Author: Nora Roberts
The second paranormal romance novel in the compelling Donovan Legacy series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. Their family shares the Donovan Gift. Each cousin has special powers that set them apart from ordinary mortals. But while their gifts bring great responsibilities, they bring even greater rewards... When her friend's child is kidnapped, private investigator Mary Ellen Sutherland does everything within her power to find the missing baby. Sebastian Donovan’s extraordinary gifts might be able to help, but only if skeptical Mel can put her faith in the sexy psychic—and start listening to her heart.
Author: P. Petitjean, Catherine Jami, A.M. Moulin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
SCIENCE AND EMPIRES: FROM THE INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM TO THE BOOK Patrick PETITJEAN, Catherine JAMI and Anne Marie MOULIN The International Colloquium "Science and Empires - Historical Studies about Scientific De velopment and European Expansion" is the product of an International Colloquium, "Sciences and Empires - A Comparative History of Scien tific Exchanges: European Expansion and Scientific Development in Asian, African, American and Oceanian Countries". Organized by the REHSEIS group (Research on Epistemology and History of Exact Sciences and Scientific Institutions) of CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), the colloquium was held from 3 to 6 April 1990 in the UNESCO building in Paris. This colloquium was an idea of Professor Roshdi Rashed who initiated this field of studies in France some years ago, and proposed "Sciences and Empires" as one of the main research programmes for the The project to organize such a colloquium was a bit REHSEIS group. of a gamble. Its subject, reflected in the title "Sciences and Empires", is not a currently-accepted sub-discipline of the history of science; rather, it refers to a set of questions which found autonomy only recently. The terminology was strongly debated by the participants and, as is frequently suggested in this book, awaits fuller clarification.
Author: Charles de Secondat Montesquieu
Ce livre historique peut contenir de nombreuses coquilles et du texte manquant. Les acheteurs peuvent generalement telecharger une copie gratuite scannee du livre original (sans les coquilles) aupres de l'editeur. Non reference. Non illustre. 1834 edition. Extrait: ...plus ou moins du midi, II, 2.--Causes de la sagesse de ses lois: pourquoi on n'y sent point les horreurs qui accompagnent la t1op grande etendue d'un empire, 19., --Les legislateurs y ont confondu la religion, li s lois, les m urs et Its man1eres: pourquoi, 71.--Les principes qui regardent ces quat, e points fout ce qu'on appelle les rites, 72.--Avantage qu'y produit la facon composee d'ecrire, ibid.--Pourquoi les conque, antsde la Chine sont obliges de prendre ses m urs, et pourquoi elle ne peut pas prendre les m urs des conquerants, 7 3.--II n'est presque pas possible que le christianisme s'y etablisse jamais: pourquoi, 74.--Comment les choses qui paraissent de simples minuties de politesse y tiennent avec la constitution fondamentale du gouvernement, 75.--Le vol y est defendu; la friponnerie y est permise: pourquoi, 77.--Tous les enfants d'un meme homme, quoique nes de diverses femmes, sont censes n'appartenir qu'a une seule: ainsi, point de batards, 263.--II n'y est point question d'enfants adulterins, 264.--Causes physiques de la grande population de cet empire, 271.--C'est le physique du cli, t qui fait que les peres y vendent leurs filles, et j exposent leurs enfants, 275.--L'empereur y rst le souverain pontife, mais il doit se conformer aux livres de la religion: il entreprendrait en vain de les abolir, II, 354.--Il y eut des dynasties ou les freres de l'empereur luisuccedoient, a l'exclusion de ses enfants: raisons de cet ordre, 375.--II n'y, a point d'etat plus tranquille, quoiqu'il renferme dans son sein deux peuples dont le ceremonial et la.
Author: Norman Itzkowitz
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
This skillfully written text presents the full sweep of Ottoman history from its beginnings on the Byzantine frontier in about 1300, through its development as an empire, to its late eighteenth-century confrontation with a rapidly modernizing Europe. Itzkowitz delineates the fundamental institutions of the Ottoman state, the major divisions within the society, and the basic ideas on government and social structure. Throughout, Itzkowitz emphasizes the Ottomans' own conception of their historical experience, and in so doing penetrates the surface view provided by the insights of Western observers of the Ottoman world to the core of Ottoman existence.
Author: Marco Polo
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
Composed in a prison cell in 1298 by Venetian merchant Marco Polo and Arthurian romance writer Rustichello of Pisa, The Description of the World relates Polo's experiences in Asia and at the court of Qubilai, the Great Khan of the Mongol Empire. In addition to a new translation based on the Franco-Italian "F" manuscript of Polo's text, this edition includes genealogies of the Mongol rulers and nine maps of Polo's journey, as well as thorough annotation and an extensive bibliography.
Author: Hayley Long
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
My name is Lottie Biggs and in three weeks time, I will be fifteen years old. At school, most people call me Lottie Not-Very-Biggs. I’ve never found this particularly funny . . . My current hair colour is Melody Deep Plum which is not as nice as Melody Forest Flame but definitely better than the dodgy custard colour I tried last week . . . And this is my book – it’s about important things like boys and shoes and polo-neck knickers and rescuing giraffes and NOT fancying Gareth Stingecombe (even though he has manly thighs) and hanging-out with your best friend having A BLATANTLY FUNNY TIME. It is definitely not about sitting in wardrobes or having a mental disturbance of any kind! Painfully honest and laugh-so-hard-you-forget-to-breathe funny. The wit of Louise Rennison with the depth of Jacqueline Wilson.
Author: Lewis Porter, Chris DeVito, David Wild, Yasuhiro Fujioka, Wolf Schmaler
The BBC's Jazz Book of the Year for 2008. Few jazz musicians have had the lasting influence or attracted as much scholarly study as John Coltrane. Yet, despite dozens of books, hundreds of articles, and his own recorded legacy, the "facts" about Coltrane's life and work have never been definitely established. Well-known Coltrane biographer and jazz educator Lewis Porter has assembled an international team of scholars to write The John Coltrane Reference, an indispensable guide to the life and music of John Coltrane. The John Coltrane Reference features a a day-by-day chronology, which extends from 1926-1967, detailing Coltrane's early years and every live performance given by Coltrane as either a sideman or leader, and a discography offering full session information from the first year of recordings, 1946, to the last, 1967. The appendices list every film and television appearance, as well as every recorded interview. Richly illustrated with over 250 album covers and photos from the collection of Yasuhiro Fujioka, The John Coltrane Reference will find a place in every major library supporting a jazz studies program, as well as John Coltrane enthusiasts.
Author: Albert Camus
These six stories, written at the height of Camus' artistic powers, all depict people at decisive, revelatory moments in their lives. Translated by Justin O'Brien.
Author: Erik Levi, Malcolm MacDonald, British Broadcasting Corporation
Here, the UK's bestselling classical music magazine presents reviews of the best performances on CD, categorised under chamber music, choral and song, instrumental, opera and orchestral.
Author: Michele Membré, A. H. Morton
Publisher: Gibb Memorial Trust
English translation with introduction and notes of the account by the Venetian Michele Membre of a visit to the Safavid court, written in the 16th century.
Author: Abolala Soudavar
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Overview of Iranian and Persian manuscript painting, manuscript illumination, calligraphy and drawing, from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century
Author: Roger Savory
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Iran Under the Safavids aims at providing, in non-technical language, a comprehensive history of the Safavid dynasty.
Author: Robert Carl Cohen
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Discusses the biological reasons for various skin colors in man and the social and cultural impact of this phenomenon.