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A Death in the Venetian Quarter

By Alan Gordon
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In 1203, the relative peace of the Byzantine Empire is imperiled when the ships of the Fourth Crusade show up outside the walls of Constantinople. Instead of traveling to the Holy Land to battle the infidels, the Crusade, having sailed out of Venice, has been subverted and is now besieging the city. The jester known as Feste, his wife Viola, and their compatriots within the city are faced with catastrophe as the peace the Fool's Guild has worked so hard to maintain is about to be shattered. With such a disaster looming, the death of one silk merchant in the Venetian Quarter of Constantinople seems insignificant. But Philoxenites, the Imperial Treasurer and one of the most power schemers at court, has taken a special interest in the case and wants Feste to investigate Venetian merchant's death. The merchant, of course, was not what he appeared to be and, if Constantinople is to have any hope of surviving the troops outside its gates, Feste must quickly uncover what forces were at work when the merchant lost his life.

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This unique collection of Alexandre Dumas' historical novels, adventure classics & true crime stories has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. The D'Artagnan Romances The Three Musketeers Twenty Years After The Vicomte of Bragelonne Ten Years Later Louise da la Valliere The Man in the Iron Mask The Valois Trilogy Queen Margot (Marguerite de Valois) Chicot de Jester: La Dame de Monsoreau The Forty-Five Guardsmen The Memoirs of a Physician - Marie Antoinette Series Joseph Balsamo: The Magician The Mesmerist's Victim: Andrea de Taverney The Queen's Necklace Taking the Bastile: Ange Pitou The Countess de Charny: The Execution of King Louis XVI Other Novels The Count of Monte Cristo The Conspirators: The Chevalier d'Harmental The Regent's Daughter The Hero of the People The Royal Life-Guard Captain Paul The Sicilian Bandit The Corsican Brothers The Companions of Jehu The Wolf Leader The Black Tulip The Last Vendee The Prussian Terror Short Stories A Masked Ball Solange Celebrated crimes The Borgias The Cenci Massacres of the South Mary Stuart Karl-Ludwig Sand Urbain Grandier Nisida Derues La Constantin Joan of Naples The Man in the Iron Mask (An Essay) Martin Guerre Ali Pacha The Countess De Saint-Geran Murat The Marquise De Brinvilliers Vaninka The Marquise De Ganges Essays Alexandre Dumas by W. E. Henley A Gossip on a Novel of Dumas's by Robert Louis Stevenson Alexandre Dumas by Andrew Lang To Alexandre Dumas by Andrew Lang Biography Alexandre Dumas by Adolphe Cohn Alexandre Dumas, père (1802-1870) was a French writer whose works have been translated into nearly 100 languages and he is one of the most widely read French authors. His most famous works are The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.

The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later

By Dumas, Alexandre
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  • Book Code : 1773130366
  • Total of Pages : 492
  • Category : Fiction
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The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later is a novel by Alexandre Dumas. It is the third and last of the d'Artagnan Romances, following The Three Musketeers and Twenty Years After. It appeared first in serial form between 1847 and 1850. In the English translations, the 268 chapters of this large volume are usually subdivided into three, but sometimes four or even five individual books. In three-volume English editions the volumes are entitled The Vicomte de Bragelonne, Louise de la Vallière, and The Man in the Iron Mask. Each volume is roughly the length of the original The Three Musketeers. In four-volume editions volume names remain except that Louise de la Vallière and The Man in the Iron Mask move from second and third volumes to third and fourth, with Ten Years Later becoming the second volume. There are usually no volume-specific names in five-volume editions.

Crusade

By Robyn Young
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440630798
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
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The second volume in the internationally bestselling Brethren trilogy, Crusade is gripping historical fiction that “grows more relevant by the day” (Raymond Khoury, bestselling author of The Last Templar) An international bestseller, Crusade is a fast-paced medieval adventure portraying the rising tide of political pressures that led East and West to war in the 13th century. After years of bloodshed, peace finally reigns in the Middle East, in part due to the efforts of Will Campbell and a mysterious group known as the Brethren. However, a cabal of ruthless Western merchants aims to reignite war in the Holy Land, while Prince Edward—once a trusted member of the Brethren—has made a promise to the pope: he will take the Cross to Jerusalem and lead a new crusade. To survive the escalating conflict and protect his family, Will must harness all his knowledge and courage.

