Universal Technological Dictionary

Or, Familiar Explanations of the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences

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Author: George Crabb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Industrial arts

Page: N.A

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A Genealogical History of the Barons Slane

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Author: F. Lawrence Fleming

Publisher: Paragon Publishing

ISBN: 1899820507

Category: History

Page: 96

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Medieval records give evidence of only two genetically distinct families by the name of Fleming. The progenitor of one of these families was, according to ancient tradition, a Flemish nobleman who lived in Danish occupied Pomerania in the late twelfth century. The factual identity of this "first Fleming" has never been discovered in the primary sources of medieval history. The progenitor of the other of these two Fleming families was-again according to tradition-a Flemish nobleman who came to England with William the Conqueror. In the case of this family, ancient tradition is borne out by ancient documents, which are the sources for the family history that is reviewed in this publication. Erkenbald the Fleming, enumerated in Domesday Book as Erchenbaldus, was in 1086 the tenant of a number of feudal estates in Devonshire and Cornwall. This companion of the Conqueror was almost certainly known to the French-speaking Normans in eleventh-century England as Archambaud le Flemynge. Many of his innumerous descendants are readily identified as such by their surname, including Christopher Fleming, 16th Baron Slane, the young Anglo-Irish army officer who fought at the side of the deposed King James II at the battle of the Boyne in 1691. The information gathered in this publication will be of interest to students of medieval history and prosopography as well as to the thousands of modern-day Flemings who would like to know more about their ancestral family.

Invasion, Plague and Murder Britain 1066-1485

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Author: Aaron Wilkes

Publisher: Folens Limited

ISBN: 9781843034056

Category:

Page: 109

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A new approach to studying Britain from 1066 to 1485 with this lively and informative history text book for 11 to 14-year olds. Suitable for mixed abilities, it provides the knowledge and skills combined with an entertaining style to learn and build history skills. Contains clear objectives for students and includes taskwork that develops literacy, numeracy and thinking skills. History was never so entertaining!

The Mysteries of New Orleans

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Author: Baron Ludwig von Reizenstein

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801868825

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 600

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"Reizenstein's peculiar vision of New Orleans is worth resurrecting precisely because it crossed the boundaries of acceptable taste in nineteenth-century German America and squatted firmly on the other side... This work makes us realize how limited our notions were of what could be conceived by a fertile American imagination in the middle of the nineteenth century." -- from the Introduction by Steven Rowan A lost classic of America's neglected German-language literary tradition, The Mysteries of New Orleans by Baron Ludwig von Reizenstein first appeared as a serial in the Louisiana Staats-Zeitung, a New Orleans German-language newspaper, between 1854 and 1855. Inspired by the gothic "urban mysteries" serialized in France and Germany during this period, Reizenstein crafted a daring occult novel that stages a frontal assault on the ethos of the antebellum South. His plot imagines the coming of a bloody, retributive justice at the hands of Hiram the Freemason -- a nightmarish, 200-year-old, proto-Nietzschean superman -- for the sin of slavery. Heralded by the birth of a black messiah, the son of a mulatto prostitute and a decadent German aristocrat, this coming revolution is depicted in frankly apocalyptic terms. Yet, Reizenstein was equally concerned with setting and characters, from the mundane to the fantastic. The book is saturated with the atmosphere of nineteenth-century New Orleans, the amorous exploits of its main characters uncannily resembling those of New Orleans' leading citizens. Also of note is the author's progressively matter-of-fact portrait of the lesbian romance between his novel's only sympathetic characters, Claudine and Orleana. This edition marks the first time that The Mysteries of New Orleans has been translated into English and proves that 150 years later, this vast, strange, and important novel remains as compelling as ever.

Health Against Wealth

HMOs and the Breakdown of Medical Trust

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Author: George Anders

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054762798X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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The HMO system is often praised for cutting runaway costs. It is supposed to act as a powerful market force to stop greedy doctors and hospitals from treating patients like pi-atas, to be cut open for profit. Health Against Wealth reveals that when you are confronting cancer, heart disease, or psychiatric illness, when you face a medical emergency or your child requires complex pediatric surgery, all those cost-saving rules and artful ways of keeping doctors frugal can turn against you. Wall Street Journal reporter George Anders explains why " managed care " is so appealing to employers and insurers and how HMO bureaucrats can thwart necessary, even life-saving treatment under the guise of cost efficiency. Health Against Wealth takes an unflinching look at the profit-hungry entrepreneurs who have poured into this new" health industry" and provides alarming examples of political manipulation by increasingly powerful HMO lobbyists. At the same time, the book explores the hopes and frustr

The Baron in the Grand Canyon

Friedrich Wilhelm Von Egloffstein in the West

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Author: Steven Rowan,Steven W. Rowan

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826219829

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 208

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In The Baron in the Grand Canyon, Steven Rowan presents the first comprehensive look at the life of Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Egloffstein, mapmaker, artist, explorer, and inventor. Utilizing new German and American sources, Rowan clarifies many mysteries about the life of this major artist and cartographer of the American West. This revealing account concentrates on Egloffstein’s activity in the American mountain West from 1853 to 1858. The early chapters cover his roots as a member of an imperial baronial family in Franconia, his service in the Prussian army, his arrival in the United States in 1846, and his links to his scandalous gothic-novelist cousin, Baron Ludwig von Reizenstein. Egloffstein’s work as a cartographer in St. Louis in the 1840s led to his participation in John C. Frémont’s final expedition to the West in 1853 and 1854. He left Frémont for Salt Lake City where he joined the Gunnison Expedition under the leadership of Edward Beckwith. During this time, Egloffstein produced his most outstanding panoramas and views of the expedition, which were published in Pacific Railroad Reports. Egloffstein also served along with Heinrich Balduin Möllhusen as one of the artists and as the chief cartographer of Joseph Christmas Ives’s expedition up the Colorado River. The two large maps produced by Egloffstein for the expedition report are regarded as classics of American art and cartography in the nineteenth century. While with the Ives expedition, Egloffstein performed his revolutionary experiments in printing photographic images. He developed a procedure for working from photographs of plaster models of terrain, and that led him to invent “heliography,” a method of creating printing plates directly from photographs. He later went on to launch a company to exploit his photographic printing process, which closed after only a few years of operation. Among the many images in this engaging narrative are photographs of the Egloffstein castle and of Egloffstein in 1865 and in his later years. Also include are illustrations that were published in the PRR, such as “View Showing the Formation of the Cañon of Grand River[today called the Gunnison River] / near the Mouth of Lake Fork with Indications of the Formidable Side Cañons” and Beckwith Map 1: “From the Valley of Green River to the Great Salt Lake.”