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Mesopotamian Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Ancient Near Eastern Myths

by Matt Clayton

If you're looking for a captivating collection of Mesopotamian myths, then keep reading...The civilizations that grew up in the Tigris and Euphrates River Valleys many thousands of years ago have left important legacies: agriculture, mathematics, astronomy, the wheel, and writing. This present volume of Mesopotamian myths is divided into three sections. The first of these contains creation myths, the most extended of which is the Enuma Elish, or Babylonian creation story. In this myth, the god Marduk does battle with the dragon Tiamat, and from her body and that of her second-in-command, he creates the world. The story of Atrahasis involves not original creation but re-creation, since this is the myth of the Great Flood that the gods send to wash everything away. The good man Atrahasis is spared only by the intervention of the god Enki, who forewarns Atrahasis and tells him to build the ark that will save him, his family, and the animals. Etana’s tale is less cosmic in nature than the preceding two stories: the act of creation involved is Etana’s attempt to have a child and thus an heir to his throne.The deeds and foibles of the Mesopotamian gods are on display in the second section, in stories that inform us about the characters of these divinities and which contain themes that tell us something about Mesopotamian concepts of cosmic order. In the first story, the goddess Ishtar decides to visit the Underworld where the goddess Ereshkigal holds sway. When Ereshkigal worries that Ishtar plans to supplant her, she sets a trap that holds Ishtar prisoner until she is rescued. Ereshkigal’s deed has cosmic implications: since Ishtar is a fertility goddess, her imprisonment means that procreation on Earth is suspended. Ereshkigal is a primary figure in the next story as well, which tells how Nergal, god of war and pestilence, comes to be her consort. Nergal manages to refuse all of the blandishments Ereshkigal puts before him, except for the enticement of her body. Having given into his desire, Nergal must make the Underworld his abode and remain there as Ereshkigal’s lover or else Ereshkigal will overturn the natural order by sending the dead onto the Earth to eat the living. Divine and natural order are also themes of the last two stories in this section. In the first, the hero-god Ninurta does his own work of restoring divine order when he defeats the Anzu Bird who steals the Tablets of Destiny from Ellil, while the myth about Adapa functions as a just-so story explaining why humans are not immortal.Perhaps the most famous of all Mesopotamian myths is the Epic of Gilgamesh, an extended narrative about the exploits of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, and his wild-man friend, Enkidu. If the stories of the gods told in the first two sections function as explanations about cosmic order, the themes of Gilgamesh center on the internal order of human beings, focusing on the deep love and friendship between Enkidu and Gilgamesh, on human fears about mortality, and the human desire for eternal life. In Mesopotamian Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Ancient Near Eastern Myths, you'll find the following Sumerian myths and topics coveredCreation MythsTales of Gods and GoddessesSelections from the Epic of GilgameshAnd much, much more!So if you want a captivating collection of Mesopotamian myths, click the “add to cart” button!

Genre: History, Middle East
Size: 87 pages
Free download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 2.00 / 5
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Sarmatians and Scythians: A Captivating Guide to the Barbarians of Iranian Origins and How These Ancient Tribes Fought Against the Roman Empire, Goths, Huns, and Persians

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Sarmatians and Scythians, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Masters of the horse, the Scythians and Sarmatians opened the Eurasian Steppe to nomadic civilizations like it had never seen before. For the first time, a group of tribes sharing a common culture called the Steppe their home, adapting themselves to its harshness. Born out of this environment, a very particular way to live was adopted and later spread to peoples of Central Asia—the pastoral nomadic lifestyle. It would be the bane of organized armies of great empires, as the excellent mobility granted by their superior horse-riding skills were no match compared to the slow, organized infantry.The tale of the Scythians and Sarmatians have lasted through history, and although they had not one written historical record of their own, their presence was registered by dozens of classical historians. More importantly, though, their precious burial tombs still retained some of the civilizational remains of this extraordinary group of peoples.In Sarmatians and Scythians: A Captivating Guide to the Barbarians of Iranian Origins and How These Ancient Tribes Fought Against the Roman Empire, Goths, Huns, and Persians, you will discover topics such asOrigins of the Scythians and SarmatiansArt, Culture, and ReligionEconomy and SocietyWarfare and ConquestEnd of the Scythians and SarmatiansAnd much, much more!So if you want to learn more about Sarmatians and Scythians, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

Genre: History, Middle East
Size: 57 pages
Free download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
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Israel: People, Places, and Events that Shaped the History of Israel

by Noa Landau

History of IsraelIsrael is a unique country, and its history is a mere testament to that. This book’s aim is to track the history of Israel back to ancient times, the patriarchs, the exodus, the most influential Kings, as well as other critical events that inevitably marked its development. This is the story of a nation that fought hard to establish a country. It is the story of a nation that went through a rebirth process after living in diaspora for centuries. We are confident that you will find this book appealing if you want to expand your understanding of Israel and its history!Buy This Book Now!

