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Farewell Spain

Author : Kate O'Brien
ISBN : 1844084027
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This distinctly personal elegy was written during the early days of the Spanish Civil War by a writer whose future was indelibly marked by a year of travelling in a unique and changing country. A series of reminiscences, impressions and vivid insights, Kate O'Brien's thoughtful journey offers something unique at every stage, and captures perfectly the spirit of a lost place and the experience of travel and memory.

Sephardic Farewell

Author : Joseph Hobesh
ISBN : 9781424162475
Genre : Fiction
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Late fifteenth-century Spain, Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand issue the Expulsion Edict. Non-Catholics have two choices: convert to Catholicism, or leave Spain with nothing. The monarchs provide Columbus funds for his first exploratory sea voyage. Against the historic sweep of Columbus voyage, the expulsion of the Jews, and the exploration of the New World, one family chooses to remain in Spain, living as Catholics, while another emigrates to Turkey to continue their Jewish faith. Uprooted by the edict, the Halavi family is dispersed. Joshua Ben Halavi sets sail with Columbus, while Benjamin and his father, David, settle in Constantinople, establishing deep Jewish roots. The San Miguels, whose Jewish roots have been well-hidden for many years, choose to remain in Spain as Christians, their fate a mixture of Inquisition horror and New World success. From the historic voyage of Columbus and the colonization of the Americas, Sephardic Farewell follows these two families, portraying their lives through the sweeping events of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

Back To The Present Forward To The Past

Author : International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures. Conference
ISBN : 9042020385
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The island of Ireland, north and south, has produced a great diversity of writing in both English and Irish for hundreds of years, often using the memories embodied in its competing views of history as a fruitful source of literary inspiration. Placing Irish literature in an international context, these two volumes explore the connection between Irish history and literature, in particular the Rebellion of 1798, in a more comprehensive, diverse and multi-faceted way than has often been the case in the past. The fifty-three authors bring their national and personal viewpoints as well as their critical judgements to bear on Irish literature in these stimulating articles. The contributions also deal with topics such as Gothic literature, ideology, and identity, as well as gender issues, connections with the other arts, regional Irish literature, in particular that of the city of Limerick, translations, the works of Joyce, and comparisons with the literature of other nations. The contributors are all members of IASIL (International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures). Back to the Present: Forward to the Past. Irish Writing and History since 1798 will be of interest to both literary scholars and professional historians, but also to the general student of Irish writing and Irish culture.

The Eve Of Spain

Author : Patricia E. Grieve
ISBN : 9781421429144
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The Eve of Spain demonstrates how the telling and retelling of one of Spain’s founding myths played a central role in the formation of that country’s national identity. King Roderigo, the last Visigoth king of Spain, rapes (or possibly seduces) La Cava, the daughter of his friend and counselor, Count Julian. In revenge, the count travels to North Africa and conspires with its Berber rulers to send an invading army into Spain. So begins the Muslim conquest and the end of Visigothic rule. A few years later, in Northern Spain, Pelayo initiates a Christian resistance and starts a new line of kings to which the present-day Spanish monarchy traces its roots. Patricia E. Grieve follows the evolution of this story from the Middle Ages into the modern era, as shifts in religious tolerance and cultural acceptance influenced its retelling. She explains how increasing anti-Semitism came to be woven into the tale during the Christian conquest of the peninsula—in the form of traitorous Jewish conspirators. In the sixteenth century, the tale was linked to the looming threat of the Ottoman Turks. The story continued to resonate through the Enlightenment and into modern historiography, revealing the complex interactions of racial and religious conflict and evolving ideas of women’s sexuality. In following the story of La Cava, Rodrigo, and Pelayo, Grieve explains how foundational myths and popular legends articulate struggles for national identity. She explores how myths are developed around few historical facts, how they come to be written into history, and how they are exploited politically, as in the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492 followed by that of the Moriscos in 1609. Finally, Grieve focuses on the misogynistic elements of the story and asks why the fall of Spain is figured as a cautionary tale about a woman’s sexuality.

