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Rating: 4.40 / 5
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John Wycliffe: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 2.81 mb
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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Sarajevo: The Assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand

by Michael Moorcroft

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Genre: History, Europe, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 139 pages
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Rating: 3.90 / 5
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Anglo-Saxons: A Captivating Guide to the People Who Inhabited Great Britain from the Early Middle Ages to the Norman Conquest of England

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of the Anglo-Saxons, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!There was a time before England was united. This was a time before William the Bastard decided to prove to his contemporaries that his bastard moniker would be erased with a swift conquest of the biggest island northwest of Europe. A time before the Battle of Hastings and the year 1066. A time when many petty kingdoms ruled, conquered, and were liberated, time and time again, by a specific people group. A people group that is, in fact, a blend of many and that authors of later dates would collectively call the Anglo-Saxons.With this book, we want to let our readers know how vibrant and lively (as well as deadly) life in Britain was during the perhaps wrongly-titled “Dark Age...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 119 pages
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Rating: 3.20 / 5
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A Short History of France

by Mary Platt Parmele

From the times of the Gauls and Romans to the fall of Napoleon and beyond, Mary Platt Parmele’s A Short History of France is a fascinating chronicle of the events and forces that forged the nation....

Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction
Size: 172 pages
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Pelion. The magical mountain: Culture Hikes in Continental Greece

by Denis Roubien

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Genre: Arts & Photography, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Architecture, Travel
Size: 8.20 mb
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Rating: 4.20 / 5
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In Napoleon's Shadow: The Memoirs of Louis-Joseph Marchand, Valet and Friend of the Emperor 1811–1821

by Louis-Joseph Marchand

‘In 1811, twelve young men were chosen among the families in the Emperor’s personal service to serve as ushers in his apartments. My mother, attached to the household of the King of Rome as first nurse to the prince, requested this favour for me from the grand chamberlain, the Count de Montesquiou, and it was granted.’Louis-Joseph Marchand’s intimate memoir of his time as Napoleon’s valet is the last of the significant Napoleonic manuscripts to be translated into English and a unique and precious insight into the last days of Napoleon’s Imperial project.Serving alongside the Emperor from the apex of his reign and through his eventual demise, Marchand depicts, in remarkable detail, the Russian campaign, the campaigns of Germany and France, Napoleon’s exile to Elba and subseque...

Genre: History, Europe
Size: 832 pages
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Rating: 3.00 / 5
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Mazarin

by Arthur Hassall

It seems inevitable that Mazarin will always suffer by comparison with Richelieu. The latter, who has been described as the greatest political genius which France has ever produced, appeals to the imagination by the firmness and the success of his policy. The ability with which he managed the foreign affairs of France, and his creation of an administrative system which continued to the Kevolution, place Richelieu in the foremost rank of French statesmen. And yet his successor, though less illustrious, equally deserves to stand among those who have contributed most to the greatness of France. What MM. Hanotaux and d’Avenel have done for Richelieu’s memory has been done for Mazarin by M. Chéruel. Hehas made it impossible for us to regard Mazarin as a mere Italian adventurer, or to agree...

Genre: History, Europe, World, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Antiques & Collectibles
Size: 152 pages
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Santorini. In search of the authentic: Culture Hikes in the Greek Islands

by Denis Roubien

You want to discover the cultural treasures of the Greek islands in a guided tour? This is the book for you!This book is a travel story describing, through a large number of photos, a hiking tour in one of the most famous and yet not really discovered islands of Greece. Internationally known for its exceptional landscape, an outcome of its volcano, Santorini also boasts a wealth of cultural treasures, often eclipsed by the famous caldera and the sunset at Oia and remaining unknown to the wide public. This book endeavours to cover this omission and give a glimpse of this cultural richness to the visitor who desires to discover it. Among other things, it presents some of the best preserved fortified medieval settlements of the Aegean, churches with an inexplicable exotic decoration, pictures...

