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

Author: Barbara W. Tuchman

Publisher: Singapore Books

ISBN:

Category: France

Page: 677

View: 638

Categories: France

A Distant Mirror

A Distant Mirror

Author: Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

Publisher: Ireland Books

ISBN:

Category: Ambassadors

Page: 677

View: 909

"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

A Distant Mirror

A Distant Mirror

Author: Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

Publisher: Ireland Books

ISBN:

Category: Ambassadors

Page: 677

View: 626

"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

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

Japan and South Africa in a Globalising World

Japan and South Africa in a Globalising World

This book illuminates the challenges facing the prospective partnership, and deconstructs the international political economy of this relationship.

Author: Chris Alden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351752633

Category: Political Science

Page: 292

View: 767

This title was first published in 2003. From its position as one of Africa's major investors, and a top provider of development assistance, Tokyo's quiet diplomacy is having a growing impact on African affairs. This book illuminates the challenges facing the prospective partnership, and deconstructs the international political economy of this relationship. Furthermore, through a series of comparative studies, it explores the relevance of the content of the East Asian experience of South Africa and the continent as a whole. Features include: - an innovative study of the international political economy of an increasingly important relationship between Asia and Africa - an original analysis of the comparative dimensions of East Asia and Southern Africa's respective experiences in development - 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

Reflections in a Distant Mirror

Reflections in a Distant Mirror

Author: Ronald J. Gilson

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105061798901

Category: Corporate governance

Page: 24

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Categories: Corporate governance

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 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101078162961

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page:

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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:

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United States Congressional Serial Set

United States Congressional Serial Set

If in the preceding methods we add to the determination of the ver . tical angles
also the measurement of the apparent linear velocity , with which the reflected
image crosses the distant mirror R , we have a sim . ple inethod of determining
the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3986392

Category:

Page:

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Annual Report of the Chief Signal Officer Made to the Secretary of War for the Year

Annual Report of the Chief Signal Officer Made to the Secretary of War for the Year

If in the preceding methods we add to the determination of the vertical angles
also the measurement of the apparent linear velocity , with which the reflected
image crosses the distant mirror R , wo have a sim . ple method of determining
the ...

Author: United States. Army. Signal Corps

Publisher:

ISBN: IOWA:31858033406095

Category: Meteorology

Page:

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Categories: Meteorology

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: 793

Categories: Astronomy

A Text Book of the Principles of Physics

A Text Book of the Principles of Physics

It travels to a distant mirror ; each flash is there reflected along its former path.
Before a fla.sh can again reach the cogwheel, the cogwheel may have rotated so
far that one of its cogs now obstructs the returning ray; if a sufficiently-increased ...

Author: Alfred Daniell

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015017198048

Category: Physics

Page: 782

View: 390

Categories: Physics

Summarized Proceedings and a Directory of Members

Summarized Proceedings and a Directory of Members

Then it will be possible so to arrange the apparatus that light issuing from the
telescope shall strike the movable mirror and be reflected to the distant mirror ,
whence it will be returned to the movable mirror again and being thrown back
into the ...

Author: American Association for the Advancement of Science

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B219170

Category: American periodicals

Page:

View: 348

Categories: American periodicals

The American Journal of Science

The American Journal of Science

Then it will be possible so to arrange the apparatus that light issuing from the
telescope shall strike the movable mirror and be reflected to the distant mirror ,
whence it will be returned to the movable mirror again and being thrown back
into the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B527496

Category: Science

Page:

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Categories: Science

Nature

Nature

Mr. Michelthe lamp to the first mirror , through the first telescope , across the son
therefore used an apparatus which would ... He also attacked this ques .
conjugate focus for the distant mirror m , and the greater the tion of the velocity of
light .

Author: Sir Norman Lockyer

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000047663107

Category: Electronic journals

Page:

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Categories: Electronic journals