The Greatest Works of French Literature

By Marcel Proust,Guy de Maupassant,Charles Baudelaire,Émile Zola,Jules Verne,Victor Hugo,Molière,Voltaire,Alexandre Dumas pere,Alexandre Dumas fils,Stendhal,Jean-Jacques Rousseau,Jean Racine,François Rabelais,Gustave Flaubert,Gaston Leroux,George Sand,Pierre Corneille,Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
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  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 19518
  • Category : Literary Collections
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e-artnow presents to you this unique collection of the greatest classics of French literature, including novels, short stories, dramas and philosophical essays:_x000D_ Table of Contents: _x000D_ A History of French Literature_x000D_ François Rabelais:_x000D_ Gargantua and Pantagruel_x000D_ Molière:_x000D_ Tartuffe or the Hypocrite_x000D_ The Misanthrope_x000D_ The Miser_x000D_ The Imaginary Invalid…_x000D_ Jean Racine:_x000D_ Phaedra_x000D_ Pierre Corneille:_x000D_ The Cid_x000D_ Voltaire:_x000D_ Candide_x000D_ Zadig_x000D_ The Huron_x000D_ A Philosophical Dictionary_x000D_ Letters on England_x000D_ Jean-Jacques Rousseau:_x000D_ Confessions_x000D_ Stendhal

City of Fortune

By Roger Crowley
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  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Book Code : 0571279236
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : History
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A magisterial work of gripping history, City of Fortune tells the story of the Venetian ascent from lagoon dwellers to the greatest power in the Mediterranean - an epic five hundred year voyage that encompassed crusade and trade, plague, sea battles and colonial adventure. In Venice, the path to empire unfolded in a series of extraordinary contests - the sacking of Constantinople in 1204, the fight to the finish with Genoa and a desperate defence against the Turks. Under the lion banner of St Mark, she created an empire of ports and naval bases which funnelled the goods of the world through its wharfs. In the process the city became the richest place on earth - a brilliant mosaic fashioned from what it bought, traded, borrowed and stole. Based on first hand accounts of trade and warfare, seafaring and piracy and the places where Venetians sailed and died, City of Fortune is narrative history at its finest. Beginning on Ascension Day in the year 1000 and ending with an explosion off the coast of Greece - and the calamitous news that the Portuguese had pioneered a sea route to India - it will fascinate anyone who loves Venice and the Mediterranean world.

Read like Gabriel García Márquez

By Terry, Kate
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  • Publisher : Aegitas
  • Book Code : 1772468703
  • Total of Pages : 2174
  • Category : Literary Collections
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez favorite books. One of the most popular author suggests inspiring books. Explore book recommendations of great thinkers, entrepreneurs, pioneers and visionaries with Aegitas collections.

French Literature Classics - Ultimate Collection: 90+ Novels, Stories, Poems, Plays & Philosophy

By Marcel Proust,Guy de Maupassant,Charles Baudelaire,Émile Zola,Jules Verne,Victor Hugo,Molière,Voltaire,Alexandre Dumas pere,Alexandre Dumas fils,Stendhal,Jean-Jacques Rousseau,Jean Racine,François Rabelais,Gustave Flaubert,Gaston Leroux,George Sand,Pierre Corneille,Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
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  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 19516
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Musaicum Books presents to you a unique collection of the greatest classics of French literature, formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of Contents: A History of French Literature François Rabelais: Gargantua and Pantagruel Molière: Tartuffe or the Hypocrite The Misanthrope The Miser The Imaginary Invalid… Jean Racine: Phaedra Pierre Corneille: The Cid Voltaire: Candide Zadig The Huron A Philosophical Dictionary Letters on England Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Confessions Stendhal

