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Returning to Reims

Author : Didier Eribon
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'A deeply intelligent and searching book, one that makes you re-consider the narrative of your own life and reframe the story you tell yourself' Hilary Mantel "There was a question that had come to trouble me a bit earlier, once I had taken the first steps on this return journey to Reims... Why, when I have had such an intense experience of forms of shame related to class ... why had it never occurred to me to take up this problem in a book?" Returning to Reims is a breath-taking memoir of return, a family story of class, sexuality, gender and of the shifting political allegiances of the French working classes. A phenomenon in France and a huge bestseller in Germany, Didier Eribon has written the defining memoir of our times.

Returning to Reims After Didier Eribon

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France Under Fire

Author : Nicole Dombrowski Risser
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A social, military and political history of the French refugee crisis tracing the impact of government responses upon civilian lives.

Memorial for Archibald Douglas of Douglas Esq

Author : Sir Ilay Campbell
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American Memorial Hospital Reims France

Author : William Peters
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The End of Eddy

Author : Édouard Louis
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An autobiographical novel about growing up gay in a working-class town in Picardy. “Every morning in the bathroom I would repeat the same phrase to myself over and over again . . . Today I’m really gonna be a tough guy.” Growing up in a poor village in northern France, all Eddy Bellegueule wanted was to be a man in the eyes of his family and neighbors. But from childhood, he was different—“girlish,” intellectually precocious, and attracted to other men. Already translated into twenty languages, The End of Eddy captures the violence and desperation of life in a French factory town. It is also a sensitive, universal portrait of boyhood and sexual awakening. Like Karl Ove Knausgaard or Edmund White, Édouard Louis writes from his own undisguised experience, but he writes with an openness and a compassionate intelligence that are all his own. The result—a critical and popular triumph—has made him the most celebrated French writer of his generation.

Bomber Commander

Author : F. Roy Chappell
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Wing Commander Donald Teale Saville DSO, DFC joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1927. From 1932 until 1939 he flew and tested private aircraft, was a flying instructor and then a Captain-pilot with Australian National Airways. In 1936, at the age of 36 years, he volunteered for the RAF whilst on holiday in England. Because of his age he was posted to the Ferry Pool Service and eventually became its Commanding Officer. In 1941 he dropped rank from Squadron Leader to Flight Lieutenant to join Bomber Command, and in December of that year joined No 458 RAAF Squadron flying Wellington s as a Flight Commander. In 1942 he was appointed to command another Wellington squadron, No 104, at Kabrit in Egypt. He was awarded the DFC for daring operations whilst flying from Malta against enemy airfields and ports. In March 1943 he took command of No 218 Squadron at Downham Market flying somewhat elderly Short Stirlings and at a time of intolerable losses. In July 1943 he went missing on the first mass bombing raid on Hamburg. He made the supreme sacrifice by holding his burning aircraft steady while four of his crew escaped by parachute.He was known affectionately as 'The Mad Aussie' and was reputed to have flown 10,000 flying hours. He was fifteen or so years older than most of his aircrews and was probably the oldest pilot in Bomber Command. At the time of his loss he was in was on his third tour of operations.This is the story of a man who carried leadership by example and was renowned as an exceptionally skilled, daring and confident aviator."

The Intellectual Life of Western Europe in the Middle Ages

Author : Richard C. Dales
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A chronological account of western European thought from Christian Rome to the rise of the universities in the mid-14th century. Summarizes and quotes from texts on the hexameral tradition, science, nature, and cosmology. Corrected and slightly revised from the 1980 edition. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The North Transept of Reims Cathedral

Author : Jennifer M. Feltman
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This interdisciplinary volume in the AVISTA series is the first book to focus solely on the north transept of Reims Cathedral, the portion of the gothic building that served as the canons' primary entrance to the cathedral from their adjoining cloister in the thirteenth century. Despite the importance of its sculpture and stained glass, as well as its ritual use by the canons, the north transept remains one of the least understood portions of the cathedral--in part because its sequence of construction is so complex, even improvised. Until recently, important archaeological evidence of the transept's substructures was unavailable. This is, however, no longer the case. The current volume presents this new subterranean evidence alongside careful studies of the stones above ground, analysis of the geometry used in the transept's design, iconographic and stylistic studies of its sculpture and glass, and extant medieval documents, which record events bearing upon its construction. Essays by international specialists of the cathedral's archaeology, architecture, sculpture, and stained glass address issues of the north transept's evolving design and visual programs, thereby significantly clarifying and revising the building's chronology. Essays also consider the meaning of its visual programs in light of architectural adaptation and contemporary socio-historical events--whether royal coronations or the infamous revolts of the local burghers. In addition to presenting a readily accessible state of the research on the north transept, the volume also provides a model for interdisciplinary and international collaboration in the study of medieval buildings.

The Annals of Flodoard of Reims 919 966

Author : Bernard S. Bachrach
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This fascinating account is the principal source for a number of momentous political developments leading up to the millennium. These include struggles among the Carolingians, the rise of the Saxon dynasty in Germany, and various Viking and Magyar raids. Academics please note that this is a title classified as having a restricted allocation of complimentary copies; complimentary copies remain readily available to adopters and to academics very likely to adopt this title in the coming academic year. When adoption possibilities are less strong and/or further in the future, academics are requested to purchase the title at an academic discount, with the proviso that University of Toronto Press will happily refund the purchase price (with or without a receipt) if the book is indeed adopted.

The White Mantle of Churches

Author : Nigel Hiscock
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An attempt to add the architectural evidence to the millennial debate, and to examine this formative period in relation to the evolution of Romanesque architecture and art.

Guillaume de Machaut and Reims

Author : Anne Walters Robertson
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The Catholic Encyclopedia Fathers Gregory

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Catholic Encyclopedia

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The Catholic Encyclopedia

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Daily Life in the World of Charlemagne

Author : Pierre Riche
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Explores life in medieval France, discussing such topics as Carolingian furniture, medicine, dieting, birth control, astrology, drinking habits, and hygiene.

The Sculptural Program of the Verso of the West Fa ade of Reims Cathedral

Author : Angela Marie Proudfit
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Aviation News

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Joan of Arc A Military Leader

Author : Kelly DeVries
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In 1428 a young girl from a small French village approached the royal castle of Vaucouleurs with a now famous tales. Heavenly voices, she said, had told her to seek out the Dauphin, Charles, so that he might give her an army with which to deliver France from its English occupiers. The ensuing tale of Joan's military success is told here in a gripping and authoritative narrative. Previous works have concentrated on the religious and feminist aspects of Joan's career; this is the first to address the vital issue of what it was that made her the heroine she became. Why did the soldiers of France follow a woman into battle when no trooper of the Hundred Years War had done so before, and how was she able to win? This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the Middle Ages and teh phenomenon of the girl warrior.

Reflections on My Life

Author : Richard Orme Wilberforce Baron Wilberforce
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