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Knight Crusader

Author : Ronald Welch
ISBN : 9780192793584
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Philip d'Aubigny is a young knight in the kingdom of Outremer and can't wait to prove himself. His chance comes when he rides into battle to defend his home from attack by Saracen leader, Saladin and his army. But after a disastrous campaign, Philip is taken prisoner by the Turks and must work as a servant- though all the while he is plotting his escape. At last his opportunity arrives and Philip flees, joining Richard the Lionheart in his victorious Third Crusade before finally travelling to Britain to claim his family's estate. But when he arrives, he finds he must once again go into battle ...This exciting tale has captured the hearts and imaginations of young readers for many years and was the winner of the prestigious Carnegie Medal. This edition features the original black and white illustrations throughout which perfectly evoke the atmosphere of the story.

Knight Crusader

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County Mayo Ireland Genealogy And Family History Notes

Author : Michael C. O'Laughlin
ISBN : 0940134535
Genre : Reference
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The Final Word A hands on guide to find your family within the county Mayo . New; Full size 8 1/2 x 11; 54 pages; illustrations, some of which may appear faded with age as in the originals; County Map; Local Sources; Coats of Arms; and record extracts. Many families are given with family history notes, specific locations; coat of arms; and seats of power. Some are only mentioned. A must for any researcher. ( For a large collection of family histories within the county we also recommend "The Book of Irish Families, great & small", by O'Laughlin.)

Kreuzz Ge Des Mittelalters Und Der Neuzeit

Author : Felix Hinz
ISBN : 9783487152677
Genre : History
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Entgegen einer weit verbreiteten Ansicht waren die Kreuzzüge keineswegs ein Phänomen, das auf das Mittelalter beschränkt blieb. Es gibt sie bis heute. Der vorliegende Sammelband mit Beiträgen aus der westlichen und der arabischen Welt setzt sich zur Aufgabe, die Kreuzzugsidee in ihren neuzeitlichen, zum Teil säkularisierten Ausformungen zu fassen und ihre Entwicklungen bis in die Gegenwart zu beschreiben. Dabei werden vor allem die USA ausführlich als Erben mittelalterlicher Traditionslinien analysiert. Der ideengeschichtliche Ansatz mündet in Betrachtungen europäischer und arabischer Geschichtskultur und wartet mit didaktischen Ansätzen auf, die den zuvor gewonnenen Erkenntnissen Rechnung tragen. Contrary to a widely-held assumption, the Crusades were not a phenomenon restricted to the Middle Ages. They continue today. This volume, with contributions from the Western and Arab worlds seeks to comprehend the idea of a crusade in its modern, partly secularised forms and to describe its development up to the present day. In particular, the USA is analysed in detail as the inheritor of mediaeval traditions. This approach from the perspective of the history of ideas culminates in considerations of European and Arabic cultures of history, and comes up with didactic approaches to accommodate the insights gained in the book.

Gnostic Philosophy

Author : Tobias Churton
ISBN : 9781594777677
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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An extensive examination of the history of gnosticism and how its philosophy has influenced the Western esoteric tradition • Explains how the Gnostic understanding of self-realization is embodied in the esoteric traditions of the Rosicrucians and Freemasons • Explores how gnosticism continues to influence contemporary spirituality • Shows gnosticism to be a philosophical key that helps spiritual seekers "remember" their higher selves Gnosticism was a contemporary of early Christianity, and its demise can be traced to Christianity's efforts to silence its teachings. The Gnostic message, however, was not destroyed but simply went underground. Starting with the first emergence of Gnosticism, the author shows how its influence extended from the teachings of neo-Platonists and the magical traditions of the Middle Ages to the beliefs and ideas of the Sufis, Jacob Böhme, Carl Jung, Rudolf Steiner, and the Rosicrucians and Freemasons. In the language of spiritual freemasonry, gnosis is the rejected stone necessary for the completion of the Temple, a Temple of a new cosmic understanding that today's heirs to Gnosticism continue to strive to create. The Gnostics believed that the universe embodies a ceaseless contest between opposing principles. Terrestrial life exhibits the struggle between good and evil, life and death, beauty and ugliness, and enlightenment and ignorance: gnosis and agnosis. The very nature of physical space and time are obstacles to humanity's ability to remember its divine origins and recover its original unity with God. Thus the preeminent gnostic secret is that we are God in potential and the purpose of bona fide gnostic teaching is to return us to our godlike nature. Tobias Churton is a filmmaker and the founding editor of the magazine Freemasonry Today. He studied theology at Oxford University and created the award-winning documentary series and accompanying book The Gnostics, as well as several other films on Christian doctrine, mysticism, and magical folklore. He lives in England.

Companion To Historiography

Author : Michael Bentley
ISBN : 0415285577
Genre : History
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The Companion to Historiography represents an original analysis of the moods and trends in historical writing throughout its phases of development and explores the assumptions and procedures that have formed the creation of historical perspectives. Contributed by a distinguished panel of academics, each essay conveys in direct, jargon-free language a genuinely international, wide-angled view of the ideas, traditions and institutions that lie behind the contemporary urgency of world history. The thematic structure of the Companion enables topics to be read selectively or sequentially.

Lost Crusader

Author : John Prados
ISBN : 0195128478
Genre : History
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A gripping account of one of the nation's most controversial CIA directors looks back on a life spent fighting Communism, from his salad days in the OSS to his notorious involvement in the Phoenix program in Vietnam and the bloody Indonesian coup of 1965.

The Seventh Crusade 1244 1254

Author : Peter Jackson
ISBN : 0754669238
Genre : History
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The Seventh Crusade, led by King Louis IX of France, was the last major expedition for the recovery of the Holy Land actually to reach the Near East and its failure had wide repercussions both in the West and in Egypt and Palestine. This volume comprises translations of the principal documents and of extracts from narrative sources - both Muslim and Christian - relating to the crusade, and includes many texts, notably the account of Ibn Wasil, not previously available in English.

Action Tv Tough Guys Smooth Operators And Foxy Chicks

Author : Anna Gough-Yates
ISBN : 9781136358722
Genre : Performing Arts
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From re-runs of 'TV classics' like The Avengers or Starsky and Hutch, to soundtracks, club nights and film remakes such as Mission Impossible II, the action series is enjoying a popular revival. Yet little attention has been paid to the history, nature and enduring appeal of the action series, and its place in popular culture, past and present. Action TV traces the development of the action series from its genesis in the 1950s. From The Saint to Knigh t Rider, contributors explore the key shows which defined the genre, addressing issues of audiences and consumption, gender and sexuality, fashion and popular culture. They examine the institutional and cultural factors influencing the action series, and relate shifts in the genre to other forms of popular culture including film, pop music, fashion and popular literature. Chapters include: * Of leather suits and kinky boots: The Avengers, style and popular culture * 'Who loves ya, baby?': Kojak, action and the great society *'A lone crusader in a dangerous world': heroics of science and technology in Knight Rider * Angels in chains? feminism, femininity and consumer culture in Charlie's Angels * 'Who's the cat that won't cop out?' Black masculinity in American action shows of the sixties and seventies

This Saint S For You

Author : Thomas J. Craughwell
ISBN : 1594741840
Genre : Religion
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Calling all grave-diggers, astronauts and coin collectors, poets, vegetarians and pregnant women. There are more than 450 patron saints for every type of person, place or situation imaginable. Reverant but fun, This Saint's for You! recounts the lives of the saints, explaining why each has become associated with certain people, places and activities. The book also features 350 gorgeous full-colour holy cards that depict these heavenly allies in all their glory.

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