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The Middle Kingdom of Ancient Egypt: The Histor...
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Africa may have given rise to the first human beings, and Egypt probably gave rise to the first great civilizations, which continue to fascinate modern societies across the globe nearly 5,000 years later. From the Library and Lighthouse of Alexandria to the Great Pyramid at Giza, the ancient Egyptians produced several wonders of the world, revolutionized architecture and construction, created some of the world´s first systems of mathematics and medicine, and established language and art that spread across the known world. With world-famous leaders like King Tut and Cleopatra, it´s no wonder that today´s world has so many Egyptologists. What makes the accomplishments of the ancient Egyptians all the more remarkable is that Egypt was historically a place of great political turbulence. Its position made it both valuable and vulnerable to tribes across the Mediterranean and the Middle East, and ancient Egypt had no shortage of its own internecine warfare. Its most famous conquerors would come from Europe, with Alexander the Great laying the groundwork for the Hellenic Ptolemy line and the Romans extinguishing that line after defeating Cleopatra and driving her to suicide. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of ancient Egyptian civilization was its inception from the ground up, as the ancient Egyptians had no prior civilization which they could use as a template. In fact, ancient Egypt itself became a template for the civilizations that followed. The Greeks and the Romans were so impressed with Egyptian culture that they often attributed many attributes of their own culture - usually erroneously - to the Egyptians. With that said, some minor elements of ancient Egyptian culture were, indeed, passed on to later civilizations. Egyptian statuary appears to have had an initial influence on the Greek version, and the ancient Egyptian language continued long after the pharaonic period in the form of the Coptic language. Although the Egyptians may not 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081878/bk_acx0_081878_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt: The History a...
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Africa may have given rise to the first human beings, and Egypt probably gave rise to the first great civilizations, which continue to fascinate modern societies across the globe nearly 5,000 years later. From the Library and Lighthouse of Alexandria to the Great Pyramid at Giza, the ancient Egyptians produced several wonders of the world, revolutionized architecture and construction, created some of the world´s first systems of mathematics and medicine, and established language and art that spread across the known world. With world-famous leaders like King Tut and Cleopatra, it´s no wonder that today´s world has so many Egyptologists. What makes the accomplishments of the Ancient Egyptians all the more remarkable is that Egypt was historically a place of great political turbulence. Its position made it both valuable and vulnerable to tribes across the Mediterranean and the Middle East, and Ancient Egypt had no shortage of internecine warfare. Its most famous conquerors would come from Europe, with Alexander the Great laying the groundwork for the Hellenic Ptolemy line and the Romans extinguishing that line after defeating Cleopatra and driving her to suicide. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of ancient Egyptian civilization was its inception from the ground up, as the ancient Egyptians had no prior civilization which they could use as a template. In fact, ancient Egypt itself became a template for the civilizations that followed. The Greeks and the Romans were so impressed with Egyptian culture that they often attributed many attributes of their own culture - usually erroneously - to the Egyptians. With that said, some minor elements of ancient Egyptian culture were, indeed, passed on to later civilizations. Egyptian statuary appears to have had an initial influence on the Greek version, and the ancient Egyptian language continued long after the pharaonic period in the form of the Coptic language. Although the Egyptians may not have passed 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/077891/bk_acx0_077891_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Radiant Heart: The Radical Teachings of Jesus a...
