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Metaphysics

by Aristotle

Along with Plato and Socrates, Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) is one of the triumvirate of philosophers responsible for the establishment of Western philosophy as it exists today. Socrates, Plato and Aristotle were among the first to refine philosophical thought, and Socrates is credited with devising the Socratic Method as a way to argue and debate points rationally.  The Ancient Greek philosophers further stressed the importance of virtue and stoicism, advocating the improvement of one’s self through constant learning and knowledge.  These teachings and practices formed the foundation for philosophy and psychology as fields of study.

Still, Aristotle was very much his own philosopher. Though he studied at Plato’s famous academy, he was not hesitant to counter or criticize Plato’s philosophical stances on certain issues. Aristotle was the most renowned Ancient Greek philosopher for nearly 2,000 years



Forgotten History: A collection of history events that have been forgotten (History, collection)

by James White

Forgotten History

This book has comprehensive information about phenomenal historical events that have somehow been forgotten.

A lot happens every passing day. The interesting thing about us is that we somehow place different ranks on what remains in our hearts and minds in the years to come and what we forget after several weeks, months or even years. In particular, different events have shaped humanity in different ways. And while it is hard to tell why we tend to remember some events or occurrences more than others, the thing with history is that with it, you never quite know what it will choose to keep alive in the hearts of men and what will be forgotten such that it is remembered by only a few.

Some events, people and movements are so big in their time that it seems impossible that they will ever be forgotten. Yet several decades later, it seems no one remembers they even happened. Perhaps, the people simply outgrew them and established bigger things in their place. Sometimes, parallel events happened at the same time these events, movements, wars, or people were in full swing and thus they did not go down in history, as they should have.

Regardless of the situation, some of these historical events are truly remarkable stories. Actually, if you were to go through them, it may boggle your mind that they are not spoken of more often than they are.

If you are looking for a glimpse of history that you never quite often see in news stories and history books, this book will help you discover some of the occurrences that have taken place in the past that have shaped humanity in one way or the other.

Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn…

  • Cahokia: America’s Own Forgotten Rome
  • Sultana: The Forgotten Disaster That No One Talks About
  • Ziryab: The Slave Boy Whom Society Owes Almost Too Much
  • Peshtigo: The Forgotten Inferno In The Forest So Fierce It Generated Its Own Tornado
  • Gil Eanes: The Man That Made It Possible For The Portuguese Golden Exploration Age
  • Joseph Warren: The True Architect & Father Of The Revolution
  • America’s First Subway: The Secret Subway Of New York
  • House Of Wisdom: The Epic Library That Was Lost To Time
  • Much, much

    more!

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On War

by Clausewitz

Carl von Clausewitz was a German-Prussian soldier known for stressing the psychological and political parts of war.  Clausewitz’s treatise On War is considered one of the greatest books about war and military strategy despite the fact that it was technically not completed before his death.



The Art of War (Chiron Academic Press – The Original Authoritative Edition)

by Sun Tzu

THE ART OF WAR (Chinese: 孫子å?µæ³?; pinyin: SÅ«nzÄ­ bÄ«ngfÇ?) is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician, and kindred to the Realpolitik of his time, termed in China as Legalism. The text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare. It is commonly thought of as a definitive work on military strategy and tactics. It has been the most famous and influential of China’s Seven Military Classics, and “for the last two thousand years it remained the most important military treatise in Asia, where even the common people knew it by name.” It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond.

Beyond its military and intelligence applications from earliest days to the present time, THE ART OF WAR has been applied to many fields well outside of the military. Much of the text is about how to fight wars without actually having to do battle: it gives tips on how to outsmart one’s opponent so that physical battle is not necessary. As such, it has found application as a training guide for many competitive endeavors that do not involve actual combat. There are business books applying its lessons to office politics and corporate strategy. Many companies make the book required reading for their key executives. The book is also popular among Western business management, who have turned to it for inspiration and advice on how to succeed in competitive business situations. It has also been applied to the field of education. The Art of War has been the subject of law books and legal articles on the trial process, including negotiation tactics and trial strategy.



The Teachings of John Wesley

by John Wesley

John Wesley, along with his brother Charles, is credited with the founding of the Methodist movement. 



