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The Persianate World: The Frontiers of a Eurasian Lingua Franca

by Nile Green

A free open access ebook is available upon publication. Learn more at www.luminosoa.org. Persian is one of the great lingua francas of world history. Yet despite its recognition as a shared language across the Islamic world and beyond, its scope, impact, and mechanisms remain underexplored. A world historical inquiry into pre-modern cosmopolitanism, The Persianate World traces the reach and limits of Persian as a Eurasian language in a comprehensive survey of its geographical, literary, and social frontiers. From Siberia to Southeast Asia, and between London and Beijing, this book shows how Persian gained, maintained, and finally surrendered its status to imperial and vernacular competitors. Fourteen essays trace Persian’s interactions with Bengali, Chinese, Turkic, Punjabi, and other ...

Genre: History, Middle East, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Foreign Languages
Size: 368 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 September 2019 onward  

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Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

The Parthian Empire

by George Rawlinson

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Genre: History, Ancient, Middle East
Size: 312 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
21 reviews

Hittites: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Anatolian People Who Established the Hittite Empire in Ancient Mesopotamia

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 103 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Ottoman Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Rise and Fall of the Ottoman Empire, The Fall of Constantinople, and the Life of Suleiman the Magnificent

by Captivating History

If you want to discover captivating stories of people and events of the Ottoman Empire then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Three captivating manuscripts in one book:The Ottoman Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Rise and Fall of the Turkish Empire and its Control Over Much of Southeast Europe, Western Asia, and North AfricaThe Fall of Constantinople: A Captivating Guide to the Conquest of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks that Marked the end of the Byzantine EmpireSuleiman the Magnificent: A Captivating Guide to the Longest-Reigning Sultan of the Ottoman EmpireThe Ottoman world was nothing like an exotic fairytale featuring tyrant sultans, mean pashas, and ill-fated harem women. The true stories of genuine sultans and princes are a bit more complicated and no less exciting. Inc...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 185 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
5 reviews

The Egyptian Tomb Raider: An Ennin Mystery #34

by Ben Stevens

An ancient curse is awoken, when three thieves from Cairo's 'City of the Dead' break inside a tomb hidden deep within one of the pyramids...Many years later - from an old Egyptian forced to flee his country - Ennin and Kukai learn of the terror which followed...This is the 34th Ennin Mystery.NOW AVAILABLE: The Ennin Mysteries: Collected Series 1 - 5 (25 Stories) MEGAPACKAmazon reviews for ENNIN (various titles)'An excellent Japanese detective series... I enjoy each and every story...' R. Russell'Stevens keeps on delivering... This is a great series. Anyone who enjoys Sherlock Holmes will enjoy the similarities in Stevens' characters and Doyle's. Fresh plots, exotic locale, who-done-its, and a unique set of protagonists. I've read all the Ennin series and look forward to each new adventure....

Genre: Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Mystery, Fiction, Horror, History, Ancient, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 25 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Finding Jerusalem: Archaeology between Science and Ideology

by Katharina Galor

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Archaeological discoveries in Jerusalem capture worldwide attention in various media outlets. The continuing quest to discover the city’s physical remains is not simply an attempt to define Israel’s past or determine its historical legacy. In the context of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it is also an attempt to legitimate—or undercut—national claims to sovereignty. Bridging the ever-widening gap between popular coverage and specialized literature, Finding Jerusalem provides a comprehensive tour of the politics of archaeology in the city. Through a wide-ranging discussion of the material evidence, Ka...

Genre: History, Ancient, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Judaism
Size: 272 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Ancient Civilizations: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Canaanites, Hittites and Ancient Israel and Their Role in Biblical History

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of the ancient Canaanites, Hittites and ancient Israelites, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Three captivating manuscripts in one book:The Ancient Canaanites: A Captivating Guide to the Canaanite Civilization that Dominated the Land of Canaan Before the Ancient IsraelitesHittites: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Anatolian People Who Established the Hittite Empire in Ancient MesopotamiaAncient Israel: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Israelites, Starting From their Entry into Canaan Until the Jewish Rebellions against the RomansThe Hittites, Canaanites, and Israelites were three ancient civilizations entwined with one another. None of the trio would have existed without the influence of the other two, especially since they li...

Genre: History, Ancient, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 260 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
2 reviews

The Persian Empire: A Captivating Guide to the History of Persia, Starting from the Ancient Achaemenid, Parthian, and Sassanian Empires to the Safavid, Afsharid, and Qajar Dynasties

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
15 reviews

Babylon: A Captivating Guide to the Kingdom in Ancient Mesopotamia, Starting from the Akkadian Empire to the Battle of Opis Against Persia, Including Babylonian Mythology and the Legacy of Babylonia

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 14.66 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
4 reviews

iWarriors

by Frank Scozzari

In the early stages of the Syrian conflict, two brothers clash over the method to wage war....

