Lost Kingdoms

Lost Kingdoms
Author: Phillip H. McMath
Publsiher: University of Arkansas Press
Total Pages: 517
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780976800736
ISBN 13: 097680073X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Kingdoms Book Review:

With the appearance of his latest novel, ""Lost Kingdoms"", Phillip H. McMath has completed his fictional trilogy beginning with ""Native Ground"" (1984), then ""Arrival Point"" (1991). Now in ""Lost Kingdoms"", the fictional Elizabeth Shaw flashes back via grief and remembrance on the death of her son, Christopher, the Marine hero of Native Ground killed in Vietnam. Through this medium of memory and loss is woven in the lives of several families (White, Black, and Red) the tragic story of Arkansas, the South, Southwest, and Mexico, which slowly emerges as a philosophical-historical tapestry not only as a tale uniquely its own but a comment on the meaning of history itself.

Lost Kingdoms Hindu Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia

Lost Kingdoms  Hindu Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia
Author: Guy, John
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2014-04-07
ISBN 10: 1588395243
ISBN 13: 9781588395245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Kingdoms Hindu Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia Book Review:

A fresh and exciting exploration of Southeast Asian history from the 5th to 9th century, seen through the lens of the region's sculpture

LOST KINGDOMS OF CENTRAL AMERICA

LOST KINGDOMS OF CENTRAL AMERICA
Author: Norah Romney
Publsiher: DTTV PUBLICATIONS
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2021-02-12
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LOST KINGDOMS OF CENTRAL AMERICA Book Review:

Thousands of years ago, people settled in the part of the world called Mesoamerica. This region consists of southern Mexico and most of Central America as it stretches between what is now called the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean. Although many different countries now exist within this space, it was the original home to just one civilisation: the Olmec. As time advanced, other well-known groups became dominant in the area. These were primarily the Aztecs and the Mayan. All these early civilizations that existed from approximately 1200 BCE to 900 CE were steeped with culture, tradition, commerce, and conflict. They also offer many mysteries and enigmas to modern understanding. These are the things that make people wonder about how the civilisations arose, gained such power, and why they disappeared. Travel back in time to the first days to discover the questions that still exist in the minds of archaeologists, historians, and others who strive to understand the ancient mysteries of Mesoamerica.

Switch

Switch
Author: Karen Prince
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2013-09-23
ISBN 10: 9781491255094
ISBN 13: 1491255099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Switch Book Review:

The first novel in the Kingdoms of Karibu series, set in a world that quite literally defies belief, where magic seeps into the drinking water for anyone to use or abuse, and the terrain is impossible to navigate without help from extremely risky sources.

Lost Kings and Kingdoms

Lost Kings and Kingdoms
Author: Robyn Hardyman
Publsiher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2016-12-15
ISBN 10: 1482460726
ISBN 13: 9781482460728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Kings and Kingdoms Book Review:

Great kingdoms and rulers from the distant past can become lost over time. For some, no records survive to prove their existence. For others, the records are woven with so many fanciful details they seem like legends. How do we distinguish what’s true and what’s false? This inclusive volume offers the latest insights into familiar legends such as Arthur and his Camelot, but also equally intriguing lore and history of lost kingdoms of Africa, Asia, and the early Americas. Readers will discover that the endeavor to unearth these realms reveals much culture, history, and geography about different world regions.

Lost Kingdoms

Lost Kingdoms
Author: John Lenox Roberts
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 230
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015040607791
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Kingdoms Book Review:

This book follows the history of Celtic Scotland from the ancient kingdoms of the Picts and Scots to the downfall of Clan Donald at the end of the fifteenth century.

The Lost Kingdoms of Africa

The Lost Kingdoms of Africa
Author: Stuart A. Kallen
Publsiher: Abdo Group
Total Pages: 47
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015024995964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Kingdoms of Africa Book Review:

Describes the cities and civilizations of Africa before the Europeans arrived.

