coral Island The Red Eric Fighting the Whales Fast in the Ice Gascoyne The Lifeboat The Lighthouse Shifting Winds Saved by the Lifeboat Erling the Bold The Battle and the Breeze The Cannibal Islands Sunk at Sea The Pirate City The Story of the Rock Under the Waves Jarwin and Cuffy Philosopher Jack The Lonely Island The Giant of the North The Madman and the Pirate The Battery and the Boiler The Young Trawler The Island Queen The Lively Poll Red Rooney The Eagle Cliff The Crew of the Water Wagtail Blown to Bits Charlie to the Rescue The Hot Swamp


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Summary: China and India are emerging as major maritime powers as part of long-term shifts in the regional balance of power. As their wealth, interests, and power g

  • Author : David Brewster
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199091684
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
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Description: China and India are emerging as major maritime powers as part of long-term shifts in the regional balance of power. As their wealth, interests, and power grow, the two countries are increasingly bumping up against each other across the Indo-Pacific. China’s growing naval presence in the Indian Ocean is seen by many as challenging India’s aspirations towards regional leadership and major power status. How India and China get along in this shared maritime space—cooperation, coexistence, competition, or confrontation—will be one of the key strategic challenges for the entire region. India and China at Sea is an essential resource in understanding how the two countries will interact as major maritime powers in the coming decades. The essays in the volume, by noted strategic analysts from across the world, seek to better understand Indian and Chinese perspectives about their roles in the Indian Ocean and their evolving naval strategies towards each other.


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Summary: Recent years have seen growing academic interest in England’s colonial venture in Tangier in the late seventeenth century, and the crucial role it played

  • Author : Karim Bejjit
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317143132
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 296
  • Language: English
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Description: Recent years have seen growing academic interest in England’s colonial venture in Tangier in the late seventeenth century, and the crucial role it played not only in influencing contemporary domestic politics in England, but also in shaping new imperial policies in the Mediterranean. This critical edition presents a remarkable collection of 18 Restoration pamphlets dealing with the English occupation of Tangier. In an extensive original introduction, Karim Bejjit narrates the various stages of the colonial venture in Tangier, and critically analyses both the British historiography and current scholarship on the subject. He provides an alternative reading of the Tangier episode, emphasising the Moroccan point of view and the significance of the local political agency. At the same time, as the author argues in the introduction, so intertwined were the affairs of the colony and the home country in 1680 that the political crisis which was then unfolding in England cannot be fully explained without acknowledging the impact of dramatic developments in Tangier. Despite their generic diversity, as Bejjit shows, the pamphlets in this collection share a common interest in the affairs of Tangier, and reflect the changing circumstances and shifting politics at home and in the colony. In bringing together these long forgotten narratives, this edition revives critical interest in the colonial adventure in Tangier which had considerable influence on the political scene in England. Read collectively, the texts offer a genuine glimpse into the colonial scene and the interplay of forces which governed English presence in Tangier.


Pdf ebook: War at Sea

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Summary: The ocean is humanity's largest battlefield. Resting in its depths lie the lost ships of war, spanning the totality of human history. Many wrecks are namel

  • Author : James P. Delgado
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190888024
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 352
  • Language: English
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Description: The ocean is humanity's largest battlefield. Resting in its depths lie the lost ships of war, spanning the totality of human history. Many wrecks are nameless, others from more recent times are remembered, honored even, as are the battles that claimed them, like Actium, Trafalgar, Tsushima, Jutland, Pearl Harbor, and Midway. Underwater exploration is increasingly discovering long-lost warships from the deepest parts of the ocean, revealing a vast undersea museum that speaks to battles won and lost, service, sacrifice, and the human costs of warfare. War at Sea is a dramatic global tour of this remote museum and other formerly lost traces of humanity's naval heritage. It is also an account by the world's leading naval archaeologist of how underwater exploration has discovered these remains, thus resolving mysteries, adding to our understanding of the past, and providing intimate details of the experience of naval warfare. Arranged chronologically, the book begins with the warships and battles of the ancient Egyptians, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, and Chinese, and then progresses through three thousand years to the lost ships of the Cold War. James Delgado, who has personally explored, dived, and studied a number of the wrecks and sites in the book, provides insights as an explorer, archaeologist, and storyteller. The result is a unique and compelling history of naval warfare. From fallen triremes and galleons to dreadnoughts, aircraft carriers, and nuclear submarines, this book vividly brings thousands of years of naval warfare to life.


