In The Shadow Of The Sword

In the Shadow of the Sword explores how a succession of great empires came to identify themselves with a new and revolutionary understanding of the divine.

Author: Tom Holland

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748119515

Category: History

Page: 480

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In this 'thrilling. . .profoundly important book' (Christopher Hart, Sunday Times) and Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller, the acclaimed author of Rubicon gives a panoramic-and timely-account of the rise of Islam In the 6th century AD, the Near East was divided between two great empires: the Persian and the Roman. A hundred years on, and one had vanished for ever, while the other was a dismembered, bleeding trunk. In their place, a new superpower had arisen: the empire of the Arabs. So profound was this upheaval that it spelled, in effect, the end of the ancient world. But the changes that marked the period were more than merely political or even cultural: there was also a transformation of human society with incalculable consequences for the future. Today, over half the world's population subscribes to one of the various religions that took on something like their final form during the last centuries of antiquity. Wherever men or women are inspired by belief in a single god to think or behave in a certain way, they bear witness to the abiding impact of this extraordinary, convulsive age - though as Tom Holland demonstrates, much of what Jews, Christians and Muslims believe about the origins of their religion is open to debate. In the Shadow of the Sword explores how a succession of great empires came to identify themselves with a new and revolutionary understanding of the divine. It is a story vivid with drama, horror and startling achievement, and stars many of the most remarkable rulers ever seen. 'A compelling detective story of the highest order, In the Shadow of the Sword is also a dazzlingly colourful journey into the world of late antiquity. Every bit as thrilling a narrative history as Holland's previous works, In the Shadow of the Sword is also a profoundly important book. It makes public and popular what scholarship has been discovering for several decades now; and those discoveries suggest a wholesale revision of where Islam came from and what it is' (Christopher Hart, Sunday Times)

In the Shadow of the Sword

The acclaimed author of Rubicon and other superb works of popular history now produces a thrillingly panoramic (and incredibly timely) account of the rise of Islam.

Author: Tom Holland

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385531362

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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The acclaimed author of Rubicon and other superb works of popular history now produces a thrillingly panoramic (and incredibly timely) account of the rise of Islam. No less significant than the collapse of the Roman Republic or the Persian invasion of Greece, the evolution of the Arab empire is one of the supreme narratives of ancient history, a story dazzlingly rich in drama, character, and achievement. Just like the Romans, the Arabs came from nowhere to carve out a stupefyingly vast dominion—except that they achieved their conquests not over the course of centuries as the Romans did but in a matter of decades. Just like the Greeks during the Persian wars, they overcame seemingly insuperable odds to emerge triumphant against the greatest empire of the day—not by standing on the defensive, however, but by hurling themselves against all who lay in their path.

In the Shadow of a Sword

Her memoir, In the Shadow of a Sword, weaves back and forth between reminiscences of her childhood experiences of state violence and her decision to join the LTTE.

Author: Thamizhini,

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9353886848

Category: History

Page: 224

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Thamizhini joined the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) at the age of nineteen and spent eighteen years as a combatant, educator and, for some time, head of the women’s division of its Political Wing. Her memoir, In the Shadow of a Sword, weaves back and forth between reminiscences of her childhood experiences of state violence and her decision to join the LTTE. It recounts the many projects she undertook for the civilian population; her participation in the Peace Talks of 2002; the freedoms granted and constraints placed upon her during the armed struggle; and her experiences in combat training, on the battlefield, and in political negotiations and diplomacy. It is a narrative weighted with grief and remorse yet glistening with moments of humour and thick with compassion. The memoir contains wry observations on gender roles and media manipulation in times of war and is a valuable archive that rescues female combatants from oblivion.

In the Shadow of Swords

Innovative and truly visionary, this book teaches other companies how they can maximize performance and revenue. Presents an overarching strategy for creating and introducing new products effectively.

Author: Val Gunn

Publisher: Val Gunn

ISBN: 0615232698

Category: Fiction

Page: 357

View: 877

"A strategic blueprint for successful new product development and implementation. Brand New provides a clear road map to creating successful new products using a revolutionary innovation process. Author Mike Maddock has used his firm's innovation process to create and launch what is now CBS Sports Online, patent a new billing experience for AT&T, create the McDonald's Snack Wrap, and launch Precision Farming for Case New Holland, among others. Innovative and truly visionary, this book teaches other companies how they can maximize performance and revenue. Presents an overarching strategy for creating and introducing new products effectively. Written by innovation thought leaders, with clients including SC Johnson, Allstate, Philips, Johnson & Johnson, McDonald's, Kellogg's, Sears, and many more. Reveals a step-by-step blueprint for a disciplined, replicable process that employs a mix of creativity and science to successfully introduce new products. Creative and intelligent, Brand New equips today's businesses to develop a well-defined process for introducing new products efficiently?make that process a reality."--Provided by publisher.



