Medieval Naval Warfare 1000-1500 (Warfare and History)

By Susan Rose

How have been medieval navies organised, and the way did strong rulers use them? Medieval Naval conflict, 1000-1500 offers a wealth of data in regards to the process and strategies of those early fleets and the level to which the probabilities of sea strength have been understood and exploited.
This interesting account brings vividly to lifestyles the hazards and problems of medieval seafaring. specifically, it finds the exploits of the Italian urban states, England and France and examines:
* why struggling with happened at sea
* how battles have been fought
* the logistical again up had to preserve a fleet
* naval battles from the Mediterranean to the North Sea.

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Oniria

By Patrick Sénécal

Ils sont quatre: David, Jef, Éric et loner. Quatres criminels qui, habilement, se sont échappés de criminal. Mais los angeles police les a pris en chasse et les cerne de près. Alors ils décident de se cacher pour l. a. nuit dans une villa isolée au nom étrange, Oniria... Et c'est sans aucun doute l. a. pire décision de leur existance!

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Science in the Age of Sensibility: The Sentimental Empiricists of the French Enlightenment

By Jessica Riskin

Empiricism at the present time implies the dispassionate scrutiny of proof. yet Jessica Riskin unearths that during the French Enlightenment, empiricism used to be in detail sure up with sensibility. In what she calls a "sentimental empiricism," usual wisdom was once taken to relaxation on a mix of expertise and emotion.

Riskin argues that sentimental empiricism introduced jointly principles and associations, practices and politics. She exhibits, for example, how the examine of blindness, led through rules concerning the psychological and ethical function of imaginative and prescient and through cataract surgical procedures, formed the 1st university for the blind; how Benjamin Franklin's electric physics, ascribing wants to nature, engaged French financial reformers; and the way the query of the position of language in technological know-how and social existence associated disputes over Antoine Lavoisier's new chemical names to the founding of France's smooth method of civic education.

Recasting the Age of cause by means of stressing its conjunction with the Age of Sensibility, Riskin deals a wholly new standpoint at the improvement of contemporary technological know-how and the historical past of the Enlightenment.

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Aliss

By Patrick Sénécal

Il était une fois... Alice, une jeune fille curieuse, délurée, fonceuse et intelligente de Brossard. À dix-huit ans, poussée par son besoin d'affirmation de soi, elle décide qu'il est temps de quitter le cégep et le cocon familial pour aller vivre sa vie là où tout est attainable, c'est-à-dire dans los angeles métropole. À los angeles suite d'une rencontre fortuite dans le métro, Alice aboutit dans un quartier dont elle n'a jamais entendu parler et où les gens sont extrêmement bizarres. Mais c'est basic, non ? Elle est à Montréal et dans toute grande ville qui se respecte, il y a plein d'excentriques, comme Charles ou Verrue, d'illuminés, comme Andromaque ou Chess, et d'êtres encore plus inquiétants, comme Bone et Chair… Alice s'installe donc et mord à pleines dents dans l. a. vie, prête à tout pour se tailler une position. Or, elle ne peut savoir que là où elle a élu homestead, l'expression être « prêt à tout » revêt un sens très particulier…

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Frommer's France (Frommer's Color Complete)

By Tristan Rutherford, Louise Simpson

Full-color throughout

Free full-color, foldout map

Completely updated

  • Our neighborhood authors mixture late-breaking advancements, together with the simplest new eating places in Paris and Lyon, with assistance for vacationing France's such a lot enduring points of interest, similar to Notre-Dame, Mont-St-Michel, Loire Valley chateaux, and the vineyards of Bordeaux and Burgundy between different areas.
  • Frommer's France comprises customized itineraries for households and foodies; the easiest purchasing, eating stories, lodging, and nightlife for each iteration and price range; most sensible spots and advice for snowboarding within the Alps; top shorelines at the Cote d'Azur; and dozens of urban, nearby, and institutional maps - together with the grounds of Versailles and flooring plans of the Louvre and Notre Dame in Paris.
  • Opinionated experiences. No bland descriptions and lukewarm innovations. Our specialist writers are captivated with their destinations--they inform it love it is in an interesting and worthy way.
  • Exact costs indexed for each institution and activity--no different publications supply such specific, candid stories of lodges and eating places. We comprise the superior, but in addition emphasize reasonably priced offerings for actual people.
  • User-friendly good points together with superstar rankings and distinct icons to indicate readers to nice unearths, very good values, insider counsel, most sensible bets for children, certain moments, and hyped up studies.
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    Dans les plaines d'Abraham

