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Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

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

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 100 pages
Free download for Kindle from 14 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

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

by Captivating History

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 91 pages
Free download for Kindle from 14 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

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

by Captivating History

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 103 pages
Free download for Kindle from 14 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.90 / 5
4 reviews

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 Wars

by Captivating History

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 61 pages
Free download for Kindle from 14 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.90 / 5
4 reviews

The Kings of Israel and Judah: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Jewish Kingdom of David and Solomon, the Divided Monarchy, and the Assyrian and Babylonian Conquests of Samaria and Jerusalem

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of the kings of Israel and Judah, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!The history of the ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judah and their kings is a story of epic heroes and villains. David was the God-chosen savior who fought giants, and the remarkable individual who inspired the world’s greatest artists to create their immortal sculptures and paintings. Solomon is regarded as the author of many of the proverbs that we still use—and the ancient sources say he was married to seventy foreign princesses. The protagonists of this book also include famous rulers of the ancient world, such as Queen of Sheba and Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon.You will learn how David unified the nation, but you’ll also find out about his dark secret and its terrible consequences. You will discover all about the golden age of Solomon, the building of his Temple, and the legendary Ark of the Covenant—and you’ll also learn how ruthless he was toward his subjects near the end of his reign. In addition to that, you will get to know the roots of the conflict between the Israelite tribes, why the Jewish kingdom had split in two, and how the two disunited kingdoms fell to the mighty empires of Egypt and Babylon.This book covers a timespan of about half a millennium. The first couple of chapters, which cover Israel’s shift from tribal government to a centralized monarchy, tell the stories of the people and events initially described in the two Books of Samuel (Sam. 1 and 2). The rest of the book follows the storyline of the two Books of Kings (Kings 1 and 2).In The Kings of Israel and Judah: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Jewish Kingdom of David and Solomon, the Divided Monarchy, and the Assyrian and Babylonian Conquests of Samaria and Jerusalem, you will discover topics such asThe Last JudgesGive Us a KingA Boy from BethlehemSaul Has a RivalKing DavidDavid’s DownfallThe HorrorsKing SolomonDivided MonarchyThe Kings of the Divided Monarchy Until the Fall of IsraelTen Lost Tribes: The Destruction and Fall of IsraelJudah’s Resistance and ReformsThe Fall of Jerusalem and the End of the Kingdom of JudahAnd much, much more!So if you want to learn more about the kings of Israel and Judah, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 57 pages
Free download for Kindle from 14 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.80 / 5
4 reviews

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

by Captivating History

Genre: History, Ancient, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 6.57 mb
Free download for Kindle from 14 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Don’t Say we didn’t Know

by Amos Gvirtz

The Israeli – Palestinian conflict – a new approach!This book is formulated with the understanding that on both sides of the Israeli – Palestinian conflict there are people who want the same thing: peace and protection of human rights. This fact is also what inspires the author to address some very moral questions and raise constructive and productive explanations about:Why don’t people want to know about their own country’s crimes?Why do Human Rights and Peace movements’ activities evoke such strong opposition?This book focuses on the positive aspects of those questions and takes a deeper look into those few movements that were successful, while analyzing what enabled them to turn into massive movements creating major change. The book emphasizes the fact that there can be a way to reach what people on both sides desire – peace and offers a vision of "escalation of nonviolence" to make it happen.

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 14 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Hittites: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

The Hittites lived among gods and kings and captivated the mysterious Sir Lawrence of Arabia, among many eager minds. Who were they? Simply warlike conquerors on a mission to impose Hittite power on the world? How did they become part of the elite highly-exclusive club of kings as great as Egyptian, Assyrian, and Babylonian empires of the second millennium BCE?

Inside you will read about...
✓ Sources
✓ Sir Lawrence of Arabia, Helen of Troy, Origins and Remarkable Missing Links
✓ The Bronze and Iron Age – Hittites and their Contemporaries
✓ Life and Times of the Hittites and Notable Events: Kingdoms and Empire-Building
✓ Notable Achievements, Ongoing Exploration and Unraveling their Extraordinary Mysteries

They created a complex system of collective governance and changed the metallurgy of the ancient world. This mysterious empire remained the unknown fourth empire and thanks to their tradition of preservation we continue solving mysteries buried in their ancient past.

