In English Trade and Adventure to Russia in the Early Modern Era , Maria Salomon Arel revisits Anglo-Russian trade in first half of the seventeenth century. Drawing on largely neglected Russian and English sources, she reconstructs the history of the Muscovy Company in a period of expanding opportunities for foreigners in Russia and of tightening links between regional markets across the globe. In her strongly revisionist telling, the Company successfully rebuilt in the aftermath of the devastating Time of Troubles, securing its uniquely privileged position in the Russian market at the hands of a newly installed tsar and Romanov dynasty keen to revive the country?s decimated economy through the stimulus of foreign trade. Meanwhile, on the London end of a trade clearly deemed relevant to commercial and shipping interests increasingly dependent on Russian naval stores and invested in the Russian re-export trades to and from the Mediterranean and Asia, the Company restructured its organization and finances with crucial royal support in furtherance of the ?public good? and early Stuart dynastic honor. As Arel documents, by the 1630s-40s, English trade to Russia was flourishing, as seen in the growing number of Muscovy Company men active all along the Moscow-Archangel route, their substantial commercial infrastructure, extensive supply networks among a broad swath of Russian merchants and traders, and prominent role in the exploitation of monopoly trades established to fill the tsar?s coffers with specie. The picture drawn by Arel overturns a traditional narrative on the Russia trade that has relegated the English to the shadows, demonstrating the tenacity and continued development of their enterprise at the intersection of English commercial expansion, Russian economic growth, and advancing globalization processes. Taking the narrative even further, the book opens up new perspectives and research directions by pointing to an incipient link between the Russian and transatlantic markets, while shifting the lens on the Anglo-Dutch relationship in the Russia trade away from the time-worn dichotomy of cutthroat competition to a more nuanced understanding of mutual cooperation and business association between merchants on the ground, even in the face of commercial and territorial competition between nations.
The Fairy Books, or ´´Coloured´´ Fairy Books is a collection of fairy tales divided into twelve books, each associated with a different colour. Collected together by Andrew Land they are sourced from a number of different countries and were translated by Lang's wife and other translators who also retold many of the tales. The collection has been incalculably important and, although he did not source the stories himself direct from the oral tradition he can make claim to the first English translation of many. First published in 1910, The Lilac Fairy Book is the final volume in this series.
The Fairy Books, or ´´Coloured´´ Fairy Books is a collection of fairy tales divided into twelve books, each associated with a different colour. Collected together by Andrew Land they are sourced from a number of different countries and were translated by Lang's wife and other translators who also retold many of the tales. The collection has been incalculably important and, although he did not source the stories himself direct from the oral tradition he can make claim to the first English translation of many. First published in 1903, The Crimson Fairy Book is the 8th volume in this series.
The Fairy Books, or ´´Coloured´´ Fairy Books is a collection of fairy tales divided into twelve books, each associated with a different colour. Collected together by Andrew Land they are sourced from a number of different countries and were translated by Lang's wife and other translators who also retold many of the tales. The collection has been incalculably important and, although he did not source the stories himself direct from the oral tradition he can make claim to the first English translation of many. First published in 1892, The Green Fairy Book is the 3rd volume in this series.
English Grammar in Use with Answers, authored by Raymond Murphy, is the first choice for intermediate (B1-B2) learners and covers all the grammar required at this level. It is a self-study book with simple explanations and lots of practice exercises, and has helped millions of people around the world to communicate in English. It is also trusted by teachers and can be used as a supplementary text in classrooms.
MEMORIES CAN BE DEADLY A brutal murder It?s been thirty years since Professor Weider was found dead in his stately home. With little evidence to convict a suspect, the case has never been solved. A buried mystery Now, a partial manuscript has been discovered that reveals three people were at the house that night. All three clearly remember what happened. But someone is lying? Already translated into 37 languages, The Book of Mirrors is the perfect novel for fans of psychological suspense and reading group fiction. Praise for The Book of Mirrors ´Intelligent and sophisticated - a crime story told the way Picasso painted pictures. Highly recommended .´Lee Child ´I loved this twisty mind game! The Book Of Mirrors starts with a secret manuscript about a cold-case murder and then uses a host of characters and perspectives to make you look in every direction but at the truth. Who is lying? Is anyone´s recall perfect? This isn´t just a very clever thriller---it leaves us wondering how much we subconsciously manipulate our own memories to protect ourselves.´ Julia Heaberlin (bestselling author of Black Eyed Susans ) ´A literary thriller - complex, gripping and a beautiful read.´ Jenni Murray ´An elegant, gripping, multi-layered tale about the illusory nature of truth and memory. I loved it .´ Tammy Cohen ´ The Book of Mirrors is exactly what I look for in a thriller: a great concept, brilliantly executed, smarter than it seems and knotty enough to keep you guessing. Like the best stories about memory, it leaves the reader wondering what´s true and what isn´t.´ - James Smythe ?This Romanian author´s debut novel in English is an agile and provocative exploration the tricks memory can play? - Sunday Times ´An impressive first novel, intelligent and well written? - The Times This twisty, brilliantly written tale of a grisly unsolved murder at Princeton asks if we can truly trust our own memories. This nuanced, multi-layered book has a cracking plot to boot and will be devoured by thriller fans - Sun ? slippery murder mystery? - Irish Independent ´ Intricately plotted ? Faulty memories, outright lies, and secrets make it hard to know whom to believe. The action builds to a crafty and believable resolution.´ Publisher´s Weekly ´Chirovici draws his characters well and tantalizes the reader with judiciously timed revelations. A smart, sophisticated murder puzzle sure to please the more literary-minded aficionados of the form´ Kirkus
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Apollo 11 mission, this lavishly illustrated book?featuring stunning photographs and many rarely seen images and documents?tells the incredible story of the first men on the Moon. Acclaimed science author Rod Pyle ( Missions to the Moon ) returns with a beautiful and insightful book commemorating Apollo 11. First on the Moon offers an exciting behind-the-scenes look at America´s journey to the Moon?from the space race to the landing on the Sea of Tranquility to splashdown on Earth and the aftermath. Pyle spent years combing NASA archives and private collections for memorabilia from the mission, and the book includes everything from accessible explanations of the enormous challenges facing NASA to reproductions of original 1969 documents. It also features a number of specially commissioned photocompositions created from NASA Apollo images released in 2015. Many were parts of photomontages taken by the astronauts, and these compositions have now been carefully restored to their originally intended montage formats . With compelling firsthand accounts and a gripping narrative, this gorgeously designed volume fully immerses readers in the Space Age. Includes a foreword by Buzz Aldrin, and exclusive interviews with the adult children of the Apollo 11 astronauts.