Genre: History, Europe, Travel
Size: 135 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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History of Europe: A Captivating Guide to European History, Classical Antiquity, The Middle Ages, The Renaissance and Early Modern Europe

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 499 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
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The Knights Templar: On the Trail of the Treasure

by Conrad Bauer

The Knights Templar treasure is one the World’s most enduring mysteries. Is it a myth or a reality? Where could it possibly be hidden?Download FREE with Kindle Unlimited! The Knights Templar existed officially for less than 200 years. Founded to protect pilgrims who were traveling through the Holy Lands, their rise to power was sudden. They became some of the most feared warriors in the region, they had a mandate from God, they controlled perhaps the world’s first real banking system, and they waged war against anyone who tried to wrestle Christianity’s holiest grounds from the control of the Catholic Church. Within their short lifespan, they quickly became one of the most powerful societies in Europe, if not the world. Full of incredible turns of events including secrets, deceits, ...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 110 pages
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The Pathologisation of Homosexuality in Fascist Italy: The Case of 'G' (Genders and Sexualities in History)

by Gabriella Romano

This open access book investigates the pathologisation of homosexuality during the fascist regime in Italy through an analysis of the case of G., a man with "homosexual tendencies" interned in the Collegno mental health hospital in 1928. No systematic study exists on the possibility that Fascism used internment in an asylum as a tool of repression for LGBT people, as an alternative to confinement on an island, prison or home arrests. This research offers evidence that in some cases it did.The book highlights how the dictatorship operated in a low-key, shadowy and undetectable manner, bending pre-existing legislation. Its brutality was - and still is - difficult to prove. It also emphasises the ways in which existing stereotypes on homosexuality were reinforced by the regime propaganda in s...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 110 pages
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Dissecting the Criminal Corpse: Staging Post-Execution Punishment in Early Modern England (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Elizabeth T. Hurren

Those convicted of homicide were hanged on the public gallows before being dissected under the Murder Act in Georgian England. Yet, from 1752, whether criminals actually died on the hanging tree or in the dissection room remained a medical mystery in early modern society. Dissecting the Criminal Corpse takes issue with the historical cliché of corpses dangling from the hangman’s rope in crime studies. Some convicted murderers did survive execution in early modern England. Establishing medical death in the heart-lungs-brain was a physical enigma. Criminals had large bull-necks, strong willpowers, and hearty survival instincts. Extreme hypothermia often disguised coma in a prisoner hanged in the winter cold. The youngest and fittest were capable of reviving on the dissection table. Many d...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 326 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

The Paranormal Articles (Mike Covell Investigates Book 9)

by Mike Covell

This book brings together years of Mike Covell's writing, featuring ghost stories and hauntings, ghostly myths, ufology, cryptozoology, dark history and more.Includes insights into the research and writing phase, and how Mike picks and chooses his stories that have appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, and blogs....

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Occult
Size: 398 pages
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Entangled Entertainers: Jews and Popular Culture in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna (Austrian and Habsburg Studies Book 24)

by Klaus Hödl

Viennese popular culture at the turn of the twentieth century was the product of the city’s Jewish and non-Jewish residents alike. While these two communities interacted in a variety of ways to their mutual benefit, Jewish culture was also inevitably shaped by the city’s persistent bouts of antisemitism. This fascinating study explores how Jewish artists, performers, and impresarios reacted to prejudice, showing how they articulated identity through performative engagement rather than anchoring it in origin and descent. In this way, they attempted to transcend a racialized identity even as they indelibly inscribed their Jewish existence into the cultural history of the era....

