Download E-books The Unicorn Tapestries in The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications) PDF

The unicorn tapestries are probably the most renowned sights on the Cloisters, the medieval department of The Metropolitan Museum of artwork. usually often called The Hunt of the Unicorn, this set of 7 beautiful and enigmatic tapestries used to be most probably accomplished among 1495 and 1505. The imaginatively conceived scenes—displaying individualized faces of the hunters and naturalistically depicting the natural world of the landscape—are fantastically captured in silk, wool, and steel yarns.

Written by means of one of many world’s prime professionals on medieval textiles and illustrated with many beautiful colour reproductions, The Unicorn Tapestries traces the origins of the tapestries in addition to attainable interpretations in their symbolic which means. this is often an important booklet for any lover of medieval paintings and textiles.

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Download E-books Temoignages De L'apres-auschwitz Dans La Litterature Juive-francaise D'aujourd'hui: Enfants De Survivants Et Survivants-enfants PDF

Raczymow, Wajsbrot, Lecadet, Wajcman, Orner, Aaron, Cormann, Modiano... Oler, Cohen, Perec, Federman, Kofman, Burko-Falcman, Meschonnic, Vargaftig, Goscinny... Qu'ont en commun ces deux ensembles d'auteurs juifs-français, qui diffèrent tant par le style et le type de leurs œuvres ? Les premiers, nés après los angeles Libération, enfants ou petits-enfants des survivants de los angeles Shoah, n'étaient pas là, c'est pourquoi ils ne peuvent témoigner de ce qui pourtant a déterminé tout leur être. Les seconds, nés peu avant ou pendant l'Occupation, appartiennent à l. a. minorité d'enfants qui survécurent miraculeusement aux persécutions, cachés dans des associations ou chez des familles. Etaient-ils là, eux qui étaient généralement trop jeunes pour vivre consciemment ce qui leur arrivait ? Enfants de survivants ou survivants-enfants, leur expérience commune serait alors d'appartenir à l'après, de témoigner de l'après-Auschwitz, de los angeles difficile transmission et élaboration de los angeles Shoah, dans l'univers d'aujourd'hui. « Témoins absents » ou par procuration, ces auteurs sont à l. a. fois le témoin de leurs aînés et, de plus en plus, témoins d'eux-mêmes, de leur propre expérience de l'après. Par des textes inédits des auteurs en query, des essais théoriques et des études opinions, le présent recueil espère mieux faire connaître los angeles vaste et riche panoplie de leurs œuvres.

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Download E-books The Age of Napoleon (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events 1500-1900) PDF

By Susan P. Conner

Hegel referred to as him an idea on horseback, an outline that implies Napoleon Bonaparte's complexity, in addition to the level to which he replaced France, Europe, and the realm. Napoleon has been referred to as a visionary, a pragmatist, a cynical opportunist, an ogre, and a demigod. the following, he's defined in his personal phrases and the phrases of his contemporaries: from his clannishness to his knack for being on the correct position on the correct time, and from his genius to his obsession with detail.

Napoleon introduced order out of the chaos of the French Revolution, pressed for progressive equality of chance, and deliberate a ecu union. within the procedure, he knew peace for less than 14 months of his 15-year reign, marched his armies from Lisbon to Moscow, and prompted the deaths of hundreds of thousands. during this source, an in depth timeline, maps, illustrations, biographical sketches, and first files support scholars get a consider for the short yet enduring Age of Napoleon.

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Download E-books Guillaume de Machaut: Secretary, Poet, Musician PDF

By Elizabeth Eva Leach

At as soon as a royal secretary, a poet, and a composer, Guillaume de Machaut was once essentially the most protean and inventive figures of the overdue heart a while. instead of concentrate on a unmarried strand of his striking occupation, Elizabeth Eva Leach supplies us a ebook that encompasses all features of his paintings, illuminating it in a distinctively interdisciplinary gentle. the writer offers a complete photograph of Machaut's artistry, stories the documentary proof approximately his lifestyles, charts different agendas pursued via glossy scholarly disciplines of their rediscovery and use of particular elements of his output, and delineates Machaut's personal poetic and fabric presentation of his authorial persona.

Leach treats Machaut's vital poetic topics of desire, fortune, and loss of life, integrating the point of Machaut's multimedia paintings that differentiates him from his contemporaries' remedy of comparable thematic matters: song. In restoring the centrality of track in Machaut's poetics, arguing that his phrases can't be actually understood or liked with no the extra layers of that means created of their musicalization, Leach makes a compelling argument that musico-literary functionality occupied a different position within the courts of fourteenth-century France.

