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The Fortifications of Malta 1530-1945
Charles Stephenson
1841766933
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The Island of Malta occupies a pivotal position in the Mediterranean, forming an outpost between North Africa and the soft underbelly of Europe. Such has been its strategic importance throughout the years that it has become one of the most fortified places in the world. Following the successful defence of the island during the Great Siege of 1565, the Knights Hospitaller built new walls and fortifications. These defences failed when Napoleon occupied Malta in 1798, and the island was retaken by the British in 1800. From this point onwards, Malta’s defences were modernised throughout the 19th century and the island’s final test came during World War II. This book examines all these different styles of fortification from the 16th to the 20th century.


Lonely Planet Malta
Carolyn Bain
174059178X
August 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Basking in the Mediterranean, the Maltese Islands boast attractions well out of proportion to their tiny size. Whether you're here for the magnificent prehistoric temples, the exuberant festivals, or simply to get away from it all on Gozo, this inspirational guide will help you connect with the real Malta. • BECOME THE EXPERT with our in-depth account of Malta's fascinating history and culture • EXPLORE - use our itineraries to discover the medieval walled cities and fortresses before hitting the dramatic coastline and little Comino • DIVE IN - sightsee underwater in crystal-clear seas with our comprehensive guide to Europe's finest diving and snorkelling • DINE OUT - extensive reviews help you track down traditional Maltese cuisine, from unassuming local haunts to fine-dining institutions •...


Malta
Sean Sheehan
0761409939
January 2000
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5-9-Broad overviews of each country's culture, geography, and history. The clearly presented, easy-to-understand texts discuss government, economy, people, lifestyles, religion, language, arts and leisure, festivals, and food. The logical sequence of the material makes it inviting and user-friendly. In addition, copious colorful photographs and reproductions complement and reinforce the facts presented. A local recipe may inspire further investigation of the culture. A "Quick Notes" page in each volume lists important facts and provides students with a handy referral and access to material. Appealing, informative, and engaging resources for reports.Susan Shaver, Hemingford Public Schools, NE Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

School Library Journal, November...


Ironfire: A Novel of the Knights of Malta and the Last Battle of the Crusades
David Ball
0385336012
December 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The Ottoman Empire's vicious 1565 assault on the island fortresses of Malta, and the vigorous defense of the island by the Knights of St. John, a military religious order dedicated to preserving Christendom from the Muslims, serves as the backdrop for Ball's second historical epic (his first novel, Empires of Sand, chronicled France's efforts to expand its North African empire in the 1870s). Amid bloody land and sea battles, four protagonists struggle to survive in a world of disease, brutality and religious persecution. Nico, a young Maltese boy, is captured by Algerian corsairs in a pirate raid and taken to North Africa, where he serves as a slave to a shipbuilder. To save his life, he converts to Islam and becomes captain of one of the sultan's war galleys. Maria, Nico's sister, vows to find and rescue her...


Malta
T. Cox
0092082106
June 1978
Paperback
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Malta Insideout City Guide Map
Map Group Staff
1904766110
October 2003
Other Format
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Book Description
The Malta Insideout City Guide includes a 64 page Insiders Guide, compass, and maps to help you travel intelligently around Malta. A classic Malta itinerary is provided that suggests how to best enjoy the city. 21 places, like the Fort St. Elmo and National War Museum, and the Blue Grotto, are listed with descriptions, historical insights, and an alphanumeric index corresponding to one of the helpful maps. 24 places to shop are identified and organized by categories such as markets, lace stores, bargain perfume stores, and jewelers. After each category, the guide lists the stores' specialties. There are 30 entertainment venues covering themes from opera and ballet to horse racing and casinos. Each venue is described in detail, what it has to offer, and where it is located. The 48 restaurants included cover a wide range...


East of Malta, West of Suez
Tim Coates
0117025380
July 2001
Paperback
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Christopher Marlowe
Christopher Marlowe
0198121598
Mar 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593), a man of extreme passions and a playwright of immense talent, is the most important of Shakespeare's contemporaries. This edition offers his five major plays, which show the radicalism and vitality of his writing in the few years before his violent
death.


Malta
Roger Balm
0939923580
March 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
Malta presents a very lucid view of a beautiful, appealing, culturally rich, and strategically important island country that has endured against the odds - or perhaps because of them. Readers will find in Malta a land upon which the hand of man has brought about extensive alteration and, as a consequence, has created an unusually intense cultural landscape undergoing significant transformation as the "island fortress of the Mediterranean" adapts to the demands and opportunities of the modern world. Roger Balm introduces the reader first to the natural landscape of Malta, but always relates important categories of landforms, weather, water and vegetation to the human presence. Next, the major historical and cultural traditions of Malta are identified, and these are followed by a review of modern Maltese society and...