Shadow of the Sword

Originally published: New York: Ballentine Books, c2009. With new introd.

Author: Jeremiah Workman

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803240961

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 253

View: 842

Originally published: New York: Ballentine Books, c2009. With new introd.


In the Shadow of the Sword

Renzi has researched this topic from archival sources which were until quite recently unavailable, and has very probably conducted more research on the topic than has been embodied in any previous study.

Author: William A. Renzi

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 359

View: 330

This study is unique in that it not only details the actual diplomacy which implemented Italy's decision to remain neutral in August 1914 to her declaration of war in 1915, but also accounts for the domestic and international factors from which this diplomacy flowed. And it places these policies against the necessary backdrop of Italy's prewar position among the great European powers. Renzi has researched this topic from archival sources which were until quite recently unavailable, and has very probably conducted more research on the topic than has been embodied in any previous study.


Shadow of the Sword

As part of his research for Shadow of the Sword, John took part in several infantry training exercises where he himself performed as an insurgent lying in ...

Author: Jeremiah Workman

Publisher: Presidio Press

ISBN: 0345516664

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 583

Awarded the Navy Cross for gallantry under fire, Staff Sergeant Jeremiah Workman is one of the Marine Corps’ best-known contemporary combat veterans. In this searing and inspiring memoir, he tells an unforgettable story of his service overseas–and of the emotional wars that continue to rage long after our fighting men come home. Raised in a tiny blue-collar town in Ohio, Jeremiah Workman was a handsome and athletic high achiever. Having excelled on the sporting field, he believed that the Marine Corps would be the perfect way to harness his physical and professional drives. In the Iraqi city of Fallujah in December 2004, Workman faced the challenge that would change his life. He and his platoon were searching for hidden caches of weapons and mopping up die-hard insurgent cells when they came upon a building in which a team of fanatical insurgents had their fellow Marines trapped. Leading repeated assaults on that building, Workman killed more than twenty of the enemy in a ferocious firefight that left three of his own men dead. But Workman’s most difficult fight lay ahead of him–in the battlefield of his mind. Burying his guilt about the deaths of his men, he returned stateside, where he was decorated for valor and then found himself assigned to the Marine base at Parris Island as a “Kill Hat”: a drill instructor with the least seniority and the most brutal responsibilities. He was instructed, only half in jest, to push his untested recruits to the brink of suicide. Haunted by the thought that he had failed his men overseas, Workman cracked, suffering a psychological breakdown in front of the men he was charged with leading and preparing for war. In Shadow of the Sword, a memoir that brilliantly captures both wartime courage and its lifelong consequences, Workman candidly reveals the ordeal of post-traumatic stress disorder: the therapy and drug treatments that deadened his mind even as they eased his pain, the overwhelming stress that pushed his marriage to the brink, and the confrontations with anger and self-blame that he had internalized for years. Having fought through the worst of his trials–and now the father of a young son–Workman has found not perfection or a panacea but a way to accommodate his traumas and to move forward toward hope, love, and reconciliation.






The Shadow of the Sword Vol 1 of 2

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Robert Williams Buchanan

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781528172905

Category: Fiction

Page: 520

View: 843

Excerpt from The Shadow of the Sword, Vol. 1 of 2: A Romance IN issuing a new edition. Of The Shadow of the Sword, my publishers have asked me to introduce it with a few lines of preface. This I do the more willingly, as it gives me an opportunity of thanking the Critics of the N ews paper Press of England for the generous way in which they have received this and my subsequent attempts in fiction. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

In the Shadow of a Sword

A bold and heartfelt memoir by the head of the women's wing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Author: Thamizhini

Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Limited

ISBN: 9789353886837

Category:

Page: 224

View: 636

A bold and heartfelt memoir by the head of the women's wing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Sword Tomb

Long Chen's sword was inserted into the shadow's throat, and the shadow's sword was placed against Long Chen's throat, unable to advance any further.

Author: Bao JianRen

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 1649750897

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 901

His killing intent shook the heavens, and he cut down all the cold water to bring justice to the world. Eternal Heroic Soul for my use, I have a sword that can pierce the heavens. A swordsman was the sovereign of all weapons. Those who wielded a sword wielded a Dao. The sovereign of heaven and earth ruled the world, annihilating ghosts and deities. In ancient times, there was a tomb, a tomb to judge the heavens. Close]