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he Hycsos conquest was the greatest national disaster that ever befell the Egyptians until the Assyrian conquest a thousand years later. Its memory was never forgotten, and it left on the minds of the Egyptians an enduring hatred of the Asiatics, which transformed them, under the kings of the XVIIIth Dynasty, into the vengeful conquerors of Asia. Never before had Egyptian territory been held for centuries by foreigners. And although the rulers of these foreigners dressed themselves in the titles and authority of native pharaohs, they were never accepted as rightful kings. Only for a short period did they succeed in conquering Upper Egypt and ruling the whole country. Thebes made a stout fight against them at the beginning under the later Intefs; and it was at Thebes under their descendants the Sekenenres that the national revolt began which ended in their final expulsion by the founder of the XVIIIth Dynasty, Patmases or Ahmose (Aahmes, Manetho's Amosis), an event which the great . . .

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he Hycsos conquest was the greatest national disaster that ever befell the Egyptians until the Assyrian conquest a thousand years later. Its memory was never forgotten, and it left on the minds of the Egyptians an enduring hatred of the Asiatics, which transformed them, under the kings of the XVIIIth Dynasty, into the vengeful conquerors of Asia. Never before had Egyptian territory been held for centuries by foreigners. And although the rulers of these foreigners dressed themselves in the titles and authority of native pharaohs, they were never accepted as rightful kings. Only for a short period did they succeed in conquering Upper Egypt and ruling the whole country. Thebes made a stout fight against them at the beginning under the later Intefs; and it was at Thebes under their descendants the Sekenenres that the national revolt began which ended in their final expulsion by the founder of the XVIIIth Dynasty, Patmases or Ahmose (Aahmes, Manetho's Amosis), an event which the great . . .

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HAMMURABI was succeeded by his son Samsu-­iluna in 2080, and the politics of Babylonia entered on a new phase. A second dynasty, overlapping the first, arose, the so-­called Dynasty of the Sea-­Country, which was to challenge the ruling power and presently survive it. Contemporary with these a new foe threatened the eastern boundary, the Kassites, a powerful tribe, inhabiting the fringe of the Persian mountains, whose first foray was made in Samsu-­iluna's reign.
The caravans of the merchants plying up the mountain roads eastwards into the Zagros, the stray wanderers whose business or pleasure took them into the hills, and even perhaps the luckless prisoners who had been captured by Elamites in their many forays into Babylonia, all told the same tales, in the rugged lime­stone fastnesses, of the wealth of golden grain in the Mesopotamian valleys below, and how men might enrich themselves in these lands. Such tales early reached the nearest mountain people, the Kashshi, whom . . .

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Think Dangerous Book for Boys meets Blackbeard the Pirate. This is a handbook for all aspiring swashbucklers. Learn how to make a sea-­worthy raft, Pirate Bone Soup, navigate by the stars, and, of course, bury treasure. Full of facts and stories about the real life pirates of the Golden Age of Piracy (1680 1730) this book will combine lore with history, and tricks of the pirate trade in an entertaining and expert handbook.

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Available in English for the first time, An Inca Account of the Conquest of Peru is a firsthand account of the Spanish invasion, narrated in 1570 by Diego de Castro Titu Cusi Yupanqui - the penultimate ruler of the Inca dynasty - to a Spanish missionary and transcribed by a mestizo assistant. The resulting hybrid document offers an Inca perspective on the Spanish conquest of Peru, filtered through the monk and his scribe. Titu Cusi tells of his father's maltreatment at the hands of the conquerors; his father's ensuing military campaigns, withdrawal, and murder; and his own succession as ruler. Although he continued to resist Spanish attempts at "pacification,­" Titu Cusi entertained Spanish missionaries, converted to Christianity, and then, most importantly, narrated his story of the conquest to enlighten Emperor Phillip II about the behavior of the emperor's subjects in Peru. This vivid narrative illuminates the Incan view of the Spanish invaders and offers an important account...

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Most historical accounts examine the Viking Age in one part rather than the whole region of the British Isles and Ireland. Very few pay attention to the continued contact between England and Scandinavia in the post-­Norman Conquest period. This book aims to offer an alternative approach by presenting a history of the Viking Age which considers the whole area up to and beyond the Norman Conquest of 1066.­The Vikings have been traditionally portrayed as brutal barbarians who sailed to Britain and Ireland to loot, rape and pillage. The evidence presented here suggests a considerably less dramatic but no less fascinating picture which reveals the Vikings' remarkable achievements and their influence in shaping the political history of these islands. Katherine Holman discusses their skills as farmers, their linguistic and artistic contribution, their rituals and customs and the conflict between paganism and Christianity, showing that the Viking cultural impact was complex and often...

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The true history of the conquest of New Spain. 521 Pages.

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I have gathered together the beginning of the Moors in Spain and the end of their imperium under the last episode of the Spanish reconquest by the Catholic Kings in order to reflect the tide of History and how History teaches to see in the victor of today the loser of tomorrow. No one is free from the tide of the Future. In no other page of history is seen this fact as in the Conquest of Spain by the Moors and in the Reconquest of Spain by the Spanish People. No wonder, then, than W.­Irving could not help himself in jumping from one point to the other.­Much critisized by the proffesional historians because Irving's natral tendency to the legendary aspect of the events, it is this weakness of his which make the story absolutely brilliant. The scholars, exempting some, are of very bad writing taste, mostl dry and barren of those element of the novelist which make us follow the pages no rest. This is the glory of Irving a fact well-­known, very much a philospanisht. Though I have read . . .

