Chad history books

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Before and after Waterloo - Edward Stanley

James Mackintosh - A Discourse on the Study of the Law of Nature and Nations artwork A Discourse on the Study of the Law of Nature and Nations
James Mackintosh
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a social history book. These and many other causes conspired to unite the nations of Europe in a more intimate connexion and a more constant intercourse, and of consequence made the regulation of their intercourse more necessary, and the law that was to govern it more important. In proportion as they approached to the condition of provinces of the same empire, it became almost as essential that Europe should have a precise and comprehensive code of the law of nations, as that each country should have a system of municipal law.


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A Discourse on the Study of the Law of Nature and Nations - James Mackintosh

Sun Tzu - The Art of War artwork The Art of War
Sun Tzu
Genre: Military
Publish Date: 04 October 2010
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It has been the most famous and influential of China's Seven Military Classics, and for the last two thousand years it remained the most important military treatise in Asia, where even the common people knew it by name. It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond.


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The Art of War - Sun Tzu

André-Daniel Laffon de Ladébat - Discours sur la nécessité et les moyens de détruire l'esclavage dans les colonies artwork Discours sur la nécessité et les moyens de détruire l'esclavage dans les colonies
André-Daniel Laffon de Ladébat
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1828
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Montesquieu a consacré un livre entier de l'Esprit des Lois à traiter des esclaves et des affranchis. Il a prouvé combien l'esclavage est contraire aux principes de la morale naturelle. Plusieurs auteurs ont peint avec énergie les horreurs de l'esclavage et les détails affreux du commerce des Nègres. Une société nombreuse s'est formée pour anéantir ce commerce et cet esclavage. Des habitants éclairés et sensibles désirent un changement.


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Discours sur la nécessité et les moyens de détruire l'esclavage dans les colonies - André-Daniel Laffon de Ladébat

Gabriel Sagard - L'histoire du Canada artwork L'histoire du Canada
Gabriel Sagard
Genre: Americas
Publish Date: 31 December 1635
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Où est amplement traicté des choses principales arrivées dans le pays depuis l'an 1615 jusques à la prise qui en a esté faicte par les Anglois. Des biens & commoditez qu'on en peut esperer. Des moeurs, ceremonies, creance, loix, & coustumes merveilleuses de ses habitans. De la conversion & baptesme de plusieurs, & des moyens necessaires pour les amener à la cognoissance de Dieu. L'entretien ordinaire de nos Mariniers, & autres particularités qui se remarquent en la suite de l'histoire.


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L'histoire du Canada - Gabriel Sagard

Pierre-Louis Roederer - L'esprit de la révolution de 1789 artwork L'esprit de la révolution de 1789
Pierre-Louis Roederer
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1834
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Lorsque j'eus l'honneur de présenter à V. A. R. mon ouvrage concernant Louis XII et François Ier, vous daignâtes me parler des difficultés que vous rencontriez dans la recherche des actes essentiels de la révolution, dont vous vouliez instruire vous-même vos enfans. Je vous demandai la permission de mettre sous vos yeux, Monseigneur, un travail dans lequel je croyais les avoir complètement rassemblés; où ils étaient classés par ordre de matières, et pour chaque matière par ordre de dates. Vous voulûtes bien acquiescer à ma demande. Depuis ce moment j'ai essayé à plusieurs reprises de rendre cet ouvrage moins indigne de vous être offert; mais inutilement: l'âge du travail est passé pour moi.


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L'esprit de la révolution de 1789 - Pierre-Louis Roederer

Georges Jacques Danton - Discours Civiques de Danton artwork Discours Civiques de Danton
Georges Jacques Danton
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 04 April 1794
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Voici le seul orateur populaire de la Révolution. De tous ceux qui, à la Constituante, à la Législative ou à la Convention, ont occupé la tribune et mérité le laurier de l'éloquence, Danton est le seul dont la parole trouva un écho dans la rue et dans le coeur du peuple. C'est véritablement l'homme de la parole révolutionnaire, de la parole d'insurrection. Que l'éloquence noblement ordonnée d'un Mirabeau et les discours froids et électriques d'un Robespierre, soient davantage prisés que les harangues hagardes et tonnantes de Danton, c'est là un phénomène qui ne saurait rien avoir de surprenant. Si les deux premiers de ces orateurs ont pu léguer à la postérité des discours qui demeurent le testament politique d'une époque, c'est qu'ils furent rédigés pour cette postérité qui les accueille. Pour Danton rien de pareil. S'il atteste quelquefois cette postérité, qui oublie en lui l'orateur pour le meneur, c'est par pur effet oratoire, parce qu'il se souvient, lui aussi, des classiques dont il est nourri, et ce n'est qu'un incident rare. Ce n'est pas à cela qu'il prétend. Il ne sait point 'prévoir la gloire de si loin'.


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Discours Civiques de Danton - Georges Jacques Danton

John Fiske - The American Revolution artwork The American Revolution
John Fiske
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 03 September 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The struggle by which the Thirteen Colonies on the Atlantic seaboard of North America won independence from Great Britain and became the United States. It is also called the American War of Independence. This book describes the causes and the history of the war.


