Fearful Majesty by Benson Bobrick

Fearful Majesty: The Life and Reign of Ivan the Terrible by Benson Bobrick
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 4 MB
Overview: Ivan the Terrible – the name evokes the legend of a cruel and dangerously insane tyrant. Fearful Majesty explores that legend and exposes the man, his nature, and his time.
This acclaimed biography of one of Russia’s most important and tyrannical rulers is not only a rich, readable biography, it is also surprisingly timely, revealing how many of the issues Russia faces today have their roots in Ivan’s reign.
Ivan IV oversaw huge conquests of neighboring lands, the creation of a national church, and Russia’s emergence as a world power.
Arrogant, handsome, a gifted orator and theologian, Ivan was well educated but cruel, profoundly egotistical yet cowardly, scarred by childhood terrors. He was also the Russian ruler whose policies first cast Russia in the role of “Evil Empire” to the West.
Throughout his reign, Ivan’s unbalanced genius erupted in a tyranny so violent that it threatened to destroy his bloodline, his court, his church, his country.
Genre: Non-Fiction, History

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The Caliph’s Splendor by Benson Bobrick

The Caliph’s Splendor: Islam and the West in the Golden Age of Baghdad by Benson Bobrick
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 23.2MB | Retail
Overview: The Caliph’s Splendor is a revelation: a history of a civilization we barely know that had a profound effect on our own culture.

While the West declined following the collapse of the Roman Empire, a new Arab civilization arose to the east, reaching an early peak in Baghdad under the caliph Harun al-Rashid. Harun is the legendary caliph of The Thousand and One Nights, but his actual court was nearly as magnificent as the fictional one. In The Caliph’s Splendor, Benson Bobrick eloquently tells the little-known and remarkable story of Harun’s rise to power and his rivalries with the neighboring Byzantines and the new Frankish kingdom under the leadership of Charlemagne.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History > Middle-east

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Michael Benson – Space Odyssey

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E.F. Benson – Collection

E.F. Benson – Collection

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Jon Benson – VSL Fast Track 2018

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Ghosts in the House by A.C. Benson, R.H. Benson