Loire Valley (Eyewitness Travel Guides) by Jack Tresidder

By Jack Tresidder

With fantastically commissioned photos, and fantastic 3D aerial perspectives revealing the allure of every vacation spot, those extraordinary trip courses convey what others in simple terms tell.DK Eyewitness shuttle courses were up-to-date to incorporate: multiplied inn& eating place listings, higher maps, better itineraries, and easier-to-read print!Fully Revised and up to date!

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The Companion Guide to Gascony and the Dordogne (Companion by Richard Barber

By Richard Barber

The nook of south-west France comprising Gascony and the Dordogne is the quintessence of provincial France. Many might be content material to benefit from the douceur de vivre, the nice meals and the unspoiled nation-state, yet if you have an interest some time past this can be wealthy terrain. a lot of England's background among 1154 and 1453 used to be certain up with occasions within the zone, because the French lands of Henry II remorselessly slipped from the grab of the English kings. this is often the land of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Gaston Phebus, the scene of Richard I's demise, and of the Black Prince's triumphs and mess ups. it's also the panorama during which the various maximum medieval poetry and structure was once created; the following some of the troubadours lived, and the lofty castles, Romanesque church buildings, and fortified villages in their time nonetheless beguile the traveler of at the present time.

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Underground Time by Delphine de Vigan

By Delphine de Vigan

First released in 2009 in France via J.C. Lattès as Les heures souterraines

Everyday Mathilde takes the Metro, then the commuter educate to the place of work of a giant multi-national the place she works within the advertising division. each day, an identical regimen, a similar trains. yet whatever occurred it slow in the past - she dared to voice a special opinion from her moody boss, Jacques. little by little she reveals herself frozen out of every little thing, with out paintings to do.

Thibault is a paramedic. each day he drives to the addresses he gets from his controller. town spares him no grief: site visitors jams, elusive parking areas, supply vans blockading his path. he's good acutely aware that he could be the in basic terms man or woman some of the humans he visits will see for the complete day and is easily familiar with the symptomatic health problems, the foremost mess ups, the hustle and bustle and, in fact, the tremendous, pervading loneliness of the city.

Before someday in might, Mathilde and Thibault had by no means met. They have been simply nameless figures in a crowd, driven and shoved and pressured...

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The Flowers of Evil (Oxford World's Classics) (English and by Charles Baudelaire

By Charles Baudelaire

The vegetation of Evil, which T.S. Eliot referred to as the maximum instance of contemporary poetry in any language, stunned the literary global of 19th century France with its outspoken portrayal of lesbian love, its linking of sexuality and dying, its unremitting irony, and its unflinching occasion of the seamy part of city existence. together with the French texts and accomplished explanatory notes to the poems, this awesome physique of affection poems restores the six poems initially banned in 1857, revealing the richness and diversity of the collection.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from all over the world. every one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different important positive factors, together with specialist introductions by way of major gurus, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, up to date bibliographies for additional research, and lots more and plenty more.

Note: switched over from the retail Kindle AZW3 edition.

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The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars (Neversink) by Maurice DeKobra

By Maurice DeKobra

One of the largest bestsellers of all time, and one of many first and such a lot influential secret agent novels of the 20th century, is again in print for the 1st time due to the fact 1948

Alan Furst enthusiasts will observe that teach passengers in his bestselling thrillers are frequently saw examining The Madonna of the sound asleep Cars. It’s a wise element: First released in 1927, the e-book was once one of many 20th century’s first immense bestsellers, promoting over 15 million copies worldwide.

It’s the tale of 2 drastically captivating characters who embark on a glamorous event at the Orient Express—and locate themselves on an exhilarating journey throughout Europe and into the just-barely unveiled territories of psychoanalysis and progressive socialism.

Gerard Seliman—technically, a Prince—is so discouraged by way of the loss of life of his marriage that he flees to London to develop into the private assistant of a glamorous member of the British peerage, woman Diana Wyndham. yet he quickly unearths himself all in favour of a wild scheme by means of woman Diana to avoid wasting herself from looming financial disaster whereas concurrently heading off wealthy lotharios. on the middle of all of it: a plan to rescue her rights to a Russian oil box now below the keep an eye on of revolutionaries who don’t like capitalists.

The booklet that set the normal for highbrow thrillers of political and social intrigue, The Madonna of the drowsing Cars, with its jetsetting and witty protagonists, continues to be as clean a page-turner as ever—and as enjoyable.

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Les Templiers : De la légende à l'histoire by Michaël Haag

By Michaël Haag

Un livre richement illustré et documenté qui fait l. a. lumière entre légendes et véritable histoire
• Qui étaient-ils ?
• Quel était le mystery de leur puissance et de leur prospérité ?
• Pourquoi le roi de France les a-t-il persécutés ?
• remark le Vatican a-t-il été amené à admettre leur innocence ?
• Quels sont les liens entre l’Ordre du temple et les francs-maçons et d’autres sociétés secrètes modernes ?

Quelle histoire captivante que celle des Templiers
Les Templiers étaient un ordre religieux et militaire fondé à Jérusalem dans le contexte de l. a. Guerre sainte et des croisades. C’est à l. a. Noël 1119 que l’Ordre des pauvres chevaliers du Christ vit ses premières heures. À l'église du Saint-Sépulcre, à l'endroit qui marque los angeles crucifixion, l'ensevelissement et l. a. résurrec-tion de Jésus-Christ. Son quartier général se trouvait sur le Mont du Temple, une vaste plate-forme s'élevant au-dessus de l. a. ville où le roi Salomon deux mille ans auparavant avait construit son temple. Entourés d’ennemis puissants et de fanatiques religieux, les Templiers avaient alors los angeles responsabilité de protéger les pèlerins visitant les lieux saints et de défendre l. a. Terre Sainte.