Lost Kingdoms of the Maya

Lost Kingdoms of the Maya
Author: Gene S. Stuart,George E. Stuart
Publsiher: Lickle Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 248
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: IND:30000027974595
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Kingdoms of the Maya Book Review:

Brings up-to-date information on the ancient Mayas

Burma s Lost Kingdoms

Burma s Lost Kingdoms
Author: Pamela Gutman
Publsiher: Weatherhill, Incorporated
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015054391068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Burma s Lost Kingdoms Book Review:

This thorough introduction to the history, art, and culture of Arakan, an ancient state located in the northeast corner of Burma, explains and illustrates how Southeast Asia from the beginning of the first millennium absorbed and reinterpreted the influences of many cultures. It is written by a noted scholar who visited the area over many years while conducting research for her doctoral thesis on Arakan. Off the Bay of Bengal, in the northwest corner of Burma lie the splendid capital cites of ancient Arakan; Dhanyaawadi, Vesali and Mrauk-U (Myohaung) being the largest. Mentioned in Ptolemy's "Geographia" (2nd century), Arakan was from earliest times a cosmopolitan state with a vigorous and mixed culture. Indian Brahmins conducted the royal ceremonials, Buddhist monks spread their teachings, traders came and went, and artists and architects used Indian models for inspiration. Through Buddhism, Arakan came into contact with other remote countries, including Sri Lanka, Nepal, Tibet, and China. To the east were the many early empires of Southeast Asia: Burman, Siamese, and Khmer, while later came influences from the Islamic courts of Bengal and Delhi. This is the first comprehensive study on the history, art, and culture of Arakan. It also serves as an excellent introduction to the hitherto almost unknown bronze and stone art of Arakan.

The Lost Kingdoms of Africa

The Lost Kingdoms of Africa
Author: Gus Casely-Hayford
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-02-16
ISBN 10: 144648761X
ISBN 13: 9781446487617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Kingdoms of Africa Book Review:

For many of us the history of Africa is, at best, vague. We might think of Egyptian pyramids, legendary queens (of Sheba or Cleopatra) and Zulu warriors. The truth, however, is one of remarkably diverse, creative, culturally rich civilisations. In this book, which accompanies an 8-part BBC series, Gus Casely-Hayford takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of this remarkable continent. We will encounter archaeological sites of staggering beauty that rival the Great Wall of China, vast and ancient universities that predate Oxford and Cambridge, kingdoms of extraordinary wealth, artistic traditions that still inspire artists today, great religious sites that surpass the Vatican, and a country with more pyramids than Egypt. In recent years new archaeological and anthropological research has opened up the study of African history in ways previously unimaginable. Long-lost kingdoms are suddenly being brought back to life. Civilisations that had faded into myth are revealing their secrets. Using this latest research, Gus Casely-Hayford is able to tell the history of Africa's major kingdoms in an entirely new, colourful and richly-informed way. Accessible and inspiring, The Lost Kingdoms of Africa is both a major addition to our understanding of this oft-overlooked history and a source of genuine delight and wonder.

Lost Kingdom

Lost Kingdom
Author: Serhii Plokhy
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN 10: 0465097391
ISBN 13: 9780465097395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Kingdom Book Review:

From a preeminent scholar of Eastern Europe and the prizewinning author of Chernobyl, the essential history of Russian imperialism. In 2014, Russia annexed the Crimea and attempted to seize a portion of Ukraine -- only the latest iteration of a centuries-long effort to expand Russian boundaries and create a pan-Russian nation. In Lost Kingdom, award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy argues that we can only understand the confluence of Russian imperialism and nationalism today by delving into the nation's history. Spanning over 500 years, from the end of the Mongol rule to the present day, Plokhy shows how leaders from Ivan the Terrible to Joseph Stalin to Vladimir Putin exploited existing forms of identity, warfare, and territorial expansion to achieve imperial supremacy. An authoritative and masterful account of Russian nationalism, Lost Kingdom chronicles the story behind Russia's belligerent empire-building quest.

