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Crossed

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ISBN : 0061747866
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Download Free Crossed PDF by Nicole Galland Full Book and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2009-10-13 with total page 672 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the year 1202, tens of thousands of crusaders gather in Venice, preparing to embark for Jerusalem to free the Holy City from Muslim rule. Among them is a lowly vagabond Briton, rescued from damnation by a pious knight who burns with zealous fire for their sacred undertaking. And so they set sail, along with dedicated companions—and with a beautiful, mysterious Arab "princess" whom the vagabond liberates from a brutish merchant. But the divine light guiding their "righteous" campaign soon darkens as the mission sinks ever deeper into catastrophe, disgrace, and moral turpitude—as Christians murder Christians in the Adriatic port city of Zara, tragic events are set in motion that will ultimately lead to the shocking and shameful fall of Constantinople. Impeccably researched and beautifully told, Nicole Galland's Crossed is a stunning tale of the disastrous Fourth Crusade—and of the hopeful, brave, and driven who were caught up in and irrevocably changed by a corrupted cause and a furious battle beyond their comprehension or control.


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Contemporary Sources for the Fourth Crusade

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ISBN : 9004169431
Pages : 361 pages
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Download Free Contemporary Sources for the Fourth Crusade PDF by Alfred Andrea Full Book and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2008-06-25 with total page 361 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume presents English translations of seven major bodies of Latin sources for the Fourth Crusade (1202-1204). Combined, the different perspectives of these sources deepen our understanding of this complex and controversial moment in Western-Byzantine relations.


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The Papercuts Anthology

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ISBN : 1942645007
Pages : 273 pages
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Download Free The Papercuts Anthology PDF by Katie Eelman Full Book and published by Inkshares. This book was released on 2016-07-12 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At Papercuts, “the tiny Boston icon” (The Guardian), we’re passionate about great books and we’re delighted to present our own. Inside you’ll find rare works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from the distinct authors we hosted in our first year. From New York Times bestselling to hometown treasures, this book of cutting-edge writing encapsulates what happened here. PAPERCUTS J.P. is an award-winning independent bookstore located in Boston, Massachusetts, established in 2014 by former publishing professional Kate Layte. Katie Eelman has been the media and events coordinator since the store opened.


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The Paleolithic Paradigm

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ISBN : 1449022928
Pages : 615 pages
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Download Free The Paleolithic Paradigm PDF by Terry Stocker Full Book and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2009-12 with total page 615 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Paleolithic Paradigm takes us one step further in the nature/nurture debate. Certainly a certain percentage of our behaviors are biologically based. However, culture has the power to override much in genetic commands. The Amish exemplify this, no matter how much "we" qualify them as "quaint." Painting with a wide post-modern paint brush, Stocker takes on a journey through four cultures to show how different people can be. He offers the analogy: our genetic structure is the framework of any house. How we cover and decorate that frame is often the product of ancient traditions. However, we are all products of the same cognitive processes, thus explaining why we take ideas put into our heads as children to the grave whether we accept them, reject them, or alter them. It is this commonality the author examines. Accordingly, he wants to know, if we understand our cognition processes, can we change out behavior at will?


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The Fourth Crusade

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Download Free The Fourth Crusade PDF by Donald E. Queller Full Book and published by . This book was released on 1997 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This revised and expanded edition of The Fourth Crusade gives fresh emphasis to the events in Byzantium and the Byzantine response to the actions of the Crusaders.


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Reading Group Choices 2008

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ISBN : 9780975974230
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Download Free Reading Group Choices 2008 PDF by Reading Group Choices Full Book and published by . This book was released on 2007-09 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A list of fiction and non-fiction books with summaries, author biographies, and conversation starters.


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The Fourth Crusade

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ISBN : 1448114527
Pages : 416 pages
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Download Free The Fourth Crusade PDF by Jonathan Phillips Full Book and published by Random House. This book was released on 2011-12-31 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In April 1204, the armies of Western Christendom wrote another bloodstained chapter in the history of holy war. Two years earlier, aflame with religious zeal, the Fourth Crusade set out to free Jerusalem from the grip of Islam. But after a dramatic series of events, the crusaders turned their weapons against the Christian city of Constantinople, the heart of the Byzantine Empire and the greatest metropolis in the known world. The crusaders spared no one in their savagery: they murdered and raped old and young - they desecrated churches, plundered treasuries and much of the city was put to the torch. Some contemporaries were delighted: God had approved this punishment of the effeminate, treacherous Greeks; others expressed shock and disgust at this perversion of the crusading ideal. History has judged this as the crusade that went wrong. In this remarkable new assessment of the Fourth Crusade, Jonathan Phillips follows the fortunes of the leading players and explores the conflicting motives that drove the expedition to commit the most infamous massacre of the crusading movement.


