Mistress of the Empire

Author: Raymond E. Feist,Janny Wurts

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007375654

Category: Fiction

Page: 864

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Book three in the magnificent Empire Trilogy by bestselling authors Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts, now available in ebook
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Servant of the Empire

Author: Raymond E. Feist,Janny Wurts

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0525480242

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 1980

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"A sweeping drama unveiling a tale of love, hate and sacrifice against the panorama of an alien yet familiar society."--Publishers Weekly. "Uncommonly satisfying."--Locus
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The Mistress of Paris

The 19th-Century Courtesan Who Built an Empire on a Secret

Author: Catherine Hewitt

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250120675

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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Catherine Hewitt's The Mistress of Paris is a fantastically readable biography of a nineteenth-century Parisian courtesan who harbored an incredible secret. “A gorgeous, smart, ambitious, hard-working, steely autodidact and businesswoman whose product was herself, Valtesse would be totally at home in our self-branding society.” —The New York Times Book Review Comtesse Valtesse de la Bigne was painted by Édouard Manet and inspired Émile Zola, who immortalized her in his scandalous novel Nana. Her rumored affairs with Napoleon III and the future King Edward VII kept gossip columns full. But her glamorous existence hid a dark secret: she was no comtesse. Valtesse was born into abject poverty, raised on a squalid backstreet among the dregs of Parisian society. Yet she transformed herself into an enchantress who possessed a small fortune, three mansions, fabulous carriages, and art the envy of connoisseurs across Europe. A consummate show-woman, she ensured that her life—and even her death—remained shrouded in just enough mystery to keep her audience hungry for more. Spectacularly evoking the sights and sounds of mid- to late nineteenth-century Paris in all its hedonistic glory, Catherine Hewitt’s biography tells, for the first time ever in English, the forgotten story of a remarkable woman who, though her roots were lowly, never stopped aiming high.
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The Mistress of the World

Author: Peter Lavelle

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781514351291

Category:

Page: 370

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Theodora now has the power to repay everyone who ever crossed her path but she has much more to offer the world than just revenge. Justinian dreams of restoring the broken Roman Empire to its former glory but lacks the means. He is making many enemies with his audacious schemes. There is so much to do and so few who want to pay for it to be done. Together they are stronger than apart yet they seem to be constantly pulling in opposite directions. Sophia is being pushed into a marriage she abhors but seems helpless to avoid. She still must protect the secret left by her mother and decide what to do with the hidden knowledge of the past she has gained. She moves in the circles of power but has none herself and must do what she can to survive. Enemies are everywhere at home and abroad. The barbarian kingdoms in the west will not tolerate any Roman recovery and the Persians are stirring again in the east. Even nature seems to have turned its full fury against the Empire. The world has reached a turning point both for Sophia's life and the future of Constantinople.
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A History of the Eastern Roman Empire

Author: J. B. Bury

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108083218

Category: History

Page: 554

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This 1912 work argues that the 'Amorian epoch' of the ninth century should not be overshadowed by the better-known periods of Byzantine history before and after it. Bury describes how iconoclasm again became a cause of civil strife, and wars on the eastern frontier strained the empire's resources.
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The History of the Present State of the Ottoman Empire

Containing The Maxims of the Turkish Polity, the Most Material Points of the Mahometan Religion, Their Sects and Heresies, Their Convents and Religious Votaries. Their Military Discipline, with an Exact Computation of Their Forces Both by Sea and Land ... In Three Books

Author: Sir Paul Rycaut

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Costume

Page: 406

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A Compend of History from the Earliest Times

Comprehending a General View of the Present State of the World : with Respect to Civilization, Religion, and Government : and a Brief Dissertation on the Importance of Historical Knowledge

Author: Samuel Whelpley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: N.A

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