The History, Theory and Practice of the Classic Bishop Sacrifice
Author: Jon Edwards
Publisher: Russell Enterprises Incorporated
Four hundred years ago, an Italian chess master, Gioachino Greco, discovered an extraordinary bishop sacrifice on h7 that often leads to checkmate or a significant material advantage. More amazing still, he recorded the idea! This book chronicles the history of that idea, what many have come to call the Classic Bishop sacrifice, from its discovery and formative years through its remarkably complex uses in modern chess. During the past century, several annotators have attempted to explain the circumstances under which the sacrifice works, and when it doesnt. Edwards reviews their efforts and, in a spectacular ninth chapter, provides a modern classification. His taxonomy of the sacrifice is comprehensive and full of pleasant surprises for beginners and even accomplished masters. This book represents a thematic approach to chess tactics and strategy. Careful readers will suddenly discover that they are able, quickly and accurately, to see 5-10 moves or more ahead in these lines. Here you will find hundreds of carefully annotated games. Learn from brilliant moves and strategies; and take full advantage of others instructive mistakes.
Author: Jen Williams
Publisher: Hachette UK
Part I of THE COPPER PROMISE It is said that the Citadel is haunted, and that anyone foolish enough to enter will never return. When a mysterious nobleman offers them a small fortune to explore its depths, sellswords Wydrin and Sebastian decide they can afford to be a little foolish - it's a chance for adventure, riches, and they might even have a tale or two to tell in the tavern afterwards. But they will soon discover that sometimes there is truth in rumour... The complete novel, THE COPPER PROMISE, is available from Headline in Trade Paperback and Ebook in February 2014
Phenomenology and the Carpentry of Things
Author: Graham Harman
Publisher: Open Court
In Guerrilla Metaphysics, Graham Harman develops further the object-oriented philosophy first proposed in Tool-Being. Today’s fashionable philosophies often treat metaphysics as a petrified relic of the past, and hold that future progress requires an ever further abandonment of all claims to discuss reality in itself. Guerrilla Metaphysics makes the opposite assertion, challenging the dominant "philosophy of access" (both continental and analytic) that remains quarantined in discussions of language, perception, or literary texts. Philosophy needs a fresh resurgence of the things themselves—not merely the words or appearances themselves. Once these themes are adapted to the needs of an object-oriented philosophy, what emerges is a brand new type of metaphysics—a "guerrilla metaphysics."
Urth: Book of the New Sun
Author: Gene Wolfe
Publisher: Hachette UK
Severian the Torturer continues his epic journey across the lands of Urth, carrying with him the Claw of the Conciliator and the great sword, Terminus Est. All his travels are leading towards a destiny that he dare not refuse . . . Winner of the John W. Campbell Award for best novel, 1984
Author: AJ Cronin
Publisher: Rosetta Books
A groundbreaking novel of its time and a National Book Award winner: “[A] fine, honest, and moving a study of a young doctor” (Atlantic Monthly). The Citadel follows the life of Andrew Manson, a young and idealistic Scottish doctor, as he navigates the challenges of practicing medicine across interwar Wales and England. Based on A.J. Cronin’s own experiences as a physician, this book boldly confronts traditional medical ethics, and has been noted as one of the inspirations for the formation of the National Health Service. This story has been adapted into several successful film, radio, and television productions around the world, including the Oscar-nominated 1938 film starring Robert Donat, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Richardson, and Rex Harrison. “One of the most popular authors in the English speaking world.” —The New York Times
Reprinted Entire, from the Last London Edition
Author: Thomas Arnold
The Dark Citadel Books 1-3
Author: Michael Wallace
Publisher: Balsalom Publishing
The Dark Citadel: When a dark wizard takes control of Balsalom and forces young queen Kallia into marriage, slave boy Darik bands with griffin riders and knights to defend their city. The Free Kingdoms: The Dark Wizard marches against the Free Kingdoms while a wizard, warrior prince, and a freed slave boy mount a heroic defense. A young queen struggles behind enemy lines to keep her city free from the enemy's grasp. The Golden Griffin: The dark wizard's dragons attack the griffin riders in their aeries. With her father dead, the young leader of the griffin riders must venture into the northern wilds to tame the powerful and elusive golden griffin. If she fails, her people will be scattered and destroyed. The first three volumes of The Dark Citadel fantasy series by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Michael Wallace. Key words: sword, fantasy, epic fantasy, wizard, magic, griffins, dragon.
