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Rating: 3.80 / 5
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Greek Mythology: A Concise Guide to Ancient Gods, Heroes, Beliefs and Myths of Greek Mythology (Greek Mythology - Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology - Celtic Mythology Book 1)

by Hourly History

Greek Mythology
Greek Mythology is an enormous field of study and a brief guide is a daunting task for any writer. The myths have a way of entwining one with another, and it is difficult to present a coherent story line without feeling one has omitted the best part of the story.

Inside you will read about...
✓ What Is A Myth?
✓ The Sources Of Greek Mythology
✓ The Creation Of The Universe And The Gods
✓ What Of Man? What Of Woman?
✓ The Greek Pantheon
✓ The Trojan War
✓ The Influence Of Greek Drama
✓ Two Greek Mortal Heroes In Mythological Tales

This guide succeeds in presenting an overall sketch of the creation of the world and the battles that follow, resulting in Zeus taking his place as the...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 37 pages
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Rating: 3.60 / 5
4 reviews

Celtic Mythology: A Concise Guide to the Gods, Sagas and Beliefs (Greek Mythology - Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology - Celtic Mythology Book 4)

by Hourly History

★ Celtic Mythology ★The gifted W.B. Yeats wrote of his own people “...even a newspaperman, if you entice him into a cemetery at midnight, will believe in phantoms, for everyone is a visionary if you scratch him deep enough. But the Celt, unlike any other, is a visionary without scratching.” This introduction to Celtic Mythology will serve the novice well – for it is a complicated history with the earliest written records destroyed by the marauding Vikings. Inside you will read about...✓ The Arrival of the Tuatha dé Danann✓ Hibernia✓ The Main Gods of the Celtic Pantheon✓ Celtic Life and Rituals✓ Sources of Celtic Mythology✓ The Effect of Christianity and Beliefs and SuperstitionsThe oral tradition harks back to 4000BCE and is a compilation of myths and cultures of man...

Genre: Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 52 pages
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The Armenians in Paris: The Joy after the Sorrow

by Michael Boyajian

The story of the Armenians who survived the genocide and escaped to Paris where their intellectuals joined in what Hemingway called the Moveable Feast of expatriate artists and writers in the 1920s. Paris didn't just save a handful of writers who survived the genocide it restored an entire people called the Armenians....

Genre: History, Europe
Size: 77 pages
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Rating: 3.90 / 5
4 reviews

Vikings: A Concise History of the Vikings

by Hourly History

Vikings
The saga of the Vikings rises and falls on the banks of history, ebbing and flowing with popular opinion and whimsical anecdotes. The Vikings are routinely typecast and labeled anywhere from bloodthirsty tyrants to valiant heroes. They have been condemned as pirates and praised as explorers. We have all heard the stories of the fierce warriors with long ships and horned helmets storming onto the shores of medieval Europe; but who were these men really?

Inside your will read about...
✓ From the Fury of the Northmen
✓ Retaliation, Royal Ambition, and Bribery
✓ The Viking Age of Exploration and Expansion
✓ Tidings from the East
✓ The End of the Viking Age
✓ The Vikings Come to Christ
✓ The Second Viking Invasi...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 32 pages
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The Divo and the Duce: Promoting Film Stardom and Political Leadership in 1920s America (Cinema Cultures in Contact Book 1)

by Giorgio Bertellini

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, History, Americas, Europe, Military
Size: 352 pages
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Franco: The Life of Francisco Franco from beginning to end (One Hour History Books Book 12)

by History by the Hour

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Genre: History, Europe, World
Size: 43 pages
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History of the Byzantine - East Roman Empire - Emperor Heraclius and Siege of Constantinople 626

by Interesting History

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Genre: History, Ancient, Europe
Size: 26 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
9 reviews

The Smell of War: Lessons from the Battlefield

by Roland Bartetzko

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 132 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Wales: The Most Important People, Places, and Events That Shaped the History of Wales

by Isabel Knowles

History of WalesThis book traces the history of Wales from the earliest historical evidence of human settlements to the 20th century. Basically, its goal is to present a brief introduction to this complex topic. Covering prehistoric hill forts, the Roman influence in Wales, the Norman rule and the way in which it impacted the country, this book will keep you interested enough to go through each page. Essentially, the origins and evolution of the Welsh nation represent a topic of major interest to anyone passionate about the history of this country. That’s mainly because the individuality of Wales endured even when faced with external influences. Download this book right now....

