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The Strangled Queen (The Accursed Kings, Book 2)

The Strangled Queen (The Accursed Kings, Book 2) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maurice Druon
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“This is the original Game of Thrones.” George R.R. Martin.

The Iron King (The Accursed Kings, Book 1)

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‘This is the original game of thrones’ George R.R. Martin From the publishers that brought you A Game of Thrones comes the series that inspired George R.R. Martin’s epic work.

The Accursed Kings Series Books 1-3: The Iron King, The Strangled Queen, The Poisoned Crown

The Accursed Kings Series Books 1-3: The Iron King, The Strangled Queen, The Poisoned Crown Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maurice Druon
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The Accursed Kings Series Books 1-3: The Iron King, The Strangled Queen, The Poisoned Crown by Maurice Druon Summary

“This is the original Game of Thrones.” George R.R. Martin. A collection of the first three books in Maurice Druon’s epic historical fiction series, The Accursed Kings.

The Lily and the Lion (The Accursed Kings, Book 6)

The Lily and the Lion (The Accursed Kings, Book 6) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maurice Druon
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“This is the original Game of Thrones.” George R.R. Martin.

The Complete Harvard Classics - ALL 71 Volumes

The Complete Harvard Classics - ALL 71 Volumes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Benjamin Franklin,John Woolman,William Penn,Plato,Epictetus,Marcus Aurelius,Francis Bacon,John Milton,Thomas Browne,Ralph Waldo Emerson,Robert Burns,Saint Augustine,Thomas à Kempis,Aeschylus,Sophocles,Euripides,Aristophanes,Marcus Tullius Cicero,Pliny the Younger,Adam Smith,Charles Darwin,Plutarch,Virgil,Miguel de Cervantes,John Bunyan,Izaak Walton,Aesop,Wilhelm Grimm,Jacob Grimm,Hans Christian Andersen,John Dryden,Richard Brinsley Sheridan,David Garrick,Oliver Goldsmith,Percy Bysshe Shelley,Robert Browning,George Gordon Byron,Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,Christopher Marlowe,Dante Alighieri,Alessandro Manzoni,Homer,Richard Henry Dana,Edmund Burke,John Stuart Mill,Thomas Carlyle,Pedro Calderón de la Barca,Pierre Corneille,Jean Racine,Molière,Gotthold Ephraim Lessing,Friedrich von Schiller,Philip Sidney,Ben Jonson,Abraham Cowley,Joseph Addison,Richard Steele,Jonathan Swift,Daniel Defoe,Samuel Johnson,Sydney Smith,Samuel Taylor Coleridge,William Hazlitt,Leigh Hunt,Charles Lamb,Thomas De Quincey,Thomas Babington Macaulay,William Makepeace Thackeray,John Ruskin,Robert Louis Stevenson,Edgar Alan Poe,Henry David Thoreau,James Russell Lowell,Michael Faraday,Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz,Simon Newcomb,Archibald Geikie,Benvenuto Cellini,Michel de Montaigne,Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve,Ernest Renan,Immanuel Kant,Giuseppe Mazzini,Herodotus,Tacitus,Francis Drake,Philip Nichols,Francis Pretty,Walter Bigges,Edward Haies,Walter Raleigh,René Descartes,Voltaire,Jean Jacques Rousseau,Thomas Hobbes,Jean Froissart,Thomas Malory,William Henry Harrison,Niccolo Machiavelli,William Roper,Thomas