The Fall of the Dynasties: The Collapse of the Old Order: 1905-1922

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Congregation Press #ad - An excellent book worthy to rank with Barbara Tuchman’s The Guns of August and Alan Moorehead’s Gallipoli. The new york times“the events may be sprawling but the assessment is succinct … always informative, highly intriguing, one of those historical recreations putting many a novelist in the shade” Kirkus ReviewsEdmond Taylor was a journalist who also published a number of works on European history.

Yet although the hohenzollerns, habsburgs and ottomans may have been oblivious to their impending fate, Romanovs, Edmond Taylor demonstrates how there was an ever-increasing swell of discontentment that surrounded them prior to the First World War. Taylor passed away at the age of 90 in 1998. The fall of the Dynasties was first published in 1963.

The Fall of the Dynasties: The Collapse of the Old Order: 1905-1922 #ad - . In this fascinating account of the period from 1905 through to 1922 Taylor examines how these opulent dynasts existed upon a tightrope of power, where they were increasingly concerned with petty diplomatic squabbles between themselves and ignored the rebellious spirits of their subjects. Taylor’s work provides wonderful portraits of all the major figures in world politics at the beginning of the twentieth century from those who held power such as the mock-heroic figure of Wilhelm II and the out-of-depth Czar Nicholas II to those who replaced them like Mustafa Kemal and Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known as Lenin.

The fall of the dynasties: the collapse of the old order, 1905-1922 is remarkable account of the early twentieth century that uncovers the origins of the First World War as well as explaining how European power was dramatically different in 1922 to what it had been in 1905. Popular history of the finest sort.

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180 AD Illustrated - History of the Roman Empire 27 BC

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Didactic Press #ad - The roman world lay at his feet and he had no rival. Originally named, like his true father, C. Julius caesar, the dictator, his adoptive father. Like many educated men of his time, he was not free from superstition. His family affections were strong and sometimes misled him into weakness. He was no general; he was hardly a soldier, though not devoid of personal courage, as he had shown in his campaign in Illyricum.

. In literary style he affected simplicity and correctness; and he was an acute critic. His culture was wide, if superficial; his knowledge of Greek imperfect. C. 2, 31 bc, and the death of Marcus Antonius Aug. Octavius, according to the usual practice of adopted sons, and, he entered the Julian family after the dictator’s death, called himself C.

180 AD Illustrated - History of the Roman Empire 27 BC #ad - His habits were always simple, his food plain, and his surroundings modest. His mind was logical and he aimed at precision in thought and expression. As a statesman he was able, but not creative or original, and he would never have succeeded informing a permanent constitution but for the example of the great dictator.

But the name octavianus soon fell into disuse, and by his contemporaries he was commonly spoken of as Caesar, just as Scipio Emilianus was commonly called Scipio. The victory of Actium Sept.

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The Papacy

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Concrete Books #ad - Wylie died before completing his History of the Scottish Nation in 1890 The papacy is one of most powerful institutions in the history of religion. During the medieval period it had the authority to condemn kings and queens, define what was Christian and what wasn’t, and even organize huge military campaigns.

But how did the papacy rise to become this almost invincible seat of power?Where did it originate from?And from what source did it draw its legitimacy?James Aiken Wylie, the brilliant scholar of church history, casts his critical eye over the Papacy and uncovers the answers to these questions. Looking first at ancient rome, Wylie studies how the Papacy emerged in the aftermath of the collapse of the Western Roman Empire.

Wylie’s work explores how the papacy grew in power through the course of the Middle Ages as it worked to legitimize itself by allying with powerful rulers such as Charlemagne. The work and acts of some important individual popes, such as Gregory VII and Innocent III are studied in more detail, providing the reader with insight into what sort of men rose to the height of power in the Roman Catholic Church.

Wylie exposes how the bureaucracy of the Papacy developed as the curia grew in power and the central ordinances and regulations of canon law were laid out. Particularly fascinating is wylie’s analysis of why the Papacy struggled to cope with the Protestant Reformation that erupted in the sixteenth century and tore Christianity in two.

The Papacy #ad - Indulgences and the concept of purgatory, as well as many other beliefs and actions, that were held and taken by the Papacy are questioned by Wylie through the course of the book. This is essential reading for anyone interested in the Papacy and how it has changed through the course of its long history.

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The Dark Ages 476-918 A.D.

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Augustine Books #ad - Unlike some previous editions we have decided to join all three books into one single volume. Western europe did not descend completely into darkness, instead in the wake of Rome’s collapse many new powerful empires emerged that looked to Rome for support, most notably the Frankish Empire under Charlemagne.

