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Argall

By William T. Vollmann
  • ISBN Code: : 1440684170
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 768
  • Category : Fiction
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From the National Book Award-winning author of Europe Central – a hugely original fictional history of Pocahontas, John Smith, and the Jamestown colony in Virginia In Argall, the third novel in his Seven Dreams series, William T. Vollmann alternates between extravagant Elizabethan language and gritty realism in an attempt to dig beneath the legend surrounding Pocahontas, John Smith, and the founding of the Jamestown colony in Virginia-as well as the betrayals, disappointments, and atrocities behind it. With the same panoramic vision, mythic sensibility, and stylistic daring that he brought to the previous novels in the Seven Dreams series--hailed upon its inception as "the most important literary project of the '90s" (The Washington Post)--Vollmann continues his hugely original fictional history of the clash of Native Americans and Europeans in the New World. In reconstructing America's past as tragedy, nightmare, and bloody spectacle, Vollmann does nothing less than reinvent the American novel.

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The Correspondence of Reginald Pole

By Thomas F. Mayer
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  • Book Code : 135196383X
  • Total of Pages : 394
  • Category : History
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Reginald Pole (1500-1558), cardinal and archbishop of Canterbury, was at the centre of reform controversies in the mid 16th century - antagonist of Henry VIII, a leader of the reform group in the Roman Church, and nearly elected pope (Julius III was elected in his stead). His voluminous correspondence - more than 2500 items, including letters to him - forms a major source for historians not only of England, but of Catholic Europe and the early Reformation as a whole. In addition to the insight they provide on political history, both secular and ecclesiastical, and on the spiritual motives of reform, they also constitute a great resource for our understanding of humanist learning and cultural patronage in the Renaissance. Hitherto there has been no comprehensive, let alone modern or accurate listing and analysis of this correspondence, in large part due to the complexity of the manuscript traditions and the difficulties of legibility. The present work makes this vast body of material accessible to the researcher, summarising each letter (and printing key texts usually in critical editions), together with necessary identification and comment. The first three volumes in this set will contain the correspondence; the fourth and fifth will provide a biographical companion to all persons mentioned, and will together constitute a major research tool in their own right. This first volume covers the crucial turning point in Pole’s career: his protracted break with Henry and the substitution of papal service for royal. One major dimension of this rupture was a profound religious conversion which took Pole to the brink of one of the defining moments of the Italian Reformation, the writing of the ’Beneficio di Christo’.

IN DENIAL: WHITE SLAVERY IN THE VIRGINIA COLONY, 1607 TO 1619 AD + 'REASONABLE CAUSE FOR REPARATIONS' FOR DESCENDANTS OF AFRICAN SLAVES

By George Rainey, Jr.
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  • Publisher : Nubian Pageant Systems, Inc.
  • Book Code : 0578849704
  • Total of Pages : 107
  • Category : Social Science
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HEAR YE, HEAR YE, HEAR YE !!! From all Rooftops & Skyscrapers all around the world: I hold these truths to be self-evident that all the Virginia Colonial Records I read (London Court Records & the Virginia Company of London) were used to reflect the hard facts exposed in the eBooks “Indentured Servitude Unchained” and "Novemberteenth / Aprilteenth" to the best of my abilities for expression, and this paper is its supplement. Whereas, this document serves as the approval from Our Billions of Celestial Ancestors who came before Us to make these earth-shaking announcements to the World. Whereas, the Expose' of these hidden facts is America's "Worst kept Secret" for 400 years. Whereas, the Virginia Colonial Court and Company (Virginia Company of London) Records validate the authenticity of these events/documents for: •Documenting the 1st 12-year period of the Virginia Colony, 1607 to 1619 AD, and the next 4 years, 1620 to 1624. •Understanding why and how the idea of a System for Indentured Servitude was conceived and officially installed in the Virginia Colony that commenced in 1619 AD; and •Understanding who the intended Indentured Servant really was during this 1st 12-year period. Whereas, other Professionals have measured and assessed such authentic evidence and I rendered their conclusions to the facts reflected in this research paper/eBook: “In Denial: White Slavery in the Virginia Colony, 1607 to 1619 + Reasonable Cause for Reparations for Descendants of African Slaves;” Whereas, within this 1st 12-year period there comprised only White (European) Slaves of not more than 2,000 colonists. Whereas, based upon these noted Records, You (especially our Younger Generations), now, are Highly Justified to CLAIM that the majority years of the 1st 12-period of the Virginia Colony indulged itself with the practice of Slavery upon its inhabitants using harsh measures, Nine-Consecutive Years of Slavery while Three-Years were consumed with Consistent Starvation. Whereas, the Survivors' Testimonial Document of 1624 AD is archived in the Colonial Records of Virginia and set forth herein this paper. Whereas, the Survivors' Freedom Document dated November 1618 (Emancipation Proclamation if you will), officially called "Instructions to George Yeardley," declared absolute freedom to all the Survivors (roughly 400 inhabitants) has been hidden from the history books of American Public Education for over 400 years this past November 2018; this document was delivered to the Survivors of this Slave Colony in April 1619 AD. Whereas, it be known that the next 4 years, 1620 to 1624 AD, authenticated the beginning of a structured Institution/System for Indentured Servitude, distribution of acreage [Reparations], and why and how the Virginia Company of London was dissolved. Whereas, false narratives were promoted about the Virginia Colony and King James censored the Virginia Company of London Records. Whereas, the continued denial of Reparations to Descendants of African Slaves has hit the mark of 156 years to date. Whereas, the eBooks “Indentured Servitude Unchained” and “Novemberteenth / Aprilteenth” and/or this research paper contains separately almost 90 questions for one to use for assignments to pursue the answers contained; and Whereas, a Script for a Screenplay has been prepared for a movie/film of this 1st 12-year period of the Virginia Colony with a sneak preview of its timeline contained in this research paper. Now, Therefore, I, George Rainey, Jr. (Elder) do proclaim the aforementioned statements of the authenticity of factual events/documents stand, henceforth, certified because such facts were retrieved from the Colonial Records of Virginia.