Genre: History, Middle East
Size: 39 pages
Free download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

The Battle of Vienna (1683): The History and Legacy of the Decisive Conflict between the Ottoman Turkish Empire and Holy Roman Empire

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents“Ours are treasures unheard of . . . tents, sheep, cattle and no small number of camels . . . it is victory as nobody ever knew before, the enemy now completely ruined, everything lost for them. They must run for their sheer lives . . . General Starhemberg hugged and kissed me and called me his saviour.” – Polish King John III Sobieski There are certain events that are famous not so much in themselves, noteworthy as they might be, but on account of their role in the context of history. Seismic shifts pivot upon the outcome of such events, and many of them come from battles, for it is an unfortunate but irrefutable fact of history that humanity is shaped by the force of arms. Salamis, Hastings, Agincourt, Waterloo, Sedan, and Stalingrad all fit into this category, and the 1683 Battle of Vienna or Kahlenberg (named after a hill near the city) can also, with eminent justification, be placed in the list of era-changing conflicts. For nearly 1,000 years, there had been a clash for the souls, hearts, and bodies of societies across Europe, Africa, and Asia.The conflict between Christianity and Islam has been one of the defining factors in Europe and the Middle East, and while this dichotomy might be an excessively simple and incomplete explanation, there is no doubt that it has generated the world today. From Arabia, Islam surged forth onto the world stage in the 7th century as a religion carried by the force of arms. By the middle of the 8th century, the Islamic Caliphate had conquered the Levant, parts of North Africa, and even parts of Spain, all regions which had converted to Christianity in the previous three centuries. An Islamic invasion of France was turned away at the Battle of Poitiers in 732, and a Western counter-offensive known as the Reconquista lasted about 700 more years. Away from Europe, Christian and Muslim forces fought the Crusades around the Holy Land. Toward the end of the 17th century, the preeminent Islamic power in the world was the Ottoman Empire. From lowly beginnings as a vassal of the Anatolian Sultanate of Rum Osman I, from whom the empire was named, it expanded into the lands of the Christian Byzantine Empire, and by 1683, the year of the Battle of Vienna, the Ottomans ruled Asia Minor, the Middle East (with the exception of Iran), northern Africa to the borders of Morocco, the Balkan Peninsula up to the lands of modern Poland, as well as portions of Poland, Ukraine, Crimea, and Georgia. The sultan was styled “His Imperial Majesty the Padishah (Emperor), Commander of the Faithful and Successor to the Prophet of the Lord of the Universe.” He was considered by his subjects to be the Caliph, the supreme leader of the faithful throughout the world. The duty of holy jihad was vested by the umma in his hands, and the sultans had successfully overpowered the forces of the Christian princes time and time again.The long conflict between the Habsburgs and the Ottomans would finally come to a head in 1683 outside the city of Vienna, the center of Habsburg power in central Europe. It would be no exaggeration to say that Vienna was one of the most important battles not only in the conflict between Islam and Christendom, but in the entire history of the world. If the Habsburgs had lost that battle, it is highly likely that Islamic civilization rather than Christian would dominate much of Europe.The Battle of Vienna (1683): The History and Legacy of the Decisive Conflict between the Ottoman Turkish Empire and Holy Roman Empire chronicles the dramatic siege, and how the Christian forces turned back the Ottomans. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the battle like never before.

Genre: History, Middle East
Size: 79 pages
Free download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

End Times – Beast: God of Heaven Knows - You

by D. Harvey

Romans 14:8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.

The Beast, the antichrist, he is the satanic ruler of the latter days and he is greatest powerful empire in our history.

He will be the Beast, the eight king, that Satan has prepared, he will be the device and vehicle to go after Israel, persecute the Christians, conquer the world and oppose Jesus Christ.

