The Empire of Death Book
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The Empire of Death

  • Author : Paul Koudounaris
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0500251789

The Empire of Death Excerpt :

A highly illustrated exploration of approximately seventy elaborately decorated charnels, tombs, and chapels around the world where large numbers of human bones have been assembled and displayed.

Death at the Edges of Empire Book

Death at the Edges of Empire

  • Author : Shannon Bontrager
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496219077

Death at the Edges of Empire Excerpt :

Hundreds of thousands of individuals perished in the epic conflict of the American Civil War. As battles raged and the specter of death and dying hung over the divided nation, the living worked not only to bury their dead but also to commemorate them. President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address perhaps best voiced the public yearning to memorialize the war dead. His address marked the beginning of a new tradition of commemorating American soldiers and also signaled a transformation in the relationship between the government and the citizenry through an embedded promise and obligation for the living to remember the dead. In Death at the Edges of Empire Shannon Bontrager examines the culture of death, burial, and commemoration of American war dead. By focusing on the Civil War, the Spanish-Cuban-American War, the Philippine-American War, and World War I, Bontrager produces a history of collective memories of war expressed through American cultural traditions emerging within broader transatlantic and transpacific networks. Examining the pragmatic collaborations between middle-class Americans and government officials negotiating the contradictory terrain of empire and nation, Death at the Edges of Empire shows how Americans imposed modern order on the inevitability of death as well as how they used the war dead to reimagine political identities and opportunities into imperial ambitions.

Death of an Empire Book

Death of an Empire

  • Author : Robert Booth
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2011-08-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 1429990260

Death of an Empire Excerpt :

SALEM has long been notorious for the witch trials of 1692. But a hundred years later it was renowned for very different pursuits: vast wealth and worldwide trade. Now Death of an Empire tells the story of Salem's glory days in the age of sailing, and the murder that hastened its descent. When America first became a nation, Salem was the richest city in the republic, led by a visionary merchant who still ranks as one of the wealthiest men in history. For decades, Salem connected America with the wider world, through a large fleet of tall ships and a pragmatic, egalitarian brand of commerce taht remains a model of enlightened international relations. But America's emerging big cities and westward expansion began to erode Salem's national political importance just as its seafaring economy faltered in the face of tariffs and global depression. With Salem's standing as a world capital imperiled, two men, equally favored by fortune, struggled for its future: one, a progressive merchant-politician, tried to build new institutions and businesses, while the other, a reclusive crime lord, offered a demimonde of forbidden pleasures. The scandalous trial that followed signaled Salem's fall from national prominence, a fall that echoed around the world in the loss of friendly trade and in bloody reprisals against native peoples by the U.S. Navy. Death of an Empire is an exciting tale of a remarkably rich era, shedding light on a little-known but fascinating period of Ameriacn history in which characters such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, John Quincy Adams, and Daniel Webster interact with the ambitious merchants and fearless mariners who made Salem famous around the world.

Empire of Sentiment Book

Empire of Sentiment

  • Author : Joanna Lewis
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107198517

Empire of Sentiment Excerpt :

An innovative study proposing a new history of the British Empire in Africa by exploring the emotion culture of imperialism.

Seven Deaths of an Empire Book

Seven Deaths of an Empire

  • Author : G R Matthews
  • Publisher : Rebellion Publishing Ltd
  • Release Date : 2021-06-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 550
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786184344

Seven Deaths of an Empire Excerpt :

The Emperor is dead. Long live the Empire. General Bordan has a lifetime of duty and sacrifice behind him in the service of the Empire. But with rebellion brewing in the countryside, and assassins, thieves and politicians vying for power in the city, it is all Bordan can do to protect the heir to the throne. Apprentice Magician Kyron is assigned to the late Emperor’s honour guard escorting his body on the long road back to the capital. Mistrusted and feared by his own people, even a magician’s power may fail when enemies emerge from the forests, for whoever is in control of the Emperor’s body, controls the succession. Seven lives and seven deaths to seal the fate of the Empire.

