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Download E-books The Companion Guide to Gascony and the Dordogne (Companion Guides) PDF

The nook of south-west France comprising Gascony and the Dordogne is the quintessence of provincial France. Many can be content material to benefit from the douceur de vivre, the nice nutrition and the unspoiled nation-state, yet in the event you have an interest long ago this is often wealthy terrain. a lot of England's heritage among 1154 and 1453 was once sure up with occasions within the area, because the French lands of Henry II remorselessly slipped from the clutch of the English kings. this is often the land of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Gaston Phebus, the scene of Richard I's loss of life, and of the Black Prince's triumphs and failures. it's also the panorama during which a few of the maximum medieval poetry and structure was once created; the following the various troubadours lived, and the lofty castles, Romanesque church buildings, and fortified villages in their time nonetheless beguile the tourist of this day.

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Download E-books Charlemagne's Early Campaigns (768-777): A Diplomatic and Military Analysis (History of Warfare (Brill)) PDF

"Charlemagne's Early Campaigns" is the 1st book-length research of Charlemagne at warfare and its specialise in the interval 768-777 makes transparent that the subject, for his forty-six yr reign, is mammoth. The forget of Charlemagne's campaigns and the international relations that undergirded them has truncated our figuring out of the construction of the Carolingian empire and the good luck loved by way of its chief, who ranks with Frederick the nice and Napoleon between Europe's top. The serious deployment the following of the varied narrative and documentary assets mixed with the systematic use of the huge corpus of archaeological proof, a lot of which the results of excavations undertaken considering the fact that global warfare II, is utilized right here, intimately, for the 1st time for you to increase our realizing of Charlemagne's army procedure and crusade strategies. Charlemagne and his advisers turn out to be very cautious planners, with an intensive realizing of Roman army considering, who have been devoted to using overwhelming strength with a purpose to win at any time when attainable with no venture bloody strive against. Charlemagne emerges from this research, to paraphrase a commentary attributed to Scipio Africanus, as an army commander and never a warrior.

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Download E-books System Modeling and Optimization: Proceedings of the 21st IFIP TC7 Conference held in July 21st–25th, 2003, Sophia Antipolis, France PDF

By A. V. Balakrishnan (auth.), John Cagnol, Jean-Paul Zolésio (eds.)

System Modeling and Optimization is an quintessential reference for a person drawn to the new advances in those disciplines. The e-book collects, for the 1st time, chosen articles from the twenty first and most modern IFIP TC 7 convention in Sophia Antipolis, France.

Applied mathematicians and machine scientists can attest to the ever-growing effect of those matters. the sensible purposes of process modeling and optimization could be noticeable in a couple of fields: environmental technology, shipping and telecommunications, photograph research, unfastened boundary difficulties, bioscience, and non-cylindrical evolution keep an eye on, to call only a few.

New advancements in every one of those fields have contributed to a extra complicated figuring out of either procedure modeling and optimization. Editors John Cagnol and Jean-Paul Zolésio, chairs of the convention, have assembled method Modeling and Optimization to provide the main up to date advancements to execs and lecturers alike.

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Download E-books Anglo-Norman Studies 27: Proceedings of the Battle Conference 2004 PDF

By John Gillingham

This quantity comprises the standard wide variety of themes, and gives a few strange and provocative views, together with an exam of what the proof of zooarchaeology can demonstrate in regards to the Conquest. the opposite topics mentioned are the conflict of Alençon; the influence of uprising on Little Domesday; Lawrence of Durham; Thomas Becket; Peter of Blois; Anglo-French peace meetings; episcopal elections and the lack of Normandy; Norman id in southern Italian chronicles; and the Normans on campaign. The individuals, from Germany, France and Denmark in addition to Britain, and the USA, are RICHARD BARTON, NAOMI SYKES, LUCY MARTEN, MIA MÜNSTER-SWENDSEN, JOHN D. COTTS, J.E.M. BENHAM, JÖRG PELTZER, JULIE BARRAU, EMILY ALBU, EWAN JOHNSON, G. A. LOUD, HANNA VOLLRATH.

