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The Path to Rome
Hilaire Belloc
048644001X
March 2005
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Hilaire Belloc’s best work--according to the author, as well as most critics--The Path to Rome is less concerned with Rome itself than with a pilgrim's journey to the Eternal City. A spirited Catholic apologist, Belloc traveled on foot from Toul (near Nancy), France, and crossed the Alps and the Apennines in order to, in his words, "see all Europe which the Christian Faith has saved." Afterward, he turned his pen from his usual polemics to literature, and related in finely crafted prose his myriad experiences with the people he met along the way, as well as his reflections on tradition, politics, landscape, and much else. Throughout, the work abounds in Belloc's inimitable wit and good humor, and displays his profound love for the land, his faith, and his fellow man.


Romance of Tristan and Iseult
Joseph M. Bedier
0679750169
June 1994
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The first complete English edition, brilliantly translated....Throughout it retains the beauty and sense of fatality that have made it one of legendary literature's most fascinating tales." -- Time

A tale of chivalry and doomed, transcendent love. The Romance of Tristan and Iseult is one of the most resonant works of Western literature, as well as the basis for our enduring idea of romance. The story of the Cornish knight and the Irish princess who meet by deception, fall in love by magic, and pursue that love in defiance of heavenly and earthly law has inspired artists from Matthew Arnold to Richard Wagner. But nowhere has it been retold with greater eloquence and dignity than in Joseph Bedier's edition, which weaves several medieval sources into a seamless whole, elegantly translated by Hilaire Belloc and Paul...


Cautionary Tales for Children
Edward Gorey
0151007152
December 2002
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From School Library Journal
Adult/High School-Tales is written in the style of a picture book, with sprightly little rhymes that speak of the foibles of children and the horrible consequences thereof. First penned nearly a century ago, the sort of story that Belloc parodies continues to be written today and read to youngsters, but readers who are more sophisticated will better appreciate these tales of disproportionate punishment. Children are whimsically eaten by lions or consigned to life as a bootblack for their sins-or, by contrast, a boy who fires a loaded gun at his sister is reprimanded sternly. Gorey's artfully antiquated style exactly fits Belloc's writing and brings this edition to life-a single pen-and-ink line shows the sister's satisfaction at hearing her brother called to task. The previously unpublished illustrations...


Old Thunder: A Life of Hilaire Belloc
Joseph Pearce
0898709423
October 2002
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Hilaire Belloc is one of the most important, revered and reviled writers of the twentieth century. A social commentator, a master of finely crafted prose and a poet of great wit, he continues to fascinate. Joseph Pearce examines the lasting impact of this prolific writer and social commentator on British intellectual life. As President of the Oxford Union, he immersed himself in historical studies and championed Catholicism. Later, as a Liberal MP, he became disillusioned with party politics, expressing his sentiments about both socialism and capitalism in his novels and pamphlets. Considered one of the most important Christian writers of the twentieth century, admired for his understanding of modern England and in the company of men like Sassoon, G.K. Chesterton and Waugh, Belloc's fascinating character is...


Inquisition a Political and Military Study of Its Establishment
Hoffman Nickerson
0766136841
Jan 2003
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1923. The author describes how the Albigensian Crusade led to the Inquisition. With two maps, a bibliography, and a preface by Hilaire Belloc. The author also discusses the relevance of the historical lessons of this period to American prohibition. Contents: Mediaeval recovery of civilization; Languedoc and the Albigenses; Preliminaries of the Crusade; Albigensian Crusade - The early war; Albigensian Crusade - Muret and its sequel; Mendicant Orders and the Inquisition; Epilogue on prohibition.


Romance of Tristan and Iseult
Retold by J. Bedier
0486440192
February 2005
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Review
The first complete English edition, brilliantly translated....Throughout it retains the beauty and sense of fatality that have made it one of legendary literature's most fascinating tales." -- Time

A tale of chivalry and doomed, transcendent love. The Romance of Tristan and Iseult is one of the most resonant works of Western literature, as well as the basis for our enduring idea of romance. The story of the Cornish knight and the Irish princess who meet by deception, fall in love by magic, and pursue that love in defiance of heavenly and earthly law has inspired artists from Matthew Arnold to Richard Wagner. But nowhere has it been retold with greater eloquence and dignity than in Joseph Bedier's edition, which weaves several medieval sources into a seamless whole, elegantly translated by Hilaire Belloc and Paul...


Richelieu
Hilaire Belloc
0766173283
July 2003
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In this study, the author is dealing with one matter only, but a matter of supreme importance, and one which the bulk of our contemporaries have allowed to fall into the background or have even ignored. It is by far the greatest consideration attaching to that very great name, Richelieu. It is the permanent deflection of Europe from his time to ours, into a state which leaves Christians divided doubly: which has broken Christendom into a mosaic of nationalities: which has erected the worship of nationality into a religion usurping the ancient religion whereby Europe came to be: and which has left a line of cleavage between the Catholic and the Protestant culture which has become a gulf increasing before our eyes. Illustrated.


