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 The code of laws by Hammurabi

by Hammurabi

The Code of Hammurabi is one of the most important monuments in the history of the human race. Containing as it does the laws which were enacted by a king of Babylonia in the third millennium B.C., whose rule...


Six Months in Mexico

by Nellie Bly

One wintry night I bade my few journalistic friends adieu, and, accompanied by my mother, started on my way to Mexico. Only a few months previous I had become a newspaper woman. I was too impatient to work along...


Milan, a short history

by Guido Lopez

A guide-book which leads you through the history of Milan, giving voice to the city itself, going back to its origins and the protagonists of its past. The narrator of the most crucial moments and the most enjoyable...


Portofino, a short history

by Salvator Gotta

The Portofino’s myth echoes in these pages by Salvator Gotta, one of the most popular writers of the Italian ’900. Gotta, in love with the small Ligurian village, chosen as his «buen retiro», described...


Young India

by Lajpat Rai

MR. LAJPAT RAI, the author of this book, is one of the most widely known, most honoured and most influential public men in India. For more than twenty years he has been a leading member of the bar in Lahore,...


The Imperialist

by Sara Jeannette Duncan

Sara Jeannette Duncan’s classic portrait of a turn-of-the-century Ontario town, The Imperialist captures the spirit of an emergent nation through the example of two young dreamers. Impassioned by “the Imperialist...


Anti-christianism in Europe

by Rev. Francis A. Cunningham

If it is true that a nation is what its doctrines are, it becomes very easy to discover in the doctrines of contemporary Europe the last reason of the troubles and revolutions which keep it in constant turmoil....


Social Transformations of the Victorian Age

by T. H. S. Escott

As it is today, so, during the earlier years of the present reign, both before and after the Great Exhibition of 1851, Hyde Park was the social parade ground, not only of the capital, but of the Kingdom. Then,...


Days before history

by H. R. Hall

IN a book of this kind nothing more will be expected than an outline sketch of some phases of the life lived by the prehistoric dwellers in our land. The known facts are few; yet there must have been, even in...


Method in the Study of Totemism

by Andrew Lang

Is there any human institution which can be safely called "Totemism"? Is there any possibility of defining, or even describing Totemism? Is it legitimate—is it even possible, with due regard for "methodology"...


The History of Rome. Book I

by Theodor Mommsen

The history of Italy falls into two main sections: (1) its internal history down to its union under the leadership of the Latin stock, and (2) the history of its sovereignty over the world. Under the first section,...


The Ifs of History

by Joseph Edgar Chamberlin

Whether or not we believe that events are consciously ordered before their occurrence, we are compelled to admit the importance of Contingency in human affairs. If we believe in such an orderly and predetermined...


Blood from a Stone

by Richard Hammer & Yaron Svoray

The search for the Life Diamonds--the subject of the compelling documentary produced by the History Channel.

They were known as Life Diamonds--rough uncut diamonds of high quality bought by Jews in Eastern Europe...


Viscount Dundee

by Louis A. Barbé

THE Grahams of Claverhouse were a younger branch of an old and illustrious family which, from the twelfth century onwards, bore an important part in Scottish affairs, and of which several members figured prominently...


The Magic of the Middle Ages

by Viktor Rydberg

It was the belief of Europe during the Middle Ages, that our globe was the centre of the universe. The earth, itself fixed and immovable, was encompassed by ten heavens successively encircling one another, and...


India Under Ripon

by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

I ought perhaps to have named this volume “The Awakening of India,” because it describes the condition of Indian things at the time of Lord Ripon’s viceroyalty, which was in truth the awakening hour of...


National Identities and Transnational European Élites

by AA.VV., Andrea Ciampani & Rita Tolomeo

In order to encourage further research on the expansion of the European elites able to access the processes of political, economic and social decision-making in the 19th and 20th centuries, this volume focuses...


A Day in Old Athens

by William Stearns Davis

This little book tries to describe what an intelligent person would see and hear in ancient Athens, if by some legerdemain he were translated to the fourth century B.C. and conducted about the city under competent...


Screenplay of "1000 - The Sword In The Stone"

by Guido Maria Giordano

Historical movie set in Italy between the year 1000 and the year 1180, told through the dialogue of real people. It tells the story of the Sword in the Stone. An adventurous and exciting journey through Medieval...


First World War Front Lines

by Boyd Cable

"...The attack on the wood had begun soon after dawn, and it was no more than 8 a.m. when the Corporal was dropped badly wounded in the advance line of the attack where it had penetrated about four hundred yards...