The Journey Through Wales and the Description of Wales

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Author: Gerald of Wales

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141915552

Category: History

Page: 336

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Scholar, churchman, diplomat and theologian, Gerald of Wales was one of the most fascinating figures of the Middle Ages and The Journey Through Wales describes his eventful tour of the country as a missionary in 1188. In a style reminiscent of a diary, Gerald records the day-to-day events of the mission, alongside lively accounts of local miracles, folklore and religious relics such as Saint Patrick's Horn, and eloquent descriptions of natural scenery that includes the rugged promontory of St David's and the vast snow-covered panoramas of Snowdonia. The landscape is evoked in further detail in The Description, which chronicles the everyday lives of the Welsh people with skill and affection. Witty and gently humorous throughout, these works provide a unique view into the medieval world.

The Rough Guide to Wales

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Author: Catherine Le Nevez,Paul Whitfield

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1409359026

Category: Travel

Page: 488

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Full-colour throughout, The Rough Guide to Wales is the ultimate guide to this beautiful country. With 30 years experience and our trademark 'tell it like it is' writing style, Rough Guides cover all the basics with practical, on-the-ground details, as well as unmissable alternatives to the usual must-see sights. At the top of your list and guaranteed to get you value for money, each guide also reviews the best accommodation and restaurants in all price brackets. We know there are times for saving, and times for splashing out. In The Rough Guide to Wales: - Over 50 colour-coded maps featuring every listing - Area-by-area chapter highlights - Top 5 boxes - Things not to miss section Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Wales. Now available in ePub format.

The Welsh The Biography

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Author: Terry Breverton

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 144561572X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 379

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A uniquely accessible history of the Welsh people.

The History of the Franks

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Author: Gregory of Tours

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141903791

Category: History

Page: 720

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Written following the collapse of Rome's secular control over western Europe, the History of Gregory (c. AD 539-594) is a fascinating exploration of the events that shaped sixth-century France. This volume contains all ten books from the work, the last seven of which provide an in-depth description of Gregory's own era, in which he played an important role as Bishop of Tours. With skill and eloquence, Gregory brings the age vividly to life, as he relates the exploits of missionaries, martyrs, kings and queens - including the quarrelling sons of Lothar I, and the ruthless Queen Fredegund, third wife of Chilperic. Portraying an age of staggering cruelty and rapid change, this is a powerful depiction of the turbulent progression of faith at a time of political and social chaos.

Wales

A Historical Companion

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Author: Terry Breverton

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445609908

Category: History

Page: 384

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The book comes in an accessible, comprehensive, illustrated dictionary format, from an author who has written more than twenty entertaining and informative books upon the Welsh and their achivements.

Dancing in the Streets

A History of Collective Joy

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Author: Barbara Ehrenreich

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781429904650

Category: History

Page: 336

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From the bestselling social commentator and cultural historian, a fascinating exploration of one of humanity's oldest traditions: the celebration of communal joy In the acclaimed Blood Rites, Barbara Ehrenreich delved into the origins of our species' attraction to war. Here, she explores the opposite impulse, one that has been so effectively suppressed that we lack even a term for it: the desire for collective joy, historically expressed in ecstatic revels of feasting, costuming, and dancing. Ehrenreich uncovers the origins of communal celebration in human biology and culture. Although sixteenth-century Europeans viewed mass festivities as foreign and "savage," Ehrenreich shows that they were indigenous to the West, from the ancient Greeks' worship of Dionysus to the medieval practice of Christianity as a "danced religion." Ultimately, church officials drove the festivities into the streets, the prelude to widespread reformation: Protestants criminalized carnival, Wahhabist Muslims battled ecstatic Sufism, European colonizers wiped out native dance rites. The elites' fear that such gatherings would undermine social hierarchies was justified: the festive tradition inspired French revolutionary crowds and uprisings from the Caribbean to the American plains. Yet outbreaks of group revelry persist, as Ehrenreich shows, pointing to the 1960s rock-and-roll rebellion and the more recent "carnivalization" of sports. Original, exhilarating, and deeply optimistic, Dancing in the Streets concludes that we are innately social beings, impelled to share our joy and therefore able to envision, even create, a more peaceable future.

Das Leben der Rebecca Jones

Roman

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Author: Angharad Price

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423424680

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Ein Meisterwerk aus Wales Die Geschichte einer Farmer-Familie in Wales durch das stürmische 20. Jahrhundert. 1000 Jahre hatte die Familie das Land bewirtschaftet, bevor die hereinbrechende Moderne ihre Sprache, ihre Lebensweise, ihr Überleben gefährdet. Als der Vater starb, wurde aus dem Stoff, aus dem Rebeccas Leben gewirkt war, ein Faden gelöst. Ihre Erinnerungen erreichen uns mit anrührender Würde und Innigkeit. Kraftvoll, poetisch und voller Anmut beschwört Angharad Price den Wandel der Zeiten und eines Lebens. Und am Ende lüftet sie ein Geheimnis, das dem Leser den Atem raubt.