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, World, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 230 pages
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Rating: 4.70 / 5
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The Space Race: A History From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

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Genre: History, Europe, Russia, World, Nonfiction
Size: 4.45 mb
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
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History of Russia: A Captivating Guide to Russian History, Ivan the Terrible, The Russian Revolution and Cambridge Five

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of Russia, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Four captivating manuscripts in one book:Russian History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Russia, Including Events Such as the Mongol Invasion, the Napoleonic Invasion, Reforms of Peter the Great, the Fall of the Soviet Union, and MoreIvan the Terrible: A Captivating Guide to the First Tsar of Russia and His Impact on Russian HistoryThe Russian Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the February and October Revolutions and the Rise of the Soviet Union Led by Vladimir Lenin and the BolsheviksThe Cambridge Five: A Captivating Guide to the Russian Spies in Britain Who Passed Information to the Soviet Union During World War IIRussia, or the Russian Federation as it is officially known, is...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Russia, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 326 pages
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Rating: 3.70 / 5
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Napoleon vs the Old and New World Orders: How the Rothschilds Conquered Britain & France

by M King

We all know, at least vaguely, the story about Napoleon Bonaparte. You know -- the one about the self-professed son of a republican revolution against monarchy, who then installed himself as a monarch. Napoleon was, we are told, an egomaniacal tyrant with "short man's inferiority complex" who tried to enslave the European continent. Led by the brave British, a coalition of “The Good Guys" banded together to thwart the ambitions of the great “usurper” and trouble-maker of Europe.

There is just one problem with this official narrative of the giant historical figure of the 1800’s. To put it gently – it’s a damn lie. (surprise – surprise).

Now, one can easily understand the reason for the propagation of lies and slanders aimed at Napoleon being perpetua...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 111 pages
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The Early Life of Miss Anne Lister and the Curious Tale of Miss Eliza Raine

by Patricia L Hughes

Two young girls pledge undying love, marry each other secretly and promise to live together when they reach the age of twenty-one - but nothing works out as planned. This tale of Georgian England is from real diaries and letters revealing two women whose circumstances changed beyond belief. If you're looking for the sedate world of Jane Austen you won't find it here. This is the wild world of nineteenth century northern England made famous by the Bronte sisters who lived nearby, and based their characters on these real people. Eliza Raine was almost certainly the model for Mrs Rochester in Charlotte Bronte's 'Jane Eyre', while Anne Lister was depicted as 'Shirley' by Anne Bronte. Anne Lister was born in 1791 and started life as the eldest daughter of a poor branch of a landed family. Her d...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 189 pages
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Tinos. The last jewel in the crown of Venice: Culture Hikes in the Greek Islands

by Denis Roubien

You want to discover the cultural treasures of the Greek islands in a guided tour? This is the book for you!This book is a travel story describing, through a large number of photos and maps, a hiking tour in one of the culturally richest and yet one of the most misunderstood islands of Greece.A unique islandLast possession of Venice in the Aegean and thus last bastion of the Western World in the Eastern Mediterranean, Tinos boasts a wealth of cultural treasures, set in an exceptional landscape.The fact that the church of the Virgin Mary in its port became the main pilgrimage of Greece resulted in the treasures of the hinterland remaining unknown to the wide public.This book endeavours to cover this omission and give a glimpse of this cultural richness to the visitor who desires to discover...

Genre: History, Europe, Travel
Size: 129 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: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Death & Grief, History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 103 pages
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ILONA - Wolf Queen: The Civilis Saga - Part 2

by Peter Baggott

Two warnings to return home, drive Artorius Civilis northward. Torn between duty and family he must resolve the Legate-less 2nd Augusta before he can return to Rome. Lost in a snowstorm it leads him to a chance meeting and an unknown prophesy he must fulfil. The purge of Sejanus’ supporters continues and with only the Civilis family left to identify him, Victus Claudian must eradicate them all. An informant, an ambush, a final meeting in a snowy forest, Artorius is the first step, but in Genua, Naomi hides a growing secret. Abandoned with only his spatha, Artorius faces a life or death scenario as wolves smell his blood. A two-legged wolf becomes his saviour, changing his life forever. Marcus and Tia’s love flourishes as they raise the family estate from slaves to a village. With th...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction, European, Italian
Size: 350 pages
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Celtic Dragon: When Ireland Had Kings, Book 1

by Jalanne Barnes

Due to the graphic nature of this book, it is recommended that readers be at least 18 years of age.Tairrdelbach Ua Conchobair's mother was the great-granddaughter of Brian Bóru and that legacy meant everything to him. He was taught to respect and admire everything Bóru stood for. By the time he was eighteen, he was happy to be still alive, having witnessed some of the tremendous violence that followed the death of Brian Bóru.He spent fifty years forcing Ireland to change and evolve. His innovative ideas brought Ireland into European awareness. He came closer to establishing an Irish monarchy than any other man. He rose to power at a time when Ireland had no strong champion to step forward and defend her. When Ua Conchobair (O'Connor) did so, all of Ireland threw themselves behind his ca...

