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Manfredi, Valerio

Works: 596 works in 1,982 publications in 8 languages and 13,697 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Drama  Action and adventure films  Historical films  War films  Military history  Thrillers (Fiction)  Code and cipher stories 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Author of screenplay, Conceptor, Translator, Creator
Classifications: PQ4873.A4776, 853.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Valerio Manfredi
Most widely held works by Valerio Manfredi
Spartan by Valerio Manfredi( Book )

39 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In ancient Greece, two sons are born to a noble Spartan family. One is strong and healthy, the other lame and feeble. Cruel Spartan law decrees that the crippled baby must be killed and his father reluctantly abandons him to the wolves of Mount Taygetus. But by chance, and unbeknown to his grieving parents, the child is found and saved by a Helot - the once proud race of men now enslaved by Sparta
The ides of March by Valerio Manfredi( Book )

36 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

March, 44 BC. Rome, led by Caius Julius Caesar. A man in command of his destiny, who wields enormous power throughout the vast empire. His god-given mission to end the blood-splattered fratricidal wars, reconcile implacably hostile factions and preserve Roman civilization and world order, is teetering dangerously close to collapse
The Last Legion : a novel by Valerio Manfredi( Book )

51 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the meeting between Arthur Pendragon and the wizard Merlin, during which a small band of British Roman soldiers embarks on a daring rescue mission across northern Europe to save the son of the last emperor, Romulus Augustus
A winter's night by Valerio Manfredi( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Brunis, a family of farmers from the Italian Padan plain who have worked the land since time immemorial, and the homeless multitudes, travelers, and tinkers roaming Europe during the hardscrabble nineteen twenties and thirties
Pharaoh by Valerio Manfredi( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jerusalem, 586 BC. The Kingdom of Judah is on the verge of annihilation by the Babylonians. In the chaos, the Prophet Jeremiah rushes to save the sacred Ark of the Covenant. As he locates the preordained hiding place, which will make it impossible to be found, he makes a terrible discovery... Middle East, early 2000s. William Blake, a renowned Egyptologist, has been called in to oversee the discovery of an amazing, magnificent and strange tomb of a Pharaoh many miles from the Valley of the Kings, located in a militarily sensitive spot. His research will lead him to an amazing and world-shattering discovery concerning Moses and the tribes of the Israelites and their flight from the land of Egypt." --BACK COVER
The tower by Valerio Manfredi( Book )

33 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 70 AD. A group of Roman soldiers crossing the Sahara desert is destroyed by a ferocious and mysterious presence hidden in a solitary tower at the extreme borders of the sea of sand. The sole survivor, the Etruscan seer Avile Vipinas, is inexplicably saved by the sound of his silver sistrum. Nineteen centuries later, young American scholar Philip Garrett is investigating his father's disappearance in the desert 10 years earlier when he discovers the house of Avile Vipinas in the underground ruins of Pompeii, sealed by the earthquake of 79 AD. The ancient seer, before his death, had tried to describe the horrific presence in the Tower of Solitude and to make the first faltering steps to its destruction ... Who is the ancient civilization - older than the oldest known - that created this tower? What is its purpose?
The talisman of Troy by Valerio Manfredi( Book )

32 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the period between the fall of Troy and the foundation of Rome. Groups of refugees flee Troy to go West and populate the east coast of Italy and establish settlements, but then start to feud amongst themselves. This story tell of how, eventually, Rome emerged as the leading city
Tyrant by Valerio Manfredi( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sicily 405 AD: the infinite duel between a man and a superpower begins. The man is Dionysius, who has just made himself Tyrant of Syracuse. The superpower Carthage, mercantile megalopolis and mistress of the seas
Empire of dragons by Valerio Manfredi( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anatolia, AD 260. The city of Edessa, A Roman outpost, is on its last legs after the Persian siege by the troops of Shapur I. Roman Emperor Publius Licinius Valerianus agrees to meet his adversary to negotiate peace. -- back cover
The ancient curse by Valerio Manfredi( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the middle of the night at the Museum of Volterra, young archeologist Fabrizio Castellani is immersed in his work research into the famous Etruscan statue known as "The Night Shadow". Completely engrossed, he is startled by the phone ringing. An icy female voice warns him to abandon his work at once
The oracle by Valerio Manfredi( Book )

