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Communities of Saint Martin: Legend and Ritual in Medieval Tours

by Sharon Farmer

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Genre: History, Europe, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
Size: 358 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

History of Scotland: A Captivating Guide to Scottish History, the Wars of Scottish Independence and William Wallace

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of Scotland, the Wars of Scottish Independence and William Wallace, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Three captivating manuscripts in one book:Scottish History: A Captivating Guide to the History of ScotlandWars of Scottish Independence: A Captivating Guide to the Battles Between the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England, Including the Impact Made by King Robert the BruceWilliam Wallace: A Captivating Guide to a Freedom Fighter and Martyr Who Impacted Scottish History and Scotland’s Independence from EnglandA sense of poetic irony registers when one learns that Scotland has never won a major military battle when the odds were in their favor. In 1513, the largest Scottish army to ever invade England was defeated by a si...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 242 pages
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Rating: 3.50 / 5
2 reviews

The Peloponnesian War: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Greek War Between the Two Leading City-States in Ancient Greece — Athens and Sparta

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Europe, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 100 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
5 reviews

Vikings: The Truth About Lagertha And Ragnar: A historical retelling of the ninth book of the Gesta Danorum (Viking Secrets 1)

by Rachel Tsoumbakos

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Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Historical, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Romance, Historical Romance
Size: 356 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Greek Mythology: Captivating Tales of the Greek Gods, Goddesses, Heroes and Monsters (Classical Mythology; Greek Myths Book 1)

by Matt Clayton

This book includes two popular manuscripts on Greek mythology:Greek Mythology: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and MonstersGreek Mythology: A Fascinating Guide to Understanding the Ancient Greek Religion with Its Gods, Goddesses, Monsters and MortalsIntroducing: Captivating Stories of the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and MonstersThe first manuscript on Greek mythology is part of the best-selling series "Norse Mythology - Egyptian Mythology - Greek Mythology." In this ultimate guide on Greek Mythology, you will discover captivating stories of the Ancient Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monsters. Just some of the topics covered in the first part of this book include:Uranus: Betrayal by CronusCronus: Fear of His ChildrenTitans vs. Olympian GodsOlympian RuleZeus an...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 135 pages
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Classical Heritage and European Identities: The Imagined Geographies of Danish Classicism (Critical Heritages of Europe)

by Andersen Funder, Lærke Maria

Classical Heritage and European Identities examines how the heritages of classical antiquity have been used to construct European identities, and especially the concept of citizenship, in Denmark from the eighteenth century to the present day. It implements a critical historiographical perspective in line with recent work on the "reception" of classical antiquity that has stressed the dialectic relationship between past, present and future.Arguing that the continuous employment and appropriation of lassical heritages in the Danish context constitutes an interesting case of an imagined geography that is simultaneously based on both national and European identities, the book shows how Denmark’s imagined geography is naturalized through very distinctive uses of classical heritages within th...

Genre: History, Europe, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 134 pages
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The Story of Liberty & Old Times in the Colonies (Illustrated Edition)

by Charles Carleton Coffin

This "Story of Liberty" is a true narrative. It covers a period of five hundred years fight for liberty, from the Magna Carta (1215) up to the landing of the Pilgrims in Massachusetts (1620)."Old Times in the Colonies" is an outline of some of the principal events that transpired during the colonial period of our country, and portrays the hardships and sufferings of those who laid the foundations of a new empire. It will show how the Old World laws, habits, and customs were gradually changed; how the grand ideas of Freedom and the Rights of Man took root and flourished. It covers the period from the discovery and settlement of America to the Revolutionary War....

Genre: History, Americas, Europe
Size: 860 pages
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The Oldest Vocation: Christian Motherhood in the Medieval West

by Clarissa W. Atkinson

According to an old story, a woman concealed her sex and ruled as pope for a few years in the ninth century. Pope Joan was not betrayed by a lover or discovered by an enemy; her downfall came when she went into labor during a papal procession through the streets of Rome. From the myth of Joan to the experiences of saints, nuns, and ordinary women, The Oldest Vocation brings to life both the richness and the troubling contradictions of Christian motherhood in medieval Europe.After tracing the roots of medieval ideologies of motherhood in early Christianity, Clarissa W. Atkinson reconstructs the physiological assumptions underlying medieval notions about women's bodies and reproduction; inherited from Greek science and popularized through the practice of midwifery, these assumptions helped s...

