The Perfect King

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The Perfect King

The Perfect King

The Life of Edward III, Father of the English Nation

  • Author: Ian Mortimer
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1407066420
  • Category: History
  • Page: 560
  • View: 9781
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From the bestselling author of The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England, comes the story of King Edward III, who - like Elizabeth and Victoria after him - embodied the values of his age, forged a nation out of war and re-made England. He ordered his uncle to be beheaded; he usurped his father's throne; he started a war which lasted for more than a hundred years, and taxed his people more than any other previous king. Nineteenth century historians saw in Edward the opportunity to decry a warmonger, and painted him as a self-seeking, rapacious, tax-gathering conqueror. Yet, in this first full study of the King's character and life, Dr Ian Mortimer unveils that behind the strong warrior king was a compassionate, conscientious and often merciful man - resolute yet devoted to his wife, friends and family, and the father of both the English nation and the English people. 'A fascinating portrait. At times, the reader seems almost able to reach across time and touch this man' - The Economist

Edward III

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Edward III

Edward III

The Perfect King

  • Author: Ian Mortimer
  • Publisher: Rosetta Books
  • ISBN: 0795335466
  • Category: History
  • Page: 518
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A look at the brutal, brilliant fourteenth-century ruler, by the bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England. Holding power for over fifty years starting in 1327, Edward III was one of England’s most influential kings—and one who shaped the course of English history. Revered as one of the country’s most illustrious leaders for centuries, he was also a usurper and a warmonger who ordered his uncle beheaded. A brutal man, to be sure, but also a brilliant one. Noted historian Ian Mortimer offers the first comprehensive look at the life of Edward III. The Perfect King was often the instigator of his own drama, but also overthrew tyrannous guardians as a teenager and ushered in a period of chivalric ideals. Mortimer traces how Edward’s reforms made feudal England a thriving, sophisticated country and one of Europe’s major military powers. Ideal for anyone fascinated by medieval history, this lively book provides new insight into Edward III’s lasting influence on the justice system, artistic traditions, language, and architecture of the country. “The most remarkable medieval historian of our time.” —The Times (London)

The Perfect King

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The Perfect King

The Perfect King

The Life of Edward III, Father of the English Nation

  • Author: Ian Mortimer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Anti-Nazi movement
  • Page: 536
  • View: 415
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King for fifty years (1327--77), Edward III changed the face of England. He ordered his uncle to be beheaded; he usurped his father's throne; he started a war which lasted for more than a hundred years, and taxed his people more than any other previous king. Yet for centuries, Edward III was celebrated as the most brilliant king England had ever had. In this first full study of the man, Ian Mortimer shows how Edward personally provided the impetus for much of the drama of his reign. Edward overcame the tyranny of his guardians at the age of seventeen and then set about developing a new form of awe-inspiring chivalric kingship. Under him the feudal kingdom of England became a highly organized, sophisticated nation, capable of raising large revenues and, without question, the most important military nation in Europe. Yet under his rule England also experienced its longest period of domestic peace in the Middle Ages, giving rise to a massive increase in the nation's wealth through the wool trade, with huge consequences for society, art and architecture. It is to Edward that England owes its system of parliamentary representation, local justice system and the English language as "the tongue of the nation." As the King who re-made England and forged a nation out of war, Edward III emerges as the father of the English nation.

道教雷法

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道教雷法

道教雷法

  • Author: Florian C. Reiter
  • Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783447055932
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 135
  • View: 8399
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Basic Conditions of Taoist Thunder Magic presents most basic concepts and practices of Thunder Magic (Wu-lei fa). In the Song period (12th ct.) Wu-lei fa was a label given to a vast section of specialised ritual practices in religious Taoism. These rituals incorporated and continued older exorcist ways and means that were part of the practical range of religious Taoisms, meeting the demands of an agrarian society that suffered from natural disasters (for example droughts and inundations). Thunder specialist were asked to pray for rain or clear skies, disperse demoniac molestations and ensure a harmonious life. The book is largely based on materials attributed to the school of Wang Wen-ch'ing who was a famous promoter of Wu-lei fa at the court of emperor Sung Hui-tsung. Wang Wen-ch' ing and his followers succeeded in combining the southern traditions of internal alchemy (nei-tan) with exorcist practices. These Taoists also attempted to work out and describe the scientific foundation of Thunder Magic rituals (Wu-lei fa) in terms of astronomy and other emblematic expressions. The theoretical and actual sublimation of exorcist practices was in tune with scholarly tendencies and standards of the time. It was also an attempt to gain or bolster official acceptance.

The Perfect Age of Man's Life

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The Perfect Age of Man's Life

The Perfect Age of Man's Life

  • Author: Mary Dove
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521325714
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 175
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Originally published in 1986, this is an investigation of one particular aspect of what is usually called the Ages of Man. Human beings seem always to have divided up their lives into separate stages: this book argues that the medieval understanding of the age in the middle of man's life was very different from contemporary ideas. Middle age in the Middle Ages did not have dim and negative associations. Instead, it was typically perceived as a 'perfect' age, an age of fulfilment which reached its consummation in the redemption brought about by Christ in his perfect age. The implications of this for medieval understanding of the series of the ages are discussed here for the first time.