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Download E-books Algeria in France: Transpolitics, Race, and Nation (New Anthropologies of Europe) PDF

By Paul A. Silverstein

Algerian migration to France all started on the finish of the nineteenth century, yet lately France’s Algerian group has been the point of interest of a moving public debate encompassing problems with unemployment, multiculturalism, Islam, and terrorism. during this finely crafted historic and anthropological research, Paul A. Silverstein examines quite a lot of social and cultural forms―from immigration coverage, colonial governance, and concrete making plans to company ads, activities, literary narratives, and songs―for what they demonstrate approximately postcolonial Algerian subjectivities. Investigating the relationship among anti-immigrant racism and the increase of Islamist and Berberist ideologies one of the "second new release" ("Beurs"), he argues that the appropriation of those cultural-political tasks by way of Algerians in France represents a critique of notions of ecu or Mediterranean harmony and elucidates the mechanisms in which the Algerian civil conflict has been transferred onto French soil.

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Download E-books Massacre at the Champ de Mars (Royal Historical Society Studies in History New Series) PDF

By David Andress

On 17 July 1791 the innovative nationwide shield of Paris opened hearth on a crowd of protesters: electorate believing themselves patriots attempting to keep France from the reinstatement of a traitor king. To the nationwide shield and their political superiors the protesters have been the dregs of the folk, brigands paid through counter-revolutionary aristocrats. Politicians and newshounds declared the nationwide defend the patriots, and their motion a heroic defence of the fledgling structure. below the Jacobin Republic of 1793, although, this "massacre" was once considered as a excessive crime, a second of fact within which a corrupt elite uncovered its treasonable designs. This distinctive examine of the occasions of July 1791 and their antecedents seeks to appreciate how Parisians of alternative periods understood "patriotism", and the way it used to be that their assorted solutions drove them to confront one another at the Champ de Mars. David Andress is Professor of recent historical past on the college of Social, ancient and Literary stories, collage of Portsmouth.

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Download E-books Revolution and the European Experience, 1789-1914 PDF

By Ken Post

This research argues that the Europe that's now being united used to be initially the manufactured from the French Revolution, 1789-95, after which shaped via the emergent commercial capitalism. Given the prediction and worry that the recent operating category could release one other revolution which might unfold, the writer investigates why that didn't in truth end up to be the case. fairly, the hot operating sessions have been integrated as a part of the dynamics of capitalist improvement.

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Download E-books Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France PDF

This publication tells the heritage of the French Renaissance in the course of the lives of its so much famous queens and mistresses, starting with Agnès Sorel, the 1st formally famous royal mistress in 1444; together with Anne of Brittany, Catherine de Medici, Anne Pisseleu, Diane de Poitiers, and Marguerite de Valois, between others; and concluding with Gabrielle d’Estrées, Henry IV’s strong mistress throughout the 1590s.

Wellman exhibits that girls in either roles—queen and mistress—enjoyed nice effect over French politics and tradition, let alone over the strong males with whom they have been concerned. The e-book additionally addresses the iconic mythology surrounding those girls, bearing on beautiful stories that discover a lot approximately Renaissance modes of argument, symbols, and values, in addition to our personal smooth preoccupations.

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Download E-books Louis XV's Army (4) Light Troops & Specialists (Men-At-Arms Series, 308) PDF

The emergence of sunshine troops on the time of Louis XV's reign (1715-1774) is an indication of the quest for higher intelligence of the enemy and speedy tactical strikes on battlefields. This fourth instalment of René Chartrand's evaluate of Louis XV's military unearths a rare number of devices, such a lot now lengthy forgotten, who had a blinding collection of uniforms, apparatus and guns, as is printed through this fascinating textual content and its a number of accompanying illustrations, which come with 8 complete web page color plates by way of Eugène Lelièpvre.

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