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The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Vol. 1

by Leonardo Da Vinci

Volume 1 of 2-volume set. Total of 1,566 extracts includes writings on painting, sculpture, architecture, anatomy, mining, inventions, and music. Dual Italian-English texts, with 186 plates plus over 500 additional...


The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

by J. A. Giles & J. Ingram

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is a collection of annals in Old English chronicling the history of the Anglo-Saxons. The original manuscript of the Chronicle was created late in the 9th century, probably in Wessex,...


The Ivory Workers of the Middle Ages

by Anna Maria Cust

Illustrated Monographs, Biographical and Critical, on the Great Craftsmen

and Workers of Ancient and Modern Times.

 


Quo Vadis

by Henryk Sienkiewicz

Rome during the reign of Nero was a glorious place for the emperor and his court; there were grand feasts, tournaments for poets, and exciting games and circuses filling the days and nights. The pageantry and...


Building Mid-Republican Rome

by Seth Bernard

Building Mid-Republican Rome offers a holistic treatment of the development of the Mid-Republican city from 396 to 168 BCE. As Romans established imperial control over Italy and beyond, the city itself radically...


Think And Grow Rich: The Secret To Wealth Updated For The 21St Century

by Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich is a motivational personal development and self-help book written by Napoleon Hill and inspired by a suggestion from Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie. While the title implies...


The Shape of the Great Pyramid

by Roger Herz-Fischler

Who has not seen a picture of the Great Pyramid of Egypt, massive in size but deceptively simple in shape, and not wondered how that shape was determined?

Starting in the late eighteenth century, eleven...


Hermann and Dorothea

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Hermann and Dorothea" is an epic poem written by German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe between 1796 and 1797.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and statesman. ...


Bougainville Island

by Ross Victor

Bougainville island. Early History, First European Contact, German Period, World War II, Civil War, People and Culture, Island Information. Bougainville's close contact with the outside world and its integration...


The History of the Inca Empire - History of the World | Children's History Books

by Baby Professor

Did you know that the Inca Empire used to be the largest in the entire South America? Its society was built to adapt to regional environments and local ideologies. When they were discovered by Westerners, they...


Who Lived in Peru before the Inca Empire? The Early Tribes - History of the World | Children's History Books

by Baby Professor

Peru could be far from home but what happened in its historic past has greatly influenced your present. Peru was once the home of the Inca Empire, one of the early tribes that helped shape the world. But have...


The Mayan Cities - History Books Age 9-12 | Children's History Books

by Baby Professor

During ancient times, big cities were built by hand. They did not have huge neon signs or electricity. Builders had no machines to help them. But ancient Mayan cities are astounding. They have been carefully...


The Two Major Cities of the Inca Empire : Cuzco and Machu Picchu - History Kids Books | Children's History Books

by Baby Professor

Perhaps you've heard about the ancient cities of Cuzco and Machu Picchu. They were once cradles of life and civilization. Although they are no longer existing today, they still leave a powerful impression and...


The Rise and Fall of the Persian Empire - Ancient History for Kids | Children's Ancient History

by Baby Professor

Today, you hear stories and see movies depicting the strength of the Persian Empire. You get to understand how and why Persian leaders made important decisions.studying ancient history will allow you to see,...


Technology and Inventions from Ancient Egypt That Shaped The World - History for Children | Children's Ancient History

by Baby Professor

Did you know that the Ancient Egyptians were not just good at running their government, but were excellent inventors too? We're going to explore the many Technology and Inventions from Ancient Egypt That Shaped...


The Rise of the Babylonians - Ancient History of the World | Children's Ancient History

by Baby Professor

Who were the Babylonians and where did they come from? What were their contributions to the ancient world? You will be learning the answers to these questions, and more, if you open this ancient history book...


The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98

by Nathan T. Elkins

At age 65, Nerva assumed the role of emperor of Rome; just sixteen months later, his reign ended with his death. Nerva's short reign robbed his regime of the opportunity for the emperor's imperial image to be...


Frankenstein Or: The Modern Prometheus

by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

I am by birth a Genevese, and my family is one of the most distinguished of that republic. My ancestors had been for many years counsellors and syndics, and my father had filled several public situations with...


Jane Eyre

by Charlotte Brontë

There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.  We had been wandering, indeed, in the leafless shrubbery an hour in the morning; but since dinner (Mrs. Reed, when there was no company, dined early) the...


The Framing of Sacred Space

by Jelena Bogdanovic

The Framing of Sacred Space offers the first topical study of canopies as essential spatial and symbolic units in Byzantine-rite churches. Centrally planned columnar structures--typically comprised of four columns...