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The American Revolution - John Fiske

René Desgenettes - Histoire Médicale de l'Armée d'Orient artwork Histoire Médicale de l'Armée d'Orient
René Desgenettes
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1836
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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Histoire Médicale de l'Armée d'Orient - René Desgenettes

King of Prussia Frederick II - Correspondance de Voltaire avec le roi de Prusse artwork Correspondance de Voltaire avec le roi de Prusse
King of Prussia Frederick II
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 16 August 1786
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

On ne l'a pas assez remarqué, parce que Voltaire a tant fait, tant écrit; son activité s'est déployée de tant de côtés qu'on ne saurait prendre garde à tout, et qu'il est difficile d'attacher à chacune de ses œuvres une importance suffisante. Ainsi en est-il de la correspondance de Voltaire avec le grand Frédéric et encore avec Catherine II.


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Correspondance de Voltaire avec le roi de Prusse - King of Prussia Frederick II

Napoléon Bonaparte - Oeuvres de Napoléon Bonaparte, Tome I. artwork Oeuvres de Napoléon Bonaparte, Tome I.
Napoléon Bonaparte
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 04 May 1821
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Extrait: Depuis Bonifacio au cap Corse, depuis Ajaccio à Bastia, ce n'est qu'un chorus d'imprécations contre vous. Vos amis se cachent, vos parens vous désavouent, et le sage même, qui ne se laisse jamais maîtriser par l'opinion populaire, est entraîné cette fois par l'effervescence générale. Qu'avez-vous donc fait? Quels sont donc les délits qui puissent justifier une indignation si universelle, un abandon si complet? C'est, monsieur, ce que je me plais à rechercher, en m'éclairant avec vous. L'histoire de votre vie, depuis au moins que vous vous êtes lancé sur le théâtre des affaires, est connue. Ses principaux traits en sont tracés ici en lettres de sang. Cependant, il est des détails plus ignorés: je pourrais alors me tromper; mais je compte sur votre indulgence et espère dans vos renseignemens.


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Oeuvres de Napoléon Bonaparte, Tome I. - Napoléon Bonaparte

Edward Gibbon - History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire artwork History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Volume 5
Edward Gibbon
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 31 December 1775
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

They take as their material the behaviour and decisions that led to the decay and eventual fall of the Roman Empire in the East and West, offering an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell.


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History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Edward Gibbon

Adam Smith - An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations artwork An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
Adam Smith
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1789
Publisher: Public Domain
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He remembered how it had seemed to him to him, a priest sweet to die if he might die clasping unrebuked this woman in his arms. The blood throbbed in his temples as he recalled the wild thoughts that had swirled in a mad throng through his brain in those moments which had seemed like hours; the blood throbbed, too, in his wounded arm, so that a groan forced itself through his parched lips. He was constantly throwing himself to and fro as if to escape from some teasing thought, always to be by the sharp pang in his wound brought to a sense of his condition. The whole night passed in an agony of mind and body.


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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations - Adam Smith

King of England Henry VIII - The Love Letters of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn artwork The Love Letters of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn
King of England Henry VIII
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1546
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

These letters are really a must read. They are short and really important to history. Henry VIII hated writing letters with a passion, and here he is writing to Anne, often signing "your loving Sovereign and friend":). This can be treated as the short essays of history.


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The Love Letters of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn - King of England Henry VIII

Napoléon Bonaparte - Oeuvres de Napoléon Bonaparte, Tome IV. artwork Oeuvres de Napoléon Bonaparte, Tome IV.
Napoléon Bonaparte
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 04 May 1821
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Extrait: La paix a été conclue à Presbourg et ratifiée à Vienne entre moi et l'empereur d'Autriche. Je voulais, dans une séance solennelle, vous en faire connaître moi-même les conditions; mais ayant depuis long-temps arrêté, avec le roi de Bavière, le mariage de mon fils le prince Eugène, avec la princesse Augusta, sa fille, et me trouvant à Munich au moment où la célébration du mariage devait avoir lieu, je n'ai pu résister au plaisir d'unir moi-même les jeunes époux qui sont tous deux le modèle de leur sexe. Je suis, d'ailleurs, bien aise de donner à la maison royale de Bavière, et à ce brave peuple bavarois, qui, dans cette circonstance, m'a rendu tant de services et montré tant d'amitié, et dont tes ancêtres furent constamment unis de politique et de coeurs à la France, cette preuve de ma considération et de mon estime particulière.


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Oeuvres de Napoléon Bonaparte, Tome IV. - Napoléon Bonaparte

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Poems on Slavery artwork Poems on Slavery
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Genre: Americas
Publish Date: 03 September 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book contains a collection of books, pamphlets, serials and other works about the Americas, from the time of their discovery to the early 1900s. Sabin Americana is rich in original accounts of discovery and exploration, pioneering and westward expansion, the U.S. Civil War and other military actions, Native Americans, slavery and abolition, religious history and more. Sabin Americana offers an up-close perspective on life in the western hemisphere, encompassing the arrival of the Europeans on the shores of North America in the late 15th century to the first decades of the 20th century. Covering a span of over 400 years in North, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean, this collection highlights the society, politics, religious beliefs, culture, contemporary opinions and momentous events of the time.


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Poems on Slavery - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Unknown - Lettre artwork Lettre
Unknown
Genre: History
Publish Date: 20 October 1803
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Alberto Fortis, écrivain, naturaliste et cartographe italien, décrit de manière très détaillée, les us, coutumes et origines des Morlaques, ou Monténégrins. Cette lettre au Comte de Bute a été publiée en 1778.