More,Martin Luther,John Locke,George Berkeley,Hippocrates,Ambroise Paré,William Harvey,Oliver Wendell Holmes,Joseph Lister,Louis Pasteur,William Shakespeare,Thomas Dekker,Francis Beaumont,John Fletcher,John Webster,Philip Massinger,Blaise Pascal,Charles W. Eliot,William A. Neilson,Henry Fielding,Laurence Sterne,Jane Austen,Walter Scott,Charles Dickens,George Eliot,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Washington Irving,Bret Harte,Mark Twain,Edward Everett Hale,Henry James,Victor Hugo,Honoré Balzac,George Sand,Alfred de Musset,Alphonse Daudet,Gottfried Keller,Guy de Maupassant,Theodor Storm,Theodor Fontane,Leo Tolstoy,Fyodor Dostoevsky,Ivan Turgenev,Juan Valera,Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson,Alexander L. Kielland
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The Complete Harvard Classics - ALL 71 Volumes by Benjamin Franklin,John Woolman,William Penn,Plato,Epictetus,Marcus Aurelius,Francis Bacon,John Milton,Thomas Browne,Ralph Waldo Emerson,Robert Burns,Saint Augustine,Thomas à Kempis,Aeschylus,Sophocles,Euripides,Aristophanes,Marcus Tullius Cicero,Pliny the Younger,Adam Smith,Charles Darwin,Plutarch,Virgil,Miguel de Cervantes,John Bunyan,Izaak Walton,Aesop,Wilhelm Grimm,Jacob Grimm,Hans Christian Andersen,John Dryden,Richard Brinsley Sheridan,David Garrick,Oliver Goldsmith,Percy Bysshe Shelley,Robert Browning,George Gordon Byron,Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,Christopher Marlowe,Dante Alighieri,Alessandro Manzoni,Homer,Richard Henry Dana,Edmund Burke,John Stuart Mill,Thomas Carlyle,Pedro Calderón de la Barca,Pierre Corneille,Jean Racine,Molière,Gotthold Ephraim Lessing,Friedrich von Schiller,Philip Sidney,Ben Jonson,Abraham Cowley,Joseph Addison,Richard Steele,Jonathan Swift,Daniel Defoe,Samuel Johnson,Sydney Smith,Samuel Taylor Coleridge,William Hazlitt,Leigh Hunt,Charles Lamb,Thomas De Quincey,Thomas Babington Macaulay,William Makepeace Thackeray,John Ruskin,Robert Louis Stevenson,Edgar Alan Poe,Henry David Thoreau,James Russell Lowell,Michael Faraday,Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz,Simon Newcomb,Archibald Geikie,Benvenuto Cellini,Michel de Montaigne,Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve,Ernest Renan,Immanuel Kant,Giuseppe Mazzini,Herodotus,Tacitus,Francis Drake,Philip Nichols,Francis Pretty,Walter Bigges,Edward Haies,Walter Raleigh,René Descartes,Voltaire,Jean Jacques Rousseau,Thomas Hobbes,Jean Froissart,Thomas Malory,William Henry Harrison,Niccolo Machiavelli,William Roper,Thomas More,Martin Luther,John Locke,George Berkeley,Hippocrates,Ambroise Paré,William Harvey,Oliver Wendell Holmes,Joseph Lister,Louis Pasteur,William Shakespeare,Thomas Dekker,Francis Beaumont,John Fletcher,John Webster,Philip Massinger,Blaise Pascal,Charles W. Eliot,William A. Neilson,Henry Fielding,Laurence Sterne,Jane Austen,Walter Scott,Charles Dickens,George Eliot,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Washington Irving,Bret Harte,Mark Twain,Edward Everett Hale,Henry James,Victor Hugo,Honoré Balzac,George Sand,Alfred de Musset,Alphonse Daudet,Gottfried Keller,Guy de Maupassant,Theodor Storm,Theodor Fontane,Leo Tolstoy,Fyodor Dostoevsky,Ivan Turgenev,Juan Valera,Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson,Alexander L. Kielland Summary

