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Japanese Folklore The Legend of Eternal Life

by Xenohikawa Sabrina

Long, long ago there lived a man called Sentaro. His surname meant "Millionaire," but although he was not so rich as all that, he was still very far removed from being poor. He had inherited a small fortune...

Asia Folklore Tales of The Beautiful Moon Maiden

by Muhammad Vandestra & Maya Aminah Sakura

There was an old bamboo cutter called Také Tori. He was an honest old man, very poor and hard-working, and he lived with his good old wife in a cottage on the hills. Children they had none, and little comfort...

The Art of War ( Active TOC, Free AUDIO BOOK) (A to Z Classics)

by Sun Tzu & A to z Classics

With A to Z Classics, discover or rediscover all the classics of literature. Contains Active Table of Contents (HTML) The world's most influential treatise on strategy The Art of War' is an ancient Chinese military...

The Italian Wars

by Arthur Johnson

At the date of the Italian expedition, Charles viii. had been eleven years on the throne of France. The monarchy to which he succeeded was, perhaps, less controlled by constitutional checks than any other in...

The Age of Napoleon

by Thomas Dyer

THE celebrated phrase of Louis XIV, "I am the State", proclaimed the consummation of despotism. He asserted, and it was true, that the people, as a body politic, had been annulled by the Crown. Before a century...

The Middle Ages

by Victor Duruy

From the fifth to the tenth century the Roman Empire crumbles away. The two invasions from the north and the south are accomplished. The new German Empire which Charlemagne attempts to organize is dissolved....

The Life of Belisarius

by Lord Mahon

At the beginning of the sixth century of the Christian era, the empire of Constantinople was beset with enemies and sinking to decay. The tide of barbarian invasion had lately overwhelmed one half of the ancient...

Wellington's Army

by Charles Oman

WHILE WORKING FOR THE LAST nine years at the History of the Peninsular War, I have (as was inevitable) been compelled to accumulate many notes, and much miscellaneous information which does not bear upon the...

The Cambridge Medieval History - Book VI

by Norman Baynes, Christian Pfister, Rafael Altamira & L.M. Hartmann

AT the accession of Clovis, who succeeded his father Childeric about the year 481, the Salian Franks had advanced as far as the Somme. Between the Somme and the Loire the suzerainty of the Roman Empire was...

The Cambridge Medieval History - Book IV

by H.F. Stewart, W.R. Lethaby, F.J. Haverfield & F. Beck et al.

This process of history may be said to have entered on its effective stage in the West with Alaric's invasion of Italy. But it had been present, as a potentiality and a menace, for many years before Alaric heard...

The Cambridge Medieval History - Book III

by Norman Baynes, Martin Bang, M. Manitius & Ludwig Schmidt et al.

THE race which played the leading part in history after the break-up of the Roman Empire was the race known as the Teutons. Their early history is shrouded in obscurity, an obscurity which only begins to be...

A History of Charlemagne

by J.I. Mombert

THE three grandest names of Carlovingian lineage are so closely connected, and so nearly contemporary, that the history of one of their number necessarily involves that of the others. For this reason a sketch...

The Dark Ages

by Charles Oman

In the summer of 477 A.D. a band of ambassadors, who claimed to speak the will of the decayed body which still called itself the Roman senate, appeared before the judgment-seat of the emperor Zeno, the ruler...

The Dark Ages

by Ephraim Emerton

THE two peoples with whom we are to deal in this book are the Romans and the Germans, The Aryan branches of the Aryan or Indo-European race of men. There were eight principal branches of this race, five of which...

The Age of Sargon II

by Albert Olmstead

The resurrection of the Assyrian world and the discovery of Sargon are synchronous. Prior to 1843, when Botta made his first excavations, it was no exaggeration to say that "a case scarcely three feet square...

War Time Poetry & Stories

by Greg Elliot

Greg Writes:

'These poems and short stories, including the letters to my wife Robyn, were written while I was at Forward Operating Base Tinsley in Afghanistan in 2011. I was a member of the Force Communications...

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

by Benjamin Franklin & "Franklin, Benjamin"

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the record of Benjamin Franklin's life written by Franklin himself and is one of the most influential examples of an autobiography ever written. Franklin's account of...

Edward I

by Robert Seeley

On the night of June 17 - 18, 1239, Queen Eleanor, the consort of Henry the Third, presented her husband with a son, who was born in the Palace of Westminster, and who was instantly, says the old chronicler,...

Ten Days in a Mad-House (Best Navigation, Active TOC)(Prometheus Classics)

by Ten Days in a Mad-House & Prometheus Classics

This book contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure! Ten Days in a Mad-House is a book by newspaper reporter Nellie Bly. It was initially published as a series of articles...

The Barbarian Invasions of Italy

by Pasquale Villari

What caused the fall of the Roman Empire? The first reply that occurs to us is this: That the Romans were corrupt and enfeebled by corruption; the Barbarians, while rougher, were also stronger and less corrupt....