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Download E-books The Duel in Early Modern England: Civility, Politeness and Honour (Ideas in Context) PDF

By Markku Peltonen

Arguments in regards to the perform of the duel in early smooth England have been frequent. Markku Peltonen, the celebrated highbrow historian, examines the controversy, and divulges how the ethical and ideological prestige of duelling was once thought of inside of a much wider cultural context of courtesy, civility and politeness. knowing the duel comprises realizing an important matters within the cultural and ideological historical past of Stuart England. Peltonen's wide-ranging examine engages the eye of an important viewers of historians and cultural and literary students.

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Download E-books Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague PDF

By Geraldine Brooks

An unforgettable story of a courageous younger lady through the plague in seventeenth century England from the writer The mystery Chord and of March, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. 

while an contaminated bolt of fabric incorporates plague from London to an remoted village, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an not likely heroine and healer. via Anna's eyes we stick with the tale of the fateful yr of 1666, as she and her fellow villagers confront the unfold of disorder and superstition. As loss of life reaches into each family and villagers flip from prayers to murderous witch-hunting, Anna needs to locate the energy to confront the disintegration of her group and the entice of illicit love. As she struggles to outlive and develop, a yr of disaster turns into as a substitute annus mirabilis, a "year of wonders."

Inspired by way of the genuine tale of Eyam, a village within the rugged hill state of England, Year of Wonders is a richly unique evocation of a unique second in background. Written with lovely emotional intelligence and introducing "an inspiring heroine" (The Wall road Journal), Brooks blends love and studying, loss and renewal right into a spellbinding and unforgettable learn.

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