The Concise Pepys

Author: Samuel Pepys

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853264788

Category: Fiction

Page: 820

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The World Literature series reproduces the greatest books the world over with only the highest production standards. History, philosophy, psychology, political theory, fiction, and ancient texts are now accessible to everyone at an extremely affordable price.

Insight Guides Explore London (Travel Guide eBook)

Author: Insight Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 1786716658

Category: Travel

Page: 308

View: 1707


One of the most exciting and dynamic world cities, London is an extraordinary megalopolis, packed with both historic and cutting-edge attractions. Insight Guide Explore London is the ideal pocket companion for your trip: a full-colour guide containing 20 easy-to-follow routes around the city, from Westminster and Mayfair to Kew and Greenwich. Inside Explore London: Discover the iconic appeal of the British capital, from buzzy Soho and the South Bank's theatrical landmarks to Kensington's great museums and the Tower of London Experience classic London: take a red bus tour, watch the changing of the guards and taste your way around Borough Market Insight's trademark cultural coverage sets the routes in context, with introductions to London's celebrated cuisine, unparalleled entertainment options, world-class shopping and key historical dates Our recommended places to eat and drink are highlighted in each route, with even more suggestions in the directory section, which also contains a wealth of useful practical information including a range of carefully selected accommodation to suit all budgets Pull-out map with useful plotted routes. Evocative photography captures the very best of this powerhouse capital city About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine

Insight Guides City Guide London (Travel Guide eBook)

Author: Insight Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 1786715910

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 4606


Stunning, specially-commissioned photography that brings the city and its people to life. Highlights of the city's top attractions in our Best of London, including the city's best museums and art galleries and iconic landmarks such as Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. Descriptive area-by-area accounts cover the whole city: from stately Westminster to vibrant Covent Garden, and well-to-do Knightsbridge to historic Southwark and the South Bank. Additional chapters take visitors beyond the centre to Kew Gardens, Hampton Court Palace, Hampstead, Greenwich and vibrant East London, and cover day trips to Windsor, Bath and Stratford-upon-Avon. Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine

Healing, Performance and Ceremony in the Writings of Three Early Modern Physicians: Hippolytus Guarinonius and the Brothers Felix and Thomas Platter

Author: M.A. Katritzky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351931458

Category: Medical

Page: 466

View: 2517


While the writings of early modern medical practitioners habitually touch on performance and ceremony, few illuminate them as clearly as the Protestant physicians Felix Platter and Thomas Platter the Younger, who studied in Montpellier and practiced in their birth town of Basle, or the Catholic physician Hippolytus Guarinonius, who was born in Trent, trained in Padua and practiced in Hall near Innsbruck. During his student years and brilliant career as early modern Basle's most distinguished municipal, court and academic physician, Felix Platter built up a wide network of private, religious and aristocratic patients. His published medical treatises and private journal record his professional encounters with them as a healer. They also offer numerous vivid accounts of theatrical events experienced by Platter as a scholar, student and gifted semi-professional musician, and during his Grand Tour and long medical career. Here Felix Platter's accounts, many unavailable in translation, are examined together with relevant extracts from the journals of his younger brother Thomas Platter, and Guarinonius's medical and religious treatises. Thomas Platter is known to Shakespeare scholars as the Swiss Grand Tourist who recorded a 1599 London performance of Julius Caesar, and Guarinonius's descriptions of quack performances represent the earliest substantial written record of commedia dell'arte lazzi, or comic stage business. These three physicians' records of ceremony, festival, theatre, and marketplace diversions are examined in detail, with particular emphasis on the reactions of 'respectable' medical practitioners to healing performers and the performance of healing. Taken as a whole, their writings contribute to our understanding of many aspects of European theatrical culture and its complex interfaces with early modern healthcare: in carnival and other routine manifestations of the Christian festive year, in the extraordinary performance and ceremony of court festivals, and above all in the rarely welcomed intrusions of quacks and other itinerant performers.

Britain, 1500-1750

Author: Chris Andrews

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 0748762639

Category: Great Britain

Page: 124

View: 1759


Covers the areas of KS3 curriculum, with each pack created for an ability level. This title includes imaginative assignments with assessment and attainment levelling clearly indicated, for the development of history skills. Each pack of twenty A4 colour cards is accompanied by a comprehensive resource book.

Chapman's Homer

Author: Homer

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840221176

Category: Fiction

Page: 982

View: 4251


Homer bidding farewell to his wife, Odysseus bound to the mast, Penelope at the loom, Achilles dragging Hector's body round the walls of Troy - scenes from Homer have been portrayed in every generation. Chapman's translations are argued to be two of the liveliest and readable.

Insight Guides England (Travel Guide eBook)

Author: Insight Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 1786716666

Category: Travel

Page: 702

View: 2595


England's wealth of history and culture will fascinate any visitor. Be inspired to visit by the new edition of Insight Guide England, a comprehensive full-colour guide to this rich and varied country. Inside Insight Guide England: A fully-overhauled edition by our expert regional authors. Stunning, specially-commissioned new photography that brings this scenic country and its people to life. Highlights of the country's top attractions, including its ancient monuments, castles, stately homes and world-class museums in our Best of England. Descriptive region-by-region accounts cover the whole country from its dynamic capital London to the beauty of the West Country and the Lake District, and the historic cities of Oxford, Bath and York. Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine

The Wreckage of Intentions

Author: David Alff

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812294459

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

View: 2128


The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in Britain saw the proposal of so many endeavors called "projects"—a catchphrase for the daring, sometimes dangerous practice of shaping the future—that Daniel Defoe dubbed his era a "Projecting Age." These ideas spanned a wide variety of scientific, technological, and intellectual interventions intended for the betterment of England. But for all the fanfare surrounding them, few such schemes actually materialized, leaving scores of defunct visions, from Defoe's own attempt to farm cats for perfume, to Mary Astell's proposal to charter a college for women, to countless ventures for improving land, streamlining government, and inventing new consumer goods. Taken together, these failed plans form a compelling alternative history of a Britain that might have been. The Wreckage of Intentions offers a comprehensive and critical account of projects, exploring the historical memory surrounding these concrete yet incomplete efforts to advance British society during a period defined by revolutions in finance and agriculture, the rise of experimental science, and the establishment of constitutional monarchy. Using methods of literary analysis, David Alff shows how projects began as written proposals, circulated as print objects, spurred physical undertakings, and provoked responses in the realms of poetry, fiction, and drama. Mapping this process discloses the ways in which eighteenth-century authors applied their faculties of imagination to achieve finite goals and, in so doing, devised new ways of seeing the world through its future potential. Approaching old projects through the language, landscapes, data, and personas they left behind, Alff contends this vision was, and remains, vital to the functions of statecraft, commerce, science, religion, and literature.