Explore the captivating history of Europe.Europe’s past is characterized by fighting and warfare, and it is punctuated with great works of art, philosophy, science, and technology. Even its recent history is much the same - that’s why, so much of the globe was once ruled by European monarchies.Despite all the infighting and territorial exploits, Europeans have managed to create some of the most beautiful pieces of literature, architecture, political structures, and ideas the world has ever seen.In European History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Europe, Starting from the Neanderthals Through to the Roman Empire and the End of the Cold War, you will discover chapters, such as:PrehistoryThe Neolithic RevolutionThe Bronze AgeEarly Tribes of EuropeThe Iron AgePrehistoric BritainThe Classical GreeksThe Roman EmpireThe VikingsThe Dark AgesThe Holy Roman EmpireThe Rise of WessexThe Norman ConquestMarco Polo and Renaissance ItalyJoan of ArcIsabella I of CastileThe Age of DiscoveryThe ReformationThe EnlightenmentThe French RevolutionThe Industrial AgeThe British Empire of Queen VictoriaThe Great WarThe Russian RevolutionWorld War IIThe Cold War EraAnd much, much more!So, if you want to learn more about European history, scroll up and click the "buy now" button! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard L. Walton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/208020/bk_acx0_208020_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Inca, a Siberian puss, tells the story about her furry family - her brother Fromage, who is addicted to cheese and considers himself a cheese monger, and her sister, Cara, a gorgeous but timid Siamese. Inca, an avid fan of Dr. House, considers herself the leader of the troupe and responsible for the well-being of the family. They own, according to Inca, Missy, a young humanoid who has a well-established cheese shop in Paris. The story revolves around how Missy decides to move to London with her co-partners, Jacques and Genevieve, to run their new cheese shop and café. Can Fromage leave his pal, Charlotte, behind? Soon after arriving in London, the three cats accompany Missy to their neighbor’s house where they meet Monk, a blue Russian cat, and Terrance, a golden retriever owned by their famous neighbor, a detective named Solo, living in the same compound in Kensington.Things start to get interesting when Monk tries to help their neighbor, Polo, a sad little Pekingese whose mistress, a formerly well-known opera singer who is pining for her lost husband, has her valuable diamond necklace stolen. Can Inca and her family assist Monk and Terrance to recover the diamond necklace and resolve Polo’s problems? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Riya Aarini. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/151626/bk_acx0_151626_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Valentin Ivanovich Prokopov is a Russian water polo player who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1952 Summer Olympics and in the 1956 Summer Olympics. In 1952 he was part of the Soviet team which finished seventh in the Olympic water polo tournament. He played all nine matches and scored at least two goals (not all scorers are known). Four years later he won the bronze medal with the Soviet team in the 1956 tournament. He played six matches without scoring a goal.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Mdivani is the name of a family of nobility, originating from the nation of Georgia. The best known bearers of this name were the children of Zakhari and Elizabeth Mdivani. The five siblings fled to Paris after the Russian Revolution of 1917, and became known as the "Marrying Mdivanis", as they all managed to marry into wealth and fame. The Mdivani siblings were: Serge Mdivani, who married actress Pola Negri in 1927, but when she lost her fortune in the Stock Market Crash of 1929, he abandoned her and took up with opera singer Mary McCormic, who divorced him in a highly-publicized trial. He then married his former sister-in-law, Louise Astor Van Alen Mdivani, in 1936, but died later that year in a polo accident
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Vyacheslav Grigorevich Kurennoy (Russian: , December 10, 1932 December 23, 1992) was a Russian water polo player who competed for the Soviet Union in the 1956 Summer Olympics and in the 1960 Summer Olympics.He was born in Moscow.In 1956 he was a member of the Soviet team which won the bronze medal. He played all seven matches and scored three goals.
The Mongols carved out the largest land-based empire in world history, stretching from Korea to Russia in the north and from China to Syria in the south in the thirteenth century. Along with their leader Chinggis Khan they conjure up images of plunder and total destruction. Chinggis and his descendants introduced a level of violence that had perhaps never been seen in world history. Although this book does not ignore the devastation and killings wrought by the Mongols, it also reveals their contributions. Within two generations, they developed from conquerors and predators seeking booty to rulers who devised policies to foster the economies of the lands they had subjugated. Adopting political and economic institutions familiar to the conquered populations and recruiting native officials, they won over many of their non-Mongol subjects. Mongol nobles were ardent patrons ofart and culture. They supported and influenced the production of Chinese porcelains and textiles, Iranian tiles and illustrated manuscripts, and Russian metalwork. Their most significant contribution was to foster the greatest contacts among diverse civilizations in world history. The Mongol peace they imposed on much of Asia and their promotion of trade resulted in considerable travel and relations among numerous merchants, scientists, artists, missionaries, and entertainers of different ethnic groups. It is no accident that Europeans, including Marco Polo, first reached China in this period. Eurasian and perhaps global history starts with the Mongolempire.Rossabi follows the Mongol empire through to collapse due to internal disunity. Struggles for succession and ill-planned and expensive military campaigns ultimately tore apart one of the most influential empires in world history. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
MS Marco Polo is a cruise ship owned by Global Maritime, under charter to Transocean Tours, Germany. She was built in 1965 by Mathias-Thesen Werft, East Germany as MS Alexandr Pushkin for the Soviet Union's Baltic Shipping Company. Between 1993 and 2008 the ship sailed as Marco Polo for Orient Lines.The Alexandr Pushkin was constructed at V.E.B. Mathias-Thesen Werft in Wismar, East Germany. She was the second ship of the Ivan Franko class , named after the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin.The construction of this class featured some notable differences from contemporary ships built in the west. Amongst other things they offered cabins for six people and had three taps in the bathrooms - for hot, cold and sea water - Both of these features had long since been abandoned in western liners.The ships also featured certain forward-looking features, such as all outside accommodation for both passengers and the crew, and an indoor/outdoor swimming pool with a sliding glass roof. To enable the ships to navigate through broken ice, they were constructed with greater hull strength and stability than usual in passenger ships of this size.