Heirs of the King

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Heirs of the King

Heirs of the King

Living the Beatitudes

  • Author: Warren W. Wiersbe
  • Publisher: Discovery House
  • ISBN: 1572938943
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 176
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"Most people think of the Beatitudes as a collection of idealistic sayings- beautiful to read but impossible to practice. How wrong they are! In fact, the entire Sermon on the Mount is a glorious explanation of what life is really like when you reign through the power of the Holy Spirit," says Warren Wiersbe. Why wait until we get to heaven to reign? Thanks to Jesus Christ we can do it in this life. This inspiring study of the Beatitudes shows how to reign over ego, power, and appetite. With the help of the Holy Spirit, the believer can live like a king.

The Bible and Future Events

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The Bible and Future Events

The Bible and Future Events

An Introductory Survey of Last-Day Events

  • Author: Leon J. Wood
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310877474
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 212
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This complete and compact reference volume to the future events of the world is an excellent introductory text for school, church, or personal use. The first two chapters of the book are given to introduction -- presenting the key concepts and establishing the importance of prophetic study, a detailed and chronological list of eschatological events, and a complete definition of terminology. Following in seven successive chapters, the author considers each of the major eschatological events of the Bible, including: - The Rapture - The Great Tribulation - The Antichrist - Israel in the Tribulation - The Close of the Tribulation - The Millennium -- The author enhances his study with a thorough, up-to-date bibliography and informative footnotes.

Reflections: The Perfect Time Volume 1

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Reflections: The Perfect Time Volume 1

Reflections: The Perfect Time Volume 1

  • Author: Zara Matthan
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1479769304
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 168
  • View: 7353
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Reflections: The Perfect Time This book is a compilation of devotionals. It is the first book of a series, examining certain spiritual topics of interest to the authors. Some of the authors kept their legal names, and some elected to use fictitious names. Even though the topics of meditation are written, based on lay persons' level of comprehension of God's word, those topics are, nevertheless, quite profound in their significance, as they appeal to, and stimulate the interest of serious readers of God's word, to reflect on the times in which they now live; challenging times, as they relate to matters of the spirit. It is the sincere wishes and prayers of the authors of this book that each devotional, read in a prayerful spirit, will raise the consciousness of the reader, concerning these times of interesting changes . May they be blessed with what matters most, as they move forward in their spiritual journey. May they be filled with compassionate, giving hearts, that are willing to put others first; to elevate rather than degrade; to give the respect that others deserve, instead of demanding it for themselves at every cost; it takes a spirit of humility to accept this. A life of victory is promised to those who keep their hands in God's hand, as they grow daily in His word. May the blood of Jesus covers all, and keep them sheltered under that covenant till He comes again.

The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

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The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: CUP Archive
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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The Soul of the White Ant

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The Soul of the White Ant

The Soul of the White Ant

  • Author: Eugene Marais
  • Publisher: A Distant Mirror
  • ISBN: 0980297656
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 164
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This book by Eugène Marais is a passionate, insightful account into the world of termites. It is a meticulously researched expose of their complex, highly structured community life. Originally translated into English in 1937, the quality of research remains as relevant today as it was when it was first published. This illuminating account will not only appeal to those with a scientific interest in termites, but will similarly enthrall readers who are new to their captivating world. An exceptional feature of his detailed research is the extraordinary psychological life of the termite. While the studies are based in South Africa, the extensive research also includes the termites of Magnetic Island, Australia. You will be taken on an exciting journey into the amazing life of termites, as their astonishing world of hierarchy and roles within their community is revealed in captivating detail. His years of unceasing work on the veld led Eugène Marais to formulate his theory that the termite nest is similar in every respect to the organism of an animal. He observed that the workers and soldiers resemble red and white blood cells, while the fungus gardens are the digestive organ. The queen functions as the brain, controlling the collective mind, and the sexual flight of the kings and queens is similar in every aspect to the escape of spermatozoa and ova. Reviews "I have never read a book written in such a unique style. It is as though Eugene Marais breathes life into the words, animating the lives and struggles of the white ants in such a way that they almost seem human." "As a safari Guide in the Okavango Botswana for many years, I used this book as a basis for presenting a fascination for the smaller creatures of the African bush, my home for my entire life and which I was privileged to share with many clients from different countries. Termite mounds are really interesting and Eugene Marais compared the infrastructure of a termitary to that of the human body. Writing from the heart, this scientific author instills a wonder in the reader, of the incredible intracacies of nature, in a light-hearted, easily readable manner." "This book doesn't quit when it comes to fascinating insights about termites. I read it with almost no knowledge of what these tiny creatures are capable of, and I was transfixed by these rich and complex insect societies. For the layman, this is an entertaining and informative introduction to a very amazing creature." "Brilliant and thought provoking material." Contents 1) The Beginning of a Termitary 2) Unsolved Secrets 3) Language in the Insect World 4) What is the Psyche? 5) Luminosity in the Animal Kingdom 6) The Composite Animal 7) Somatic Death 8) The Development of the Composite Animal 9) The Birth of the Termite Community 10) Pain and Travail in Nature 11) Uninherited Instincts 12) The Mysterious Power which Governs 13) The Water Supply 14) The First Architects 15) The Queen in her Cell