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: Abacus

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 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 Publications Pvt. Limited

ISBN: 9353886856

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.

The shadow of the sword

All below was in shadow , but overhead on the cliff the chill light was gleaming as
on a polished mirror , and one lonely sunbeam , severed as it were from its
companions , was glimmering right down upon the inaccessible Trou and on the
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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

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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.

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

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"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

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 ...

Author: Jeremiah Workman

Publisher: Presidio Press

ISBN: 0345516664

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 449

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 Book And The Sword

David Weiss Halivni emerges his original approach to critical study of the Talmudic text not only in its modern printed form but as it was in its original form, the Oral Torah from the mouths of countless sages.

Author: David Weiss Halivni

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000314944

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 988

David Weiss Halivni emerges his original approach to critical study of the Talmudic text not only in its modern printed form but as it was in its original form, the Oral Torah from the mouths of countless sages.

The Sword of Shannara In the Shadow of the Warlock Lord

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Terry Brooks's The Measure of the Magic.

Author: Terry Brooks

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0307416402

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Terry Brooks's The Measure of the Magic. The fate of a world rests on an unlikely hero. . . . Tucked away in peaceful Shady Vale, the young half-elf Shea Ohmsford gives little thought to the outside world. Yet far to the north, the evil Warlock Lord has dispatched shadowy Skull Bearers, creatures twisted by dark sorcery, to hunt him down. At the same time, a black-cloaked giant of a man appears in Shady Vale. He claims to be the mysterious Druid known as Allanon, a wizardly wanderer of vast knowledge and power–and he has come to see Shea. For Shea, he says, is the last descendant of an ancient Elven king. Only he, in all the world, can wield the fabled Sword of Shannara. And only the Sword can stop the Warlock Lord from destroying all that lives. The Sword lies far from Shady Vale, in the Druid castle of Paranor. And Paranor has fallen under the shadow of the Warlock Lord. Yet all is not lost. Shea will rise to the challenge. Together with Allanon and a handful of brave companions, he begins a desperate quest into the very heart of evil. . . .

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A shadow is the sword of a great tree , and with this weapon it slays a thousand .
The life of one is the death of many . But those that drink from the fountain of life
are the best of their race ; those that are stricken with the shadow sword fall ...

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American Anthropologist

A shadow is the sword of a great tree , and with this weapon it slays a thousand
or a million . ... But those that drink from the fountain of life are the best of their
race ; those that are stricken with the shadow - sword fall because they have less
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Preview of Battle for the Shadow Sword

The next invasion is upon us ... Continue this story in TEAM HERO: Battle for the Shadow Sword, out now! There are FOUR thrilling adventures to collect in this series - don't miss out!

Author: Adam Blade

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408352486

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 25

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X-Men meets Beast Quest at the school for superheroes! An epic adventure series from bestselling author Adam Blade - with amazing comic-book style illustrations. *This is a free ebook sampler to give you a taste of this amazing series* Welcome to Hero Academy! Join Jack Beacon and your other new classmates at this secret school, where the lessons are more exciting than Maths and PE. When a portal from the evil underground realm of Noxx is discovered beneath the school, Team Hero needs your powers. The next invasion is upon us ... Continue this story in TEAM HERO: Battle for the Shadow Sword, out now! There are FOUR thrilling adventures to collect in this series - don't miss out! Battle for the Shadow Sword; Attack of the Bat Army; Reptile Reawakened; and The Skeleton Warrior And don't forget Adam Blade's other series: Beast Quest and Sea Quest

Team Hero Battle for the Shadow Sword

The next invasion is upon us ... There are FOUR thrilling adventures to collect in this series - don't miss out!

Author: Adam Blade

Publisher: Orchard Books

ISBN: 9781408343517

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 803

X-Men meets Beast Quest at the school for superheroes! An epic new adventure series from bestselling author Adam Blade - with amazing comic-book style illustrations. Welcome to Hero Academy! Join Jack and your other new classmates at this secret school, where the lessons are more exciting than Maths and PE. When a portal from the evil underground realm of Noxx is discovered beneath the school, Team Hero needs your powers. The next invasion is upon us ... There are FOUR thrilling adventures to collect in this series - don't miss out! Battle for the Shadow Sword; Attack of the Bat Army; Reptile Reawakened; and The Skeleton Warrior And don't forget Adam Blade's other series: Beast Quest and Sea Quest

Battle Cry 2

Fate dealt a heavy blow to Kai-Ling before she was even born.