30 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greece 1973 - An archaeologist unearths a gold Mycenaean vase embellished with images of the last voyage of Ulysses, which seem to explain the prophecy of the Odyssey. But his almost immediate and mysterious death and the vases's disappearance remain unexplained for ten years.... A series of bizarre and violent deaths in Athens in 1983, somehow connected to the brutal rape and murder of a beautiful young Greek student on the same night as the archaeological discovery alert the authorities that a dangerous game of revenge and redemption is being played out before them
The lost army by Valerio Manfredi( Book )

40 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 4th century BC, in Syria, a woman, dressed in rags and covered in blisters and sores, is seen approaching on the road coming from the north. Suspicious of her, the villagers shout and throw rocks at her. She is struck and falls. She seems dead. She was the mistress of Xenophon, a general in the army employed by Cyrus the Younger. A retelling of Xenophon's Anabasis, from the point of view of a woman following the Spartan mercenaries for the sake of the man she loves
Odysseus by Valerio Manfredi( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first book in an epic new series following the life and adventures of Odysseus, Valerio Massimo Manfredi's masterful new novel renders the extraordinary world of ancient Greece in his own unique way"--
Odysseus : the oath by Valerio Manfredi( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first title in an epic series following the life of Odysseus - adventure, passion and battle in ancient Greece. A man becomes a hero...As a young boy in Ithaca, Odysseus listens in wonder to his grandfather Autolykos, a man feared by many across the land as a ruthless fighter. He learns of his heritage and a lifelong passion is sparked: to become an adventurer and warrior. In Mycenae, he meets King Eurystheus and learns the terrible story of Hercules - the man with god-like strength who slaughtered his family and was punished by the King to undertake impossible tasks to earn absolution. But is Eurystheus the man he says he is? When a child comes to Odysseus in the middle of the night, with another, very disturbing, version of what happened that fateful night, Odysseus embarks on the first of his extraordinary quests...So begins the epic story of Odysseus, the first of two volumes: an adventure of love, war, courage and heroism, weaving from a small rocky island in Greece, to the mighty fall of Troy
The lost army /Valerio Massimo Manfredi ; translated from the Italian by Christine Feddersen-Manfredi by Valerio Manfredi( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the next searing adventure from the bestselling author of "The Last Legion." The 4th century BC, a village in Syria: A woman, dressed in rags and covered in blisters and sores, is seen approaching on the road coming from the north. Suspicious of her, the villagers shout and throw rocks at her. She is struck and falls. She seems dead. Her story encompasses one of the great collective acts of heroism of the ancient world. She was the mistress of Xenophon, a general in the vast army of ten thousand Greek mercenaries from virtually every Greek city state that was employed by Cyrus the Younger, in his quest to seize the throne of Persia from his brother, Artaxerxes II. Manfredi, one of the world's experts, has created an rip-roaring adventure seen from the perspective of the women who accompanied the soldiers on their long journey. This is a new and intense account of the most celebrated march in man's history, by the acclaimed author of the "Alexander" trilogy
Alexander : child of a dream by Valerio Manfredi( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before his birth, omens foretold that Alexander, son of the warrior-king Philip of Macedonia, was destined for greatness. From boyhood, the prince was trained by the finest scholars and mightiest soldiers to attain extraordinary strength of body and spirit. A descendant of Heracles and Achilles, Alexander aimed to surpass his ancestors' heroism and honor, and his chosen companions strove to be worthy to share his godlike fate. Even as a youth, Alexander's deeds were unequaled. In a single day, he tamed the fierce steed Bucephalus. In his first battle, his troops defeated the invincible Sacred Band. And as he grew to manhood, surrounded by deadly plots and intrigue, his friends pledged to follow him to the ends of the world. With the support of that loyal group of men, Alexander's might would transform dreams of conquest into reality amid the fabled cities of Persia and the mysterious East ... and his destiny would carry them all to glory