Oman through the course of this incredibly detailed work uncovers fascinatingly vibrant figures from Theodoric the Great, who halted the Islamic advance at the battle of Tours, to Charles Martel, who dominated Italy in the early sixth century, thus demonstrating through the conflict of this period the foundations of modern Europe were laid.

The Dark Ages 476-918 A.D. #ad - Charles Oman was a British historian. His work the dark Ages was first published in 1893. In 476 A. D. The western Roman Empire fell. Romans would never again rule vast swathes of the western Mediterranean, Visigoths, instead these lands would fall to Vandals, Franks and various other tribes that Romans had formerly called ‘barbarians’.

The roman empire as the ancient world had known it had gone, this was now the Dark Ages. Yet charles oman shines light upon this frequently forgotten period and explores how even though Rome had fallen and many changes had occurred there were also great continuities. He passed away in 1946.

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World War I - 9 Book Collection: Nelson's History of the War, The Battle of Jutland & The Battle of the Somme: Selected Works from the Acclaimed War Correspondent ... Perspective and Experience During the War

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Musaicum Books #ad - Perhaps the pregnant word "mobilization" may explain much. With the outbreak of the first World War, Buchan worked as a correspondent in France for The Times. Meanwhile we can only conjecture by the light of a few facts. Excerpt; nelson's history of the war john buchan 1875-1940 was a Scottish novelist, historian and also served as Canada's Governor General.

I am reluctant to believe in a diabolical and cold-blooded scheme to bring about war at this time; at least, this does not seem to be proved. At present we do not authentically know even the subtle causes which produced this convulsion over half the world. The edition incorporates an interactive table of contents, footnotes and other information relevant to the content which makes the reading experience meticulously organized and enjoyable.

World War I - 9 Book Collection: Nelson's History of the War, The Battle of Jutland & The Battle of the Somme: Selected Works from the Acclaimed War Correspondent ... Perspective and Experience During the War #ad - What is on the surface is clear enough, but it is what is under the surface that matters. Still it may be possible to disentangle from this struggle of armed nations over hundreds of miles some explicit narrative which may help all of us who are hungering for help and guidance. Table of contents: days to remember: the british empire in the great war the battle of jutland The Battle of the Somme, Second Phase Nelson's History of the War Volumes I–V "The definite history of this war is not now to be written, First Phase The Battle of the Somme, or for many a day.

This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. We must, i think, then, suspend our judgment as to the real causes of war till time and documents give us the clue.

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History of the World, 1815-1920

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Cornucopia Books #ad - In 1815 the scourge of peace, Napoleon Bonaparte, was defeated for the final time. It seemed as though this moment would instill a period of tranquility and friendship between nations who did not wish to return the horrors that they had witnessed during Napoleonic Wars. Yet, such hopes were quickly dashed as the period between the end of Napoleon’s reign and the beginning of the First World War became a century of turbulence, strife and conflict.

Revolutions gripped the world, from South America through heartlands of Europe and into Asia. The united states was split in two as state fought against state in the American Civil War, while across the Atlantic Ocean, France and Germany reshaped their borders as a result of the Franco-Prussian War and Turkey, France and Britain faced off against Russia in the Crimea.

Men and women across the globe were feeling the effects of the Industrial Revolution as old ways of life were destroyed due to mechanization and industrialization. The map of africa was redrawn during this period as the imperialistic nations of Europe carved out their own empires and laid claims to land that they have never stepped upon.

History of the World, 1815-1920 #ad - Eduard fueter leaves no stone unturned as he explains the history of the world through the nineteenth century. Rarely have such heated questions as the World War, the Irish question, or the American War of Secession been treated with such succinctness, fairness and understanding. Sidney bradshaw fay, professor of history in Smith CollegeEduard Fueter was a Swiss historian who was a lecturer at the University of Zurich.

His book was originally published in german in 1921 and then translated by the American historian, in 1922 under the title, World History, Sidney Bradshaw Fay, 1815-1920.

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Book III of III Illustrated - A History of the Eastern Roman Empire

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Didactic Press #ad - John 1118-1143. The final book of the massive history of the Eastern Roman Empire, culminating in the stunning Fall of Constantinople and the end of the Eastern Romans. Contents include:the empire and its northERN NEIGHBOURS. The rise and fall of the first bulgarian empire 679-1018. The greek church its relations with the west up to 1054muslim civilisation during the abbasid periodthe earlier comneni.

Manuel 1143-1180 Isaac i 1057-4059. Illustrated to enhance the reading experience. Andronicus 1183-1185venicethe fourth crusade and the latin empiregreece and the aegean under frank and venetian domination 1204-1571. The empire of nicaea and the recovery of constantinoplethe balkan states. Attempts at reunion of the greek and latin churchesthe mongolsthe ottoman turks to the fall of constantinoplebyzantine legislation from the death of justinian 565 to 1453.

