In The Shadow Of The Sword

Do not look for a fight with the enemy. Beg God for peace and security. But if you
do end up facing the enemy, then show endurance, and remember that the gates
of Paradise lie in the shadow of the sword. Saying of Muhammad, as recorded ...

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)

The Sword of Shannara In the Shadow of the Warlock Lord

In the Shadow of the Warlock Lord Terry Brooks ... Chapter Three Chapter Four
Chapter Five Chapter Six Chapter Seven Chapter Eight Chapter Nine Chapter
Ten Chapter Eleven Chapter Twelve Chapter Thirteen Excerpt from The Measure
of ...

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. . . .

The Shadow of the Sword

One by one the powers of the earth had fallen away from him , and , like Death on
his white steed , he was riding he knew not whither - shadows around and
behind him ; and above him , still , the Shadow of the Sword . On the 25th of
October ...

Author: Robert Williams Buchanan




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In the Shadow of a Sword

In the Shadow of a Sword embeds us in the natural world, the terrain, of a Tamil
homeland. What could be called a sense of environmental accountability arises
from a tradition of interconnectedness between the Tamil language and the ...

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.

In the Shadow of Swords

IN THE SHADOW OF SWORDS is the first book in the tales of Ciris Sarn. This is
not the Lord of the Rings. Growing up, our house was filled with many books from
authors my dad liked to read; Eric Ambler, Graham Greene and Robert ...

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.

In the Shadow of the Sword

they are being cheated by the industrialised nations . Since the end of the Korean
war the prices paid for the food and raw materials produced by the mass of
underdeveloped countries have declined or at best stayed still . On the other
hand ...

Author: Philip Goodhart



Category: Great Britain

Page: 93

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In the Shadow of the Sword

Italy's Neutrality and Entrance Into the Great War, 1914-1915 William A. Renzi ...
months and years of conflict ahead would indeed prove if , as D ' Annunzio had
once assured his countrymen , " paradise " truly lay “ in the shadow of the sword .

Author: William A. Renzi

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated


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.

The Book and the Sword

The author describes how his lifelong involvement with the Jewish Talmud and the problems of its interpretation persisted from his childhood in the Carpathian Mountains, through his internment in the concentration camps, and into his late ...

Author: Daṿid Halivni

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374115451

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 197

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The author describes how his lifelong involvement with the Jewish Talmud and the problems of its interpretation persisted from his childhood in the Carpathian Mountains, through his internment in the concentration camps, and into his late adulthood.

The Shadow of the Sword

emerge from the present critical phase and will develop into a new form with
marks of wisdom and world planning depends ... The Prophet ' s highly significant
words that “ paradise lies in the shadow of the sword " clearly indicate the means

Author: James C. De Wilde



Category: Atlantic Charter

Page: 158

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The Sword of Islam Or Suffering Armenia

THE SHADOW OF THE SWORD IN ARMENIA . With the incidents surrounding
the inception and progress of the Russo - Turkish war of 1877 came the first
warning and shadow of what might ultimately be expected in Armenia . The
horrors ...

Author: John Castell Hopkins

Publisher: Brantford [Ont.] : Bradley-Garretson


Category: Armenian massacres, 1894-1896

Page: 449

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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: 9780345516664

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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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. From the Hardcover edition.

In the Shadow of Mountains The Lost Girls

Take the sword! Let your hatred be your guide! Let it give you purpose in life as
my Purpose gives me!” Vanessa stared at the sword, her anger stopped in its
tracks by her confusion. Kai-Tai crawled closer, holding out the sword between
them ...

