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The Exiled : A Novel
Posie Graeme-Evans
074344373X
June 14, 2005
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Review
"Obvious comparisons are made to Philippa Gregory, but it is younger and a great deal sexier. I loved it."-- The Bookseller (UK)

Book Description
In this windswept story set in the lusty fifteenth century, the enchanting Anne faces the challenge of raising her child in exile. Always resourceful, she flourishes as a merchant and is able to support her household. But the local businessmen aren't pleased about competing with a woman and her foes are multiplying around her, desperate to put her back in what they believe is her rightful place.Anne has a secret that her enemies could use to destroy her. Her beloved son is the product of a passionate affair with the king, Edward IV, who knows nothing of his existence. If this information were to fall into the wrong hands, it could prove...


An Ethnography of Late Medieval Bruges
Thomas A. Boogaart
0773464212
June 2004
Hardcover
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Lady and the Unicorn
Tracy Chevalier
0452285453
December 2004
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Book Review
If you think you wouldn't raise your skirts for a rakish legend about the purifying powers of a unicorn's horn, then maybe you aren't a 15th-century serving girl under the sway of a velvet-tongued court painter of ill repute. In keeping with her bestselling Girl with a Pearl Earring, and its Edwardian-era follow-up, Falling Angels, Tracy Chevalier's tale of artistic creation and late-medieval amours, The Lady and the Unicorn is a subtle study in social power, and the conflicts between love and duty. Nicolas des Innocents has been commissioned by the Parisian nobleman Jean Le Viste to design a series of large tapestries for his great hall (in real life, the famous Lady and the Unicorn cycle, now in Paris's Musee National du Moyen-Age Thermes de Cluny). While Nicolas is measuring the walls, he meets a beautiful girl who turns...


Belgium
Bernard A. Cook
0820458244
Dec 2002
Hardcover
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Brew Like a Monk : Trappist, Abbey, and Strong Belgian Ales and How to Brew Them
Stan Hieronymus
093738187X
October 25, 2005
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Book Description
Brew Like a Monk delves into monastic brewing, detailing this rich-flavored region of the beer world. It also examines methods for brewing these unique ales suited to commercial and amateur brewers.


Belgium
Bernard A. Cook
0820476471
June 2004
Paperback
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The Hebrew Portuguese Nations In Antwerp And London At The Time Of Charles V And Henry VIII
Aron Di Leone Leoni
0881258660
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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Frozen in Time : The Enduring Legacy of the 1961 U.S. Figure Skating Team
Nikki Nichols
1578602602
January 9, 2006
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From Publishers Weekly
As the U.S. Figure Skating team prepares take center ice at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, competitive figure skater and journalist Nichols takes a soft look at the sport's pivotal moment in this reverential tribute to the 18 skaters (plus friends, family and coaches) who died in 1961 when their plane crashed en route to the world championships in Prague, eliminating the U.S.'s hope for a successful 1964 Winter Olympics and setting into motion a rebuilding process that rushed young skaters into the top echelons of international competition. Nichols's account of the rivalry between Laurence Owen, the daughter of Olympic figure skater Maribel Vinson who appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated the very week of the crash, and Stephanie Westerfeld (both died in the crash) is the extent of scandal readers can...


Waterloo 1815 : The Birth of Modern Europe (Campaign)
Geoff Wootten
1855322102
May 28, 1992
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Book Description
Waterloo holds a special place among the great battles of history. The climax of more than twenty years of war, it was indeed a close-run affair, matching two of the world's greatest generals - Napoleon and Wellington. This volume covers the entire campaign including the battles of Quatre Bras, Ligny and Wavre, with five full-colour maps and three highly detailed bird's eye views showing decisive moments in the action. An excellent sense of the closeness of the battle is communicated - Wellington himself claimed it was "the nearest thing you ever saw in your life" - and this gripping account shows the full justice of that statement.

From the Publisher
Highly visual guides to history's greatest conflicts, detailing the command strategies, tactics, and experiences of the opposing...


