Emma Der Faun Und Das Vergessene Buch

Author: Mechthild Gläser
Publisher: Loewe Verlag
ISBN: 3732008215
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Buchspringer-Autorin Mechthild Gläser greift in diesem humorvollen Fantasy-Roman erneut ein literarisches Thema auf. Zum 200. Todesjahr von Jane Austen adaptiert sie Figuren und Motive aus den Büchern der beliebten Autorin und greift damit die schönsten Liebesromane der Literaturgeschichte auf, nicht ohne daraus eine ganz eigene fantastische Geschichte mit vielen Überraschungen zu zaubern. Als Emma beim Aufräumen in der Bibliothek ihres Internats ein altes Notizbuch findet, denkt sie zunächst, es wäre eine Art Chronik der Schule. Aber es ist genau umgekehrt: Alles, was man in dieses Buch hineinschreibt, wird tatsächlich wahr. Natürlich beginnt Emma sofort damit, den Schulalltag auf Schloss Stolzenburg ein wenig zu "korrigieren". Doch nichts geschieht so, wie sie es sich gedacht hat. Zumal auch schon früher Chronisten das Buch genutzt haben. Zum Beispiel eine junge Engländerin, die Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts ein Märchen über einen Faun verfasst hat und später eine erfolgreiche Schriftstellerin wurde. Oder Gina, die vor vier Jahren plötzlich verschwand, nachdem sie ihre Geheimnisse der Chronik anvertraut hatte. Als sich jetzt auch noch Ginas Bruder Darcy einmischt, ist das Chaos perfekt. Denn Emma und Darcy sind einander in herzlicher Abneigung zugetan – zumindest glauben das die beiden.

The Forgotten Ruin Die Vergessene Ruine

Author: Heidelore Mais
Publisher: Langenscheidt
ISBN: 3468692234
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'The forgotten Ruin – Die vergessene Ruine' ist ein spannender historischer Roman von Langenscheidt für fortgeschrittene Englischlerner. Der Roman entspricht dem Niveau B1 (Dialoge und Textpassagen zu 50% Englisch und zu 50% Deutsch). Vokabelangaben und integrierte Übungen erleichtern das Lernen und Verstehen des Textes. Für alle die neben dem Lesen ihr Englisch verbessern möchten. Zum Inhalt: Baltimore 1848: Der Deutsche Heinrich Weiß kommt mit einem Auswandererschiff in Amerika an. Henry White, wie er sich nun nennt, ist entschlossen, sein Glück zu machen. Henry beginnt, Gedichte und Erzählungen von E.A. Poe zu lesen und ist davon überzeugt, dass Poe Tony Stone, seinen Arbeitgeber, in einer Geschichte verewigt hat. Als er in einer nahe gelegenen Ruine eine Art Altar entdeckt, ist er sicher, auf der richtigen Spur zu sein...

The Forgotten

Author: Christopher Lawrence Zugger
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815606796
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This work traces the history of Soviet Catholicism from its rich life in 1914 through its tentative fate in the first sixty years of the USSR. It tells of the faithful men and women shackled by dictatorship, doomed to deportation, and abandoned by their own church in the west.

The Forgotten Centuries

Author: Charles M. Hudson
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820316543
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The Forgotten Centuries draws together seventeen essays in which historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists attempt for the first time to account for approximately two centuries that are virtually missing from the history of a large portion of the American South. Using the chronicles of the Spanish soldiers and adventurers, the contributors survey the emergence and character of the chiefdoms of the Southeast. In addition, they offer new scholarly interpretations of the expeditions of Lucas Vasquez de Ayllon from 1521 to 1526, Panfilo de Narvaez in 1528, and most particularly Hernando de Soto in 1539-43, as well as several expeditions conducted between 1597 and 1628. The essays in this volume address three other connected topics. Describing some of the major chiefdoms--Apalachee, the "Oconee" Province, Cofitachequi, and Coosa--the essays undertake to lay bare the social principles by which they operated. They also explore the major forces of structural change that were to transform the chiefdoms: disease and depopulation, the Spanish mission system, and the English deerskin and slave trades. And finally, they examine how these forces shaped the history of several subsequent southeastern Indian societies, including the Apalachees, Powhatans, Creeks, and Choctaws. These societies, the so-called native societies of the Old South, were, in fact, new ones formed in the crucible fired by the economic expansion of the early modern world.

