In Towers of Stone, award-winning Polish reporter Wojciech Jagielski brings into focus the tragedy of Chechnya, its inhabitants, and the war being waged there by a handful of desperate warriors against a powerful and much more numerous army ...
Author: Wojciech Jagielski
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
In Towers of Stone, award-winning Polish reporter Wojciech Jagielski brings into focus the tragedy of Chechnya, its inhabitants, and the war being waged there by a handful of desperate warriors against a powerful and much more numerous army. Jagielski's narrative is told through the lens of two men: Shamil Basaev, a hero to some, a dangerous warlord to others; and Aslan Maskhadov, a calculating and sober politician, who is viewed as a providential savior by some of his compatriots and a cowardly opportunist by the rest. Caught up in a war to which they owe everything and without which they could not live, the two fighters face enemy forces—and one another—in protean conflicts that prove hard to quell. Viewing the two men’s personal story as a microcosm of the conflict threatening to devour a land and its peoples, Jagielski distills the bitter history of the region with forceful clarity.
This well-illustrated book describes the current state of our knowledge, probes the long-running controversies over their origins and function, and provides an annotated list of the most accessible and best-preserved broch sites.
Author: Ian Armit
Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited
The brochs are among the best-known ancient monuments in Scotland. However, despite a long and colourful history of research, it is only in the last 20 years that the results of field survey, excavation and radiocarbon dating have begun to flesh out a picture of their evolution and development from around 600 BC to AD 100. This well-illustrated book describes the current state of our knowledge, probes the long-running controversies over their origins and function, and provides an annotated list of the most accessible and best-preserved broch sites. Individual chapters cover: Beginnings; Anatomy of a broch tower; Broch landscapes, broch people; Lords of the north; Lords of the south; Beyond the brochs.
Author: Christopher P. ThorntonPublish On: 2016-12-13
The trench uncovered a series of mudbrick structures, initially presumed to be
domestic, outside of and underlying the stone wall of the tower. One filled “room”
was ca. 2 m wide and contained a flint tool and conch shell. The total depth of ...
Author: Christopher P. Thornton
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
In the third millennium B.C.E., the Oman Peninsula was the site of an important kingdom known in Akkadian texts as "Magan," which traded extensively with the Indus Civilization, southern Iran, the Persian Gulf states, and southern Mesopotamia. Excavations have been carried out in this region since the 1970s, although the majority of studies have focused on mortuary monuments at the expense of settlement archaeology. While domestic structures of the Bronze Age have been found and are the focus of current research at Bat, most settlements dating from the third millennium B.C.E. in Oman and the U.A.E. are defined by the presence of large, circular monuments made of mudbrick or stone that are traditionally called "towers." Whether these so-called towers are defensive, agricultural, political, or ritual structures has long been debated, but very few comprehensive studies of these monuments have been attempted. Between 2007 and 2012, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology conducted excavations at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bat in the Sultanate of Oman under the direction of the late Gregory L. Possehl. The focus of these years was on the monumental stone towers of the third millennium B.C.E., looking at the when, how, and why of their construction through large-scale excavation, GIS-aided survey, and the application of radiocarbon dates. This has been the most comprehensive study of nonmortuary Bronze Age monuments ever conducted on the Oman Peninsula, and the results provide new insight into the formation and function of these impressive structures that surely formed the social and political nexus of Magan's kingdom.
Stone draws increasingly toward theatrical presentation, toward the atre of stone.
Author: John Sallis
Publisher: Indiana University Press
"Stunning insights into Renaissance aesthetic theory. . . a rigorous and critical assessment of key moments in the Western aesthetic tradition, speaks beyond the audience of philosophers and literary critics . . ." --Renaissance Quarterly "Stone challenges the simple opposition of philosophy and art . . . in a style that has the directness of sculpture." --John Llewelyn In an elegant and provocative text enhanced by photographs, John Sallis offers an important new theory of philosophy and art. He takes up the various guises and settings in which stone appears and what philosophers have said about the beauty of stone.
back was tingling where it touched the tower stone. In a single bound, he was on
his feet and a sword's length away from the parapet. He stood panting for a
moment, more from fright than exertion. Nothing unusual seemed to be
Author: Patricia Wrede
Category: Young Adult Fiction
They are seven players in a game of deadly magic? Eltiron, Prince of Sevarin; Crystalorn, Princess of Barinash; Ranlyn, the desert rider; Jermain, the outlaw; Vandaris, the soldier; Carachel, the Wizard-King; and Amberglas, the sorceress. Each of them has a secret, and each fights his or her part in the thrilling battle that has put seven kingdoms on the very edge of destruction. Filled with wit, swordplay, humor, and intrigue, this early novel is one of Patricia C. Wrede?s best.
... of dimension stone was commonplace in turn of the century churches and St.
George's in Shenandoah, PA, is an example of granite and limestone
construction set in the anthracite belt of Eastern Pennsylvania. The structure's two towers, ...