    By Colette Piat

    En 1759, sur les plaines d'Abraham, près de Québec, se déroulent les terribles combats qui décideront du kind de l'Amérique du Nord. Cette terre sera-t-elle française ou anglaise?
    En ces temps troublés, Louis de Préclair, chirurgien vivant à Québec, poursuit une correspondance avec sa sœur Marie, élevée en France, qui deviendra lectrice à l. a. cour de Versailles. Sans s'être jamais rencontrés, ils sont pourtant unis par une même admiration pour leur intrépide aïeule, Marie Arnault, «Fille du Roy». Ils se racontent leurs multiples aventures où ne manquent pas de les entraîner leur esprit d'indépendance et leur cœur généreux. Ainsi, ils s'écrivent sur los angeles découverte des Rocheuses, sur les amours libertines de Louis XV, sur les évasions de l. a. Bastille, sur les fêtes, les intrigues, les passions...
    Leur destin exceptionnel les conduit tous deux à croiser les figures marquantes de ce temps: en Amérique, l'explorateur Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, seigneur de l. a. Vérendrye, et Antoine de los angeles Mothe Cadillac, fondateur de l. a. ville de Detroit; en France, Madame de Pompadour et Voltaire, ce dernier affichant un mépris considérable pour ces «quelques arpents de neige», ce vaste continent où se prépare une longue guerre.
    Le martyre de l'Acadie, puis l'écrasement des colons honteusement abandonnés par los angeles cour de France semblent sonner le glas de los angeles Nouvelle-France. Mais croire en cela, ce serait ignorer ces milliers d'hommes et de femmes du Mississippi à Terre-Neuve qui, comme Louis et Marie, vont combattre avec un braveness rigid.

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    Cousin Pons

    In the direction of 3 o'clock within the afternoon of 1 October day within the yr 1844, a guy of sixty or thereabouts, whom anyone may need credited with greater than his genuine age, was once jogging alongside the street des Italiens together with his head bent down, as though he have been monitoring a few one. there has been a boastful expression concerning the mouth—he gave the look of a service provider who has simply performed a superb stroke of commercial, or a bachelor rising from a boudoir within the better of humors with himself; and in Paris this can be the top measure of self-satisfaction ever registered through a human countenance.

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    Ooh La La!:: French Women's Secrets to Feeling Beautiful Every Day

    By Jamie Callan

    French girls appear to have a distinct knack for life's most crucial things--food, love, elevating young ones. And in concerns of good looks and elegance, they seem like at an unfair virtue. however the excellent news is that every little thing French ladies comprehend should be realized. ...

    French girls should not born extra appealing than an individual else. they only study at a really younger age easy methods to consider attractive, convinced, and attractive, inside and outside. it really is an attract that outlasts youth--in truth, a few of France's such a lot celebrated ladies are femmes d'un sure âge. adventure simply makes them extra impossible to resist. growing to be up, Jamie Cat Callan had a French grand-mère to educate her on sort, grooming, and surely liking her mirrored image within the reflect. Now she stocks that knowledge in addition to recommendation from different French girls on perfume, picture consulting, make-up, and extra, and indicates you the way to:

    observe the facility of perfume

    locate mentors who can assist hone your individual style

    start on the ends--hands, ft, and hair

    decide upon undies that makes you are feeling magnifique

    Get an inner makeover and nourish your soul

    embody your age gracefully and gorgeously

    Bid au revoir to Botox, fad diets, and agonizing over each imperfection, and say hi to the actually undying attractiveness that incorporates profiting from your individual designated je-ne-sais-quoi.

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