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe
Size: 393 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
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I Only Wanted to Live: The Struggle of a Boy to Survive the Holocaust

by Arie Tamir

A broad picture of the Holocaust from the point of view of a childFor six years he undergoes all the levels of hell that the Holocaust brought upon the Jewish people.This book describes a human drama that involves decision-making in impossibly cruel circumstances, lot of resourcefulness and the struggle to survive.The drama takes place during the Holocaust from the point of view of a child nicknamed Leosh. At age 7, the boy is swept into the whirlwind of the Holocaust. For six years, he endures all the horrors that the Holocaust brings upon the Jewish people. Due to a lot of luck, resourcefulness, and with the help of good people, including Germans, Leosz survives until the end of the war and on May 5th he is liberated by the American army.In the Krakow Ghetto Leosh is saved from three m...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Historical Study, Military, World, Nonfiction
Size: 237 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Trotsky in 1917: The most complete English-language collection of Leon Trotsky's writings from the year of the Russian revolution

by Leon Trotsky

Trotsky in 1917 is a collection of new translations, many translated for the first time, of Leon Trotskys writings from 1917, the year of the Russian revolution. Trotsky, together with Lenin was a leading figure in the revolution, chairing the Petrograd Soviet and playing a central role in the October revolution.These articles, essays, speeches and resolutions give a keen insight and feel for the revolution and one of its leading figures. This collection is an essential reference for any who want to understand the 1917 Russian revolution.This book has been brought together and translated by Pete Dickenson, who previously translated Trotskys writings on world war one, and is the author of several books, most recently Planning for the Planet.This collection is introduced by Niall Mulholland...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia, World
Size: 467 pages
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History of the Later Roman Empire

by J. B. Bury

In 410 A. D., King Alaric and the Visigoths besieged and sacked Rome.“The eternal city”, which had been the centre of one of greatest empires ever to have existed, had been taken by Rome’s enemies and her wealth plundered.But although Rome had fallen, this was not the end of the Roman Empire.Instead the Empire, which had already moved its focus away from the Western Mediterranean towards the East, continue to thrive.J. B. Bury, the eminent classical scholar of the twentieth century, explains how from the death of Theodosius I, in 395 A. D., to the death of Justinian, in 565 A. D., the later Roman Empire continued to flourish and develop.This fascinating work explains the political, social, cultural and economic underpinnings of the Roman Empire in the fifth and sixth centuries.As Rom...

Genre: History, Europe
Size: 1281 pages
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The Thirteenth Century

by James Walsh

The object of the book is to interpret, in terms that will be readily intelligible to this generation, the life and concerns of the people of a century who, to the author's mind, have done more for human progress than those of any like period in human history. There are few whose eyes are now holden as they used to be, as to the surpassing place in the history of culture of the last three centuries of the Middle Ages. Personally the author is convinced, however, that only a beginning of proper appreciation has come as yet, and he feels that the solution of many problems that are vexing the modern world, especially in the social order, are to be found in these much misunderstood ages, and above all in that culmination of medieval progress the period from 1200 to 1300......