Jeremiah 7:24 But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.

The people went from spiritual to carnal.

European Union, the main 10 nations that made up the alliance were: Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom.

Then other nations wanted to be part of this Roman Empire that Satan is deceiving are, Czech Republic, Norway, Hungary, Poland, Iceland, Turkey, Austria, Ireland, Demark, Sweden, Finland, Bulgaria, Romania, Estonia, Slovakia, Latvia, Slovenia, Lithuania.

With the United Kingdom voting out of the EU, will be back again when the Beast take over again.

The United Nations, NATO, and the EU are a prelude to the final 10 the Beast will govern.

These nations are leading up to the final 10 districts the Beast will set up.

The headquarters for the Beast will be in Rome, where ancient Rome ruled the world from.

These nations of the earth will give their political authority and military power to the Beast to overthrow the earth.

Revelation 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

They kill the prophets and the saints of the Lord.

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Religion & Spirituality, Bibles, Sacred Texts, Christianity
Size: 224 pages
Free download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

Judea And Samaria: It’s Time To Annex

by Dov Ivry

The book begins this way.

This is my 51st book, all but six non-fiction. I started churning them out less than four years ago when I realized that thanks to Internet you can self-publish. I’m in my 70s and I was looking for something to do. Normally I don’t start writing until I do the research and understand the subject. I plunged forward here and about 35 pages in I discovered there is a hidden dimension that I was only vaguely aware of and did not give much weight. The result is that this book has an unusual structure. I’ve left the first part as I wrote it because it stands as it is and it is what any reasonable person might say. Then I’m going off the deep end into the hidden dimension and things will appear quite differently.

I haven’t the slightest interest in astrology and don’t believe a word of it. But I did happen to read a description about the character of the Gemini by an Israeli astrologer in the 90s and I said, hey, she is explaining me to me. I’ll let her speak for herself but it casts light on how someone can go in two directions at the same time. He has to be a Gemini.

Ruth Eli: “The average Gemini personality may be likened to a central telephone switchboard, connected by thousands of lines to a multitude of people and homes, with many diverse bits of information passing through and at a frantic pace. ... His curiosity knows no limits, and his ability to absorb is astonishing. Formal studies bore him. He catches his information from the air, from neighbors, in the supermarket, on the street. Everything that goes in, comes out, in typical Gemini fashion: in a stream of consciousness, lightly, humorously, in great detail, and with a lot of spice. The typical Gemini does not delve deeply into things. He skates on the surface. Gets the gist of the matter, reworks it, and lets his creative brain fill in the rest. There is no one like a Gemini to talk about something he knows nothing about, as if he had a Ph.D on the subject. Like his namesake, he’s split into two.”

Judea and Samaria are the ancient names for the two territories that sit alongside Israel whose final status has yet to been resolved.

Israel has been trying for 23 years to negotiate an agreement with Arabs who live there but this process has gone nowhere.

Everything comes to an end. So what are the other options? Annexation is the obvious one.

Einstein may or may not have said it, but insanity has come to be defined in his name as doing the same thing over and over again and getting the same results, that is, coming up empty. When someone wants a peace agreement as in the cases of Egypt and Jordan, it can materialize rather rapidly. With the Palestinian Arabs it’s like talking to the wall. And the chances of getting an agreement with them are the same as from the wall. They take the attitude: it’s their way or the highway. They can have the highway. Drive safely.

I’m not selling annexation. I’m telling the truth as I see it. Once a subject becomes polarized, the natural tendency is for people to drift to one or the other poles and start shouting. At best you end up preaching to the converted. At worst you are tuned out at the mention of the subject. Telling the truth has its drawbacks too. If you do it faithfully, you end up offending everyone. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 75 pages
Free download for Kindle from 22 February 2020 onward  

Cyrus the Great: A Life from Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, History, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 32 pages
Free download for Kindle from 22 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.80 / 5
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Iran: Make Love not War: Sex, Drugs and Rock'n'Roll on the Silk Road

by Mary Jane Walker

“THE first thing I saw at the border was a man’s butt as he stuffed smuggled cigarettes down his trousers. I met prostitutes whose profession was sanctioned as temporary marriage by clerics. I was offered alcohol and all the drugs under the sun in the north, and saw illegal pubs with people drinking. And I saw the most fabulous crown jewels and palaces anywhere.“All this I experienced travelling overland and learning tips to pass on to you. I saw Tehran, the Shah’s Golestan Palace, Persepolis, Isfahan, Shiraz, and Yazd. Many women took their hijabs off whenever they could, and people played music under the bridges of Isfahan. I discovered the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism and visited its funeral towers where the dead were laid out to be eaten by vultures. These were near the Star Wars-like desert city of Yazd, where wind towers drew cool air through underground caverns to air-condition the houses of hundreds of years ago.“I went mountaineering and saw old mosques and palaces and cafes lined with smashed mirrors and others with stained glass.”

