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A Child’s History Of England

A Child’s History Of England – Charles Dickens

A collection of Dickens‘ books would not be complete without this historical work for children which sometimes reads more like a fairytale. In his own very special writing the author runs the child through centuries and centuries of English history. A book that has been in the curricula of English schools until the end of World War II.

A Child’s History Of England

A Child’s History Of England

A Child’s History Of England.

ISBN: 9783849674144.

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Excerpt from the first chapter of A Child’s History of England (from Wikipedia):

If you look at a Map of the World, you will see, in the left-hand upper corner of the Eastern Hemisphere, two Islands lying in the sea.  They are England and Scotland, and Ireland.  England and Scotland form the greater part of these Islands.  Ireland is the next in size.  The little neighbouring islands, which are so small upon the Map as to be mere dots, are chiefly little bits of Scotland,—broken off, I dare say, in the course of a great length of time, by the power of the restless water. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Conquest Of Granada

The Conquest Of Granada – Washington Irving

In 1830 Irving published his “ Chronicles of the Conquest of Granada,“ one of the most delightful of his works, an exact history, for such it is admitted to be by those who have searched most carefully the ancient records of Spain, yet so full of personal incident, so diversified with surprising turns of fortune, and these wrought up with such picturesque effect, that, to use an expression of Pope, a young lady might read it by mistake for a romance.

The Conquest Of Granada

The Conquest Of Granada

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The Conquest Of Granada.

ISBN: 9783849674281.

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Biography of Washington Irving (from Wikipedia):

Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American short story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories „Rip Van Winkle“ (1819) and „The Legend of Sleepy Hollow“ (1820), both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of George Washington, Oliver Goldsmith, and Muhammad, and several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus, the Moors and the Alhambra. Irving served as the U.S. ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Truth About The Titanic

The Truth About The Titanic – Archibald Gracie

The Truth About the Titanic‘, by Colonel Archibald Gracie, is a striking recital of the monumental shipwreck, by the sole survivor of all the men passengers, „stationed during the loading of six or more life-boats with women and children on the port side of the ship.“ The book is written as a tribute and testimony to the „heroism on the part of all concerned.“ Colonel Gracie refutes many of the press reports of the disaster, as for instance, the Captain and the First Officer shooting themselves, for which statement he says there is no direct testimony. The story of the author’s marvelous escape beggars the imagination and gives proof of a remarkable telepathic communication with his wife. Horrible are the scenes described and they bring vividly before you the heroism and endurance that were borne until the arrival of the Carpathia. Some of the testimony taken before the Senate Committee and the British Courts of Inquiry is analyzed and the story of each lifeboat is given according to the testimony given and the different affidavits. The part devoted to J. Bruce Ismay’s testimony will be of especial interest to readers. Colonel Gracie’s death, eight months after the world’s greatest marine disaster, was due to the exposure and strain received at that time, and the restraint is a marked feature in this vivid account of an unprecedented ocean disasterwhich occasioned the sympathy of the world. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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A Short History of England

A Short History of England – Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Chesterton, in his unimitable way, remarks that “the only way to write a popular history is to write it backwards.” This is somewhat the method he employs in his book, “A Short History of England,“ in which he aims to show the importance of the populace in history, an importance that is wholly neglected by historians. England, he asserts, was created, not so much by the death of the ancient Roman civilization, as “by its escape from death, or by its refusal to die.“ For four hundred years Britain was wholly Roman in its civilization. Medizeval civilization arose out of the “resistance to the naked barbarians from the North, and the more subtle barbarians from the East.“ The crisis in English history, he argues, was not the period of the Stuarts, but the fall of Richard II. following “his failure to use medimval despotism in the interests of medieval democracy.“ Mr. Chesterton portrays the democracy of the Middle Ages, this civilization being the creation, really, of the people through their guilds and through monasticism which was a democratic institution which the Reformation destroyed. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The History Of Scotland – Volume 4: From the massacre of Glencoe to the end of Jacobitism

The History Of Scotland – Volume 4: From the massacre of Glencoe to the end of Jacobitism – Andrew Lang

This is volume 3, covering the time from the early 17th century to the death of Dundee. In four volumes of more than 1500 combined pages the series „The History of Scotland“ deals with something less than two millenniums of Scottish history. Every single volume covers a certain period in an attempt to examine the elements and forces which were imperative to the making of the Scottish people, and to record the more important events of that time.

The History Of Scotland – Volume 4: From the massacre of Glencoe to the end of Jacobitism

The History Of Scotland – Volume 4: From the massacre of Glencoe to the end of Jacobitism

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The History Of Scotland – Volume 4: From the massacre of Glencoe to the end of Jacobitism.

