After a fairly noticeable eclipse in the third century, the art of writing among the Romans found a new hour of glory when the Empire was reborn, from the reign of Diocletian (284-305). Indeed, late Antiquity conceals very great authors who carry high the Roman know-how in literary matters.
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Petrarch was an Italian poet and humanist, author of an important scholarly work in Latin and a poetic work in the vulgar language which marked the Renaissance. We often tend to link humanism and Renaissance, the latter being associated in France at the beginning of the 16th century, with François I; however, humanism was born in the Middle Ages, at least if we define it according to its classical boundaries (late 15th century), and in Italy.
With the precision of an investigative journalist, Eric Jager, professor of medieval literature at the University of California, traces in his book, The Last Duel, a court ruling from the end of the Middle Ages giving this book of 39; story of medieval thriller tunes. It thus plunges us into the heart of medieval society and its functioning.
The Vercors massif, a veritable natural fortress, sheltered many guerrillas during the Second World War and constituted a high place of the Resistance in France. Surrounded and attacked from all sides by the enemy in July 1944, it was a death trap for many combatants and civilians.
The tram, a public transport vehicle with electric traction running on rails, is an American invention. It was New Yorker John Stephenson who, in 1832, built the first horse-drawn line between Manhattan and Harlem. After having conquered many cities whose topography was suitable for its development, the tram retreated against other modes of transport before experiencing a return motivated by environmental considerations.
The veil is lifted on the Chevalier d'Eon…. Despite all the nicknames that have been attributed to him “the amazon of the day”, “the famous virgin of Tonnerre”, “the amphibian”… Charles Geneviève d'Eon of Beaumont was indeed a man. The reason for his fame apart from the fact that this famous spy of Louis XV was not "worn" on women is that he had some slightly feminine physical details: hairless, long legs and a chest a little more developed than usually in a man!
La Palatine which describes itself as follows: "I have short body and thighs: total sum: I am a little ugly. If I did not have a good heart, no one would put up with me anywhere… I decided to laugh first at my ugliness: it worked very well for me, and I often found something to laugh about ”was the one of the most endearing, the most natural, the most authentic characters of the Grand Siècle.
Stéphane Chauvin and the Rubicon editions set out to bring the history of France from 1769 to 1879 back to life through beautiful illustrated books. Reusing the text of a Corsican historian of the last century, Jean-Baptiste Marcaggi, a whole team of talented designers have produced a series of unpublished plates retracing episodes in Napoleon's life, until then little treated by iconography.
"The History of France in 1000 Quotes" is an initiation into history, through the words of great figures such as Kings, Queens, Prelates or simply writers and chroniclers. This book is perfect for approaching history in a different way than textbooks, a simpler and more fun way.
Embark on an adventure worthy of Indiana Jones alongside Professor Ixks, forced by the Nazis to seek for them proof that the Aryans would be the ancestors of mankind and therefore indeed a superior race. From Greece to the island of Rhodes, from Syria to the Himalayan range, our archaeologist embarks in charming company on an adventure full of twists and turns.
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On the shelves since the end of 2010, 7 Wonders by Antoine Bauza has achieved the feat of bringing the entire play community up to speed. So after 2 years of a short career, 7 Wonders has received a large number of awards such as the 2010 Tric Trac d'Or, the 2011 Ace d'Or and the very prestigious 2011 Spiel des Jahres in the gamer category.
Until 1809, the Grande Armée did not have lancers in its cavalry. And yet, at the twilight of the Empire, they were a myriad of all nationalities and shone as much for their exploits on the battlefield as for their uniformological diversity: held in the Polish, the Cossack, the Mamluk, or even French style with Greek style helmet.
Alain Pigeard, an imminent specialist in the military history of the First Empire, offers us at Editions Labisquine a synthetic work on Napoleon's famous Grande Armée from 1805 (Austerlitz ...) to 1815 (Waterloo, whose bicentenary is being commemorated this year) . An accessible book that presents each weapon (cavalry, artillery, infantry.
Hackers have fascinated and frightened for centuries. From toys to movies, pirates are familiar parts of popular culture. Paradoxically, scientific work on them has long been scarce because it was considered of little interest. The recent publication of scientific books and the latest archaeological excavations provide a better understanding of the historical reality of piracy.
The very recent centenary of the sinking of the Titanic was for the Archipelago editions the opportunity to republish a seminal work in the historiography of the transatlantic liner: that of the American writer Walter Lord, La nuit du Titanic (A Night to Remember in English). This famous, widely distributed title first appeared in 1955, and three years later inspired a self-titled film, also successful, by Roy Baker.
In their book, Philippe Valode and Robert Arnaut analyze forgotten or unrecognized events that took place during the Second World War. The Secret Files of the Second World War presents fourteen well-documented stories featuring several protagonists who held unique and opposing roles: heroes, traitors, victims or even warlords.
The Persian Empire is not well known in the West. The first & 34; world-empire & 34; Yet left an invaluable legacy, shaped by brilliant monarchs like Cyrus the Great or Darius. Stretching from the Danube to the Indus, it was almost as tall as that of Alexander, minus Greece.
A professor of history, but also a consultant for the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Wendy Lower is interested in her new work in the role of women indoctrinated by Nazi ideology during WWII; The & 34; Hitler's Furies & # 39;. Composition of the Book Divided into 7 major chapters, Wendy Lower & 39; s book first addresses the context of indoctrination of women in the first two chapters titled "The Lost Generation of German Women 'and' The East Needs You '.
The Italian princes of the late Middle Ages and the beginning of the Renaissance are distinguished by their policy of patronage. Among them, Laurent de Medici, known as "the Magnificent", who imposed himself in Florence in the second half of the 15th century, through his political skill and his "propaganda" based, among other things, on the arts.