Pdf ebook: History of the Imams and Seyyids of 'Oman by Salil-ibn-Razik, from A.D. 661-1856

Pdf download ebook History of the Imams and Seyyids of 'Oman by Salil-ibn-Razik, from A.D. 661-1856

Summary: Translated from the Original Arabic and Edited, with Notes, Appendices, and an Introduction, continuing the History down to 1870. This is a new print-on-de

  • Author : George Percy Badger
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1317121651
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 584
  • Language: English
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Description: Translated from the Original Arabic and Edited, with Notes, Appendices, and an Introduction, continuing the History down to 1870. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1871.


Pdf ebook: Epidemics Examined and Explained: or, Living Germs Proved by Analogy to be a Source of Disease

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Summary: "Epidemics Examined and Explained: or, Living Germs Proved by Analogy to be a Source of Disease" by John Grove. Published by Good Press. Good Press publish

  • Author : John Grove
  • Publisher: Good Press
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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 197
  • Language: English
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Description: "Epidemics Examined and Explained: or, Living Germs Proved by Analogy to be a Source of Disease" by John Grove. 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.


Pdf ebook: Daphnis and Chloe

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Summary: "Daphnis and Chloe" by Longus (translated by George Thornley). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every

  • Author : Longus
  • Publisher: Good Press
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  • Genre: Art
  • Number of Pages: 78
  • Language: English
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Description: "Daphnis and Chloe" by Longus (translated by George Thornley). 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.


Pdf ebook: Delphi Complete Works of Plutarch (Illustrated)

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Summary: Beloved as a writer of exciting biographies and renowned for his philanthropic essays on almost any subject possible, Plutarch created a diverse range of w

  • Author : Plutarch
  • Publisher: Delphi Classics
  • ISBN: 1909496626
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 3491
  • Language: English
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Description: Beloved as a writer of exciting biographies and renowned for his philanthropic essays on almost any subject possible, Plutarch created a diverse range of works that have entertained generations of readers since the days of Imperial Rome. Delphi's Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Plutarch, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Plutarch's life and works * Features the complete works of Plutarch, in both English translation and the original Greek * Concise introductions to the works * Provides the complete PARALLEL LIVES and the complete extant essays of MORALIA, for the first time in digital printing * Includes many translations previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library editions of Plutarch's works * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the biographies and treatises you want to read with individual contents tables * Features two bonus biographies - discover Plutarch's ancient world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Translations PARALLEL LIVES MORALIA The Greek Texts LIST OF GREEK TEXTS The Biographies INTRODUCTION TO PLUTARCH by Bernadotte Perrin LIFE OF PLUTARCH by Aubrey Stewart Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles


Pdf ebook: The Portable Greek Reader

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Summary: It is commonplace to say that our civilization is built on the ruins of Greece. W. H. Auden’s splendid anthology locates the truth behind the truism, whi

  • Author : W. H. Auden
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101173734
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 734
  • Language: English
  • Views: 954
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Description: It is commonplace to say that our civilization is built on the ruins of Greece. W. H. Auden’s splendid anthology locates the truth behind the truism, while filling in the gaps in our knowledge of a people who gave us so much of our cultural legacy. Every page in The Portable Greek Reader contains some fundamental precursor of the ways in which we think about heroism, destiny, love, politics, tragedy, science, virtue, and thought itself, Included are excerpts from the mythologies of Hesiod; the martial epics of Homer; the dramas of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides; the philosophy of Plato, Aristotle, and Heraclitus; Aesop’s fables; poems by Pindar and Sappho; the scientific writings of Euclid, Galen, and Hippocrates; and the history of Thucydides. Presented in their most elegant and authoritative translations, and accompanied by Auden’s brilliant introduction, these selections recreate the Greek world in all its splendor, strangeness, and sophistication. “Engaging and full and intelligent … a command performance, brought off with considerable aplomb.” —The New York Times


