La Terre-Sainte

la Syrie, le Liban, Rhodes, Smyrne, Constantinople, la Grèce, les îles ioniennes, Malte, l'Égypte et la Nubie

Author: Henri de Guinaumont

Publisher: N.A



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Le mariage des prêtres, réponse a Jules Favre

Suivie du concordat, des articles organiques et de la lettre du Cardinal Caprara

Author: Jules Theodose Loyson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Celibacy

Page: 158

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Earthquakes in the Mediterranean and Middle East

A Multidisciplinary Study of Seismicity up to 1900

Author: Nicholas Ambraseys

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316347850

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This book examines historical evidence from the last 2000 years to analyse earthquakes in the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. Early chapters review techniques of historical seismology, while the main body of the book comprises a catalogue of more than 4000 earthquakes identified from historical sources. Each event is supported by textual evidence extracted from primary sources and translated into English. Covering southern Rumania, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Iraq, the book documents past seismic events, places them in a broad tectonic framework, and provides essential information for those attempting to prepare for, and mitigate the effects of, future earthquakes and tsunamis in these countries. This volume is an indispensable reference for researchers studying the seismic history of the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, including archaeologists, historians, earth scientists, engineers and earthquake hazard analysts. A parametric catalogue of these seismic events can be downloaded from
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Egyptian Hieratic Texts

Author: Alan Henderson Gardiner

Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag

ISBN: 9783487400679


Page: 141

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Islam Under the Arabs

Author: Robert Durie Osborn

Publisher: N.A


Category: Arabs

Page: 414

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Prehistoric Art

The Mythical Birth of Humanity

Author: Jean-Pierre Mohen

Publisher: Vilo International

ISBN: 9782879392332

Category: Art

Page: 207

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A Novel

Author: Andrzej Zaniewski,Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough

Publisher: Arcade Publishing

ISBN: 9781559702621

Category: Fiction

Page: 157

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A graphic description of the life of a rat journeying through a world controlled by modern human civilization and its struggles for survival becomes a metaphor about society and its laws, myths, and truths
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Travels Into Turkey

Author: Ogier Ghislain de Busbecq

Publisher: N.A



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The Other Venice

Secrets of the City

Author: Predrag Matvejević

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861893376

Category: Travel

Page: 112

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To know a city is to become intimately intertwined with its nooks, crevices, secret passageways, and dark places where its lifeblood flows—and what city has more of those than Venice? In The Other Venice, Predrag Matvejevic ventures past the infamous canals and cobblestone streets of the tourist’s Venice to find the heart of the ancient Italian metropolis. A lyric re-imagining of the City of Romance, The Other Venice utterly reconfigures the Venetian landscape, as Matvejevic follows both real and imaginary maps, contemporary and historical, to trace out the details of this sensuous city. He probes into what the ancient metropolis means to its people, the nation, and global culture. But he also finds hints of life in the smallest and most mundane details—ancient bridges, rust-flecked boats, wall sculptures, rivers, and piazzas scattered throughout the city. Each has a little-known story and with Matvejevic as our guide, he reveals the stories behind them all. The book carries readers to a Venice that has escaped the eyes of writers, artists, and photographers through the centuries, and Matejevic by turns plays a historian, cartographer, anthropologist, and philologist as he unravels elusive artifacts of time past. Arresting black-and-white photographs by renowned photographer Sarah Quill accompany the text, offering a silent testament to Matvejevic’s pilgrimage. A fascinating and beautifully written guide, The Other Venice reminds us that there is always another mystery to uncover in the city of water and stone.
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Visits to Monasteries in the Levant

Author: Robert Curzon

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602063753

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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The Author's Account Of His Travels To Monasteries Of The Mediterranean And Mid-East Area, Including Egypt, Jerusalem, Athos As Well As Details Of Native People, Their Beliefs.
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Examination of the Philosophy of Bacon

Wherein Different Questions of Rational Philosophy Are Treated

Author: Joseph de Maistre,Richard A. Lebrun

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773567186

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

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Although often neglected, An Examination of the Philosophy of Bacon is crucial to understand the epistemological basis for Maistre's critique of modern science as well as his criticisms of other aspects of Enlightenment thought. Given Maistre's stature in the history of conservative thought, his critique of Bacon remains significant for what it tells us about Maistre's own thought, what it reveals about attitudes toward science in his time, and what it contributes to issues that are still debated today. The work also showcases Maistre's polemical skills and his powerful prose style. Richard Lebrun's annotated translation includes Maistre's complete text, an extensive introduction that places the work in context and provides a critical exposition and assessment of Maistre's criticisms of Bacon, biographical notes on persons cited or mentioned by Maistre, and a bibliography. Differences between Maistre's manuscript and the printed text, first published fifteen years after the author's death, are noted, and Maistre's numerous citations have been identified, verified, and translated, making this the only authoritative and fully accurate edition of the work in either French or English.
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A Voyage Into the Levant

Author: Henry Blount

Publisher: N.A



Page: 228

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