Genre: History, Europe, Military, World
Size: 478 pages
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Foster's Scottish Oddities

by Allen Foster

A fascinating compendium of Scotland's most quirky characters, extraordinary facts and strange coincidences. Packed with the odd, the curious and the outright bizarre, Foster's Scottish Oddities is a must read for anyone interested in Scottish trivia!Did you know?•A huge wave swept Aberdeen seaman John Craig overboard from the trawler Dorileen on 20 November 1956. Minutes later, an equally large wave washed him back on board, while skipper John Watson was out on a lifeboat looking for him.•A belted Galloway cow survived an eighty-foot fall from a cliff at Muchalls, Aberdeenshire on 26 April 2000, when she missed rocks and landed on a patch of grass.•In January 1957, an advertisement for a butcher’s assistant in Glasgow advised applicants they ‘must be able to cut, skewer and serv...

Genre: History, Europe
Size: 133 pages
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Rating: 4.40 / 5
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ADOLF HITLER AND JOSEPH STALIN: Two Predator Leaders. The Biography Collection. Biographies, Facts & Quotes

by The History Hour

Read Biographies of two predator leadersDownload for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free Bonus Inside!Read on your Computer, Mac, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland and was central to the Holocaust.Inside you’ll read aboutAdolf’s Paternal and Maternal rootsA troubled childhoodJoined the forces of World War IChancellor HitlerNight of the long knivesFuhrer HitlerWorld War II and full effectThe end is nighAnd much more!Hitler gained popular support by attacking the Treaty of Versailles and promoting Pan-Germanism, anti-Semitism, ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Military, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 187 pages
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Naxos. From the precursor of the Parthenon to the Duchy of the Archipelago: Culture Hikes in the Greek Islands

by Denis Roubien

You want to discover the cultural treasures of the Greek islands in a guided tour? This is the book for you! This book is a travel story describing, through a large number of photos and maps, a hiking tour in one of the culturally richest and yet not enough known islands of Greece. Having been the cultural and political centre of the Cyclades from ancient times to the Middle Ages, Naxos boasts a wealth of cultural treasures, covering a wide time range.A hidden gemThe island's spectacular beaches resulted in the treasures of the hinterland remaining unknown to the wide public. This book endeavours to cover this omission and give a glimpse of this cultural richness to the visitor who desires to discover it.So many things to present!Among other things, it presents the most impressive kouroi o...

Genre: History, Europe, Travel
Size: 111 pages
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The Conspiracy of Gianluigi Fieschi: or, Genoa in the Sixteenth Century

by Emanuele Celesia

The first impression of the general reader may be that this book treats of events so distant in time, and so different in moral scenery, from the political and social conditions in which we live as to afford little or no instruction to us. No history, except that of one’s own country, affords precise forms in which to mould the present; and what are called historical parallels do not really exist, since every series of political events has peculiar elements which make close analogies with any other series impossible. Those who quote events in the history of other times and peoples as containing precise instruction for present national action usually deceive their auditors all the more completely from being deceived themselves. It is only in the abundant matter of general principles that ...

Genre: History, Europe
Size: 384 pages
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Spluga english b/w edition

by A. Garlinzoni, L. Bettiga

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Genre: History, Europe, World, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Transportation
Size: 315 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Annisons (Mike Covell Investigates Book 6)

by Mike Covell

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Reference & Collections, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Occult
Size: 241 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Alexander Graham Bell: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of Innovators Book 2)

by Hourly History

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 1.45 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.90 / 5
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When the War is Over

by Anja May

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Genre: Children's eBooks, Literature & Fiction, History, Europe, Genre Fiction, Historical Fiction, War, Nonfiction, Biographical, German
Size: 296 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

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
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

The Paranormal Press (Mike Covell Investigates Book 8)

by Mike Covell

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Reference & Collections, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Occult
Size: 426 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

