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

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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.
Categories: History

A Distant Mirror

A Distant Mirror

Here, Pulitzer-Prize winning historian Barbara Tuchman captures both the great rhythms of history and the grain and texture of daily life - what childhood and marriage were like; how money, taxes and war dominated the lives of serf, noble ...

Author: Barbara Tuchman

Publisher: Viking

ISBN: 0241972973

Category:

Page: 600

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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 Tuchmanmasterfully 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.
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The Distant Mirror

The Distant Mirror

The book examines the various approaches to young adult historical fiction and explores the issues that it has engendered.

Author: Joanne Brown

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461672692

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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

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

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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
Categories: Cattle drives

A Distant Mirror

A Distant Mirror

Author: Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

Publisher:

ISBN: 0333443292

Category: Ambassadors

Page: 677

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Categories: Ambassadors

A Distant Mirror

A Distant Mirror

Author: Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1011000597

Category: Coucy, Enguerand de

Page: 677

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Categories: Coucy, Enguerand de

A Distant Mirror

A Distant Mirror

Author: Barbara Wertheim Tuchman (Historikerin, USA)

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:752131328

Category: Middle Ages

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Categories: Middle Ages

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: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345289307

Category: History

Page: 735

View: 260

"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: History

The Proud Tower

The Proud Tower

In this now classic work, Pulitzer prize-winning historian Barbara Tuchman explores the quarter century leading up to the First World War, from the dying embers of the British aristocracy to the fitful eruptions of the anarchist movement.

Author: Barbara Tuchman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241968253

Category: History

Page: 520

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Barbara Tuchman's The Proud Tower is a haunting account of Britain on the cusp of total war - reissued for the 2014 Centenary. The last government in the Western world to possess all the attributes of aristocracy in working condition took office in England in June of 1895 . . . In this now classic work, Pulitzer prize-winning historian Barbara Tuchman explores the quarter century leading up to the First World War, from the dying embers of the British aristocracy to the fitful eruptions of the anarchist movement. She provides a compelling portrait of the key figures and conflicting ideologies of this time, giving an intimate view of an epoch that was soon to be swept away by the tide of history. 'Her intention is to make the age alive for us, and in that she abundantly succeeds' Daily Telegraph 'Tuchman has a gift of recreating a period and a mood by an inspired selection of detail and sheer narrative sweep. A volcano of a book' Evening Standard 'Impeccable scholarship and literary polish. Impossible to read without pleasure and admiration' New York Times Barbara Tuchman achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmerman Telegram and international fame with the Pulitzer-Prize winning The Guns of August. She is also the author of Stilwell and the American Experience in China (also awarded the Pulitzer Prize), A Distant Mirror and The March of Folly. She died in 1989. The Guns of August and The Zimmerman Telegram are published by Penguin.
Categories: History

Japan and South Africa in a Globalising World

Japan and South Africa in a Globalising World

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 ...

Author: Chris Alden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: UOM:39015056472650

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.
Categories: Political Science

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

The eye - piece , R , is pointed into it , and the revolving mirror is set so as to permit the distant mirror to be viewed by reflection along the line , Z. If the image of that mirror does not appear near the line passing horizontally ...

Author: United States Naval Observatory. Nautical Almanac Office

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:72851891

Category: Astronomy

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Categories: Astronomy

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 ...

Author: Mitsuo Fukuda

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471149594

Category: Science

Page: 440

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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