A Distant Mirror

Here, Barbara Tuchman masterfully reveals the two contradictory images of the age, examining the great rhythms of history and the grain and texture of domestic life as it was lived: what childhood was like; what marriage meant; how money, ...

A Distant Mirror

Author: Barbara Tuchman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241972981

Page: 784

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The fourteenth century was a time of fabled crusades and chivalry, glittering cathedrals and grand castles. It was also a time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world of chaos and the plague. Here, Barbara Tuchman masterfully reveals the two contradictory images of the age, examining the great rhythms of history and the grain and texture of domestic life as it was lived: what childhood was like; what marriage meant; how money, taxes and war dominated the lives of serf, noble and clergy alike. Granting her subjects their loyalties, treacheries and guilty passions, Tuchman recreates the lives of proud cardinals, university scholars, grocers and clerks, saints and mystics, lawyers and mercenaries, and, above all, knights. The result is an astonishing reflection of medieval Europe, a historical tour de force.

A Distant Mirror

Barbara Tuchman anatomizes the century, revealing both the great rhythms of history and the grain and texture of domestic life as it was lived.

A Distant Mirror

Author: Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

Publisher: Ireland Books

ISBN:

Page: 677

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"Wise, witty, and wonderful . . . A great book, in a great historical tradition." CommentaryThe 14th century gives us back two contradictory images: a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry, and a dark time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world plunged into a chaos of war, fear and the Plague. Barbara Tuchman anatomizes the century, revealing both the great rhythms of history and the grain and texture of domestic life as it was lived.

The Distant Mirror

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by David Macinnis Gill, 2005. 21. The Distant Mirror: Reflections on YoungAdult ...

The Distant Mirror

Author: Joanne Brown

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 1461672694

Page: 224

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Young adult historical fiction brings the past alive through stories of adventure, suspense, and mystery. The genre is both complex and controversial, encompassing novels that range from romance and fantasy to stark historical realism. The book examines the various approaches to young adult historical fiction and explores the issues that it has engendered. Part One focuses on the broader issues spawned by the genre itself, including its various subgenres and literary concerns such as the relationship between accuracy and readability. Part Two explores issues of contemporary interest, such as race, class, gender, the immigrant experience, religion, war, and nationalism. Finally, the question of whether novels in this genre are bound by anything other than their respective period setting is posed. The genesis for much classroom debate, suggestions for class discussions and writing assignments as well as sample written responses of these debates from the authors' classes are included. Teachers, librarians, instructors of young adult literature courses, and teen readers will find this an insightful analysis of YA historical fiction.

Reflections in a Distant Mirror

The story begins with the continuation of the conflict between a frontier ranching family's struggle to survive on the edge of the Texas plains at the close of the Civil War and the Comanche Indians who are determined to push the intruders ...

Reflections in a Distant Mirror

Author: Thomas Morris

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544239538

Page: 418

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Reflections in a Distant Mirror is a sequel to The Edge of Forever. The story begins with the continuation of the conflict between a frontier ranching family's struggle to survive on the edge of the Texas plains at the close of the Civil War and the Comanche Indians who are determined to push the intruders off their hunting grounds. This violent clash between completely alien cultures becomes personal as The Wolf, a Comanche war chief, conducts an aggressive vendetta against Tom McKlarren and Captain Raifford MacReynolds to avenge a humiliating defeat sustained at their hands. The book also depicts the McKlarren family's struggle to get their cattle to market in the spring of 1866. Following the war, Texas ranchers, who had been unable to sell their cattle during the conflict, were "cattle rich" and "cash poor." A steer in Texas worth two dollars would fetch forty dollars at the railhead in Missouri. It is against this historical backdrop that Tom McKlarren and Raifford MacReynolds mount an epic cattle drive to Missouri. Confronted with choking dust, swollen rivers, marauding Indians, and border gangs, the long trek north becomes a life or death challenge requiring courage and old fashioned grit in order to succeed

The Universal Cyclop dia

The mirror C mer about two centuries ago that when the earth and Jupi- having
revolved through a small angle between the time ter were on opposite sides of
the sun the eclipses of the that the flash is reflected to the distant mirror and the
time ...

The Universal Cyclop  dia

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Johnson s Universal Cyclopaedia

The mirror C mer about two centuries ago that when the earth and Jupi- having
revolved through a small angle between the time ter were on opposite sides of
the sun the eclipses of the that the flash is reflected to the distant mirror and the
time ...

Johnson s Universal Cyclopaedia

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Johnson s Universal Cyclop dia

The simplest method consists in sending the rays through the apertures between
the teeth of a rapidly revolving wheel, and concentrating them by means of a
telescope on a distant mirror, which may be several miles away, but which
reflects ...

Johnson s Universal Cyclop dia

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Annual Report of the Secretary of War

United States. War Dept. Bravais always selected for observation a cloud spot
reflected from the same point of the mirror R ( Fig . ... portion sees the reflection of
the same cloud from the distant mirror or reflecting surface , R ( Fig . 75 ) . The
two ...

Annual Report of the Secretary of War

Author: United States. War Dept

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Annual Report of the Chief Signal Officer Made to the Secretary of War for the Year

Bravais always selected for observation a cloud spot reflected from the same
point of the mirror R ( Fig . ... He observed n , the time in seconds required by the
image to describe a path , 1 , of about 1 meter on the distant mirror , and recorded
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Annual Report of the Chief Signal Officer Made to the Secretary of War for the Year

Author: United States. Army. Signal Corps

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The work covers military signaling and the weather service. The latter brand was transferred in 1890, to the Weather Bureau, organized under the Dept. of Agriculture.

Old and New Astronomy

receive the light only by reflection from the distant mirror . The arrangement is in
principle ) that shown in fig . 195 , where W W ' is the wheel seen edgewise , E an
eye behind the light , shown as a small flame , s a screen cutting off the direct ...

Old and New Astronomy

Author: Richard Anthony Proctor

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Page: 816

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The American Journal of Science

Then it will be possible so to arrange the apparatus that light issuing from the
telescope shall strike the movable mirror and be reflected to the distant mirror ,
whence it will be returned to the movable mirror again and being thrown back
into the ...

The American Journal of Science

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Nature

Mr. Michelthe lamp to the first mirror , through the first telescope , across the son
therefore used an apparatus which would ... He also attacked this ques .
conjugate focus for the distant mirror m , and the greater the tion of the velocity of
light .

Nature

Author: Sir Norman Lockyer

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Essays in Astronomy

Then it will be possible so to arrange the apparatus that light issuing from the
telescope shall strike the movable mirror and be reflected to the distant mirror ,
whence it will be returned to the movable mirror again , and being thrown back
into ...

Essays in Astronomy

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