In Brief

From The Medes to the Mullahs A History Of Iran
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Series: In Brief, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,500. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
This book offers an accessible, but comprehensive, introduction to the long and rich history of Iran. Starting around 600 bce it traces the main historical events finishing with the modern Islamic Republic of Iran. It would be of particular interest to the non-academic person who wants to understand a country that is frequently misunderstood.
Paul of Tarsus: A First Century Radical
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Series: In Brief, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,900. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
This book looks at the radical Jew of the First Century who challenged the status quo. Including useful maps it should appeal to the general reader who wants to learn about the man from Tarsus from a historical perspective rather than the more usual avenue, through Scripture.
Holy Roman Empire Power Politics Papacy
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Series: In Brief, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,300. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Europe / Austria & Hungary
A brief history of the Holy Roman Empire from the coronation of Charlemagne in AD800 to its dissolution in AD1806, including the Habsburg Dynasty, the European Reformation and the Ottoman invasions. With useful maps and family trees this book will appeal to the general reader looking for an accessible account of a complex yet fascinating European power.
Abraham's Children: Jew Christian Muslim Commonality and Conflict
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Series: In Brief, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,590. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
This book compares the commonalities and conflicts between Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Separate paragraphs are devoted Abraham, Prophecy, Islamic Expansion, the Sunni-Shi'a Schism and Holy War with an Epilogue discussing current issues. Written in an accessible style with useful maps and charts it should appeal to the general reader with no previous knowledge of the subject.