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Terrible Revolution

By Christopher James Blythe
  • ISBN Code: : 0190080302
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Religion
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The relationship between early Mormons and the United States was marked by anxiety and hostility, heightened over the course of the nineteenth century by the assassination of Mormon leaders, the Saints' exile from Missouri and Illinois, the military occupation of the Utah territory, and the national crusade against those who practiced plural marriage. Nineteenth-century Latter-day Saints looked forward to apocalyptic events that would unseat corrupt governments across the globe, particularly the tyrannical government of the United States. The infamous "White Horse Prophecy" referred to this coming American apocalypse as "a terrible revolutionEL in the land of America, such as has never been seen before; for the land will be literally left without a supreme government." Mormons envisioned divine deliverance by way of plagues, natural disasters, foreign invasions, American Indian raids, slave uprisings, or civil war unleashed on American cities and American people. For the Saints, these violent images promised a national rebirth that would vouchsafe the protections of the United States Constitution and end their oppression. In Terrible Revolution, Christopher James Blythe examines apocalypticism across the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, particularly as it took shape in the writings and visions of the laity. The responses of the church hierarchy to apocalyptic lay prophecies promoted their own form of separatist nationalism during the nineteenth century. Yet, after Utah obtained statehood, as the church sought to assimilate to national religious norms, these same leaders sought to lessen the tensions between themselves and American political and cultural powers. As a result, visions of a violent end to the nation became a liability to disavow and regulate. Ultimately, Blythe argues that the visionary world of early Mormonism, with its apocalyptic emphases, continued in the church's mainstream culture in modified forms but continued to maintain separatist radical forms at the level of folk-belief.

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  • Category : History
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  • Pdf File: the-meaning-of-history.pdf

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Berdyaev considered the philosophy of history as a field that laid the foundations of the Russian national consciousness. Its disputes were centered on distinctions between slavophiles and Westerners, East and West. The Meaning of History was an early effort, following World War I, that attempted to revive this perspective. With the removal of Communism as a ruling system in Russia, that nation returned to an elaboration of a religious philosophy of history as the specific mission of Russian thought. This volume thus has contemporary significance. Its sense of the apocalypse, which distinguishes Russian from Western thought, gives the book its specifically religious character.

Peter Ruff and the Double Four

By Edward Phillips Oppenheimer
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Book Code : 8726924390
  • Total of Pages : 437
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 213
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First published in 1912, ‘Peter Ruff and the Double Four’ by E. Phillips Oppenheim follows the story of country squire Peter Ruff as he is drawn into the criminal underworld. Named as successor of the mysterious ‘Double Four’ organisation, Peter has no choice but to throw himself into his new role. Full of spies, international espionage and mystery, this is a thrilling read from Oppenheim. E. Phillips Oppenheim (1866-1946) was a hugely prolific and highly popular British author of novels and short stories. Born in Tottenham, London, Oppenheim left school as a teenager and worked for his leather-merchant father for 20 years prior to launching his literary career. Oppenheim published five novels under the pseudonym ‘Anthony Partridge’ before establishing his reputation as a writer under his own name. An internationally successful author, Oppenheim’s stories revolved mainly around glamourous characters, luxurious settings, and themes of espionage, suspense, and crime. He is widely regarded as one of the earliest pioneers of the thriller and spy-fiction genre as it is recognised today. Oppenheim’s incredible literary success meant that his own life soon began to mirror that of his opulent characters. He held lavish, Gatsby-style parties at his French Villa and was rumoured to have had frequent love affairs aboard his luxury yacht. Oppenheim’s success earned him the cover of Time magazine in 1927. Some of his most well-known novels include ‘The Great Impersonation’, ‘The Long Arm of Mannister’ and ‘The Moving Finger’.

Devereux

By Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 1434497550
  • Total of Pages : 504
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 462
  • Pdf File: devereux.pdf

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John Burroughs (1837-1921) was an American naturalist and essayist important in the U.S. conservation movement. Burroughs was the most important practitioner after Thoreau of the nature essay. He became the Grand Old Man of Nature.

The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel

By Emmuska Orczy Baroness Orczy
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 186
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 552
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The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel is a sequel book to the classic adventure tale, The Scarlet Pimpernel. Written by Baroness Orczy, we follow Sir Percy Blakeney's exploits in rescuing various aristos and French citizens from the grips of the guillotine.

Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men

By François Arago
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 439
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 351
  • Pdf File: biographies-of-distinguished-scientific-men.pdf

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men" (First Series) by François Arago. 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.

Analytical Studies

By Honore de Balzac
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Book Code : 1776539699
  • Total of Pages : 593
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 876
  • Pdf File: analytical-studies.pdf

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This section of The Human Comdedy, the multi-volume series of stories, tales, and essays that comprised most Honore de Balzac's life's work, focuses on love and marriage as they existed in early nineteenth-century Europe. An eclectic collection of essays, satirical observations, short tales, and character sketches, this unique excerpt is an interesting introduction to Balzac's writing.

Sale's Brigade In Afghanistan, With An Account Of The Seizure And Defence Of Jellalabad

By George Robert Gleig
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  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Book Code : 1782899006
  • Total of Pages : 191
  • Category : History
  • Members : 732
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“The author of this account, as well as being a Forces Chaplain, was a prolific military historian. His scholarly account of the first Afghan War begins with a detailed description of Afghanistan's hostile terrain and its equally hostile (to outsiders) history. The book describes the early stages of the war, including Britain's decision to cross the Indus river and invade; the march on Khandahar and the successful storming of Ghuznee. Rev. Gleig then narrates the surrender of the pro-Russian ruler of Afghanistan, Dost Mohammed, the peaceful occupation of the capital, Kabul, and the part that Sale's Brigade played in the lengthy attempts to subdue Afghanistan's unruly provinces. The narrative concludes with the capture of the city of Jellalabad, which was then besieged by hostile tribesmen before the garrison were relieved.”-Print ed.

Madame Roland, Makers of History

By John S. C. Abbott
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 575
  • Category : History
  • Members : 547
  • Pdf File: madame-roland-makers-of-history.pdf

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"Madame Roland, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott. 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.