Life  Death  and Entertainment in the Roman Empire Book

Life Death and Entertainment in the Roman Empire

  • Author : David Stone Potter
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN 10 : 0472085689

Life Death and Entertainment in the Roman Empire Excerpt :

Life, Death, and Entertainment gives those who have a general interest in Roman antiquity a starting point informed by the latest developments in scholarship for understanding the extraordinary range of Roman society. Family structure, gender identity, food supply, religion, and entertainment are all crucial to an understanding of the Roman world. As views of Roman history have broadened in recent decades to encompass a wider range of topics, the need has grown for a single volume that can offer a starting point for these diverse subjects, for readers of all backgrounds. This collection fills such a need by uniting a series of general introductions on each of these topics for the non-specialist. Each essay brings readers into contact with broadly ranging evidence, as well as with a wide variety of approaches that are needed to study basic questions about the Roman world. Essays explore the Roman family, gender definition, demography, Roman food supply, Roman religion, and the wide variety of public entertainments throughout the empire. The volume brings together an unparalleled range of methodologies and topics. It will enable the modern reader to understand the Roman world in all its complexity. The general reader will welcome this approachable and timely text. Contributors to the volume include Greg Aldrete, Hazel Dodge, Bruce W. Frier, Maud Gleason, Ann Hanson, David Mattingly, and David Potter. D. S. Potter is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Greek and Latin, University of Michigan. D. J. Mattingly is Professor of Roman Archaeology, University of Leicester.

The Merlin Prophecy Book Two  Death of an Empire Book

The Merlin Prophecy Book Two Death of an Empire

  • Author : M. K. Hume
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476715155

The Merlin Prophecy Book Two Death of an Empire Excerpt :

DEATH OF AN EMPIRE— THE LEGEND OF MERLIN CONTINUES Merlin is the product of a brutal rape. Determined to uncover his father’s identity, he sets sail from Celtic Britain with his band of loyal companions. Their journey through war-ravaged France, Rome, and Ravenna to Constantinople will push their strength to the limit and shape Merlin’s reputation as a great healer. The Roman Empire is under attack. Bound by an oath to relieve suffering the talented apothecary saves thousands of warriors from total destruction. A bloodier conflict between opposing powers arises, and Merlin must use all his resolve if he wishes to survive the death of an empire. M. K. Hume has won the praise of readers and critics alike with her original take on the beloved and enduring Merlin legend. Her background in Arthurian literature lends historical accuracy to a trilogy wrought with passion, heart, and adventure.

The Empire of the Dead Book

The Empire of the Dead

  • Author : Phil Tucker
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-12-31
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN 10 : 1541391950

The Empire of the Dead Excerpt :

It has been two decades since the daughter of the death goddess enacted her cruel betrayal. Two decades since the other nine gods were slain, their semi-divine progeny murdered, and the disparate peoples of the Riverland forced to bend knee to their new empress and her armies of the dead.But when bandits kidnap a youth at the edges of the empire, two aged and broken heroes emerge from obscurity to attempt an unlikely rescue. Neither man relishes confronting the forces of their dread empress, but when they learn that their quarry is being held for sacrifice in the imperial city of Rekkidu, they reluctantly begin gathering a crew of uniquely talented criminals to attempt an impossible rescue.A rescue whose failure could have shattering consequences. For they are Jarek and Acharsis, the last of the demigods, long thought dead and whose return could shake the very foundations of the empire.

We Lie with Death Book

We Lie with Death

  • Author : Devin Madson
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Release Date : 2021-01-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316536363

We Lie with Death Excerpt :

War rages as one empire falls and another rises in its place in the action-packed sequel to Devin Madson's bold epic fantasy, We Ride the Storm. "An exciting new author in fantasy." —Mark Lawrence, author of Red Sister There is no calm after the storm. In Kisia's conquered north, former empress Miko Ts'ai is more determined than ever to save her empire. Yet, as her hunt for allies grows increasingly desperate, she may learn too late that power lies not in names but in people. Dishiva e'Jaroven is fiercely loyal to the new Levanti emperor. Only he can lead them, but his next choice will challenge everything she wants to believe about her people's future. Abandoned by his Second Swords, Rah e'Torin must learn to survive without a herd. But honor dictates he bring his warriors home—a path that could be his salvation or lead to his destruction. And sold to the Witchdoctor, Cassandra Marius' desperate search for a cure ties her fate inextricably to Empress Hana and her true nature could condemn them both. We Lie with Death is the thrilling continuation of a bold and brutal epic fantasy series, perfect for readers of Mark Lawrence, John Gwynne, and Brian Staveley. Praise for The Reborn Empire: "Imaginative worldbuilding, a pace that builds perfectly to a heart-pounding finale and captivating characters. Highly recommended." —John Gwynne, author of The Faithful and the Fallen "A complex tale of war, politics, and lust for power." —The Guardian The Reborn Empire We Ride the Storm We Lie with Death For more from Devin Madson, check out: The Vengeance Trilogy The Blood of Whisperers The Gods of Vice The Grave at Storm's End