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Download E-books Clermont de Lodève 1633-1789: Fluctuations in the Prosperity of a Languedocian Cloth-making Town PDF

By J. K. J. Thomson

Within the 17th and eighteenth centuries Clermont-de-Lodève, a Languedocian cloth-making city, skilled significant cycles in its improvement. within the 17th century remarkable prosperity used to be by way of deep and lengthy melancholy, and within the eighteenth a fast, if abnormal, business enlargement used to be interrupted by means of a big drawback and by means of a painful and persistent decline. the aim of this publication is to explain the industrial and social manifestations of those cycles as accurately because the resources let, focussing particularly at the various features of Clermont's elite.

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Download E-books Hegel and the French Revolution (Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought) PDF

By Joachim Ritter

These essays On Hegel's political philosophy are taken from Ritter's influential Metaphysik and Politik. They speak about the significance of Hegel's evaluate of modernity via focusing upon his targeted conceptions of estate family, morality, civil society, and the state.Ritter's paintings has performed a seminal position in rekindling curiosity in Hegel's social and political philosophy. Ritter's readability of expression makes Hegel's innovations obtainable to a large viewers of philosophers, sociologists, political scientists, historians, and others interested by the legitimacy of modernity, the relation of society and the kingdom, or in Hegel's relation to Marx and different later thinkers.Joachim Ritter (deceased) used to be Professor of Philosophy on the collage of Istanbul. This publication is within the sequence reviews in modern German Social Thought.

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Download E-books Intellectual Origins of the French Enlightenment (Princeton Legacy Library) PDF

With a similar experience of old accountability and veracity he has exemplified in his reviews on Voltaire, Ira O. Wade turns now to Voltaire's milieu and starts an account of the French Enlightenment so one can clarify its genesis, its nature and coherence, and its diffusion within the glossy global. to appreciate the circulation of rules that produced the spirit of the Enlightenment, Mr. Wade identifies and examines the folk, occasions, and wealthy improvement of philosophy within the Renaissance and 17th century. He considers, in flip, the demanding situations of the Renaissance and the responses of its top writers (Rabelais, Bacon, and Montaigne); Baroque notion (Descartes, Hobbes, Pascal, the Freethinkers); and Classicism (Moliere, Spinoza, Locke, Leibniz, Newton). Mr. Wade starts off his dialogue via studying the severe literature at the Enlightenment and concludes with a theoretical bankruptcy, "The Making of a Spirit." because the heritage of an highbrow tradition, his learn makes vibrant the ability of notion within the making of a civilization.

Originally released in 1971.

The Princeton Legacy Library makes use of the most recent print-on-demand expertise to back make on hand formerly out-of-print books from the celebrated backlist of Princeton collage Press. those paperback versions defend the unique texts of those very important books whereas providing them in sturdy paperback variants. The aim of the Princeton Legacy Library is to greatly bring up entry to the wealthy scholarly background present in the millions of books released by way of Princeton collage Press in view that its founding in 1905.

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Download E-books Panzer IV Vs Char B1 Bis: France 1940 (Duel 33) PDF

By Steven Zaloga, Richard Chasemore

The conflict of France in 1940 concerned the 1st large-scale tank-against-tank battles in heritage. the big clashes at Stonne, Hannant, and Gembloux concerned hundreds and hundreds of tanks on either side, but have light from reminiscence because of the enormity of the French defeat. This ebook examines of the greatest opposing tanks of the Wehrmacht and the French military, the German PzKpfw IV and the French Char B1 bis. With an entire heritage of the layout, improvement, and deployment of those armored scuffling with automobiles, the tale of those nice battles is delivered to lifestyles in a hugely illustrated structure.

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Download E-books Francophonie in the 1990s (Multilingual Matters) PDF

This ebook is meant to make updated info and opinion approximately Francophonie obtainable to English-speaking readers, and to evaluate how good the overseas flow of French-speaking countries is put to stand the long run. 'Francophonie' could be outlined in 3 ways: because the improvement and distribution of the French language; as a world circulation of approximately fifty nations and areas, just like, yet displaying significant alterations from the Commonwealth; and as a collection of cultural and political values which are shared by means of different countries for which French isn't the merely or the most technique of verbal exchange. scholars of French, of diplomacy, of sociolinguistics and the sociology of language, of politics and economics, and people drawn to questions of cultural and linguistic identification will locate the publication necessary as a resource of reference, as an evaluate of the effectiveness of the Francophone method of global difficulties, and as an evaluate of France's personal function in Europe and Africa.

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