En Languedoc au XIIIe si cle Le temps du sac de B ziers
Le sac de Béziers ; il est peu d'événements du Moyen Age qui aient eu un tel retentissement auprès de ses contemporains et peu qui aient ensuite, au fil des siècles, acquis un telle portée symbolique. Peu de villes aussi qui aient connu, au cours de leur histoire, pareilles alternances d'opulence et de malheurs. En 1209, la Croisade des Albigeois s'ouvre par la prise de Béziers. Riche et forte parmi les autres villes languedociennes, qui aurait pu alors penser qu'elle serait prise et pillée par une armée que son immensité même fragilisait ? " Tuez-les tous, Dieu reconnaîtra les siens " ! Stupeur ! Ensanglantée, Béziers ne s'est plus guère rebellée. Qu'aurait été le XIIIe siècle languedocien si Narbonne et Béziers avaient réalisé l'impossible cause commune ? Mais le Languedoc est multiple, une mosaïque d'intérêts divergents. Ces divergences font sa faiblesse et sa force. Car un demi-siècle plus tard, malgré sa haute noblesse terrassée, le Languedoc, et Béziers au premier plan, font preuve d'une étonnante capacité de rebond et de renouvellement. A l'occasion du huitième centenaire de cet épisode tragique de la Croisade, un groupe de médiévistes, spécialistes des pays d'oc, l'a reconsidéré en le mettant au centre d'une histoire aussi large que nécessaire, politique, sociale, économique, culturelle, à partir de documents peu ou mal connus. De part et d'autre de cette horrible année 1209, son passé de vicomté languedocienne et son avenir intégré au royaume de France apparaissent sous des traits nouveaux.
Historiens et g ographes
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L H ritage des Charles De la mort de Charlemagne aux environs de l an mil
Nouvelle histoire de la France médiévale1. Stéphane Lebecq, Les Origines franques (Ve-IXe siècle)2. Laurent Theis, L'Héritage des Charles (de la mort de Charlemagne aux environs de l'an mil)3. Dominique Barthélemy, L'Ordre seigneurial (XIe-XIIe siècle)4. Monique Bourin, Temps d'équilibre, temps de rupture (XIIIe siècle)5. Alain Demurger, Temps de crise, temps d'espoir (XIVe-XVe siècle)Laurent TheisAncien élève de l'Ecole normale suprérieure, il a enseigné l'histoire médiévale en Sorbonne. Il conjugue des activités d'historien, d'éditeur et de critique.
Du Temple de Mars la Chambre de V nus
Hélène Bellon-Méguelle A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Du Temple de Mars la Chambre de V nus Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.
A History of Balance 1250 1375
This groundbreaking history of balance reveals how a new model of equilibrium emerged during the medieval period. Although the ideal of balance and its central place in the workings of nature and society remained unchanged, a greatly expanded sense of what balance is, and can be, developed.
Dreaming in French
A year in Paris . . . since World War II, countless American students have been lured by that vision—and been transformed by their sojourn in the City of Light. Dreaming in French tells three stories of that experience, and how it changed the lives of three extraordinary American women. All three women would go on to become icons, key figures in American cultural, intellectual, and political life, but when they embarked for France, they were young, little-known, uncertain about their future, and drawn to the culture, sophistication, and drama that only Paris could offer. Yet their backgrounds and their dreams couldn’t have been more different. Jacqueline Bouvier was a twenty-year-old debutante, a Catholic girl from a wealthy East Coast family. Susan Sontag was twenty-four, a precocious Jewish intellectual from a North Hollywood family of modest means, and Paris was a refuge from motherhood, a failing marriage, and graduate work in philosophy at Oxford. Angela Davis, a French major at Brandeis from a prominent African American family in Birmingham, Alabama, found herself the only black student in her year abroad program—in a summer when all the news from Birmingham was of unprecedented racial violence. Kaplan takes readers into the lives, hopes, and ambitions of these young women, tracing their paths to Paris and tracking the discoveries, intellectual adventures, friendships, and loves that they found there. For all three women, France was far from a passing fancy; rather, Kaplan shows, the year abroad continued to influence them, a significant part of their intellectual and cultural makeup, for the rest of their lives. Jackie Kennedy carried her love of France to the White House and to her later career as a book editor, bringing her cultural and linguistic fluency to everything from art and diplomacy to fashion and historic restoration—to the extent that many, including Jackie herself, worried that she might seem “too French.” Sontag found in France a model for the life of the mind that she was determined to lead; the intellectual world she observed from afar during that first year in Paris inspired her most important work and remained a key influence—to be grappled with, explored, and transcended—the rest of her life. Davis, meanwhile, found that her Parisian vantage strengthened her sense of political exile from racism at home and brought a sense of solidarity with Algerian independence. For her, Paris was a city of political commitment, activism, and militancy, qualities that would deeply inform her own revolutionary agenda and soon make her a hero to the French writers she had once studied. Kaplan, whose own junior year abroad played a prominent role in her classic memoir, French Lessons, spins these three quite different stories into one evocative biography, brimming with the ferment and yearnings of youth and shot through with the knowledge of how a single year—and a magical city—can change a whole life. No one who has ever dreamed of Paris should miss it.
