Die Herrin der Kelten

Breaca, die junge und mutige Keltenprinzessin lernt den keltischen Kriegsherrn Caradoc im Kampf gegen die übermächtigen Römer lieben.

Author: Manda Scott

Publisher:

ISBN: 3442357950

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Breaca, die junge und mutige Keltenprinzessin lernt den keltischen Kriegsherrn Caradoc im Kampf gegen die übermächtigen Römer lieben. Doch ihr Halbbruder B n, der von den Römern entführt wird, will Rache nehmen an seinem Feind Caradoc.

Byzantium

Byzantium. The name evokes grandeur and exoticism--gold, cunning, and complexity. In this unique book, Judith Herrin unveils the riches of a quite different civilization.

Author: Judith Herrin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691143699

Category: History

Page: 416

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Byzantium. The name evokes grandeur and exoticism--gold, cunning, and complexity. In this unique book, Judith Herrin unveils the riches of a quite different civilization. Avoiding a standard chronological account of the Byzantine Empire's millennium--long history, she identifies the fundamental questions about Byzantium--what it was, and what special significance it holds for us today. Bringing the latest scholarship to a general audience in accessible prose, Herrin focuses each short chapter around a representative theme, event, monument, or historical figure, and examines it within the full sweep of Byzantine history--from the foundation of Constantinople, the magnificent capital city built by Constantine the Great, to its capture by the Ottoman Turks. She argues that Byzantium's crucial role as the eastern defender of Christendom against Muslim expansion during the early Middle Ages made Europe--and the modern Western world--possible. Herrin captivates us with her discussions of all facets of Byzantine culture and society. She walks us through the complex ceremonies of the imperial court. She describes the transcendent beauty and power of the church of Hagia Sophia, as well as chariot races, monastic spirituality, diplomacy, and literature. She reveals the fascinating worlds of military usurpers and ascetics, eunuchs and courtesans, and artisans who fashioned the silks, icons, ivories, and mosaics so readily associated with Byzantine art. An innovative history written by one of our foremost scholars, Byzantium reveals this great civilization's rise to military and cultural supremacy, its spectacular destruction by the Fourth Crusade, and its revival and final conquest in 1453.

Ravenna

The book offers a fresh account of the waning of Rome, the Gothic and Lombard invasions, the rise of Islam and the devastating divisions within Christianity.

Author: Judith Herrin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691153438

Category: History

Page: 576

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A riveting history of the city that led the West out of the ruins of the Roman Empire At the end of the fourth century, as the power of Rome faded and Constantinople became the seat of empire, a new capital city was rising in the West. Here, in Ravenna on the coast of Italy, Arian Goths and Catholic Romans competed to produce an unrivaled concentration of buildings and astonishing mosaics. For three centuries, the city attracted scholars, lawyers, craftsmen, and religious luminaries, becoming a true cultural and political capital. Bringing this extraordinary history marvelously to life, Judith Herrin rewrites the history of East and West in the Mediterranean world before the rise of Islam and shows how, thanks to Byzantine influence, Ravenna played a crucial role in the development of medieval Christendom. Drawing on deep, original research, Herrin tells the personal stories of Ravenna while setting them in a sweeping synthesis of Mediterranean and Christian history. She narrates the lives of the Empress Galla Placidia and the Gothic king Theoderic and describes the achievements of an amazing cosmographer and a doctor who revived Greek medical knowledge in Italy, demolishing the idea that the West just descended into the medieval "Dark Ages." Beautifully illustrated and drawing on the latest archaeological findings, this monumental book provides a bold new interpretation of Ravenna's lasting influence on the culture of Europe and the West.

Women in Purple

Through these three extraordinary women, Herrin will introduce a wide public to this important yet neglected period. It is time for a new Byzantium to emerge, and this book is a very good step in that direction.

Author: Judith Herrin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691117805

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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Three empresses of Byzantium in the eighth and ninth centuries--Irene, Euphrosyne, and Theodora--take center stage in this fascinating account of female power in the Eastern Roman Empire.

Herrin

A preference that ensures a life of service and sexual slavery for her hapless guest. Exotic female led fiction from Maurice Huysman.

Author: Maurice Huysman

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9780359816095

Category: Fiction

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In a distant future, a Federation space-craft on a diplomatic mission crash lands on an uncharted alien world. The crafts second male survivor will soon discover that he is neither alone nor the only inhabitant from earth on the planet. Unfortunately for him, the female scientist who made a similar crash landing many years before, has a vested interest in keeping his presence there to herself and far prefers to “rule in hell, than to serve in heaven”. A preference that ensures a life of service and sexual slavery for her hapless guest. Exotic female led fiction from Maurice Huysman.

The Herrin Massacre of 1922

This book tells the cruel truth behind the story that the coal industry tried to suppress and that Herrin wants to forget.