Kemetic Names: Complete List Of Kemetic Baby Names

by Megiddo Merri-Amen

This is a list of Kemetic Names you can name your children. Remember to stop by AfricanKnowledgeToday.Com for more Kemetic Knowledge



The Prince

by Niccolò Machiavelli

“No epitaph can match so great a name,” reads the inscription on Niccolò Machiavelli’s tomb in the church of Santa Croce in Florence.  Such praise of the notorious author of The Prince, the “teacher of evil,” according to Leo Strauss, may seem misplaced to those with only a passing knowledge of one of history’s most famous political philosophers and theorists. Ever since Machiavelli penned his 1513 treatise on princely rule and the politics of reality, a work that infamously advises rulers to abandon virtue and morality when necessary, his name has been synonymous with deceit, duplicity and amoral pragmatism. In 1559, the text was unsurprisingly registered to the Index Librorum Prohibitorum, the Catholic Church’s list of banned books, on the grounds of immorality, and Shakespeare dubbed him the “murderous Machiavel” in the 1590s, a mere six decades after his death in 1527. 

Since then, a sinister reputation has posthumously plagued the controversial Florentine, and the accusation of being “Machiavellian,” an overused and typically misapplied adjective, is a charge of behaving in a cunning, scheming and unscrupulous way. But is this depiction of Machiavelli as wicked and immoral accurate?  Like most historical figures, Machiavelli was a creature of his time, and his works have distinct historical identities – written for a particular culture in a particular time. Machiavelli was a public servant during the Republic who lost his office when the Medicis returned to power, yet Machiavelli dedicated The Prince to the ruling Medici of the time, leading many over the centuries to speculate that The Prince was a satire. 20th century French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty went so far as to assert, “Machiavelli is the complete contrary of a machiavellian, since he describes the tricks of power and â??gives the whole show away.’ The seducer and the politician, who live in the dialectic and have a feeling and instinct for it, try their best to keep it hidden.”

. Regardless, The Prince remains one of the most influential political philosophies of history, and Machiavelli himself will forever be associated with the “ends justify the means” philosophy that he wrote about. Either way, understanding the significance of his writings and their place in the history of political theory requires exploring the world in which Machiavelli lived and worked, tracing his diplomatic career, his encounters with some of Italy’s most influential rulers, and the financial desperation and ignominy he suffered in exile from his native city.  



On the Incarnation (De Incarnatione Verbi Dei)

by St. Athanasius of Alexandria

Athanasius of Alexandria (circa 296-298) – d. 2 May 373] is also given the titles St. Athanasius the Great, Pope St. Athanasius I of Alexandria, St Athanasius the Confessor and (in the Coptic Orthodox Church, mainly) St Athanasius the Apostolic. He was the 20th bishop of Alexandria. His long episcopate lasted 45 years (c. 8 June 328 – 2 May 373), of which over 17 years were spent in five exiles ordered by four different Roman emperors. He is considered to be a renowned Christian theologian, a Church Father, the chief defender of Orthodoxy against Arianism, and a noted Egyptian leader of the fourth century.

 Athanasius’ two-part work of apologetics, Against the Heathen and The Incarnation of the Word of God, completed about 335, was the first great classic of developed Greek Orthodox theology. In Athanasius’ system, the Son of God, the eternal Word through whom God made the world, entered the world in human form to lead men back to the harmony from which they had fallen away. 



Money

by Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray was a South African pastor and a well read author of Christian literature by all denominations.  Murray wrote over 200 books, including Christian classics such as Abide in Christ and Absolute Surrender.



The Rise of Macedonia and the Conquest of Persia and the Far East

by J.B. Bury

J.B. Bury was a celebrated historian who wrote around the turn of the 19th century.  His classics on the Roman Empire and Greece still stand among the best texts on the classical civilizations.



Politics

by Aristotle

Along with Plato and Socrates, Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) is one of the triumvirate of philosophers responsible for the establishment of Western philosophy as it exists today. Socrates, Plato and Aristotle were among the first to refine philosophical thought, and Socrates is credited with devising the Socratic Method as a way to argue and debate points rationally.  The Ancient Greek philosophers further stressed the importance of virtue and stoicism, advocating the improvement of one’s self through constant learning and knowledge.  These teachings and practices formed the foundation for philosophy and psychology as fields of study.

Still, Aristotle was very much his own philosopher. Though he studied at Plato’s famous academy, he was not hesitant to counter or criticize Plato’s philosophical stances on certain issues. Aristotle was the most renowned Ancient Greek philosopher for nearly 2,000 years.

Aristotle’s book on Politics closely follows his work on ethics as it deals with the philosophy of human affairs.



Over There: War Scenes on the Western Front

by Arnold Bennett

Arnold Bennett was a prolific British writer who penned dozens of works across all genres, from adventurous fiction to propaganda and nonfiction. He wrote plays like Judith and historical novels like Tales of the Five Towns.



Little Lives of the Great Saints

by Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray was a South African pastor and a well read author of Christian literature by all denominations.  Murray wrote over 200 books, including Christian classics such as Abide in Christ and Absolute Surrender.



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