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A Short Introduction to Saint Augustine
by John Lord

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English

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April 23, 2017

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The most intellectual of all the Fathers of the Church was doubtless Saint Augustine. He is the great oracle of the Latin Church. He directed the thinking of the Christian world for a thousand years. He was not perhaps so learned as Origen, nor so critical as Jerome; but he was broader, profounder, and more original than they, or any other of the great lights who shed the radiance of genius on the crumbling fabric of the ancient civilization. He is the sainted doctor of the Church, equally an authority with both Catholics and Protestants. His penetrating genius, his comprehensive views of all systems of ancient thought, and his marvellous powers as a systematizer of Christian doctrines place him among the immortal benefactors of mankind; while his humanity, his breadth, his charity, and his piety have endeared him to the heart of the Christian world.<br />Let me present, as well as I can, his history, his services, and his personal character, all of which form no small part of the inheritance bequeathed to us by the giants of the fourth and fifth centuries,—that which we call the Patristic literature,—the only literature worthy of preservation in the declining days of the old Roman world...
A Short Introduction to Saint Anselm
by John Lord

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English

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31

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April 23, 2017

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The Middle Ages produced no more interesting man than Anselm, Abbot of Bec and Archbishop of Canterbury,—not merely a great prelate, but a great theologian, resplendent in the virtues of monastic life and in devotion to the interests of the Church. He was one of the first to create an intellectual movement in Europe, and to stimulate theological inquiries.<br />Anselm was born at Aosta, in Italy, 1033, and he died in 1109, at the age of 76. He was therefore the contemporary of Hildebrand, of Lanfranc, of Bérenger, of Roscelin, of Henry IV. of Germany, of William the Conqueror, of the Countess Matilda, and of Urban II. He saw the first Crusade, the great quarrel about investitures and the establishment of the Normans in England. Aosta was on the confines of Lombardy and Burgundy, in a mountainous district, amid rich cornfields and fruitful vines and dark, waving chestnuts, in sight of lofty peaks with their everlasting snow. Anselm belonged to a noble but impoverished family; his father was violent and unthrifty, but his mother was religious and prudent. He was by nature a student, and early was destined to monastic life,—the only life favorable to the development of the intellect in a rude and turbulent age. I have already alluded to the general ignorance of the clergy in those times. There were no schools of any note at this period, and no convents where learning was cultivated beyond the rudiments of grammar and arithmetic and the writings of the Fathers. The monks could read and talk in Latin, of a barbarous sort,—which was the common language of the learned, so far as any in that age could be called learned...
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc: Complete Version (Phoenix ...
by , Phoenix Classics

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English

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April 23, 2017

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Mark Twain's work on Joan of Arc is titled in full Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte who is identified further as Joan's page and secretary. The work is fictionally presented as a translation from the manuscript by Jean Francois Alden, or, in the words of the published book, "Freely Translated out of the Ancient French into Modern English from the Original Unpublished Manuscript in the National Archives of France".De Conte is a fictionalized version of Joan of Arc's page Louis de Contes, and provides narrative unity to the story. He is presented as an individual who was with Joan during the three major phases of her life - as a youth in Domremy, as the commander of Charles' army on military campaign, and as a defendant at the trial in Rouen. The book is presented as a translation by Alden of de Conte's memoirs, written in his later years for the benefit of his descendants.
Yo soy de aquí, y soy de allá. (Spanish Edition)
by María Rosa Bergua Grasa

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Spanish

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138

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April 19, 2017

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María Rosa Bergua nace en Ejea de los Caballeros, en la provincia de Aragón, España, en 1923, tras muchas vicisitudes, llega a México como refugiada de la guerra civil española en 1943.<br />A la edad de 68 se inscribe en la SOGEM (Sociedad General de Escritores de México), titulandose exitosamente a los 70 años.<br /><br />A lo largo de la siguiente década escribe una serie de cuentos y novelas publicados en diversos medios.<br /><br />Esta edición recoge cinco novelas cortas, en las que la autora nos sigue maravillando con su chispa de ingenua frescura y picardía, aunado a la desinhibición inusual de una mujer de cierta edad nacida a principios del siglo pasado, y dedicada mayormente a criar hijos y cuidar una casa, con la siempre latente vena escritora.
The McKay Story: From Ireland to Western Pennsylvania (Logan and ...
by , Nancy Seward

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English

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April 21, 2017

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A detailed accounting of the James and William McKay families from County Antrim, Ireland, from the 1700s through 2017. Related families are the Jamisons, the Supplees and others.
Queens of the Renaissance
by M. Beresford Ryley

