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A Catalan Dream

Author : Tim Hanlon
ISBN : 1907219153
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The Dream Of The West Pt Ii

Author : Brian Lasater
ISBN : 9781430313823
Genre : History
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This volume looks at the ancient heritage of Greek philosophy and Mesopotamian astronomy and examines the history of map-making, coastal and celestial navigation and astronomy from 1487-1727.

The Dream Of Bernat Metge

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ISBN : 9781351891349
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Dream of Bernat Metge is the first English translation of Lo Somni, a prose dialogue written around 1397 by the Catalan humanist Bernat Metge (?1340-1413). It stands as a noteworthy example of nascent humanism and a vivid document of contemporary customs in the Crown of Aragon. As a document touching on eschatology, faith and scepticism, politics, classical mythology, traditional mysogyny and current fashions, it holds appeal for scholars in many fields. This is one of the few modern editions of the text available, and the only one presented in English. Richard Vernier provides an extensive original introduction, as well as an annotated translation of the text. In the introduction, Vernier places the text in its historical and cultural background, and supplies a brief biography of the author. He discusses literary antecedents of Lo Somni, poised as it is between medieval allegory and humanistic discourse, and its value in the development of Catalan prose. He also traces the history of the text from the time it was written through its descent into oblivion, to its rediscovery in the nineteenth century. This first English-language edition of Lo Somni will interest historians and scholars of literature, philosophy and Romance languages. This translation provides a unique opportunity for comparative studies with other Western European medieval texts and authors.

Dream And Fantasy In 14th And 15th Century Catalan Prose

Author : Patricia J. Boehne
ISBN : STANFORD:36105036441199
Genre : Catalan fiction
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Catalan Culture

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ISBN : 9781786832023
Genre : History
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This volume presents studies of some of the key artistic manifestations in Catalonia in recent times, a period of innovation and experimentation, and addresses issues concerning literature, film, theatre and performance art. From the creation of a new popular theatre in the work of the Valencian playwright Rodolf Sirera, or the conception of landscape, myth and memory in the late work of the novelist Mercè Rodoreda and the urgency of memory and remembrance in the writings of Jordi Coca, the effects of censorship in Catalonia appear to have proved a spur and a challenge to writers. Desiring to occupy illegal spaces, performance groups have manifested both literally and metaphorically the international dimension of Catalan culture in the modern period, posed in the present volume by the instances of La Cubana and Els Joglars, and further evidenced in the cross-fertilization in the work of contemporary Catalan playwrights and filmmakers to foreground issues of national plurality and tensions arising between the periphery (Catalonia) and the centre (Spain and Castile).

Don Quixote Which Was A Dream

Author : Kathy Acker
ISBN : 0802131921
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Facing the trauma of an abortion, a young woman mentally escapes by setting out on a series of adventures as Don Quixote

Beyond The Dream

Author : Shaudin Melgar-Foraster
ISBN : 9781426908330
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Anna is twelve and lives in Toronto, the lonely, unhappy daughter of immigrant parents. One night she dreams she is in the middle of a bloody battle, and is almost caught by a huge warrior with blood-red eyes. In the schoolyard the following day she sees the huge warrior again. She throws a rock at him, breaks a window, and he vanishes. There are more strange apparitions - in a library and at school, where Alison, her least favourite classmate, sees a blood-stained hand on Anna's computer screen. The two enemies, Anna and Alison, form an uneasy alliance to find out what is causing these manifestations. In trying, they are swept into another world. In a country in the other world, Rocdur, lives a boy named Tam, also an immigrant. Rocdur is ruled by a ruthless tyrant whose harsh laws make it a cruel place for its impoverished and suppressed immigrants. Tam manages to survive the difficult conditions only through his talent for story-telling. Anna discovers that she is the only person who can help a group of strangers - the young story-teller, a skilful horseman and a rebel warrior - in an ongoing battle to prevent the destruction of their world.