Ironfire : An Epic Novel of Love and War
David Ball
0385338066
April 26, 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The Ottoman Empire's vicious 1565 assault on the island fortresses of Malta, and the vigorous defense of the island by the Knights of St. John, a military religious order dedicated to preserving Christendom from the Muslims, serves as the backdrop for Ball's second historical epic (his first novel, Empires of Sand, chronicled France's efforts to expand its North African empire in the 1870s). Amid bloody land and sea battles, four protagonists struggle to survive in a world of disease, brutality and religious persecution. Nico, a young Maltese boy, is captured by Algerian corsairs in a pirate raid and taken to North Africa, where he serves as a slave to a shipbuilder. To save his life, he converts to Islam and becomes captain of one of the sultan's war galleys. Maria, Nico's sister, vows to find and rescue her...


Great Siege: Malta 1565 (Wordsworth Military Library.)
Ernle Bradford
1840222069
June 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
In 1565 the Ottoman Empire was at its peak. Under their Sultan, Soleyman the Magnificent, the Turks had conquered most of Eastern Europe. The rulers of Christian Europe were at their wit's end to stem the tide of disaster.The Knights of St John, the fighting religious Order drawn from most of the nations of Christendom, had been driven from their island fortress of Rhodes forty years earlier. From their new base of Malta their galleys had been so successful in their raids on Turkish shipping that the Sultan realised that only they stood between him and total mastery of the Mediterranean. He determined to obliterate the Knights of Malta.This reconstruction of the Siege of Malta brings history vividly alive, and carries the reader through the many battles, the heroism and the hunger to the relief which came,...


The Complete Works of Christopher Marlowe
Christopher Marlowe
0198127707
Dec 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is the latest volume in the acclaimed Oxford English Texts edition of Marlowe--the first complete edition of the works that provides both an original spelling text and detailed commentary. Roma Gill here presents an authoritative text of this great play derived from the 1633
Quarto.

The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature
(in full The Famous Tragedy of the Rich Jew of Malta) Five-act tragedy in blank verse by Christopher Marlowe, produced about 1590 and published in 1633. In order to raise tribute demanded by the Turks, Ferneze, the Christian governor of Malta, seizes half the property of all Jews living on Malta. When Barabas, a wealthy Jewish merchant, protests, his entire estate is confiscated. Seeking revenge on his enemies, Barabas plots their...


Malta
James Stafford
1422200566
December 2005
Hardcover
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Travellers Malta & Gozo
Susie Boulton
184157483X
September 2005
Paperback
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Review
"A good mixture of useful information and tips."
--Daily Telegraph


Splendor of Malta
Marquis Cassar De Sain, Shirley Johnston (Photographer)
0847822869
July 6, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Malta. Whispered in dimly lit stone corridors, faintly echoing; said simply; or read, silently: the word suggests volumes. Tales of valor come to mind. And tales of war. Tales of victory, treachery, intrigue, defeat, mystery. Knights in armor man stalwart ramparts that rise up from the roiling sea, as armies crash upon the shore. Fiery corsairs and great admirals pass through its deep harbors. Duels are fought. Outrages committed, glories achieved. If we listen closely, we hear the names of princes commingled with that of Malta; and the names of kings; popes; emperors; and grand masters of the valiant Order of the Knights of St. John. Suleiman the Magnificent and his general Mustapha Pasha are forever held at bay, though their arms be mighty and their will ferocious. Centuries pass. Napoleon steps upon its rocky...


Education's Role in the Socioeconomic Development of Malta
Carmen M. Caruana
0275940659
Oct 1992
Hardcover
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Book Description
Central to Malta's efforts for redevelopment after receiving full independence from Great Britain in 1964 was a stronger emphasis placed on expansion of its international educational environment, which included vocational, technical, and academic training. Using Malta as a case study, this volume sheds light on the functioning of an educational system in a developing nation, demonstrates education's role in improving a nation's socioeconomic system, and supports economic theories that maintain that investment in education is a natural tool for economic development. It also provides information on approaches and techniques other countries use to resolve their educational problems and adds to the knowledge of international and business education.

About the Author
CARMEN M....