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Twenty centuries have passed since Jesus first spoke of a glorious ´´kingdom´´ at hand. And yet for theologians as well as everyday seekers, the question remains: What can we do to realize the full promise of Christianity for ourselves and for our world? The answer, teaches Andrew Harvey, lies with the Christian mystics who used the life of Jesus as a spiritual template to become ´´like a sun, the source of abundant life, whose waves incessantly wash, infuse, and purify the cosmos´´. In Radiant Heart, this scholar, teacher, and best-selling author illuminates the direct path to Christ and the unlimited and all-transforming source of power that it offers to each one of us today, whatever path we are on. Beginning with an investigation into the original practices of Jesus and ending with a series of transformative meditations for opening to the power of Christ consciousness, Radiant Heart invites us to look beyond nearly 2,000 years of dogma and distortion to see the full glory of the Christ path as it was traveled by Jesus and history´s most influential saints and mystics. In 12 detailed and compelling audio sessions, Harvey offers a map for entering and experiencing the thresholds and mysteries of Christ´s life through contemplations developed over centuries of inner experience. From the first practices of the ancient Desert Fathers and Mothers to insights into the Cosmic Mary and sacred androgyny to modern examples of Christed beings, including Thomas Merton and Bede Griffiths, Harvey examines what happens when we respond to Christ´s challenge and open to the spirit of radiance residing within. Here for the first time, in Andrew Harvey´s own words, is a full-length curriculum of meditations, prayers, and practices for plunging into ´´the living flame of love´´ (St. John of the Cross) and walking this path of revelation, power, and wonder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Harvey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000745/sp_true_000745_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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According to Yes
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Dawn French, number one bestselling author of A Tiny Bit Marvellous and Oh Dear Silvia, returns with her joyously funny new novel, According To YES. The Foreign Land of the Very Wealthy - otherwise known as Manhattan´s Upper East Side - has its own rigid code of behaviour. It´s a code strictly adhered to by the Wilder-Bingham family. Emotional displays - unacceptable. Unruly behaviour - definitely not welcome. Fun - no thanks. This is Glenn Wilder-Bingham´s kingdom. A beautifully displayed impeccably edited fortress of restraint. So when Rosie Kitto, an eccentric thirty-eight-year-old primary school teacher from England, bounces into their lives with a secret sorrow and a heart as big as the city, nobody realises that she hasn´t read the rule book. For the Wilder-Bingham family, whose lives begin to unravel thread by thread, the consequences are explosive. Because after a lifetime of saying no, what happens when everyone starts saying . . . yes? ´I adored According to YES. It´s so different to anything I´ve read in forever, so charming, wise, brilliantly written. I loved it all´ Marian Keyes ´There is lots of fun to be had reading this book. It´s impossible not to warm to Rosie, a funny and open-hearted woman who acts as a salve and comfort blanket for this unhappy, inhibited family. There´s something quite joyous about the way she unashamedly romps her way through the novel, changing the lives of those around her for the better´ Express ´French can spin a yarn . . . which sets According to YES apart from the usual chick-lit template. Think the vicar of Dibley, without the dog collar. YES YES YES indeed´ Independent Further praise for Dawn French: ´A fantastic slam-dunk pageturner. Funny, enriching . . . page after page I laughed out loud´ Mail on Sunday ´A hilarious snapshot of family life in the twenty-first century´ Sunday Express ´Extremely funny´ Sunday Times ´Dawn tackles the big ones - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - head on´ Guardian ´Makes you laugh on every page´ The Times ´A brilliantly observed, very funny novel of family life´ Woman and Home ´Funny, really enjoyable, highly recommended. A wonderful writer - witty, wise, poignant´ Daily Mail

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Stand: 13.05.2019
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Plantagenet: The Epic Chronicle of a Dynasty , ...
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Inspired by Holinshed´s Chronicles, this series of radio dramas about the Plantagenet dynasty tells the story of the birth of a new Europe after the dark ages. The issues of control, freedom, belief and the temptations of power were new to an age which had no template for domination on this scale. Henry II: What is a Man? - The first of the House of Anjou to be king of England, Henry II´s long reign is beset by conflict with his sons. Starring David Warner as King Henry II and Jane Lapotaire as Queen Eleanor. Richard I: Lionheart - Prince Richard has become heir apparent, but in the face of Henry II´s refusal to acknowledge his position, he turns to the Crusades. Starring Ed Stoppard as Richard. John, by the Grace of God - The fourth son of Henry II never expected to succeed to the English throne. When he does, he reveals a talent for making enemies. Starring Neil Stuke as King John. Edward I: Old Soldiers - Edward Longshanks - the Hammer of the Scots - was grief-stricken after the death of his first wife. But he finds new love with Margaret, sister of the French King. Philip Jackson as Edward I and Ellie Kendrick as Margaret. Edward II: The Greatest Traitor - While Edward´s power is prey to his passions, his queen, Isabella, and his most powerful ally, Roger Mortimer, find a passion of their own. Starring Sam Troughton as Edward II. Richard II: And All Our Dreams Will End in Death - Richard II, having proved his mettle in quelling the Peasants´ Revolt, disappoints his courtiers as he pursues peace and culture as an alternative to fighting and swiving. Starring Patrick Kennedy as Richard II. Henry V: True Believers - Young prince Hal will inherit an unstable throne and a kingdom riven with heresy and rebellion. Victory over the rebel Hotspur will bring peace to England and glory to the king - but at what cost to the man? Starring Luke Treadaway as Hal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Al Weaver, Carl Prekopp, David Warner, Ed Stoppard, full cast, Luke Treadaway, Neil Stuke, Patrick Kennedy, Philip Jackson, Sam Troughton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/003756/bk_rhuk_003756_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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