Author: David George Richards


ISBN: 1419680048

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

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Anne Jenkins is a PE teacher with a girl's hockey team in her charge. How she ends up in a forest on the planet of Ellerkan pursued by Knights in armour with nets and swords she cannot imagine. Knocked out, the next time she wakes up she finds herself in a castle dungeon with the Crown Prince of Halafalon and only half of her girls. Prince Carl was as arrogant as he was charming. But he had a particular habit, a habit that would come close to killing him. Prince Harold had planned a pleasant afternoon on a picnic, now he was despatched by his father, the King, to search for his missing elder brother. It would be another futile venture, ending with Carl being discovered in some tavern, or in the arms of some wench. Lord William L'Roth should have been King. He knew it, and everyone else knew it. Now, when the artifact was complete, he would make it so. Sir Henry L'Crief shared Lord L'Roth's cause, and at one time he would have feared the consequences of his treason against the King. But with his wife at his side and the artifact to call upon, he now feared nothing, not even L'Roth himself. Sir Henry's wife was not his real wife, but she was an unusual lover. Concubine, mistress, some even called her his pet. It was an apt description. She was large, malevolent and ever hungry. She was called Gil-Yan, and she was a dragon. Five years before, Rolf L'Epine had been on a hunt with the Crown Prince. What he saw that day so horrified him that it changed his life forever. Since then, his life had been peaceful. Now that was set to change. Ancient technology, a war that spanned the galaxy and the consequences of a barbaric tradition returned to haunt them all, and even threatened to eat them...

In the Shadow of the Pyramids

But , the slim Italian dandy noted that the valet had curled himself up for a nap ,
and he might have divined that there was ... When Mohammed unsheathed the
sword of Islam in the year six hundred and ten , the City of Alexander , the
splendid ...

Author: Richard Savage



Category: Egypt

Page: 392

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The Shadow of Hilton Fernbrook

The Shadow of the Sword . Love Me for Ever . With Frontispiece . A Child of
Nature . With Frontispiece . Annan Water . | Foxglove Manor God and the Man ,
With 11 Illustrations by The New Abelard . FRED . BARNARD . Matt : A Story of a

Author: Atha Westbury



Category: Dime novels

Page: 296

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In the Shadow of Dragons

“There's not a soul in Britain who has not asked that. No one knows. His helmet
always masks his face; he never speaks. He carries a massive sword that has a
pommel made of iron in the shape of a hawk. I have never heard that he has
been ...

Author: Kathleen Guler

Publisher: Kathleen Guler

ISBN: 1458154645

Category: Fiction


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It is said that long before the Dark Age king of the Britons called Arthur was ever heard of, his golden reign was prophesied, and after decades of invasion and civil violence had wracked post-Roman Britain, his presaged leadership offered a rare promise of future peace. Events leading to that time †some of them full of hope, more often full of sacrifice †inevitably began to fall into place When the mysterious druid Myrddin Emrys †known in legend as Merlin the Enchanter †is certain the high king is in imminent danger of yet another assassination attempt, he summons iron-willed spy and master of disguise Marcus ap Iorwerth to unearth the conspirators and destroy their plots. Marcus reluctantly agrees to help after his wife Claerwen, driven by her otherworldly gift of visions, insists that she must accompany him on the quest.It is soon discovered that Pascentius, the youngest son of an earlier and well-hated king, is allied with dreaded Saxon mercenaries and readily poised to reclaim his father "s throne. But before Marcus and Claerwen can spoil his plans, a second conspiracy of personal revenge closes in on them. Falsely declared fugitives by the very ones they had sought to help, they become trapped in a labyrinthine intrigue between their accusers and the traitors. In a desperate race against time, they must endure hardship and profound personal loss, while pushing Britain towards freedom, peace, and the future called Arthur.In the Shadow of Dragons continues the spectacular four-part Macsen "s Treasure series, blending Dark Age Celtic history, Arthurian legend and extraordinary original characters into an unstoppable, heart-thumping adventure. Other books in the multi-award winning series include Into the Path of Gods, The Anvil Stone, and A Land Beyond Ravens.

Shadow of the Swords

GUARD AT THE gate was dozing. He had eaten well, but had drunk nothing
stronger than water. Everyone in the castle knew what would happen if Hengist
caught them drinking while on guard duty. Although it was bitterly cold outside, it
was ...

