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William Of Germany

Author : Stanley Shaw
ISBN : 0554337924
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Englishman who would understand the Emperor and his time must imagine a country with a monarchy, a government, and a people-in short, a political system-almost entirely different from his own.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

William Of Germany

Author : Shaw Stanley
ISBN : 131873116X
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William Of Germany A Succinct Biography Of William I German Emperor And King Of Prussia

Author : Archibald Forbes
ISBN : 1417905980
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1888. Forbes, a brilliant war correspondent, spent his later years in literary work. Here he turns his attention to telling the story of the splendid events and heroism through which King William of Prussia was enabled to win unity for Germany, and for himself and his heirs the proud dignity of German Emperor. Forbes had the opportunity, during the Franco-German war, of accompanying King William on the campaign through Alsace and Lorraine, up to the walls of Paris, and his account of that portion of the dead Emperor's life has, consequently, great value, as being not only the work of an historian, but of a special correspondent, fitted by long training and natural ability to give pictures of the great scenes he witnessed with artistic and thrilling accuracy. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

William Of Germany

Author : Archibald Forbes
ISBN : STANFORD:36105010430432
Genre : Germany
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The Young Emperor William Ii Of Germany

Author : Harold Frederic
ISBN : 9783849649432
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The most interesting political character of the ending 19th century was undoubtedly the young man who filled the throne of the German Empire. Americans are so used to seeing young men filling important positions and administering great trusts that the mere question of age seems less important than it might be to members of other nationalities. But a man in his thirty-third year was unquestionably young to fill one of the highest yet almost irresponsible positions in the world. His opinions and actions were of vital significance to not merely his own subjects, but to the general interests of mankind, especially when it is remembered that he was the commander-in-chief of the most powerful of European armies, in discipline and organisation if not in mere numbers, and that his will and order could have set the world on fire. Hitherto he has, moreover, shown himself to be a man of no mean ability, very different from the non-entities that usually fill thrones, and his vast political power was enhanced by intellectual capacity of no mean order, backed by an imperious will. He seemed, in fact, on one side of his character at least, to be an ideal ruler. The present work is intended to give its readers a rapid view of the young Emperor's character and public action, with so much of history and political review as may be needed to a full sketch of a personage of such weight and value, and of the conditions in which he himself and his great empire were placed.
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The Crusades

Author : Thomas Asbridge
ISBN : 9781849837705
Genre : History
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In the eleventh century, a vast Christian army, summoned to holy war by the pope, rampaged through the Muslim world of the eastern Mediterranean, seizing possession of Jerusalem, a city revered by both faiths. Over the two hundred years that followed this First Crusade, Islam and the West fought for dominion of the Holy Land, clashing in a succession of chillingly brutal wars, both firm in the belief that they were at God's work. For the first time, this book tells the story of this epic struggle from the perspective of both Christians and Muslims, reconstructing the experiences and attitudes of those on either side of the conflict. Mixing pulsing narrative and piercing insight, it exposes the full horror, passion and barbaric grandeur of the crusading era. One of the world's foremost authorities on the subject, Thomas Asbridge offers a vivid and penetrating history of the crusades, setting a new standard for modern scholarship. Drawing upon painstaking original research and an intimate knowledge of the Near East, he uncovers what drove Muslims and Christians alike to embrace the ideals of jihad and crusade, revealing how these holy wars reshaped the medieval world and why they continue to echo in human memory to this day.
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A History Of Germany

Author : Robert Bateman Paul
ISBN : OXFORD:N11052587
Genre : Germany
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William The Conqueror

Author : Edward Augustus Freeman
ISBN : 9783734097898
Genre : Fiction
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Reproduction of the original: William the Conqueror by Edward Augustus Freeman
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