Advanced Civilizations of Prehistoric America

Advanced Civilizations of Prehistoric America
Author: Frank Joseph
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2009-12-21
ISBN 10: 1591439817
ISBN 13: 9781591439813
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Civilizations of Prehistoric America Book Review:

The examination of four great civilizations that existed before Columbus’s arrival in North America offers evidence of sustained contact between the Old and New Worlds • Describes the cultural splendor, political might, and incredibly advanced technology of these precursors to our modern age • Shows that North America’s first civilization, the Adena, was sparked by ancient Kelts from Western Europe and explores links between Hopewell Mound Builders and prehistoric Japanese seafarers Before Rome ruled the Classical World, gleaming stone pyramids stood amid smoking iron foundries from North America’s Atlantic seaboard to the Mississippi River. On its east bank, across from today’s St. Louis, Missouri, flourished a walled city more populous than London was one thousand years ago, with a pyramid larger--at its base--than Egypt’s Great Pyramid. During the 12th century, hydraulic engineers laid out a massive irrigation network spanning the American Southwest that, if laid end to end, would stretch from Phoenix, Arizona, to the Canadian border. On a scale to match, they built a five-mile-wide dam from ten million cubic yards of rock. While Europe stumbled through the Dark Ages, a metropolis of weirdly shaped, multistory superstructures, precisely aligned to the sun and moon, sprawled across the New Mexico Desert. Who was responsible for such colossal achievements? Where did their mysterious builders come from, and what became of them? These are some of the questions investigated by Frank Joseph in his examination of ancient influences at work on our continent. He reveals that modern civilization is not the first to arise in North America but was preceded instead by four high cultures that rose and fell over the past three thousand years: the Adena, Hopewell, Mississippian, and Anasazi-Hohokam. How they achieved greatness and why they vanished so completely are the intriguing enigmas explored by this unconventional prehistory of our country, Advanced Civilizations of Prehistoric America.

Shyelle Rise of the Dragon Kingdoms

Shyelle   Rise of the Dragon Kingdoms
Author: Amanda Evergreen
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1365826988
ISBN 13: 9781365826986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shyelle Rise of the Dragon Kingdoms Book Review:

The Lost Kingdom of Burgundy

The Lost Kingdom of Burgundy
Author: Robert Joseph Casey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 399
Release: 1923
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105048599612
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Kingdom of Burgundy Book Review:

The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches The Complete Tetralogy

The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches  The Complete Tetralogy
Author: Robert Stanek
Publsiher: RM Publishing
Total Pages: 1142
Release: 2015-11-01
ISBN 10: 162716443X
ISBN 13: 9781627164436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches The Complete Tetralogy Book Review:

4 complete novels, over 1,000 pages in print, full-color artwork. Enter a world of titans and dragons, men and elves. The #1 Fiction bestseller! From #1 bestselling author Robert Stanek, the complete fantasy series that has been read and enjoyed by readers all over the world. BOOK #1 - Three unlikely heroes have the power to change everything. This powerful fantasy novel will delight the young and the young at heart. Inside, you'll discover the breathtaking world of Ruin Mist where the mystical and the magical abound, and you'll fall in love with a boy who would become a mage, a princess who is fleeing a dying kingdom, and a warrior elf who undertakes an epic journey. BOOK #2 takes us deeper into the unraveling mysteries of a world being torn apart by unseen hands and ancient prophecies. Thirteen-year-old Adrina finally got her wish to journey beyond Imtal, but at a cost that weighs upon her soul. Vilmos’s epic journey into manhood continues. Though he was forced to confront the powers within himself and to flee the only home he’s ever known, he trudges on. Meanwhile, betrayed by his own people, Seth fights to survive against all odds. BOOK #3 takes us one step further into the unraveling mysteries of a world being torn apart by ancient prophecies and the machinations of warring peoples. Galan, the beautiful lady elf, is dying. Her life hangs by the barest of threads and only Seth can save her. Vilmos’s decision to train as a mage has come at a great price and now he must journey with Xith to the Mouth of the World. BOOK #4 brings to a close the epic fantasy adventure of Adrina, Vilmos and Seth. Vilmos finds himself lost to the darkness within himself and at odds with everything he has even known. Back in Imtal, Adrina and Valam work together to turn more kingdomers and council members to the cause of the elves. Meanwhile, Emel has undertaken a journey to find answers about the Orb of Power. *** Fully linked and cross-linked with links to individual books and chapters within books. Extras: Lost chapters and scenes restored; the meeting of Xith and Vilmos as originally written; the story of Ruin Mist completely unaltered to hint at the story's origins in ancient myth and legend. "Sure to attract fans of graphic novels and classic Tolkien alike. Stanek will likely draw a cult following. This guarantees fans, and those fans will be ready to wield their swords against the Dark Lord in Stanek's next installment." -- VOYA, the leading magazine for Young Adult librarians. "Robert Stanek is one of our most featured and respected Kids & Young Adults authors." -- The Audio Book Store "Word of mouth turned it into a bestseller. Very satisfying." -- The Fantasy Guide "A breathtaking world and an excellent epic fantasy series! This wonderful adventure reminds me of a cross between J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, Tad Williams, and C. S. Lewis." "Stanek [has] a penchant for clear and simple prose. He also prefers swift, action-oriented scenes. Solidly built. Stanek moves among his main characters with ease, always switching at a climactic moment to maintain suspense. The accessible, brisk language keeps things moving." --Foreword Magazine