The original Harvard Classics Collection contains 51 volumes of the essential works of world literature, showing the progress of man from antics to modern age. In this edition, the original collection is supplemented with the 20 volume Harvard Shelf of Fiction, a selection of the greatest works of fiction. Content: The Harvard Classics: V. 1: Franklin, Woolman & Penn V. 2: Plato, Epictetus & Marcus Aurelius V. 3: Bacon, Milton, Browne V. 4: John Milton V. 5: R. W. Emerson V. 6: Robert Burns V. 7: St Augustine & Thomas á Kempis V. 8: Nine Greek Dramas V. 9: Cicero and Pliny V. 10: The Wealth of Nations V. 11: The Origin of Species V. 12: Plutarchs V. 13: Æneid V. 14: Don Quixote V. 15: Bunyan & Walton V. 16: 1001 Nights V. 17: Folklore & Fable V. 18: Modern English Drama V. 19: Goethe & Marlowe V. 20: The Divine Comedy V. 21: I Promessi Sposi V. 22: The Odyssey V. 23: Two Years Before the Mast V. 24: Edmund Burke V. 25: J. S. Mill & T. Carlyle V. 26: Continental Drama V. 27 & 28: English & American Essays V. 29: The Voyage of the Beagle V. 30: Scientific Papers V. 31: The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini V. 32: Literary and Philosophical Essays V. 33: Voyages & Travels V. 34: French & English Philosophers V. 35: Chronicle and Romance V. 36: Machiavelli, Roper, More, Luther V. 37: Locke, Berkeley, Hume V. 38: Harvey, Jenner, Lister, Pasteur V. 39: Prologues V. 40–42: English Poetry V. 43: American Historical Documents V. 44 & 45: Sacred Writings V. 46 & 47: Elizabethan Drama V. 48: Blaise Pascal V. 49: Saga V. 50: Reader's Guide V. 51: Lectures The Shelf of Fiction: V. 1 & 2: The History of Tom Jones V. 3: A Sentimental Journey & Pride and Prejudice V. 4: Guy Mannering V. 5 & 6: Vanity Fair V. 7 & 8: David Copperfield V. 9: The Mill on the Floss V. 10: Irving, Poe, Harte, Twain, Hale V.11: The Portrait of a Lady V. 12: Notre Dame de Paris V. 13: Balzac, Sand, de Musset, Daudet, de Maupassant V. 14 & 15: Goethe, Keller, Storm, Fontane V. 16–19: Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Turgenev V. 20: Valera, Bjørnson, Kielland

La Saga des rois maudits

La Saga des rois maudits Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bah N'Diaye
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Ce roman traite de la quête d'une démocratie introuvable dans un pays imaginaire : la république du Fassoba, située quelque part au sud du Sahara. Là-bas, la démocratie ressemble à la ligne de crête d'un horizon lointain et insaisissable : à mesure qu'on s'y approche, elle s'éloigne de vous comme un fantôme fugace. Cet ouvrage expose la difficile problématique du pouvoir en Afrique, ses enjeux complexes, ses multiples intrigues, les batailles feutrées de couloir entre différents clans pour la conquête du trône et le maintien du pouvoir.

The Vengeance of Mothers

The Vengeance of Mothers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jim Fergus
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The stunning sequel to the award-winning novel One Thousand White Women: A Novel. "Clever and satisfying...Fergus is a superb writer [and] the characters are as real as any pioneer women who braved the rigors of westering." —The Denver Post "A gripping tale, a history lesson infused with both sadness at the violence perpetuated against the Cheyenne and awe at the endurance of this remarkable group of women." —Booklist, starred review 9 March 1876 My name is Meggie Kelly and I take up this pencil with my twin sister, Susie. We have nothing left, less than nothing. The village of our People has been destroyed, all our possessions burned, our friends butchered by the soldiers, our baby daughters gone, frozen to death on an ungodly trek across these rocky mountains. Empty of human feeling, half-dead ourselves, all that remains of us intact are hearts turned to stone. We curse the U.S. government, we curse the Army, we curse the savagery of mankind, white and Indian alike. We curse God in his heaven. Do not underestimate the power of a mother’s vengeance... So begins the Journal of Margaret Kelly, a woman who participated in the U.S. government's "Brides for Indians" program in 1873, a program whose conceit was that the way to peace between the United States and the Cheyenne Nation was for One Thousand White Woman to be given as brides in exchange for three hundred horses. These "brides" were mostly fallen women; women in prison, prostitutes, the occasional adventurer, or those incarcerated in asylums. No one expected this program to work. And the brides themselves thought of it simply as a chance at freedom. But many of them fell in love with their Cheyenne spouses and had children with them...and became Cheyenne themselves. The Vengeance of Mothers explores what happens to the bonds between wives and husbands, children and mothers, when society sees them as "unspeakable." What does it mean to be white, to be Cheyenne, and how far will these women go to avenge the ones they love? With vivid detail and keen emotional depth, Jim Fergus brings to light a time and place in American history and fills it with unforgettable characters who live and breathe with a passion we can relate to even today.