Author: Barry Mathias

Publisher: Agio Publishing House

ISBN: 1897435134

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Shadow of the Swords is Book Two of "The Ancient Bloodlines Trilogy" John and Mistress Gwen are caught up in a deadly struggle for magical swords and control of the Holy Land. Who has the Power? It is the year 1113, and the fanatical Knights of The Order are again seeking to control Gwen and separate her from John. "Shadow of the Swords" continues the fast-moving tale of intrigue, adventure and romance that began in "The Power in the Dark." The action shifts from quiet Wessex villages to Henry I's royal court, Stonehenge, a French nunnery and the Isle of Cyprus. Why is John called Gilles de Plantard, and what is his relationship to Gwen? And how are they linked to the Swords of Power that threaten the Crusaders' occupation of the Holy Land? In this world of fierce battles and enduring friendships, the young protagonists must grow up quickly as they are reluctantly thrust into positions of power and influence for which they are ill prepared.

Shadow of the Swords

And then Saladin struck Reginald hard on his sword arm, cutting through steel
and mesh, slicing deep into the bone. The knight screamed in pain and dropped
his weapon. The Sultan wasted no time. He swung at Reginald's head.

Author: Kamran Pasha

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416580706

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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An epic saga of love and war, Shadow of the Swords tells the story of the Crusades—from the Muslim perspective. Saladin, a Muslim sultan, finds himself pitted against King Richard the Lionheart as Islam and Christianity clash against each other, launching a conflict that still echoes today. In the midst of a brutal and unforgiving war, Saladin finds forbidden love in the arms of Miriam, a beautiful Jewish girl with a tragic past. But when King Richard captures Miriam, the two most powerful men on Earth must face each other in a personal battle that will determine the future of the woman they both love—and of all civilization. Richly imagined, deftly plotted, and highly entertaining, Shadow of the Swords is a remarkable story that will stay with readers long after the final page has been turned.

The Sword and the trowel ed by C H Spurgeon

Nobody is afraid of a shadow , for a shadow cannot stop a man ' s pathway even
for a moment . The shadow of a dog cannot bite ; the shadow of a sword cannot
kill ; the shadow of death cannot destroy us . Let us not , therefore , be afraid .

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Fear God and the Shadow of the Muslim Sword

Muslim counterparts in the Islamic world to help with the Nazi goal of eradicating
the Jewish race. In the summer of 1941, Arab nationalists in Baghdad massacred
Jews when the British troops camped outside the city stood by, and on ...

Author: Mr. Pat

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467869607

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Fear God and the Shadow of the Muslim Sword is a study of Islam and the men leading it in the twenty-first century. I am neither a preacher nor a politician. I am an author caught up in a sensitive subject most secular societies are unfamiliar with. This book is a rational explanation without bias. It is based on both historical fact and books written by modern Muslim leaders themselves, it is not an attack on the religion based on personal agenda. My research told a different story than what has become common on the editorial pages of American newspapers and contradictory to what the leaders of the American Muslim community are saying. The fact however is, that, with limited exceptions, the term moderate is not compatible when used in a sentence with the word Islam, except to describe what Islam is not! Challenge me if you will, but put rhetoric aside and research your own beliefs first. "Islam is a revolutionary doctrine and system that overturns governments. It seeks to overturn the whole universal social order and to establish its structure anew. Islam seeks the world. It is not satisfied by a piece of land but demands the whole universeJihad is at the same time offensive and defensiveThe Islamic party does not hesitate to utilize the means of war to implement its goal." Sayyid Abdul-Ala Mawdudi - Jihad in Islam This Pakistani / Islamic Leader / Teacher / Author died in Buffalo, New York.

Scribners Monthly

... mischievous woman , is inter tion is brought into a small compass , so that the
esting and not without power . value of the book does not necessarily lie in the
tendencies , political and national , which prevail in it , The Shadow of the Sword .




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