ISBN: 9783849685652

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Andrew Lang, the historian (from Wikipedia):

Lang’s writings on Scottish history are characterised by a scholarly care for detail, a piquant literary style, and a gift for disentangling complicated questions. The Mystery of Mary Stuart (1901) was a consideration of the fresh light thrown on Mary, Queen of Scots, by the Lennox manuscripts in the University Library, Cambridge, approving of her and criticising her accusers. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The History Of Scotland – Volume 3: From the early 17th century to the death of Dundee

The History Of Scotland – Volume 3: From the early 17th century to the death of Dundee – Andrew Lang

This is volume 3, covering the time from the early 17th century to the death of Dundee. In four volumes of more than 1500 combined pages the series „The History of Scotland“ deals with something less than two millenniums of Scottish history. Every single volume covers a certain period in an attempt to examine the elements and forces which were imperative to the making of the Scottish people, and to record the more important events of that time.

The History Of Scotland – Volume 3: From the early 17th century to the death of Dundee

The History Of Scotland – Volume 3: From the early 17th century to the death of Dundee

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The History Of Scotland – Volume 3: From the early 17th century to the death of Dundee.

ISBN: 9783849685645

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Andrew Lang, the historian (from Wikipedia):

Lang’s writings on Scottish history are characterised by a scholarly care for detail, a piquant literary style, and a gift for disentangling complicated questions. The Mystery of Mary Stuart (1901) was a consideration of the fresh light thrown on Mary, Queen of Scots, by the Lennox manuscripts in the University Library, Cambridge, approving of her and criticising her accusers. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The History Of Scotland – Volume 2: From Mary Stuart to James VI.

The History Of Scotland – Volume 2: From Mary Stuart to James VI. – Andrew Lang

This is volume 2, covering the time from Mary Stuart to James VI. In four volumes of more than 1500 combined pages the series „The History of Scotland“ deals with something less than two millenniums of Scottish history. Every single volume covers a certain period in an attempt to examine the elements and forces which were imperative to the making of the Scottish people, and to record the more important events of that time.

The History Of Scotland – Volume 2: From Mary Stuart to James VI.

The History Of Scotland – Volume 2: From Mary Stuart to James VI.

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The History Of Scotland – Volume 2: From Mary Stuart to James VI..

ISBN: 9783849685638

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Andrew Lang, the historian (from Wikipedia):

Lang’s writings on Scottish history are characterised by a scholarly care for detail, a piquant literary style, and a gift for disentangling complicated questions. The Mystery of Mary Stuart (1901) was a consideration of the fresh light thrown on Mary, Queen of Scots, by the Lennox manuscripts in the University Library, Cambridge, approving of her and criticising her accusers. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The History Of Scotland Volume 1: From The Romans to Mary of Guise

The History Of Scotland Volume 1: From The Romans to Mary of Guise – Andrew Lang

This is volume 1, covering the time from the Roman Occupation to Mary of Guise. In four volumes of more than 1500 combined pages the series „The History of Scotland“ deals with something less than two millenniums of Scottish history. Every single volume covers a certain period in an attempt to examine the elements and forces which were imperative to the making of the Scottish people, and to record the more important events of that time.

The History Of Scotland Volume 1: From The Romans to Mary of Guise

The History Of Scotland Volume 1: From The Romans to Mary of Guise

Format: Paperback.

The History Of Scotland Volume 1: From The Romans to Mary of Guise.

ISBN: 9783849685621

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Andrew Lang, the historian (from Wikipedia):

Lang’s writings on Scottish history are characterised by a scholarly care for detail, a piquant literary style, and a gift for disentangling complicated questions. The Mystery of Mary Stuart (1901) was a consideration of the fresh light thrown on Mary, Queen of Scots, by the Lennox manuscripts in the University Library, Cambridge, approving of her and criticising her accusers. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Lectures on the French Revolution

Lectures on the French Revolution – John Emerich Edward Dalberg

The two volumes of his lectures on modern history and on the French Revolution give us in their full ripeness the sum of Acton’s historical judgments. History was not to Acton a mere academic pursuit. With that view of history which considers it, beneath the dry light of science, as a series of phenomena capable of detachment from the present, susceptible to separate analysis, he had no sympathy. Still less did he consider history a mere form of literary exposition. The one justification for the study of history was to Acton its value as a guide in the affairs of the every-day world. The present is what it is because of what the past has been. Human development has been a continuous chain of cause and effect. Any course of action in the present must be based upon a knowledge of the way in which things we now do are hedged in, limited by what men have done before us. History thus becomes a great mentor, a schoolmaster of action.  Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Lectures on Modern History

Lectures on Modern History – John Emerich Edward Dalberg

The two volumes of his lectures on modern history and on the French Revolution give us in their full ripeness the sum of Acton’s historical judgments. History was not to Acton a mere academic pursuit. With that view of history which considers it, beneath the dry light of science, as a series of phenomena capable of detachment from the present, susceptible to separate analysis, he had no sympathy. Still less did he consider history a mere form of literary exposition. The one justification for the study of history was to Acton its value as a guide in the affairs of the every-day world. The present is what it is because of what the past has been. Human development has been a continuous chain of cause and effect. Any course of action in the present must be based upon a knowledge of the way in which things we now do are hedged in, limited by what men have done before us. History thus becomes a great mentor, a schoolmaster of action.  Read more/Mehr lesen...

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