L'Art au temps des rois maudits. Philippe le Bel et ses fils, 1285-1328 (Paris - 1998)

L'Art au temps des rois maudits. Philippe le Bel et ses fils, 1285-1328 (Paris - 1998) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Encyclopaedia Universalis
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L'Art au temps des rois maudits. Philippe le Bel et ses fils, 1285-1328 (Paris - 1998) by Encyclopaedia Universalis Summary

Deux règnes ont marqué l'histoire de l'art gothique en France, celui de Saint Louis (1226-1270) et celui de Charles V (1364-1380). Entre les deux, une sorte de hiatus s'est instauré : l'éclosion des grandes cathédrales est alors terminée, le style rayonnant poursuit ses raffinements... À PROPOS DE L’ENCYCLOPAEDIA UNIVERSALIS Reconnue mondialement pour la qualité et la fiabilité incomparable de ses publications, Encyclopaedia Universalis met la connaissance à la portée de tous. Écrite par plus de 7 200 auteurs spécialistes et riche de près de 30 000 médias (vidéos, photos, cartes, dessins...), l’Encyclopaedia Universalis est la plus fiable collection de référence disponible en français. Elle aborde tous les domaines du savoir.

The True and Splendid History of the Harristown Sisters

The True and Splendid History of the Harristown Sisters Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michelle Lovric
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It's rural Ireland in the second half of the nineteenth century, the age of the Pre-Raphaelites, when Europe burns with a passion for long, flowing locks. So when seven sisters, born into fatherless poverty, grow up with hair cascading down their backs, to their ankles, and beyond, men are not slow to recognize their potential. Soon, they're a singing and dancing septet: Irish jigs kicked out in dusty church halls. But it is not their singing or their dancing that fills the seats: it is the torrents of hair they let loose at the end of each show. In an Ireland still hungry and melancholy with the Great Famine, the Swiney hair is a rich offering. And their hair will take dark-hearted Darcy, bickering twins Berenice and Enda, plain Pertilly, gentle Oona, wild Ida, and fearful, flame-haired Manticory-the writer of their on- and off-stage adventures-out of poverty, through the dance halls of Ireland, to the salons of Dublin and the palazzi of Venice. It will bring them suitors and obsessive admirers, it will bring some of them love and each of them loss. For their past trails behind the sisters like the tresses on their heads and their fame and fortune will come at a terrible price. Rich in period detail, peopled by a bewitching cast of characters, The True and Splendid History of the Harristown Sisters is a tale of exploitation and celebrity, illegitimacy and sibling rivalry, love triangles and financial skullduggery, of death and devilry. And a very great deal of hair.

The Man Who Believed He Was King of France

The Man Who Believed He Was King of France Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tommaso di Carpegna Falconieri
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Replete with shady merchants, scoundrels, hungry mercenaries, scheming nobles, and maneuvering cardinals, The Man Who Believed He Was King of France proves the adage that truth is often stranger than fiction—or at least as entertaining. The setting of this improbable but beguiling tale is 1354 and the Hundred Years’ War being waged for control of France. Seeing an opportunity for political and material gain, the demagogic dictator of Rome tells Giannino di Guccio that he is in fact the lost heir to Louis X, allegedly switched at birth with the son of a Tuscan merchant. Once convinced of his birthright, Giannino claims for himself the name Jean I, king of France, and sets out on a brave—if ultimately ruinous—quest that leads him across Europe to prove his identity. With the skill of a crime scene detective, Tommaso di Carpegna Falconieri digs up evidence in the historical record to follow the story of a life so incredible that it was long considered a literary invention of the Italian Renaissance. From Italy to Hungry, then through Germany and France, the would-be king’s unique combination of guile and earnestness seems to command the aid of lords and soldiers, the indulgence of inn-keepers and merchants, and the collusion of priests and rogues along the way. The apparent absurdity of the tale allows Carpegna Falconieri to analyze late-medieval society, exploring questions of essence and appearance, being and belief, at a time when the divine right of kings confronted the rise of mercantile culture. Giannino’s life represents a moment in which truth, lies, history, and memory combine to make us wonder where reality leaves off and fiction begins.

