Jean-Luc Abadjieff est l'auteur de ce passionnant ouvrage historique détaillant les liens étroits entre la formation de l'Angleterre et de la France. D'une grande érudition, son récit remonte le fil de l'histoire pour donner accès aux coulisses des événements politiques qui ont déterminé la construction de ces nations. Du haut Moyen-Âge à la fin du XVe siècle, les identités se sont construites au gré des guerres de conquêtes et des alliances entre les grandes figures historiques telles que Guillaume Ier le conquérant, Richard III, ou encore Aliénor d'Aquitaine. Il passe en revue les principales dates marquantes des différents règnes, jalonnés de batailles scellant le sort des deux peuples, en particulier durant la guerre de Cent ans et le conflit anglais entre les Deux-Roses. À grand renfort de descriptions imagées, l'auteur prend soin de ne négliger aucun détail ayant son importance, redonnant ainsi vie à ces époques lointaines pour nous permettre de mieux comprendre le présent.
Threads and Traces
Author: Carlo Ginzburg
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"This book is a translation of historian Carlo Ginzburgʼs latest collection of essays. Through the detective work of uncovering a wide variety of stories or microhistories from fragments, Ginzburg takes on the bigger questions: How do we draw the line between truth and fiction? What is the relationship between history and memory? Stories range from medieval Europe, the inquisitional trial of a witch, seventeenth-century antiquarianism, and twentieth-century historians."--Provided by publisher.
The Tsar's Last Armada
Author: Constantine Pleshakov
Publisher: Basic Books
On May 14-15, 1905, in the Tsushima Straits near Japan, an entire Russian fleet was annihilated, its ships sunk, scattered, or captured by the Japanese. In the deciding battle of the Russo-Japanese War, the Japanese lost only three destroyers but the Russians lost twenty-two ships and thousands of sailors. It was the first modern naval battle, employing all the new technology of destruction. The old imperial navy was woefully unprepared. The defeat at Tsushima was the last and greatest of many indignities suffered by the Russian fleet, which had traveled halfway around the world to reach the battle, dogged every mile by bad luck and misadventure. Their legendary admiral, dubbed "Mad Dog," led them on an extraordinary eighteen-thousand-mile journey from the Baltic Sea, around Europe, Africa, and Asia, to the Sea of Japan. They were burdened by the Tsar's incompetent leadership and the old, slow ships that he insisted be included to bulk up the fleet. Moreover, they were under constant fear of attack, and there were no friendly ports to supply coal, food, and fresh water. The level of self-sufficiency attained by this navy was not seen again until the Second World War. The battle of Tsushima is among the top five naval battles in history, equal in scope and drama to those of Lepanto, Trafalgar, Jutland, and Midway, yet despite its importance it has been long neglected in the West. With a novelist's eye and a historian's authority, Constantine Pleshakov tells of the Russian squadron's long, difficult journey and fast, horrible defeat.
Bodin: On Sovereignty
Author: Jean Bodin, Julian H. Franklin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This volume contains the essential points of Jean Bodin's theory of sovereignty, a landmark in legal theory and royalist ideology. The four chapters presented form the core of Bodin's classic work, Six Livres de la Republique. Bodin was primarily responsible for introducing the seductive but erroneous notion that sovereignty is indivisible, that the entire power of the state had to be vested in a single individual or group. This thesis, combined with the prevailing crisis of authority during the French religious wars, led Bodin to a systematically absolutist interpretation of the French and other European monarchies. This is the first complete translation of this material into English since 1606, and is accompanied by a lucid introduction, chronology, and bibliography.
Author: FRANCOIS. HOTMAN
Publisher: Gale Ecco, Print Editions
The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. Rich in titles on English life and social history, this collection spans the world as it was known to eighteenth-century historians and explorers. Titles include a wealth of travel accounts and diaries, histories of nations from throughout the world, and maps and charts of a world that was still being discovered. Students of the War of American Independence will find fascinating accounts from the British side of conflict. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library T115191 With a half-title. The last three leaves contain advertisements for Edward Valentine and J. Osborn. Translated by Robert, Viscount Molesworth. London: printed for Edward Valentine, 1721. , xxxvi, ,10, vi,148, p.; 8°
Author: Theodore Andrea Cook
Author: David John Cawdell Irving
Compares and contrasts two military aircraft used during World War II
Author: Francesca Boitani, Maria Cataldi, Marinella Pasquinucci