A Distant Mirror

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, ...

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Author: Barbara Tuchman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241972984

Category: History

Page: 784

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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.

A Distant Mirror

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Author: Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

Publisher: Ireland Books

ISBN:

Category: Ambassadors

Page: 677

View: 187

"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.

A Distant Mirror

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Author: Barbara W. Tuchman

Publisher: Singapore Books

ISBN:

Category: France

Page: 677

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A Distant Mirror

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Author: Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

Publisher: Ireland Books

ISBN:

Category: Ambassadors

Page: 677

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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.

The Distant Mirror

The book examines the various approaches to young adult historical fiction and explores the issues that it has engendered.

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Author: Joanne Brown

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461672692

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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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.

Reflections in a Distant Mirror

The story begins with the continuation of the conflict between a frontier ranching family's struggle to survive on the edge of the Texas plains at the close of the Civil War and the Comanche Indians who are determined to push the intruders ...

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Author: Thomas Morris

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 154423953X

Category: Cattle drives

Page: 418

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Reflections in a Distant Mirror is a sequel to The Edge of Forever. The story begins with the continuation of the conflict between a frontier ranching family's struggle to survive on the edge of the Texas plains at the close of the Civil War and the Comanche Indians who are determined to push the intruders off their hunting grounds. This violent clash between completely alien cultures becomes personal as The Wolf, a Comanche war chief, conducts an aggressive vendetta against Tom McKlarren and Captain Raifford MacReynolds to avenge a humiliating defeat sustained at their hands. The book also depicts the McKlarren family's struggle to get their cattle to market in the spring of 1866. Following the war, Texas ranchers, who had been unable to sell their cattle during the conflict, were "cattle rich" and "cash poor." A steer in Texas worth two dollars would fetch forty dollars at the railhead in Missouri. It is against this historical backdrop that Tom McKlarren and Raifford MacReynolds mount an epic cattle drive to Missouri. Confronted with choking dust, swollen rivers, marauding Indians, and border gangs, the long trek north becomes a life or death challenge requiring courage and old fashioned grit in order to succeed

Japan and South Africa in a Globalising World

This book illuminates the challenges facing the prospective partnership, and deconstructs the international political economy of this relationship.

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Author: Chris Alden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351752633

Category: Political Science

Page: 292

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This title was first published in 2003. From its position as one of Africa's major investors, and a top provider of development assistance, Tokyo's quiet diplomacy is having a growing impact on African affairs. This book illuminates the challenges facing the prospective partnership, and deconstructs the international political economy of this relationship. Furthermore, through a series of comparative studies, it explores the relevance of the content of the East Asian experience of South Africa and the continent as a whole. Features include: - an innovative study of the international political economy of an increasingly important relationship between Asia and Africa - an original analysis of the comparative dimensions of East Asia and Southern Africa's respective experiences in development - contextualizes the South African and Japanese experiences within the contemporary globalization debate The book is suitable for students and courses in international relations, development studies and comparative politics, as well as African and Asian studies.

Relative Spectral Transmission of the Atmosphere

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF METHOD The method finally adopted to secure
the data may be stated in general terms as follows : Light from a lamp near a
spectrophotometer was reflected from a distant mirror back into the
spectrophotometer ...

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Author: Enoch Karrer

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015086549832

Category: Light

Page: 32

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Annual Report of the Chief Signal Officer Made to the Secretary of War for the Year

If in the preceding methods we add to the determination of the vertical angles
also the measurement of the apparent linear velocity , with which the reflected
image crosses the distant mirror R , wo have a sim . ple method of determining
the ...

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Author: United States. Army. Signal Corps

Publisher:

ISBN: IOWA:31858033406095

Category: Meteorology

Page:

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Old and New Astronomy

receive the light only by reflection from the distant mirror . The arrangement is ( in
principle ) that shown in fig . 195 , where W W ' is the wheel seen edgewise , E an
eye behind the light , shown as a small flame , s a screen cutting off the direct ...

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Author: Richard Anthony Proctor

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNYGQT

Category: Astronomy

Page: 816

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Summarized Proceedings and a Directory of Members

Then it will be possible so to arrange the apparatus that light issuing from the
telescope shall strike the movable mirror and be reflected to the distant mirror ,
whence it will be returned to the movable mirror again and being thrown back
into the ...

