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English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century By James Anthony Froude
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During the sixteenth century Britannia ruled the waves and this series of nine lectures examines the English maritime prowess during an age of great maritime exploration, a century when the slave... More > trade was at its peak and during which the Spanish Armada was defeated. These lectures were delivered during the Easter terms of 1903-4 by the then Regius Professor of Modern History in the University Of Oxford.< Less
Twisted Lives: A Sixteenth Century Mystery By Bill Dodds
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In Twisted Lives Bill Dodds portrays the bawdy sexuality, intellectual disorder and vicious intrigues of late Elizabethan England through the lives of young adults. In court and country, the gentry... More > are divided between Essex and Cecil. People believe in angels and demons, and remnants of medieval Catholicism survive. Educated gentlemen follow the principles of geometry, cabala, astrology and alchemy. Experimental science is in its infancy. Robert waits for James nursing his drink in the Bear. James enters. He is smiling, and wearing a gleaming crucifix. Introduced to an alchemist by James, Robert becomes trapped in a mystery which requires his knowledge of alchemy, cabala, and mathematics to solve. Agnes Sorrell is the daughter of a rural mayor, attractive and feisty. Her passionate love, strength and ruthless cunning save Robert from despair and death. But there is a tragic price to pay for their life together.< Less
Sixteenth century Portuguese down under -- Volume two By John Tasker
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Did sixteenth century Portuguese navigators reach as far as Australia and New Zealand? Did they draw charts of the coastlines? After more than 200 years of speculation and debate an answer to these... More > questions is at last within our reach -- thanks largely to science and logic. This book is the first to get past the speculation, and to transport the reader to a place where a resolution is not only possible, but likely. A fascinating read< Less
Peter Ramus and the Educational Reformation of the Sixteenth Century By Frank P. Graves
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It is difficult to understand why Peter Ramus has been so neglected by writers upon the sixteenth century. He was probably the foremost French philosopher of his century, and he stands well among... More > the great educators, effective orators, and lofty characters of the world’s history. He was a Christian professor and Reformed Calvinist that played a major part not only in the Reformation, but in the transformation of education in his day, and subsequently afterwards. In treatises written in English he is barely mentioned, and there scarcely exists anywhere a complete account of his achievements that includes an analysis of his works...until today. Ramus was a Calvinist genius who set the stage for great reforms, and was read widely by the contemporaries of his day. This edition has been updated and revised to add more notes and correct some errors previously found in the first edition. It is one of the only works about Ramus in the English language.< Less
Peter Ramus and the Educational Reformation of the Sixteenth Century By Frank P. Graves
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It is difficult to understand why Peter Ramus has been so neglected by writers upon the sixteenth century. He was probably the foremost French philosopher of his century, and he stands well among... More > the great educators, effective orators, and lofty characters of the world’s history. He was a Christian professor and Reformed Calvinist that played a major part not only in the Reformation, but in the transformation of education in his day, and subsequently afterwards. In treatises written in English he is barely mentioned, and there scarcely exists anywhere a complete account of his achievements that includes an analysis of his works...until today. Ramus was a Calvinist genius who set the stage for great reforms, and was read widely by the contemporaries of his day. This edition has been updated and revised to add more notes and correct some errors previously found in the first edition. It is one of the only works about Ramus in the English language.< Less
Peter Ramus and the Educational Reformation of the Sixteenth Century By Frank P. Graves
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It is difficult to understand why Peter Ramus has been so neglected by writers upon the sixteenth century. He was probably the foremost French philosopher of his century, and he stands well among the... More > great educators, effective orators, and lofty characters of the world’s history. He was a Christian professor and Reformed Calvinist that played a major part not only in the Reformation, but in the transformation of education in his day, and subsequently afterwards. In treatises written in English he is barely mentioned, and there scarcely exists anywhere a complete account of his achievements that includes an analysis of his works...until today. Ramus was a Calvinist genius who set the stage for great reforms, and was read widely by the contemporaries of his day. This edition has been updated and revised to add more notes and correct some errors previously found in the first edition. It is one of the only works about Ramus in the English language.< Less
Sixteenth century Portuguese down under - Vol. 1 By John Tasker
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One of the great historical mysteries of recent centuries has to do with the discovery of Australia and New Zealand before the 17th century. Did 16th century Portuguese navigators reach the shores of... More > these two countries and chart them? This book catalogues all major attempts over the last 500 years to answer these questions.< Less
Sixteenth Century Portuguese Down Under -- Volume Three By John Tasker
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For more than two hundred years, scholars and amateurs alike have wrestled with the problem -- did 16th century Portuguese navigators sail down the east coast of Australia, and along the shores of... More > New Zealand? Employing endless speculation, all kinds of people have proposed all kinds of theories, but not one ever resulted in a resolution. This book is different. Forsaking all speculation and guesswork, it finally puts the matter to rest beyond all reasonable doubt.< Less
A Description of the Coasts of East Africa and Malabar In the Beginning of the Sixteenth Century By Duarte Barbosa
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A Description of the Coasts of East Africa and Malabar In the Beginning of the Sixteenth Century by Duarte Barbosa; Translated by Henry E. J. Stanley. This 1866 volume contains an English... More > translation of a Spanish manuscript version of a document originally written in Portuguese about 1514. Having passed the Cape of Good Hope in a north-easterly direction, at Cape San Sebastian, there are very fair mountain lands, and fields, and valleys, in which there are many cows and sheep, and other wild animals; it is a country inhabited by people who are black and naked. They only wear skins with the fur of deer, or other wild animals, like some cloaks in the French fashion, of which people the Portuguese, up to the present time, have not been able to obtain information, nor to become acquainted with what there is in the interior of the country. They have no navigation, neither do they make use of the sea, neither have the Moors of Arabia and Persia, or the Indies, ever navigated as far as this.< Less
Selections from the Poetry of the Afghans from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century By H.G. Raverty
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Literal translations from the original Pushto, with biographies of the poets and commentary on the mystical traditions of the Sufis.