By Joanne Major,Sarah Murden
A love tale in addition to a brilliantly researched ancient biography, this can be a continuation of Joanne and Sarah's first biography, An notorious Mistress, concerning the eighteenth-century courtesan Grace Dalrymple Elliott, whose daughter used to be the 1st spouse of Lord Charles Bentinick. The e-book ends via exhibiting how, if now not for a tender gypsy and her tragic lifestyles, the British monarchy may glance very various today.
By Imre Rochlitz,Joseph Rochlitz
Accident of Fate is a first-hand account of persecution, rescue, and resistance within the Axis-occupied former Yugoslavia. on the age of 13, Imre Rochlitz fled to Yugoslavia from his formative years domestic in Vienna following the Nazi Anschluss, leaving his relatives in the back of. In January 1942 the Ustashe (Croatian Fascists) arrested and interned him within the Jasenovac demise camp, the place he dug mass graves. at the verge of loss of life, Rochlitz used to be published end result of the notable intervention of a Nazi basic. He escaped to the Adriatic coast, the place he and a number of other thousand different Jewish refugees have been safe by means of the military of Fascist Italy. After Italy’s hand over, he joined Tito’s Partisans, changing into an officer and armed forces veterinarian, and rescued dozens of downed Allied airmen. In 1945, he fled Yugoslavia’s Communist regime and reached liberated southern Italy. In 1947, on the age of 22, he emigrated to the U.S..
With exact own photos and records helping the textual content, this eyewitness narrative covers little-known subject matters and gives a revealing historic account of the interval. The ebook is helping make clear and render available the complexities and contradictions of clash and genocide in wartime Yugoslavia.
By Bengt Jangfeldt,Harry Watson
By Samuel Drix
By Suzanne Dixon
Examining the striking lifetime of Cornelia, famed because the epitome of advantage, constancy and intelligence, Suzanne Dixon offers an in-depth learn of the lady who probably represented the appropriate of the Roman matrona greater than any other.
Studying her lifestyles in the course of a interval of political turmoil, Dixon examines Cornelia's attributes: daughter of Scipio Africanus, spouse of an aristocrat, and mom of the Gracchi; and the way those enabled her to maneuver in excessive echelons of society.
For scholars and students of classical reports and Roman historical past, this book will give scholars a glimpse into the lifetime of Cornelia, and of the impression she had at the period.
By William Caferro
John Hawkwood used to be fourteenth-century Italy's so much infamous and winning soldier. a guy recognized for cleverness and bold, he was once the main feared mercenary in Renaissance Italy. Born in England, Hawkood begun his profession in France throughout the Hundred Years' battle and crossed into Italy with the famed White corporation in 1361. From that point till his dying in 1394, Hawkwood fought through the peninsula as a captain of armies in instances of conflict and as a commander of marauding bands during periods of peace. He completed foreign reputation, and his pals integrated such favorite humans as Geoffrey Chaucer, Catherine of Siena, Jean Froissart, and Francis Petrarch. City-states continuously attempted to outbid one another for his providers, for which he acquired cash, land, and in relation to Florence, citizenship -- a most unique honor for an Englishman. whilst Hawkwood died, the Florentines buried him with nice rite of their cathedral, an honor denied their maximum poet, Dante. His ultimate resting position, in spite of the fact that, is disputed.
Historian William Caferro's bold account of Hawkwood is either a biography and a research of conflict and statecraft. Caferro has mined greater than twenty data in England and Italy, growing an authoritative portrait of Hawkwood as a rare army chief, if no longer continuously an admirable person. Caferro's Hawkwood possessed a expertise for dissimulation and craft either at the battlefield and on the negotiating desk, and, satirically, controlled to achieve a name for "honesty" whereas beating his Italian hosts at their very own online game of duplicity and manipulation.
In addition to a radical account of Hawkwood's existence and occupation, Caferro's research deals a primary reassessment of the Italian army state of affairs and of the mercenary process. Hawkwood's profession is handled no longer in isolation yet firmly in the context of Italian society, opposed to the backdrop of unfolding crises: famine, plague, well known unrest, and spiritual schism. certainly, Hawkwood's lifestyles and profession provide a different vantage element from which we will be able to research the industrial, social, and political affects of war.
By Bojana Mojsov
- Draws jointly the various files approximately Osiris from the 3rd millennium B.C. to the Roman conquest of Egypt.
- Demonstrates that the cult of Osiris used to be the most well-liked and enduring of the traditional religions.
- Shows how the cult supplied direct antecedents for lots of rules, qualities and customs in Christianity, together with the idea that of the trinity, baptism within the sacred river, and the sacrament of the Eucharist.
- Reveals the cult’s effect on different western mystical traditions and teams, resembling the Alchemists, Rosicrucians and Freemasons.
- Written for a basic, in addition to a scholarly audience.
By Claudio G. Segre
By Jurgen Malitz
- Focuses at the growing to be pressure among Nero’s creative developments and his position as emperor.
- Steers readers during the diversified interpretations of Nero that experience arisen in the course of the ages.
- Allows readers to shape a balanced judgment of this divisive and debatable Emperor.
By Josep Conangla,Joaquín Roy,Dolores J. Walker
Spaniard Josep Conangla used to be conscripted on the age of twenty and despatched to Cuba. during his time there, he reaffirmed his pacifism and aid of Cuban independence. The younger guy was once a believer who unfailingly attached his view of occasions to the Christian humanitarianism on which he prided himself. Conangla’s complex schooling and the impact of well-placed buddies facilitated his project to secure bureaucratic positions in the course of the struggle, making sure that he wouldn't see strive against. From his privileged place, he used to be a willing observer of his atmosphere. He defined the various judgements he made—which every now and then positioned him at odds with the army forms he served—along with what he observed because the effects of basic Valeriano Weyler’s decree mandating the reconcentración, an early model of focus camps. What Conangla observed fueled his revulsion on the collusion of the Spanish kingdom and its state-sponsored faith in that coverage. “Red Mass,” released six years after the conflict of Independence and incorporated in his memoir, is a bright expression in verse of his abhorrence.
Conangla’s reminiscences of the contacts among Spaniards and Cubans within the components to which he used to be assigned exhibit his skill to forge friendships inspite of Creole rivals of the rebellion. As an aspiring poet and author, Conangla integrated fabric on fellow writers, Cuban and Spanish, who controlled to satisfy and trade principles regardless of their situations. His debts of the Spanish defeat, the scene in Havana round the finish of the battle, together with his go back to Spain, are stirring.