Genre: Fiction, Literary Fiction, Short Stories, History, Middle East, World, Nonfiction
Size: 17 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.80 / 5
8 reviews

Sasanian Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Neo-Persian Empire that Ruled Before the Arab Conquest of Persia and the Rise of Islam

by Captivating History

Explore the Captivating History of the Sasanian Empire Free History BONUS Inside! Too often people tend to disregard Iranian history and its ancient empires as so-called bad guys, often barbaric and bloodthirsty, lacking the culture, morals, and finesse of westerners. Yet this is far from the truth. Starting from the first Persian Empire under the Achaemenids, culture, and achievements of the ancient Iranian states were astonishing, influencing nations far outside their borders. And that influence was probably the strongest during the Sasanian Empire which is today considered the pinnacle of ancient Iranian civilization and culture. In this captivating history book, you will discover how important the Sasanian Empire was to history and how their legacy became an integral part of what we ...

Genre: History, Middle East, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 77 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

The Safavid Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Persian Empire That Fought Against the Ottomans in the Ottoman–Safavid War

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 54 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
7 reviews

Parthian Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Enemy of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire

by Captivating History

Explore the most enduring empire of the ancient Near EastFree History BONUS Inside!Few nations were able to not only parry but also defeat the mighty Roman Empire, rivaling it in almost all segments. One of those was the Parthian empire, cultural and traditional successor of the more famous Achaemenid Persian empire that was brought down by the Alexander the Great. Indeed, the Parthians are recognized as one of the toughest enemies the Romans ever fought, and rightfully so. Parthian soldiers put the Roman legions to the test, making them prove their worth. Yet by looking at the Parthian empire solely as the "great enemies of Rome," it is easy to overlook other important parts of Parthian history. Simply by changing our perspective, we are able to see that the Parthians were not only warri...

Genre: History, Ancient, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 64 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Mesopotamia: A Captivating Guide to Ancient Mesopotamian History and Civilizations, Including the Sumerians and Sumerian Mythology, Gilgamesh, Ur, Assyrians, Babylon, Hammurabi and the Persian Empire

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the remarkable history of Mesopotamia, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Seven captivating manuscripts in one book:Sumerians: A Captivating Guide to Ancient Sumerian History, Sumerian Mythology and the Mesopotamian Empire of the Sumer CivilizationGilgamesh: A Captivating Guide to Gilgamesh the King and the Epic of GilgameshUr: A Captivating Guide to One of the Most Important Sumerian City-States in Ancient MesopotamiaAssyrian History: A Captivating Guide to the Assyrians and Their Powerful Empire in Ancient MesopotamiaBabylon: A Captivating Guide to the Kingdom in Ancient Mesopotamia, Starting from the Akkadian Empire to the Battle of Opis Against Persia, Including Babylonian Mythology and the Legacy of BabyloniaHammurabi: A Captivating Guide to the Sixt...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 627 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Gilgamesh: A Captivating Guide to Gilgamesh the King and the Epic of Gilgamesh

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 91 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
23 reviews

Sumerians: A Captivating Guide to Ancient Sumerian History, Sumerian Mythology and the Mesopotamian Empire of the Sumer Civilization

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Ancient, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 6.57 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.60 / 5
21 reviews

The Ancient Canaanites: A Captivating Guide to the Canaanite Civilization that Dominated the Land of Canaan Before the Ancient Israelites

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 145 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

Ancient Israel: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Israelites, Starting From their Entry into Canaan Until the Jewish Rebellions against the Romans

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 86 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

The Ottoman Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Rise and Fall of the Turkish Empire and its Control Over Much of Southeast Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 100 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 September 2019 onward  

Socio-Environmental Dynamics along the Historical Silk Road

by Liang Emlyn Yang

This open access book discusses socio-environmental interactions in the middle to late Holocene, covering specific areas along the ancient Silk Road regions. Over twenty chapters provide insight into this topic from various disciplinary angles and perspectives, ranging from archaeology, paleoclimatology, antiquity, historical geography, agriculture, carving art and literacy. The Silk Road is a modern concept for an ancient network of trade routes that for centuries facilitated and intensified processes of cultural interaction and goods exchange between West China, Central Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. Coherent patterns and synchronous events in history suggest possible links between social upheaval, resource utilization and climate or environment forces along the Silk Road ...

Genre: History, Asia, Middle East, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment
Size: 525 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 September 2019 onward  

US Nation-Building in Afghanistan (Open Access)

by Conor Keane

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Genre: History, Asia, Middle East, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, International
Size: 256 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

14 Day Tour of Egypt (iC Pocket Travel Guide)

by James Fryer

Egypt is the best destination in the world for those who love ancient history. There is so much of interest that many have dedicated their lives to archaeological projects here. For those of us with more limited time, this book presents a 14 day tour allowing you to enter that fascinating world yourself....

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Travel, Africa
Size: 68 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Egyptian Gods: Discover the Ancient Gods of Egyptian Mythology

by Stephan Weaver

△Egyptian Mythology△
The gods of Ancient Egypt conjure up images of hieroglyphs with animal-headed people, fantastic civilizations, and a past that seems both unimaginably distant and still tenuously connected to the present day. Although the names Ra, Anubis, and Isis still linger today in modern fiction, the truth about these gods reveals the ancient Egyptians themselves.