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Lettre - Unknown

Eugène Sue - Les mystères du peuple, Tome III artwork Les mystères du peuple, Tome III
Eugène Sue
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1856
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Le ton de cette immense fresque historique et politique en seize volumes est donné par son exergue : «Il n’est pas une réforme religieuse, politique ou sociale, que nos pères n’aient été forcés de conquérir de siècle en siècle, au prix de leur sang, par l’insurrection. » Les Mystères du peuple est l'histoire rétrospective, de 57 avant Jésus-Christ à 1851, de la famille Lebrenn. À la veille de la conquête de la petite Bretagne par César, cette famille vit paisiblement près des pierres de Karnak. La défaite de la bataille de Vannes marque le début de la servitude pour les descendants de Joel, le brenn (chef) de la tribu de Karnak. À l'esclavage imposé par les Romains, succède l'oppression physique exercée par les Franks puis la domination morale exercée par l'Église qui prône que ceux qui souffrent dans ce bas monde seront récompensés dans les cieux. Au fil de l'Histoire chaque représentant de cette famille devra affronter un nouvel oppresseur pour reconquérir la liberté originelle de ses ancêtres.


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Les mystères du peuple, Tome III - Eugène Sue

Pierre-Louis Roederer - Conséquences du système de cour établi sous François 1er artwork Conséquences du système de cour établi sous François 1er
Pierre-Louis Roederer
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1834
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

On répète souvent cette conclusion du jugement porté par Anquetil sur François Ier: 'Ses défauts n'ont affligé que son siècle, et nous jouissons des fruits de ses bonnes qualités'. Anquetil et la plupart de ses lecteurs se sont persuadé que cette conclusion caractérisait un règne dont la probité interdit l'éloge, et pour lequel néanmoins la sévérité paraît difficile, ne fût-ce que par le défaut d'exemples qui y disposent. On se flatte bonnement de satisfaire la justice, en avouant d'abord que ce règne a été une calamité pour la partie du seizième siècle à laquelle il s'étend, et en avançant ensuite qu'il a jeté dans la nation des semences de bien dont les siècles suivants ont opéré le développement, et auxquelles nous devons aujourd'hui de douces et nobles jouissances. Quand j'ai parlé de cette opinion à la fin de mon Mémoire concernant François Ier, j'ai craint d'en trop dire; je vois, par les observations qui m'ont été faites, que je n'ai point dit assez, et je reprends la récapitulation de quelques parties de ce règne. Quels furent donc les défauts et les bonnes qualités de François Ier, quelles furent les calamités dont ses défauts affligèrent son siècle, et quelles sont les jouissances que nous devons à ses bonnes qualités? 'Ce prince, dit Anquetil, était indiscret jusqu'à l'imprudence, léger, imprévoyant. Il fit des femmes de sa cour des objets de scandale. Il avait l'amour du luxe et des plaisirs: voilà ses défauts. Les fêtes, les spectacles, le faste de sa cour lui coûtaient autant que la guerre; ses guerres et ses négociations furent toutes aussi malheureuses les unes que les autres: voilà ses fautes'. En revanche, dit toujours Anquetil, il était affable, éloquent, loyal; il aimait les sciences; il affectionnait et honorait les savants; il avait des mœurs douces et polies: telles furent ses bonnes qualités. La politesse de sa cour, à laquelle nous devons la douceur et l'élégance de mœurs qui fixent sur la France les regards charmés des étrangers; la restauration des lettres, l'essor qu'elles ont pris, la hauteur où notre littérature s'est élevée et se soutient depuis près de deux siècles; tels sont, selon Anquetil, les heureux fruits de ses bonnes qualités, dont nous jouissons'.


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Conséquences du système de cour établi sous François 1er - Pierre-Louis Roederer

Th. Piroli & P. Piranesi - Antiquités d’Herculanum artwork Antiquités d’Herculanum
Th. Piroli & P. Piranesi
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 31 December 1823
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Tommaso Piroli offre dans cet ouvrage publié en 1804, 48 gravures à l’eau forte, reproductions de peintures découvertes sur le site d’Herculanum (ou Resina). Chaque planche est accompagnée d’une explication et d’une interprétation mythologique du sujet.


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Antiquités d’Herculanum - Th. Piroli & P. Piranesi

Napoléon Bonaparte - Oeuvres de Napoléon Bonaparte, Tome III. artwork Oeuvres de Napoléon Bonaparte, Tome III.
Napoléon Bonaparte
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 04 May 1821
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Extrait: Nous nous sommes emparés de Caïffa, où nous avons trouvé des magasins de coton et trois mille quintaux de blé, prise d'autant meilleure, que ce blé était destiné à l'approvisionnement de l'escadre qui bloque Alexandrie. Le capitaine Smith, avec deux vaisseaux de guerre anglais, est arrivé d'Alexandrie à Saint-Jean d'Acre: ainsi, si notre flottille arrivait, vous feriez débarquer promptement les denrées, vous feriez entrer dans la rade les bâtimens, tels que la Fortune, qui pourraient y entrer, et vous renverriez sur-le-champ les autres prendre leur station à Damiette.