Author: Greg Bailey

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476681719

Category: History

Page: 178

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In 1922, a coal miner strike spread across the United States, swallowing the heavily-unionized mining town of Herrin, Illinois. When the owner of the town's local mine hired non-union workers to break the strike, violent conflict broke out between the strikebreakers and unionized miners, who were all heavily armed. When strikebreakers surrendered and were promised safe passage home, the unionized miners began executing them before large, cheering crowds. This book tells the cruel truth behind the story that the coal industry tried to suppress and that Herrin wants to forget. A thorough account of the massacre and its aftermath, this book sets a heartland tragedy against the rise and decline of the coal industry.

Die Herrin der Raben

Der junge Artor vereint in sich zwei Traditionen: die Linie der römisch-britannischen Kaiser, Erbe seines Vaters Uther, und die der keltisch-magischen Herrschaft, die über seine Mutter Igraine, die Herrin vom See, auf ihn gekommen ist.

Author: Diana L. Paxson

Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Lübbe Hardcover)

ISBN: 3785720416

Category: Fiction

Page: 287

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Der junge Artor vereint in sich zwei Traditionen: die Linie der römisch-britannischen Kaiser, Erbe seines Vaters Uther, und die der keltisch-magischen Herrschaft, die über seine Mutter Igraine, die Herrin vom See, auf ihn gekommen ist. Durch ein uraltes Schwert, in dem die Seele eines Gottes wohnt, hat er sich als König erwiesen; nun ist es an ihm, sein Königtum zu behaupten. Dabei muss Artor sich nicht nur der verschiedenen Kleinkönige Britanniens erwehren, die mit dem Zerfall der römischen Herrschaft an die Macht gekommen sind, sondern auch der Barbaren von jenseits des Meeres. Einer von ihnen ist der junge Oesc, der Enkel Hengests der Eroberers. Aufgewachsen im Land der Jüten, wird er eines Tages von seinem Vater Octha aufgesucht, den er längst tot geglaubt hat. Der kluge Heerführer weiß, dass die Zeit seines Stammes in Germanien zu Ende geht. Die einzige Hoffnung liegt in der sagenhaften Insel Britannien. Oesc sieht das neue Land mit den unschuldigen Augen eines Kindes. Als politisches Pfand, als Geisel, gelangt er nach Londinium, an den Hof des verhassten Königs der Briten. Doch bald muss er feststellen, dass ihn mit Artor mehr verbindet, als er geglaubt hat. Denn sie beide müssen sich mit einem schweren Erbe auseinandersetzen, und beide müssen sie Frieden schließen mit dem Land, über das sie zu Herrschern gemacht worden sind. So erwächst aus Respekt allmählich Freundschaft. Doch dann wird Oesc zum Spielball der politischen Kräfte und sieht sich auf der Seite derer wieder, die gegen Artor in den Krieg ziehen ...

Herrin

Author: Walter Bloem

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU50339753

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Herrin

Author: Friedrich Spielhagen

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ISBN: OXFORD:N11235848

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Page: 306

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Herrin

Scrapbooks of articles he clipped on national coverage of the Herrin Massacre of 1922. Various locations, including the Chicago History Museum and University of Illinois. Parks, Nannie Gray. “The Story of Williamson County One Hundred ...

Author: John Griswold

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625843197

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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Herrin, Illinois, has seen many dramatic events unfold in the nearly two hundred years since it was a bell-shaped prairie on the frontier. Now, Herrin native John Griswold, a writer and teacher at the University of Illinois, provides the first comprehensive history of this most American city, a place that in its time became not just a melting pot, but a cauldron. Discover why the coal was so good in the “Quality Circle” and what happened to the boom that followed its discovery. Explore the roots of the vicious Herrin Massacre of 1922 and learn why the entire nation has focused its gaze on this small Midwestern city so many times. Incorporating the most recent scholarship, interviews, and classic histories and narratives, this brief and entertaining history is illustrated with more than seventy-five archival photos that help tell this important American story.

Singletary Herrin Arthur s Book

Herrin, Charlotte, 186, 191, 195 Herrin, Daniel, 169, 185 Herrin, Deloris, 194 Herrin, Dorothy, 193 Herrin, Enoch, 182 Herrin, Evelyn, 194 Herrin, Gladys L., 193 Herrin, Heron “Mack,” 182-83 Herrin, Hiram, 184, 186 Herrin, Hiram J., ...

Author: Arthur and Nancy Singletary

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479763993

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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as recently as November 2010 before he went into intensive care in December under respiratory distress. He passed away on January 7,2011, a result of Agent Orange exposure many years ago in Vietnam. When his wife, Nancy, found his family history files, she knew he would want them published for posterity. This book is the result.