Tales of Invasions and Empires
Our Place in Time (c. 1100 to 1300)
WORLD HISTORY MADE RELEVANT
2019 CIPA EVVY AWARD - 3rd Place History Non-FictionDealing with power is the third and final stage of human progress in realizing our potential. In Tales of Invasions and Empires, author Kent Augustson weaves together a series of true short stories featuring some of history’s most fascinating people in the initial thrust toward our goal. - A courageous countess who sustained a saint and set Florence on the road to the Renaissance. - The humiliation of China and the ferocious peasant who brought back her glory. - A stunning royal lady who married two kings, the godmother of Europe. - The near annihilation of Islam and the dreamer who saw the future. - Two heroic and honorable warriors still venerated in their land to this day. - A battle lost that should have been won that sealed the fate of India for 700 years. - The warlord of the ages and the wonders he wrought. - An awful king and an august king who set their nations toward an historic collision. - A poet of hell-fire images, but more of love. All these are intertwined with the advancement of the four civilizations that, with their expansion, represent 85% of the world’s population today: Confucian China, Hindu India, the Muslim Middle East, and the Christian West. An appreciation of these four allows us a greater understanding of our world to today and a glimpse into the future.
Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 437 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 05, 2018)
Genre: HISTORY / Civilization