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 37 pages
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Rating: 2.40 / 5
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Greek Gods: The Gods and Goddesses of Greek Mythology

by Patrick Auerbach

The ancient Greeks believed there were a great number of gods and goddesses. These gods had control over many different aspects of life on earth. In many ways they were very human. They could be kind or mean, angry or pleasant, cruel or loving. They fell in love with each other, argued with each other and even stole from each other.

The ancient Greeks built great temples and sanctuaries to their gods. They held festivals in their honour, with processions, sports, sacrifices and competitions. Stories of the gods' exploits were told to children by their mothers and to large audiences by professional bards and storytellers. People today still enjoy hearing stories about the Greek gods.

This book tells the tales of gods and goddesses such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, ...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 33 pages
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A Colonial Affair: Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India

by Danna Agmon

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Genre: History, Asia, Europe, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 236 pages
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Madame Bovary on Trial

by Dominick LaCapra

In 1857, following the publication of Madame Bovary, Flaubert was charged with having committed an "outrage to public morality and religion." Dominick LaCapra, an intellectual historian with wide-ranging literary interests, here examines this remarkable trial. LaCapra draws on material from Flaubert’s correspondence, the work of literary critics, and Jean-Paul Sartre’s analysis of Flaubert. LaCapra maintains that Madame Bovary is at the intersection of the traditional and the modern novel, simultaneously invoking conventional expectations and subverting them....

Genre: Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 224 pages
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Iberian World Empires and the Globalization of Europe 1415–1668 (Palgrave Studies in Comparative Global History)

by Bartolomé Yun-Casalilla

This open access book analyses Iberian expansion by using knowledge accumulated in recent years to test some of the most important theories regarding Europe’s economic development. Adopting a comparative perspective, it considers the impact of early globalization on Iberian and Western European institutions, social development and political economies. In spite of globalization’s minor importance from the commercial perspective before 1750, this book finds its impact decisive for institutional development, political economies, and processes of state-building in Iberia and Europe.  The book engages current historiographies and revindicates the need to take the concept of composite monarchies as a point of departure in order to understand the period’s economic and social developments, ...

Genre: History, Europe, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Globalisation
Size: 520 pages
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Material Cultures of Childhood in Second World War Britain (Material Culture and Modern Conflict)

by Gabriel Moshenska

How do children cope when their world is transformed by war? This book draws on memory narratives to construct an historical anthropology of childhood in Second World Britain, focusing on objects and spaces such as gas masks, air raid shelters and bombed-out buildings. In their struggles to cope with the fears and upheavals of wartime, with families divided and familiar landscapes lost or transformed, children reimagined and reshaped these material traces of conflict into toys, treasures and playgrounds. This study of the material worlds of wartime childhood offers a unique viewpoint into an extraordinary period in history with powerful resonances across global conflicts into the present day....

Genre: History, Europe, Military, UK, World
Size: 198 pages
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Hermetic Order of the G∴D∴: Adepti and Hermetic Initiation

by Frater R.C.

In 1888 a magical phenomenon was founded which was set to influence mystical study and practice for all time. To this day, many orders, mystical groups and organizations make use of symbolism and imagery which was codified and presented in usable form by the remarkable thinkers who prepared and developed the materials for the Order. The founders were three British Freemasons who were also members of a Freemasonic, Rosicrucian society known as the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia....

Genre: History, Europe, UK
Size: 78 pages
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Rating: 4.70 / 5
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The German Half-Bloods (The Half-Bloods Trilogy Book 1)

by Jana Petken

From the Multi-Award-Winning Author comes, The German Half-Bloods.“A historical novel steeped in horror, danger and suspense; a true page-turner.”2018 Readers' Favorite Award winner.Germany, September 1939. At the outbreak of War, Dieter Vogel and his family face catastrophic events and separation as each member embarks on their deadly paths towards survival, love, and freedom.Dieter Vogel, a German industrialist, believes in protecting his family at all costs, but in a bid to keep his English wife and children safe, he is plunged into a well of deceit that tears the family apart. Doctor Paul Vogel is coerced into working in the Nazi eugenics programme and soon discovers that sterilising handicapped and mentally-ill Germans is just a prelude to a more lethal plan against those the Reic...