Très rapidement, ils devinrent une ambitious business enterprise internationale. Des dons de vastes propriétés en Europe et à l'étranger leur furent faits ; Des droits et des privilèges spéciaux leur furent accordés par les papes et les rois. Vêtus d’une tunique blanche arborant une croix rouge, ils deviennent en Occident los angeles première armée religieuse en uniforme et élaborent un vaste réseau financier qui s’étend de Londres à Paris, jusqu’à l'Euphrate et au Nil. Bien qu’ils fussent devenus riches et puissants, en tant qu'individus leur life était easy et austère. Leur braveness était légendaire, leur dévouement absolu, leur attrition profonde. Au moins 20 000 Templiers sont morts sur le champ de bataille ou après avoir été fait prisonniers, refusant de renoncer à leur foi pour sauver leur vie.

Puis vint le temps de leur déchéance. Vaincus par les musulmans à Saint Jean d’Acre, massacrés par leurs frères chrétiens en Occident. Le vendredi thirteen octobre 1307, ils sont arrêtés dans toute l. a. France et bientôt partout ailleurs en Europe. Ils sont accusés d'hérésies abominables, d’obscénités, de pratiques homosexuelles et de culte des idoles, abominations avouées sous los angeles torture. los angeles fin arrivera en 1314, lorsque le dernier grand maître fut brûlé vif sur le bûcher.

L’ordre du Temple enfin démystifié
Des mystères remontant à l’époque de Salomon à Jérusalem, à los angeles chevalerie chrétienne du Moyen-Âge persécutée par le roi Philippe le Bel en passant par le développement de los angeles franc-maçonnerie au XIXe siècle, ce livre écrit de façon abordable et passionnante est une bold plongée l’histoire des Templiers. Il présente un contexte historique avéré, étayé de nombreux files, notamment le parchemin de Chinon (copie découverte au Vatican en 2001) tendant à prouver que le pape Clément V avait absous Jacques de Molay et ses compagnons des péchés qui leur étaient reprochés.

A propos de l'auteur
Écrivain et historien, Michael Haag a beaucoup écrit sur l’Égypte ancienne et l’époque médiévale en Europe et Moyen-Orient. Il collabore à de nombreux magazines en Angleterre, aux united states et au Caire et a été présentateur à los angeles BBC. Il vit à Londres.

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A Summer in Gascony: Discovering the Other South of France by Martin Calder

By Martin Calder

A summer season in Gascony: learning the opposite South of France conjures up the points of interest and sounds of the opposite South of France-its powerful spirit of independence, its love of the land, and the straightforward pleasures within which it revels-with this fascinating fish out of water story a couple of younger Englishman who spends a rare summer season operating at a Ferme-Auberge in a distant hilltop village in Gascony, the most rural elements of Southwest France. it truly is an idyllic land of rolling hills and vast horizons, swathed with vineyards, sunflowers, and pastures. within the tiny hamlet of Peguilhan, Martin Calder is brought to the Gascon lifestyle, operating the fields and shepherding sheep. it truly is in Peguilhan that Calder discovers a distinct and fiercely autonomous humans. jam-packed with colourful characters and sun-drenched landscapes, it is a story of 2 amorous affairs: a summer time romance with Calder's fellow stagiere, Anja, and the start of a lifelong love affair with Gascony. alongside how you will meet the charismatic and convivial Jacques-Henri, the hardworking farmer whose relations takes Calder into their domestic and hearts; Pattes, the mischievous and adorable stray puppy who leaves havoc in his wake; Madame Parle-Beaucoup, town gossip who has a mystery of her personal; and the memorable Monsieur Fustignac, whose satisfaction in his Gascon historical past is unforgettable. virtually pretty much as good as a weekend getaway, A summer time in Gascony: researching the opposite South of France is an experience you will not are looking to pass over!

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The Fatal Land: War, Empire, and the Highland Soldier in by Matthew P. Dziennik

By Matthew P. Dziennik

More than 12,000 squaddies from the Highlands of Scotland have been recruited to serve in nice Britain’s colonies within the Americas within the heart to the overdue a long time of the eighteenth century. during this compelling historical past, Matthew P. Dziennik corrects the mythologized photo of the Highland soldier as a noble savage, a primitive if brave relic of clanship, revealing as a substitute how the Gaels used their army provider to additional their very own pursuits and, in doing so, remodeled the main maligned quarter of the British Isles into an enormous middle of the British Empire.

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Louis XVI and the French Revolution, 1789-1792 by Ambrogio A. Caiani

By Ambrogio A. Caiani

The event, and failure, of Louis XVI's short-lived constitutional monarchy of 1789-1792 deeply motivated the politics and process the French Revolution. The dramatic breakdown of the political cost of 1789 prompt the French nation into the decidedly stormy waters of political terror and battle on a virtually worldwide scale. This booklet explores how the symbolic and political practices which underpinned conventional Bourbon kingship eventually succumbed to the unconventional problem posed through the Revolution's new 'proto-republican' tradition. whereas such a lot past stories have involved in Louis XVI's genuine and imagined overseas counterrevolutionary plots, Ambrogio A. Caiani examines the king's hitherto missed family actions in Paris. Drawing on formerly unexplored archival resource fabric, Caiani presents another analyzing of Louis XVI during this interval, arguing that the monarch's symbolic behaviour and the company of his day-by-day actions and private family have been crucial elements within the people's expanding alienation from the newly confirmed constitutional monarchy.

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