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The Clash of Gods

The Clash of Gods
  • Author : Thomas F. Mathews
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  • Release Date :1993-01-01
  • Total pages :223
  • ISBN : 9780691001593
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Summary : Explores the revolution in the visual arts that took place between the 3rd and 6th centuries AD, during which time the ancient gods, goddesses and heroes who had populated the imagination of humankind for hundreds of years were replaced by a new imagery of

Clash of the Gods of War

Clash of the Gods of War
  • Author : William Westerman,William Westerman and Nicholas Floyd
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  • Release Date :2020-03
  • Total pages :624
  • ISBN : 9781922265821
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Summary : The Great War confronted Australia's fledgling field and garrison artillery forces with a seemingly insurmountable challenge: to rapidly raise, prepare, deploy and engage in history's most lethal war to date. By 1915, the Australian artillery entered into a bloody contest of learning and adaptation against resourceful and resolute opponents, where the stakes would be measured in thousands of soldiers' lives. Far from popularly-held views of the Great War as one of stalemate and stagnation, Clash of the Gods of War: Australian Artillery and the Firepower Lessons of the Great War reveals a dynamic and rapidly evolving battle-scape, as artillery planners on each side sought to combine innovative concepts, technology and tactics into victory. The book draws on an unparalleled array of perspectives on artillery and firepower, presented by Australian and international experts and practitioners over four years during the Firepower: Lessons from the Great War seminar series, commemorating the Centenary of Anzac. From Anzac Cove to the Hindenburg Line, Clash of the Gods of War tells a gripping Australian story of the Great War through the lens of artillery - the most lethal and influential arm of the war - and considers the legacy that its evolutionary journey holds for warfare today.

Last Clash of the Titans

Last Clash of the Titans
  • Author : Derek P. Gilbert
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  • Release Date :2018-09-15
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 9781948014090
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Summary : Greek and Roman tales of deities and demigods, what we call myths, are twisted versions of true history: Zeus is Satan, the Titans are the sons of god who came in to the daughters of man, and the heroes of the Golden Age are the mighty men of old-the Nephilim.If you were brought up in church, there's a good chance you were taught that the pagan gods were imaginary. But God Himself calls them gods. Not only that, He's judged them, found them wanting, and proclaimed a sentence of death on these rebels.But they're not dead yet. They're angry, and they're coming back.In Last Clash of the Titans, you'll discover:¿The Titans, the old gods of the Greeks, are the Watchers, the angelic sons of God who created the monstrous Nephilim by taking human women as wives¿The Nephilim, later called Rephaim, were the heroes and demigods of the Greeks¿Satan is lord of the Rephaim-and he'll lead them in an end times army against Israel¿The pagan Amorites worshiped the Rephaim spirits and believed they were ancestors of their kings¿The pagan prophet Balaam foretold the final destruction of the Nephilim by the Messiah¿Ezekiel's prophecy of Gog and Magog tells us when and where they'll be destroyed¿Gog won't be human, Magog is not Russia, and their war ends with the Battle of Armageddon¿The spirit of primordial chaos, Leviathan, will return from the abyss-as the AntichristAs Baudelaire wrote, "The finest trick of the devil is to persuade you that he does not exist." Recent research shows that nearly 60% of American Christians have fallen for that lie.Zeus, Hercules, the Olympians, and the Titans are real. They hate us, they want to kill us, and they're coming back.Get ready.

Maxat and the Clash of the Gods:

Maxat and the Clash of the Gods:
  • Author : Aijan
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  • Release Date :2019-12-10
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 9781916464537
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Summary : Hold onto your magic hats for another spellbinding adventure! Greece just keeps on getting more and more exciting, but when Maxat sets foot on special island Naxos, he can feel that something's not right. Which is why Ermek should have thought carefully before approaching the crying noise. It's also why Maxat should think carefully before disagreeing with powerful forces. Before they know it, Maxat and his tiger cub friend have upset one half of the islanders and confused the other half ... not to mention the angry gods! But, when you believe in something strongly, it's worth fighting for, even if you are going up against some pretty powerful forces. Even when it involves a lightning-speed tiger race and a skilful wordy war. Will Maxat and Ermek manage to deliver their message and make Naxos happier and more colourful again? This tale is packed with adventure and fun and inspired by the timeless values of love and friendship. The pages are brought to life by bright, beautiful illustrations bound to delight all ages.