Genre: History, Europe, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 310 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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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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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
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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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Rating: 4.70 / 5
23 reviews

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: 3.00 / 5
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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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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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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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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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Round the Hidden Coast of Northern Ireland From A to Z: Following in the footsteps of Hugh Forde (David Leslie's A to Z Guides Book 6)

by David Leslie

David's third A to Z guide to the Northern Ireland coastline finds him travelling the entire length of the coast from Derry/Londonderry all the way to Newry, following in the footsteps of the Rev. Canon Hugh Forde who published Round the Coast of Northern Ireland in 1928. In "Round the Hidden Coast of Northern Ireland From A to Z" David Leslie returns to the land of his previous two books. This time David takes an orderly route around the entire coastline revisiting many of Forde's selections and supplementing this new guide with several of his own choices.Why "Hidden"?David has tried to pick out locations, people, stories and events that may have otherwise escaped the attention of the general public. There's a wart well, a dolmen not marked on maps, a once-famous honey industry, an organ ...

Genre: History, Europe, Travel, Continental Europe
Size: 281 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Five Letters of Cortes to the Emperor: 1519-1526

by Hernando Cortes

“In the letters of Cortés we have a clear picture of Mexico through the simple eyes of the conqueror who admires his enemies. . . . He could write a masterly report. The second and the third letters are the clearest piece of narrative that we can ask for. We see the advance into the country, the conscientious determination to penetrate by peace, diplomacy or the sword to Montezuma’s capital, leading up to the final dramatic meeting with Montezuma himself.”―New StatesmanThese five letters by the Spanish conqueror, Hernando Cortés, were written to the Emperor Charles V of Spain between 1519 and 1526. They describe the earliest discoveries of the mainland, the perilous trek into hostile country, the capture of the Aztec capital, the extension of Cortés’ power throughout Mexico, t...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, History, Europe
Size: 304 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Celtic Mythology: A Captivating Guide to the Gods, Sagas and Beliefs

by Matt Clayton

Introducing: A Captivating Guide to the Gods, Sagas and BeliefsThe Celts were a people who lived throughout central Europe from about the 500s BC to the AD 700s. In this book, you will discover the various aspects of Celtic beliefs, gods, and sagas gaining a general overall picture of their culture. Their stories will be brought to life so all the details are more than merely a bunch of dry facts. We will enter their world and recreate it in as much detail as possible, from the little bit we know for certain, combined with ancillary facts from the various sciences.With each chapter, you will get a fanciful glimpse into the very personal world of the Celts. Each narrative is there to help you understand the Celtic viewpoint and why their beliefs held such powerful relevance in their society...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 101 pages
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Charles Downer Hazen - Premium Collection: The Long Nineteenth Century, The French Revolution and Napoleon, The Rise of Empires: European History, 1870-1919, ... Under German Rule, Old Northampton

by Charles Downer Hazen

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Genre: History, Europe
Size: 1275 pages
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Rating: 4.80 / 5
24 reviews

Goodbye Poland: Growing up. Deportation and Internment in Siberia. Escape and the WWII war years. (Illustrated)

by Stefan Maczka

'A soldier's story...A concise and fascinating account with interesting detail. Good addition to other books on this subject. I enjoyed it very much.' UK Reviewer.Stefan Maczka’s father, (also Stefan), was a cavalry officer who fought victoriously in possibly the last and greatest cavalry battle of the preceding one hundred years, the ‘Miracle of the Vistula’. It was the final victory in the Russian/Polish War of 1920. He was one of nine thousand former soldiers rewarded with a plot of land in the reclaimed borderlands. Stalin never forgot that humiliating defeat.Stefan B. was born in 1922 just over two years later.Life was hard in those early years; the military settlers had to defend their borders against invasion by armed bands from Russia, crossing into Poland from the east.By 19...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Historical, Memoirs, Specific Groups, Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 211 pages
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Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

The Rise of the Silver Hatchet Gang: Mike Covell True Crime Series

by Mike Covell

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Reference, UK, Nonfiction, True Accounts, True Crime
Size: 294 pages
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Multiculturalism in the British Commonwealth: Comparative Perspectives on Theory and Practice

by Richard T. Ashcroft

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Genre: History, Asia, Europe, UK, World, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Practical Politics
Size: 305 pages
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