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1453 a Tale of Two Battles

By Julian Reynolds
  • ISBN Code: : 1664106804
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 218
  • Category : History
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This book is the author’s second published by Xlibris, the first being Defending Rome: The Masters of the Soldiers, published in 2011. It explores the consequences of two battles fought in 1453 – the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in May and the French victory over the English two months later at Castillon in the last battle of the Hundred Years War. The book considers the impact of these events on a diverse range of topics, including military outcomes, strategic consequences, economic developments, and cultural and religious implications. It concludes by assessing the significance of these two battles in influencing the transition of Europe from the medieval to the modern age.

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The Gilded Age: a Tale of Today is a depiction of those crimes committed in the United States in the late 19th Century which so frequently went unpunished and of the casualties which ought to be called crimes. The description severely winds up with the satirical verdict “No one to blame.” The project of Colonel Sellers for raising mules for the Southern markets is a satire upon the fraudulency and soap-bubble speculation of capitalists. The work is full of hints and descriptions that take their rise from the frauds and outrages under which the country had plagued for so many years. Family, social and national questions are all cleverly satirized. The monument erected to the memory of the Father of his country – a monument begun, but, of course, never completed – calls forth some strokes of bitter but not unjust humor. The means by which preferment is obtained in Washington are amply satirized. There are two views of this book: favorable and unfavorable. This essay considers both. For instance, while some critics think that it is incoherent, others suggests that the narrative departs from the traditional methods of concluding and is thereby more natural than most novels because every chapter of the book bears the marks of both writers and is therefore a novelty in its way. In this essay I argue that The Gilded Age is essentially a satire and should always be accepted as such. Of course, other good contemporary books did not make it to our time in terms of popularity and legacy. The Gilded Age did. We talk, write, and read about it to this day. Evidently, it is an integral part of the annals of American literature and fully contributes to Mark Twain’s reputation, legacy, and lasting influence.

Colonel Quaritch, V.C.: A Tale of Country Life

By H. Rider Haggard
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 337
  • Category : Fiction
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"Colonel Quaritch, V.C.: A Tale of Country Life" by H. Rider Haggard. 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.

A Tale of a Tub and Other Works

By Jonathan Swift
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0192669540
  • Total of Pages : 301
  • Category : Fiction
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A Tale of a Tub is the masterpiece of Swift's earlier years. It is presented here with The Battle of the Books, The Mechanical Operation of the Spirit, and the Additions. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Protestant Presence in Twentieth-Century America, The

By Phillip E. Hammond
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  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Book Code : 1438405626
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Religion
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Protestantism has undergone a shift in its relationship with American culture and politics. This book analyzes and evaluates that shift. The author shows how Protestantism began in America as a vibrant civil religion and how it developed so that, by the 1970s, its relationship with American culture and politics had changed radically. He shows how Evangelical Protestantism came into being and remains resilient. Hammond also discusses religious culture as it dealt with the courts—the separation of church and state, and the changing meaning of this doctrine.

The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today by Mark Twain - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

By Mark Twain
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1786568012
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Fiction
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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Mark Twain’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Twain includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Twain’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

The White Conquerors: A Tale of Toltec and Aztec

By Kirk Munroe
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  • Publisher : Litres
  • Book Code : 5040564163
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  • Category : Fiction
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Three Centuries of Mission

By Daniel O'Connor
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1441135529
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Religion
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A new and expansive official history of the USPG commissioned to mark the tercentenary in 2001. The first half tells a compelling global story from the mission to the Americas in the 18th century, through the North China Mission in the late 19th century to today's Social Development Programme in Bangladesh. There is a particular focus on the post-1945 period of decolonization, development and dialogue with other religions. The second half is a collection of essays that give a wide range of themes and perspective from a history of missionary wives by Deborah Kirkwood to a discussion of the evolving role of the church in Zambia by Musonda Mwamba.Three Centuries of Mission emphasizes the key instrumentality of the USPG in the emergence of a worldwide network of Churches in the Anglican Communion and their significance in the world at the beginning of the new century.

The Pocket Bible; or, Christian the Printer: A Tale of the Sixteenth Century

By Eugène Sue
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 442
  • Category : Fiction
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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Pocket Bible; or, Christian the Printer: A Tale of the Sixteenth Century" by Eugène Sue. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

The House of Walderne: A Tale of the Cloister and the Forest in the Days of the Barons' Wars

By Reverend Augustine David Crake
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465507329
  • Total of Pages : 247
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Four Bells: A Tale of the Caribbean

By Ralph D. Paine
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 278
  • Category : Fiction
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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Four Bells: A Tale of the Caribbean" by Ralph D. Paine. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Jews and Christians – Parting Ways in the First Two Centuries CE?

By Jens Schröter,Benjamin A. Edsall,Joseph Verheyden
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Book Code : 3110742217
  • Total of Pages : 415
  • Category : Religion
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The present volume is based on a conference held in October 2019 at the Faculty of Theology of Humboldt University Berlin as part of a common project of the Australian Catholic University, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the Humboldt University Berlin. The aim is to discuss the relationships of “Jews” and “Christians” in the first two centuries CE against the background of recent debates which have called into question the image of “parting ways” for a description of the relationships of Judaism and Christianity in antiquity. One objection raised against this metaphor is that it accentuates differences at the expense of commonalities. Another critique is that this image looks from a later perspective at historical developments which can hardly be grasped with such a metaphor. It is more likely that distinctions between Jews, Christians, Jewish Christians, Christian Jews etc. are more blurred than the image of “parting ways” allows. In light of these considerations the contributions in this volume discuss the cogency of the “parting of the ways”-model with a look at prominent early Christian writers and places and suggest more appropriate metaphors to describe the relationships of Jews and Christians in the early period.

Two Centuries of Irish History (Routledge Revivals)

By R. Barry O'Brien
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 131775221X
  • Total of Pages : 563
  • Category : History
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This collection of papers, first published in 1888, presents the history of Ireland as it unfolded from the Treaty of Limerick in 1691 until the Land Act of 1870 and the Home Rule Movement. Written at a time of great national interest in the ‘Irish Problem’, Two Centuries of Irish History tells the story of Ireland’s troubled relationship with successive British governments since the reign of William III, and charts the development of bitterness between opposing factions within Ireland itself. Whilst not lacking scholarly rigour, each contribution is lucidly written and accessible to the interested reader.