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wabi sabiã??landskap ï¼? (Norwegian Edition)

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Wabi sabi
En bok som kan finne en unik kultur i landskapet av Japan.



Drake: England’s Greatest Seafarer

by Ernle Bradford

Sir Frances Drake to Queen Elizabeth:
“Your Majesty shall stand assured, if the fleet comes out of Lisbon, as long as we have victual to live upon that coast, with God’s assistance, they shall be fought with â?¦ The advantage of time and place in all martial actions is half a victory; which being lost is irrevocable.”

The life of Sir Francis Drake reads like a piece of improbable fiction. He was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe, was the plunderer of the Spanish gold fleet, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth aboard his ship The Golden Hind, and was largely responsible for the destruction of the Spanish Armada in 1588.

He is an extraordinary example of a self-made man, a navigator of astonishing brilliance, a gen-uis at naval warfare and an outstanding leader of men. He was already a legend when he died in 1596. And the legend is justified. At a time when birth and breeding were essential keys to the doors of power, Drake rose by his own efforts, almost unaided.

Praise for Ernle Bradford

‘A gripping story’ – The Economist

â??a superior, readable treatment of an important but little-discussed epic from the Renaissance past … An astonishing tale’ – Kirkus Reviews

Ernle Bradford, the renowned historian and author of The Great Siege and Ulysses Found shows us the man behind the legend. Drake was of humble origin, but became a tough and able seaman and officer. He was a realist who managed to rise to the top in the difficult and treacherous world of Elizabethan politics. His story is the life of a man whose abiding ethic was “to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”



Fear and Loathing in the North: Jews and Muslims in Medieval Scandinavia and the Baltic Region

Due to the scarcity of sources regarding actual Jewish and Muslim communities and settlements, there has until now been little work on either the perception of or encounters with Muslims and Jews in medieval Scandinavia and the Baltic Region. The volume provides the reader with the possibility to appreciate and understand the complexity of Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations in the North.



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