`natural leaders` and their world, Wright, Jonathan Jeffrey
Автор: Jonathan Wright Название: Jesuits, The ISBN: 0006532128 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780006532125 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 1649 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The sprawling story of the most provocative and prodigious religious orders in Roman Catholic history.
Автор: Wright, Mark Fountain, Nev Morris, Jonathan Название: Vienna ISBN: 1781782679 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781781782675 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 2573 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Three brand new adventures for glamorous bounty hunter Vienna Salvatori.
Автор: Wright, Jonathan Название: God`s Soldiers ISBN: 0385500807 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780385500807 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1806 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Throughout history members of the Society of Jesus, popularly known as Jesuits, have been accused of killing kings and presidents, have traveled as missionaries to every corner of the globe, founded haciendas in Mexico, explored the Mississippi and Amazon rivers, and served Chinese emperors as map makers, painters, and astronomers. As well as the predictable roll call of saints and martyrs, the Society can also lay claim to the thirty-five craters on the moon named for Jesuit scientists. Jesuits have been despised and idolized on a scale unknown to members of any other religious order; they have died the most horrible deaths and done the most outlandish deeds. Whether loved or loathed, the Jesuits' dramatic and wide-ranging impact could never be ignored. By the mid-eighteenth century, they had established more than 650 educational institutions. They were also strongly committed to foreign missions, and like the secular explorers and settlers of the Age of Discovery, they traveled to the Far East, India, and the Americas to stake a claim. They were especially successful in Latin America, where they managed to put numerous villages entirely under Jesuit rule. The Jesuits' successes both in Europe and abroad, coupled with rumors of scandal and corruption within the order, soon drew criticism from within the Church and without. Writers such as Pascal and Voltaire wrote polemics against them, and the absolute monarchs of Catholic Europe sought to destroy them. Their power was seen as so threatening that hostility escalated into serious political feuds, and at various times they were either banned or harshly suppressed throughout Europe. God's Soldiers is a fascinating chronicle of this celebrated, mysterious, and often despised religious order. Jonathan Wright illuminates as never before their enduring contributions as well as the controversies that surrounded them. The result is an in-depth, unbiased, and utterly compelling history.
Автор: Jonathan Blunk Название: James Wright ISBN: 0374178593 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780374178598 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Рейтинг: Цена: 2851 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Jonathan Wright Название: Ambassadors, The ISBN: 0007173431 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780007173433 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: 2200 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: An authoritative and entertaining account of the earliest ambassadors, who were at once diplomats, explorers and chroniclers of exotic civilisations. In 1228, the Sultan of Cairo dispatched camels, bearsd monkeys to Frederick II of Sicily; a few years later, ambassadors from India brought the Mongol court ten greyhounds taught to sit on horses' backs. These outlandish diplomatic gifts were always likely to warm relations between distant civilisations, but what the earliest ambassadors took home was of even greater value: knowledge, observation, sketches and descriptions of places that few, if any, of their countrymen were ever likely to visit. Ambassadors reported back on everything from moralities, political ideologies, myths and belief systems to animals, climates, foods and fashions. It was through their eyes, far more than through the grandiose adventuring of conquistadors and circumnavigators, that any particular part of the world got to hear about the others. Drawing on fresh source material, diaries and letters, Jonathan Wright explores the world of ambassadors in the cuneiform civilisations of the ancient near-east, via the mighty cultures of Persia, Turkey, China, Africa, India and the West. Spanning the centuries up to 1700, he fashions a rich, imaginatively inspiring narrative about exotic locations around the globe, and the men and women who helped to shape the world we live in.
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