The Song of the Cathar Wars

Titre : The Song of the Cathar Wars
Auteur : Janet Shirley
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781351881715
Libération : 2017-03-02

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The Song of the Cathar Wars is the first translation into English of the Old Provençal Canso recounting the events of the years 1204-1218 in Southern France. In an effort to extirpate the Cathar heresy, Pope Innocent III launched what is now known as the Albigensian Crusade, but it was fiercely resisted by the lords and people of the Languedoc, if in the end in vain. This ’song’ was written in two parts, the first by William of Tudela, a supporter of the crusade; the second by an anonymous continuer, wholeheartedly in sympathy with the southerners, although not with the heretics themselves. It stands as a historical source of great importance, not least because it depicts the side that lost. The poem is also a skilful, dramatic and often impassioned composition, evoking the brilliant world of landed knights and the glories and bloody realities of battle. Janet Shirley is an award-winning translator of works on the French Middle Ages. Other publications by her include the Song of Roland and, in this Crusade Texts in Translation series, Crusader Syria in the 13th Century and, with Peter Edbury, Guillaume de Machaut: The Conquest of Alexandria.

Church of the East

Titre : Church of the East
Auteur : Christoph Baumer
Éditeur : I.B. Tauris
ISBN-13 : 1784536830
Libération : 2016-10-30

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The so-called 'Nestorian' Church (officially known as the Apostolic Assyrian Church of the East, with its See in Baghdad) was one of the most significant Christian communities to develop east of the Roman Empire. In its heyday the Church had 8 million adherents and stretched from the Mediterranean to China. Christoph Baumer is one of the very few Westerners to have visited many of the most important Assyrian sites and has written the only comprehensive history of the Church, which now fights for survival in its country of origin, Iraq, and is almost forgotten in the West. He narrates its rich and colorful trajectory, from its apostolic beginnings to the present day, and discusses the Church's theology, christology, and uniquely vigorous spirituality. He analyzes the Church's turbulent relationship with other Christian chuches and its dialogue with neighboring world religions such as Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism, Islam, Buddhism, and Taoism. Richly illustrated with maps and over 150 full-color photographs, the book will be essential reading for those interested in a fascinating, but neglected Christian community which has profoundly shaped the history of civilization in both East and West.

The Poorhouse Fair

Titre : The Poorhouse Fair
Auteur : John Updike
Éditeur : Random House
ISBN-13 : 9780679645771
Libération : 2012-03-13

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The hero of John Updike’s first novel, published when the author was twenty-six, is ninety-four-year-old John Hook, a dying man who yet refuses to be dominated. His world is a poorhouse—a county home for the aged and infirm—overseen by Stephen Conner, a righteous young man who considers it his duty to know what is best for others. The action of the novel unfolds over a single summer’s day, the day of the poorhouse’s annual fair, a day of escalating tensions between Conner and the rebellious Hook. Its climax is a contest between progress and tradition, benevolence and pride, reason and faith.

The Sound of Brushes

Titre : The Sound of Brushes
Auteur : Ed Thigpen
Éditeur : Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN-13 : 0769294316
Libération : 2000-03-01

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A step-by-step guide that develops total mastery of the art of brush playing. This new edition is updated and revised with a section on rock applications plus additional brush-stroke techniques. Ed Thigpen's thorough approach includes all patterns shown with full-size diagrams and accompanying CDs containing every beat, pattern, and play-along track.

Advanced techniques for the modern drummer

Titre : Advanced techniques for the modern drummer
Auteur : Jim Chapin
Éditeur : Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN-13 : 0757995403
Libération : 2002

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The classic jazz independence book is now new and improved and with two CDs! Jim Chapin, known as the "Father of Jazz Independence," has written one of the most popular drumset books of all time. This classic work should be in every drummer's library as there is always something new to learn and develop from this masterful book. Whether for a beginner or an accomplished drummer, this system will greatly improve independence and coordination, sticking, power, and speed and endurance on the drumset. Dedicated to Sanford Moeller, this book proves Jim's teaching techniques like no other.

Four Mallet Marimba Playing

Titre : Four Mallet Marimba Playing
Auteur : Nancy Zeltsman
Éditeur : Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN-13 : 9781476865430
Libération : 2003-11-01

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(Percussion). This book contains a lot of music, from musical etudes designed for beginning and intermediate players, to recital material appropriate for intermediate and advanced marimbists. It includes: examples taken from contemporary solo and chamber works, with commentary and performance tips; 50 studies to develop four-mallet technique in a musical way; 18 classic and contemporary solos for recitals, auditions or juries, written by Beethoven, Handel, Chopin, Debussy, Leonard Bernstein, Duke Ellington and others; and helpful guidelines for mallet selection, grip, strokes, tone production, rolls, stickings, phrasing and other important topics.

Percussion Keyboard Technic

Titre : Percussion Keyboard Technic
Auteur : Thomas McMillan
Éditeur : Alfred Music
ISBN-13 : 1457490358
Libération : 1993-01-08

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This method provides material for beginning students to progress according to their abilities and continues to motivate and sustain interest with the highest quality music.

Mechanics of Fluid Saturated Rocks

Titre : Mechanics of Fluid Saturated Rocks
Auteur : Yves Gueguen
Éditeur : Academic Press
ISBN-13 : 0080479367
Libération : 2004-05-12

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Mechanics of Fluid Saturated Rocks presents a current and comprehensive report on this emerging field that bridges the areas of geology and mechanics. It is of direct interest to a wide spectrum of earth scientists and engineers who are concerned with upper-crust mechanics and fluid movements, the most important fluids being oil and water. This authoritative book is the result of a collaborative effort between scientists in academic institutions and industry. It examines important issues such as subsidence, geological fault formation, earthquake faulting, hydraulic fracturing, transport of fluids, and natural and direct applications. Mechanics of Fluid Saturated Rocks provides a unique interdisciplinary viewpoint, as well as case studies, conclusions, and recommendations for further research. Covers the physical, chemical, and mechanical analysis of porous saturated rock deformation on both large and small scales Discusses the latest developments of importance to engineers and geologists Examines natural and direct applications Includes extensive bibliographies for each chapter

Thrust Belts and Foreland Basins

Titre : Thrust Belts and Foreland Basins
Auteur : Olivier Lacombe
Éditeur : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN-13 : 9783540694267
Libération : 2007-08-10

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Olivier Lacombe A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Thrust Belts and Foreland Basins Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Fun in a Chinese Laundry

Titre : Fun in a Chinese Laundry
Auteur : Josef Von Sternberg
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 0916515370
Libération : 1988

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The pioneering film director describes his personal life, work, techniques, and career