Music and Ceremony at the Court of Charles V

The Capilla Flamenca and the Art of Political Promotion

Author: Mary Tiffany Ferer

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 1843836998

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 7732


Shows how Charles V used music and ritual to reinforce his image and status as the most important and powerful sovereign in Europe.

Encyclopaedia of Australian Heavy Metal

Author: Brian Giffin


ISBN: 0994320612


Page: 342

View: 7125


Described by as "the first and best, most authoritative source on Australian metal," the Encyclopaedia of Australian Metal presents pictures, biographies and discographical information on more than 2000 bands from all parts of Australia - from the early 70s pioneers like AC/DC, Buffalo and Rose Tattoo to the current breed: Psycroptic, Parkway Drive, Ne Obliviscaris and more. This edition comes as a 342 page soft cover book featuring thousands of entries by music critic and archivist Brian Giffin, cover art by former Alchemist guitarist Roy Torkington, a foreword by The Racket's Lochlan Watt and tons of exclusive live photos.

A Scrap of Paper

Breaking and Making International Law during the Great War

Author: Isabel V. Hull

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801470641

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 6312


A century after the outbreak of the Great War, we have forgotten the central role that international law and the dramatically different interpretations of it played in the conflict’s origins and conduct. In A Scrap of Paper, Isabel V. Hull compares wartime decision making in Germany, Great Britain, and France, weighing the impact of legal considerations in each. Throughout, she emphasizes the profound tension between international law and military necessity in time of war, and demonstrates how differences in state structures and legal traditions shaped the way in which each of the three belligerents fought the war Hull focuses on seven cases in which each government’s response was shaped by its understanding of and respect for the law: Belgian neutrality, the land war in the west, the occupation of enemy territory, the blockade, unrestricted submarine warfare, the introduction of new weaponry (including poison gas and the zeppelin), and reprisals. Drawing on voluminous research in German, British, and French archives, the author reconstructs the debates over military decision making and clarifies the role played by law—where it constrained action, where it was manipulated to serve military need, where it was simply ignored, and how it developed in the crucible of combat. She concludes that Germany did not speak the same legal language as the two liberal democracies, with disastrous and far-reaching consequences. The first book on international law and the Great War published since 1920, A Scrap of Paper is a passionate defense of the role that the law must play to govern interstate relations in both peace and war.

The Athenaeum

Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music and the Drama

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: England

Page: N.A

View: 6170


Painting the Soul

Icons, Death Masks and Shrouds

Author: Robin Cormack

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780232519

Category: Art

Page: 248

View: 5294


Painting the Soul is a beautifully illustrated study of the creation and development of the icon. "This book is a firework display. It sets off scores of explosions which light up the sky over-arching our field, terrain that is normally traversed nose down and too mindful of the footsteps of our predecessors."—Burlington Magazine

The Best Books

A Reader's Guide to the Choice of the Best Available Books (about 50,000) in Every Department of Science, Art and Literature, with the Dates of the First and Last Editions, and the Price, Size and Publisher's Name of Each Book

Author: William Swan Sonnenschein

Publisher: N.A


Category: Best books

Page: 1009

View: 7898



Author: Boston Public Library

Publisher: N.A


Category: Boston (Mass.)

Page: N.A

View: 9021