Pdf ebook: Troia Britanica: or, Great Britain's Troy

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  • Author : Thomas Heywood
  • Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783487402208
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  • Language: English
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Pdf ebook: Anabasis

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Summary: Darius and Parysatis had two sons: the elder was named Artaxerxes, and the younger Cyrus. Now, as Darius lay sick and felt that the end of life drew near,

  • Author : Xenophon
  • Publisher: 谷月社
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  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
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Description: Darius and Parysatis had two sons: the elder was named Artaxerxes, and the younger Cyrus. Now, as Darius lay sick and felt that the end of life drew near, he wished both his sons to be with him. The elder, as it chanced, was already there, but Cyrus he must needs send for from the province over which he had made him satrap, having appointed him general moreover of all the forces that muster in the plain of the Castolus. Thus Cyrus went up, taking with him Tissaphernes as his friend, and accompanied also by a body of Hellenes, three hundred heavy armed men, under the command of Xenias the Parrhasian ...


Pdf ebook: The History of Rome, Books 09 to 26

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Summary: "The History of Rome, Books 09 to 26" by Livy (translated by Cyrus R. Edmonds, D. Spillan). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of t

  • Author : Livy
  • Publisher: Good Press
  • ISBN:
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 528
  • Language: English
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Description: "The History of Rome, Books 09 to 26" by Livy (translated by Cyrus R. Edmonds, D. Spillan). 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.


Pdf ebook: Delphi Complete Works of Thucydides (Illustrated)

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Summary: The Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin and Greek texts

  • Author : Thucydides
  • Publisher: Delphi Classics
  • ISBN: 1909496766
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 3491
  • Language: English
  • Views: 872
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Description: The Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin and Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of the great historian Thucydides, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 2) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Thucydides’ life and works * Features Benjamin Jowett’s scholarly translation and the original Greek text * Concise introduction to the text * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables * Includes a special Dual Text feature, with paragraph by paragraph access to the Greek and English translation – ideal for students of Classical Greek * Also includes Xenophon’s seven book continuation: HELLENICA, allowing you to finish reading Thucydides’ unfinished work * Features two bonus biographies – discover Thucydides’ ancient world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please note: some EReader software programs cannot display Greek characters correctly, however they do display correctly on EReader devices. CONTENTS: The Translations THE HISTORY OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR XENOPHON’S HELLENICA The Greek Text PRONOUNCING ANCIENT GREEK CONTENTS OF GREEK TEXT Dual Text DUAL GREEK AND ENGLISH TEXT The Biographies INTRODUCTION TO THUCYDIDES by Charles Forster Smith THUCYDIDES by T. W. Lumb


Pdf ebook: The Life of James McNeill Whistler (Illustrations)

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Summary: Mr. and Mrs. Pennell's authorised Life of James McNeill Whistler appeared in two volumes in October 1908, and has had to be reprinted in that form three ti

  • Author : Elizabeth Robins Pennell,Joseph Pennell
  • Publisher: PHILADELPHIA J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY LONDON: WILLIAM HEINEMANN
  • ISBN:
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 407
  • Language: English
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Description: Mr. and Mrs. Pennell's authorised Life of James McNeill Whistler appeared in two volumes in October 1908, and has had to be reprinted in that form three times since then. Its sale even in that comparatively expensive form has been an unexpectedly large one, proving without doubt that interest in Whistler's life is alive and growing. During the three years since its first publication much new material has come into the hands of the authors, and a complete revision of the book has therefore become necessary. The present volume is, to all intents and purposes, a new one. Many of the older illustrations in the earlier editions have been superseded by new ones, a number of which are reproduced for the first time. For the new material included in this edition the authors and the publisher are indebted to friends and numerous sympathetic correspondents, and they wish to express their indebtedness especially to Mr. John W. Beatty, Director of the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh; Mr. E. D. Brooks; Mr. Clifford Gore Chambers; Mr. E. T. Cook; Mr. Leon Dabo; Mr. Frederick Dielmann; Messrs. Dowdeswell; M. Théodore Duret; Mr. A. J. Eddy; Mrs. Wickham Flower; Right Hon. Jonathan Hogg; Mr. H. S. Hubbell; Mr. Will H. Low; Mr. Burton Mansfield; Judge Parry; Mr. H. Reinhardt; Mr. H. S. Ridings; Mr. Albert Rouiller; Miss Alice Rouiller; Mr. William Scott; M. Ströhlen; Mr. Ross Turner; Mr. C. F. G. Turner; Mr. C. Howard Walker; Mr. J. H. Wrenn.


