In Distant Lands

In Distant Lands Author : Lars Brownworth
Release : 2017
Publisher : Crux Publishing Limited
ISBN : 9781909979505
File Size : 88.56 MB
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In the late fall of 1095 Pope Urban II gave a speech in Clermont, France and set all of Europe into motion. As many as a hundred and fifty thousand people eventually responded to the call, leaving everything they knew behind to undertake what appeared to be a fool's mission: marching several thousand miles into enemy territory to reconquer Jerusalem for Christendom. Against all odds they succeeded, creating a Christian outpost in the heart of the Islamic world that lasted for the better part of two centuries. Perhaps no other period in history is as misunderstood as the Crusades, and in this fast-paced account Brownworth presents the entire story, from the first clash of Christendom and Islam in the dusty sands of Yarmouk, to the fall of the last crusader state. Along the way he introduces the reader to an exotic world peopled by mighty emperors, doomed Templars, grasping generals, and ambitious peasants. Some of the most famous names of the Middle Ages - Richard the Lionheart, Saladin, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and the legendary Prester John - illuminate this era of splendor, adventure, and faith.

At Home in Distant Lands

At Home in Distant Lands Author : Ernest Young
Release : 1933
Publisher :
ISBN :
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Exotic Postcards

Exotic Postcards Author : Alan Beukers
Release : 2007
Publisher :
ISBN :
File Size : 69.73 MB
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A collection of antique postcard images from the non-Western world features representations from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, in a volume that includes examples that demonstrate a connection between human subjects and the land and customs of their surroundings.

Tales of Distant Lands

Tales of Distant Lands Author : Edm Burton
Release : 1946
Publisher :
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Tales in Verse from Distant Lands 2

Tales in Verse from Distant Lands 2 Author : Srividya Balakrishnan
Release : 2021-03-17
Publisher : Notion Press
ISBN : 1637455399
File Size : 44.36 MB
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Tales in verse from distant lands 2 is a continuation of Tales in verse from distant lands, stories for children told in verse. The tales in this collection have been adapted from folklore and myths from Greece, England, Africa, Japan, Russia, India, the Middle East and other faraway lands. Take a hint, read aloud and enjoy all over again.

The Distant Lands

The Distant Lands Author : Julien Green
Release : 1991
Publisher : Vintage
ISBN :
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The Distant Land of My Father

The Distant Land of My Father Author : Bo Caldwell
Release : 2011-04-29
Publisher : Chronicle Books
ISBN : 9780811875219
File Size : 77.34 MB
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For Anna, the narrator of Bo Caldwell's richly lyrical and vivid first novel, growing up in the magical world of Shanghai in the 1930s and 1940s creates a special bond between her and her father. He is the son of missionaries, a smuggler, and a millionaire who leads a charmed but secretive life. When the family flees to Los Angeles in the face of the Japanese occupation, he chooses to remain, believing his connections and luck will keep him safe. He's wrong. He survives, only to again choose Shanghai over his family during the Second World War. Anna and her father reconnect late in his life, when she finally has a family of her own, but it is only when she discovers his extensive journals that she is able to fully understand him and the reasons for his absences. With the intensity and appeal of When We Were Orphans, also set in Shanghai at the same time, The Distant Land of My Father tells a moving and unforgettable story about a most unusual father-daughter relationship.

Through Distant Lands

Through Distant Lands Author : Mrs. MacNaught
Release : 1887
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In Distant Lands

In Distant Lands Author : Lars Brownworth
Release : 2017-04-16
Publisher : Crux Publishing Ltd
ISBN : 190997949X
File Size : 48.82 MB
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In the late fall of 1095 Pope Urban II gave a speech in Clermont, France and set all of Europe into motion. As many as a hundred and fifty thousand people eventually responded to the call, leaving everything they knew behind to undertake what appeared to be a fool’s mission: marching several thousand miles into enemy territory to reconquer Jerusalem for Christendom. Against all odds they succeeded, creating a Christian outpost in the heart of the Islamic world that lasted for the better part of two centuries. Perhaps no other period in history is as misunderstood as the Crusades, and in this fast-paced account, bestselling author Lars Brownworth presents the entire story, from the first clash of Christendom and Islam in the dusty sands of Yarmouk, to the fall of the last crusader state. Along the way he introduces the reader to an exotic world peopled by mighty emperors, doomed Templars, grasping generals, and ambitious peasants. Some of the most famous names of the Middle Ages - Richard the Lionheart, Saladin, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and the legendary Prester John - illuminate this era of splendor, adventure, and faith.

Tales of distant lands

Tales of distant lands Author : Tales
Release : 1834
Publisher :
ISBN :
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Distant Lands

Distant Lands Author : John Rutter
Release : 2003
Publisher :
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File Size : 31.11 MB
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Postcards from Distant Lands

Postcards from Distant Lands Author : Zeren Earls
Release : 2011*
Publisher :
ISBN : 9780615501185
File Size : 44.19 MB
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