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A Distant Mirror

Author : Barbara Tuchman
ISBN : 9780241972984
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

A Distant Mirror

Author : Barbara W. Tuchman
ISBN :
Genre : France
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A Distant Mirror

Author : Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
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Genre : Ambassadors
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"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.
Category: Ambassadors

A Distant Mirror

Author : Zhenguo Lin
ISBN : OCLC:1186393773
Genre :
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The Distant Mirror

Author : Joanne Brown
ISBN : 9781461672692
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.
Category: Literary Criticism

Distant Mirrors

Author : Philip R. DeVita
ISBN : 9781478632429
Genre : Social Science
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Most young students of American culture believe many of the cultural assumptions they grow up with are universal. As insiders, speaking a common language, following the accepted patterns of behavior embedded in a particular way of life, most of us take our own social actions for granted, and it is a challenge to realize the strangeness and wonder of our own behaviors. The distinct aim of each edition of this popular classroom supplement has been to enable students to better understand themselves by casting American culture into sharper relief—offering other mirrors, other reflections. The latest edition’s twenty-one personalized narratives, of which seven are new, unveil fresh portrayals of American culture. Each contribution offers unique ethnographic perspectives of various aspects of American culture that enable us to better understand ourselves.
Category: Social Science

Postmodern Medievalisms

Author : Richard J. Utz
ISBN : 184384012X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Studies of texts from the late middle ages to the contemporary moment, together they indicate, broadly, directions both in postmodern studies and studies in medievalism.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Universal Cyclopaedia

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ISBN : NYPL:33433003245002
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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The Universal Cyclop Dia

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ISBN : UCAL:C2557578
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Johnson S Universal Cyclop Dia

Author : Charles Kendall Adams
ISBN : IOWA:31858059278683
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Johnson S Universal Cyclopedia

Author : Charles Kendall Adams
ISBN : UCSC:32106020405921
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Worlds Of Wonder

Author : Camille R. La Bossière
ISBN : 9780776605708
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Science fiction and fantasy have come to be popular genres for Canadian writers. The work of Margaret Atwood, for example, contains many allusions to science fiction; indeed she has written novels that work explicitly with the tropes of the genre. While some science fiction and fantasy texts are concerned with little more than brains in jars on a distant planet or similarly fabulous Fairy-land fare, many works in both genres have contained penetrating social commentary and cutting-edge narrative techniques. Worlds of Wonder brings together an array of scholarship on Canadian Science fiction and fantasy as varied as the genres themselves. Collectively, the contributors strive to define the ethos particular to Canadians working in the genres. They pay particular attention to narrative modes, and there are many allusions to such theorists of 'grand narratives' as Northrop Frye, Frank Kermode, Jean-François Lyotard, and Fredric Jameson. Amongst many things, the essays demonstrate that duality and ambiguity are defining characteristics of Canadian science fiction and fantasy.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Text Book Of Physics

Author : George Albert Wentworth
ISBN : STANFORD:36105049280634
Genre : Physics
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Category: Physics