Author: Jl Snyder

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781634981637

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

View: 655

Fate dealt a heavy blow to Kai-Ling before she was even born. The death of her father, a man she never knew, haunted her every day as she grew up. Struck down in the prime of his life, Kai-Ling's father was never able to know his daughter. He was never able to watch her grow up or give her the love only a father could. Now that the first part of her journey is behind her, Kai-Ling is ready to face her destiny. Using the skills, training and knowledge she has acquired, she is prepared to enact vengeance upon those who took him from her. How Kai-Ling handles the new challenges and pitfalls on her way to seeking revenge is a testament to everything she has learned.

Sword Tomb

The shadow similarly slashed out with a speed only slightly slower than Long
Chen's. 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

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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]

Sevenfold Sword Shadow

The quest of the Seven Swords has freed the shadows to prey upon mankind.

Author: Jonathan Moeller

Publisher: Jonathan Moeller

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Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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The quest of the Seven Swords has freed the shadows to prey upon mankind. Ridmark has learned that the sorceress Cathala holds the secret of the Seven Swords, and quests to free her from the grasp of an imprisoning spell. But the Maledicti priests know of Ridmark's quest, and plot to stop him with a deadly new weapon. For how can a knight fight the shadows in his mind?

Shadow Sword and Spell

Shadow, Sword & Spell: Threats The World is a danger filled place.

Author: Richard Iorio II

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780982659878

Category: Games

Page: 90

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Shadow, Sword & Spell: Threats The World is a danger filled place. Monsters lurk in the shadows waiting for the moment to strike upon the unsuspecting. The Jungles or Moran teems with threats both mundane and magical. Though most threats are from the physical world, there are many threats originating from nether realms. Shadow, Sword & Spell: Threats is your guide to the dangers that lurk upon The World. Here you will find numerous monsters, and other dangers inspired by pulp fantasy and myth. Each monster is fully fleshed out, and ready to be used as is. For Gamemasters wanting to create their own unique creatures, new traits are introduced giving you more options in your own creations. Beside threats of a more mundane sort, you will also find fully detailed threats that serve as the springboard for any campaign. From an ancient dragon who runs a cult, to a giant mustering forces so that he can control all trade through the mountain passes, to a group of thieves who use the cover of a bakery to profit in a special type of "dough," Threats is your guide to the unique adversaries found in Shadow, Sword & Spell's The World. Grab your swords, summon your cohorts, and prepare yourself to face some of the most dangerous threats found in The World today!

In the Shadow of Midnight

Determined to disobey the King rather than marry by decree, Ariel de Clare, niece to the Marshal of England, flees to the safety of Wales accompanied by the bastard son of a nobleman. Original.

Author: Marsha Canham

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780440206132

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Determined to disobey the King rather than marry by decree, Ariel de Clare, niece to the Marshal of England, flees to the safety of Wales accompanied by the bastard son of a nobleman. Original.


In the Shadow of the Towers

In the Shadow of the Towers compiles nearly twenty works of speculative fiction responding to and inspired by the events of 9/11, from writers seeking to confront, rebuild, and carry on, even in the face of overwhelming emotion.

Author: Douglas Lain

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1597808504

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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In the Shadow of the Towers compiles nearly twenty works of speculative fiction responding to and inspired by the events of 9/11, from writers seeking to confront, rebuild, and carry on, even in the face of overwhelming emotion. Writer and editor Douglas Lain presents a thought-provoking anthology featuring a variety of award-winning and best-selling authors, from Jeff VanderMeer (Annihilation) and Cory Doctorow (Little Brother) to Susan Palwick (Flying in Place) and James Morrow (Towing Jehovah). Touching on themes as wide-ranging as politics, morality, and even heartfelt nostalgia, today’s speculative fiction writers prove that the rubric of the fantastic offers an incomparable view into how we respond to tragedy. Each contributor, in his or her own way, contemplates the same question: How can we continue dreaming in the shadow of the towers? Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

Rebirth Ancient Sword God

His entire person was like a shadow, and his sword was also like a shadow.
Upon seeing this, someone recognized this person and cried out, "Shadow
Sword, Yin Flying Crane!" This Shadow Sword was quite well-known among the
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Author: Bai JiaHei

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 1648848435

Category: Fiction

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After suffering betrayal and dying, he returned to life and become stronger! In the past life, he was brutally killed for a huge conspiracy. Before his death, he was resentful and vowed to revenge those who deliberately hurt him. Sure enough, he was quickly reborn, and his body was also integrated into the memory of the supreme sword god, which made him already talented to cultivate faster. When the martial arts were completed, the first thing he would do was revenge! The fiancee who once betrayed and framed him now began to beg for his forgiveness, and those people who kicked when he was down now also began to regret it, but he ignored these because what is more important to him is to become the ancient sword god! ☆About the Author☆ Bai Jia Hei, an excellent online novelist, is good at creating fantasy-type novels. His works are excellent, and both the plot and writing are brilliant, which is loved by most readers.