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The Russian Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the February and October Revolutions and the Rise of the Soviet Union Led by Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks

by Captivating History

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The Russian Revolution was the most important and progressive political event of the twentieth century. There is a lot to learn from these explosive political episodes and many remarkable stories to discover.

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The Russian Revolution: A Captivating Guide to the February and October Revolutions and the Rise of the Soviet Union Led by Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks includes topics such as:

  • Twilight of the Tsars
  • The Midnight Train
  • Dual Power
  • Return from exile
  • The July Days
  • The abortive coup
  • Ten Days that Shook the World
  • Peace, Land, and Bread
  • Defending the Revolution

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The Republic ( Active TOC, Free Audiobook) (A to Z Classics)

by Plato

With A to Z Classics, discover or rediscover all the classics of literature.

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Often ranked as the greatest of Plato’s many remarkable writings, this celebrated philosophical work of the fourth century B.C. contemplates the elements of an ideal state, serving as the forerunner for such other classics of political thought as Cicero’s De Republica, St. Augustine’s City of God, and Thomas More’s Utopia.
Written in the form of a dialog in which Socrates questions his students and fellow citizens, The Republic concerns itself chiefly with the question, “What is justice?” as well as Plato’s theory of ideas and his conception of the philosopher’s role in society. To explore the latter, he invents the allegory of the cave to illustrate his notion that ordinary men are like prisoners in a cave, observing only the shadows of things, while philosophers are those who venture outside the cave and see things as they really are, and whose task it is to return to the cave and tell the truth about what they have seen. This dynamic metaphor expresses at once the eternal conflict between the world of the senses (the cave) and the world of ideas (the world outside the cave), and the philosopher’s role as mediator between the two.
High school and college students, as well as lovers of classical literature and philosophy, will welcome this handsome and inexpensive edition of an immortal work. It appears here in the fine translation by the English classicist Benjamin Jowett.

Heart of Darkness ( Best Navigation, Free AudioBook ) (AtoZ Classics)

by Joseph Conrad

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Heart of Darkness is a novella written by Polish-born writer Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski). Before its 1902 publication, it appeared as a three-part series (1899) in Blackwood’s Magazine. It is widely regarded as a significant work of English literature and part of the Western canon.
This highly symbolic story is actually a story within a story, or frame narrative. It follows Marlow as he recounts, from dusk through to late night, his adventure into the Congo to a group of men aboard a ship anchored in the Thames Estuary.
The story details an incident when Marlow, an Englishman, took a foreign assignment as a ferry-boat captain, employed by a Belgian trading company. Although the river is never specifically named, readers may assume it is the Congo River, in the Congo Free State, a private colony of King Leopold II. Marlow is employed to transport ivory downriver; however, his more pressing assignment is to return Kurtz, another ivory trader, to civilization in a cover up. Kurtz has a reputation throughout the region.

Forgotten Origins: The Lost Jewish History of Early Christianity: Part 2

by Juan Marcos Bejarano Gutierrez

The history of early Christianity is shrouded in mystery. Jesus and his early followers were Jewish, but most Jews and Christians know little of the origins of either. Since the third and fourth centuries CE, Judaism and Christianity have crystallized to the point of apparent distinction so much to obscure shared history and even theology. Consequently, people legitimately ask what connections could Judaism and Christianity have.

A variety of textual discoveries including the Dead Sea Scrolls, however, has brought about a renewed interest in the subject of early Christianity in its Jewish context. This exploration has created such an interest for the Jewishness of Jesus, that is it now assumed mainly among scholars. In addition, the earliest followers of Jesus were Jews just like him.

The earliest stages of the Christian movement in the first century reflected varieties within Jewish world of the Second Temple period. Later Christianity was dominated by non-Jews and was increasingly differentiated by ethnic, geographic, and political factors. Though the number of Jews who followed Jesus steadily declined over subsequent centuries, some Jews continued in their Jewish observances in its various forms and coupled them with their messianic belief in Jesus.

By the third and fourth centuries, however, there were growing pressures towards doctrinal uniformity within greater Christianity, and this eventually served to exclude various non-conformant groups including Jewish Christians or Christianized Jews from the pale of emerging Christian orthodoxy. A variety of Jewish Christian groups continued to exist, but the gradual rise of rabbinic leadership also served to exclude most Jewish Christians from the fold of greater Judaism.

Many historians have, however, confidently presumed that the parting of ways between formative Judaism and the nascent Christian movement occurred very early. Consequently, both entities are often portrayed as sharply distinct groups with clear boundaries as early as the late first or early second centuries and this had led to the predominant view that characterizes Jewish Christianity as an anomaly. This book explores this complex issue. Chapter 2 is titled “Messianic Expectations”; Chapter 3 is titled “Judaisms of the Second Temple Period”; Chapter 4 is titled “Definitions”. Each of these chapters builds on the previous material with the goal of understanding the framework of early Christianity in its Jewish context.

This first part includes the introduction, chapter 1,2, 3, and 4. The subsequent parts will include additional chapters.

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