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English

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April 26, 2017

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Queens of the Renaissance is a collection of short biographies of famous women of the Renaissance.
English Lands Letters and Kings: From Celt to Tudor
by Donald Grant Mitchell

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English

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April 26, 2017

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English Lands Letters and Kings: From Celt to Tudor is a great overview of English history.
Histoire du Moyen-Âge (French Edition)
by , Pierre Gosset

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French

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April 24, 2017

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Extrait : <br />L’histoire du Moyen-Âge s’ouvre en réalité par la victoire du christianisme et par la translation du siége <br />impérial à Byzance ; elle finit, avec le xve siècle, à la renaissance intellectuelle de l’Occident.<br />Les causes de la longue décadence de l’empire romain sont bien connues. Le césarisme démocratique avait <br />abouti au despotisme militaire ; l’avilissement du sénat et l’anarchie des légions entraînèrent la ruine <br />commune. À l’unité du corps politique, déjà ébranlée par la division du pouvoir, sous Dioclétien, succéda <br />le déchirement définitif de l’Orient et de l’Occident. Constantin fut le vrai destructeur du monde romain. <br />En abandonnant Rome, en rappelant, au profit du pouvoir absolu, les armées qui protégeaient les frontières, <br />il livra l’empire aux Barbares ; en proclamant la nouvelle loi religieuse, il tua la civilisation antique. <br />« Les institutions de la vieille patrie, dit Chateaubriand, mouraient avec le vieux culte. » Douze siècles <br />suivirent, pleins de vastes mouvements de peuples, de chocs de races, de sanglantes querelles religieuses, <br />de supplices, de pestes, de famines, mais aussi de grands et nobles efforts intellectuels, politiques et sociaux...
Bravo, Young Buffs!—The Illustrated Recollections of an Officer...
by , Richard Cannon

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English

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April 24, 2017

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An excellent Peninsular War first-hand account and regimental history<br />The 31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment of Foot earned their title of the Young Buffs at Dettingen, where George II, mistook them by their ‘buff’ coloured uniform facings for the 3rd Regiment—the original Buffs. The two regiments were later destined to share their fortunes on the field of battle during the Peninsular War at the bloody affair that was the Battle of Albuera and at Talavera and Vitoria. This book was written by an officer of ‘The Young Buffs’ and describes his experiences on campaign in Spain and through the campaign in the south of France to the conclusion of the war upon the fall of Napoleon and the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy. L’Estrange writes his recollections in a personable and entertaining style, which not only provides essential source information about the campaign, the battles and his regiment, but also rewards the reader with an intimate insight into the adventures of a young British Army man at war against the French during the Napoleonic Wars. Further information concerning the activities of the 31st Foot during this period (including actions where L’Estrange was not present) is included in a short history of the regiment by Richard Cannon which has been appended to this Leonaur edition.<br />Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.
The Knights Templar: On the Trail of the Treasure
by Conrad Bauer

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English

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April 24, 2017

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<h2><b> The Knights Templar treasure is one the World’s most enduring mysteries. Is it a myth or a reality? Where could it possibly be hidden?<br /><br />Download FREE with Kindle Unlimited!</b> </h2><br /><br />The Knights Templar existed officially for less than 200 years. Founded to protect pilgrims who were traveling through the Holy Lands, their rise to power was sudden. They became some of the most feared warriors in the region, they had a mandate from God, they controlled perhaps the world’s first real banking system, and they waged war against anyone who tried to wrestle Christianity’s holiest grounds from the control of the Catholic Church. Within their short lifespan, they quickly became one of the most powerful societies in Europe, if not the world. <br /><br />Full of incredible turns of events including secrets, deceits, lies and betrayals, the history of the Knights Templar from their triumphant conquests to their abrupt fall still fascinates. But nothing comes close to the stories surrounding the mysterious hidden treasures the Knights Templar have accumulated during their short existence and the relics they protected. <br /><br />This book is a guide to the Knights Templar’s and possible locations of their mysterious treasure. Questions answered include:<br /><br />•How the Templars built up their wealth and what influence it has even on banking systems of today?<br />•Is the treasure real and what could’ve happened to it?<br />•What are the possible locations of the treasure today?<br /><br />If you want to know even more after reading this book – we'll help you find the resources to search out your own answers, via the reference section at the book's end.<br /><br /><h2><b> Scroll back up and click the BUY NOW button at the top right of this page and start reading now!</b></h2><br /><br /><b>Read on your favorite devices such as Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android cellular phone, tablet, laptop, or computer with Amazon's free reading Kindle App.</b><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

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