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Chronicles

Author : Bob Dylan
ISBN : 9780857209580
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Winner of the NOBEL PRIZE in Literature 2016 This is the first spellbinding volume of the three-volume memoir of one of the greatest musical legends of all time. In CHRONICLES Volume I, Bob Dylan takes us back to the early 1960s when he arrived in New York to launch his phenomenal career. This is Dylan's story in his own words - a personal view of his motivations, frustrations and remarkable creativity. Publication of CHRONICLES Volume I is a publishing and cultural event of the highest magnitude.

Chronicles

Author : Chris Given-Wilson
ISBN : 1852853581
Genre : History
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The priorities of medieval chroniclers and historians were not those of the modern historian, nor was the way that they gathered, arranged and presented evidence. Yet if we understand how they approached their task, and their assumption of God's immanence in the world, much that they wrote becomes clear. Many of them were men of high intelligence whose interpretation of events sheds clear light on what happened. Christopher Given-Wilson is one of the leading authorities on medieval English historical writing. He examines how medieval writers such as Ranulf Higden and Adam Usk treated chronology and geography, politics and warfare, heroes and villains. He looks at the ways in which chronicles were used during the middle ages, and at how the writing of history changed between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries.

Stow S Chronic

Author : John Stow
ISBN : BML:37001102045247
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Assyrian And Babylonian Chronicles

Author : Albert Kirk Grayson
ISBN : 1575060493
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Chronicles Of The Revolution 1397 1400

Author : Chris Given-Wilson
ISBN : 0719035279
Genre : History
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Chronicles of the Revolution covers one of the most controversial and shocking episodes in medieval English history, the 'tyranny' and deposition of Richard II and the usurpation of the throne by his cousin, Henry Bolingbroke, who became King Henry IV. Contemporaries were sharply divided about the rights and wrongs of both Richard and Henry, and this division is reflected in the texts which form the major part of the book. All the principal contemporary chronicles are represented in this volume, from the violently partisan Thomas Walsingham, chronicler of St Alban's Abbey who saw Richard as a tyrant and murderer, to the indignant Dieulacres chronicler, who claimed that the 'innocent king' was tricked into surrender by his perjured barons. This range of material is also prefaced by a substantial and stimulating introduction offering new insights into Richard's later years and the events which precipitated his downfall. Additionally, the documents are accompanied by expert commentary and analysis which guides readers while leaving them free to make the ultimate conclusions about these dramatic years. This book will be invaluable for medieval historians as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students of later medieval English history.

Spanish Chronicles Of The Indies

Author : James C. Murray
ISBN : UOM:39015032947999
Genre : Literary Criticism
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That the departure of Columbus from Spain to the New World in 1492 was the agent of colossal change - both creative and destructive - in the Western hemisphere is self-evident. That it was also the literary agent to a host of writings chronicling that first voyage and the many Spanish explorations that followed over the next century is much less known. As a stream of explorers, men of arms, missionaries, and government functionaries made their way to the Indies, they recorded their experiences in letters, diaries, journals, and travelogues. Together these writings constitute a rich legacy of Spain's Golden Age, documenting through eyewitness accounts the adventures and tragedies incurred during the course of discovery, conquest, and colonization. Once of interest only to a small circle of historians, the Spanish chronicles have since the 500th anniversary of Columbus's first voyage come into vogue. Of the studies now available in the field, James Murray's is unique in offering a survey of both the chronicles themselves and the extant scholarship. It provides students of Spanish and Spanish American literature and history with a clear and comprehensive introduction to an eclectic area of study. Murray focuses on the chronicles long accepted as the most significant. These include the writings of Columbus and of his son Ferdinand on the navigation, discovery, and exploration of the Indies; of Corte's on his conquest of Mexico; of Cabeza de Vaca on the exploration of Florida; of Oviedo on the voyage to and natural history of the Indies; of the Franciscan monk Motolinia on the origins and culture of Mexico's Indians. The content and tone of each chronicle depended to a large extent on the practical concerns of the chronicler: the need of the explorer to convince those backing the expedition of the riches offered by the New World, of the missionary to justify work with the Indians, of the government emissary to validate the drive to colonize. With few exceptions, Murray writes, "the chronicles presented the conquerors' perspective of events and contributed to the hegemony of European values throughout the colonial period." In his review of the scholarship, Murray details the efforts to glean from the chronicles the impact of the conquest from the perspective of the "other" - of the indigenous population and of women, both Indian and Spanish. Contemporary scholars are also breaking ground in recognizing the cultural and linguistic complexity of colonial discourse, assessing the aesthetic and literary qualities of the texts, and examining transcriptions of oral tales. The Spanish chronicles of the Indies of the sixteenth century have both literary and historical value, Murray concludes, and belong to both Spain and Spanish America. The influence of the accounts as narrative can be traced to such acclaimed writers as Pablo Neruda and Gabriel Garcia Marquez; their contribution to the Western world's understanding of its social, political, cultural, and economic history, already inestimable, has yet to be completely disclosed.

Chronicles

Author : Jean Froissart
ISBN : 9780141904566
Genre : History
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The Chronicles of Froissart (1337-1410) are one of the greatest contemporary records of fourteenth-century England and France. Depicting the great age of Anglo-French rivalry from the deposition of Edward II to the downfall of Richard II, Froissart powerfully portrays the deeds of knights in battle at Sluys, Crecy, Calais and Poitiers during the Hundred Years War. Yet they are only part of this vigorous portrait of medieval life, which also vividly describes the Peasants' Revolt, trading activities and diplomacy against a backdrop of degenerate nobility. Written with the same sense of curiosity about character and customs that underlies the works of Froissart's contemporary, Chaucer, the Chronicles are a magnificent evocation of the age of chivalry.

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ISBN : UOM:49015003303782
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The Seventh Century In The West Syrian Chronicles

Author : Andrew Palmer
ISBN : 0853232385
Genre : History
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Part One presents 12 texts written between 636 and 847, including date-lists, king-lists, anecdotal chronicles, inscriptions and a contemporary memorandum of the Arab conquest. Part Two contains a long extract from the Chronicle of AD 1234 with supplementary material from Michael the Syrian ... Part Three contains the last part of the Apocalypse of Pseudo-Methodius and a related text from Edessa.

Chronicles Of The Crusades

Author : Geffroy Villehardouin
ISBN : 9780141904863
Genre : History
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Composed by soldiers who fought in the Holy Wars, these two famous French chronicles are among the most important portrayals of both the dark and light side of the two hundred year struggle for possession of Jerusalem. The first trustworthy and fully informed history of the Crusades, Villehardouin's Conquest of Constantinople describes the era of the Fourth Crusade - the period between 1199 and 1207, during which a planned battle with Moslem forces ironically culminated in war against Eastern Christians that led to the sacking of Constantinople. The Life of Saint Louis, by Joinville, was inspired by the author's close attachment to the pious King Louis, and focuses on the years between 1226 and 1270. It provides a powerful, personal insight into the brutal battles and the fascinating travels of one nobleman, fighting in the Sixth and Seventh Crusades.

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