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Tales of a Minstrel of Reims in the Thirteenth Century

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ISBN : 0813234352
Pages : 286 pages
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Download Free Tales of a Minstrel of Reims in the Thirteenth Century PDF by Full Book and published by CUA Press. This book was released on 2021-09-17 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An anonymous minstrel in thirteenth-century France composed this gripping account of historical events in his time. Crusaders and Muslim forces battle for control of the Holy Land, while power struggles rage between and among religious authorities and their conflicting secular counterparts, pope and German emperor, the kings of England and the kings of France. Meanwhile, the kings cannot count on their independent-minded barons to support or even tolerate the royal ambitions. Although politics (and the collapse of a royal marriage) frame the narrative, the logistics of war are also in play: competing military machinery and the challenges of transporting troops and matariel. Inevitably, the civilian population suffers. The minstrel was a professional story-teller, and his livelihood likely depended on his ability to captivate an audience. Beyond would-be objective reporting, the minstrel dramatizes events through dialogue, while he delves into the motives and intentions of important figures, and imparts traditional moral guidance. We follow the deeds of many prominent women and witness striking episodes in the lives of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Richard the Lionhearted, Blanche of Castile, Frederick the Great, Saladin, and others. These tales survive in several manuscripts, suggesting that they enjoyed significant success and popularity in their day. Samuel N. Rosenberg produced this first scholarly translation of the Old French tales into English. References that might have been obvious to the minstrel’s original audience are explained for the modern reader in the indispensable annotations of medieval historian Randall Todd Pippenger. The introduction by eminent medievalist William Chester Jordan places the minstrel’s work in historical context and discusses the surviving manuscript sources.


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The Fourth Crusade: Event, Aftermath, and Perceptions

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1351889451
Pages : 208 pages
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Download Free The Fourth Crusade: Event, Aftermath, and Perceptions PDF by Thomas F. Madden Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-12-05 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Fourth Crusade (1201-1204), launched to restore Jerusalem to Christian control, veered widely off course, finally landing at Constantinople which it conquered and sacked. The effects of the crusade were far-reaching during the Middle Ages and remain powerful even today, which explains the continued vibrancy of its historiography. This volume, based on studies presented at the Sixth Conference of the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East in Istanbul, Turkey in 2004, represents some of the best new research on this fascinating event. With the "Diversion Question" of the past centuries now largely settled, these studies focus on three aspects of current scholarship: evaluations of the event itself, investigations into the aftermath of the conquest of Constantinople in 1204, and analyses of the evolving perceptions and memories of the event in Europe and the Middle East. Together these essays help to place the Fourth Crusade within the larger context of medieval Mediterranean history as well as larger issues such as agency, accommodation, and memory that inform new aspects of modern historiography.


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ISBN : 1105014886
Pages : 346 pages
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The Canterbury Tales

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ISBN : 158044461X
Pages : 208 pages
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Download Free The Canterbury Tales PDF by John M Bowers Full Book and published by ISD LLC. This book was released on 1992-09-01 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Geoffrey Chaucer died in 1400, his massive project, the Canterbury Tales, lay unfinished and unpublished. This volume includes five works that aim to fill in the gaps in this incomplete masterpiece. The pieces presented here date from the fifteenth century and survive in at least one manuscript collection of Chaucer's tales: John Lydgate's Prologue to the Siege of Thebes, The Ploughman's Tale, The Cook's Tale, Spurious Links, and The Canterbury Interlude and Merchant's Tale of Beryn. These pieces of Chaucerian apocrypha have been collected into one student-friendly edition, including introductions, notes, glosses, and a glossary to accommodate students of all levels of experience in Middle English.


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The Fourth Crusade

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ISBN : 9780812217131
Pages : 382 pages
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Download Free The Fourth Crusade PDF by Donald E. Queller Full Book and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 1999-09-02 with total page 382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This revised and expanded edition of The Fourth Crusade gives fresh emphasis to the events in Byzantium and the Byzantine response to the actions of the Crusaders.


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The Fourth Crusade

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ISBN : 1317880544
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Free The Fourth Crusade PDF by Michael J Angold Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-11-17 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Fourth Crusade (1202-4) was one of the key events in medieval history The fall of Constantinople to the Venetians and the soldiers of the fourth crusade in April 1204 was its climax. It ensured that Byzantium’s days as a great power were over. It equally ensured that westerners would dominate the Levant – the lands of the old Byzantine Empire –until the end of the middle ages. This book asks just how important was the Fourth as a turning point in the Middle East.. The broad setting is the encounter of Byzantium with the West within the framework of the crusades. Differences of outlook and interest meant that this encounter was soon overburdened with mutual distrust. 1204 was some kind of a solution and created situations scarcely conceivable even two years before when the fourth crusade set sail from Venice.


