Among The Great Masters Of Warfare

Author: Walter Rowlands
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White Mughals

Author: William Dalrymple
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101098120
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White Mughals is the romantic and ultimately tragic tale of a passionate love affair that crossed and transcended all the cultural, religious and political boundaries of its time. James Achilles Kirkpatrick was the British Resident at the court of the Nizam of Hyderabad when in 1798 he glimpsed Kahir un-Nissa—'Most excellent among Women'—the great-niece of the Nizam's Prime Minister and a descendant of the Prophet. Kirkpatrick had gone out to India as an ambitious soldier in the army of the East India Company, eager to make his name in the conquest and subjection of the subcontinent. Instead, he fell in love with Khair and overcame many obstacles to marry her—not least of which was the fact that she was locked away in purdah and engaged to a local nobleman. Eventually, while remaining Resident, Kirkpatrick converted to Islam, and according to Indian sources even became a double-agent working for the Hyderabadis against the East India Company. It is a remarkable story, involving secret assignations, court intrigue, harem politics, religious and family disputes. But such things were not unknown; from the early sixteenth century, when the Inquisition banned the Portuguese in Goa from wearing the dhoti, to the eve of the Indian mutiny, the 'white Mughals' who wore local dress and adopted Indian ways were a source of embarrassments to successive colonial administrations. William Dalrymple unearths such colourful figures as 'Hindoo Stuart', who travelled with his own team of Brahmins to maintain his temple of idols, and who spent many years trying to persuade the memsahibs of Calcutta to adopt the sari; and Sir David Ochterlony, Kirkpatrick's counterpart in Delhi, who took all thirteen of his wives out for evening promenades, each on the back of their own elephant. In White Mughals, William Dalrymple discovers a world almost entirely unexplored by history, and places at its centre a compelling tale of love, seduction and betrayal. It possesses all the sweep and resonance of a great nineteenth-century novel, set against a background of shifting alliances and the manoeuvring of the great powers, the mercantile ambitions of the British and the imperial dreams of Napoleon. White Mughals, the product of five years' writing and research, triumphantly confirms Dalrymple's reputation as one of the finest writers at work today.

The Great Masters Of Russian Literature

Author: Ernest Dupuy
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434488667
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A study of the works of Gogol, Turgenief, and Tolstoi.

A History Of The Great War

Author: C.R.M.F. Cruttwell
Editor: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 0897336607
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This vivid, detailed history of World War I presents the general reader with an accurate and readable account of the campaigns and battles, along with brilliant portraits of the leaders and generals of all countries involved. Scrupulously fair, praising and blaming friend and enemy as circumstances demand, this has become established as the classic account of the first world-wide war.

In The Name Of Education

Author: Jonas E. Alexis
Editor: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1600347606
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Alexis convincingly examines the crisis in education from a Christian perspective. (Social Issues)

Masters Of The Air

Author: Donald L. Miller
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743235452
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Chronicle of the U.S. 8th Air Force's daylight bombing campaign over Europe during World War II, from its genesis to the end of the war.

The Universities Of Europe In The Middle Ages Volume 1 Salerno Bologna Paris

Author: Hastings Rashdall
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108018106
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Rashdall's monumental work has remained one of the best-known histories of the great medieval universities for over a century.

The Art Of Warfare In Western Europe During The Middle Ages

Author: J. F. Verbruggen
Editor: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 9780851155708
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First full English edition of classic work on medieval warfare, updated to take recent scholarship into account.

The Sinews Of War

Author: James A. Huston
Editor: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160899140
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The Navy In The War Of 1739 48

Author: H. W. Richmond
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107690056
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Part one of Richmond's 1920 three-volume series on the role of the Navy during the War of Jenkins' Ear.