Genre: History, Middle East, World, Nonfiction
Size: 50 pages
Free download for Kindle from 14 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

Akkadian Empire: A History From Beginning to End (Mesopotamia History Book 2)

by Hourly History

Akkadian Empire* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.The Akkadian Empire was one of the first empires in human history and certainly the first to involve the central government of a large, multi-ethnic populace. It also introduced things like the very first postal system and facilitated advances in science, art, and medicine. The heart of the empire, the city of Akkad, became the most important trading center in the ancient world and one of the largest cities in the world. Then, in a relatively short time, the empire disintegrated, and the city itself was abandoned. Now, we don’t even know where the city of Akkad was located. How is this possible? How could an empire which controlled most of the civilized world suddenly fall apart? Successors of the Akkadians thought that they had the answer. Many texts from the Babylonians and others talk of the Curse of Akkad, a curse placed on the empire after its king offended the gods which led to its destruction. For thousands of years, historians assumed that the story of the curse was nothing more than a quaint legend. However, modern research shows that the Akkadian Empire was most likely destroyed by a cataclysmic change as a result of sudden and unprecedented climate change.Inside you will read about...✓ Origins: The Black Heads and King Sargon✓ Palace Conspiracies and Assassinations✓ Naram-Sin and the Curse of Akkad✓ The 4.2 Kiloyear Event✓ The Fall of the Akkadian Empire✓ The Search for AkkadAnd much more!In little more than two hundred years, the Akkadian Empire rose from nothing to become the most important and powerful empire in the world, and then went back to obscurity. This is the story of the rise and sudden fall of the Akkadian Empire.

Genre: History, Middle East, World, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 13 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Israel's Edge: The Story of The IDF's Most Elite Unit - Talpiot

by Jason Gewirtz

How will Israel keep its strategic edge over an increasingly dangerous Iran? Israel has been preparing for this day by creating a special and secretive IDF unit called Talpiot.

Instead of being trained to fight, the few soldiers each year selected for Talpiot are taught how to think. In order to join this unit they have to commit to being in the army for ten years, rather than the three years a normal soldier serves.

Talpiots are taught advanced level physics, math and computer science as they train with soldiers from every other branch of the IDF. The result: young men and women become research and development machines. Talpiots have developed battle ready weapons that only Israel's top military officers and political leaders know about. They have also dramatically improved much of the weapons already in Israel's arsenal.

Talpiot has been tasked with keeping Israel a generation ahead of a rapidly strengthening and technologically capable Iran. Talpiots contribute to all of the areas that will be most important to the IDF as Iran becomes even more powerful including missile technology, anti-missile defense, cyber-warfare, intelligence, satellite technology and high powered imaging. Talpiot soldiers have also been a major factor in the never ending fight against Israel's other enemies and many have left the R&D lab to fly fighter planes, serve in the field as commanders of elite army ground units and at sea commanding Israel's fleet of naval ships.

After leaving the army, Talpiots have become a major force in the Israeli economy, developing some of Israel's most famous and powerful companies.

Israel's Edge contains dozens of interviews with Talpiot graduates and some of the early founders of the program. It explains Talpiot's highly successful recruiting methods and discloses many of the secrets of the program's success. The book also profiles some of the most successful businesses founded by Talpiot graduates including CheckPoint, Compugen, Anobit, recently bought by Apple, and XIV, recently bought by IBM. No other military unit has had more of an impact on the State of Israel and no other unit will have more of an impact in the years ahead. The soldiers of Talpiot are truly unsung heroes.

Genre: Business & Investing, Economics, History, Middle East, Military, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Accounting & Finance
Size: 256 pages
Free download for Kindle from 12 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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, Education & Reference, Foreign Language Study & Reference
Size: 368 pages
Free download for Kindle from 12 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

Mesopotamian Myths: A Captivating Guide to Myths from Mesopotamia and Sumerian Mythology

by Matt Clayton

If you're looking for a captivating collection of Mesopotamian myths, then keep reading...This book includes two captivating manuscripts:Mesopotamian Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Ancient Near Eastern MythsSumerian Mythology: Captivating Myths of Gods, Goddesses, and Legendary Creatures of Ancient Sumer and Their Importance to the SumeriansIn the first part of this book, you'll find the following Mesopotamian myths and topics coveredCreation MythsTales of Gods and GoddessesSelections from the Epic of GilgameshAnd much, much more!In the second part of this book, you'll find the following Sumerian myths and topics coveredTales of Gods and GoddessesTales of Kings and HeroesInanna and the Huluppu TreeEnkidu in the UnderworldGilgamesh and HuwawaGilgamesh and AgaAnd much, much more!So if you want a captivating collection of Mesopotamian myths, click the “add to cart” button!