The return by Valerio Manfredi( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary story of a legendary hero continues ... After ten years of uninterrupted war, blood and agony, the Trojans have finally been defeated. Odysseus and his men begin the epic journey of returning to Ithaca. Along the way, terrifying enemies await them: the cyclops Polyphemus, the lotus eaters who feast on narcotic flowers that give only oblivion, the sorceress who turns men into swine, and the deadly, enthralling sirens. Odysseus is determined to make his way home to Ithaca, where his beloved family have awaited him for many long years. But his journey will present him with new, terrible perils - ones that he could not have dreamed of even in his wildest nightmares. In this stunning new novel, Valerio Massimo Manfredi gives a new voice to one of the most adventurous and fascinating heroes of all time
Il mio nome è Nessuno. Il giuramento by Valerio Manfredi( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in Italian and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il mio nome è nessuno : il ritorno : romanzo by Valerio Manfredi( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in Italian and Spanish and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ci sono voluti dieci anni ininterrotti di guerra e di sangue, di amori feroci e di odio inestinguibile, per sconfiggere i Troiani. Ora Odysseo deve rimettersi in viaggio con i suoi uomini per fare ritorno a Itaca, dove lo attendono la moglie fedele e il figlio lasciato bambino. Ma il ritorno è una nuova avventura: Odysseo deve riprendere la lotta, la sua sfida agli uomini, alle forze oscure della natura, al capriccioso e imperscrutabile volere degli dei. Vano è disporre gli animi alla gioia del ritorno: l'eroe e i suoi compagni dovranno affrontare imprese spaventose, prove sovrumane, nemici insidiosissimi come il ciclope Polifemo, i mangiatori di loto e poi la maga incantatrice che trasforma gli uomini in porci, i mostri dello Stretto, le Sirene dal canto meraviglioso e assassino ... Il multiforme Odysseo, il coraggioso Ulisse, l'astuto Nessuno dovrà raggiungere i confini del mondo e addirittura evocare i morti dagli inferi, sperimentando lo struggimento più immedicabile al cospetto di chi ormai vive nel mondo delle ombre, e ancora finire su un'isola misteriosa dove una dea lo accoglierà e lo terrà avvinto in un abbraccio dolcissimo e pericoloso per lunghi anni ... Poi, finalmente, con il cuore colmo di dolore per i compagni perduti lungo la rotta, ecco compiersi il ritorno. Il giorno dell'esultanza. Il giorno della vendetta ... Dopo aver cantato la nascita e la formazione dell'eroe e la guerra sotto le alte mura di Pergamo, Manfredi dà voce al viaggio più straordinario di tutti i tempi
La tomba di Alessandro : l'enigma by Valerio Manfredi( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in Italian and English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La storia della tomba di Alessandro è la storia di un'avventura. Con l'affermarsi del cristianesimo, infatti, il sepolcro di Alessandro, eretto nella città che portava il suo nome e oggetto di venerazione per sette secoli, in pochi anni cadde nell'oblio e se ne perse ogni traccia. Tuttavia su Alessandria continuò ad aleggiare il fantasma del suo fondatore, che riprese vigore a partire dalla campagna napoleonica in Egitto: archeologi, avventurieri e tante persone comuni hanno cercato, invano, di ritrovare il corpo del più grande condottiero di tutti i tempi. Valerio Massimo Manfredi ci conduce in questo viaggio nel cuore dell'enigma unendo l'esperienza e la competenza dell'archeologo alla narrazione coinvolgente e appassionata del grande romanziere, mostrandoci luoghi e reperti dell'antichità per ricostruire su di essi un mondo brulicante di vita, di sterminata ambizione e grandi sogni
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The ides of MarchThe Last Legion : a novelPharaohThe towerThe talisman of TroyTyrantEmpire of dragonsThe ancient curse
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Manfredi, Massimo 1943-

Manfredi , Valerio

Manfredi Valerio 1943-....

Manfredi, Valerio M.

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Manfredi, Valerio Massimo 1943-

Mānġrīdī, Fālīdryū Māsīmū 1943-

Massimo Manfredi, Valerio

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Valerio Massimo Manfredi écrivain et archéologue italien

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فاليريو ماسيمو مانفريدي

فاليريو ماسيمو مانفريدي، 1943-

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