A Journey to the Northern Ocean

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Author: Samuel Hearne

Publisher: TouchWood Editions

ISBN: 1926971078

Category: History

Page: 320

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Widely recognized as a classic of northern-exploration literature, A Journey to the Northern Ocean is Samuel Hearne's story of his three-year trek to seek a trade route across the Barrens in the Northwest Territories. Hearne was a superb reporter, from his anguished description of the massacre of helpless Eskimos by his Indian companions to his meticulous records of wildlife, flora and Indian manners and customs. As esteemed author Ken McGoogan points out in his foreword: Hearne demonstrated that to thrive in the north, Europeans had to apprentice themselves to the Native peoples who had lived there for centuries-a lesson lost on many who followed. First published in 1795, more than two decades after Hearne had completed his trek, the memoir was originally called A Journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay to the Northern Ocean in the years 1769, 1770, 1771, and 1772. This Classics West edition brings a crucial piece of Canadian history back into print.

Der schmale Pfad durchs Hinterland

Roman

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Author: Richard Flanagan

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492971172

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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»Ein tiefgründiges und bewegendes Meisterwerk über einen verzweifelten jungen Mann in Zeiten des Krieges«, urteilt der Observer - preisgekrönt entfachte Richard Flanagans Roman weltweit einhellige Begeisterung: Dorrigo Evans ist ein begabter Chirurg, eine glänzende Zukunft steht ihm bevor. Als der Zweite Weltkrieg auch Australien erreicht, meldet er sich zum Militär. Doch der Krieg macht keine Unterschiede, und während Dorrigo in einem japanischen Gefangenenlager mit seinen Männern gegen Hunger, Cholera und die Grausamkeit des Lagerleiters kämpft, quält ihn die Erinnerung an die Affäre mit der Frau seines Onkels. Bis er einen Brief erhält, der seinem Leben eine endgültige Wendung gibt. Richard Flanagans schmerzvoll poetischer Roman erzählt von den unterschiedlichen Formen der Liebe und des Todes, von Wahrheit, Krieg und der tiefen Erkenntnis eines existentiellen Verlusts.

Charlie und die Schokoladenfabrik

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Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644574219

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Willy Wonka stand ganz allein in dem großen offenen Fabriktor. Seine Augen waren ungewöhnlich lebhaft. Plötzlich machte er ein paar komische kleine Tanzschritte, breitete die Arme aus und rief: «Willkommen, meine kleinen Freunde! Willkommen in der Schokoladenfabrik!» Der geheimnisvolle Willy Wonka öffnet zum ersten Mal die Tore seiner Schokoladenfabrik. Charlie kann es kaum fassen, dass er als eines der fünf glücklichen Kinder, die eine Goldene Eintrittskarte gewonnen haben, dort hineindarf. Denn Willy Wonka macht nicht nur die köstlichste Schokolade – er ist der beste Süßigkeitenerfinder aller Zeiten! Aber Charlie hätte nie gedacht, welche verrückten Abenteuer ihn in Wonkas Schokoladenfabrik wirklich erwarten würden ...

Penguin Classics

A Complete Annotated Listing of Penguin Classics, Twentieth-century Classics, Nature Classics, and the Pelican Shakespeare Series

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Author: Penguin (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780147715975

Category: Literature

Page: 285

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The Rough Guide to Wales

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Author: Mike Parker,Paul Whitfield

Publisher: Rough Guides Limited

ISBN: 9781858285436

Category: Travel

Page: 501

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This guide takes an enthusiastic look at the recent surge in Welsh confidence brought on by successes in music, art and film and in events such as the establishment of the National Assembly and the Rugby World Cup.

American Psycho

Roman

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Author: Bret Easton Ellis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783462036992

Category:

Page: 548

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Patrick Bateman sieht gut aus, ist gut erzogen und intelligent. Tagsüber sitzt er in seinem Büro in der Wall Street und vergrößert seinen Reichtum. Seine Nächte hingegen verbringt er auf unfaßbare Weise. Er ist ein Serienmörder und lebt seinen ganz eigenen amerikanischen Traum.

Penguin classics

a complete annotated listing of Penguin classics and twentieth-century classics

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780147710901

Category: Literature

Page: 233

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A Company of Forts

A Guide to the Medieval Castles of West Wales

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Author: Paul R. Davis

Publisher: Gomer Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Carmarthenshire (Wales)

Page: 128

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The old county of Dyfed, now Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Cardiganshire, abounds with reminders of the turbulent medieval past - castles grace the landscape. This edition provides a comprehensive guide to over 40 castles of this area, large and small, including fortified manor-houses.