A Distant Mirror

The Calamitous 14th Century

Author: Barbara Tuchman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241972981

Category: History

Page: 784

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The fourteenth century was a time of fabled crusades and chivalry, glittering cathedrals and grand castles. It was also a time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world of chaos and the plague. Here, Barbara Tuchman masterfully reveals the two contradictory images of the age, examining the great rhythms of history and the grain and texture of domestic life as it was lived: what childhood was like; what marriage meant; how money, taxes and war dominated the lives of serf, noble and clergy alike. Granting her subjects their loyalties, treacheries and guilty passions, Tuchman recreates the lives of proud cardinals, university scholars, grocers and clerks, saints and mystics, lawyers and mercenaries, and, above all, knights. The result is an astonishing reflection of medieval Europe, a historical tour de force.

Der ferne Spiegel

Das dramatische 14. Jahrhundert

Author: Barbara Tuchman

Publisher: Pantheon Verlag

ISBN: 3641052076

Category: History

Page: 752

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Ein moderner Klassiker der Geschichtsschreibung Bestsellerautorin Barbara Tuchman schuf mit »Der ferne Spiegel« einen modernen Klassiker der Geschichtsschreibung. Mit sicherem und kundigem Blick für die »große« politische Geschichte und feinem Gespür für die Alltags- und Mentalitätsgeschichte gelingt es ihr, das pralle Leben im dramatischen 14. Jahrhundert und damit im Herbst des Mittelalters einzufangen. Im Mittelpunkt von Barbara Tuchmans faszinierender Schilderung des 14. Jahrhunderts steht die Lebensgeschichte des französischen Adeligen Enguerrand de Coucy VII. Im zarten Alter von 15 Jahren zieht Coucy das erste Mal als Ritter in die Schlacht, erlebt den Hundertjährigen Krieg hautnah mit und wird schließlich vom englischen König als Geisel genommen. Coucy wird im Laufe seines Lebens Zeuge dramatischer, ja scheinbar apokalyptischer Ereignisse: Die Pest sucht Europa heim, religiöse Fanatiker hetzen die Menschen auf, Papst und Gegenpapst bekriegen sich, auf Frankreichs Thron sitzt ein Wahnsinniger, und im Osten rücken die Osmanen vor. Gleichzeitig kannten die Kreativität und das Kunstschaffen der Menschen nun, gleichsam auf der Schwelle vom Mittelalter zur Neuzeit, keine Grenzen. Boccaccio schuf sein epochemachendes Werk Decamerone, Giotto bereitete in Italien den Weg für die Renaissance und in ganz Europa entstanden Kathedralen von ungekannter Größe und Pracht.

A Distant Mirror

The Calamitous Fourteenth Century

Author: Barbara W. Tuchman

Publisher: Singapore Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: France

Page: 677

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A Distant Mirror

The Calamitous 14th Century

Author: Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

Publisher: Ireland Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ambassadors

Page: 677

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"Wise, witty, and wonderful . . . A great book, in a great historical tradition." CommentaryThe 14th century gives us back two contradictory images: a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry, and a dark time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world plunged into a chaos of war, fear and the Plague. Barbara Tuchman anatomizes the century, revealing both the great rhythms of history and the grain and texture of domestic life as it was lived.

Reflections in a distant mirror

Japanese corporate governance through American eyes

Author: Ronald J. Gilson,John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics,John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics (Stanford University)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 24

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The Distant Mirror

Reflections on Young Adult Historical Fiction

Author: Joanne Brown,Nancy St. Clair

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 1461672694

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Young adult historical fiction brings the past alive through stories of adventure, suspense, and mystery. The genre is both complex and controversial, encompassing novels that range from romance and fantasy to stark historical realism. The book examines the various approaches to young adult historical fiction and explores the issues that it has engendered. Part One focuses on the broader issues spawned by the genre itself, including its various subgenres and literary concerns such as the relationship between accuracy and readability. Part Two explores issues of contemporary interest, such as race, class, gender, the immigrant experience, religion, war, and nationalism. Finally, the question of whether novels in this genre are bound by anything other than their respective period setting is posed. The genesis for much classroom debate, suggestions for class discussions and writing assignments as well as sample written responses of these debates from the authors' classes are included. Teachers, librarians, instructors of young adult literature courses, and teen readers will find this an insightful analysis of YA historical fiction.

