A History of the Ostrogoths

History / Military

Dictionary of the First World War by Stephen Pope, Elizabeth-Anne Wheal
Etched in Stone: Archeological Discoveries That Prove the Bible by Lisette Bassett-brody
A History of the Ostrogoths by Thomas S. Burns
Beyond Sunni and Shia: The Roots of Sectarianism in a Changing Middle East by Frederic Wehrey
John Monks – The Great Book of Castles

Dictionary of the First World War by Stephen Pope, Elizabeth-Anne Wheal

2003 | ISBN: 0850529794 | English | 562 pages | EPUB | 14 MB

This comprehensive dictionary of one of the world’s greatest conflicts contains over 1,200 entries, combining facts, narrative and analysis, and covers all aspects of history’s first global conflict such as :- *Actions from Achi Baba to the Zeebrugge raid, from the Falkland Islands to the Masurian lakes. *Campaigns from the Arab Revolt to Verdun, from East Africa to East Prussia. *Theaters of war from the Baltic to the Balkans, from Africa to the Arctic. *Fighters and commanders from Abdullah ibn Hussein to Sergeant York via Pershing, Pilsudski and Petain. *Forces from the Romanian Navy to the Royal Flying Corps. *Weapons and equipment from balloons and bayonets to Battleships and Big Bertha. *Tactics and strategies from submarine warfare to sniping, from the Schlieffen Plan to strategic bombing, breakthrough and blockade. *Politcs and diplomacy from Wilhelm II to Woodrow Wilson, from the July Crisis to Versailles. *Home Fronts from the Armenian massacres to the Amiens Dispatch, from Albania to Australia, from women to war socialism.

Etched in Stone: Archeological Discoveries That Prove the Bible by Lisette Bassett-brody

2018 | ISBN: 1944229795 | English | 272 pages | EPUB | 21 MB

Etched in Stone is a quick, easy guide to archeological proofs that bolster one’s faith and encourages believers of all ages.
Christians are under attack like never before. Have you ever heard anyone say, „The Bible is just a fairytale. There is no physical evidence to support for any of it!“ This is the kind of fire today’s Christians come under all the time.
Christianity is certainly based on faith, but haven’t you ever thought how wonderful it would be to have something tangible to point to that corroborates the Sacred Scriptures? That is what Etched in Stone: Archeological Discoveries that Prove the Bible is all about.
Etched in Stone showcases more than 60 archeological discoveries that will make it clear that the stories of the Bible are historical and factual events that occurred at a real time and in real places. Now you can have something tangible to show that
The Israelites really did have to make bricks without straw,
There really was a city called Nazareth,
The walls of Jericho really did fall down,
King David really did exist,
Nebuchadnezzar wasn’t just a made-up king,
The Philistines really were the Israelites foes,
Pontius Pilate did rule at the time of Christ, and
Crucifixion was a means of capital punishment,
And much more.
Etched in Stone offers the reader a clear, concise summary of the biblical events surrounding each artifact. The maps at the back show where in the world the artifact was discovered and best of all it gives you something to point to that displays a portion of the physical evidence that God, in His wisdom, chose to leave behind.

A History of the Ostrogoths by Thomas S. Burns

English | 1984 | ISBN: 0253328314 | 320 Pages | PDF | 52.7 MB

Utilizing sparse sources, the author has nevertheless woven an understandable and useful history of these Germanic invaders of the Roman Empire. Due to the sparcity of sources otherwise, much of the book necessarily centers upon the person and activity of Theodoric the Great. Very revealing is that the Ostrogoths were primarily agriculturalists rather than nomads. Particularly useful to any student of the European „Dark Ages“ is the detailed discussion of how the Ostrogoths in general and Theodoric in particular were a tolerant people – especially for that era – and consciously preserved much of what remained of the West Roman governmental system and culture and thus preserving it for a half-century longer and transmitting it to later generations. The story is intriguing and masterfully told with great clarity.

Beyond Sunni and Shia: The Roots of Sectarianism in a Changing Middle East by Frederic Wehrey

2018 | ISBN: 0190876050 | English | 352 pages | PDF | 6 MB

This collection seeks to advance our understanding of intra-Islamic identity conflict during a period of upheaval in the Middle East. Instead of treating distinctions between and within Sunni and Shia Islam as primordial and immutable, it examines how political economy, geopolitics, domestic governance, social media, non- and sub-state groups, and clerical elites have affected the transformation and diffusion of sectarian identities.
Particular attention is paid to how conflicts over distribution of political and economic power have taken on a sectarian quality, and how a variety of actors have instrumentalized sectarianism. The volume, covering Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf, Iran, and Egypt, includes contributors from a broad array of disciplines including political science, history, sociology, and Islamic studies.
Beyond Sunni and Shia draws on extensive fieldwork and primary sources to offer insights that are empirically rich and theoretically grounded, but also accessible for policy audiences and the informed public.

John Monks – The Great Book of Castles

Rourke | 1989 | ISBN: 0865924562 | English | 56 pages | PDF | 21.68 MB

Describes the structures and functions of castles and everyday life inside a medieval castle.