The Faded Map

The Faded Map
Author: Alistair Moffat
Publsiher: Birlinn
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2011-05-23
ISBN 10: 0857900579
ISBN 13: 9780857900579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Faded Map Book Review:

Modern communications have driven motorways and pylons through the countryside, dwarfed us with TV and telephone masts and drastically altered the way in which we move around, see and understand Scotland. Recent politics and logistics have established borders and jurisdictions which now seem permanent and impervious. The Faded Map looks beyond these to remember a land that was once quiet and green. It brings to vivid life the half-forgotten kings and kingdoms of two thousand years ago, of the time of the Romans, the Dark Ages and into the early medieval period. In this fascinating account, Alistair Moffat describes the landscape these men and women moved through and talks of a Celtic society which spoke to itself in Old Welsh, where the Sons of Prophesy ruled, and the time when the English kings of Bernicia held sway over vast swathes of what is now Scotland. Heroes rode out of the mists to challenge them and then join with them. The faint echo of the din of ancient battles can be heard as Alistair Moffat takes the reader on a remarkable journey around a lost Scotland.

Between Two Kingdoms

Between Two Kingdoms
Author: Suleika Jaouad
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2022-03-01
ISBN 10: 0399588604
ISBN 13: 9780399588600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between Two Kingdoms Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A searing, deeply moving memoir of illness and recovery that traces one young woman’s journey from diagnosis to remission to re-entry into “normal” life—from the author of the Life, Interrupted column in The New York Times ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, The Rumpus, She Reads, Library Journal, Booklist • “I was immersed for the whole ride and would follow Jaouad anywhere. . . . Her writing restores the moon, lights the way as we learn to endure the unknown.”—Chanel Miller, The New York Times Book Review “Beautifully crafted . . . affecting . . . a transformative read . . . Jaouad’s insights about the self, connectedness, uncertainty and time speak to all of us.”—The Washington Post In the summer after graduating from college, Suleika Jaouad was preparing, as they say in commencement speeches, to enter “the real world.” She had fallen in love and moved to Paris to pursue her dream of becoming a war correspondent. The real world she found, however, would take her into a very different kind of conflict zone. It started with an itch—first on her feet, then up her legs, like a thousand invisible mosquito bites. Next came the exhaustion, and the six-hour naps that only deepened her fatigue. Then a trip to the doctor and, a few weeks shy of her twenty-third birthday, a diagnosis: leukemia, with a 35 percent chance of survival. Just like that, the life she had imagined for herself had gone up in flames. By the time Jaouad flew home to New York, she had lost her job, her apartment, and her independence. She would spend much of the next four years in a hospital bed, fighting for her life and chronicling the saga in a column for The New York Times. When Jaouad finally walked out of the cancer ward—after countless rounds of chemo, a clinical trial, and a bone marrow transplant—she was, according to the doctors, cured. But as she would soon learn, a cure is not where the work of healing ends; it’s where it begins. She had spent the past 1,500 days in desperate pursuit of one goal—to survive. And now that she’d done so, she realized that she had no idea how to live. How would she reenter the world and live again? How could she reclaim what had been lost? Jaouad embarked—with her new best friend, Oscar, a scruffy terrier mutt—on a 100-day, 15,000-mile road trip across the country. She set out to meet some of the strangers who had written to her during her years in the hospital: a teenage girl in Florida also recovering from cancer; a teacher in California grieving the death of her son; a death-row inmate in Texas who’d spent his own years confined to a room. What she learned on this trip is that the divide between sick and well is porous, that the vast majority of us will travel back and forth between these realms throughout our lives. Between Two Kingdoms is a profound chronicle of survivorship and a fierce, tender, and inspiring exploration of what it means to begin again.