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Oeuvres de Napoléon Bonaparte, Tome III. - Napoléon Bonaparte

Pierre Alexandre Édouard Fleury de Chaboulon - Les Cent Jours (1/2) artwork Les Cent Jours (1/2)
Pierre Alexandre Édouard Fleury de Chaboulon
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1834
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

La révolution du 20 mars formera, sans doute, l'épisode le plus remarquable de la vie de Napoléon, déjà si féconde en événemens surnaturels. Mon intention n'a point été d'en écrire l'histoire: cette noble tâche est au-dessus de mes forces; j'ai voulu seulement mettre Napoléon en scène, et opposer ses paroles, ses actions et la vérité, aux assertions erronées de quelques historiens, aux mensonges de l'esprit de parti et aux outrages de ces écrivains de circonstance habitués à insulter, dans le malheur, ceux qu'ils ont honorés dans la prospérité.


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Les Cent Jours (1/2) - Pierre Alexandre Édouard Fleury de Chaboulon

Anne-Marie de Beaufort d' Hautpoul - Childéric, Roi des Francs, (tome premier) artwork Childéric, Roi des Francs, (tome premier)
Anne-Marie de Beaufort d' Hautpoul
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1836
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Viomade s'est éloigné. Le roi sent déjà des remords, et va réparer ses injustices. Le jour choisi pour la révolte est arrivé. Egidius la commande à la tête des Romains et des Francs. Egésippe doit livrer le roi. Ulric avertit son maître. Les braves se joignent à lui et entraînent Childéric dans la forêt des Ardennes.


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Childéric, Roi des Francs, (tome premier) - Anne-Marie de Beaufort d' Hautpoul

Frederick Douglas How - Oxford artwork Oxford
Frederick Douglas How
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1852
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a history book. For beauty and for romance the first place among all the cities of the United Kingdom must be given to Oxford. There is but one other—Edinburgh—which can lay any serious claim to rival her. Gazing upon Scotland's capital from Arthur's Seat, and dreaming visions of Scotland's wondrous past, it might seem as though the beauty and romance of the scene could not well be surpassed. But there is a certain solemnity, almost amounting to sadness, in both these aspects of the Northern capital which is altogether absent from the sparkling beauty of the city on the Isis, and from the genius of the place. The impression that Oxford makes upon those who, familiar with her from early years, have learnt to know and love her in later life is remarkable. Teeming with much that is ancient, she appears the embodiment of youth and beauty. Exquisite in line, sparkling with light and colour, she seems ever bright and young, while her sons fall into decay and perish'. Alma Mater!' they cry, and love her for her loveliness, till their dim eyes can look on her no more. And this is for the reason that the true lovableness of Oxford cannot be learnt at once. As her charms have grown from age to age, so their real appreciation is gradual. Not that she cannot catch the eye of one who sees her for the first time, and, smiling, hold him captive. This she can do now and then; but even so her new lover has yet to learn her preciousness.


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Oxford - Frederick Douglas How

Th. Piroli & F. P. Piranesi - Antiquités d’Herculanum artwork Antiquités d’Herculanum
Th. Piroli & F. P. Piranesi
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 31 December 1823
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Le quatrième volume des antiquités d’Herculanum gravées par Tommaso Piroli constitue le premier tome consacré aux bronzes, bas-reliefs et bustes. Chaque planche de ce volume, publié en 1805, comporte une explication de S-Ph. Chaudé. Ce volume comprend également une table des matières des thèmes et divinités contenus.


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Antiquités d’Herculanum - Th. Piroli & F. P. Piranesi

Napoléon Bonaparte - Oeuvres de Napoléon Bonaparte, Tome II. artwork Oeuvres de Napoléon Bonaparte, Tome II.
Napoléon Bonaparte
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 04 May 1821
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Extrait: Le ministre de la guerre me demande des renseignemens sur les opérations que l'on pourrait entreprendre si la guerre recommençait. Je pense qu'il faudrait avoir sur le Rhin une armée de douze mille hommes de cavalerie et quatre-vingt mille hommes d'infanterie; avoir un corps faisant le siége de Manheim et masquant les quatre places fortes du Rhin; avoir en Italie quatre-vingt mille hommes d'infanterie et dix mille de cavalerie. La maison d'Autriche, prise entre ces deux feux, serait perdue.


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Oeuvres de Napoléon Bonaparte, Tome II. - Napoléon Bonaparte

Martin Luther - Works of Martin Luther artwork Works of Martin Luther
Martin Luther
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1545
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Luther's writings were now circulated most widely, reaching France, England, and Italy as early as 1519, and students thronged to Wittenberg to hear Luther, who had been joined by Melanchthon in 1518, and now published his shorter commentary on Galatians and his Operationes in Psalmos, while at the same time he received deputations from Italy and from the Utraquists of Bohemia.


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Works of Martin Luther - Martin Luther

Anne-Marie de Beaufort d' Hautpoul - Childéric, Roi des Francs, (tome second) artwork Childéric, Roi des Francs, (tome second)
Anne-Marie de Beaufort d' Hautpoul
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1836
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Rome avoit perdu ses anciennes vertus, et avec elles sa puissance et sa gloire; ses provinces étoient devenues la proie des barbares qui vengeoient les Grecs et les Carthaginois. Parmi ces barbares nommés Goths, Alains, Vandales, on distingue d'abord les Francs (ce nom veut dire indomptable et libre): dès qu'ils se montrent dans histoire, on admire déjà leurs succès, et ce courage au-dessus des revers, maîtrisant partout la fortune.