The Renaissance Reader

by Kenneth Atchity

As the transition period between the Middle Age and modern times, the Renaissance is perhaps the most distinguished age since that of Classical Greece. Moreover, the consciousness of our time was largely formed by those who were given the freedom to express themselves by the rebirth of the art and sciences of the Renaissance.The Renaissance Reader allows the men and women of that turbulent time of change to speak in their on voices--sane and insane, brilliant and mundane, inspired and possessed, oblivious and decisive. Organized chronologically and covering the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries, the book provides readers with the literary and artistic; social, religious, and political; and scientific and philosophic texts that shaped Renaissance thinking from the death of Dante ...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Criticism & Theory, Movements & Periods
Size: 400 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Tinos. The last jewel in the crown of Venice: Culture Hikes in the Greek Islands

by Denis Roubien

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Genre: Arts & Photography, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Architecture, Travel
Size: 129 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Chronicle of the Kings of England: From the Earliest Period to the Reign of King Stephen

by William of Malmesbury

The history of the English, from their arrival in Britain to his own times, has been written by Bede, a man of singular learning and modesty, in a clear and captivating style. After him you will not, in my opinion, easily find any person who has attempted to compose in Latin the history of this people. Let others declare whether their researches in this respect have been, or are likely to be, more fortunate; my own labour, though diligent in the extreme, has, down to this period, been without its reward. There, are, indeed, some notices of antiquity, written in the vernacular tongue after the manner of a chronicle, and arranged according to the years of our Lord. By means of these alone, the times succeeding this man have been rescued from oblivion: for of Elward, a noble and illustrious...

Genre: History, Europe, Military
Size: 576 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.90 / 5
5 reviews

To Build a Castle: My Life as a Dissenter

by Vladimir Bukovsky

A major document in the literature of human rights, this now-legendary memoir, by one of the most prominent of the Soviet-era Russian dissidents, was a world-wide bestseller when first published in 1978.At the age of 20, as punishment for his political protests, Vladimir Bukovsky was falsely declared insane and committed to a psychiatric hospital—standard practice for communism's critics in 1963. But the quack doctors and brutal guards who kept him captive didn't realize: Bukovsky wasn't locked up with them. They were locked up with Bukovsky.In this compelling, beautifully-crafted memoir, Bukovsky details with equal parts burning outrage and bitter humor the cruel theater of life for Soviet prisoners of conscience. But he also recounts how he found his inner truth and strength, and built...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction
Size: 423 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
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Architecture of Survival: Holocaust Diaries (WW2 Memoirs Book 1)

by Israel Stein

A Jewish family survives the Holocaust hidden by a Polish family In 1939, when the Second World War broke out, the Stein family escaped Poland. Paula, a polyglot architect, and Meir, a textile industrialist, fled with their only child, Israel, to Vilnius, Lithuania, and later to Bialystok, attempting to save themselves from certain death in the extermination camps. In the midst of terror, there they found grace In August 1943, the Bialystok Ghetto was emptied by the Nazis and all its occupants were sent to extermination. The Steins had managed to remain hidden in the Ghetto for five more weeks, before escaping to their new hideout—the home of a Polish family, backed by a German official, that gave them refuge. They remained hidden there for nearly a year, until the war ended, with the d...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Specific Groups, History, Europe, Historical Study, Military, World, Nonfiction
Size: 352 pages
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The Haunted Homes of Hull (Mike Covell Investigates Book 12)

by Mike Covell

Hull has a long history of allegedly haunted homes, and this book tackles numerous cases that have come to light through the years.Mike investigates Victorian cases of haunted houses in East Hull and West Hull, and more recent cases such as the infamous 39 De Grey Street, said to be the most haunted house in Britain.Read thorough histories and newspaper reports, and discover how the stories were discussed, debated, and investigated for over 200 years. Packed with photographs, newspaper clippings and more....

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Occult
Size: 226 pages
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Speaking the Unspeakable in Postwar Germany: Toward a Public Discourse on the Holocaust (Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures, and Thought)

by Sonja Boos

Speaking the Unspeakable in Postwar Germany is an interdisciplinary study of a diverse set of public speeches given by major literary and cultural figures in the 1950s and 1960s. Through close readings of canonical speeches by Hannah Arendt, Theodor W. Adorno, Ingeborg Bachmann, Martin Buber, Paul Celan, Uwe Johnson, Peter Szondi, and Peter Weiss, Sonja Boos demonstrates that these speakers both facilitated and subverted the construction of a public discourse about the Holocaust in postwar West Germany. The author’s analysis of original audio recordings of the speech events (several of which will be available on a companion website) improves our understanding of the spoken, performative dimension of public speeches. Speaking the Unspeakable in Postwar Germany emphasizes the social constr...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, World, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Criticism & Theory
Size: 244 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