The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch  Volume One Book
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The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch Volume One

  • Author : Daniel Kraus
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-10-25
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481411400

The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch Volume One Excerpt :

"The story follows Zebulon Finch, a teenager murdered in 1896 Chicago who inexplicably returns from the dead and searches for redemption through the ages"--

Ghost on the Throne Book
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Ghost on the Throne

  • Author : James S. Romm
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 389
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307456601

Ghost on the Throne Excerpt :

The author of Herodotus chronicles the dramatic collapse of the late Alexander the Great's empire, providing coverage of the unsuccessful attempted reigns of his developmentally disabled brother and posthumously born son, the infighting that caused his generals to turn against one another and the ensuing war that set the stage for modern conflicts.

Imperial Bodies Book

Imperial Bodies

  • Author : Shana Minkin
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781503610507

Imperial Bodies Excerpt :

At the turn of the twentieth century, Alexandria, Egypt, was a bustling transimperial port city, under nominal Ottoman and unofficial British imperial rule. Thousands of European subjects lived, worked, and died there. And when they died, the machinery of empire had to negotiate for space, resources, and control with the nascent national state. Imperial Bodies shows how the mechanisms of death became a tool for exerting both imperial and national governance. Shana Minkin investigates how French and British power asserted itself in Egypt through local consular claims of belonging manifested within the mundane caring for dead bodies. European communities corralled imperial bodies through the bureaucracies and rituals of death—from hospitals, funerals, and cemeteries to autopsies and death registrations. As they did so, imperial consulates pushed against the workings of both the Egyptian state and each other, expanding their governments' material and performative power. Ultimately, this book reveals how European imperial powers did not so much claim Alexandria as their own, as they maneuvered, manipulated, and cajoled their empires into Egypt.

Edgar Allan Poe and the Empire of the Dead Book
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Edgar Allan Poe and the Empire of the Dead

  • Author : Karen Lee Street
  • Publisher : Pegasus Crime
  • Release Date : 2020-05-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 1643134221

Edgar Allan Poe and the Empire of the Dead Excerpt :

A thrilling historical mystery about mesmerism and magic, the shadows of the past, and the endurance of love—the third novel in the author’s acclaimed Poe and Dupin series. “And I prayed that I would find a way to tell my most honorable friend, the Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin, the truth about how I had finally been murdered and by whom.”—EAP Summer, 1849. When Edgar Allan Poe travels to Paris to help his dear friend hunt down the elusive criminal who bought the Dupin family to ruin during the French Revolution, the sleuthing duo are engaged by the prefect of police to recover the stolen letter of an infamous Parisian salonnière. Is the thief one of the French literary greats who attend her salons, or might it be Dupin’s own enemy who is scheming to become the Emperor of France? Poe and Dupin are quickly embroiled in a deadly cat and mouse game that takes them to the treacherous tunnels of the city’s necropolis, where few who venture into the notorious Empire of the Dead manage to return from the darkness… The third in the author’s critically acclaimed Edgar Allan Poe series, Empire of the Dead is a thrilling historical mystery about alchemy, mesmerism and magic, the shadows of the past, and the endurance of love.

George Romero s Empire of the Dead Book

George Romero s Empire of the Dead

  • Author : George Romero
  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Release Date : 2014-09-03
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781302379735

George Romero s Empire of the Dead Excerpt :

Collects George Romero's Empire of the Dead: Act One #1-5.

Heavenly Bodies Book

Heavenly Bodies

  • Author : Paul Koudounaris
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN 10 : 0500251959

Heavenly Bodies Excerpt :

A visual history of the remains of the saints and holy relics found in the subterranean passageways and tombs beneath Rome, featuring skeletons dressed in elaborate silks and lace, wigs, crowns jewels and armor. 10,000 first printing.