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Childéric, Roi des Francs, (tome second) - Anne-Marie de Beaufort d' Hautpoul

Alexandre Dumas - Martin Guerre artwork Martin Guerre
Alexandre Dumas
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1564
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Hero of a famous episode in 16th-c. Gascony. A rich peasant returns to his family after a long absence, lives happily with his wife for four years, but is revealed as an impostor by the true Martin Guerre.


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Martin Guerre - Alexandre Dumas

Henry Abbott - The Chief Engineer artwork The Chief Engineer
Henry Abbott
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1849
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a history book. A Chief Engineer (commonly referred to as 'ChEng', 'the Chief' or just 'Chief') is responsible for all operations and maintenance that has to do with any and all engineering equipment throughout the entire ship. Under many jurisdictions the Chief Engineer is of equal rank to the Captain, with responsibility being split between the two posts; the Chief Engineer taking responsibility for engine room and maintenance and the Captain taking responsibility for navigation and deck operations. The Chief Engineer also determines the fuel, lube oil, and other consumables required for a voyage. The duties of a Chief Engineer include: compiling an inventory for spare parts, overseeing the transfer of bunker, lube and slop oil, overseeing all major maintenance, preparing the engine room for inspection by local marine/safety authorities (e.g. U.S. Coast Guard) and is in charge of the engine room during emergency situations. This is the short list of a chief engineer's duties aboard a merchant vessel. The Chief's primary assistant, the first assistant engineer/second engineer, supervises the daily operation of the engine room and engine department and reports directly to the chief. Chief Engineer's licenses are divided into different types for the various types of engine- and power-plant found on ships. These are commonly divided as Steam, covering reciprocating (now almost obsolete) or turbine, and Motor covering Diesel, Diesel-Electric and Gas Turbine. These categories are further divided into power ranges, usually below 3,000kW is an inferior license. Obtaining a Chief Engineer's combined (Steam and Motor) License for unlimited horsepower is, by far, the highest achievement a licensed engineering officer can reach on a merchant vessel. Sailing as chief engineer is an immense undertaking of great responsibility.


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The Chief Engineer - Henry Abbott

Tommaso Piroli & Pietro Piranesi - Antiquités d’Herculanum artwork Antiquités d’Herculanum
Tommaso Piroli & Pietro Piranesi
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 31 December 1823
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Le deuxième tome des reproductions gravées par Tommaso Piroli est consacré, comme le premier tome, aux peintures. Il offre 48 planches reproduisant des œuvres d’égale proportion et trouvées sur le site de Resina (nom italien donné à Herculanum jusqu’en 1969). Chaque planche est accompagnée d’une description et d’une interprétation symbolique.


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Antiquités d’Herculanum - Tommaso Piroli & Pietro Piranesi

Pierre Alexandre Édouard Fleury de Chaboulon - Les Cent Jours (2/2) artwork Les Cent Jours (2/2)
Pierre Alexandre Édouard Fleury de Chaboulon
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1834
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

L'empereur reçut, à la même époque (1er mai), une nouvelle preuve du peu de confiance que méritent les hommes, et de l'horrible facilité avec laquelle ils sacrifient leurs devoirs et leurs sentimens aux calculs de leur cupidité ou de leur ambition.


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Les Cent Jours (2/2) - Pierre Alexandre Édouard Fleury de Chaboulon

Anne-Jean-Marie-René Savary - Mémoires du duc de Rovigo, pour servir à l'histoire de l'empereur Napoléon artwork Mémoires du duc de Rovigo, pour servir à l'histoire de l'empereur Napoléon
Anne-Jean-Marie-René Savary
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1832
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

L'impératrice quitte Paris. —Le roi de Rome refuse de sortir des Tuileries. —Conseil de défense. —Le prince Joseph. —Arrivée du général Dejean. —Encore le duc de Dalberg. —Je reçois ordre de suivre l'impératrice. —M. de Talleyrand. —Ses instances pour se faire autoriser de rester à Paris. —Il n'était donc pas bien sûr de ses trames, ou il avait de bien grandes répugnances pour les Bourbons.


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Mémoires du duc de Rovigo, pour servir à l'histoire de l'empereur Napoléon - Anne-Jean-Marie-René Savary

Benjamin Waterhouse - A Journal of a Young Man of Massachusetts, 2nd ed. artwork A Journal of a Young Man of Massachusetts, 2nd ed.
Benjamin Waterhouse
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1845
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In December 1812, I found a schooner fitting out of Salem as a privateer. She had only four carriage guns and ninety men. By the fifth of January, 1813, she was ready to sail and only wanted some young man to go as assistant surgeon of her. The offer was made to me, when without much reflection or consultation of friends, I stepped on board her in that capacity, with no other ideas than that of a pleasant cruise and making a fortune. With this in view we steered for the coast of Brazil, which we reached about the first of February. Our first land-fall was not the most judicious, for we made the coast in the night, and in the morning found ourselves surrounded with breakers. Fortunately for us a Portuguese schooner was outside of us, and we hoisted out our boat and went on board her and received from her commander and officers directions for clearing ourselves from these dangerous breakers. We were then about sixty miles below Cape St. Roque. The captain of the Portuguese vessel kindly informed us where to get water, in a bay then before us. We had English colours flying, and all this time passed for a British vessel.