Genre: History, Middle East
Size: 287 pages
Free download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

Unveiling Persia

by Khashayar Bahar

Genre: History, Middle East
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Flight From Syria: Refugee Stories

by Hugh Eakin

Flight from Syria: Refugee Stories features the writing and photography of nine Pulitzer Center grantees– journalists who reported on Syrian refugees between 2012 and 2015. Their travels took them from Syria to Sweden, and from crowded camps to cramped apartments in city suburbs. Each of the journalists– Hugh Eakin, Lauren Gelfond Feldinger, Stephen Franklin, Joanna Kakissis, Alia Malek, Holly Pickett, Alisa Roth, Alice Su, and Selin Thomas– lends a unique perspective. Originally published in Al Jazeera, BBC News, Guernica, In These Times, Marketplace, NPR, The Atlantic and The New York Review of Books, these stories tell of an abandoned homeland, an indifferent world, and an uncertain future. They trace the history of one of the biggest displacements of modern times– providing a testament to the suffering and courage of those who fled.
Edited by Kem Knapp Sawyer
Designed by Evey Wilson

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 186 pages
Free download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
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Hit the Road Jack: A wickedly suspenseful serial killer thriller (Jack Ryder Book 1)

by Willow Rose

New series from the Amazon Bestselling author Willow Rose.  Ben is supposed to be in school. It's Monday morning but his parents are still asleep after a night of heavy drinking. Ben Waits patiently, even though he knows he is missing out on today's field trip to the zoo. But, when his black Labrador suddenly runs upstairs and comes down with a finger in his mouth, Ben knows he's not making it to school today at all. Detective Jack Ryder is chaperoning his kids' field trip when he gets the call from the head of the Cocoa Beach Police Department. A body has been found and they need his help. Soon, Jack finds himself up against a killer, a predator who ruthlessly chases women and kills them so they can never leave him. The case soon causes serious consequences for him and his family once the truth is revealed. With her new hero, Jack Ryder, as a loving father and committed detective, a new location in tropical Florida, and a story that moves at an incredible pace, Hit the Road Jack is Willow Rose at the top of her game.

Genre: Arts & Photography, Dance, Fashion, Film & Video, Music, Photography, Pop Culture, Television, Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Ethnic, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Reference & Collections, Travel, Business & Finance, Business Life, Economics, Finance, Industries & Professions, Investing, Marketing & Sales, Personal Finance, Reference, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Internet, Science, Nature & How It Works, Sport & Outd
Size: 454 pages
Free download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 2.00 / 5
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Israel Defense Force Brigadier General Gal Hirsch has taken part in all of Israel’s military confrontations since 1982, leaving a unique signature on a wide scope of strategic thinking owing to his deep understanding of operational art and military planning. In 2009, Hirsch’s autobiographical book in Hebrew, War Story, Love Story, was published and instantly appeared on the Israeli bestseller list where it stayed for many months. The description of his own personal journey offers deep, open-minded, and critical insights into the most significant milestones in Israel’s defense in the past 30 years, in which he played a key role.This new, revised, and reconceived English edition of the book offers international readers a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind, contextual description of Israeli national defense developments, serving as a valuable tool for understanding contemporary security challenges in the Middle East.The book has been praised as a lesson in leadership, bravery, and endurance. It is a remarkable testimony to the bond between the Jewish people and its Bible and land.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 450 pages
Free download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 2.00 / 5
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Achaemenid Empire: The First - Persian Empire: Discover The Truth About The - Achaemenid Empire: Babylonia, Yehudi & Cyrus The Great (Persians, Persia, Rhyton, Iran, Zoroastrianism, Babylonia, Ned

