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ST. GEORGE'S MYSTERIOUS CROSS
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Daniel thinks that saints are boring and that going to church is a waste of time - until he discovers a mysterious cross that will change the world as he knows it. When Daniel discovers a mysterious... More > cross he is transported back in time to Ancient Rome where he meets George, a young, Christian soldier who has been forced to resign for refusing to offer a sacrifice to the Roman gods. Things go from bad to worse when Emperor Diocletian declares Christianity illegal. Churches are destroyed, sacred texts are burned and all citizens are required to make a public sacrifice to the gods - or face death. Daniel wants more than anything to go home, back to the safety of the 21st century but can't figure out how. He's not even sure how he got here. When George is arrested Daniel is devastated. What will he do? Can he save George? Save himself? As the Great Persecution rages Daniel must find the courage to stand up for his faith...and to find his way home.< Less
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The history of ancient Illyricum before Croats, Serbs, Slovenes, or Bosnians. Much speculation exists as to the origins of civilization on the Balkan Peninsual; however, a number of ancient tribes,... More > known collectively as Illyrians, came to rule the land. During the time of the Roman Republic, a series of wars ensued between the Romans and Illyrians which eventually led to the creation of the Roman province of Illyricum. In its period of greatest influence, many Roman emperors, including Diocletian and Constantine, emerged from Illyricum. However, as the Roman Empire began to collapse, barbarians such as the Avars invaded the Balkans. Eventually, a people known as Slavs took over all the land which was once Ancient Illyricum.< Less
SCRABBLE WITH SLIVOVITZ - Once upon a time in Yugoslavia
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Adam Yamey visited Yugoslavia frequently over a period of more than 20 years. He criss-crossed the country from north to south and east to west. During his travels,he stood in the footsteps of... More > Archduke Ferdinand’s assassin in Sarajevo and those of Emperor Diocletian in Split, ate Chinese food in Novi Sad and offal at Rtanj, and also played Scrabble with Yugoslavs all over Serbia. In this profusely illustrated, trail of memories, the author describes the friendships that he made with Yugoslavs all over the country, and how these led to his deeper understanding of, and love for their country. As the years passed, the author began noticing small things, which made little sense at the time, but later turned out to be portentous. These were early signs of the troubles that were to lead to the disintegration of Yugoslavia soon after the author's last visit to the country in 1990. Join the author in the exploration of a country that no longer exists.< Less
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