Book III of III Illustrated - A History of the Eastern Roman Empire #ad - The government and administration of the byzantine empire. Byzantine civilisation. Alexius ii 1180-1183. Alexius i 1081-1118the later comneni.

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A History of the Eastern Roman Empire - Book II of III Illustrated

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Didactic Press #ad - Book ii of the massive history of the Eastern Roman Empire, including a special short history of Armenia and it's unique role in the unfolding of imperial history. Contents include:the successors of heraclius to 717leo iii and the isaurian dynasty 717-802from nicephorus i to the fall of the phrygian dynastythe macedonian dynasty from 867 to 976 adthe macedonian dynasty from 976 TO 1057 A.

A History of the Eastern Roman Empire - Book II of III Illustrated #ad - D. The struggle with the saracens 717-867the struggle with the saracens 867-1057history of armenia.

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Oliver Cromwell and the Rule of the Puritans in England

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Endeavour Compass #ad - His works concerned seventeenth-century England and included Scotland and the Commonwealth. Throughout the 1640s and 1650s the royalists, were engaged in fighting with the Puritans, fighting on behalf of the King, and Firth gives excellent and vivid descriptions of battle based on first-hand accounts. Then came the puritan rebellion against Charles following their Nineteen Propositions of 1642.

These years included the rise and fall of megalomaniac King Charles I, meetings of the Long Parliaments of the 1640s and the discussions concerning the newer ideas in English Christianity Presbyterianism, Calvinism and so forth. Cromwell was given the title of Protector and set about promoting the separation of powers within government and the reform of law and the English courts system.

Oliver Cromwell and the Rule of the Puritans in England #ad - He also formulated ‘The Agreement of the People’. Then ireland rose up against its parliament, leading to Cromwell’s attempt to convert the nation to Protestantism, and England went to war with Scotland and the Netherlands. Frith describes the years which led to Cromwell seizing power. He also gave kindness to the quakers and formed an alliance with France against Spain in a move that was much criticised in the years that followed.

Cromwell initially wanted to incorporate the army into how England was governed, but by 1653 civilian rule had been restored. In 1648 he joined the army to quell any outbreak of civil war and anarchy, persuading the soldiers to side with him and Parliament. Assisted by the scottish army, the battle of marston moor was a key point in the conflict, where Cromwell gained the nickname ‘Ironsides’ from his followers and ‘Lord of the Fens’ from his opponents due to his support of the rights of peasants.

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The Good Years: From 1900 to the First World War

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Tropic Books #ad - Some of his most famous works include his account of the sinking of the Titanic, and his history of the attack on Pearl Harbor, A Night to Remember, Day of Infamy. Lord passed away in 2002. The good years was first published in 1960 Were the first fourteen years of the twentieth century “good Years”?Yes, there was the Wright Brothers’ first faltering steps towards flight, Henry Ford’s development of an affordable car, and the beginnings of a drive towards votes for women.

But there was also the assassination of president McKinley, the Panic of 1907 when numerous banks and businesses went bankrupt, and the devastating earthquake and subsequent fire that destroyed much of San Francisco. Yet, whatever the trouble, “these years were good because, as Walter Lord points out in his remarkable book, people were sure they could fix it.

The Good Years: From 1900 to the First World War #ad - The first fourteen years of the twentieth century are frequently overlooked, being bookended by the glamorous Gilded Age at the beginning and the terrible years of the First World War at the end. Lord brilliant work shines light onto these years and highlights many of the fascinating events, from the Boxer Rebellion to the murder of union leader Big Bill Haywood right through to America’s reaction to events that sent Europe spiraling into war.

Informative and entertaining. Although the good years is naturally and properly selective, it still achieves something of a panoramic effect. The new york times“lord uses a kind of literary pointillism, the arrangement of contrasting bits of fact and emotion in such a fashion that a vividly real impression of an event is conveyed to the reader.

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Book I of III Illustrated - A History of the Eastern Roman Empire

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Didactic Press #ad - The imperial restoration in the westjustinian's government in the eastroman lawthe successors of justinian. Book i contents include:constantine and his citythe reorganization of the empireconstantine's successors to jovian: and the struggle with persiathe triumph of christianityarianismthe organisation of tHE CHURCHJUSTINIAN.

Book I of III Illustrated - A History of the Eastern Roman Empire #ad - Illustrated to enhance the reading experience. A massive, comprehensive history of the Eastern Roman Empire, from the rise to power of Constantine to the Fall of Constantinople at the hands of the Ottoman Turks.

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