The Owls of Afrasiab

Author: Lars Holger Holm
Publisher: Arktos
ISBN: 1907166548
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The battle between Islam and Christianity precipitating the fall of Constantinople was an event that for ever changed the course of history. Breathtakingly rendering the internal struggle of the Byzantine capital under deadly constriction, and the occult high-stake political game surrounding it, The Owls of Afrasiab also tells the story of the dangerous passion uniting the Genoese commander leading the city's defence with Hadije, one of the wives of the late Sultan Murad, determined to avenge herself for the murder of her baby boy ordered by the young and lethally ambitious Sultan Mehmet II. In the midst of the siege Hadije manages to get inside the city walls. The subsequent encounter with Commander Longo results in love at first sight and a conjuration of spirits dedicated to kill Mehmet before he takes the city. The plan, of course, turns out to be impracticable. The enemy is now not only outside the gates, but also actively conspiring from within. It seems an honest man and warrior can do nothing but stand by his word and sword until he falls. Meanwhile, a woman's got to do what a woman's got to do... A dazzling drama enacted at a pivotal point in European history, when the luminous ideas of the Renaissance begin to gain ascendancy over medieval darkness. Churchmen still squabble over the use of prepositions in dogma, humanists look for answers to new questions in arcane sciences, while eager merchants of Italian republics seek ways to hold on to their dominions, rapidly dwindling under the mounting threat of an enemy growing more menacing by the minute: the Ottoman, Islamic Turk.

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Author: Edward Gibbon
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the greatest work of history in the English language, Edward Gibbon compresses thirteen turbulent centuries into a gripping epic narrative. It is history in the grand eighteenth-century manner, a well-researched drama charged with insight, irony, and incisive character analysis. In elegant prose, Gibbon presents both the broad pattern of events and the significant revealing detail. He delves into religion, politics, sexuality, and social mores with equal authority and aplomb. While subsequent research revealed minor factual errors about the early Empire, Gibbon's bold vision, witty descriptions of a vast cast of characters, and readiness to display his own beliefs and prejudices result in an astonishing work of history and literature, at once powerfully intelligent and enormously entertaining.

Neubau des deutschen Reiches

Author: Oswald Spengler
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3843089116
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Oswald Spengler: Neubau des deutschen Reiches Erstdruck: München, C. H. Beck, 1924. Inhaltsverzeichnis Neubau des deutschen Reiches 1. Der Sumpf 2. Staatsdienst und Persönlichkeit 3. Die Erziehung - Zucht oder Bildung 4. Das Recht als Ergebnis von Pflichten 5. Die deutsche Währung 6. Gegen den Steuerbolschewismus 7. Arbeit und Eigentum 8. Zur Weltlage Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Oswald Spengler: Politische Schriften. München: Beck, 1933 [Volksausgabe]. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.