Author: Kurt R. Hoigard
Publisher: ASTM International
Category: Building stones
"Twelve peer-reviewed papers demonstrate the continuing advancement in the understanding of dimension stone used in building construction. Topics cover: Strength Testing--addresses testing to determine strength characteristics of dimension stone cladding panels. Design--covers a wide range of topics, including the advantages and disadvantages of three common dimension stone paving installation techniques; the relationships between stone material strength, anchorage strength, and induced stress states for four common dimension stone cladding anchorage configurations; and more. Evaluation and Investigation--provides observations regarding investigations into the causes of dimension stone cladding deterioration and failure. Durability--discusses the complex issue of dimension stone durability using three different approaches; a large-scale European research project to investigate the causes of marble and limestone cladding panel bowing, develop preconstruction testing parameters to assess bowing potential, and assess proposed remedial efforts to reduce or inhibit ongoing bowing; and more."--Publisher's website.
Author: Oxford Architectural & Historical SocietyPublish On: 1840
Vether Broughton and Over Broughton have both late towers of Perpendicular
work . A little further on we have ... Abbaye de St . Wandrille - - One in the centre tower , of immense height , stone , thirteenth century . Lillebonne parish church ...
This is the only comprehensive history of the awesome rock tower and the people who have been drawn to it. Sitting Bull, Custer, photographer/artist team Jackson and Moran, climbers, adventures, eccentricsthey're all here!
Author: Mary Alice Gunderson
Devils Tower National Monument, the first site designated a national monument in 1906 has drawn to it fascinating people and spawned stories of mythic proportion. This is the only comprehensive history of the awesome rock tower and the people who have been drawn to it. Sitting Bull, Custer, photographer/artist team Jackson and Moran, climbers, adventures, eccentricsthey're all here! Chapters include Indian accounts of the landmark's origin, geology, historic exploration, classic climbs, and media events.
... these rectangular structures , but some probably were domestic dwellings ,
corrals , forts , towers , or tombs . Stone Heaps . This is another intentionally
neutral term that includes cairns , piles of stones , or even possible ruined
buildings that ...
Author: Samuel Thomas Parker
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks
Until the 1980s, the Roman frontier in modern Jordan was among the least studied of the empire's far-flung border regions. From 1980 until 1989, the Limes Arabicus Project investigated the frontier east of the Dead Sea. Excavation focused on the late Roman legionary fortress of el-Lejjun as well as soundings of four smaller but contemporaneous forts. The project's regional survey recorded over five hundred other archaeological sites in the area, dating from the Paleolithic to the Late Islamic periods. This report presents detailed results from the excavated forts, a broad range of material cultural evidence from animal bones to bedouin burials, and provides a synthesis of the history of this frontier, which witnessed the first confrontation between the Byzantine Empire and the forces of Islam.
The bare stone walls of the room were thick and the arched vaulted ceiling low
and although situated below ground level, the cellar was thankfully dry, without
any trace of mildew or moss. The main advantage of the cellar though, thought ...
Author: D. A. Thomas
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
In this tale for older children, various adult myths that apply to life after death are used to great effect in this supernatural adventure.
"Such as Jumping to one old Tower to the next, going through the refuse piles of stone from when they clean out the underground chambers?" Hadrian asked,
sounding at all not impressed. "Exactly. A Tower always has surplus stone it
Author: J.A. Marlow
Publisher: Star Catcher Publishing
An ancient enemy still lurks among the Universes… With Kelsey Hale's team reunited, she soon learns just how the Eebra-Shee have protected so many for so long against an enemy who destroyed entire Universes. But, she knows something they don't: That a Nief-Pirae ship somehow escaped the Veil designed to keep them contained. A special investigation team of String Weavers and Eebra-Shee Masters soon arrive at a distant, and strangely hostile, Tower. The mysteries deepen with the discovery of disturbingly familiar technology on the planet, a government who wants the Tower gone, corporations run-amok, and a Tower strangely weakened. They must find the answers, and soon. At stake is every life-form, planet, sun, and universe among the infinite multi-universes. Join Kelsey Hale in a coming of age science fiction adventure across alternate universes and encounters with alien planets, species and societies. Thrust into a dangerous journey to places she could have never imagined, she is determined to discover the truth of her mysterious past. A truth that will change her life forever. Titles in "The String Weaver" Series The String Weavers The Phoenix Eggs The Dark Phoenix The Dividers The Tower of Epnos When the Skies Fell Celestial Fire
Some churches have towers , others towers and spires , all of wood . Others have towers more like castles than steeples , built of flint and pebbles incrusted
together . Others have stone towers , and wooden shafts or spires , covered with
It is to be expected then that a tower will settle in relation to the surrounding
portions of the structure . ... structure as a whole , and there are in fact a large
number of recorded collapses of towers within a period of 20 years from their
Author: Jacques Heyman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Cambridge's Jacques Heyman provides a thorough and intuitive understanding of masonry structures, such as arch bridges, Greek temples, and Gothic cathedrals. Although his approach is firmly scientific, Heyman does not use complex mathematics. Instead, he introduces the basis of masonry analysis, then considers individual structures, through lucid and informative text. 5 photos. 100 line diagrams. 3 tables.