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A Journal of a Young Man of Massachusetts, 2nd ed. - Benjamin Waterhouse

Niccolò Machiavelli - History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy artwork History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy
Niccolò Machiavelli
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1526
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Niccolo Machiavelli, the first great Italian historian, and one of the most eminent political writers of any age or country, was born at Florence, May 3, 1469. He was of an old though not wealthy Tuscan family, his father, who was a jurist, dying when Niccolo was sixteen years old. We know nothing of Machiavelli’s youth and little about his studies. He does not seem to have received the usual humanistic education of his time, as he knew no Greek. The first notice of Machiavelli is in 1498 when we find him holding the office of Secretary in the second Chancery of the Signoria, which office he retained till the downfall of the Florentine Republic in 1512. His unusual ability was soon recognized, and in 1500 he was sent on a mission to Louis XII. of France, and afterward on an embassy to Cæsar Borgia, the lord of Romagna, at Urbino. Machiavelli’s report and description of this and subsequent embassies to this prince, shows his undisguised admiration for the courage and cunning of Cæsar, who was a master in the application of the principles afterwards exposed in such a skillful and uncompromising manner by Machiavelli in his Prince.


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History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy - Niccolò Machiavelli

Thomas Carlyle - The French Revolution artwork The French Revolution
Thomas Carlyle
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1788
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book gives an insight of the French Revolution from 1789 to the height of the Reign of Terror (1793–94) and culminates in 1795. Thus it is considered to be an authoritative account of the early course of the Revolution.


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The French Revolution - Thomas Carlyle

Ida Saint-Elme - Mémoires d'une contemporaine artwork Mémoires d'une contemporaine
Ida Saint-Elme
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1844
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

En remettant le pied sur la terre française, je repris bientôt l'inévitable habitude de promener de droite et de gauche mes préoccupations politiques, et surtout je sentis renaître en moi le culte des sentimens qui depuis une fatale époque me faisaient chercher les personnes avec lesquelles je pouvais être en rapport d'opinion et sympathiser complétement. Il me semblait que je n'étais point quitte envers mes amis et que je devais à tout prix forcer en quelque sorte leur indifférence par tous les moyens en mon pouvoir.


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Mémoires d'une contemporaine - Ida Saint-Elme

Edward Gibbon - History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 2 artwork History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 2
Edward Gibbon
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 15 January 1794
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a major literary achievement of the 18th century published in six volumes, was written by the celebrated English historian Edward Gibbon. Volume I was published in 1776, and went through six printings (a remarkable feat for its time). Volumes II and III were published in 1781; volumes IV, V, VI in 1788-89. The original volumes were published as quartos, a common publishing practice of the time. The books cover the period of the Roman Empire after Marcus Aurelius, from just before 180 to 1453 and beyond, concluding in 1590. They take as their material the behaviour and decisions that led to the decay and eventual fall of the Roman Empire in the East and West, offering an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell. Gibbon is sometimes called the first “modern historian of ancient Rome. ” By virtue of its mostly objective approach and highly accurate use of reference material, Gibbon’s work was adopted as a model for the methodologies of 19th and 20th century historians.


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History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 2 - Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon - History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire artwork History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Volume 1
Edward Gibbon
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 31 December 1775
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The great work of Gibbon is indispensable to the student of history. The literature of Europe offers no substitute for The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. It has obtained undisputed possession, as rightful occupant, of the vast period which it comprehends. However some subjects, which it embraces, may have undergone more complete investigation, on the general view of the whole period, this history is the sole undisputed authority to which all defer, and from which few appeal to the original writers, or to more modern compilers.


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History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Edward Gibbon

Duc de Rovigo - Mémoires du duc de Rovigo, pour servir à l'histoire de l'empereur Napoléon artwork Mémoires du duc de Rovigo, pour servir à l'histoire de l'empereur Napoléon
Duc de Rovigo
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 01 June 1833
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Anne Jean Marie René Savary, Duc de Rovigo et homme de confiance de Napoléon, signe le troisième tome de ses mémoires. Cet ouvrage, publié en 1828, commence à la capitulation de Nienbourg en 1806 et s’achève au moment des conférences d’Erfurth en 1808.


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Mémoires du duc de Rovigo, pour servir à l'histoire de l'empereur Napoléon - Duc de Rovigo

Thomas Clarkson - The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839) artwork The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839)
Thomas Clarkson
Genre: History
Publish Date: 25 September 1846
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The History of the Abolition which this volume contains, affords some means of appreciating the extent of his sacrifices and his labours in this cause. But after these, with the unwearied exertions of William Wilberforce, had conducted its friends to their final triumph, in 1807, they did not then rest from their labours.


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The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839) - Thomas Clarkson

Edward Gibbon - History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 1 artwork History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 1
Edward Gibbon
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 15 January 1794
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Its theme is the most overwhelming phenomenon in recorded history the disintegration not of a nation, but of an old and rich and apparently indestructible civilization. Moses Hadas, editor. This first volume covers the last two hundred years of the Roman Empire leading up to its collapse.


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History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 1 - Edward Gibbon

Charles Augustin Coulomb - A School History of the Great War artwork A School History of the Great War
Charles Augustin Coulomb
Genre: Military
Publish Date: 22 August 1806
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

An interesting take on the Great War as presented for students in English public schools since it was written as the war was still ongoing but nearing the end. Of course the viewpoint was primarily one sided but not as much as might be exprcted. It provids some good historic material. This brief history of the world's greatest war was prepared upon the suggestion of the National Board for Historical Service. Its purpose is to expand into an historical narrative the outline of the study of the war which the authors prepared for the Board and which was published by the United States Bureau of Education as Teachers' Leaflet No. 4 in August 1918.