Path to Rome
Hilaire Belloc
0898709202
April 2003
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Book Description
Belloc describes his pilgrimage on foot from France to Rome providing a portrait of western Europe before the World Wars. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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When that first Proverb-Maker who has imposed upon all peoples by his epigrams and his fallacious half-truths, his empiricism and his wanton appeals to popular ignorance, I say when this man (for I take it he was a man, and a wicked one) was passing through France he launched among the French one of his pestiferous phrases, 'Ce n'est que le premier pas qui coute' and this in a rolling-in-the-mouth self-satisfied kind of a manner has been repeated since his day at least seventeen million three hundred and sixty-two thousand five hundred and four times by a great mass of Ushers. ...


Wolsey
Hilaire Belloc
0766173291
July 2003
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1930. This study of Wolsey makes no pretense to detail. Its object is to establish character and motive in him and his contemporaries. To the particulars of his life no one can pretend to add much since the recent work of Professor Pollard. Our literature as a whole approves the relocation called The Reformation. The nation has long and rightly ascribed to the Reformation the qualities on which it prides itself. On this account the general bias has lain towards the better interpretation of motive in those who promoted the great change and the worse in those who impeded it. The just truth lying between the two distortions is often so novel as to sound paradoxical. It should be presented; and the author hopes the reader will agree that where he set down what may seem unusual, he has given his reasons for each...


The Path to Rome
Hilaire Belloc
1404385487
July 2003
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Book Description
Belloc describes his pilgrimage on foot from France to Rome providing a portrait of western Europe before the World Wars. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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When that first Proverb-Maker who has imposed upon all peoples by his epigrams and his fallacious half-truths, his empiricism and his wanton appeals to popular ignorance, I say when this man (for I take it he was a man, and a wicked one) was passing through France he launched among the French one of his pestiferous phrases, 'Ce n'est que le premier pas qui coute' and this in a rolling-in-the-mouth self-satisfied kind of a manner has been repeated since his day at least seventeen million three hundred and sixty-two thousand five hundred and four times by a great mass of Ushers. ...


Towns of Destiny
Hilaire Belloc
0766173658
Aug 2003
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1927. Contents: Spain: Entry into Spain; Saragossa; Segovia; Laraiche and Cadiz; Tarragona and the Catalans; Salamanca; Portugal: Vizeu; Oporto; Recovered Country: Islam and Christendom; Cefalu; Palma of Majorca; Sousse, Which is Hadrumetum; Guelma; Constantine; Cherchell, Which is Caesarea; Timgad and Volubilis; Hill of Carthage; France: Monuments of the Rhone; Rocamadour; Perigueux; Great House of Durtal; Chalus; Vire; Le Mans; The Rhine March: Aix-la-Chapelle; Metz; Treves; Bonn; Worms and Spires; Vosges; Tournai: Tournai and the Field of Fontenoy; Three Towns of Life and Death: Narbonne; Chaise Dieu; Corneto. Illustrated.


How the Reformation Happened
Hilaire Belloc
0895554658
October 1992
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1928. Two historical problems are of prime importance to our race. To understand them sufficiently is to understand ourselves. To misapprehend them is to misapprehend our own nature: what made our culture and what threatens to destroy it. The first of these problems is the conversion of the Roman Empire to Catholicism. How came the pagan world to be baptized? What made Christendom? The second is the disaster of the 16th century. How came Christendom to suffer shipwreck? What made the Reformation? It is the second question which Belloc approaches in this book. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


From Belloc to Churchill: Private Scholars, Public Culture, and the Crisis of British Liberalism, 1900-1939
Victor Feske
0807846015
November 1996
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Mercy of Allah
Hilaire Belloc
0766173674
Aug 2003
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Book Description
1922. This book is one of the series entitled The Phoenix Library. Contents: Al-Rafsat or the kick; Al-Durar or the pearls; Al-Tawajin or the pipkins; Al-Kantara or the bridge; Milh or salt; Al-Wukala or the lawyers; Ghanamat or the sheep; Al-Bustan or the orchard; camels and dates; Al-Hisan or the horse; Al-Wali or the holy one; new quarter of the city; money made of paper; peace of the soul.


Great Heresies
Hilaire Belloc
0895554755
October 1993
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Joan of Arc
Hilaire Belloc
0766174360
July 2003
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1930. She was so young when she heard a Voice speaking to her of the faith and its observance, and gave her an order that she should seek the uncrowned King of France, dispossessed by his foes, and rescue him and crown him at Rheims. She told no one, but turned to a new piety as she grew into womanhood, cherishing the poor, and at her prayers continually till her devotion seemed ridiculous to those around her. And she had vowed her virginity to God "so long as it should Him please," but on this also she held her peace. Such is the beginning of the story of Joan of Arc.

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