Spain S Transition To New Risks

Author : Moreno Fernández Moreno
ISBN : OCLC:1124054148
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Study Guide To A Farewell To Arms And Other Works By Ernest Hemingway

Author : Intelligent Education
ISBN : 9781645421139
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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Ernest Hemingway, winner of the 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature. Titles in this study guide include A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Old Man and the Sea, and The Sun Also Rises. As an influential figure of twentieth-century fiction, Hemingway’s eloquent prose style had a powerful influence on American and British fiction. Moreover, Hemingway portrayed war as a symbol of society and life, as he evoked themes of honor, courage, pain, destruction, and morality throughout his works. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Hemingway’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

To The Farewell Address

Author : Felix Gilbert
ISBN : 0691005745
Genre : History
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Washington's Farewell Address comprises various aspects of American political thinking. It reaches beyond any period limited in time and reveals the basic issue of the American attitude toward foreign policy: the tension between Idealism and Realism. Settled by men who looked for gain and by men who sought freedom, born into independence in a century of enlightened thinking and of power politics, America has wavered in her foreign policy between Idealism and Realism, and her great historical moments have occurred when both were combined. Thus the history of the Farwell Address forms only part of the wider, endless, urgent problem. Felix Gilbert analyzes the diverse intellectual trends which went into the making of the Farwell Address, and sheds light on its beginnings.

Hitler S Spanish Legion

Author : Gerald R. Kleinfeld
ISBN : 9780811759427
Genre : History
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Classic story of the 47,000 Spaniards who fought for the Third Reich in World War II.

Storms And Dreams

Author : John Dunmore
ISBN : 9780908988570
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Louis-Antoine Comte de Bougainville (1729-1811) is best known for his circumnavigation of the globe from 1766 to 1769. Throughout a long and distinguished life, however, he participated in many of the turning points of world history: the fall of French Canada, the birth of the United States, the opening of the Pacific, the French revolution and the Revolutionary Wars, the crowning of Napoleon and the modernisation of France. Bougainville was also a witty and charming courtier, becoming one of Napoleon’s senators. A true Man of the Enlightenment, he was gifted in navigation, seamanship, soldiering, mathematics, longitude and latitude – many of the arts that made his age one of most productive and creative in modern history.John Dunmore, a distinguished historian and an expert in French Pacific exploration, brings the man and his era to life in this vivid and elegantly written biography – the first such life of Bougainville to appear for 25 years.

A Farewell To Alms

Author : Gregory Clark
ISBN : 1400827817
Genre : Business & Economics
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Why are some parts of the world so rich and others so poor? Why did the Industrial Revolution--and the unprecedented economic growth that came with it--occur in eighteenth-century England, and not at some other time, or in some other place? Why didn't industrialization make the whole world rich--and why did it make large parts of the world even poorer? In A Farewell to Alms, Gregory Clark tackles these profound questions and suggests a new and provocative way in which culture--not exploitation, geography, or resources--explains the wealth, and the poverty, of nations. Countering the prevailing theory that the Industrial Revolution was sparked by the sudden development of stable political, legal, and economic institutions in seventeenth-century Europe, Clark shows that such institutions existed long before industrialization. He argues instead that these institutions gradually led to deep cultural changes by encouraging people to abandon hunter-gatherer instincts-violence, impatience, and economy of effort-and adopt economic habits-hard work, rationality, and education. The problem, Clark says, is that only societies that have long histories of settlement and security seem to develop the cultural characteristics and effective workforces that enable economic growth. For the many societies that have not enjoyed long periods of stability, industrialization has not been a blessing. Clark also dissects the notion, championed by Jared Diamond in Guns, Germs, and Steel, that natural endowments such as geography account for differences in the wealth of nations. A brilliant and sobering challenge to the idea that poor societies can be economically developed through outside intervention, A Farewell to Alms may change the way global economic history is understood.

