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Lealtades
<b>Incluye audio del autor.</b><br /><br /><b><i>Episodio poco conocido de la influencia de Hernán Cortés en la llegada de Carlos V al trono español.</i></b><br /> Esta novela histórica relata el arribo de Carlos V al trono español y la importancia de Cortés para consolidarlo. El autor nos ofrece una nueva visión, diferente hasta las ahora conocidas, donde se reconocen los méritos del conquistador y lo que aconteció con él y sus herederos en un episodio poco conocido.
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Zapata, voces y testimonios
<b>Incluye audio del autor.</b><br /><br /><b><i>Un regreso en el tiempo, con entrevistas a viejos zapatistas, que narran la verdadera lucha de Emiliano Zapata.</i></b><br /> ¿Sabemos realmente quién fue Emiliano Zapata? ¿La historia, el cine y la literatura le han hecho justicia a su verdadero espíritu luchador?<br /> Lya Gutiérrez, a través de una serie de entrevistas, con este libro nos regresa en el tiempo al México de Emiliano Zapata y a su tierra, Morelos.<br /> Con los testimonios de&#xa0;zapatistas,&#xa0;de sus parientes vivos y la reflexión de estudiosos del tema, la periodista decide alejarse tanto de las redacciones de los periódicos en los que trabajó&#xa0; ...
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Warriors of the Storm
The ninth installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom,&#xa0;the hit television series coming to Netflix in Fall 2016.<br /><br />A fragile peace reigns in Wessex, Mercia and East Anglia. King Alfred’s son Edward and formidable daughter, Aethelflaed, rule the kingdoms. But all around the restless Northmen, eyeing the rich lands and wealthy churches, are mounting raids.<br /><br />Uhtred of Bebbanburg, the kingdoms’ greatest warrior, controls northern Mercia from the strongly fortified city of Chester. But forces are gathering a...
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Rewriting Magic
In Rewriting Magic, Claire Fanger explores a fourteenth-century text called The Flowers of Heavenly Teaching. Written by a Benedictine monk named John of Morigny, the work all but disappeared from the historical record, and it is only now coming to light again in multiple versions and copies. While John’s book largely comprises an extended set of prayers for gaining knowledge, The Flowers of Heavenly Teaching is unusual among prayer books of its time because it includes a visionary autobiography with intimate information about the book’s inspiration and composition. Through the window of this record, we witness how John reconstructs and reconsecrates a condemned liturgy f...
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Warfare and the Miraculous in the Chronicles of the First Crusade
In Warfare and the Miraculous in the Chronicles of the First Crusade, Elizabeth Lapina examines a variety of these chronicles, written both by participants in the crusade and by those who stayed behind. Her goal is to understand the enterprise from the perspective of its contemporaries and near contemporaries. Lapina analyzes the diversity of ways in which the chroniclers tried to justify the First Crusade as a “holy war,” where physical violence could be not just sinless, but salvific. <br /><br />The book focuses on accounts of miracles reported to have happened in the course of the crusade, especially the miracle of the intervention of saints in the Battle of Antioch. ...
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Danger Uxb
Autumn 1940: the Front Line is now Britain itself. With invasion imminent, cities are blitzed nightly as for the first time a nation becomes the target of a campaign of aerial assault. And even after the planes have passed overhead, a deadly menace remains: thousands upon thousands of unexploded bombs. Buried under ground, their clocks ticking remorselessly, UXBs blocked supply routes, closed Spitfire factories and made families into refugees. Dealing with this threat soon became Churchill's priority.<br /><br />For the first time, Danger UXB reveals the story of this desperate struggle against the ticking clock. It was a battle of wits that pitted German ingenuity agains...
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1356 (Special Edition)
This special edition Ebook features exclusive extra content by the author, with an extended Historical Note and two contemporary accounts of the Battle of Poitiers.<br /><br />Go with God and Fight like the Devil.<br /><br />The Hundred Years War rages on and the bloodiest battles are yet to be fought. Across France, towns are closing their gates, the crops are burning and the country stands alert to danger. The English army, victorious at the Battle of Crécy and led by the Black Prince, is invading again and the French are hunting them down.<br /><br />Thomas of Hookton, an English archer known as Le Bâtard, is under orders to seek out the lost sword of St Peter, a weapo...
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Rape: A History From 1860 To The Present
Joanna Bourke, author of the critically-acclaimed Fear, unflinchingly and controversially moves away from looking at victims to look at the rapists. She examines the nature of rape, drawing together the work of criminologists, sociologists and psychiatrists to analyse what drives the perpetrators of sexual violence. <br /><br /> Rape - A History looks at the perception of rape, both in the mass media and the wider public, and considers the crucial questions of treatment and punishment. Should sexual offenders be castrated? Will Freud's couch or the behaviourists' laboratory work most effectively? Particular groups of offenders such as female abusers, psychopaths and exhib...