War God

War God
  • Author : Graham Hancock
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  • Release Date :2013-05-30
  • Total pages :528
  • ISBN : 1444734393
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Summary : A young girl called Tozi stands at the bottom of a pyramid, waiting to be led to the top where her heart will be cut out... Pepillo, a Spanish orphan who serves a sadistic Dominican friar, is aboard the Spanish fleet as it sails towards Mexico... This is the epic story of the clash of two empires, two armies and two gods of war. Five hundred desperate adventurers are about to pit themselves against the most brutal armies of the ancient Americas, armies hundreds of thousands strong. This is a war of gods and men. Dark powers that work behind the scenes of history show their hand as the prophecy of the return of Quetzalcoatl is fulfilled with the arrival of Cortes. The Aztec ruler Moctezuma fights to maintain the demands of the war god Huitzilopochtli for human sacrifice. The Spanish Inquisition is planning an even greater blood-letting. Caught up in the headlong collision between two gods of war are Tozi, Pepillo and the beautiful sex slave Malinal whose hatred of Moctezuma runs so deep she will sell out her own land and people to destroy him.

Of Gods and Mortals

Of Gods and Mortals
  • Author : Andrea Sfiligoi
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  • Release Date :2013-10-20
  • Total pages :64
  • ISBN : 1780968507
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Summary : Two armies prepare for war. Thor, surrounded by crackling lightning, leads the assault of a horde of Viking berserkers. Preparing to receive this charge stands a wall of grim-faced, determined Spartan hoplites, commanded by Ares himself... Of Gods and Mortals is a skirmish wargame that gives players the opportunity to command the greatest heroes, warriors and monsters of legend – and the gods and goddesses that ruled over them. Whether you want to lead the forces of Greek, Egyptian, Celtic or Norse mythology to battle, or build your own pantheon, Of Gods and Mortals presents everything you need. Each player takes control of a god, a handful of legendary characters and a number of mortal troops, forming a warband that must work in harmony to succeed. Although the gods are incredibly powerful, they are only as strong as the faith of the mortals who follow them – if their worshippers are cut down, gods become weaker, and if a deity is vanquished in combat, its followers may flee the field of battle. Success lies in employing a strategy that uses all your troops, from the mightiest to the most humble, as effectively as possible.

No god but God (Updated Edition)

No god but God (Updated Edition)
  • Author : Reza Aslan
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  • Release Date :2011-08-30
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 067964377X
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Summary : A fascinating, accessible introduction to Islam from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zealot and host of Believer FINALIST FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD In No god but God, internationally acclaimed scholar Reza Aslan explains Islam—the origins and evolution of the faith—in all its beauty and complexity. This updated edition addresses the events of the past decade, analyzing how they have influenced Islam’s position in modern culture. Aslan explores what the popular demonstrations pushing for democracy in the Middle East mean for the future of Islam in the region, how the Internet and social media have affected Islam’s evolution, and how the war on terror has altered the geopolitical balance of power in the Middle East. He also provides an update on the contemporary Muslim women’s movement, a discussion of the controversy over veiling in Europe, an in-depth history of Jihadism, and a look at how Muslims living in North America and Europe are changing the face of Islam. Timely and persuasive, No god but God is an elegantly written account that explains this magnificent yet misunderstood faith. Praise for No god but God “Grippingly narrated and thoughtfully examined . . . a literate, accessible introduction to Islam.”—The New York Times “[Reza] Aslan offers an invaluable introduction to the forces that have shaped Islam [in this] eloquent, erudite paean to Islam in all of its complicated glory.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Wise and passionate . . . an incisive, scholarly primer in Muslim history and an engaging personal exploration.”—The New York Times Book Review “Acutely perceptive . . . For many troubled Muslims, this book will feel like a revelation, an opening up of knowledge too long buried.”—The Independent (U.K.) “Thoroughly engaging and excellently written . . . While [Aslan] might claim to be a mere scholar of the Islamic Reformation, he is also one of its most articulate advocates.”—The Oregonian

Art and the Christian Apocrypha

Art and the Christian Apocrypha
  • Author : David R. Cartlidge,James Keith Elliott
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  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :277
  • ISBN : 9780415233927
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Summary : The Christian canon of scripture, known as the New Testament, excluded many of the Church's traditional stories about its origins. Although not in the Bible, these popular stories have had a powerful influence on the Church's traditions and theology, and a particularly marked effect on visual representations of Christian belief. This book provides a lucid introduction to the relationship between the apocryphal texts and the paintings, mosaics, and sculpture in which they are frequently paralleled, and which have been so significant in transmitting these non-Biblical stories to generations of churchgoers.