Vanished Kingdoms

Vanished Kingdoms
Author: Norman Davies
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2011-10-27
ISBN 10: 0141960485
ISBN 13: 9780141960487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vanished Kingdoms Book Review:

'The past is a foreign country' has become a truism, yet the past differs from the present in many unfamiliar ways and historical memory is extraordinarily imperfect. The degree to which we think of the European past as the history of France, Germany, Britain, Russia and so on, actually obstructs our view of former reality, and blunts our sensitivity to the ever-changing political landscape. Europe's past is littered with kingdoms, empires and republics which no longer exist but which were some of the most important entities of their day - 'the Empire of Aragon', which dominated the western Mediterranean in the thirteenth century, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the largest country in Europe for part of the eighteenth century. This book shows the reader how to peer through the cracks of mainstream history-writing, and to catch a glimpse of the 'Five, Six or Seven Kingdoms of Burgundy'. How long will it be before the USSR, until recently one of the world's two superpowers, is wholly or half-forgotten as most of these? The histories of the lost echo across the centuries, mixed in with more familiar sounds. One of the purposes of this book is to help us hear them again more clearly, and appreciate where they came from. As in his earlier celebrated books Europe and The Isles, Norman Davies aims to subvert our established view what looks familiar in history and urges us to look and think again. This stimulating book, full of unexpected stories, observations and connections, gives us a fresh and original perspective on European history.

Kingdoms in the Air

Kingdoms in the Air
Author: Bob Shacochis
Publsiher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN 10: 0802190227
ISBN 13: 9780802190222
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kingdoms in the Air Book Review:

This “exuberant travel and cultural anthology” by the National Book Award–winning author “brings each setting to life with a perceptive eye” (Booklist, starred review). Best known for his sweeping political novels, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist, The Woman Who Lost Her Soul, Bob Shacochis began his career as a journalist and contributing editor for Outside magazine and Harper’s. Kingdoms in the Air brings together the very best of Shacochis’s culture and travel essays in a collection that spans his global adventures and passions; from Kathmandu to Mozambique, from his love of surfing to his obsession with the South American dorado. In the titular essay “Kingdoms,” the longest work in the collection, Shacochis ventures to Nepal with his friend, the photographer Thomas Laird, who was the first foreigner to live in Nepal’s Kingdom of Mustang as the forbidden Shangri-La prepared to open its borders to trekkers and trade. Replete with Shacochis’s swagger, humor, and wisdom, Kingdoms in the Air is an essential collection of travel writing by an author who “has extended his knowledge and imagination into places most of us have never ventured” (Washington Post).

Arthur and the Lost Kingdoms

Arthur and the Lost Kingdoms
Author: Alistair Moffat
Publsiher: Birlinn
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2012-11-01
ISBN 10: 0857902261
ISBN 13: 9780857902269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arthur and the Lost Kingdoms Book Review:

Alistair Moffat uncovers the mystery and myths surrounding one of british histories most enigmatic figures.