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 169 pages
Free download for Kindle from 11 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.60 / 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 currently live in a modern day world of unspeakable terror. Islamic extremists are disrupting the entire planet, murdering, raping and enslaving everyone they encounter. Committing brutalities on a scale that rivals some of the worst abuses of the dark ages and yet people still point to the Crusades as if it is supposed to mean something. Ok, that’s fine. If detractors wish to point their finger and call out history, let’s find the truth, and let’s find out what really happened.

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
Size: 33 pages
Free download for Kindle from 11 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

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 download for Kindle from 11 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Color In Mind: The Golden The Black And The White In Islam

by r da costa vaughan

PREFACEIslam fathered color prejudice and racism. The Arabic Qur'an was the catalyst for the conception, the nurturing, and the religious tending of the ideas behind color racism. Subsequently these negative ideas were exported globally. This is the thesis of this book.The House of Islam, or dar al-Islam in Arabic, is no one particular location. It exists where anyone who has submitted to the Islamic belief system bows in prayer five times daily. Within these invisible temples, those of Islamic faith repeat the ritual statement of witness to their faith: "There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of God."In addition to prayer rituals, Islamic practitioners annually must fast during the lunar month of Ramadan. They all are required to financially support their faith, and finally, every Muslim has to put a visit to Mecca on his or her agenda. This special trip to the birthplace of Islam is called a hajj.In summary: a ritual statement, five daily prayers, financially supporting the faith, fasting, and the hajj are tenets of the Islamic faith. These five religiously required practices are called the "Pillars of Islam."This book presents, surveys and analyzes the evidence that factually supports the thesis. Aside from upholding these pillars of Islam, Muslims are taught to avoid and, inversely to adopt specific behaviors and actions. Many of these instructions lend credence to the seeming chaos that can be seen in the House of Islam in this twenty-first century.The Qur'an for example, instructs Islamic believers not to make friends with non-believers. A branch of Islamic belief, the Shia, take this instruction even further by authoritatively endorsing the promotion of deceit.A name largely unknown to those outside the House of Islam is Ibn Babuya al-Saduq. He authored a work available in English titled The Shiite Creed. In this work, he issued a decree that dissimulation (or deceit) is a required behavior for those of Islamic faith.He placed this tool for being a Muslim on the same level as prayer. In the Arabic and Persian languages, this is taqiyya In effect, he erected a new sixth Pillar, endorsing the practice of falsehood or, taqiyya, to promote Islam. He cited the authority of an Imam, a revered Islamic authority, who said, "Mix with enemies openly, but oppose them inwardly.Methods utilizing deception, dissimulation and the deliberate misinforming of those outside of their faith have helped Islamic leaders to create and perpetuate color racism as we know it today.The evidence for this conclusion is so copious that by simply organizing facts over an actual time-line the above statement will be proven true. In short, precepts for establishing color racism were firmly embedded in the Qur'an.

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Islam
Size: 99 pages
Free download for Kindle from 11 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

They Are Coming To Kill Us: A glimpse into the brutality of the War Criminal Bashar al-Assad

by Bobby Lab

It was the murder of Hamza that set the spark to flame in an attempt to bring a family of dictators down that have been murdering people for more than three decades. If anything I hope this gives some perspective of what the Syrian people have gone through, and this is just a sliver of it. If these two short, short stories inspire even one person to look into the allegations against the Assad family it will have been worth publishing it.