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Author: American Association for the Advancement of Science

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B219170

Category: American periodicals

Page:

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Nature

Mr. Michelthe lamp to the first mirror , through the first telescope , across the son
therefore used an apparatus which would ... He also attacked this ques .
conjugate focus for the distant mirror m , and the greater the tion of the velocity of
light .

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Author: Sir Norman Lockyer

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000047663107

Category: Electronic journals

Page:

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A Text Book of the Principles of Physics

It travels to a distant mirror ; each flash is there reflected along its former path .
Before a flash can again reach the cogwheel , the cogwheel may have rotated so
far that one of its cogs now obstructs the returning ray ; if a sufficiently - increased
 ...

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Author: Alfred Daniell

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000057578774

Category: Physics

Page: 688

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The Guns of August

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman’s classic histories of the First ...

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Author: Barbara W. Tuchman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780307567628

Category: History

Page: 608

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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman’s classic histories of the First World War era In this landmark, Pulitzer Prize–winning account, renowned historian Barbara W. Tuchman re-creates the first month of World War I: thirty days in the summer of 1914 that determined the course of the conflict, the century, and ultimately our present world. Beginning with the funeral of Edward VII, Tuchman traces each step that led to the inevitable clash. And inevitable it was, with all sides plotting their war for a generation. Dizzyingly comprehensive and spectacularly portrayed with her famous talent for evoking the characters of the war’s key players, Tuchman’s magnum opus is a classic for the ages. Praise for The Guns of August “A brilliant piece of military history which proves up to the hilt the force of Winston Churchill’s statement that the first month of World War I was ‘a drama never surpassed.’”—Newsweek “More dramatic than fiction . . . a magnificent narrative—beautifully organized, elegantly phrased, skillfully paced and sustained.”—Chicago Tribune “A fine demonstration that with sufficient art rather specialized history can be raised to the level of literature.”—The New York Times “[The Guns of August] has a vitality that transcends its narrative virtues, which are considerable, and its feel for characterizations, which is excellent.”—The Wall Street Journal

Harper s New Monthly Magazine

WIEN THE LIGHT IS INTERCEPTED . fall upon the inclined glass M , by which a
por - tube will see the light from the lamp reflected tion of them are turned into the
long part of from the distant mirror after it has had time to the tube . This long ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101064075672

Category: American literature

Page:

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Harper's Magazine made its debut in June 1850, the brainchild of the prominent New York book-publishing firm Harper & Brothers. Harper's Magazine, the oldest general-interest monthly in America, explores the issues that drive our national conversation, through long-form narrative journalism and essays, and such celebrated features as the iconic Harper's Index. With its emphasis on fine writing and original thought Harper's provides readers with a unique perspective on politics, society, the environment, and culture.

The First Salute

Barbara W. Tuchman, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the classic The Guns of August, turns her sights homeward with this brilliant, insightful narrative of the Revolutionary War.

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Author: Barbara W. Tuchman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780307798572

Category: History

Page: 448

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Barbara W. Tuchman, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the classic The Guns of August, turns her sights homeward with this brilliant, insightful narrative of the Revolutionary War. In The First Salute, one of America’s consummate historians crafts a rigorously original view of the American Revolution. Barbara W. Tuchman places the Revolution in the context of the centuries-long conflicts between England and both France and Holland, demonstrating how the aid to the American colonies of both these nations made the triumph of independence possible. She sheds new light on the key role played by the contending navies, paints a magnificent portrait of George Washington, and recounts in riveting detail the decisive campaign of the war at Yorktown. By turns lyrical and gripping, The First Salute is an exhilarating account of the birth of a nation. Praise for The First Salute “Nothing in a novel could be more thrilling than the moment in this glorious history when French soldiers arrive [to] see a tall, familiar figure: George Washington. . . . It is only part of Tuchman’s genius that she can reconstitute such scenes with so much precision and passion.”—People “Tuchman writes narrative history in the great tradition. . . . A persuasive book, which brings us entertaining pictures, scenes and characters.”—Chicago Tribune “[A] tightly woven narrative, ingeniously structured.”—The Christian Science Monitor