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A Walking Tour In Southern France

Author : Ezra Pound
ISBN : 0811212238
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Rummaging through his papers in 1958, Ezra Pound came across a cache of notebooks dating back to the summer of 1912, when as a young man he had walked the troubadour landscape of southern France. Pound had been fascinated with the poetry of medieval Provence since his college days. His experiments with the complex lyric forms of Arnaut Daniel, Bertran de Born, and others were included in his earliest books of poems; his scholarly pursuits in the field found their way into The Spirit of Romance (1910); and the troubadour mystique was to become a resonant motif of the Cantos. In the course of transcribing and emending the text of "Walking Tour 1912," editor Richard Sieburth retraced Pound's footsteps along the roads to the troubadour castles. "What this peripatetic editing process...revealed," he writes, "was a remarkably readable account of a journey in search of the vanished voices of Provence that at the same time chronicled Pound's gradual discovery of himself as a modernist poet....""--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Roman Remains Of Southern France

Author : James Bromwich
ISBN : 9781135629564
Genre : History
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The Roman Remains of Southern France is the only specialist guidebook to this region available. It is the result of the most up-to-date research. Comprehensive in coverage, it provides depth and context while evoking the distinctive atmosphere of the place. The book is easy to use, with a large number of maps, site plans and photographs and it will enable the traveller to explore the major cultural contribution made by the Romans to this part of France.
Category: History

Cycling The Canal Du Midi

Author : Declan Lyons
ISBN : 9781783625109
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This guidebook describes a 240km cycle ride along the length of the Canal du Midi in southern France. Starting at Toulouse in the Haute Garonne and finishing at Sète on the Mediterranean Coast, the route is divided into five stages of about 50km. It is a flat, car-free and picturesque route mainly on the towpath, and is suitable for all abilities. The guide is written for those who want to explore the canal and visit attractions along the way. There are lots of optional detours to sites of interest near the canal, as well as six longer excursions including fortified Carcassone, Roman Narbonne, Vendres lagoon and the Portiragnes marshes. Detailed route descriptions are crammed with additional information about points of interest passed, and 1:200,000 scale maps clearly show the route for each stage of the way. Begun in 1666 the Canal du Midi is one of the world's most picturesque waterways and a World Heritage Site. This is 'La France Profonde', a region rich in history and culture, as seen in the grand homes and chateaux that grace the water's edge, and the fascinating Cathar strongholds of Carcassone, Lastours and Minerve.
Category: Sports & Recreation

South Of France

Author : Dana Facaros
ISBN : 1860113583
Genre : Travel
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Discover the unspoilt beauty of France’s most legendary regions as well as the more famous hot-spots. From the glamour of St Tropez to the tranquil hills of Provence, this guide explores the whole area with wit, insight and passion.
Category: Travel

Cycling Southern France

Author : Richard Peace
ISBN : 1901464202
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 23.65 MB
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A guide to the leisure cycle routes south of the Loire Valley in France. It includes traffic-free routes and signed touring routes with a factfile and a text description of what to see along the way.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Courts Of Love Castles Of Hate

Author : Aubrey Burl
ISBN : 9780752475325
Genre : History
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The figure of the troubadour combines the ideals of knighthood with the inspiration of the poet and musician. It created a cultural explosion which influenced the whole course of Western art and civilization. This history traces the story from the birth of the first troubadour in 1071 to the execution of the last Cathar Good Man in 1231 and the close of the distinctive southern French culture that had given rise to it. The tale incorporates the Crusades to the Holy Lands and the Albigensian crusades through the Languedoc as well as the regular incursions from the English.
Category: History

Southern France

Author : Jenny Rees
ISBN : 155650893X
Genre : Travel
File Size : 81.70 MB
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Each book in this highly-respected series offers a selection of the finest -- but not necessarily the most expensive -- lodgings, most shown in high-quality color photos. These are the special places you dream of, but seldom find, including small B&Bs, grand chateaux, historic old homes and rustic lodges. Over 250 are profiled in each pocket-size book, with candid evaluations on everything from service and level of privacy to amenities. Colorful descriptions allow you to get a real feel for each place. Practical information (telephone number, address, price scale, pet policies and seasonal opening times) are given in an easy-to-read format. A collection of delightful places to stay on the beach, atop a cliff, by a river and in the countryside. Stay at one of Antibes' ritziest small resorts right on the beach, or wake every morning in an antique-filled room overlooking colorful fishing boats.
Category: Travel

Southern France

Author : Jeffrey J. Clarke
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In The South Of France

Author : Don Krohn
ISBN : 1567920993
Genre : Photography
File Size : 80.7 MB
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Captures the varied characteristics of the region in a collection of photographs of rural areas, markets, and villages
Category: Photography