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A School History of the Great War - Charles Augustin Coulomb

Isaac Newton - The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended artwork The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended
Isaac Newton
Genre: Ancient
Publish Date: 31 December 1727
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a short chronicle from the first memory of things in Europe, to the Conquest of Persia by Alexander the Great.


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The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended - Isaac Newton

Henry Wager Halleck - Elements of Military Art and Science artwork Elements of Military Art and Science
Henry Wager Halleck
Genre: Military
Publish Date: 31 December 1845
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

An interesting insight into the state of the American military profession in general and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in particular in the mid-19th century, and those are my current professional research interests.


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Elements of Military Art and Science - Henry Wager Halleck

Thomas De Quincey - Miscellaneous Essays artwork Miscellaneous Essays
Thomas De Quincey
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1858
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is the collection of different type of essay. It is a historical book. What is to be thought of her? What is to be thought of the poor shepherd girl from the hills and forests of Lorraine, that--like the Hebrew shepherd boy from the hills and forests of Judaea--rose suddenly out of the quiet, out of the safety, out of the religious inspiration, rooted in deep pastoral solitudes, to a station in the van of armies, and to the more perilous station at the right hand of kings? The Hebrew boy inaugurated his patriotic mission by an act, by a victorious act, such as no man could deny. But so did the girl of Lorraine, if we read her story as it was read by those who saw her nearest.


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Miscellaneous Essays - Thomas De Quincey

David Collins - An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Volume 1 artwork An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Volume 1
David Collins
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1809
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Vol. 1 With Remarks On The Dispositions, Customs, Manners, Etc. Of The Native Inhabitants Of That Country. To Which Are Added, Some Particulars Of New Zealand; Compiled, By Permission, From The Mss. Of Lieutenant-Governor King. Many might be saved who now suffer an ignominious and an early death; and many might be so much purified in the furnace of punishment and adversity, as to become the ornaments of that society of which they had formerly been the bane. The vices of mankind must frequently require the severity of justice; but a wise State will direct that severity to the greatest moral and political good.


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An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Volume 1 - David Collins

Samuel Butler - The Atlas of Ancient and Classical Geography artwork The Atlas of Ancient and Classical Geography
Samuel Butler
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1838
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this book the country south of this chain comprehended all that in ancient times was regarded as Greece or Hellas proper, but it also comprehended something more.


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The Atlas of Ancient and Classical Geography - Samuel Butler

Antoine Simon Maillard - An Account of the Customs and Manners of the Micmakis and Maricheets Savage Nations, Now Dependent on the Government of Cape-Breton artwork An Account of the Customs and Manners of the Micmakis and Maricheets Savage Nations, Now Dependent on the Government of Cape-Breton
Antoine Simon Maillard
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1761
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The government of the savages dependent on Cape Breton exacts a particular attention. All these savages go under the name of Mickmakis. Before the last war they could raise about six hundred fighting men, according to an account given in to his most Christian majesty, and were distributed in several villages established on Cape Breton island, island of St. John, on both the coasts of Acadia (Nova Scotia) and on that of Canada. All, or most of the inhabitants of these villages have been instructed in the Christian religion, by missionaries which the king of France constantly maintains amongst them. It is customary to distribute every year to them presents, in the name of his majesty, which consist in arms, ammunition of war, victuals, cloathing, and utensils of various sorts. And these presents are regulated according to the circumstances of the time, and to the satisfaction that shall have been given to the government by the conduct of these savages. In the last war they behaved so as to deserve our approbation, and indeed have, on all occasions, given marks of their attachment and fidelity. Since the peace too, they have equally distinguished themselves in the disturbances that are on foot on the side of Acadia.


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An Account of the Customs and Manners of the Micmakis and Maricheets Savage Nations, Now Dependent on the Government of Cape-Breton - Antoine Simon Maillard

William Hutton - An History of Birmingham (1783) artwork An History of Birmingham (1783)
William Hutton
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1814
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The word Birmingham, is too remote for certain explanation. During the last four centuries it has been variously written Brumwycheham, Bermyngeham, Bromwycham, Burmyngham, Bermyngham, Byrmyngham, and Birmingham; nay, even so late as the seventeenth century it was written Bromicham.


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An History of Birmingham (1783) - William Hutton

Thomas Clarkson - An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species, Particularly the African artwork An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species, Particularly the African
Thomas Clarkson
Genre: Africa
Publish Date: 25 September 1846
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a historical book. It tells how The Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species, Particularly the African were effected by these. The dignity of the subject of this little Treatise, not any persuasion of its merits as a literary composition, encourages me to offer it to your Lordship's patronage. The cause of freedom has always been found sufficient, in every age and country, to attract the notice of the generous and humane; and it is therefore, in a more peculiar manner, worthy of the attention and favour of a personage, who holds a distinguished rank in that illustrious island, the very air of which has been determined, upon a late investigation of its laws, to be an antidote against slavery. I feel a satisfaction in the opportunity, which the publication of this treatise affords me, of acknowledging your Lordship's civilities, which can only be equalled by the respect, with which I am, Your Lordship's, much obliged, and obedient servant.