Pdf ebook: The Diary of John Evelyn

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Summary: In the times before the first newspapers and magazines saw the light of the day, chronicles, memoirs, and personal diaries were the primary source of infor

  • Author : John Evelyn
  • Publisher: e-artnow
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  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 733
  • Language: English
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Description: In the times before the first newspapers and magazines saw the light of the day, chronicles, memoirs, and personal diaries were the primary source of information about the ordinary life and manners of the people. John Evelyn's Diary is an example of such work. It was created from 1640 to 1706. He covered the developments in art, culture, and politics and gave an account of his travels and occupation. In these diaries, a reader can find comments on the execution of King Charles I, the Great Fire of London, the Great Plague, and many more A contemporary reader familiar with these events from the history books will be interested in viewing them from the point of real-time witness. Together with the diaries of Samuel Pepys, Evelyn's Diaries were the primary source of information about the life of ordinary people in the 17th century.


Pdf ebook: The March of the Ten Thousand

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Summary: Stranded deep in enemy territory, the Spartan general Clearchus and the other Greek senior officers were subsequently killed or captured by treachery on th

  • Author : Xenophon
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1681464144
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 199
  • Language: English
  • Views: 457
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Description: Stranded deep in enemy territory, the Spartan general Clearchus and the other Greek senior officers were subsequently killed or captured by treachery on the part of the Persian satrap Tissaphernes. Xenophon, one of three remaining leaders elected by the soldiers, played an instrumental role in encouraging the Greek army of 10,000 to march north across foodless deserts and snow-filled mountain passes towards the Black Sea and the comparative security of its Greek shoreline cities.


Pdf ebook: The First Crusade

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Summary: The First Crusade received its name and shape late. To its contemporaries, the event was a journey and the men who took part in it pilgrims. Only later wer

  • Author : Edward Peters
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 0812204727
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
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Description: The First Crusade received its name and shape late. To its contemporaries, the event was a journey and the men who took part in it pilgrims. Only later were those participants dubbed Crusaders—"those signed with the Cross." In fact, many developments with regard to the First Crusade, like the bestowing of the cross and the elaboration of Crusaders' privileges, did not occur until the late twelfth century, almost one hundred years after the event itself. In a greatly expanded second edition, Edward Peters brings together the primary texts that document eleventh-century reform ecclesiology, the appearance of new social groups and their attitudes, the institutional and literary evidence dealing with Holy War and pilgrimage, and, most important, the firsthand experiences by men who participated in the events of 1095-1099. Peters supplements his previous work by including a considerable number of texts not available at the time of the original publication. The new material, which constitutes nearly one-third of the book, consists chiefly of materials from non-Christian sources, especially translations of documents written in Hebrew and Arabic. In addition, Peters has extensively revised and expanded the Introduction to address the most important issues of recent scholarship.


Pdf ebook: The Persian Expedition

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Summary: In "The Persian Expedition", Xenophon, a young Athenian noble who sought his destiny abroad, provides an enthralling eyewitness account of the attempt by a

  • Author : Xenophon
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1625580851
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 196
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1489
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Description: In "The Persian Expedition", Xenophon, a young Athenian noble who sought his destiny abroad, provides an enthralling eyewitness account of the attempt by a Greek mercenary army - the Ten Thousand - to help Prince Cyrus overthrow his brother and take the Persian throne. When the Greeks were then betrayed by their Persian employers, they were forced to march home through hundreds of miles of difficult terrain - adrift in a hostile country and under constant attack from the unforgiving Persians and warlike tribes. In this outstanding description of endurance and individual bravery, Xenophon, one of those chosen to lead the retreating army, provides a vivid narrative of the campaign and its aftermath, and his account remains one of the best pictures we have of Greeks confronting a 'barbarian' world.