Japan and South Africa in a Globalising World

A Distant Mirror

Author: Chris Alden,Katsumi Hirano

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754618263

Category: Political Science

Page: 291

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Illuminating the challenges facing the prospective partnership, and deconstructing the international political economy of the relationship between Japan and Africa, this text contextualizes the South African and Japanese experiences within the contemporary globalization debate. The book is suitable for students and courses in international relations, development studies and comparative politics, as well as African and Asian studies.

Legenden des Krieges: Das blutige Schwert

Author: David Gilman

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644401055

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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Der erste Band von David Gilmans packender Romanserie «Legenden des Krieges» England, 1346. Der junge Steinmetz Thomas Blackstone wird vor die Wahl gestellt: Entweder der Tod durch den Strick – für einen Mord, den er nicht begangen hat. Oder er schließt sich der englischen Armee an, für die König Edward dringend weitere Bogenschützen sucht. Die Entscheidung fällt ihm nicht schwer. Doch in der Normandie lernt Thomas die bittere Realität des Krieges kennen. Ritterlichkeit ist ein Kodex für bessere Zeiten. Gnade gibt es nicht – schon gar nicht in der Schlacht von Crécy, dem blutigen Kessel des Hundertjährigen Krieges ...

Der deutsche Genius

Eine Geistes- und Kulturgeschichte von Bach bis Benedikt XVI. -

Author: Peter Watson

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641172128

Category: History

Page: 1024

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Deutsche Ideen, deutscher Geist und deutsche Ideologien haben das Weltgeschehen maßgeblich beeinflusst und geprägt. Peter Watson zeichnet diese Entwicklung von der Mitte des 18. Jahr hunderts bis zur Gegenwart nach und ergründet Ursprung und Wesen des »Deutschen Genius«. Philosophie und Literatur, Musik und Malerei, Wissenschaft und Technik – Watson bietet eine beeindruckende Gesamtschau deutschen Geisteslebens von Lessing bis Mann, von Humboldt bis Benz, von Kant bis Habermas, von Schleiermacher bis Ratzinger, von Bach bis Henze, von Friedrich bis Beuys. Eine faszinierende Kultur- und Ideengeschichte.

Reflections in a Distant Mirror

Author: Thomas Morris

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544239538

Category: Cattle drives

Page: 418

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Reflections in a Distant Mirror is a sequel to The Edge of Forever. The story begins with the continuation of the conflict between a frontier ranching family's struggle to survive on the edge of the Texas plains at the close of the Civil War and the Comanche Indians who are determined to push the intruders off their hunting grounds. This violent clash between completely alien cultures becomes personal as The Wolf, a Comanche war chief, conducts an aggressive vendetta against Tom McKlarren and Captain Raifford MacReynolds to avenge a humiliating defeat sustained at their hands. The book also depicts the McKlarren family's struggle to get their cattle to market in the spring of 1866. Following the war, Texas ranchers, who had been unable to sell their cattle during the conflict, were "cattle rich" and "cash poor." A steer in Texas worth two dollars would fetch forty dollars at the railhead in Missouri. It is against this historical backdrop that Tom McKlarren and Raifford MacReynolds mount an epic cattle drive to Missouri. Confronted with choking dust, swollen rivers, marauding Indians, and border gangs, the long trek north becomes a life or death challenge requiring courage and old fashioned grit in order to succeed

Das Wasserwerk

Roman

Author: E.L. Doctorow

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462315269

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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New York, 1871. Kriegsgewinnler und Neureiche geben nach dem siegreichen Bürgerkrieg im Leben der Stadt den Ton an. Industrie und Banken florieren, und die Stadt ist dabei, zu einer führenden Metropole in der Welt zu werden. In dieser brodelnden Atmosphäre des Aufbruchs schlägt sich Martin Pemberton mühsam als freier Journalist durch. Bis er eines Tages in einem Pferdeomnibus flüchtig eine Gruppe alter Männer sieht – unter ihnen auch seinen vor kurzem verstorbenen Vater. Ehe Martin auf der Suche nach dem mysteriösen Omnibus und seinen Insassen untertaucht und spurlos verschwindet, erzählt er noch McIlvaine, seinem Redakteur beim Telegram, von der gespenstischen Entdeckung. Auch McIlvaine läßt das Geheimnis keine Ruhe. Auf seiner rastlosen Suche nach den beiden Pembertons gerät er immer tiefer in die düstere Geschichte der Familie. Und schließlich entdeckt er bei seinen Nachforschungen zusammen mit einem New Yorker Polizisten ein stillgelegtes Wasserwerk, in dem der genialisch verrückte Arzt Dr. Sartorius seinen aberwitzigen Experimenten nachgeht.