Inventing Eleanor

Inventing Eleanor Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael R. Evans
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Eleanor of Aquitaine (1124-1204), queen of France and England and mother of two kings, has often been described as one of the most remarkable women of the Middle Ages. Yet her real achievements have been embellished--and even obscured--by myths that have grown up over eight centuries. This process began in her own lifetime, as chroniclers reported rumours of her scandalous conduct on crusade, and has continued ever since. She has been variously viewed as an adulterous queen, a monstrous mother and a jealous murderess, but also as a patron of literature, champion of courtly love and proto-feminist defender of women's rights. Inventing Eleanor interrogates the myths that have grown up around the figure of Eleanor of Aquitaine and investigates how and why historians and artists have invented an Eleanor who is very different from the 12th-century queen. The book first considers the medieval primary sources and then proceeds to trace the post-medieval development of the image of Eleanor, from demonic queen to feminist icon, in historiography and the broader culture.

Encyclopedia of French Film Directors

Encyclopedia of French Film Directors Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Philippe Rège
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Cinema has been long associated with France, dating back to 1895, when Louis and Auguste Lumi_re screened their works, the first public viewing of films anywhere. Early silent pioneers Georges MZli_s, Alice Guy BlachZ and others followed in the footsteps of the Lumi_re brothers and the tradition of important filmmaking continued throughout the 20th century and beyond. In Encyclopedia of French Film Directors, Philippe Rège identifies every French director who has made at least one feature film since 1895. From undisputed masters to obscure one-timers, nearly 3,000 directors are cited here, including at least 200 filmmakers not mentioned in similar books published in France. Each director's entry contains a brief biographical summary, including dates and places of birth and death; information on the individual's education and professional training; and other pertinent details, such as real names (when the filmmaker uses a pseudonym). The entries also provide complete filmographies, including credits for feature films, shorts, documentaries, and television work. Some of the most important names in the history of film can be found in this encyclopedia, from masters of the Golden Age_Jean Renoir and RenZ Clair_to French New Wave artists such as Fran_ois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard.

The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French

The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Mould
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Now in its second edition, The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French reveals the hidden cultural dimension of contemporary French, as used in the press, going beyond the limited and purely lexical approach of traditional bilingual dictionaries. Even foreign learners of French who possess a good level of French often have difficulty in fully understanding French articles, not because of any linguistic shortcomings on their part but because of their inadequate knowledge of the cultural references. This cultural dictionary of French provides the reader with clear and concise explanations of the crucial cultural dimension behind the most frequently used words and phrases found in the contemporary French press. This vital background information, gathered here in this innovative and entertaining dictionary, will allow readers to go beyond a superficial understanding of the French press and the French language in general to see the hidden yet implied cultural significance that is so transparent to the native speaker. This fully revised second edition includes: a broad range of cultural references from the historical and literary to the popular and classical; an enhanced analysis of punning mechanisms used in the press; over 3,000 cultural references explained with updated examples; a three-level indicator of frequency; new and expanded chapters on the French of Quebec, institutional and academic references, and English borrowings in the areas of IT and medical science; over 600 online questions to test knowledge before and after reading. The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French is the ideal reference for all undergraduate and postgraduate students of French seeking to enhance their understanding of the French language. It will also be of interest to teachers, translators and Francophiles alike. French students in khâgne, Sciences-Po and schools of journalism will also find this book valuable and relevant for their studies. Test questions and solutions are available at www.routledge.com/9780367376758, in addition to three online chapters. These bonus chapters explore figurative expressions involving the names of animals, the language of the law and slang terms.