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The Mysteries of the Great Cross of Hendaye

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ISBN : 1594776334
Pages : 528 pages
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Download Free The Mysteries of the Great Cross of Hendaye PDF by Jay Weidner Full Book and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2003-12-10 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Decodes the message inscribed on the Great Cross of Hendaye in France • Uses the work of 20th-century alchemist Fulcanelli to predict the date of the fatal season of the apocalypse • Shows how periodic galactic alignments may cause catastrophes on Earth • Examines how the secret of the center of the galaxy reveals the true location of the lost civilization of Atlantis • Reveals the alchemical secret of the imperishable Light Body of ancient Egypt deep within our DNA The Mysteries of the Great Cross of Hendaye reveals one of Western occultism's deepest secrets: The alchemical transformation of base metal into gold is also the transformation of the current Iron Age into the Golden Age. Based on the work of the enigmatic 20th-century alchemist Fulcanelli, authors Weidner and Bridges show how the greatest alchemical secret is that of time itself and that coded into an obscure monument in southwestern France--the cross in the town square of Hendaye--is the imminent date of the apocalypse. The authors' explorations of this symbolism lead them from the cross of Hendaye to the western facade of the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, the Pyrenees, ancient Egypt, and the secret origins of Atlantis in Peru, to reveal that we are indeed living in a "fatal season" and that this season is intimately connected to our solar system's alignment with the galactic center. The authors' in-depth examination of alchemy's connection with the coming end days also reveals that this astro-alchemical knowledge was part of the sacred science of the Egyptians and the Atlanteans, whose coded messages are, at last, deciphered to guide humanity to its future destiny.


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A Heritage of Holy Wood: The Legend of the True Cross in Text and Image

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ISBN : 9047405749
Pages : 596 pages
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Download Free A Heritage of Holy Wood: The Legend of the True Cross in Text and Image PDF by Barbara Baert Full Book and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2004-07-01 with total page 596 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This fascinating study reconstructs the tradition of the Legend of the True Cross in text and image, from its tentative beginnings in 4th-century Jerusalem to the culminating expression of its multi-layered cosmic content in 14th and 15th-century monumental cycles in Germany and Italy.


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1453 a Tale of Two Battles

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ISBN : 1664106804
Pages : 218 pages
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Download Free 1453 a Tale of Two Battles PDF by Julian Reynolds Full Book and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2021-10-13 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is the author’s second published by Xlibris, the first being Defending Rome: The Masters of the Soldiers, published in 2011. It explores the consequences of two battles fought in 1453 – the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in May and the French victory over the English two months later at Castillon in the last battle of the Hundred Years War. The book considers the impact of these events on a diverse range of topics, including military outcomes, strategic consequences, economic developments, and cultural and religious implications. It concludes by assessing the significance of these two battles in influencing the transition of Europe from the medieval to the modern age.


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The Knight, the Cross, and the Song

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ISBN : 0812293819
Pages : 288 pages
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Download Free The Knight, the Cross, and the Song PDF by Stefan Vander Elst Full Book and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2017-03-16 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Knight, the Cross, and the Song offers a new perspective on the driving forces of crusading in the period 1100-1400. Although religious devotion has long been identified as the primary motivation of those who took the cross, Stefan Vander Elst argues that it was by no means the only focus of the texts written to convince the warriors of Western Christianity to participate in the holy war. Vander Elst examines how, across three centuries, historiographical works that served as exhortations for the Crusade sought specifically to appeal to aristocratic interests beyond piety. They did so by appropriating the formal and thematic characteristics of literary genres favored by the knightly class, the chansons de geste and chivalric romance. By using the structure, commonplaces, and traditions of chivalric literature, propagandists associated the Crusade with the decidedly secular matters to which arms-bearers were drawn. This allowed them to introduce the mutual obligation between lord and vassal, family honor, the thirst for adventure, and even the desire for women as parallel and complementary motivations for Crusade, making chivalric and literary concerns an indelible part of the ideology and practice of holy war. Examining English, Latin, French, and German texts, ranging from the twelfth-century Gesta Francorum and Chanson d'Antioche to the fourteenth-century Krônike von Prûzinlant and La Prise d'Alixandre, The Knight, the Cross, and the Song traces the historical development and geographical spread of this innovative use of secular chivalric fiction both to shape the memory and interpretation of past events and to ensure the continuation of the holy war.