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    By Edited by Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski and Kiril Petkov

    Philippe de Mezieres (1327-1405) used to be the critical guy of all seasons of the fourteenth-century Mediterranean. A pupil, a soldier, a mystic, a guy of affairs, a royal adviser and an incessant traveller round the Mediterranean, a prolific author and an affiliate of spiritual orders, a champion of the campaign and no much less an ardent recommend of peace within the West, a Frenchman, a Cypriot, and a Venetian citizen, he captures the spirit of his age like no different guy. This quantity, the 1st to handle Philippe and his legacy comprehensively for the reason that 1896, gathers twenty-two contributions of unique study laying off new gentle on Philippe's literary, political, and mystical writings, and areas him within the context of his age and his contemporaries. members are Michel Balard, Adrian Bell, Joel Blanchard, Kevin Brownlee, Evelien Chayes, Philippe Contamine, Anne Curry, Daisy Delogu, Peter Edbury, John France, Catherine Gaullier-Bougassas, Henri Gourinard, Michael Hanly, David Jacoby, Sharon Kinoshita, Anna Loba, Angel Nicolaou-Konnari, Sylvain Piron, Andrea Tarnowski, Stefan Vander Elst, Lori Walters, and David Wrisley.

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    By R. Furneaux Jordan

    This booklet has goals. the 1st is to offer an entire photo of the improvement of eu structure over the last 2,500 years, utilizing as illustrations over 100 of the main attractive and most vital constructions of each ecu kingdom. the second one is to emphasize an inherent component of structure which has hitherto been overlooked by way of even the main necessary illustrated works at the topic — colour. All one has obvious some time past have been gradations of sunshine and coloration which can't recapture a development as an entire. Architectural works, despite the fact that, count principally, even mostly, on colour.

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    By Leslie Bethell (editor), Ian Roxborough (editor)

    This quantity goals to set up that the interval among global conflict II and the start of the chilly conflict (1944-5 to 1947-8) represents a huge conjuncture within the political and social background of Latin the USA within the 20th century. the quantity includes an advent and a end by means of the editors and case reports of 11 of the twenty Latin American republics. regardless of ameliorations of political regime and various degrees of financial and social improvement there are outstanding similarities within the stories of nearly all of the Latin American republics during this interval. for many of Latin the United States it may be divided into levels. the 1st, coinciding with the Allied victory within the moment international warfare, used to be characterised via 3 unique yet interrelated phenomena: democratization; a shift to the Left, either Communist and non-Communist; and remarkable exertions militancy. within the moment section, coinciding with the onset of the chilly conflict and accomplished virtually all over the place through 1948, exertions used to be disciplined by means of the kingdom and in lots of circumstances excluded from politics; communist events suffered proscription and serious repression; reformist, "progressive" events moved to the perfect; the democratic improve used to be for the main half contained, and now and again reversed.

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    The liberalization of markets has result in list degrees of overseas investments. Icon workforce Ltd.'s basic challenge is to help foreign managers to raised plan and enforce techniques in an international economic climate. It does so by way of supplying a number of really expert reviews, information bases, courses and providers to its consumers. This document is one of the released through Icon team Ltd. to aid executives and planners in tracking and reading international markets. as well as industry-specific reports, Icon staff Ltd.'s stories disguise human assets administration, export suggestions, funding innovations, access & advertising ideas, political and fiscal chance tests and criminal tendencies (e.g., highbrow estate, legal justice, seek & seizure). This studies concisely compiles quite a few reliable and proprietary info in a layout that enables the reader to quick benchmark a rustic vis-?-vis its zone and the area as an entire. whereas realization has been made to supply the newest details to be had, the reader may still discuss with neighborhood experts relating any contemporary adjustments. as well as Icon Group's propriety resources, the data awarded in our studies is compiled from numerous govt corporations (e.g. neighborhood ministries), foreign firms (e.g., the area financial institution, the United Nations), and nationwide gurus (e.g. the relevant Intelligence employer, the U.S. division of nation or Commerce).