History of the Later Roman Empire

by J.b. Bury

THE first of these two volumes might be entitled the “German Conquest of Western Europe,” and the second the “Age of Justinian.” The first covers more than one hundred and twenty years, the second somewhat less than fifty. This disparity is a striking illustration of the fact that perspective and proportion are unavoidably lost in an attempt to tell the story of any considerable period of ancient or early medieval history as fully as our sources allow. Perspective can be preserved only in an outline. The fifth century was one of the most critical periods in the history of Europe. It was crammed with events of great moment, and the changes which it witnessed transformed Europe more radically than any set of political events that have happened since. At that time hundreds of people w...

Genre: Arts & Photography, History, Ancient, Europe, Architecture
Size: 518 pages
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25 Years of Transformations of Higher Education Systems in Post-Soviet Countries: Reform and Continuity (Palgrave Studies in Global Higher Education)

by Jeroen Huisman

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Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, College & University
Size: 482 pages
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Naxos - Tinos - Syros. Three gems of the Cyclades: Culture Hikes in the Greek Islands

by Denis Roubien

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Genre: Arts & Photography, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Architecture, Travel
Size: 14.62 mb
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The UFO Files (Mike Covell Investigates Book 11)

by Mike Covell

The Mike Covell Investigates series returns with The UFO Files: the first book to examine Hull-based UFO reports and sightings. The book features reports from as early as 1801 through the 1900’s and up to 2018.Case studies include the infamous Hull Airship Scares of 1909 and 1913, the landing of a UFO in Hull in 1967, a series of mass sightings in the 1970’s, an investigation into the Hull UFO Files, and chapters on stories such as the Hull Hum of 2010 and the Hull UFO sighting of 1801.The book also explores Hull UFO sightings reported to Humberside Police and the Ministry of Defence, and looks at the reports from police officers and civilians, as well as a look at a Hull politician who was a high ranking UFO investigator, a Hull politician who ended up in involved in an international ...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Occult, Science & Math, Astronomy & Space Science
Size: 454 pages
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The Expansion of Europe 1642-1789

by Wilbur Abbott

WHEN in the last months of 1648 was signed the great peace which brought to an end the Thirty Years' War and with it the mediaeval polity which it finally destroyed; as the army of diplomats whose work it was dispersed to their respective governments, the awe-inspiring mass of documents which formed the fruit of their long labors might have led men to believe that Europe would hasten to enjoy the peace which she so needed and which her people for the most part so greatly desired. But whatever hopes of quiet were entertained, were already far on the way to disappointment; for the Europe to which the diplomats returned was even then altered or altering before their eyes and already shaping itself for new conflict. Scarcely a state of any consequence prepared to recruit its resources by the a...

Genre: History, Europe, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 322 pages
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Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

Prussia and the Rise of the German Empire

by George Malleson

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Genre: History, Europe, World, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Antiques & Collectibles
Size: 295 pages
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Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpse (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Sarah Tarlow

This open access book is the culmination of many years of research on what happened to the bodies of executed criminals in the past. Focusing on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, it looks at the consequences of the 1752 Murder Act. These criminal bodies had a crucial role in the history of medicine, and the history of crime, and great symbolic resonance in literature and popular culture. Starting with a consideration of the criminal corpse in the medieval and early modern periods, chapters go on to review the histories of criminal justice, of medical history and of gibbeting under the Murder Act, and ends with some discussion of the afterlives of the corpse, in literature, folklore and in contemporary medical ethics. Using sophisticated insights from cultural history, archaeology, ...

Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, Social Sciences, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 273 pages
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Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

Dolly Biters!: The Vampire Girls of Victorian London

by Paul Voodini

Four saucy tales from the legendary vampire girls of Victorian London, bound up in one alluring volume. These are tales to quicken the pulse, thrill the mind, and excite parts of the body that other, lesser books fail to reach.Novellas and short stories featured in this sweet confection of blood, sex and gothic melodrama include the Holmes of the Baskervilles, Miss Katie Bell - Victorian Vampire, Joan Dark is Lost, and The Vampire Alice Through the Looking Glass.Welcome to the gothic London of the 1800s, where vampires walk the streets and some of your favorite characters from Victorian literature have been taken and twisted until they snap....

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Anthologies, Horror, Anthologies & Literature Collections, Short Stories, World Literature, British, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Suspense, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult, Historical
Size: 375 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

In the Steps of the Romanovs: Final Two Years of Russian Imperial Family (1916-18) (In their own words)

by Helen Azar

By 1916, Russia had been involved in the First World War for almost two years, and events were about to take a tumultuous turn. Tsar Nicholas II was forced to abdicate his throne, and what followed was a struggle that neither he, nor most of his nearest were destined to survive.This volume offers an accurate glimpse into the final two years of the last Imperial Family of Russia: exclusively through their own diary entries and personal correspondence, supplemented by contemporary eyewitness accounts, many of which are published here in English for the first time. The reader will get to know on a deeper level the Grand Duchesses and the Empress, as they work at Tsarskoe Selo infirmaries; witness the imperial family's grief for their murdered "Friend" Grigori Rasputin; experience their arrest...

Genre: History, Europe, Russia
Size: 652 pages
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Edwardian England, 1901-15: Society and Politics

by Donald Read

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Genre: History, Europe, Historical Study
Size: 318 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Sword of Peace: A Journey From Fear to Faith (Sword of Münster Series Book 1)

by Louisa M Bauman

What is the secret of the hidden meetings, which are held in the woods at night? Anna had hoped to escape the violence of the Reformation when she moved to Amsterdam. But now, in November 1531, Charles V has sent his Spanish officials to this ‘nest of heretics’ in the Netherlands, determined to rid his empire of all those who refuse to attend the state church. The obstinate shall be executed unless they swear allegiance to the Holy Roman Emperor and the Catholic church, and citizens must report any disloyal activity they notice or suffer the same fate. But Anna can hardly betray Maeyken, her only friend in Amsterdam. The last thing Anna will do is listen to the Anabaptists, let alone join the traitorous sect! If Charles V succeeds, the Anabaptists will be annihilated. Especially the l...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Religious & Inspirational Fiction, Religious, Religious Studies, Travel, Christian, Movements & Periods
Size: 369 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

The Fargoer: Historical Fantasy in Ancient Finland (The Fargoer Chronicles Book 1)

by Petteri Hannila

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Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, World Literature, Scandinavian, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Other Practices, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Teen & Young Adult, Education & Reference, Historical Fiction
Size: 195 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

The 130th Anniversary of Jack the Ripper

by Jennifer Johnstone

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Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction
Size: 2.76 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
4 reviews

From War to Peace in the Balkans, the Middle East and Ukraine (Palgrave Critical Studies in Post-Conflict Recovery)

by Daniel Serwer

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Genre: History, Europe, Russia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 145 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Professional Science, Science & Math
Size: 217 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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, Historical Study, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences
Size: 215 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

Building a National Literature: The Case of Germany, 1830–1870

by Peter Uwe Hohendahl

Building a National Literature boldly takes issue with traditional literary criticism for its failure to explain how literature as a body is created and shaped by institutional forces. Peter Uwe Hohendahl approaches literary history by focusing on the material and ideological structures that determine the canonical status of writers and works. He examines important elements in the making of a national literature, including the political and literary public sphere, the theory and practice of literary criticism, and the emergence of academic criticism as literary history. Hohendahl considers such key aspects of the process in Germany as the rise of liberalism and nationalism, the delineation of the borders of German literature, the idea of its history, the understanding of its cultural funct...

Genre: History, Europe, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books, Movements & Periods
Size: 373 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2020 onward PDT/PST 

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