The World Deceived : Homer's Guide to Pergamum: Resolve an Ancient Mystery at Bergama and Truva in Western Turkey
Author: John Lascelles
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Bergama (Turkey)
The Greeks deceived the Romans about the site of Troy and time of the Trojan War to save their people from blood feud, revenge and genocide. Scholars have fallen victim to this deception after the fall of the Roman Empire had removed its purpose. These insights come from over 30 years of study of ancient history and the problem of Troy. Historians and archaeologists are wasting time and resources in seeking Troy in the wrong place and time. Controversy boiled over into fisticuffs at a symposium in February 2002 at Germany's Tubingen University. Professor Frank Kolb led a team contesting the interpretation of findings by Professor Manfred Korfmann at the supposed location of Troy at Hisarlik in Turkey. Korfmann presented his views with computer-generated reconstructions in a BBC-TV Documentary produced by Aidan Laverty. I propose that Homer's acropolis of Ilios became the famous Acropolis of Pergamum when reoccupied by the Attalid dynasty from 281-133 BC. Troy, the lower town, was located at the citadel hill of Musalla Mesarik rising from the oldest part of the town of Bergama in Turkey. Bergama is the Turkish corruption of the Greek name Pergamon. The Attalid dynasty of Hellenistic times rebuilt on the Acropolis Ilios. They began at the highest level of the Trojan Acropolis, called Pergamos in Homer's Iliad. Disappointed with his small "Troy" at Hisarlik, Heinrich Schliemann toured the Troad to seek another site to fit. He turned north from Edremit. Had he set eyes on Pergamum, he could have found the real Ilios and Troy only 75 miles away from his false "Troy." Archaeology struggles to defend his identification. Pergamum is the greatest acropolis east of the Aegean Sea. Only Acrocorinth to the west of the Sea rivals its size. I show that ordinary tourists can find every feature around Bergama that Homer mentions in the Iliad and Odyssey.
From the Earliest State to the Death of Alexander the Great ; to which is Added a Summary Account of the Affairs of Greece, from that Period to the Sacking of Constantinople by the Othomans
Author: Oliver Goldsmith
Beiträge zur byzantinischen Geschichte und Kultur
Author: Lars M. Hoffmann,Anuscha Monchizadeh
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
Die Byzantiner selbst, wie auch die meisten Wissenschaftler, die sich heute mit byzantinischen Themen befassen, setzten in der Regel die Hauptstadt Konstantinopel in den Mittelpunkt ihrer Betrachtungen. Denn dort spielten sich die wichtigsten Ereignisse ab, uber die die bekannten Geschichtsschreiber berichteten, dort wurde das gultige weltliche und kirchliche Recht festgeschrieben, vornehmlich dort wurden neue Stilrichtungen in Literatur, Baukunst und Malerei entwickelt. Dagegen schenkte man der byzantinischen Provinz weit weniger Beachtung, obwohl die poltische Ereignisgeschichte gerade in den eher ungeschutzten Regionen ihre tiefen Spuren hinterliess. Die Beitrage dieses Bandes befassen sich daher in besonderer Weise mit den historischen und kulturellen Entwicklungen ausserhalb Konstantinopels und - sofern sich das nachvollziehen lasst - mit deren Ruckfluss in das politische Zentrum. Dabei beschrankt sich der Blick nicht nur auf das byzantinische Staatsgebiet. Vielmehr werden auch die Nachbarregionen und -volker, soweit sie unter dem kulturellen Einfluss von Byzanz stehen, mit einbezogen.
The War for the Holy Land
Author: Thomas Asbridge
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In the eleventh century, a vast Christian army, summoned to holy war by the pope, rampaged through the Muslim world of the eastern Mediterranean, seizing possession of Jerusalem, a city revered by both faiths. Over the two hundred years that followed this First Crusade, Islam and the West fought for dominion of the Holy Land, clashing in a succession of chillingly brutal wars, both firm in the belief that they were at God's work. For the first time, this book tells the story of this epic struggle from the perspective of both Christians and Muslims, reconstructing the experiences and attitudes of those on either side of the conflict. Mixing pulsing narrative and piercing insight, it exposes the full horror, passion and barbaric grandeur of the crusading era. One of the world's foremost authorities on the subject, Thomas Asbridge offers a vivid and penetrating history of the crusades, setting a new standard for modern scholarship. Drawing upon painstaking original research and an intimate knowledge of the Near East, he uncovers what drove Muslims and Christians alike to embrace the ideals of jihad and crusade, revealing how these holy wars reshaped the medieval world and why they continue to echo in human memory to this day.
Author: Kate Mosse
Publisher: Harper Collins
Combining the rugged action of Labyrinth with the haunting mystery of Sepulchre, #1 bestselling author Kate Mosse’s eagerly awaited Citadel is a mesmerizing World War II story of daring and courage, in which a group of determined women fighting for the French Resistance risk their lives to save their homeland . . . and protect astonishing secrets buried in time. France, 1942. In Carcassonne, a colorful historic village nestled deep in the Pyrenees, a group of courageous women are engaged in a lethal battle. Like their ancestors who fought to protect their land from Northern invaders seven hundred years before, these members of the resistance—codenamed Citadel—fight to liberate their home from the Nazis. But smuggling refugees over the mountains into neutral territory and sabotaging their German occupiers at every opportunity is only part of their mission. These women must also protect an ancient secret that, if discovered by their ruthless enemies, could change the course of history. A superb blend of rugged action and haunting mystery, Citadel is a vivid and richly atmospheric story of love, faith, heroism, and danger—and a group of extraordinary women who dare the impossible to survive.
Explaining the Obscure Places in Classic Authors ... Also an Account of Their Navigations, Arts and Sciences, and the Inventors of Them; with the Lives and Opinions of Their Philosophers
Author: Pierre Danet
Category: Classical dictionaries
Author: Sir H. A. R. Gibb
Publisher: Brill Archive
from the earliest accounts to the present time
Author: George Sale,George Psalmanazar,Archibald Bower,George Shelvocke,John Campbell,John Swinton