Priests were ubiquitous figures in the Anglo-Saxon world: they acted as educators, agents of royal authority, scribes, and dealers in real estate. But what set priests apart from the society in which they lived was the authority to provide pastoral care and their ability to use the written word. Early medieval bishops saw books as indispensable to a priest´s duties and episcopal legislation frequently provided lists of books that priests were to have: tools of the trade for the secular clergy. These books are not only an exceedingly valuable window into pastoral care, but also a barometer for the changes taking place in the English church of the tenth and eleventh centuries. This first full-length study of Anglo-Saxon priests´ books examines a wide array of evidence, including booklists, music, liturgy, narrative, and, crucially, the surviving manuscripts. The volume opens with a consideration of the context of a priest´s life and work, moving on to investigate the issues of clerical literacy and the availability of books to priests, uncovering avenues for priestly education and elucidating the role that the secular clergy played in channels of manuscript production and distribution. The second part analyses the documentary and manuscript evidence for certain classes of priests´ books, challenging existing thought and arguing that two poorly understood manuscripts are in fact books for priests. GERALD P. DYSON is Assistant Professor of History at Kentucky Christian University.
Above Below = Sopra Sotto Do you understand this first Italian words? Yes, you do! How? Because you read it using a new technique: bilingual reading (parallel text). How it works? It's simple: bilingual reading works by reading two versions of the same book or text at the same time. One version is in the language you want to learn (here you will learn Italian words) and the other version is in your native language or in another language that you feel comfortable with: here we will use English. This way, you can use short simple words to learn Italian the fun way with the bilingual reading natural method. Using this method, you will quickly start to learn Italian from basics and learn Italian fast by accumulating vocabulary. With this Super Pack of 4 Books in 1 you can Save Money and Learn many words in Italian reading it in your native language and in the language you want to learn. These are the 4 books you get in this Super Pack: [ Book 1 ] - OPPOSITES - 100 OPPOSITE WORDS [ Book 2 ] - ADJECTIVES - 100 ADJECTIVES [ Book 3 ] - OCCUPATIONS- 100 OCCUPATIONS [ Book 4 ] - SYNONYMS - ITALIAN VERSION OF 100 FREQUENT SYNONYMS IN ENGLISH This simple Italian dual language book is a great tool to learn Italian for beginners of all ages. Let's start learning Italian?
For the first time in one e-book all the works of Boris Akunin from the Adventure Master´s cycle. The cycle opens with the novel ´´Altyn-tolobas´´. British subject Baronet Nicholas Fandorin, a descendant of the famous Russian detective Erast Fandorin, goes to Russia. Ancient secrets of Moscow dungeons, the seventeenth century - and the modern hero - a basketball historian in good English costume follows in the footsteps of his ancestor Cornelius von Dorn in search of a mystical artifact. And if the ancestor has to survive in Muscovy after a time of turmoil, then the ancestor-baronet in the dashing 90s. The second part of the cycle is ´´Out-of-class reading´´. In the novel, two storylines develop in parallel. The action of one takes place in the last year of the reign of Catherine the Great, and the other at the beginning of the XXI century. In one part - palace intrigues and kidnapping of youngsters. In the other part - business disassembly and ... kidnapping of youngsters. As Akunin himself tells, the third book is ´´F.M.´´ - he was moved by rivalry with Dan Brown, who wrote ´´The Da Vinci Code´´: ´´In the new novel,´´ F. M. ´´, I amused myself, mimicking Dan Brown, there it can be seen with the naked eye. In general, I first wanted to write a novel that would be called ´´The code of the painting´´ Morning in a pine forest ´´´´ for everyone to study the bears and look at hemp, but then I decided that it was more interesting to play ´´Crime and Punishment´´. In the last, fourth novel, The Falcon and the Swallow, it is told that the wealthy English aunt Cynthia presents a generous gift to Nicholas Fandorin - a manuscript from Theofels Castle. In a letter written by mysterious Epin, the path to the cache with a large treasure is encrypted. Fandorin has to decipher the mysterious message, and he takes up the case with passion, not even suspecting that his distant relative, Leticia von Dorn, the niece of Captain Cornelius von Dorn, is hiding under the name of Appin ...