From The Congo Free State To Zaire
Jacques Depelchin
1870784111
Apr 1992
Hardcover
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Touring the Low Countries
Kees Van Strien
9053563059
Dec 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
Touring the Low Countries is an anthology of approximately forty travel documents by British tourists - journals, letters, and financial accounts - most of them published here for the first time.
The United Provinces and the Spanish Netherlands, with all the variety of their contrasting cultural climates, were regarded as an ideal destination for a short trip abroad. A six weeks' tour through Holland, Brabant and Flanders could be just as educational and enjoyable as a Grand Tour, which for most people was financially out of reach. More direct and colorful than any analytical study of the subject, this book presents the reader with images of the Low Countries that the tourists wished to convey to their contemporaries at home.

The anthology will appeal both to students of travel and to those interested...


Niccolo Rising : The First Book of The House of Niccolo (Vintage)
Dorothy Dunnett
0375704779
March 30, 1999
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From Library Journal
Dunnett has chosen the 15th-century Low Countries as the setting for her new historical series. The four-page list of characters announces the panoply of individuals, many based on historical persons. The fictional Claus, later Niccolo, is an apprentice at the Bruges branch of the Charetty company, run by the widowed owner. Claus is an engima, seemingly a buffoon getting into scrapes with Felix, the Charetty heir, but also capable of initiating a courier service in connection with the Charetty commercial and mercenary ventures. In an era of economic and political intrigue, Claus makes the most of all opportunitiesromantic and business. The action is swift; major and peripheral characters are well developed; and settings and events are interestingly depicted. The unresolved plots leave the door open for a sequel....


Language and Politics
Els Witte
9054872527
July 2001
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Book Description
The authors of this historical survey endeavor to describe the different stages of language dominance in all its complexity. The first aim is to define this evolution to the socio-political and cultural relationships in Belgium and the general linguistic and political strategies as they were and have always been put into effect throughout the world.


Battle of the Bulge Through the Lens: Through the Lens
Philip M. Vorwald
1870067231
December 1, 2000
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Political History of Belgium from 1830 Onwards
Els Witte
9054872764
July 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
The new political history of Belgium provides the reader with insights into the management of the economic recession of the 1980s, the constitutional reforms of 1988 and 1992-93, into recent developments among political parties and pressure groups and the problems facing them today, and into the changing relations between parliament, the government and the titular head of state.


The Dead of Winter: How Battlefield Investigators, WWII Veterans, and Forensic Scientists Solved the Mystery of the Bulge's Lost Soldiers
Bill Warnock
1596090855
October 25, 2005
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Book Description
Honor can never be left behind.

Sixty years ago, as Allied forces pushed across Europe, the Nazis launched a desperate, overwhelming attack that caught them unprepared, setting off what would become known as one of the bloodiest, most brutal battles in human history: the Battle of the Bulge. Then, more than half a century after the last shots of World War II were fired, a team of forensic scientists and relic hunters enlisted the aid of several veterans of the Bulge for one last mission: to return to the battle site and recover the lost remains of their brothers-in-arms, to ensure they would be buried with all the honors they deserve. Written by a member of the expedition, this is a story of loyalty and the bonds of war, a compelling scientific mystery, and a long-awaited homecoming for families who waited...


Studies in Central European Histories, the Cross and the Ballot
Ellen Lovell Evans
0391040952
Jan 1999
Hardcover
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Golden Age of Flemish Art
William Gaunt
0517416468


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Scales of Gold : The Fourth Book of The House of Niccolo (Vintage)
Dorothy Dunnett
0375704809
June 1, 1999
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From Publishers Weekly
From the glassworks of Murano to the commercial hub of Timbuktu--and through fearsome peril on land and sea--entrepreneurship, religion, gold fever, friendship and revenge fuel this rich historical romance from a masterful raconteur. In 1464, adventurer and merchant banker Nicholas van der Pole (hero of three previous Dunnett novels) returns to Venice to find his financial empire in jeopardy due to the Crusades and the onslaught of powerful, unscrupulous competitors. Closely guarding the specifics of his mission, Nicholas sets out for Africa and its gold trade, taking with him his closest friend Loppe, guide and former slave; Father Godscalc, a would-be missionary to Ethiopia; Diniz, his impetuous young cousin; and Gelis van Borselen, a strong, brilliant woman who blames Nicholas for the death of her sister....

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