The Forgotten Revolution

Author: Lucio Russo
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540200680
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The period from the late fourth to the late second century B. C. witnessed, in Greek-speaking countries, an explosion of objective knowledge about the external world. WhileGreek culture had reached great heights in art, literature and philosophyalreadyin the earlier classical era, it is in the so-called Hellenistic period that we see for the ?rst time — anywhere in the world — the appearance of science as we understand it now: not an accumulation of facts or philosophically based speculations, but an or- nized effort to model nature and apply such models, or scienti?ctheories in a sense we will make precise, to the solution of practical problems and to a growing understanding of nature. We owe this new approach to scientists such as Archimedes, Euclid, Eratosthenes and many others less familiar todaybut no less remarkable. Yet, not long after this golden period, much of this extraordinary dev- opment had been reversed. Rome borrowed what it was capable of from the Greeks and kept it for a little while yet, but created very little science of its own. Europe was soon smothered in theobscurantism and stasis that blocked most avenues of intellectual development for a thousand years — until, as is well known, the rediscovery of ancient culture in its fullness paved the way to the modern age.

The Forgotten Army

Author: Peter Ward Fay
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472083428
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The first complete history of the Indian National Army and its fight for independence against the British in World War II.

Fog Of The Forgotten

Author: Basil Wells
Publisher: eStar Books
ISBN: 1612104088
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The fog of their world matched the fog in their minds. Rebelling against science, they smashed it, dragged their people down into the ancient mists. But Ho Dyak wanted light.excerpt"The fog sea thinned before Ho Dyak, and he could see the dank rocks of the cliffs he scaled a scant twenty feet beneath his feet. The network of blue-veined pale vines that he climbed thinned even as the air itself thinned. Far below him in the lowlands the mat of agan vines was three hundred feet in depth in many places.Higher and higher climbed Ho Dyak, his long pale face, with its full red lips and great thick-lidded purple eyes, drawn with pain. For the air of the uplands was chill. As the fog thinned, so too dropped the temperature.Ho Dyak gripped tighter the pouch of flayed drogskin, in which five of the forbidden foot-long cylinders of metal skins nestled, as he paused for a moment to rest. It was because of them, the forbidden scrolls stored in a musty forgotten chamber of the Upper Shrine of Lalal, the One God of Arba, that Ho Dyak was now climbing into the frigid death of the cloudless uplands.The ivory-skinned body of the man was swathed in layer upon layer of quilted and padded garments of leather and fabric. His two feet, with their webbed outstretched toes, and his short stubby middle limbs, strong-fingered webbed hands at their ends, were encased in sturdy mittenlike moccasins. Only his long upper hands were encased in stout leather gloves with four divisions-one for the thumb and the other three for his four-jointed fingers.Over his grotesquely swollen bulk, for which his myriad garments were responsible, Ho Dyak's sword belt and the filled sheath of javelin-like darts were belted. To his crossed belts also were attached his broad-bladed machete-like knife and the throwing stick for his dwarfish spears.No longer did he fear pursuit. The fighting priests, the dark-robed orsts of Lalal, had brought with them none of the warm garments Ho Dyak wore. Their shouts and sacred battle cries had died away on the slopes a mile or more beneath where he now perched. For the moment he was safe from their vengeance."I will see what lies above the fog sea," said Ho Dyak to the unresponsive ladderlike network of agan he climbed. "Perhaps I can, for a few short hours, see the vast plateaus that once my people ruled."

Philology

Author: James Turner
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400850150
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Many today do not recognize the word, but "philology" was for centuries nearly synonymous with humanistic intellectual life, encompassing not only the study of Greek and Roman literature and the Bible but also all other studies of language and literature, as well as history, culture, art, and more. In short, philology was the queen of the human sciences. How did it become little more than an archaic word? In Philology, the first history of Western humanistic learning as a connected whole ever published in English, James Turner tells the fascinating, forgotten story of how the study of languages and texts led to the modern humanities and the modern university. The humanities today face a crisis of relevance, if not of meaning and purpose. Understanding their common origins—and what they still share—has never been more urgent.

The Forgotten Frontier

Author: Andrew C. Hess
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226330311
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The sixteenth-century Mediterranean witnessed the expansion of both European and Middle Eastern civilizations, under the guises of the Habsburg monarchy and the Ottoman empire. Here, Andrew C. Hess considers the relations between these two dynasties in light of the social, economic, and political affairs at the frontiers between North Africa and the Iberian peninsula. “An erudite reinterpretation of sixteenth-century Mediterranean history. . . . An impressive contribution [that is] at once a regional frontier history, a synthesis of the sixteenth-century western Mediterranean wars, and an interpretative essay about the Hapsburg–Ottoman imperial struggle and its aftermath.”—Hispanic American Historical Review “Impressively researched, concise, and informative. . . . Convincingly explains why two empires came face to face and then turned back to back, leaving two very different and mutually antagonistic societies in their wake.”—Catholic Historical Review “The implied scope of Hess’ very impressive piece of work is far greater than its title would suggest. . . . A very skillful and sure-handed tour.”—Middle East Journal