Spain Revisited

Author : Alexander Slidell Mackenzie
ISBN : WISC:89092567452
Genre : Spain
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The Jews Of Spain

Author : Gerber
ISBN : 9781439107836
Genre : Religion
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The history of the Jews of Spain is a remarkable story that begins in the remote past and continues today. For more than a thousand years, Sepharad (the Hebrew word for Spain) was home to a large Jewish community noted for its richness and virtuosity. Summarily expelled in 1492 and forced into exile, their tragedy of expulsion marked the end of one critical phase of their history and the beginning of another. Indeed, in defiance of all logic and expectation, the expulsion of the Jews from Spain became an occasion for renewed creativity. Nor have five hundred years of wandering extinguished the identity of the Sephardic Jews, or diminished the proud memory of the dazzling civilization, which they created on Spanish soil. This book is intended to serve as an introduction and scholarly guide to that history.

Spain Revisited By The Author Of A Year In Spain

Author : Alexander Slidell- Mackenzie
ISBN : OXFORD:590639096
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Two Argonauts In Spain

Author : Jerome Hart
ISBN : NYPL:33433070305168
Genre : Spain
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Spain And Barbary

Author : Maria Wilson
ISBN : OXFORD:590930853
Genre : Africa, North
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A Farewell To Arms

Author : Ross Walker
ISBN : 9781921411076
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Insight Text Guides - A Farewell to Arms is designed to help secondary English students understand and analyse the text. This comprehensive study guide to Ernest Hemingway's novel contains detailed character and chapter analysis and explores genre, structure, themes and language. Essay questions and sample answers help to prepare students for creating written responses to the text.

British Representations Of The Spanish Civil War

Author : Brian Shelmerdine
ISBN : UOM:39015073965033
Genre : History
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Shelmerdine shows that traditional notions in Britain of Spain as a country of bullfighting, bandits and flamenco were pervasive, and were significant in shaping wider UK government policy towards Spain in the period of the civil war. He assesses political perceptions of the 1930s Spanish scene such as race and ethnicity.

Kate O?brien And The Fiction Of Identity

Author : Aintzane Legarreta Mentxaka
ISBN : 9780786456772
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Kate O’Brien’s work is now widely considered canonical in the English language, and the author herself an icon for Ireland seeking to reinvent itself. O’Brien’s novel Mary Lavelle, banned upon publication in 1936, is a key work of the twentieth century that has suffered from critical neglect despite its wider popularity with readers. This book reexamines Mary Lavelle, exploring its role in the modernist canon and its importance to political and queer activism. The novel’s biographical and autobiographical experimentation is of particular note. Through the lens of this crucial novel, the oeuvre of Kate O’Brien is recontextualized and reassessed.

Farewell My Only One

Author : Antoine Audouard
ISBN : 054734497X
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A bestseller and nominated for the prestigious Goncourt Prize in France, Farewell, My Only One brings to life one of the great romances of all time and evokes the vibrant color and tumult of the Middle Ages. In the early twelfth century, William reaches Paris full of hope and without a penny. There, on the same day, he meets the two people who will dominate his life: young Heloise, with whom he immediately falls in love, and Abelard, the world-renowned philosopher. Through the eyes of William, we follow every turn in the greatest love story of the Middle Ages. We witness, in harrowing and lush descriptions, the scandal of the famous theologian falling for his educated and charming student; their flight and secret marriage; the barbaric revenge of the girl?¦s uncle; their years of separation; the writing of the famous letters; and finally the demise of a broken Abelard, whose books have been burned, a man who finds his ultimate solace in the thought of the woman who has never ceased to love him. Antoine Audouard brings literary grace to a story that is palpably infused with sensuality, conflict, and intellectual ferment. Farewell, My Only One is intelligent and bawdy, philosophical and romantic ?X a universal story of star-crossed lovers.

George Washington S Farewell Address

Author : Kilosapps
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