A Distant Mirror

In this revelatory work, Barbara W. Tuchman examines not only the great rhythms of history but the grain and texture of domestic life: what childhood was like; what marriage meant; how money, taxes, and war dominated the lives of serf, ...

A Distant Mirror

Author: Barbara W. Tuchman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307793699

Page: 784

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A “marvelous history”* of medieval Europe, from the bubonic plague and the Papal Schism to the Hundred Years’ War, by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Guns of August *Lawrence Wright, author of The End of October, in The Wall Street Journal The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering age of crusades, cathedrals, and chivalry; on the other, a world plunged into chaos and spiritual agony. In this revelatory work, Barbara W. Tuchman examines not only the great rhythms of history but the grain and texture of domestic life: 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 re-creates the lives of proud cardinals, university scholars, grocers and clerks, saints and mystics, lawyers and mercenaries, and, dominating all, the knight—in all his valor and “furious follies,” a “terrible worm in an iron cocoon.” Praise for A Distant Mirror “Beautifully written, careful and thorough in its scholarship . . . What Ms. Tuchman does superbly is to tell how it was. . . . No one has ever done this better.”—The New York Review of Books “A beautiful, extraordinary book . . . Tuchman at the top of her powers . . . She has done nothing finer.”—The Wall Street Journal “Wise, witty, and wonderful . . . a great book, in a great historical tradition.”—Commentary NOTE: This edition does not include color images.

The Distant Mirror

Gay and lesbian Literature for Young Adults, by Michael Cart, 2005. 19. Karen
Hesse, by Rosemary Oliphant—lngham, 2005. 20. Graham Salisbury: Island Boy,
by David Macinnis Gill, 2005. 21. The Distant Mirror: Reflections on YoungAdult ...

The Distant Mirror

Author: Joanne Brown

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 1461672694

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.

The Universal Cyclop dia

The mirror C mer about two centuries ago that when the earth and Jupi- having
revolved through a small angle between the time ter were on opposite sides of
the sun the eclipses of the that the flash is reflected to the distant mirror and the
time ...

The Universal Cyclop  dia

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Johnson s Universal Cyclopaedia

The mirror C mer about two centuries ago that when the earth and Jupi- having
revolved through a small angle between the time ter were on opposite sides of
the sun the eclipses of the that the flash is reflected to the distant mirror and the
time ...

Johnson s Universal Cyclopaedia

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Johnson s Universal Cyclop dia

The simplest method consists in sending the rays through the apertures between
the teeth of a rapidly revolving wheel, and concentrating them by means of a
telescope on a distant mirror, which may be several miles away, but which
reflects ...

Johnson s Universal Cyclop dia

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Annual Report of the Secretary of War

United States. War Dept. Bravais always selected for observation a cloud spot
reflected from the same point of the mirror R ( Fig . ... portion sees the reflection of
the same cloud from the distant mirror or reflecting surface , R ( Fig . 75 ) . The
two ...

Annual Report of the Secretary of War

Author: United States. War Dept

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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 ...

Old and New Astronomy

Author: Richard Anthony Proctor

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Page: 816

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The American Journal of Science

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 ...

The American Journal of Science

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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 .

Nature

Author: Sir Norman Lockyer

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Essays in Astronomy

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 ...

Essays in Astronomy

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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 fla.sh 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 ...

A Text Book of the Principles of Physics

Author: Alfred Daniell

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Page: 782

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