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Altered Pasts
A bullet misses its target in Sarajevo, a would-be Austrian painter gets into the Viennese academy, Lord Halifax becomes British prime minister in 1940: seemingly minor twists of fate on which world-shaking events might have hinged.<br /><br />Alternative history has long been the stuff of parlour games, war-gaming and science fiction, but over the past few decades it has become a popular stomping ground for serious historians. Richard J. Evans now turns a critical, slightly jaundiced eye on the subject. <i>Altered Pasts </i>examines the intellectual fallout from historical counterfactuals. Most importantly, Evans takes counterfactual history seriously, looking at the ins...
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Jack Tar
The Royal Navy to which Admiral Lord Nelson sacrificed his life depended on thousands of sailors and marines to man the great wind-powered wooden warships. Drawn from all over Britain and beyond, often unwillingly, these ordinary men made the navy invincible through skill, courage and sheer determination. Yet their contribution is frequently overlooked, while the officers became celebrities. JACK TAR gives these forgotten men a voice in an exciting, enthralling, often unexpected and always entertaining picture of what their life was really like during this age of sail. Through personal letters, diaries and other manuscripts, the emotions and experiences of these people a...
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The Tank War
From the evacuation of France in 1940 to the final dash to Hamburg in 1945, the 5th Royal Tank Regiment were on the front line throughout the Second World War. Theirs was a war that saw them serve in Africa as part of the Desert Rats, before returning to Europe for the Normandy landings. Wherever they went, the notoriety of the 'Filthy Fifth' grew - they revelled in their reputation for fighting by their own rules.<br /><br /><i>The Tank War</i> explains how Britain, having lost its advantage in tank warfare by 1939, regained ground through shifts in tactics and leadership methods, as well as the daring and bravery of the crews themselves. Overturning the received wisdom ...
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In The Shadow Of The Sword
In the 6th century AD, the Near East was divided between two great empires: the Persian and the Roman. A hundred years on, and one had vanished for ever, while the other was a dismembered, bleeding trunk. In their place, a new superpower had arisen: the empire of the Arabs. So profound was this upheaval that it spelled, in effect, the end of the ancient world.<br /><br />But the changes that marked the period were more than merely political or even cultural: there was also a transformation of human society with incalculable consequences for the future. Today, over half the world's population subscribes to one of the various religions that took on something like their fina...
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Inside the GPO 1916
A first-hand account of the 1916 Rising and its aftermath brings alive the historic events that ushered in the beginnings of an independent Irish state.&#xa0;<br /><br />A Londoner and a member of the Irish Volunteers, Joe Good guarded the approach across O'Connell Bridge as the rebels took the centre of Dublin. He joined the garrison in the GPO, and describes at first hand the events of insurrection: the confusion, the heroism, and the tragedy of Easter Week.<br /><br />After the Rising, Joe Good worked as an organiser for the Volunteers. He was a close associate of Michael Collins and his portrait of Collins provides fresh insight into his character, his competitiveness...
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The Thicket
<b>Acclaimed author Joe Lansdale's landmark tale of love and vengeance at the dark dawn of the East Texas oil boom.</b><br /><br />Jack Parker knows all too well how treacherous life can be. His parents did not survive a smallpox epidemic. His grandfather was murdered. Now his sister Lula has been kidnapped by a bank robber. <br /><br />Alongside bounty hunter Shorty, an eloquent dwarf with a chip on his shoulder, and Eustace, the grave-digging son of an ex-slave, Jack sets off to rescue Lula.<br /><br />In turn-of-the-century Texas, that quest is likely to turn dangerous. Murderous outlaws find their homes in the remote wilderness. Oil wells spurt liquid money from the g...
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De en medio del tiempo
No hay otro período de la historia contemporánea española que sea tan poco y mal conocido como la llamada “década ominosa”. Una colección de tópicos sobre “el rey felón” y los mártires del liberalismo –Mariana Pineda, Torrijos y compañía- han venido a ocupar el lugar del conocimiento histórico y nos han impedido entender mejor una etapa de transición sin la cual resultan incomprensibles tanto la génesis como los límites de la revolución liberal posterior. <br /><br />Este libro del profesor Fontana, fruto de muchos años de investigación, nos ofrece una visión alternativa que, contra la imagen tradicional de un régimen y una sociedad inmóviles en el tiempo, nos muestra cóm...
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