The Problem of Increasing Human Energy

Author: Nikola Tesla

Publisher: A Distant Mirror

ISBN: N.A

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 104

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NIKOLA TESLA was a gifted electrical and mechanical engineer, and was one of the most influential inventors of the last century. Eventually holding over 700 patents, Tesla worked in a number of fields, including electricity, robotics, radar, and the wireless transmission of energy. His discoveries laid the groundwork for many of the twentieth century’s greatest technological advances. This book contains Tesla’s thoughts on humanity’s relationship with the universe, and also his explanation and scientific extrapolation on the technological advancements embodied in his work. This text, first published in Century Illustrated Magazine in June 1900, is yet another example of the genius of Nikola Tesla. CONTENTS Introduction • The onward movement of humanity• The energy of the movement• The three ways of increasing human energy 1 • The first problem: how to increase human mass• The burning of atmospheric nitrogen 2 • The second problem: how to reduce the force retarding the human mass• The art of telautomatics 3 • The third problem: how to increase the force accelerating the human mass• The harnessing of the Sun’s energy 4 • The source of human energy• The three ways of drawing energy from the Sun 5 • Great possibilities offered by iron for increasing human performance• Enormous waste in iron manufacture 6 • Economical production of iron by a new process 7• The coming of age of aluminium• The doom of the copper industry• The great civilizing potency of the new metal 8 • Efforts toward obtaining more energy from coal• Electric transmission• The gas engine• The cold-coal battery 9 • Energy from the medium• The windmill and the solar engine• Motive power from terrestrial heat• Electricity from natural sources 10 • A departure from known methods• The possibility of a ‘self-acting’ engine or machine• The ideal way of obtaining motive power 11 • First efforts to produce the self-acting engine• The mechanical oscillator• The work of Dewar and Linde• Liquid air 12 • Discovery of unexpected properties of the atmosphere• Strange experiments• Transmission of electrical energy through one wire without return• Transmission through the Earth without any wire 13 • Wireless telegraphy• The secret of tuning• Errors in the Hertzian investigations• A receiver of wonderful sensitivity 14• Development of a new principle• The electrical oscillator• Production of immense electrical movements• The Earth responds to man• Interplanetary communication now probable 15 • Transmission of electrical energy to any distance without wires now possible• The best means of increasing the force accelerating the human mass

My Inventions

The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla

Author: Nikola Tesla

Publisher: A Distant Mirror

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 60

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In 1919, Nikola Tesla wrote several articles for the magazine The Electrical Experimenter. These pieces have been gathered together here. In the last few decades of his life, he ended up living in diminished circumstances as a recluse in Room 3327 of the New Yorker Hotel, occasionally making unusual statements to the press. Because of his pronouncements and the nature of his work over the years, Tesla gained a reputation in popular culture as the archetypal ‘mad scientist’. He died impoverished and in debt on January 7, 1943. When he passed, Tesla didn’t leave behind much material for the general public. Also, he didn’t have many close friends who would have had insight into his life sufficient to write about him. Since My Inventions is an autobiography, it is unique in providing a glimpse into Tesla’s mind and his private thoughts. It tells about the man, his motivations and the values that he held. My Inventions is a required read for anyone wanting to know more about one of the greatest inventors of the 20th century – and perhaps of all time. Contents - My Early Life - My First Efforts at Invention - My Later Endeavors - The Discovery of the Tesla Coil and Transformer - The Magnifying Transmitter - The Art of Telautomatics

Postmodern Medievalisms

Author: Richard J. Utz,Jesse G. Swan,Paul Plisiewicz

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 9781843840121

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 239

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Studies of texts from the late middle ages to the contemporary moment, together they indicate, broadly, directions both in postmodern studies and studies in medievalism.

Grand Coesre's Sekret -

Author: Nikolaus Pfander

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1409294951

Category:

Page: 74

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Der "Herbst" des Grand Siecle - in mancher Beziehung ein "Distant mirror" der gegenwärtigen Finanzkrise - und Ausgangspunkt des neu entdeckten "Louisgate" - hier nimmt es seinen Fortgang.La Louisgate continerait, aussi ses rencontres avec le Grand Coesre, son jambe de dieu et les archisuppots.The "autum" of the "Grand siecle" - a distant mirror of our financial crisis - it proceeds toward the "cour de miracle" of Paris and the "Louisgate" takes shape.

Danish Dictionary

Danish-English, English-Danish

Author: Anna Garde

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136154280

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 716

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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.