by Michael Hector

Would you be shocked to find out that an empire which existed over two thousand years ago was the largest ever known to mankind and, that it consisted of a truly multi-cultural society.The Achaemenid Empire is one that has almost been forgotten; there are limited records from this period of time, in fact, most of what is known about this mighty empire is learned from the records of its enemies. The fact that these records still pay tribute to the empire and in particularly the founding figure; Cyrus the Great, shows the respect that this empire gained.The Achaemenid Empire is also considered to be the first Persian Empire; much of this massive empire was created within a thirty year time period: it was made possible through tactical military strategies which worked alongside Cyrus’s ability to win over the hearts and minds of the people.Cyrus is considered to be the first person to create a charter regarding the treatment of humanity; he also lived by what he preached, in fact, much of his behaviour could be used today as a guide to how living differently could improve the relationships between citizens and even countries.Read this book, find out the fascinating truth about this mighty empire and you will be certain to have fresh outlook on life:Read about whom the Achaemenids were and how they rose to power.Learn about whom Cyrus the Great was and how his achievements have affected the way we all live today. He may have led an empire two thousand years ago but he has also left a lasting legacy; you will be amazed at what such an ancient civilisation could achieve.Discover how Cyrus became such a successful leader and the legacy he has left to all humanityPerhaps most importantly you should consider the common conspiracies which existed at the time and how they influence the world both then and now.Ancient history is a fascinating and surprisingly relevant subject; knowing more about the first super power will help you to develop a reasonable perspective on some of the issues the world faces today.

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Travel
Size: 37 pages
Free download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward  

The Ten Commandments of God In Islam Bilingual Edition English & Spanish

by Muhammad Vandestra

Genre: History, Middle East, Religion & Spirituality, Sacred Texts, Christianity, Islam
Size: 599 kb
Free download for Kindle from 19 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Iranian History: A Captivating Guide to the Persian Empire and History of Iran, Starting from the Achaemenid Empire, through the Parthian, Sasanian and ... Empire to the Afsharid and Qajar Dynasty

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of Iran, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Five captivating manuscripts in one book:Achaemenid Empire: A Captivating Guide to the First Persian Empire Founded by Cyrus the Great, and How This Empire of Ancient Persia Fought Against the Ancient Greeks in the Greco-Persian WarsParthian Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Enemy of the Roman Republic and Roman EmpireSasanian Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Neo-Persian Empire that Ruled Before the Arab Conquest of Persia and the Rise of IslamThe Safavid Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Persian Empire That Fought Against the Ottomans in the Ottoman–Safavid WarThe Afsharid and Qajar Dynasty: A Captivating Guide to Two Iranian Dynasties Who Ruled Persia from 1736 to 1925In part 1 of this book, you will:Discover how the Achaemenid Empire got its start, as well as the conditions that allowed their culture to grow and prosperLearn how Cyrus the Great came to power and the remarkable ways in which he and his successors ruled the empireGet insights into the Achaemenid style of warfare, including rituals, strategies and tactics they used to conquer their foes as well as how they protected themselves against intrudersLearn about the roles and obligations of the people, who and how they worshipped, including their beliefsAnd much, much more!In part 2 of this book, you will:Learn about the origins of the Parthian empireDiscover the rise of the Parthian empireGain startling knowledge about the Roman–Parthian WarsBe able to visualize the powerful military tactics that the Parthians used - tactics that gradually became the standard method of warfare in the Roman empire as wellAnd much, much more!Some of the topics covered in part 3 of this book include:The Rise of the Sasanian EmpireThe First Sasanian DeclineThe Golden Age and the End of the Sasanian EmpireSasanian Government and MilitaryArt and Culture of the Sasanian EmpireLife and Society of the SasaniansReligion in the Sasanian StateAnd much, much more!Some of the topics covered in part 4 of this book include:Religious Beginnings: Ismail IForeign Relations: TahmaspShort and Bloody: Ismail IICultural Consolidation: Abbas ISaru Taqi: Shah SafiInterlude: Shah Abbas IIInternal Decay: SulaymanFall: Sultan HusaynAnd much, much more!Some of the topics covered in part 5 of this book include:Geography and Ancient History of PersiaModern History of Persia and the Afsharid DynastyThe Persian Empire under the Qajar DynastyModern Persian SocietyCulture of Modern PersiaAnd much, much more!So if you want to learn more about the history of Iran, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

Genre: History, Middle East, Education & Reference
Size: 278 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 February 2020 onward  

Telling Our Story: Recent Essays on Zionism, the Middle East, and the Path to Peace

by Einat Wilf

Genre: History, Middle East
Size: 220 pages
Free download for Kindle from 18 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

A Captain At War: Stories of an American Advisor In Fallujah, Iraq

by Christopher Westhoff

Genre: History, Middle East
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 17 February 2020 onward  

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 languages to identify the forces that extended “Persographia,” the domain of written Persian. Spanning the ages of expansion and contraction, The Persianate World offers a critical survey of both the supports and constraints of one of history’s key languages of global exchange.  

