- 431 BC
- Autor: Thucydides
The entire Greek world plunged into three decades of bloodshed in 431 B.C., when the ongoing friction between Athens and Sparta exploded into war. Ten years into the struggle, the Athenian general Thucydides was dismissed for a military failure that led to a triumph for posterity: the former general retired to write an account of the war, resulting in one of the world's great history books. Thucydides' chronicle of the disastrous 27-year conflict between the Greek city-states resonates with tales of heroism and villainy, deeds of courage and desperation, and the eternal folly of human...
Number of pages: ~ 511 pages
by Flavius Josephus
- Autor: Flavius Josephus
Antiquities of the Jews (Latin: Antiquitates Iudaicae; Greek: Ἰουδαϊκὴ ἀρχαιολογία, Ioudaikē archaiologia) is a 20-volume historiographical work, written in Greek, by the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus in the 13th year of the reign of Roman emperor Flavius Domitian which was around AD 93 or 94. Antiquities of the Jews contains an account of history of the Jewish people for Josephus' gentile patrons. In the first ten volumes, Josephus follows the events of the historical books of the Hebrew Bible beginning with the creation of Adam and Eve. The second ten volumes continues the history of...
Number of pages: ~ 1304 pages
by Virginia Watson
- Autor: Virginia Watson
At birth, the leader’s daughter received the name Amonut, but among her relatives she was known as Matoaka. Pocahontas was the nickname given to her by her father. In the language of her people, this meant something like “prankster” or “playful child”. About 30 local communities, united by language and culture, were subordinate to the leader Paukhatan, all together they formed the Pouhatan tribe. Pocahontas first saw Europeans, probably in 1607 or in 1608, these were colonists from Jamestown, an English settlement in Virginia. One of the directors in this colony was the same captain John...
Number of pages: ~ 116 pages
by Daniel Defoe
A terrible anti-utopian pamphlet by Daniel Defoe, which shocked the contemporaries of the writer - and shocking even modern readers with his cold, almost ironic objectivity. The victims of the "black death" that fell upon England could be counted in the hundreds of thousands. However, the story of one person who survived the "Plague Year" affects us much more than dry numbers......
Number of pages: ~ 307 pages
by G. K. Chesterton
“A series of reckless, but sincere articles,” as Chesterton defined “Heretics” in “Orthodoxy” (by the way, this most famous treatise was written in response to the accusation that even Chesterton criticizes different philosophies in “Heretics”, but does not give his own) . A collection of Chesterton's essays on people whom he considered modern heretics. The book is directed against the most dangerous ideas of our time. By the way, "Heretics" is the first of the famous Chesterton's apologetic treatises....
Number of pages: ~ 160 pages
by Rudyard Kipling
- Autor: Rudyard Kipling
Joseph Rudyard Kipling is a famous writer, great poet and short story writer, the first Englishman to receive a Nobel Prize in literature. Perhaps, rarely did anyone have such a successful literary fate: Kipling's works were enthusiastically accepted by critics, royalties turned out to be record-breaking, four collected works were published during the author's lifetime - this is a truly unique case....
Number of pages: ~ 107 pages
by E. Gordon Browne
- Autor: E. Gordon Browne
May 24, 1819 in the family of Edward, the Duke of Kent, and Victoria, Princess Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeldskaya, a daughter named Alexandrina Victoria was born. After 18 years, she will ascend to the British throne and become Queen Victoria. Victoria's 63-year reign — one of the longest in history — has become perhaps the most successful for Britain: this small island nation will be the most powerful and developed country in the world, an empire that “the sun never sets over”....
Number of pages: ~ 115 pages
by The City of Dreadful Night by Rudyard Kipling
- Autor: The City of Dreadful Night by Rudyard Kipling
The included stories belong to different periods of the writer's work, but are united by a common theme - India at the end of the 19th century, the life of the local population and the British colonialists, their difficult relationships....
Number of pages: ~ 58 pages
by Thomas Paine
- Autor: Thomas Paine
Thomas Payne's Political Brochure, Common Sense, was an extremely influential document of the Revolutionary era. Since it was written and reasoned in a style that is easy to understand, the brochure has become extremely popular. He fired up revolutionary lights and supplied intelligent ammunition to revolutionaries throughout the colony. Study one of the most significant political writings in American history and find out the main arguments that Payne presented in his work....
Number of pages: ~ 49 pages
by Olaf the Glorious A Story of the Viking Age by Robert Leighton
- Autor: Olaf the Glorious A Story of the Viking Age by Robert Leighton
Vikings - Scandinavian sailors of the early Middle Ages, in the VIII - XI centuries they made sea voyages from Vinland to Biarmia and from the Caspian to North Africa. Most of them were free peasants who lived on the territory of modern Sweden, Denmark and Norway, who were pushed beyond the borders of their native countries by overpopulation and thirst for easy money. By religion - the vast majority of pagans. Used their battle axes for both melee and throwing. Also, they had not only ordinary spears, but also lighter ones - throwing ones. Swedish Vikings, as a rule, traveled east and...
Number of pages: ~ 412 pages