Inside you will read about...
✓ Osiris
✓ Anubis
✓ Isis
✓ Ra
✓ Maat
✓ Hathor
✓ Wadjet
✓ Nefertum
And many more!

A look at the principal gods of Ancient Egypt gives insight into the culture of world's first great civilization. Even today, their moments, their obelisks, and their pyramids endure and remind us that pe...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, New Age
Size: 23 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 September 2019 onward  

The Pitfalls of Protection: Gender, Violence, and Power in Afghanistan

by Torunn Wimpelmann

At free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Since the 2001 overthrow of the Taliban government in Afghanistan, violence against women has emerged as the single most important issue for Afghan gender politics. The Pitfalls of Protection, based on research conducted in Afghanistan between 2009 and 2015, locates the struggles over gender violence in local and global power configurations. The author finds that aid flows and geopolitics have served as both opportunities and obstacles to feminist politics in Afghanistan. Showing why Afghan activists often chose to use the leverage of Western powers instead of entering into either protracted negotiations with powerful...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Civil Rights & Liberties, Freedom & Security
Size: 204 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 September 2019 onward  

The Epic of Kings- Hero Tales of Ancient Persia (Wisehouse Classics - The Authoritative Edition)

by Ferdowsi Tusi, Abuʾl-Qasim

The Shahnameh, also transliterated as Shahnama (“The Book of Kings”), is a long epic poem written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi between c. 977 and 1010 CE and is the national epic of Greater Iran. Consisting of some 50,000 “distichs” or couplets (2-line verses), the Shahnameh is the world's longest epic poem written by a single poet. It tells mainly the mythical and to some extent the historical past of the Persian Empire from the creation of the world until the Islamic conquest of Persia in the 7th century. Today Iran, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan and the greater region influenced by the Persian culture (such as Georgia, Armenia, Turkey and Dagestan) celebrate this national epic.The work is of central importance in Persian culture, regarded as a literary masterpiece, and definitive of t...

Genre: Fiction, Fiction Classics, Poetry, History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 236 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 September 2019 onward  

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Rating: 3.70 / 5
4 reviews

The Crusades: A History From Beginning to End

by Henry Freeman

The Crusades
Much has been written and much has been omitted when it comes to the Crusades; especially in modern parlance. Many talking heads in recent times have conjured up the specter of the Crusades as if it should be a source of great shame and disgust for Western Civilization. And with even President Obama drawing odd parallels in light of the beheadings of ISIS; many are wondering once again what all of this “Crusades talk” is all about.

Inside you will read about...
✓ Backing Up Byzantium
✓ All Out Holy War
✓ The Kingdom of Heaven
✓ The King’s Crusade
✓ The Self-Defeating Crusade
✓ The Final Crusades
✓ The Post-Crusade World

The Crusades took place over a thousand years ago, and yet we cu...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
Size: 33 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 September 2019 onward  

History's Greatest Conquerors: Alexander the Great (World's Conquerors Book 3)

by Walter J. Scott

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 91 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 September 2019 onward  

The Clarion of Syria: A Patriot's Call against the Civil War of 1860

by Butrus al-Bustani

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. When Nafir Suriyya—“The Clarion of Syria”—was penned between September 1860 and April 1861, its author Butrus al-­Bustani, a major figure in the modern Arabic Renaissance, had witnessed his homeland undergo unprecedented violence in what many today consider Lebanon’s first civil war. Written during Ottoman and European investigations into the causes and culprits of the atrocities, The Clarion of Syria is both a commentary on the politics of state intervention and social upheaval, and a set of visions for the future of Syrian society in the wake of conflict.   This translation makes a key historical document...

Genre: History, Middle East, World, Education & Reference, Writing
Size: 178 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

The Crusades: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

The Crusades* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.The Crusades are the prototype and epitome of the Holy War. The fight to take control of the city of Jerusalem, believed to be the most sacred Holy City to two distinct religions of Christianity and Islam, has lasted far longer than the two centuries of the Crusades and its reach has extended far further than Europe and the Middle East. Over the course of nine organized campaigns and many more unorganized ones, the Christian west militarized in the name of God to push back the threat of Islam advancing from the east. Inside you will read about...✓ Peace in War: A Background to the Crusades✓ The First to the Eighth Crusade✓ Establishing...

Genre: History, Europe, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.70 / 5
23 reviews

Sumerians: A History From Beginning to End

by Henry Freeman

The Sumerians
A legendary civilization vanished under the Fertile Crescent and escaped a fate worse than death until Sumerologists questioned widely accepted truths. The Sumerians reemerged onto the extraordinary timeline of human history. Their tales of kings and gods, including the Epic of Gilgamesh, and their fearless trade in distant lands, during the remarkable Bronze Age, centered in the world’s first city-states that chronicled ancient rivalries and their enduring impact.

Inside you will read about...
✓ How We Know What We Know About Sumerians
✓ The Bronze Age – Sumer And Its Contemporaries
✓ How Did The Sumerians Become Civilized?
✓ How Long Were They Around
✓ Primer Of Impact Of Sumerian Ancient Civilization On Our Wor...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 September 2019 onward  

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