Genre: History, Middle East, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Foreign Languages
Size: 368 pages
Free download for Kindle from 16 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

The Parthian Empire

by George Rawlinson

Genre: History, Ancient, Middle East
Size: 312 pages
Free download for Kindle from 16 February 2020 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

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 103 pages
Free download for Kindle from 14 February 2020 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. Incredible facts about this empire still surprise anyone who starts discovering those stories. You’ll find out that, for quite a while, this Islamic state was effectively ruled by women, and that’s just the beginning.Some of the topics covered in part 1 of this book include:The First SultanThe ConquerorThe Just and the ResoluteThe MagnificentFriendThe Power of HaremThe Sultanate of WomenThe Supreme ValideHusbands and SonsGrandest of the GrandFlower Power: the Age of TulipsTransformationA Step toward ModernizationThe ReorganizationThe Last Absolute RulerThe End of the Ottoman EmpireSome of the topics covered in part 2 of this book include:The Gateway to the WestGod Wills It: Knights of the First CrusadeBroken Promises: The Fourth CrusadeSchisms in the ChurchPreparation: The Big GunsConstantinople: The Final StandThe aftermathSome of the topics covered in part 3 of this book include:The World Before Suleiman ISuccessionLover, Poet, & Patron of the ArtsFatherFriendCampaignerStatesmanAnd much, much more!So if you want to learn more about the Ottoman Empire, click the "add to cart" button!

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 185 pages
Free download for Kindle from 14 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
4 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. Highly recommended...' Abby Normal'Entertaining read with Holmesian overtones, but very different setting...' Gerry H'Once you start this, I'm betting you won't be able to set it down until you finish it...' Judy'The author weaves intrigue, subterfuge and cunning into a very enjoyable story...' J. Cepeda'Historical setting and cultural background are excellently researched...' D. Werdin'Wonderful... Like a Japanese room arrangement with clean lines keeping clutter to a minimum...' AcerAcer'Ben Stevens is masterful. I can't wait to read his next set of stories...' Kindle Customer'This Japanese detective is a fine addition to the burgeoning field of Asian historical detectives which began with Judge Dee (China) and runs through I.P. Parker's Akitada...' Mcb.'If you like the Akitada books, you will enjoy this....' Mamakile'Something out of the ordinary... Well worth the read...' Amazon Customer'The Sensei is a brilliant detective. Ben Stevens, as always rocks. He's one heck of a storyteller...' Lisa'I can't stop reading this series! If you love historical mysteries, you will love the period and cultural detail...' Pauline'Atmosphere, poetry and menace...' ThisandThat'A feudal Japanese Sherlock Holmes... This ever-evolving excellent series... Vivid imagery and graphic detail which are a trademark of this writer...' Deborah Chaytor'Try it... and like it... I don't look for mysteries from the middle ages, even ones set in Japan, but for some reason I love this series... Well-written...' Amazon Customer'The story develops wonderfully...' Dave. N'Loved it!... Simply amazed... I thoroughly enjoyed this read...' Edwina Callan'Cleverly written and filled with facts regarding old Japan.... Very similar to Holmes and Watson...' Eileen Sedgwick'Good job. Very enjoyable...' Sid'If you like the Akitada books, you will enjoy this...' Mamakile'I loved this...' MaidenStull'A prime example of deductive reasoning, set within feudal Japan...' Jennifer'Ennin and his faithful servant are the Holmes and Watson of the East. The mysteries are well plotted. Sesshu is the Moriarty of the piece. If you are a Sherlock fan you should like Ennin...' Amazon Customer, NJ United States'The mysteries are intriguing and unusual... Couldn't put the stories down... Well worth the price...' Jay Gold'Mystery from historic Japan... like Holmes and Watson, but in an Asian setting...' Nysaa'Good book... the story takes you back in time...' Santex'Very powerful...' Bill'Delightful short story... Enjoy!...' PeaTee (TOP 500 REVIEWER)'(The) Ennin series is intriguing... Recommend these stories to all...' Chris'Stevens has created an interesting character and placed him in a colorful place and time in history. Stevens is cranking out stories with a certain rapidity now. That's great news to those of us who enjoy his stories....' AN'Atmospheric, intriguing and entertaining... feels as if it is both contemporary and traditional. A rare achievement...' Kenny51

