A Distant Mirror

A Distant Mirror

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, ...

Author: Barbara Tuchman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241972984

Category: History

Page: 784

View: 135

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.
Categories: History

A Distant Mirror

A Distant Mirror

Author: Barbara W. Tuchman

Publisher: Singapore Books

ISBN:

Category: France

Page: 677

View: 685

Categories: France

The Distant Mirror

The Distant Mirror

Gay and lesbian Literature for Young Adults, by Michael Cart, 2005. 19. Karen
Hesse, by Rosemary Oliphant—lngham, 2005. 20. Graham Salisbury: Island Boy,
by David Macinnis Gill, 2005. 21. The Distant Mirror: Reflections on YoungAdult ...

Author: Joanne Brown

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461672692

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 159

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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Distant Mirror

A Distant Mirror

Barbara Tuchman anatomizes the century, revealing both the great rhythms of history and the grain and texture of domestic life as it was lived.

Author: Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

Publisher: Ireland Books

ISBN:

Category: Ambassadors

Page: 677

View: 809

"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.
Categories: Ambassadors

Distant Mirrors

Distant Mirrors

What did you learn about American culture by looking at its reflection in the “
distant mirror” of Japanese culture? References Asahi Shimbun (Asahi
newspaper). 1997. Sôshiki ni Mizukara no Jinsei Utsusô (Let's have our lives
reflected in our ...

Author: Philip R. DeVita

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 9781478632429

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

View: 171

Most young students of American culture believe many of the cultural assumptions they grow up with are universal. As insiders, speaking a common language, following the accepted patterns of behavior embedded in a particular way of life, most of us take our own social actions for granted, and it is a challenge to realize the strangeness and wonder of our own behaviors. The distinct aim of each edition of this popular classroom supplement has been to enable students to better understand themselves by casting American culture into sharper relief—offering other mirrors, other reflections. The latest edition’s twenty-one personalized narratives, of which seven are new, unveil fresh portrayals of American culture. Each contribution offers unique ethnographic perspectives of various aspects of American culture that enable us to better understand ourselves.
Categories: Social Science

Reflections in a Distant Mirror

Reflections in a Distant Mirror

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 ...

Author: Thomas Morris

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 154423953X

Category: Cattle drives

Page: 418

View: 662

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
Categories: Cattle drives

Astronomical Papers Prepared for the Use of the American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac

Astronomical Papers Prepared for the Use of the American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac

This has a twofold object : First , to set the slit longitudinally in the focal plane of
the telescope , and , second , to adjust the slit and sending telescope so as to
send the light to the distant mirror . To effect the latter object the slit is opened as
 ...

Author: United States Naval Observatory. Nautical Almanac Office

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:72851891

Category: Astronomy

Page:

View: 525

Categories: Astronomy

A Distant Mirror

A Distant Mirror

In this book, an international team of fourteen scholars investigates the Chinese reception of Indian Buddhist ideas, especially in the sixth and seventh centuries.

Author: Chen-Kuo Lin

Publisher:

ISBN: 3943423190

Category:

Page: 565

View: 704

Categories:

Reflections in a Distant Mirror

Reflections in a Distant Mirror

Author: Ronald J. Gilson

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105061798901

Category: Corporate governance

Page: 24

View: 778

Categories: Corporate governance

Optical Semiconductor Devices

Optical Semiconductor Devices

the optical feeback from a distant mirror can be analyzed by investigating the
behaviors of a complex resonator laser consisting of the cavity of a laser diode
and an external resonator between the mirror of the laser diode and the distant
mirror ...

Author: Mitsuo Fukuda

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471149594

Category: Science

Page: 440

View: 631

This book is devoted to optical semiconductor devices and their numerous applications in telecommunications, optoelectronics, and consumer electronics-areas where signal processing or the transmission of signals across fiber optic cables is paramount. It introduces a new generation of devices that includes optical modulators, quantum well (QW) lasers, and photodiodes and explores new applications of more established devices such as semiconductor lasers, light-emitting diodes, and photodiodes. Mitsuo Fukuda examines the material properties, operation principles, fabrication, packaging, reliability, and applications of each device and offers a unique industrial perspective, discussing everything engineers and scientists need to know at different phases of research, development, and production. This guide to the state-of-the-art of optical semiconductor devices: * Helps you choose the right device for a given application. * Covers important performance data such as temperature and optical feedback noise in lasers. * Highlights epitaxial growth techniques and fabrication for each device. * Features one hundred figures and an extensive bibliography. * Provides a clear and concise treatment, unencumbered by excessive theory Optical Semiconductor Devices is an essential resource for engineers and researchers in telecommunications and optoelectronics, equipment designers and manufacturers, and graduate students and scholars interested in this rapidly evolving field.
Categories: Science

Johnson s Universal Cyclopaedia

Johnson s Universal Cyclopaedia

The mirror C mer about two centuries ago that when the earth and Jupi- having
revolved through a small angle between the time ter were on opposite sides of
the sun the eclipses of the that the flash is reflected to the distant mirror and the
time ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN4KAX

Category:

Page:

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Categories:

The Universal Cyclopaedia

The Universal Cyclopaedia

The mirror ( mer about two centuries ago that when the earth and Jupi- having
revolved through a small angle between the time ter were on opposite sides of
the sun the eclipses of the that the flash is reflected to the distant mirror and the
time ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433003245002

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page:

View: 192

Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

The Universal Cyclop dia

The Universal Cyclop  dia

The mirror C mer about two centuries ago that when the earth and Jupi- having
revolved through a small angle between the time ter were on opposite sides of
the sun the eclipses of the that the flash is reflected to the distant mirror and the
time ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C2557578

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page:

View: 709

Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Johnson s Universal Cyclop dia

Johnson s Universal Cyclop dia

The simplest method consists in sending the rays through the apertures between
the teeth of a rapidly revolving wheel, and concentrating them by means of a
telescope on a distant mirror, which may be several miles away, but which
reflects ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015035554990

Category:

Page:

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Johnson s Universal Cyclop dia

Johnson s Universal Cyclop  dia

The mirror C mer about two centuries ago that when the earth and Jupi- having
revolved through a small angle between the time ter were on opposite sides of
the sun the eclipses of the that the flash is reflected to the distant mirror and the
time ...

Author: Charles Kendall Adams

Publisher:

ISBN: IOWA:31858059278683

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page:

View: 565

Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Johnson s Universal Cyclopedia

Johnson s Universal Cyclopedia

The mirror C mer about two centuries ago that when the earth and Jupi - having
revolved through a small angle between the time ter were on opposite sides of
the sun the eclipses of the that the flash is reflected to the distant mirror and the ...

Author: Charles Kendall Adams

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106020405921

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page:

View: 765

Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Elementary Lessons in Heat Light Sound

Elementary Lessons in Heat  Light   Sound

Now suppose that a beam of light passes between the two teeth of the mirror ,
parallel to its axis , and falls upon a distant mirror which reflects the beam back
along its own path . When the light gets back again to the wheel it may be able to
 ...

Author: Daniel Evan Jones

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044020365532

Category: Heat

Page: 282

View: 103

Categories: Heat

Old and New Astronomy

Old and New Astronomy

receive the light only by reflection from the distant mirror . The arrangement is in
principle ) that shown in fig . 195 , where W W ' is the wheel seen edgewise , E an
eye behind the light , shown as a small flame , s a screen cutting off the direct ...

Author: Richard Anthony Proctor

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:086602393

Category: Astronomy

Page: 816

View: 164

Categories: Astronomy