The Picture of Dorian Gray
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Kindan is an apprentice harper at the Harper Hall but he is finding the lessons very difficult and although he has his friends, Nonala, Kelsa and Verilan, he also has enemies, such as the bully Vaxoram. Things begin to improve for Kindan when he beats Vaxoram in a duel and Vaxoram becomes first his servant and then gradually his trusted friend. Then Kindan impresses a fire-lizard and becomes the proud owner of the magnicent Valla. At the hatching he meets Koriana, daughter of Lord Holder Bemin of Fort Hold. She also impresses and she and Kindan fall in love, but her parents disapprove and she has to return to Fort Hold. Then a plague begins to spread across Pern, killing nearly everyone infected. Kindan and his friends search the harper records to see if they can find a cure, but all they can find is mention of a similar plague over a hundred Turns past. As the plague gets worse Kindan and Vaxoram are sent to Fort Hold to help tend the sick. Kindan will be reunited with Koriana, but will she be free of the plague, and will he be able to find a cure before more people die?
Filled with romantic tales of Lancelot and early Grail legends, this exacting translation of de Troyes' verse narratives written in the 12th century features four romances that expound on the ideals of French chivalry.
In Dragon’s Kin, bestselling author Anne McCaffrey did the unthinkable: for the first time ever, she invited another writer to join her in the skies of her most famous fictional creation. That writer was her son, Todd McCaffrey. Together, they penned a triumphant new chapter in the annals of the extraordinarily popular Dragonriders of Pern. Now, for the first time, Todd McCaffrey flies alone. And Dragonsblood is proof that the future of Pern is in good hands. After all, dragons are in his blood. . . . Never in the dramatic history of Pern has there been a more dire emergency than that which faces the young dragonrider Lorana. A mysterious fatal illness is striking dragons. The epidemic is spreading like wildfire . . . and the next deadly cycle of Threadfall is only days away. Somehow, Lorana must find a cure before the dragons–including her own beloved Arith–succumb to the sickness, leaving Pern undefended. The lyrics of an all-but-forgotten song seem to point toward an answer from nearly five hundred years in the past, when Kitti Ping and her daughter Wind Blossom bred the first dragons from their smaller cousins, the fire-lizards. No doubt the first colonists possessed the advanced technology to find the cure for which Lorana seeks, but over the centuries, that knowledge has been lost. Or has it? For in the distant past, an aged Wind Blossom worries that the germs that affect the fire-lizards may one day turn on larger prey–and unleash a plague that will destroy the dragons, Pern’s only defenders against Thread. But as her people struggle to survive, Wind Blossom has neither the time nor the resources to expend on a future that may never arrive–until suddenly she uncovers evidence that her worst fears will come true. Now two brave women, separated by hundreds of years but joined by bonds transcending time, will become unknowing allies in a desperate race against sickness and Threadfall, with nothing less than the survival of all life on Pern at stake. From the Hardcover edition.