A description of the historic monuments of Cyprus. Studies in the archaeology and architecture of the island

By George Jeffery
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  • Publisher : Dalcassian Publishing Company
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 445
  • Category : Cyprus
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Read and download full book A description of the historic monuments of Cyprus. Studies in the archaeology and architecture of the island

The Emperor's Marble Pavement

By S. W. Douglas
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  • Publisher : Austin Macauley Publishers
  • Book Code : 1528944739
  • Total of Pages : 282
  • Category : Fiction
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The Emperor's Marble Pavement, the second of four novels about the fall of Constantinople, finds Niccolo Gritti and Demetrius Alexandrou plunged in the turmoil of a city on war's brink, their friendship complicated by the presence of Theodora, Demetrius' pious sister and the prostitute Cinnamon. Now in the Emperor's service, Niccolo must make accommodation with an embattled Venetian merchant colony. The struggle between Constantine's supporters and those who would appease the Ottomans climaxes in the infamous Service of Union in Hagia Sophia. Then Demetrius disappears, a victim of his peace-party enemies. Niccolo goes in pursuit and the friends are reunited in the Turkish court, under the cynical eye of Mehmet II. Here, courtesy of Nestor-Iskander, a Christian fanatic in the Sultan's service, they witness the Ottoman siege train's ominous preparations before fleeing back to Constantinople. In The Emperor's Marble Pavement, the cross-currents of personal and historical destiny take on new turbulence.

Pope Alexander III (1159–81)

By Anne J. Duggan,Peter D. Clarke
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317078365
  • Total of Pages : 452
  • Category : Religion
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Alexander III was one of the most important popes of the Middle Ages and his papacy (1159-81) marked a significant watershed in the history of the Western Church and society. This book provides a long overdue reassessment of his papacy and his achievements, bringing together thirteen essays which review existing scholarship and present the latest research and new perspectives. Individual chapters cover topics such as Alexander's many contributions to the law of the Church, which had a major impact upon Western society, notably on marriage, his relations with Byzantium, and the extension of papal authority at the peripheries of the West, in Spain, Northern Europe and the Holy Land. But dominant are the major clashes between secular and spiritual authority: the confrontation between Henry II of England and Thomas Becket after which Alexander eventually secured the king's co-operation and the pope's eighteen-year conflict with the German emperor, Frederick I. Both the papacy and the Western Church emerged as stronger institutions from this struggle, largely owing to Alexander's leadership and resilience: he truly mastered the art of survival.

The Hospitallers, the Mediterranean and Europe

By Nikolas Jaspert
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317028511
  • Total of Pages : 338
  • Category : History
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Modern study of the Hospitallers, of other military-religious orders, and of their activities both in the Mediterranean and in Europe has been deeply influenced by the work of Anthony Luttrell. To mark his 75th birthday in October 2007 twenty-three colleagues from ten different countries have contributed to this volume. The first section focuses on the crusading period in the Holy Land, considering the Hospital in Jerusalem, relations with the Assassins, finances, indulgences, transportation and the careers of the brothers and knights. The second and third sections move to the later Middle Ages, when the Hospitallers had their centre on Rhodes, and military and charitable activities in the East had to be supported with men and money from the West. The papers in the second section consider the Hospitallers on Rhodes, relations between Rhodes and the West and plans for crusades, while the third section includes papers on the Hospitallers in the Iberian Peninsula and in Hungary, the territorial administration of the Order of Montesa in Valencia, a plan to transfer the headquarters of the Teutonic Order from Prussia to Frisia, and a Hospitaller reconsideration of warfare and learning on the eve of the council of Trent. The final paper proposes new definitions and guidelines for future work on the military-religious orders. The authors include both well-known experts and younger scholars who promise to follow in the footsteps of Anthony Luttrell and to continue research into the Hospitallers and their fellow orders, these peculiar European communities avant la lettre.