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An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species, Particularly the African - Thomas Clarkson

George Washington - State of the Union Address artwork State of the Union Address
George Washington
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 13 December 1799
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

On the one hand the judiciary was pronounced to be stripped of its capacity to enforce the laws; crimes which reached the very existence of social order were perpetrated without control; the friends of Government were insulted, abused, and overawed into silence or an apparent acquiescence; and to yield to the treasonable fury of so small a portion of the United States would be to violate the fundamental principle of our Constitution, which enjoins that the will of the majority shall prevail.


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State of the Union Address - George Washington

Thomas Hobbes - Leviathan artwork Leviathan
Thomas Hobbes
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1678
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

I have tried to follow as closely as possible the original, and to give the flavour of the text that Hobbes himself proof read, but the following differences were unavoidable. Hobbes used capitals and italics very extensively, for emphasis, for proper names, for quotations, and sometimes, it seems, just because. The original has very extensive margin notes, which are used to show where he introduces the definitions of words and concepts, to give in short the subject that a paragraph or section is dealing with, and to give references to his quotations, largely but not exclusively biblical.


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Leviathan - Thomas Hobbes

Mungo Park - Life and Travels of Mungo Park in Central Africa artwork Life and Travels of Mungo Park in Central Africa
Mungo Park
Genre: Africa
Publish Date: 31 December 1805
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Knowledge of the Ancients concerning Africa. Herodotus. Strabo. The Arabs. Early discoveries of the Portuguese and English. Ledyard. Lucas. Houghton. Park's birth and parentage. His education. Serves his apprenticeship as a surgeon. Sails for Bencoolen. African association engage Park's services. His preparations and departure.


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Life and Travels of Mungo Park in Central Africa - Mungo Park

David Murray - Japan artwork Japan
David Murray
Genre: Asia
Publish Date: 31 December 1548
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is object of this book to trace the story of Japan from its beginnings to the establishment of constitutional government. Concerned as this story is with the period of vague and legendary antiquity as well as with the disorders of mediaeval time and with centuries of seclusion, it is plain that it is not an easy task to present a trustworthy and connected account of the momentous changes through which the empire has been called to pass.


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Japan - David Murray

Charlotte Mary Yonge - History of France artwork History of France
Charlotte Mary Yonge
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1609
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Contains short articles about French history, starting with the earlier Kings up to the French Revolution and its outcomes.


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History of France - Charlotte Mary Yonge

Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne - Memoirs of Napoleon — Volume 12 artwork Memoirs of Napoleon — Volume 12
Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1833
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Napoleon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 - 5 May 1821) was a Corsican-born military officer who rose to prominence in the French Revolution, becoming the ruler of France as First Consul of the French Republic (11 November 1799 - 18 May 1804), and then Emperor of the French and King of Italy under the name Napoleon I (18 May 1804 - 6 April 1814, and again briefly from 20 March - 22 June 1815).


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Memoirs of Napoleon — Volume 12 - Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne

Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne - Memoirs of Napoleon — Volume 05 artwork Memoirs of Napoleon — Volume 05
Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1833
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a pre-history book written by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne and based on the life of Napolean Bonaparte.


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Memoirs of Napoleon — Volume 05 - Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne

Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne - Memoirs of Napoleon — Volume 08 artwork Memoirs of Napoleon — Volume 08
Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1833
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a pre-history book written by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne and based on the life of Napolean Bonaparte.


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Memoirs of Napoleon — Volume 08 - Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne

Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne - Memoirs of Napoleon — Volume 04 artwork Memoirs of Napoleon — Volume 04
Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1833
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The author and Napoleon become boyhood friends when they are eight years old in Corsica. They separate when Napoleon is transferred from the Military College of Brienne to another college in Paris in 1784. Napoleon has a stern or disdainful personality. He looks down on the French, who have taken over Corsica. At age 16 Napoleon finds fault with the military education, sending his recommendations to the Minister of War. Because of this speaking out, he is speedily graduated and sent to a regiment of artillery. After diplomatic travel, the author again meets Napoleon in Paris at a time when both are in dire financial straits. After witnessing an angry-mob scene, the author goes to Stuttgart as Secretary of Legation while Napoleon returns to Corsica. In 1799 the two return to Paris. The French government wants to send Napoleon to a new location as brigadier-general of infantry. he rejects the offer and is thus struck off the list of general officers. Eventually Napoleon gets command of Paris. In 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine. His attentions to her alternate between violent outrages resulting in infidelity and the other other extreme of repentant gentleness. During the Napoleonic wars Napoleon's troops progress through Europe--first Italy, then Austria.


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Memoirs of Napoleon — Volume 04 - Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne

Samuel Johnson - Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia artwork Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia
Samuel Johnson
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1783
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Rasselas, prince of Abyssinia (or Ethiopia), grows dissatisfied with the unceasing pleasures of his utopian home in the Happy Valley. According to Ethiopian tradition, the children of royalty were confined to an edenic valley, secluded from the harsh realities of the outside world. Rather than being seen as a paradise by Rasselas, Happy Valley is instead considered to be a prison, harboring boredom and tediousness. So, accompanied by his teacher, his sister, and her lady-in-waiting, Rasselas escapes his idyllic homeland to experience the outside world and search out the way of life most likely to lead to lasting happiness.


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Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia - Samuel Johnson


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