Premodern Rulers and Postmodern Viewers

Premodern Rulers and Postmodern Viewers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Janice North,Karl C. Alvestad,Elena Woodacre
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Premodern Rulers and Postmodern Viewers by Janice North,Karl C. Alvestad,Elena Woodacre Summary

Pop culture portrayals of medieval and early modern monarchs are rife with tension between authenticity and modern mores, producing anachronisms such as a feminist Queen Isabel (in RTVE’s Isabel) and a lesbian Queen Christina (in The Girl King). This book examines these anachronisms as a dialogue between premodern and postmodern ideas about gender and sexuality, raising questions of intertemporality, the interpretation of history, and the dangers of presentism. Covering a range of famous and lesser-known European monarchs on screen, from Elizabeth I to Muhammad XII of Granada, this book addresses how the lives of powerful women and men have been mythologized in order to appeal to today’s audiences. The contributors interrogate exactly what is at stake in these portrayals; namely, our understanding of premodern rulers, the gender and sexual ideologies they navigated, and those that we navigate today.

Romance Fiction: A Guide to the Genre, 2nd Edition

Romance Fiction: A Guide to the Genre, 2nd Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kristin Ramsdell
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A comprehensive guide that defines the literature and the outlines the best-selling genre of all time: romance fiction. • A core collection list in chronological order • An exhaustive bibliographic listing of romance titles • Research materials and a brief history of the genre • Indexes organized by author, title, and subject

Inventing Eleanor

Inventing Eleanor Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael R. Evans
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Eleanor of Aquitaine (1124-1204), queen of France and England and mother of two kings, has often been described as one of the most remarkable women of the Middle Ages. Yet her real achievements have been embellished--and even obscured--by myths that have grown up over eight centuries. This process began in her own lifetime, as chroniclers reported rumours of her scandalous conduct on crusade, and has continued ever since. She has been variously viewed as an adulterous queen, a monstrous mother and a jealous murderess, but also as a patron of literature, champion of courtly love and proto-feminist defender of women's rights. Inventing Eleanor interrogates the myths that have grown up around the figure of Eleanor of Aquitaine and investigates how and why historians and artists have invented an Eleanor who is very different from the 12th-century queen. The book first considers the medieval primary sources and then proceeds to trace the post-medieval development of the image of Eleanor, from demonic queen to feminist icon, in historiography and the broader culture.

The A to Z of French Cinema

The A to Z of French Cinema Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dayna Oscherwitz,MaryEllen Higgins
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It can be argued that cinema was created in France by Louis Lumi_re in 1895 with the invention of the cinZmatographe, the first true motion-picture camera and projector. While there were other cameras and devices invented earlier that were capable of projecting intermittent motion of images, the cinZmatographe was the first device capable of recording and externally projecting images in such a way as to convey motion. Early films such as Lumi_re's La Sortie de l'usine, a minute-long film of workers leaving the Lumi_re factory, captured the imagination of the nation and quickly inspired the likes of Georges MZli_s, Alice Guy, and Charles PathZ. Through the years, French cinema has been responsible for producing some of the world's best directors_Jean Renoir, Jean-Luc Godard, Fran_ois Truffaut, and Louis Malle_and actors_Charles Boyer, Catherine Deneuve, GZrard Depardieu, and Audrey Tautou. The A to Z of French Cinema covers the history of French film from the silent era to the present in a concise and up to date volume detailing the development of French cinema and major theoretical and cultural issues related to it. This is done through a chronology, an introduction, photographs, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on many of the major actors, directors, films, movements, producers, and studios associated with French cinema. Going beyond mere biographical information, entries also discuss the impact and significance of each individual, film, movement, or studio included. This detailed, scholarly analysis of the development of film in France is useful to both the novice and the expert alike.

SOMMES-NOUS À LA FIN D’UN TEMPS?