For Wisdom's Sake

By Nuria Calduch-Benages
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Book Code : 3110492318
  • Total of Pages : 354
  • Category : Religion
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This volume brings together twenty-four articles of Prof. Calduch-Benages' work on the book of Ben Sira over the last two decades. Some were written originally in English and others have been translated from Spanish and Italian originals. They are divided in three groups: introductory, thematic, and exegetical essays. The exegetical articles offer a detail study of several passages of the book, some of them pivotal in the structure of the book (Sir 2,1; 4,11-19; 6,22; 22,27–23,6; 23,27; 24,22; 27,30–28,7; 34,1-8; 34,9-12; 42,15–43,33; 43,27-33). The thematic essays deal with important theological issues such as canon and inspiration, wisdom, fear of the lord, trial, cult, prayer, forgiveness, and creation. Other no less important issues such as power and authority, dreams, travels, perfumes, animals and garments are discussed as well. Special attention is given to topics related with women, for instance, Ben Sira’s classification of wives, divorce, polygamy, and the absence of named women in the Praise of the Ancestors (Sir 44–50).

New France and New England

By John Fiske
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  • Publisher : Digital Antiquaria
  • Book Code : 158057551X
  • Total of Pages : 173
  • Category : History
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The Transatlantic Genealogy of American Anglo-Saxonism

By Michael Modarelli
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429785607
  • Total of Pages : 214
  • Category : History
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This book traces the myth of Anglo-Saxonism as it crosses from Britain to the New World as both a cultural construct and ideological nation-building tool. Through extensive investigations of both early American and English cultural attitudes toward Anglo-Saxonism and similar texts, the book advances the claim that the ways in which Anglo-Saxon authors envisioned history as unfolding becomes an important ideological model for later New World conceptions of historical and national identity. From this beginning, the book follows the influence of this adopted American Anglo-Saxonism in early American literature and the socio-cultural implications that follow upon this influence.

The Story of Pocahontas

By Charles Dudley Warner
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 129
  • Category : Fiction
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"The Story of Pocahontas" by Charles Dudley Warner. 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.

The History of Virginia in Four Parts

By Robert Beverley
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465612033
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The learned and valiant Sir Walter Raleigh, having entertained some deeper and more serious considerations upon the state of the earth than most other men of his time, as may sufficiently appear by his incomparable book, the History of the World, and having laid together the many stories then in Europe concerning America, the native beauty, riches, and value of that part of the world, and the immense profits the Spaniards drew from a small settlement or two thereon made, resolved upon an adventure for farther discoveries. According to this purpose, in the year of our Lord 1583, he got several men of great value and estate to join in an expedition of this nature, and for their encouragement obtained letters patents from Queen Elizabeth, bearing date the 25th of March, 1584, for turning their discoveries to their own advantage. § 2. In April following they set out two small vessels under the command of Capt. Philip Amidas and Capt. Arthur Barlow, who after a prosperous voyage, anchored at the inlet by Roanoke, at present under the government of North Carolina. They made good profit of the Indian truck, which they bought for things of much inferior value, and returned. Being overpleased with their profits, and finding all things there entirely new and surprising, they gave a very advantageous account of matters, by representing the country so delightful and desirable, so pleasant and plentiful; the climate and air so temperate, sweet, and wholesome; the woods and soil so charming and fruitful; and all other things so agreeable, that paradise itself seemed to be there in its first native lustre. They gave particular accounts of the variety of good fruits, and some whereof they had never seen the like before; especially, that there were grapes in such abundance as was never known in the world. Stately tall large oaks, and other timber; red cedar, cypress, pines, and other evergreens and sweet woods, for tallness and largeness, exceeding all they had ever heard of; wild fowl, fish, deer, and other game in such plenty and variety, that no epicure could desire more than this new world did seem naturally to afford.