The Art of Empire

The Art of Empire
  • Author : Lee M. Jefferson,Robin M. Jensen
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  • Release Date :2015-10-01
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 1506402844
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Summary : In recent years, art historians such as Johannes Deckers (Picturing the Bible, 2009) have argued for a significant transition in fourth- and fifth-century images of Jesus following the conversion of Constantine. Broadly speaking, they perceive the image of a peaceful, benevolent shepherd transformed into a powerful, enthroned Jesus, mimicking and mirroring the dominance and authority of the emperor. The powers of church and state are thus conveniently synthesized in such a potent image. This deeply rooted position assumes that ante-pacem images of Jesus were uniformly humble while post-Constantinian images exuded the grandeur of power and glory. The Art of Empire contends that the art and imagery of Late Antiquity merits a more nuanced understanding of the context of the imperial period before and after Constantine. The chapters in this collection each treat an aspect of the relationship between early Christian art and the rituals, practices, or imagery of the Empire, and offer a new and fresh perspective on the development of Christian art in its imperial background.

The Realms of the Gods

The Realms of the Gods
  • Author : Tamora Pierce
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  • Release Date :2009-12-08
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 1439132097
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Summary : During a dire battle against the fearsome Skinners, Daine and her mage teacher Numair are swept into the Divine Realms. Though happy to be alive, they are not where they want to be. They are desperately needed back home, where their old enemy, Ozorne, and his army of strange creatures are waging war against Tortall. Trapped in the mystical realms Daine discovers her mysterious parentage. And as these secrets of her past are revealed so is the treacherous way back to Tortall. So they embark on an extraordinary journey home, where the fate of all Tortall rests with Daine and her wild magic.

Imperial Lineages and Legacies in the Eastern Mediterranean

Imperial Lineages and Legacies in the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Author : Rhoads Murphey
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  • Release Date :2016-07-07
  • Total pages :216
  • ISBN : 1317118456
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Summary : The comparative study of empires has traditionally been addressed in the widest possible global historical perspective with comparison of New World empires such as the Aztecs and Incas side by side with the history of imperial Rome and the empires of China and Russia in the medieval and modern periods. Surprisingly little work has been carried out focusing on the evolution of state control and imperial administration in the same territory; approached in a rigorous and historically grounded fashion over a wide extent of historical time from late antiquity to the twentieth century. The empires of Rome, Byzantium, the Ottomans and the latter-day imperialists in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, all inherited or seized and sought to develop overlapping parts of a common territorial base in the Eastern Mediterranean and all struggled to contain, control or otherwise alter the political, cultural and spiritual allegiances of the same indigenous population groups that were brought under their rule and administration. The task undertaken in Imperial Lineages and Legacies in the Eastern Mediterranean is to investigate the balance between continuity and change adopted at various historical conjunctures when new imperial regimes were established and to expose common features and shared approaches to the challenge of imperial rule that united otherwise divergent societies and imperial administrations. The work incorporates the contributions by twelve scholars, each leading practitioners in their respective fields and each contributing their particular insights on the shared theme of imperial identity and legacy in the Mediterranean World of the pagan, Christian and Muslim eras.

Imperial Rome and Christian Triumph

Imperial Rome and Christian Triumph
  • Author : Jaś Elsner
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  • Release Date :1998
  • Total pages :297
  • ISBN : 9780192842015
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Summary : Western culture saw some of the most significant and innovative developments take place during the passage from antiquity to the middle ages. This stimulating new book investigates the role of the visual arts as both reflections and agents of those changes. It tackles two inter-related periodsof internal transformation within the Roman Empire: the phenomenon known as the 'Second Sophistic' (c. ad 100300)two centuries of self-conscious and enthusiastic hellenism, and the era of late antiquity (c. ad 250450) when the empire underwent a religious conversion to Christianity. Vases, murals, statues, and masonry are explored in relation to such issues as power, death, society, acculturation, and religion. By examining questions of reception, viewing, and the culture of spectacle alongside the more traditional art-historical themes of imperial patronage and stylisticchange, Jas Elsner presents a fresh and challenging account of an extraordinarily rich cultural crucible in which many fundamental developments of later European art had their origins. 'a highly individual work . . . wonderful visual and comparative analysis . . . I can think of no other general book on Roman art that deals so elegantly and informatively with the theme of visuality and visual desire.' Professor Natalie Boymel Kampen, Barnard College, New York 'exciting and original . . . a vibrant impression of creative energy and innovation held in constant tension by the persistence of more traditional motifs and techniques. Elsner constantly surprises and intrigues the reader by approaching familiar material in new ways.' Professor Averil Cameron,Keble College, Oxford

