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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
William's War By Paul J. Scott
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During the Autumn of 1854, the British Government dispatched Florence Nightingale and a large party of volunteer nurses to help tend the wounded from the vicious battles raging in the Crimean War.... More > Urgent plans were created to speed them to the Scutari field hospital in Constantinople. With soldiers being in short supply due to the current war effort, ten men of the Queen's Edinburgh Militia were ordered to meet the almost all female party at Marseille and ensure their safe arrival. The unexpected adventures and eventual brutality used as the men experience the punishing reality of war would change them forever as, in their desperate fight for survival, they commit savage acts of cruelty they would never have believed they were capable of. They may have left Scotland for the Crimea to save lives - but who will save their own souls?< Less
The War of All Ages By Jared Shipman
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It is the 15th century and The Islamic Ottoman Empire is tearing through Christian civilization, consuming all that stands in their path. With the recent fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Empire,... More > the threat against the survival of Christendom is at an all time high. And good leadership in Christian society is at an all time low. Now, only one obstacle stands in the way of the Ottoman Empire and the onslaught of Christian Europe; the Alpine region of Transylvania. Since no viable Christian leaders are left alive to defend the Wallach stronghold against the Ottoman Empire, the Stewart of Hungary is forced to entrust the fate of Christendom to one of histories most notorious barbarians…and no one could have foreseen the outcome. With some of the most fierce battles prior to the 20th century, this epic historical novel is a first-ever attempt to tell the true story of one of the most important, albeit forgotten turning points.< Less
The War of All Ages By Jared Shipman
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It is the 15th century and The Islamic Ottoman Empire is tearing through Christian civilization, consuming all that stands in their path. With the recent fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Empire,... More > the threat against the survival of Christendom is at an all time high. And good leadership in Christian society is at an all time low. Now, only one obstacle stands in the way of the Ottoman Empire and the onslaught of Christian Europe; the Alpine region of Transylvania. Since no viable Christian leaders are left alive to defend the Wallach stronghold against the Ottoman Empire, the Stewart of Hungary is forced to entrust the fate of Christendom to one of histories most notorious barbarians…and no one could have foreseen the outcome. With some of the most fierce battles prior to the 20th century, this epic historical novel is a first-ever attempt to tell the true story of one of the most important, albeit forgotten turning points.< Less
Orlando By Virginia Woolf
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Published by Hogarth Press in 1928, Orlando is at once an oddity, an indulgence, but also a slice of genius. The novel – because despite masquerading as a biography, it is a work of narrative... More > fiction – tells the unlikely, impossible story of Orlando through his years as a male member of the Elizabethan Court, an affair with a Russian Princess, a subdued period of contemplation during the reign of James 1, his time as an ambassador in Constantinople and the sudden transformation into a woman. Not content with such a plot twist Woolf allows her character to live on through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, using the journey to trace the female place in society while allowing Orlando the freedom to seduce, be seduced and to love in equal measure. After 80,000 words, Woolf leaves her heroine in the England of 1928 having completed a poem, The Oak Tree, that had been started some four centuries earlier.< Less
Princess Placidia By Elizabeth May
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This is the incredible story of Galla Placidia, imperial princess, Queen of The Goths, Empress of Rome and Regent for her son the emperor Valentinian III. From birth in the 390s until her death in... More > 450 she inhabited the highest stages of the eastern and western Roman Empires. However, her life was riddled with calamities. She was orphaned as a very young girl, besieged in Rome only to be taken hostage by Alaric the Goth, widowed young - twice, lost a child in infancy, had to flee from her brother the emperor Honorius, was almost shipwrecked with her young children escaping to Constantinople, fought for her son to become emperor and in her final days had to cope with her daughter’s attempted elopement with Attila the Hun. On her death she was honoured as the Roman Empress she was.< Less
An eva like no other By Thanos Papathanassiou
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In this novella, the author clothes an actual backdrop with romanesque garnitures, offering in this way the reader a sympathetic, friendly story. The work is practically articulated in two settings:... More > In the first one has essentially the life of our protagonist's and her sisters' – Comito, Anastasia – parents as well as it of them themselves three girls the leading role, and in terms of place Constantinople and part of the Asian area of the Byzantine Empire. In the second one, the roaring and scandalous living in the wake through the Mediterranean Africa and the stage-erotical as also that imperial one in Byzantium of the central figure of our narrative, of that ''fallen'' and sinful woman, Theodora (Theodora the Great/Theodora the Saint), and which marked decisively the 6th century and proclaim her as an icon among the destinies of the track of the times.< Less
An eva like no other By Thanos Papathanassiou
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In this novella, the author clothes an actual backdrop with romanesque garnitures, offering in this way the reader a sympathetic, friendly story. The work is practically articulated in two settings:... More > In the first one has essentially the life of our protagonist's and her sisters' – Comito, Anastasia – parents as well as it of them themselves three girls the leading role, and in terms of place Constantinople and part of the Asian area of the Byzantine Empire. In the second one, the roaring and scandalous living in the wake through the Mediterranean Africa and the stage-erotical as also that imperial one in Byzantium of the central figure of our narrative, of that ''fallen'' and sinful woman, Theodora (Theodora the Great/Theodora the Saint), and which marked decisively the 6th century and proclaim her as an icon among the destinies of the track of the times.< Less
Commentaries on the Second Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians, the Revised Oxford Translation By Saint John Chrysostom
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John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople, was an important Early Church Father. He is known for his eloquence in preaching and public speaking, his denunciation of abuse of authority by both... More > ecclesiastical and political leaders, the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, and his ascetic sensibilities. After his death in 407 he was given the Greek epithet chrysostomos, meaning "golden mouthed" in English, and Anglicized to Chrysostom. The Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches honor him as a saint and count him among the Three Holy Hierarchs, together with Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzus. He is recognized by the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church as a saint and as a Doctor of the Church. Churches of the Western tradition, including the Roman Catholic Church, some Anglican provinces, and parts of the Lutheran Church, commemorate him on 13 September. Some Lutheran and many Anglican provinces commemorate him on the traditional Eastern feast day of 27 January.< Less
Commentaries on the Epistle of St. Paul the Apostle to Titus, the Revised Oxford Translation By Saint John Chrysostom
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John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople, was an important Early Church Father. He is known for his eloquence in preaching and public speaking, his denunciation of abuse of authority by both... More > ecclesiastical and political leaders, the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, and his ascetic sensibilities. After his death in 407 he was given the Greek epithet chrysostomos, meaning "golden mouthed" in English, and Anglicized to Chrysostom. The Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches honor him as a saint and count him among the Three Holy Hierarchs, together with Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzus. He is recognized by the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church as a saint and as a Doctor of the Church. Churches of the Western tradition, including the Roman Catholic Church, some Anglican provinces, and parts of the Lutheran Church, commemorate him on 13 September. Some Lutheran and many Anglican provinces commemorate him on the traditional Eastern feast day of 27 January.< Less

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