Malta 1565
Tim Pickles
027598852X
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The epic siege of the island fortress of the Knights Hospitaller by the huge Turkish Army of the Emperor Suliman is one of the most compelling stories in the history of the western world. The Turks amassed an army of 30,000 men, which doubled as the siege dragged on. The knights facing them totalled 500, along with 4,000 Maltese levies and 4,500 other troops. Tim Pickles describes how despite constant pounding by the massive Turkish guns and heavy casualties, the Knights managed to hold out.

From the Publisher
Highly visual guides to history's greatest conflicts, detailing the command strategies, tactics, and experiences of the opposing forces throughout each campaign, and concluding with a guide to the battlefields today. --This text refers to the Paperback ...


Knights of Malta
H J A J. A. Sire
0300068859
January 1996
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
In this handsome book, H.J.A. Sire provides the first complete history of the Order of St. John, also called the Knights of Malta, from its military and political role during the Crusades to the modernized Catholic institution that it is today. Generously illustrated, the book contains numerous examples of the Order`s enormous art and architectural legacy over nine centuries.


Road Rage: Assessment And Treatment Of The Angry, Aggressive Driver
Tara E. Galovski, et al
1591473055
September 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Provides up-to-date understanding of angry and aggressive drivers. It sets the standard for how to study, assess, and treat not only aggressive drivers, but also all people with anger and aggressison problems.


Sword of Honour, Vol. 23
Alexander Kent
0935526935
April 2001
Paperback
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Philadelphia Bulletin
"Kent's writing is fresh, singular, and worthy of judgment solely on its own high merit."

Book Description
March 1814. Sir Richard returns from a wearing campaign in North American waters to take up a command in Malta. Meanwhile his nephew Adam remains behind as captain of a frigate on the American coast, as England's long war with Napoleon reaches its end.

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Malta (Berlitz Pocket Guides)

2831577012
April 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Packed with stunning photographs, easy-to-use maps, and all the information you really need to get the most from your visit! Featured are: historic sights: Fort St. Elmo, Magisterial Palace, Inquisitors Palace, the Rotunda, Cathedral of St. Paul; ancient wonders: Tarxien Temples, Hal-Saflieni Hypogeum, Mnadjra; museums: Archaeological Museum, National War Museum, National Museum of Fine Arts, National Maritime Museum; spectacular beauty: Blue Grotto, Anchor Bay, breathtaking views from Upper Barracca Gardens; unique diversions: swimming at Melliena Bay, birdwatching at Ghadira Nature Reserve, watching sea lions and dolphins perform at Mediterraneo Marine Park; on the island of Gozo: Fort Chambray, the Citadel, Ninu's Cave, Temple of Ggantija, Azure Window; hotel and restaurant recommendations, plus language and...


What to Sell on eBay and Where to Get It: The Definitive Guide to Product Sourcing for eBay and Beyond
Chris Malta
0072262788
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Proven strategies for selecting and acquiring the products buyers want most If you are an online seller, this book will help you identify the items you can sell most successfully online, locate reliable sources for their inventory, and work directly with suppliers to cut out middlemen and maximize profits.

From the Back Cover

Sell them exactly what they want to buy

If you want to build a profitable--and consistent--eBay business, you need to start with strategic product sourcing. What to Sell on eBay and Where to Get It reveals the same techniques used by the most successful e-commerce entrepreneurs and by major retail chains to determine what products will sell well and which suppliers will deliver those products for the best price.

Learn to...



The Kappillan of Malta
Nicholas Monsarrat
0304358444
December 31, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
As bombs pound Malta to dust, Father Salvatore--a simple priest, or kappillan, serving the poor--finds himself caught in the drama of World War Two. In the fragile safety of catacombs revealed by the explosions, he tends to the flood of homeless, starving, and frightened people seeking shelter, giving messages of inspiration and hope. His story, and that of the island, unfold in superbly graphic images of six days during the siege. "...one of the most memorable characters of postwar fiction"--Daily Express.


The Maltese Cross
Dennis Castillo
0313323291
Jan 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Malta is one of the smallest nations in the world, yet has one of the longest histories of any country. The accidents of geology and geography produced an island at the center of the Mediterranean with a large harbor and ample resources for the construction of fortifications. As a result, the Maltese bore witness to many of the great conflicts in world history, from the Punic Wars, to Napoleon's conquests, to the North African and Mediterranean campaigns during World War II.

About the Author
DENNIS CASTILLO is a native of Detroit, Michigan, and the son of Maltese immigrants. He has previously published articles and presented papers on Maltese history. He is Associate Professor of Church History at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, New York.


Secrets of the Seven Smallest States of Europe: Andorra, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, and Vatican City
Thomas M. Eccardt
0781810329
October 30, 2005
Paperback
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