A Clash of New and Ancient Gods

A Clash of New and Ancient Gods
  • Author : Abby Fisher Yost
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  • Release Date :2017
  • Total pages :192
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Summary : "Religious conflict, missionary versus indigenous priest for the soul of society, occurs repeatedly in the postcolonial fiction of central Africa, as the chosen means to illustrate the colonial and postcolonial environment. Given the omnipresence of religion in the postcolonial fiction of central Africa, there is little analysis that comprehensively explores its function from the broad scope of multiple novels and perspectives in comparison with postcolonial fiction from regions outside Africa. In this inquiry, I have chosen to analyze three exemplary pieces of religion-infused postcolonial fiction; The river between by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o (1965), Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe (1964), and The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (1998). These novels represent three ways to engage in the colonial discourse of these regions: The African to the African, the African to the Westerner, and the Westerner to the Westerner about Africa. Religion is shown to be the primary authorial mechanism to illustrate the cultural misunderstandings that arise between the colonial forces and the indigenous inhabitants. The various crises of faith within the novels are revealed to be the subtle means that the authors use to suggest possible courses of action to defeat imperialism within the framework of a postcolonial narrative. A decolonizing discourse emerges from the resolutions to the crises of faith that each character undergoes. The model missionary is examined, an archetypcal character within each novel whose role is to guide the other characters to an author-condoned spiritual resolution while pointing towards the author's chosen stance against imperialism. The conclusion ultimately considers why the construct of religion is such a suitable vehicle for accomplishing these aims in the context of these regions, alighting upon the ability of religion to address both the communal and individual approaches to dealing with profound loss."--leaf 5.

Summer for the Gods

Summer for the Gods
  • Author : Edward J. Larson
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  • Release Date :2008-07-31
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 0786721936
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Summary : The Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the Scopes Trial and the battle over evolution and creation in America's schools. In the summer of 1925, the sleepy hamlet of Dayton, Tennessee, became the setting for one of the twentieth century's most contentious courtroom dramas, pitting William Jennings Bryan and the anti-Darwinists against a teacher named John Scopes, represented by Clarence Darrow and the ACLU, in a famous debate over science, religion, and their place in public education. That trial marked the start of a battle that continues to this day in cities and states throughout the country. Edward Larson's classic Summer for the Gods -- winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History -- is the single most authoritative account of this pivotal event. An afterword assesses the state of the battle between creationism and evolution, and points the way to how it might potentially be resolved.

Sword of the Gods: The Chosen One

Sword of the Gods: The Chosen One
  • Author : Anna Erishkigal
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  • Release Date :2012-04-16
  • Total pages :880
  • ISBN : 098548960X
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Summary : Two old gods play chess to decide the fate of the galaxy. A hapless pawn is cast down upon the Earth. Mikha'il awakens, mortally wounded, on his crashed ship. He's saved by a young woman with unusual abilities. With no memory of his past and his ship destroyed, he has no choice but to integrate into her village. In stone-aged Mesopotamia, everyone must work or starve, but the only skill he possesses is an uncanny ability to kill.Ninsianna's people have prophecies of a time when a winged champion, a Sword of the Gods, will defend their people against an Evil One. Mikha'il insists he's no demi-god, but the dark premonitions sent to her by She-who-is say otherwise! Unbeknownst to them, Earth is about to become ground zero in a war between two ancient adversaries. The Emperors' armies are a dying race ... and humans hold the key to their survival.As love blossoms, the mysterious kidnappings of young women forces Mikha'il to choose between Ninsianna and his duty to complete a mission he can't quite recall. As fault lines open in the heavens, Mikha'il must teach his adopted people to raise armies from the dust to fight back against an enemy who remains unseen.