SOMMES-NOUS À LA FIN D’UN TEMPS? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Daniel Leveillard
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SOMMES-NOUS À LA FIN D’UN TEMPS? by Daniel Leveillard Summary

« La fin du monde ». Allez savoir pourquoi on en parle tant pour l’année 2012, en référence à une prétendue prophétie maya. L’idée d’une fin du monde est commune à toutes les civilisations. Partout, le monde a été créé, et puisqu’il y a un commencement des temps, il y aura forcément une fin des temps. Ceci étant d’ailleurs vérifié par la Science. Dans la Bible, il est parlé également de « fin », mais si l’Apocalypse n’exclut pas l’idée d’une catastrophe destructrice de l’Humanité, elle parle aussi d’une Révélation (c’est la signification du mot grec apocalypsos). Qui disant « Révélation » signifiant sans ambiguïté qu’il y a quelque chose d’autre « après ». Un Monde Nouveau, un temps nouveau. « La fin d’un temps » s’inscrit dans la Bonne Espérance d’un changement, radical et durable, une « révolution » dans notre façon de penser et notre façon d’être. Sommes-nous à la fin d’un temps ? retrace l’évolution d’un système qui eut ses heures de gloire et qui, devenu par trop obsolète, a abouti à un bouleversement. On ne peut ignorer la différence d’esprit entre l’Ancien Régime, royaliste, et le Nouveau Régime, républicain, mais on oublie facilement la différence, volontairement occultée, entre l’Église avant la Révolution et l’Église après la Révolution. Alors que la royauté était intimement liée à l’Église, cette Alliance entre le Trône et l’Autel qui remonte à la nuit des temps, la République, par une extension de la laïcité, s’est détachée des choses du Ciel, reléguant la divinité au rang de deus otiosus. L’étude honnête montre pourtant que jamais le Merveilleux n’a été autant manifesté que depuis la Révolution, et que tout annonce (pour bientôt) un événement de nature providentielle qui va bouleverser le cours de l’Histoire. Cet ouvrage, fruit de très nombreuses années de recherches, constitue une somme quant aux manifestations mariales et christiques, où l'auteur renouant avec les textes authentiques, montre à quel point il y a loin de l'Histoire Simple à l'Histoire Sainte.

Clément V

Clément V Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bernard Lecomte,France Richemond,Germano Giorgiani
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Clément V by Bernard Lecomte,France Richemond,Germano Giorgiani Summary

Un Pape face au roi de France. Lyon, 15 novembre 1305. Philippe le Bel, le puissant souverain, assiste au couronnement de Bertrand de Got devenant ainsi le pape Clément V. A la sortie de l’abbatiale Saint Juste, le nouveau pape, ému, est acclamé par les lyonnais. Il est le dixième pape français de l’histoire. Une foule immense et joyeuse s’est rassemblé sur le chemin du cortège qui traverse la ville. Mais soudain, un immense mur s’effondre sous le poids et l’agitation des gens venus voir le nouveau pape ! C’est la catastrophe, les corps inanimés s’entremêlent dans les gravats, la poussière et la décombres. Le roi est sauf mais le cheval du pape, en se cabrant, fait basculer celui-ci qui n’est finalement que blessé ! Onze personnes décèderont des suites de cet accident, parmi lesquels le duc de Bretagne et le jeune frère du pape. Cet évènement dramatique ouvra le pontificat tel un mauvais présage sans que Philippe le Bel ne laisse ni répit ni ne montre d’indulgence à l’égard de son rival au pouvoir bien encombrant. Pendant les six premières années de son pontificat, le pape résista plus ou moins aux injonctions du roi de France – qui exigeait, par exemple, que son adversaire défunt Boniface VIII fût condamné par un concile, et que son conseiller Guillaume de Nogaret, celui qui avait arrêté l’ancien pape à Anagni, soit absout par l’Église dans une bulle spéciale ! Philippe le Bel, sous une personnalité un peu secrète, est aussi cruel que déterminé... Le roi obtint aussi de Clément V qu’il condamne l’ordre du Temple et proclame sa dissolution. Devant les aveux des dirigeants de l’ordre, pourtant arrachés sous la torture par l’instruction diligenté par le roi, le pape ne peut empêcher que Jacques de Molay et ses compagnons ne soient menés au bûcher. Ainsi furent sacrifié les Templiers qui avaient pourtant servi avec ferveur le royaume et la chrétienté menant les grandes croisades en Terre Sainte.