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    By H.E. Landsberg, H. Lippmann, K. Paffen, C. Troll, Ernst Rodenwaldt, Hans J. Jusatz

    Als im ersten Band des Welt-Seuchen-Atlas vor erst einmal in Übersichtskarten auf die geoökologischen 10 Jahren einige Klimakarten über Temperaturverhält­ Probleme aufmerksam zu machen. nisse und Niederschläge in Europa erschienen, wurde von Die Herausgeber möchten mit den in dieser Ausgabe einigen Kritikern nicht verstanden, warum einem Atlas vorgelegten Weltkarten zur Klimakunde denjenigen Wis­ über die Verbreitung von Seuchen Karten mit klimatolo­ senschaftlern, die den Welt-Seuchen-Atlas benutzen, die gischen Angaben beigegeben wurden. Offensichtlich schien Möglichkeit einer Ergänzung der darin befindlichen der Gewinn an Korrelationen zu gering, die aus den An­ Klimakarten für Untersuchung weiterer Korrelationen gaben über klimatische Verhältnisse zu dem Auftreten geben, aber auch allen biologisch und klimatologisch von Seuchen in den gleichen Gebieten gezogen werden interessierten Fachkreisen ein Hilfsmittel für weitere konnten. Im zweiten Band wurde die Reihe der Klima­ geoökologische Forschungen zur Verfügung stellen. karten für den afrikanischen Kontinent durch karto­ Die bisher veröffentlichten Klimakarten, die für die graphische Darstellungen der Regenzeiten und der Trok­ ersten three Bände des Welt-Seuchen-Atlas von Professor Dr.

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    By Mazda Ahmadi, Peter Stone (auth.), Ubbo Visser, Fernando Ribeiro, Takeshi Ohashi, Frank Dellaert (eds.)

    This publication constitutes the lawsuits of the 11th RoboCup foreign Symposium, held in Atlanta, GA, united states, in July 2007, instantly after the 2007 RoboCupSoccer, RoboCupRescue and RoboCupJunior competitions. Papers provided on the symposium interested by subject matters with regards to those 3 occasions and to man made intelligence and robotics in most cases.

    The 18 revised complete papers and forty two revised poster papers integrated within the publication have been chosen from 133 submissions. each one paper used to be reviewed by way of at the very least 3 software committee participants. this system committee additionally nominated papers for the easiest Paper and top scholar Paper awards, respectively.

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    By Stephen J. Greenblatt

    One of many world's so much celebrated students, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted either an leading edge paintings of background and an exhilarating tale of discovery, within which one manuscript, plucked from one thousand years of overlook, replaced the process human inspiration and made attainable the realm as we all know it. approximately 600 years in the past, a quick, genial, cannily alert guy in his overdue 30s took a really previous manuscript off a library shelf, observed with pleasure what he had chanced on, and ordered that or not it's copied. The booklet used to be the final surviving manuscript of an historic Roman philosophical epic, "On the character of Things," by way of Lucretius -- a thrillingly appealing poem of the main risky of principles: that the universe functioned with no assistance from gods, that non secular worry was once harmful to human lifestyles, and that topic was once made from very small debris in everlasting movement. The copying and translation of this historical publication, the best discovery of the best book-hunter of his age, fueled the Renaissance, inspiring artists akin to Botticelli and thinkers akin to Giordano Bruno, shaping the recommendations of Galileo and Freud, Darwin and Einstein, and influencing writers from Montaigne to Thomas Jefferson.

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    By Amin Maalouf

    Juillet 1096 : il fait chaud sous les murailles de Nicée. A l'ombre des figuiers, dans les jardins fleuris, circulent d'inquiétantes nouvelles : une troupe formée de chevaliers, de fantassins, mais aussi de femmes et d'enfants, marche sur Constantinople. On raconte qu'ils portent, cousues sur le dos, des bandes de tissu en forme de croix. Ils clament qu'ils viennent exterminer les musulmans jusqu'à Jérusalem, et déferlent par milliers. Ce sont les " Franj ". Ils resteront deux siècles en Terre sainte, pillant et massacrant pour los angeles gloire de leur dieu. Cette incursion barbare de l'Occident au cœur du monde musulman marque le début d'une longue période de décadence et d'obscurantisme. Elle est ressentie aujourd'hui encore, en terre d'islam, comme un viol.

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