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History that matters By Manar T.Idrissi
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Achievements of the ancient world shaped the world we live in today. Around 10,000 years ago, most people in the world lived as hunter gathers. But over the following centuries, something special... More > happened: Civilization. From farming to building magnificent cities in Mesopotamia, this book explores the earliest cultures including Ancient Egypt, the Hittites, the Assyrians and the Greeks. It also explores the achievements of later centuries in the Near East, including the Romans, the rise of the Arabs, the Byzantine Empire and the Ottoman Turks.< Less
Marching to Byzantium By Brendan Ray
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This is a three novels in one deluxe edition of the Marching to Byzantium Trilogy. Each of the Trilogy's three novels - Sultans, Viziers and Alchemists, Cutting the Throat and the Fall of... More > Constantinople are also available on Lulu.com. The story begins in Winter 1451 when the territorial gains of the Ottoman Turks have pushed the once powerful Byzantine Empire into a small enclave around its capital of Constantinople. Less than 150 miles away,Sultan Murat II rules in Adrianople over a prosperous and expanding realm. His sudden death brings back to the throne his disgraced son, Mehmet. The young Mehmet is determined to assert himself as the new Sultan and conquer Constantinople. His plans face resistance from his Prime Minister Halil-Pasha who wants to maintain peace with the Byzantine Christians.< Less
Sultans, Viziers and Alchemists By Brendan Ray
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Winter 1451 - The territorial gains of the Ottoman Turks have pushed the once powerful Byzantine Empire into a small enclave around its capital of Constantinople. Less than 150 miles away,Sultan... More > Murat II rules in Adrianople over a prosperous and expanding realm. His sudden death brings back to the throne his disgraced son, Mehmet. The young Mehmet is determined to assert himself as the new Sultan and conquer Constantinople. His plans face resistance from his Prime Minister Halil-Pasha who wants to maintain peace with the Byzantine Christians. In Venice, a young physician and alchemist, Mario Orsini finds himself on the wrong side of the struggle between the Church and the emerging rationalism of the Renaissance, as the Inquisition seeks to extinguish scientific inquiry. He is forced into exile to the Venetian enclave in Constantinople. Based on pain-staking historical research, Brendan Ray brings to life the politically charged drama of the 15th century, as one empire dies giving life to another.< Less
Sultans, Viziers and Alchemists By Brendan Ray
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Winter 1451 - The territorial gains of the Ottoman Turks have pushed the once powerful Byzantine Empire into a small enclave around its capital of Constantinople. Less than 150 miles away,Sultan... More > Murat II rules in Adrianople over a prosperous and expanding realm. His sudden death brings back to the throne his disgraced son, Mehmet. The young Mehmet is determined to assert himself as the new Sultan and conquer Constantinople. His plans face resistance from his Prime Minister Halil-Pasha who wants to maintain peace with the Byzantine Christians. In Venice, a young physician and alchemist, Mario Orsini finds himself on the wrong side of the struggle between the Church and the emerging rationalism of the Renaissance, as the Inquisition seeks to extinguish scientific inquiry. He is forced into exile to the Venetian enclave in Constantinople. Based on pain-staking historical research, Brendan Ray brings to life the politically charged drama of the 15th century, as one empire dies giving life to another.< Less
Cutting the Throat By Brendan Ray
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Summer 1452 - The Ottoman Prime Minister Halil-Pasha has failed to contain his young Sultan’s lust for war against the Byzantine Empire. Reconciled that the conflict is inevitable, he tries to... More > undermine Sultan Mehmet’s chances of success, hoping that in the aftermath of failure, the army will rid him of the young upstart. Mehmet has, however, strong allies in his trusted advisor Zaganos-Pasha and the Janissary Commander Mesut. Together they manage to cut the Bosphorous Straight (throat in Turkish), isolating Constantinople from allies and supplies. In the city, Mario Orsini’s medical expertise wins him new friends and fame, but not enough to convince Vincent diCastillo, the Venetian Commander, that he would be a worthy husband for his sister Ella. Against the backdrop of Mario’s growing love for Ella, political feuding and religious in-fighting break out among the city's defenders.< Less
Cutting the Throat By Brendan Ray