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CONTENTS
I. INTRODUCTION
II. THE DYNASTIES BEFORE ALEXANDER
III. ALEXANDER'S INDIAN CAMPAIGN : THE ADVANCE
IV. ALEXANDER'S INDIAN CAMPAIGN : THE RETREAT
V. CHANDRAGUPTA MAURYA AND BINDUSARA
VI. ASOKA MAURYA
VII. ASOKA MAURYA AND HIS SUCCESSORS
VIII. THE SUNGA, KANVA, AND ANDHRA DYNASTIES
IX. THE INDO- GREEK AND INDO- PARTHIAN DYNASTIES
X. THE KUSHAN OR INDO-­SCYTHIAN DYNASTY
XI. THE GUPTA EMPIRE AND THE WESTERN SATRAPS : CHANDRA-­GUPTA I TO KUMARAGUPTA I
XII. THE GUPTA EMPIRE AND THE WHITE HUNS
XIII. THE REIGN OF HARSHA
XIV. THE MEDIEVAL KINGDOMS OF THE NORTH
XV. THE KINGDOMS OF THE DECCAN
XVI. THE KINGDOMS OF THE SOUTH

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CHAPTERS
I. MOHAMMEDAN INVASION—THE ARABS IN SIND. 712 A.­D.
II. THE IDOL-­BREAKER — MAHMUD OF GHAZNI. 997-­1030 A.­D.
III. THE MEN OF THE MOUNTAIN — GHAZNI AND GHOR. 1030-­1206 A.­D.
IV. THE SLAVE KINGS—THE TURKS IN DELHI. 1206-­1290 A.­D.
V. FIRST DECCAN CONQUESTS — ALA-­AD-­DIN KHALJI. 1280-­1311 A.­D.
VI. ZENITH OF THE SLAVE DYNASTY — MOHAMMAD TAGHLAKAND FIROZ SHAH. 1321-­1388 A.­D.
VII. DISINTEGRATION—PROVINCIAL DYNASTIES. 1388-­1451 A.­D.
VIII. THE COMING OF THE MOGHULS — THE EMPEROR BABAR. 1451-­1530 A. D.
IX. THE EBB OF THE TIDE— HUMAYUN. 1530-­1556 A.­D.

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Pyrrhus Press specializes in bringing books long out of date back to life, allowing today’s readers access to yesterday’s treasures.
This is a comprehensive history of Ancient Greece from its glory days until the conquests made by the Roman Empire. It also describes the geography of Greece along with the culture while tracing back all the way to the Bronze Age.

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A certain soldier, says a tale of the T'ang dynasty, was in the habit of taking his potations beneath the branches of a spreading tree. One day he fell asleep and dreamed that fairies came to him and carried him away to the country of their king. Here he was royally received, taken from one scene of regal splendor to another, and at length appointed by the king governor of a country where he lived for many years. However, when the dreamer roused himself from sleep he found all these experiences had taken but a moment of time. In making the effort to compress within a few pages the complex record of the more than four millenniums of Chinese history, it is impossible not to envy the above-­mentioned soldier his magic potion. How otherwise can we, within our inevitable limitations, grasp the significance of the age-­long story?
Is it not strange, in these days when the lines of demarcation between continents and peoples are being abolished as never since the days when Alexander the . . .

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A celebrated Japanese gardener, the story goes, set out to make a garden in which he should use but one of the manifold products of a bounteous earth. He chose, of all things in the world, - rocks! and we are told that his rock-­garden was one of the wonders of the neighborhood. There are many who suppose that Chinese history must necessarily be, if a garden at all with any ordered plan, a garden of rocks, mere facts petrified with age, arranged according to the preciosité of some antiquarian or archaeological schematism, but out of all relation with the things that live.
It is hoped that those who have hitherto followed this little history will have discovered that such an estimate is untrue. The forces which rule in modern China are not for the most part forces which have been imported from foreign lands. They are forces which come potent and alive out of the historic past.
A Chinese legend tells how in the fifth century B. C. a certain prince offended his sovereign and was . . .

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Founded upon an unrivalled knowledge of the original sources for the conquest, this is a cogent and lucid analysis of a key medieval subject hitherto largely ignored by historians.

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Elated by the victory which a hasty march and a sudden surprise had enabled him to obtain more easily over the Norwegians, the brave Harold again, without a day's delay, proceeded to advance rapidly in the direction of the Norman encampment, wearied and thinned as his forces were by the late encounter; hoping by the same unexpected manœuvre and headlong attack, to overthrow at once this new enemy. So sanguine was the Saxon king of obtaining the victory, that he commanded a fleet of seven hundred vessels to hasten towards the English Channel, and intercept the enemy's ships if they should, on his approach, attempt to return to Normandy. The force thus despatched, to remain idle and useless upon the ocean, greatly diminished the strength of the army which Harold was about to lead into the field. Added to this, many had abandoned his standard in disgust, because he prohibited them from plundering the Northmen, whom they had so recently conquered—an act of forbearance which, when . . .

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"Eli is a name given to Mark Germine at the time of his revelation from the God of Abraham in 1996. As such revelation makes him a prophet, he is the Prophet Eli. He had published one previous book, the Book of Eli (2011). He continues to prophesize about possibilities in the future, and many of his prophecies have already come to pass, in particular the times of trouble and danger, which began on September 11, 2001, with the demolition of the Twin Towers and other atrocities.

Eli foresees a great worldwide calamity relating to future breakdown of the economy in the near future, for which we must prepare. Only by forsaking usury, totally and as soon as possible, can this calamity be averted. Our future may be as unfavorable as human extinction, but beyond this, Eli foresees a time of peace, universal love, world harmony, and paradise or heaven on earth for those who can perceive it. This will happen when we go back to our former state as represented in the mythos by the Garden . . .

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