Making Ireland British

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Nicholas P Canny
Making Ireland British

This is the first comprehensive study of all the plantations that were attempted in Ireland during the years 1580-1650 It examines the arguments advanced by successive political figures for a plantation policy, and the responses which this policy elicited from different segments of the population in Ireland The book opens with an analysis of the complete works of Edmund Spenser who was the most articulate ideologue for plantation The author argues that all subsequent advocates of plantation, ranging from King James VI and I, to Strafford, to Oliver Cromwell, were guided by Spenser’s opinions, and that discrepancies between plantation in theory and practice were measured against this yardstick The book culminates with a close analysis of the 1641 insurrection throughout Ireland, which, it is argued, steeled Cromwell to engage in one last effort to make Ireland British

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Josef W Meri
Medieval Islamic Civilization: An Encyclopedia

Medieval Islamic Civilization examines the socio-cultural history of the regions where Islam took hold between the seventh and sixteenth century This important two-volume work contains over 700 alphabetically arranged entries, contributed and signed by international scholars and experts in fields such as Arabic languages, Arabic literature, architecture, art history, history, history of science, Islamic arts, Islamic studies, Middle Eastern studies, Near Eastern studies, politics, religion, Semitic studies, theology, and more This reference provides an exhaustive and vivid portrait of Islamic civilization including the many scientific, artistic, and religious developments as well as all aspects of daily life and culture

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Thomas Beckett
The Hittites: Discover the Lost Empire: Everything You Need To Know About The Hittites Of The Ancient World

Are you fascinated by ancient peoples? Do you want to understand the ancient Hittite civilization?

If so, Thomas Beckett’s The Hittites – The Lost Empire: Everything You Need To Know About The Hittites Of The Ancient World is the book for you!

Inside, you’ll discover:

The mysterious origin of the Hittites

A timeline of the three Hittite kingdoms

The lives of influential Hittite kings and queens

The impacts of religion on the Hittite’s daily life

The role of women in Hittite society

Hittite scientific contributions

and so much more!

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Clifford Ando
Imperial Rome AD 193 to 284 the critical century

“The Roman empire during the period framed by the accession of Septimus Severus in AD 193 and the rise of Diocletian in 284 has conventionally been regarded as one of crisis Between 235 and 284, at least eighteen men held the throne of the empire, for an average of less than three years, a reckoning that does not take into account all the relatives and lieutenants with whom those men shared power Compared to the century between the accession of Nerva and the death of Commodus, this is a period of striking volatility The middle of the century also witnessed catastrophic, if temporary, ruptures in the territorial integrity of the empire Large portions of the eastern and western halves of the empire passed under the control of powers and principalities who assumed the mantle of Roman government and exercised meaningful and legitimate power over millions Even those regions that remained Roman were subjected to deprivation and pillage by invading armies The Roman peace, which had become in the last instance the justification for empire, had been shattered Clifford Ando describes and integrates the contrasting histories of different parts of the empire and assesses the impacts of administrative, political and religious change ” – Back Cover Read more…
Abstract: “The Roman empire during the period framed by the accession of Septimus Severus in AD 193 and the rise of Diocletian in 284 has conventionally been regarded as one of crisis Between 235 and 284, at least eighteen men held the throne of the empire, for an average of less than three years, a reckoning that does not take into account all the relatives and lieutenants with whom those men shared power Compared to the century between the accession of Nerva and the death of Commodus, this is a period of striking volatility The middle of the century also witnessed catastrophic, if temporary, ruptures in the territorial integrity of the empire Large portions of the eastern and western halves of the empire passed under the control of powers and principalities who assumed the mantle of Roman government and exercised meaningful and legitimate power over millions Even those regions that remained Roman were subjected to deprivation and pillage by invading armies The Roman peace, which had become in the last instance the justification for empire, had been shattered Clifford Ando describes and integrates the contrasting histories of different parts of the empire and assesses the impacts of administrative, political and religious change ”

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Thomas Beckett
Sparta: The Ultimate Greek Warriors: Everything You Need To Know About the Spartan Civilization

This is Sparta!

Are you ready to enter the fascinating world of Ancient Greece? Do you want to understand the unique warrior culture of the famous Spartans? Would you like to live like a Spartan?

If so, you must read The History of Sparta! Inside this amazing book, you’ll discover the military culture of this iconic city-state By exploring the culture, society, politics, and conflicts of the Spartans, you can gain a new understanding of this noble tribe You can even apply these lessons to your modern life!