Genre: History, Europe
Size: 592 pages
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Rating: 4.10 / 5
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A Short History of Russia

by Mary Platt Parmele

In A Short History of Russia Mary Platt Parmele takes the reader on a survey of Russia’s rich past, from the state’s early dramatic beginnings to its struggle to control society, the transformation of the empire into a multi-ethnic empire, and beyond....

Genre: History, Europe, Reference, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 264 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
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The True Story of Saint Valentine of Terni, Italy

by Julie McDonald

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 16 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
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History of the Vikings: A Captivating Guide to the Viking Age and Feared Norse Seafarers Such as Ragnar Lothbrok, Ivar the Boneless, Egil Skallagrimsson, and More

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Europe, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 95 pages
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Rating: 3.90 / 5
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Winston Churchill: A Captivating Guide to the Life of Winston S. Churchill

by Captivating History

Explore How Churchill Went From Schoolboy Failure to Wartime HeroFree History BONUS Inside!As a British politician who was well known for serving twice as prime minister for the United Kingdom and as an infamous war organizer, leader Winston S. Churchill filled his long life with achievements and recognition plotted throughout every modern history book. Most famously, he led Great Britain into victory over Nazi Germany during World War II in his first run as prime minister and played an essential role in negotiating peace once the war reached an unsteady end. Commonly, his name is associated as one of the “Big Three” alongside United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin. In unity, the three men helped lead the world to a resolution from the viole...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, World, Nonfiction
Size: 83 pages
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Rating: 3.30 / 5
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Spanish American War: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Spanish-American War
“A splendid little war “- that’s how one contemporary observer described the Spanish-American War, a war that is arguably one of the most important wars ever fought. The duration was short and the victory decisive, thus little and splendid, the latter, at least, from the victor’s point of view. The impacts of the war, however, were anything but little. In fact, the aftermath of the Spanish-American War is still affecting global affairs today. The dominant superpowers of 1898 watched as a new player on the international scene, the United States, shifted its ideology from isolationism to expansionism, and emerged as a force to reckoned with, a true superpower.

Inside you will read about...
✓ Prelude to War
✓ First Blood
...

Genre: Children's eBooks, Historical Fiction, History, Americas, Europe, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction
Size: 50 pages
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Rating: 3.00 / 5
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Capital Punishment and the Criminal Corpse in Scotland, 1740–1834 (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Rachel E. Bennett

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Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 237 pages
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Rating: 3.00 / 5
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Child Protection in England, 1960–2000: Expertise, Experience, and Emotion (Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood)

by Jennifer Crane

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This open access book explores how children, parents, and survivors reshaped the politics of child protection in late twentieth-century England.  Activism by these groups, often manifested in small voluntary organisations, drew upon and constructed an expertise grounded in experience and emotion that supported, challenged, and subverted medical, social work, legal, and political authority.  New forms of experiential and emotional expertise were manifested in politics – through consultation, voting, and lobbying – but also in the reshaping of everyday life, and in new partnerships formed between voluntary spokespeople and media.  While becoming subjects of, and agents in, child protection politics over the late twentieth century, chi...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 215 pages
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Rating: 2.40 / 5
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Roman Britain: A History From Beginning to End

by Henry Freeman

Roman Britain
This book takes a holistic look at Roman Britain, from the events leading up to its official inception in AD 43 until the Romans left the Isle entirely around AD 409. The timeline is straightforward, and each chapter delves into some aspect of Romano-British life: dealing with the concept of 'the Celts'; when Britannia actually became 'Roman'; how the two peoples attempted to blend their culture through religion; and lastly, why the Romans had to leave.

