Notes on a Century

Notes on a Century

No subject is more fraught in the Middle East than history - and so Bernard Lewis has found himself unexpectedly part of the story that he tells in this extraordinary memoir of a life that spans the 20th century, and has already had a great ...

Author: Bernard Lewis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297867036

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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The memoirs of the greatest living historian of the Middle East, Professor Bernard Lewis. After 9/11, people who had never given much thought to the politics of the Middle East found themselves wondering why there was such rage brewing in the region. Many of them turned to Bernard Lewis for an explanation. The world's pre-eminent historian of the Middle East, Lewis was among the first to identify the phenomenon of Islamic fundamentalism. In this exceptional memoir, he looks back over his long career - taking us from his discovery of the Crusades, as a young boy in London, and his service in British intelligence during the Second World War, through to the Iraq wars, the crisis with Iran, and the great upheavals of the Arab Spring. Over the course of his distinguished career, he has at times been as much a player in political events as well as a scholar. He has advised monarchs, presidents, prime ministers and dissidents in the Middle East and elsewhere. Now 95, and still sharper than most college students, he writes with barbed wit about the people he has known and the events he has witnessed and participated in. No subject is more fraught in the Middle East than history - and so Bernard Lewis has found himself unexpectedly part of the story that he tells in this extraordinary memoir of a life that spans the 20th century, and has already had a great impact on the 21st.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Notes from The Century Before

Notes from The Century Before

NOTES. FROM. THE. CENTURY. BEFORE. A JOURNAL FROM BRITISH
COLUMBIA. MODERN. rk. LIBRARY. "will. Edward. Hoagland. EDWARD
HOAGLAND NOTES FROM THE CENTURY BEFORE A Yournal from. Front
Cover.

Author: Edward Hoagland

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 9781588362247

Category: History

Page: 304

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In 1966, Edward Hoagland made a three-month excursion into the wild country of British Columbia and encountered a way of life that was disappearing even as he chronicled it. Showcasing Hoagland’s extraordinary gifts for portraiture—his cast runs from salty prospector to trader, explorer, missionary, and indigenous guide—Notes from the Century Before is a breathtaking mix of anecdote, derring-do, and unparalleled elegy from one of the finest writers of our time. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Categories: History

Longman Write on Notes

Longman Write on Notes

Covers the core material for the Bursary history topic, New Zealand in the nineteenth century. Suggested level: senior secondary.

Author: Pearson Education New Zealand Limited

Publisher:

ISBN: 0582542162

Category: Maori (New Zealand people)

Page: 136

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Covers the core material for the Bursary history topic, New Zealand in the nineteenth century. Suggested level: senior secondary.
Categories: Maori (New Zealand people)

The Right Notes

The Right Notes

George Perle has divided this collection into four parts Composers and Works (Bartïk Berg Schoenberg Scriabin and Webern Towards a New Musical Language Some Critical Appraisals of Contemporary Music Theory and On Listening to Modern Music.

Author: George Perle

Publisher: Pendragon Press

ISBN: 0945193378

Category: Music

Page: 310

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George Perle has divided this collection into four parts Composers and Works (Bartïk Berg Schoenberg Scriabin and Webern Towards a New Musical Language Some Critical Appraisals of Contemporary Music Theory and On Listening to Modern Music. These 23 articles reviews lectures and speeches represent the best of 50 years of musical thought and insight by one of the keenest musical minds of this century. Sharing this particular composer's point of view leads the reader to an understanding of the linear progression(not easily apparent) from the last century to the next.
Categories: Music

A Century with Levinas

A Century with Levinas

Author:

Publisher: Romanian Society for Phenomenology

ISBN: 9789735014162

Category: Phenomenology

Page: 487

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Categories: Phenomenology

Words and Notes in the Long Nineteenth Century

Words and Notes in the Long Nineteenth Century

Wording. notes: Musical. Marginalia. in. the. guise. of. an. afterword. Annegret
Fauser. this. collection of essays on words and notes in the long nineteenth
century is book-ended by two that frame the volume by reflecting on how text and
music ...

Author: Phyllis Weliver

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781843838111

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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A new wave of scholarship inspired by the ways the writers and musicians of the long nineteenth century themselves approached the relationship between music and words.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Theoretical Physics at the End of the Twentieth Century

Theoretical Physics at the End of the Twentieth Century

Based on courses given at the CRM Banff summer school in 1999, this volume provides a snapshot of topics engaging theoretical physicists at the end of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first.

Author: Yvan Saint-Aubin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387953116

Category: Science

Page: 636

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Based on courses given at the CRM Banff summer school in 1999, this volume provides a snapshot of topics engaging theoretical physicists at the end of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first. Young physicists will find in these chapters pedagogical introductions to subjects currently active in theoretical physics, and more seasoned physicists will find a chance to share the excitement of fields outside their immediate research interests.
Categories: Science

Twentieth Century Poets a Selection with Notes

Twentieth Century Poets  a Selection with Notes

Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry: Hardy to Mahon, Wiley-Blackwell,
Oxford, 2011, 12). Hardy tried to combine clever artifice, whose expressive power
he had learned in his career as an architect, and spontaneity. 2 The sonnet has
an ...

Author: Anna Anselmo

Publisher: EDUCatt - Ente per il diritto allo studio universitario dell'Università Cattolica

ISBN: 9788867801695

Category: Poetry

Page: 71

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Categories: Poetry

The Judge and the Historian

The Judge and the Historian

In The Judge and the Historian, Carlo Ginzburg draws on his work on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century witchcraft trials to dissect the weaknesses and contradictions of Italy's case against Adriano Sofri, figurehead of the Italian Left.

Author: Carlo Ginzburg

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1859843719

Category: History

Page: 211

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In The Judge and the Historian, Carlo Ginzburg draws on his work on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century witchcraft trials to dissect the weaknesses and contradictions of Italy's case against Adriano Sofri, figurehead of the Italian Left. Through an analysis of this late-twentieth-century political show-trial, Ginzburg demonstrates the importance of intellectual rigour and passion against political opportunism and dishonesty at the end of the twentieth-century.
Categories: History

York Notes Companions

York Notes Companions

Author: Dr Penny Pritchard

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 9781447954828

Category:

Page: 384

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Living in Hope and History

Living in Hope and History

In a letter to fellow Nobel laureate Kenzaburo Oe, Nadine Gordimer describes Living in Hope and History as a "modest book of some of the nonfiction pieces I've written, a reflection of how I've looked at this century I've lived in.

Author: Nadine Gordimer

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374707446

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Internationally celebrated for her novels, Nadine Gordimer has devoted much of her life and fiction to the political struggles of the Third World, the New World, and her native South Africa. Living in Hope and History is an on-the-spot record of her years as a public figure--an observer of apartheid and its aftermath, a member of the ANC, and the champion of dissident writers everywhere. In a letter to fellow Nobel laureate Kenzaburo Oe, Nadine Gordimer describes Living in Hope and History as a "modest book of some of the nonfiction pieces I've written, a reflection of how I've looked at this century I've lived in." It is, in fact, an extraordinary collection of essays, articles, and addresses delivered over four decades, including her Nobel Prize Lecture of 1991.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The First Christian Century

The First Christian Century

Author: Sir William Mitchell Ramsay

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015027012767

Category: Bible

Page: 195

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Categories: Bible