Genre: Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Mystery, Fiction, Horror, History, Ancient, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 25 pages
Free download for Kindle from 14 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

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 lived in close proximity to each other. All of them belonged to a cluster of cultures which lived in an area known as the Levant which included many of the coastal Mediterranean lands in what are today known as the Middle East and Asia Minor. The ancient Canaanites, Hittites and ancient Israelites built remarkable civilizations that deserve a spot in history. Sadly, few historians have been ready to tackle the task of uncovering fascinating facts of these astonishing people. And thus, it can be hard for readers to find an easy-to-read and cohesive resource on these fascinating civilizations.But that is about to change. In this new captivating history book, you will discover the truth about these startling ancient civilizations.Part 1 of this book includes:Revolutionary Findings Provided by Modern Archaeological Detective TechniquesA Simple Explanation of What Caanan is and Where it's LocatedFascinating Discoveries of Canaanites ArtifactsRemarkable Insights into their Government and Social StructureStartling Theories About The Bronze Age CollapseWhat There Is to Know About the Culture of the CanaanitesThe Main Conflict with Canaan that Occurs Early in the Bible and More Shocking Mentions In the BibleReligion and BeliefsAnd much, much more!In part 2 of this book, you will discover:The Origin of the Hittites in the Bronze AgeThe Formation of the Old Kingdom, 1700 – 1500 BCEThe New Kingdom, 1400 – 1200 BCEThe Downfall of the HittitesThe Syro-Hittite or Neo-Hittite KingdomsArt, Symbolism, and the Hittites Role in the BibleLegal and Daily Life of the HittitesMilitary StructureAnd much, much more!Part 3 is covering ancient Israel and in it, you will discover topics such asCulture and Society through the YearsThe Late Bronze Age and Early Iron AgeThe Late Iron AgeThe Israelites under BabylonThe Control of the PersiansThe Hellenistic Period and Judea under the SeleucidsThe Early Hasmonean DynastyThe Hasmonean Expansion and Civil WarRoman Rule of JudeaAncient Hebrew Religion and JudaismAnd much, much more!So if you want to learn more about these three ancient civilizations, click "buy now"!

Genre: History, Ancient, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 260 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 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

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: Unknown
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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, Katharina Galor illuminates the complex legal contexts and ethical precepts that underlie archaeological activity and the discourse of "cultural heritage" in Jerusalem. This book addresses the pressing need to disentangle historical documentation from the religious aspirations, social ambitions, and political commitments that shape its interpretation.  

Genre: History, Ancient, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Judaism
Size: 272 pages
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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 download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 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

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 14.66 mb
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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 today think of as Islamic culture. In Sasanian Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Neo-Persian Empire that Ruled Before the Arab Conquest of Persia and the Rise of Islam, you will discover topics such as The Rise of the Sasanian EmpireThe First Sasanian DeclineThe Golden Age and the End of the Sasanian EmpireSasanian Government and MilitaryArt and Culture of the Sasanian EmpireLife and Society of the SasaniansReligion in the Sasanian StateAnd much, much more!So if you want to learn more about the Sasanian Empire, click "buy now"!

Genre: History, Middle East, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 77 pages
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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

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 54 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 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 warriors but also artists, builders, and traders; they did much more than just challenge the might of the Roman steel.By reading Parthian Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Enemy of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire, you will...Learn about the origins of the Parthian empireDiscover the rise of the Parthian empireGain startling knowledge about the Roman–Parthian WarsBe able to visualize the powerful military tactics that the Parthians used - tactics that gradually became the standard method of warfare in the Roman empire as wellExplore the remarkable art and culture of the ParthiansGo on a discovery to get a sense of the life in the Parthian empireAnd much, much more!So if you want to learn about the Parthian Empire without having to go through boring textbooks, click "buy now"!

Genre: History, Ancient, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 64 pages
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