Award-winning Polish reporter Jagielski brings into focus the tragedy of Chechnya and the war being waged there by small groups of desperate warriors against the powerful Russian army.
Author: Wojciech Jagielski
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Award-winning Polish reporter Jagielski brings into focus the tragedy of Chechnya and the war being waged there by small groups of desperate warriors against the powerful Russian army. Jagielski's narrative revolves around two Chechnyan leaders - Shamil Basayev and Aslan Maskhadov. Caught up in a war to which they owe everything and without which they could not live, the two fighters face enemy forces in various conflicts. A bitter history of the region told with forceful clarity.
Written and illustrated by Jason Buck, storyteller and performer, these stories were first written for telling aloud, and have all been performed to live audiences.
Author: Jason Buck
'Stories from the Towers of Stone and Steel' is a new collection of stories for adults and young adults. Whereas most fairy tales start in enchanted woods and flowery meadows, these stories are set in town and cities: Fantastical cities in the desert, the dark of modern day alternative London nightclubs, and locations in India and Japan. Written and illustrated by Jason Buck, storyteller and performer, these stories were first written for telling aloud, and have all been performed to live audiences. Drawing on traditional themes and introducing new ideas, these are original stories from the towns and cities of the world with folklore monsters, romance, wishes to grant our dreams, and horrors that lurk.
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.
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Author: Michael G. Shapland
Publisher: Oxford University Press
It has long been assumed that England lay outside the Western European tradition of castle-building until after the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is now becoming apparent that Anglo-Saxon lords had been constructing free-standing towers at their residences all across England over the course of the tenth and eleventh centuries. Initially these towers were exclusively of timber, and quite modest in their scale, although only a handful are known from archaeological excavation. There followed the so-called 'tower-nave' churches, towers with only a tiny chapel located inside, which appear to have had a dual function as buildings of elite worship and symbols of secular power and authority. For the first time, this book gathers together the evidence for these remarkable buildings, many of which still stand incorporated into the fabric of Norman and later parish churches and castles. It traces their origin in monasteries, where kings and bishops drew upon Continental European practice to construct centrally-planned, tower-like chapels for private worship and burial, and to mark gates and important entrances, particularly within the context of the tenth-century Monastic Reform. Adopted by the secular aristocracy to adorn their own manorial sites, it argues that many of the known examples would have provided strategic advantage as watchtowers over roads, rivers and beacon-systems, and have acted as focal points for the mustering of troops. The tower-nave form persisted into early Norman England, where it may have influenced a variety of high-status building types, such as episcopal chapels and monastic belltowers, and even the keeps and gatehouses of the earliest stone castles. The aim of this book is to finally establish the tower-nave as an important Anglo-Saxon building type, and to explore the social, architectural, and landscape contexts in which they operated.
Even in this period , however , the stone tower could occasionally be seen .
Expensive and time - consuming to build , some may have started out as solid
houses of stone , whose security could be increased by the addition of a tower if ...
Author: Christopher Gravett
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Descended from the Viking raiders who settled in Northern France under the leadership of Rollo in around 911, the Normans were amongst the most feared warriors of their time. Their territorial ambitions culminated in Duke William 1's conquest of England in 1066, but although victory at Hastings left the English crown in William's hands, Norman sovereignty remained far from established on the island. In order to consolidate his position, the new king built a series of fortifications across the country - this book covers all these developments from the early days of William I through to the fortifications of Henry II, Richard I and John.
to build the different architectures surrounding the central towerthe only tower on
the top of the hill . Even this only tower were seri . ously damaged . The high stone basement , the hall in the west was ruined . Although it has a lot of
It is considered useful to add an EXPLANATION OF GROUND PLANS 1 AND 2
OF RUINS OF ROUND TOWER . A .-- Highest part of ruins of tower ; 7 feet 6
inches above remains of stone floor H and I. B. - Ruins on a level with seventh
step ; 4 ...
stilted tower . How did such a distinctive structure originate ? The most likely
answer is that it began as a platform or guardroom ... And the Romans , as did the
Normans centuries later , often replaced the original timber towers with stone
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An adventurous rescue set in the time of medieval knights, castles, bandits, and music.
Author: Gloria Skurzynski
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
An adventurous rescue set in the time of medieval knights, castles, bandits, and music. Before their father returns to France from the Crusades, daring Alice and musical Roger set off on their own journey: to find their long-lost uncle. But on the way, the siblings are kidnapped and locked in an ancient hidden tower. To finish their quest, they need to escape—and fast! Can Alice use her courage to slip away and find help? And can Roger use his musical talents to guide her back before it’s too late? History Stepping Stones now feature updated content that emphasizes Common Core and today’s renewed interest in nonfiction. Perfect for home, school, and library bookshelves!
HOLLOW TOWER T UID T all Piles of stones Without steel or reinforced concrete
to make columns and beams , the only way of building high in ancient times was
to pile stone blocks on top of one another . The Great Pyramid The pyramids of ...
Author: Chris Oxlade
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Describes how skyscrapers are different from towers and how both are constructed.
In this critical study of the influence of W. B. Yeats (1865-1939) on the poetry and drama of Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962), Deborah Fleming examines similarities in imagery, landscape, belief in eternal recurrence, use of myth, distrust of ...
Author: Deborah Fleming
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In this critical study of the influence of W. B. Yeats (1865–1939) on the poetry and drama of Robinson Jeffers (1887–1962), Deborah Fleming examines similarities in imagery, landscape, belief in eternal recurrence, use of myth, distrust of rationalism, and dedication to tradition. Although Yeats’s and Jeffers’s styles differed widely, Towers of Myth and Stone examines how the two men shared a vision of modernity, rejected contemporary values in favor of traditions (some of their own making), and created poetry that sought to change those values. Jeffers’s well-known opposition to modernist poetry forced him for decades to the margins of critical appraisal, where he was seen as an eccentric without aesthetic content. Yet both Yeats and Jeffers formulated social and poetic philosophies that continue to find relevance in critical and cultural theory. Engaging Yeats’s work enabled Jeffers to develop a related, though distinct, sense of what themes and subject matter were best suited for poetic endeavor. His connection to Yeats helps to explain the nature of Jeffers’s poetry even as it helps to clarify Yeats’s influence on those who followed him. Moreover, Fleming argues, Jeffers’s interest in Yeats suggests that critics misunderstand Jeffers if they take his rejection of modernism (as exemplified by Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, and Ezra Pound) as a rejection of contemporary poetry or the process by which modern poetry came into being.
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Unlike the stations which are consistently placed in wadi bottoms , tower
locations vary . ... A recess at the top of better preserved towers was probably
formed by continuing erection of the outer face of stones , but not filling the core
to the top .