The Dream Of Bernat Metge Del Somni D En Bernat Metge

Author : Bernat Metge
ISBN : 9789027271884
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Lo Somni (The Dream) is a dream allegory divided into four chapters or books. It was written ca. 1399 and is considered Bernat Metge’s best work. It is extremely innovative within the context of Catalan (and Iberian Peninsular) literature of the 1300’s. It consists of a dialogue between Metge-the-character and several participants (in fact the book is a dialogue between Metge and the Classical and Biblical tradition) on the topics of the immortality of the soul, the essence of religion and the dignity and moral essence of the human being. In addition to using many Classical and medieval literary sources, Lo Somni can be considered one of the first (if not the first) Humanist books to be ever written in the Iberian Peninsula. Metge wrote Lo Somni supposedly while in prison (house arrest?) following a dubious accusation about his involvement in the death of King Joan I. Metge wrote this work as a personal defense to exonerate himself and as an attempt to gain the confidence of the new King Martí l’Humà and his wife Queen María de Luna. Lo Somni ends when Metge-the-character is awaken from his dream. This foundational work also touches upon political themes pertaining to the Crown of Aragon, literary fashion and reception of Italian humanist works at the court, as well as on matters of fashion, cultural customs, taste and style.

Catalonia

Author : Víctor Alba
ISBN : UOM:39015005748325
Genre : Catalonia (Spain)
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Osman S Dream

Author : Caroline Finkel
ISBN : 9781848547858
Genre : History
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The Ottoman chronicles recount that the first sultan, Osman, dreamt of the dynasty he would found - a tree, fully-formed, emerged from his navel, symbolising the vigour of his successors and the extent of their domains. This is the first book to tell the full story of the Ottoman dynasty that for six centuries held sway over territories stretching, at their greatest, from Hungary to the Persian Gulf, and from North Africa to the Caucasus. Understanding the realization of Osman's vision is essential for anyone who seeks to understand the modern world.

Medieval Catalan Literature

Author : David J. Viera
ISBN : UOM:39015053663681
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Dream Of The Rood And Cyn E Wulf And Other Critical Essays

Author : Louis Jerome Rodrigues
ISBN : IND:30000060704644
Genre : Dream of the rood
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Reason In Exile

Author : Manuel Duran
ISBN : IND:30000045755794
Genre : History
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In 1939, most of the thinkers and philosophers in Catalonia left their native land to evade the encroaching totalitarian forces of Franco. Thus began a long exile from which they never returned. For the first time in English, this book recounts their history and documents their impressive philosophical accomplishments.

Catalan Review

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ISBN : UCBK:C095709936
Genre : Catalans
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Monturiol S Dream

Author : Matthew Stewart
ISBN : UVA:X004806056
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Chronicles the story of the nineteenth-century engineer responsible for the world's first fully operational steam-powered submarine and describes his intentions, his early inspirations, and the problems that complicated his efforts.

Disputed Territories And Shared Pasts

Author : Tibor Frank
ISBN : IND:30000127501165
Genre : History
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National historical writings in Europe traditionally deal with acts of aggression, hostile neighbours and international conflicts across borders, presenting history as a narrative of suffering and victories. For centuries, national histories have been constructed as sequences of battles and wars, with war heroes playing key roles. Yet, major victories for any one nation invariably cause tragedies for others. Historians in different national communities have written comparable histories about their shared pasts in contested territories: it is this phenomenon that we call 'overlapping national histories' in this book. Disputed Territories, Shared Pasts focuses on the historiographical overlaps in Europe, presenting many of the contested areas alongside state borders, in historical regions between states, and among ethnic groups and nations within states. Sponsored by the European Science Foundation, the present volume is part of the Writing the Nation series, a major international project on the history of historiography in Europe. -- Back cover.

Spain

Author : Carsten Humlebæk
ISBN : 9781441102522
Genre : History
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Part of the successful 'Inventing the Nation' history series, this book provides an authoritative and compelling history of Spain in the modern period. Humlebæk places a strong emphasis on the construction of the Spanish national identity and looks at how this identity has emerged and survived amidst the tensions created by the competing, distinct regional identities that exist within the country. Language and language policy, decisive factors in the development of these tensions, are thoroughly examined as Carsten Humlebæk explores the history of Spain along with the very nature of what it is to be Spanish. Beginning with the Napoleonic invasion and the annexation of Spain in 1808, Humlebæk traces Spain's political history through to the present day. He considers the impact of events like the Spanish Civil War and regimes like that of the Restoration on the Spanish sense of national identity before contemplating the future for Spain as a nation-state. This book is the ideal volume for all students of history interested in the modern history of Spain.

The Renaissance Catalan Novel

Author : Patricia J. Boehne
ISBN : UOM:39015028766262
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The American Dream 2

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ISBN : OCLC:1159795307
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Dreams

Author : Adam Fronteras
ISBN : 1844518477
Genre : Dream interpretation
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Do you have recurring flying dreams and wonder what they mean? Divided into thematic categories such as animals, birth and death, body, fears, journey, space and relationships, along with useful case studies at the back, this guide provides insight into your sleeping mind.

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