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Taksin the Great By History World
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During his reign, Taksin fought various wars. The new Burmese invasions were successfully repelled by his forces. He subjugated the northern Thai kingdom of Lanna, and he defeated the Laotian... More > principalities. In those days, Cambodia was a threat to his country, so consequently he successfully subjugated Cambodia. Taksin the Great Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Early Years and Education Chapter Three: Early Career Chapter Four: Establishment of Capital Chapter Five: Taksin’s Reign Chapter Six Economy, Culture and Religion Chapter Seven: Final Years and Death Chapter Eight: Critics< Less
Saladin the Great By History World
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In the Western world he is better known as Saladin. He was a Kurdish Muslim. He was the first Sultan of Egypt and Syria. Saladin was the founder of the Ayyubid Dynasty. Saladin was the leader of the... More > Muslim opposition to the Franks and other European Crusaders in the Levant. When he was at the top of his power, his empire included Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia, Hejaz, Yemen, and some parts of North Africa. Under the leadership of Saladin, his armies successfully subdued the Crusaders at the Battle of Hattin, and consequently he was able to recapture Palestine. The land of Palestine had been seized from the Fatimid Egyptians the Crusaders 88 years before. Saladin the Great Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Childhood and Early Life Chapter Three: Saladin’s Early Expeditions Chapter Four: Domestic Issues during His Rule Chapter Five: Expansions of the Empire Chapter Six: Death Chapter Seven: Saladin’s Legacy< Less
Great Lives 16: Genghis Khan By History World
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He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of northeast Asia. After founding the Mongol Empire and being proclaimed "Genghis Khan", he started the Mongol invasions that resulted... More > in the conquest of most of Eurasia. These included raids or invasions of the Kara-Khitan Khanate, Caucasus, Khwarezmid Empire, Western Xia and Jin dynasties. These campaigns were often accompanied by wholesale massacres of the civilian populations – especially in Khwarezmia. By the end of his life, the Mongol Empire occupied a substantial portion of Central Asia and China.< Less
Literature Companion: The Virgin Suicides By History World
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There are few authors in the history of world literature who have left their mark with their very first book which got published. The present book is unique in the sense that it has a very different... More > plot and a unique perspective of storytelling. “The Virgin Suicides” by Jeffrey Eugenides was first published in 1993. The book is often labeled as a mystery novel; however, it is also called a coming-of-age novel, a love story, or a tragedy. Literature Companion: The Virgin Suicides Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Companion: The Virgin Suicides By History World
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There are few authors in the history of world literature who have left their mark with their very first book which got published. The present book is unique in the sense that it has a very different... More > plot and a unique perspective of storytelling. “The Virgin Suicides” by Jeffrey Eugenides was first published in 1993. The book is often labeled as a mystery novel; however, it is also called a coming-of-age novel, a love story, or a tragedy. Literature Companion: The Virgin Suicides Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Literature Companion: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close By History World
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“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” was adapted into a movie in the year 2011. Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock were the leading stars in the movie. The movie was nominated for several... More > prestigious movie awards. It was also nominated in the category of Best Picture and Best Supporting actor at Academy Awards in the year 2013. Since the time of its publication, the novel has not lost its popularity. It has now found its place in several schools and colleges around the world. It is often read in both high schools and colleges. It is also extensively discussed in academic circles around the world. Literature Companion: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: History and Background Chapter Four: Characters Chapter Five: Complete Summary Chapter Six: Critical Analysis< Less
Great Lives 5: Ashoka the Great By History World
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In the history of India, Ashoka is referred to as Samraat Chakravartin Ashoka – the "Emperor of Emperors Ashoka". His name "aśoka" means "painless, without... More > sorrow" in Sanskrit (the a privativum and śoka "pain, distress"). In his edicts, he is referred to as Devānāmpriya (Pali Devānaṃpiya or "The Beloved Of The Gods"), and Priyadarśin (Pali Piyadasī or "He who regards everyone with affection"). Along with the Edicts of Ashoka, his legend is related in the later 2nd-century Aśokāvadāna ("Narrative of Asoka") and Divyāvadāna ("Divine narrative"), and in the Sri Lankan text Mahavamsa ("Great Chronicle").< Less
Literature Companion: The Red and the Black By History World
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“The Red and the Black” by Stendhal is a historical novel, divided into two books. It was first published in 1830. It was originally written in French and its title was “Le Rouge et... More > le Noir.” According to literary scholars and critics “The Red and the Black” can also be called a psychological historical novel. Literature Companion: The Red and the Black Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: History and Background Chapter Three: Plot Summary Chapter Four: Characters Chapter Five: Complete Summary Book One Book Two Chapter Six: Critical Analysis Chapter Seven: Structure and Themes< Less
Timur the Great By History World
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Timur the Great Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Early History Chapter Three: Timur’s Personality Chapter Four: Timur as a Military Leader Chapter Five: Rise to... More > Power Chapter Six: Period of Expansion Chapter Seven: Timur’s Campaign against the Tughlaq Dynasty Chapter Eight: Campaigns in the Levant Chapter Nine: Timur’s Attempts to Attack the Ming Dynasty Chapter Ten: Timur as a Patron to the Arts Chapter Eleven: European Exchanges Chapter Twelve: What Europeans Think about Timur Chapter Thirteen: Timur’s Legacy< Less
Literature Companion: Monster By History World
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In the novel, “Monster”, Steve Harmon is also labeled a “Monster.” It is obvious that the novel is highly autobiographical and the author draws most of inspiration from his... More > personal life experiences. In the later years, Myers started working as a construction worker. It is said that he was a very obedient student and he listened to the advice given by his teachers very attentively. While working as a construction worker, he decided that he would sternly follow advice that was given to him by his high school writing teacher. After the completion of his work, every evening, he started writing with complete devotion. He had a kind of zeal to learn and progress. Literature Companion: Monster Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Background and History Chapter Three: Plot Overview Chapter Four: Characters Chapter Five: Complete Summary Chapter Six: Critical Analysis< Less