Inside you will read about...
✓ The Timeline
✓ Ancient Celtic Ethnicity, A Modern Invention
✓ The Beginnings Of Roman Britain
✓ Religion And Blending Culture In Roman Britain
✓ The Bitter End

It can be difficult to explain everything from a neutral, unbia...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 40 pages
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Rewolucja: Russian Poland, 1904–1907

by Robert E. Blobaum

The revolution of 1905 in the Russian-ruled Kingdom of Poland marked the consolidation of major new influences on the political scene. As he examines the emergence of a mass political culture in Poland, Robert E. Blobaum offers the first history in any Western language of this watershed period. Drawing on extensive archival research to explore the history of Poland's revolutionary upheavals, Blobaum departs from traditional interpretations of these events as peripheral to an essentially Russian movement that reached a climax in the Russian Revolution of 1917. He demonstrates that, although Polish independence was not formally recognized until after World War I, the social and political conditions necessary for nationhood were established in the years around 1905....

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 320 pages
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Anti-Vivisection and the Profession of Medicine in Britain: A Social History (The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series)

by A.W.H. Bates

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book explores the social history of the anti-vivisection movement in Britain from its nineteenth-century beginnings until the 1960s. It discusses the ethical principles that inspired the movement and the socio-political background that explains its rise and fall. Opposition to vivisection began when medical practitioners complained it was contrary to the compassionate ethos of their profession. Christian anti-cruelty organizations took up the cause out of concern that callousness among the professional classes would have a demoralizing effect on the rest of society. As the nineteenth century drew to a close, the influence of transcendentalism, Eastern religions and the spiritual revival led new age social reformers to champion a more ...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 217 pages
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Remembering and Disremembering the Dead: Posthumous Punishment, Harm and Redemption over Time (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Floris Tomasini

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book is a multidisciplinary work that investigates the notion of posthumous harm over time. The question what is and when is death, affects how we understand the possibility of posthumous harm and redemption. Whilst it is impossible to hurt the dead, it is possible to harm the wishes, beliefs and memories of persons that once lived. In this way, this book highlights the vulnerability of the dead, and makes connections to a historical oeuvre, to add critical value to similar concepts in history that are overlooked by most philosophers. There is a long historical view of case studies that illustrate the conceptual character of posthumous punishment; that is, dissection and gibbetting of the criminal corpse after the Murder Act (1752),...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Parenting & Families, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy, Health & Fitness, Death & Grief
Size: 103 pages
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History Education and Conflict Transformation: Social Psychological Theories, History Teaching and Reconciliation

by Charis Psaltis

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This volume discusses the effects, models and implications of history teaching in relation to conflict transformation and reconciliation from a social-psychological perspective. Bringing together a mix of established and young researchers and academics, from the fields of psychology, education, and history, the book provides an in-depth exploration of the role of historical narratives, history teaching, history textbooks and the work of civil society organizations in post-conflict societies undergoing reconciliation processes, and reflects on the state of the art at both the international and regional level. As well as dealing with the question of the ‘perpetrator-victim’ dynamic, the book also focuses on the particular context of tran...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology
Size: 384 pages
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Charismatic Christianity in Finland, Norway, and Sweden: Case Studies in Historical and Contemporary Developments (Palgrave Studies in New Religions and Alternative Spiritualities)

by Jessica Moberg

This is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licenseThe history of Charismatic Christianity in the Nordic countries reaches as far back as Pentecostalism itself. The bounds of these categories remain a topic of discussion, but Nordic countries have played a vital role in developing this rapidly spreading form of world-wide Christianity.  Until now, research on global Charismatic Christianity has largely overlooked the region. This book addresses and analyzes its historical and contemporary trajectories in Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Through a selection of cases written by Nordic scholars from various disciplines, it demonstrates historical and contemporary diversity as well as interconnections between local, national, and global currents. Highlighting change and continuity, the anthology reveal...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
Size: 248 pages
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The Discourse of Modernism

by Timothy J. Reiss

Timothy J. Reiss perceives a new mode of discourse emerging in early seventeenth-century Europe; he believes that this form of thought, still our own, may itself soon be giving way. In The Discourse of Modernism, Reiss sets up a theoretical model to describe the process by which one dominant class of discourse is replaced by another. He seeks to demonstrate that each new mode does not constitute a radical break from the past but in fact develops directly from its predecessor....

Genre: Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: Unknown
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