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In Distant Lands

Author : Lars Brownworth
ISBN : 9781909979499
Genre : History
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In the late fall of 1095 Pope Urban II gave a speech in Clermont, France and set all of Europe into motion. As many as a hundred and fifty thousand people eventually responded to the call, leaving everything they knew behind to undertake what appeared to be a fool’s mission: marching several thousand miles into enemy territory to reconquer Jerusalem for Christendom. Against all odds they succeeded, creating a Christian outpost in the heart of the Islamic world that lasted for the better part of two centuries. Perhaps no other period in history is as misunderstood as the Crusades, and in this fast-paced account, bestselling author Lars Brownworth presents the entire story, from the first clash of Christendom and Islam in the dusty sands of Yarmouk, to the fall of the last crusader state. Along the way he introduces the reader to an exotic world peopled by mighty emperors, doomed Templars, grasping generals, and ambitious peasants. Some of the most famous names of the Middle Ages - Richard the Lionheart, Saladin, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and the legendary Prester John - illuminate this era of splendor, adventure, and faith.
Category: History

Distant Lands And Diverse Cultures

Author : Glenn Joseph Ames
ISBN : 0313308640
Genre : History
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Examines the symbiotic nature of cross-cultural interaction between France and the major trading regions of the Indian Ocean basin.
Category: History

Distant Lands

Author : Lorna Robinson
ISBN : 9780285643437
Genre : Education
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Narrated by the chatty and imaginative Roman poet Ovid who tells the tale of his own exile, interspersed with more well-loved tales from his Metamorphoses. The book introduces readers to the Ovid's exile, the history of Ovid's life and introduction to the geography of the Roman Empire will engage pupils. Children will be enthralled by stories such as Lycaon, the wild man who became a wolf, and Pyramus and Thisbe, the love-struck pair who whisper through a crack in their adjoining wall. These are woven into Ovid's account of his last night in Rome, his dramatic journey across the seas, and the strangeness of his new world. Along the way, readers pick up Latin words and grammar and are encouraged to explore the connections between Latin and English, as well as the ways in which Ovid's stories still speak to us today. Metamorphoses is one of the most important works of Roman literature, and is familiar to all teachers of Classics (and a core text in most Latin courses).
Category: Education

Distant Lands And Near

Author : Mark Anthony Signorelli
ISBN : 9781466950931
Genre : Poetry
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In this volume, the tradition of formal poetry comes to life again. Based on various stories drawn from "distant lands and near," the poems collected here draw their inspiration from the classic poetry of the past, while exploring themes that are timeless to human life.
Category: Poetry

In Distant Lands I Rove

Author : Carl Gottfried Wilhelm Taubert
ISBN : OCLC:644307447
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Strange Truths In Undiscovered Lands

Author : Nahoko Miyamoto Alvey
ISBN : 9780802039569
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Strange Truths in Undiscovered Lands examines the ways in which Shelley developed a ?Romantic geography? to provide visionary alternatives to an earth devastated by a new type of European colonialism and global expansion.
Category: Literary Criticism