Genre: History, Middle East, World, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 11 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Israel She Loved You: In Spite of It All - The Power of Small Victories

by Dr. Joyce Starr

Diamond dealing bullies came after her, but she took the last shot. They lusted for wealth; she was enriched by priceless tales. This inspiring story underscores the power of small victories. For those considering a permanent move to Israel - Aliyah - or those who made the leap of faith, Fran's immigrant journey, the challenges she faced, could be your story. Jewishing spirit doesn't pay the rent. View Israel through Fran's unique lens. Walk through invisible & vanishing Israel. View the scrappy ladder with deep roots. Balcony windows left ajar & the secrets within. Joy. Pain. Love. "That's Israel!" Discover your invisible story. It's never too late.Dr. Joyce Starr has authored seven books about Israel. Fran Muchnick Goldstein produced the leading guide to Israel's diamond industry and was one of the few non-diamond dealers permitted to work inside the high security Israel Diamond Exchange.

Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography, History, Middle East, Religion & Spirituality, Judaism
Size: 98 pages
Free download for Kindle from 10 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

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 the Crusader States✓ The Children’s Crusade and Crusading Against Christians✓ The Last CrusadeAnd much more!Understanding the Crusades is key in understanding the religious divides that still threaten the order of the world.

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

US Nation-Building in Afghanistan (Open Access)

by Conor Keane

Genre: History, Asia, Middle East, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 256 pages
Free download for Kindle from 10 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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 the ethno-national cultural identity of modern-day Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. It is also important to the contemporary adherents of Zoroastrianism, in that it traces the historical links between the beginnings of the religion with the death of the last Sassanid ruler of Persia during the Muslim conquest and an end to the Zoroastrian influence in Iran.

Genre: History, Middle East, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Poetry, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies, Epic
Size: 236 pages
Free download for Kindle from 10 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

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

by Walter J. Scott

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Middle East, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 91 pages
Free download for Kindle from 09 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 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: History, Ancient, Middle East, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Nonfiction
Size: 25 pages
Free download for Kindle from 09 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Bosko & Admira: A Balkan History and a True Story of Love, Murder and Betrayal in Under-Siege Sarajevo

by Paul Harris

Genre: History, Europe, Middle East
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 09 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 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 people can leave lasting marks on the world that humble and inspire us all.

Genre: History, Africa, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, New Age
Size: 23 pages
Free download for Kindle from 08 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

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, Historical Study, Middle East, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 87 pages
Free download for Kindle from 07 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Final destination: The Armenian genocide

by Jim Seckler

In 1909 Constantinople, a young Turk finds the truth about his past. He also meets a beautiful Armenian girl who flees from the growing persecution culminating in one of the worst genocides in modern history.

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 351 pages
Free download for Kindle from 07 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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 and in a broader area. Post-graduates in studying will benefit from this work, as well as it will stimulate young researchers to further explore the role played by the environment in long-term socio-cultural changes.

Genre: History, Asia, Historical Study, Middle East, World, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Math, Environment, Agricultural Sciences
Size: 525 pages
Free download for Kindle from 07 September 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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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 World
✓ What Did They Look Like?
✓ What Shaped Their Worldview?
And much more!

Our journey relies on excavated and historical evidence to explore their productive fascinations with order and man’s place in the universe. Their application of impressive knowledge helps us unfold their mysterious civilization.

Genre: History, Middle East, World, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
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Saudi Arabian Oil Policy and the Iran-Iraq War: What Drives Saudi Arabian Oil Policy?

by Alexander Hay

Saudi Arabian oil reserves are the largest in the world. This fact takes on vital significance in light of the Saudi's financial position. Historically, Saudi Arabia has had rather limited financial needs which has allowed it to vary its production according to Saudi desires rather than by necessity. This has placed Saudi Arabia in the theoretical position of dominant producer within OPEC, with the ability to lower production to support OPEC pricing policy in weak markets, and raise production in order to punish members whose actions go against the wishes of OPEC or Saudi Arabia.

However, Saudi Arabia has often been forced to take actions concerning oil policy which have been decidedly against its long term economic interests, and furthermore, against its long-term political interests as well. The three main examples of this phenomena are the Saudi policy reversals of 1979, 1982, and 1986.

This book attempts to explain the reasons behind Saudi oil policy.

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 113 pages
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The History of Armenian Masonry: The Return of the Lodge

by Michael Boyajian

A history of Armenian masonry that goes back to the legendary origins of Noah to the operative stone masons to the speculative masons to the lodges of the 1800s, their destruction during the genocide and revival in 1991.

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 55 pages
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