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Summer 1452 - The Ottoman Prime Minister Halil-Pasha has failed to contain his young Sultan’s lust for war against the Byzantine Empire. Reconciled that the conflict is inevitable, he tries to... More > undermine Sultan Mehmet’s chances of success, hoping that in the aftermath of failure, the army will rid him of the young upstart. Mehmet has, however, strong allies in his trusted advisor Zaganos-Pasha and the Janissary Commander Mesut. Together they manage to cut the Bosphorous Straight (throat in Turkish), isolating Constantinople from allies and supplies. In the city, Mario Orsini’s medical expertise wins him new friends and fame, but not enough to convince Vincent diCastillo, the Venetian Commander, that he would be a worthy husband for his sister Ella. Against the backdrop of Mario’s growing love for Ella, political feuding and religious in-fighting break out among the city's defenders.< Less
The Fall of Constantinople By Brendan Ray
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Spring 1453 – As Constantinople's famed wall crumbles, Emperor Constantine XI and his Italian allies look on in horror. For the first time in a thousand years, the fortifications of the city... More > have been breached. On the muddy plains beyond, the plunder-hungry hordes from across Anatolia and Southeast Europe wait for the command to charge. The iron-willed Janissary Corps also awaits the opportunity to take the flag of Islam into the besieged city. Emperor Constantine suddenly realizes his unpardonable blunder in relieving his trusted general, Adam Karian, of the command of the army and entrusting it to the sycophantic Stavros of Brussa, The Venetian physican, Mario Orsini, must act quickly to rescue his beloved Ella DiCastillo, but he must first outwit a relentless pursuer by escaping through Byzantium’s elaborate underground waterworks. As Mario battles for his life underground, Constantinople is put to the sword and retribution comes to all those who have challenged the authority of Mehmet the Conqueror.< Less
The Fall of Constantinople By Brendan Ray
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Spring 1453 – As Constantinople's famed wall crumbles, Emperor Constantine XI and his Italian allies look on in horror. For the first time in a thousand years, the fortifications of the city... More > have been breached. On the muddy plains beyond, the plunder-hungry hordes from across Anatolia and Southeast Europe wait for the command to charge. The iron-willed Janissary Corps also awaits the opportunity to take the flag of Islam into the besieged city. Emperor Constantine suddenly realizes his unpardonable blunder in relieving his trusted general, Adam Karian, of the command of the army and entrusting it to the sycophantic Stavros of Brussa, The Venetian physican, Mario Orsini, must act quickly to rescue his beloved Ella DiCastillo, but he must first outwit a relentless pursuer by escaping through Byzantium’s elaborate underground waterworks. As Mario battles for his life underground, Constantinople is put to the sword and retribution comes to all those who have challenged the authority of Mehmet the Conqueror.< Less
From Rome to Byzantium: Trade and Continuity in the First Millennium AD By Tom Green
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This book comprises three closely related studies, namely 'The Nature of Trade in the Roman Mediterranean,c. 200 BC–AD 600'; 'Decline and Recovery: Byzantine Trade,... More > c. 600–1150'; and 'Urban Change and Continuity in Roman and Byzantine Corinth'. In addition, a translation of the 'Rhodian Sea-Law', an important text for maritime trading history, is included as an appendix. 'From Rome to Byzantium' provides a detailed overview of trading activity in the Roman and Byzantine Mediterranean, grounded in recent archaeological research. In particular, it is argued that an element of 'free trade' played a significant role in the direction and nature of trading in Classical and Late Antiquity. It is also suggested that the so-called 'Dark Ages' of the seventh and eighth centuries saw more continuity in terms of both commercial activity and urban life than is sometimes admitted.< Less
The Early Middle Ages: History Activity Pages for Kingfisher History or Notebooking By T. Ann Burgess
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History Activity Pages are a loose set of activity pages that can be used with the Kingfisher History Encyclopedia. Each page corresponds to a section of the encyclopedia and should be used after... More > reading the related section. Also, each page corresponds to the Online History Lessons available on our website - bratcatink.weebly.com. The History Activity Pages have been left in a loose format for ease of use in Notebooking. The activity pages contain the following sections: Questions, Map Activity, Matching or Creative Activity, Time Line Activity. These activity pages are complete and user friendly for both parent or teacher. This set covers the following: The Byzantine Empire, Monasticism, the Sui & Tang Dynasty, Islam, the Jews, The Americas, Bulgars & Slavs, The Carolingians, Abbasid Dynasty, Ghana, Fujiwara Japan, Maygars & Bohemians, Anglo Saxon Britain, Holy Roman Empire, Capetian France, Vikings, Normans, Seljuk Turks and the Song Dynasty. The time period is from AD 501 - 1100.< Less

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