Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy, Norwich John Julius
Автор: Norwich, John Julius Название: Four princes ISBN: 1473632986 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781473632981 Издательство: Little, Brown Рейтинг: Цена: 1011 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The colourful story of the four very different men who created our modern world: Henry VIII, Francis I of France, Charles V of Spain and Suleiman the Magnificent: popular history at its best from John Julius Norwich
Автор: Norwich, John Julius Название: The Middle Sea ISBN: 1400034280 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400034284 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1346 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
This lively and dramatic book brings roaring to life the grand sweep of 5,000 years of history in the cradle of civilization.
A wonderfully illustrated account of the civilizations that rose and fell on the lands bordering the Mediterranean, The Middle Sea represents the culmination of a great historian's unparalleled art and scholarship. John Julius Norwich provides brilliant portraits of the Phoenicians, the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Arabs, the French, the Venetians, the Popes, and the pirates of the Gulf. Above all, he deftly traces the intermingling of ancient conflicts and modern sensibilities that shapes life today on the shores of the Middle Sea.
Автор: Norwich, John Julius Название: Christmas cracker ISBN: 1844567389 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781844567386 Издательство: Hodder Рейтинг: Цена: 1378 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The perfect collection of jokes, anecdotes, quotes and much more, performed live in front of an appreciative audience - a brilliant stocking filler to suit all tastes.
Автор: Norwich Grace Название: I Am #10: Cleopatra ISBN: 0545587530 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780545587532 Издательство: Scholastic Цена: 415 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: As the last pharaoh of ancient Egypt, I ruled alone without the help of my husband. I was a powerful and courageous leader, and I passionately loved my people. Much has been written of my beauty, but I was also known for my composure, wit, and strength. I was a queen who was worshipped as a god. I am Cleopatra. To this day, Cleopatra remains a popular figure in Western culture, with books, plays, and movies devoted to her story. I AM CLEOPATRA will follow her journey from its illustrious beginning to its tragic end. Learn all about this legendary queen's fascinating life in Scholastic's I AM biography series.
Автор: Norwich John Julius Название: Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy ISBN: 1400067154 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400067152 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1923 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Critical praise for ABSOLUTE MONARCHS ""Absolute Monarchs" sprawls across Europe and the Levant, over two millenniums, and with an impossibly immense cast: 265 popes, feral hordes of Vandals, Huns and Visigoths, expansionist emperors, Byzantine intriguers, Borgias and Medicis, heretic zealots, conspiring clerics, bestial inquisitors and more. Norwich manages to organize this crowded stage and produce a rollicking narrative. He keeps things moving at nearly beach-read pace." --Bill Keller, "New York Times" Book Review, Cover review "Renowned historian Norwich offers a rollicking account of the men who held the papal office, their shortcomings and their virtues, and the impact of the papacy on world history. He conducts us masterfully on a tour of the lives of the popes from Peter to Benedict XVI. . . . Entertaining and deeply researched, Norwich's history offers a wonderful introduction to papal lives." --Publishers Weekly "Historian, travel writer, and television documentarian Norwich presents an excellent, often surprising history of that 2,000-year-old institution....he focuses on political history as he traces the evolution of the papacy as an institution, while at the same time providing entertaining profiles of the most historically significant popes....An outstanding historical survey." --Booklist "When Norwich writes, I read; this member of the House of Lords is a notable and engrossing historian, perhaps best known for his monumental study of Byzantium. Here he offers a history of the nearly two-millennia-old papacy that should be popular with many readers." --Library Journal "A spirited, concise chronicle of the accomplishments of the most noteworthy popes. . . . Norwich doesn't skirt controversies, ancient and present, in this broad, clear-eyed assessment." --Kirkus Reviews A SWEEPING CHRONICLE OF ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT--AND CONTROVERSIAL--INSTITUTIONS IN HISTORY With the papacy embattled in recent years, it is essential to have the perspective of one of the world's most accomplished historians. In "Absolute Monarchs," John Julius Norwich captures nearly two thousand years of inspiration and devotion, intrigue and scandal. The men (and maybe one woman) who have held this position of infallible power over millions have ranged from heroes to rogues, admirably wise to utterly decadent. Norwich, who knew two popes and had private audiences with two others, recounts in riveting detail the histories of the most significant popes and what they meant politically, culturally, and socially to Rome and to the world. Norwich presents such brave popes as Innocent I, who in the fifth century successfully negotiated with Alaric the Goth, an invader civil authorities could not defeat, and Leo I, who two decades later tamed (and perhaps paid off) Attila the Hun. Here, too, are the scandalous figures: Pope Joan, the mythic woman said (without any substantiation) to have been elected in 855, and the infamous "pornocracy," the five libertines who were descendants or lovers of Marozia, debauched daughter of one of Rome's most powerful families. "Absolute Monarchs" brilliantly portrays reformers such as Pope Paul III, "the greatest pontiff of the sixteenth century," who reinterpreted the Church's teaching and discipline, and John XXIII, who in five short years starting in 1958 "opened up the church to the twentieth century," instituting reforms that led to Vatican II. Norwich brings the story to the present day with Benedict XVI, who is coping with a global priest sex scandal. Epic and compelling, "Absolute Monarchs" is the astonishing story of some of history's most revered and reviled figures, men who still cast light and shadows on the Vatican and the world today.
Автор: John Julius Norwich Название: A History Of England In 100 Places ISBN: 1848546092 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781848546097 Издательство: Little, Brown Рейтинг: Цена: 1195 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Our nation`s story told through 100 of the most important sites - from Stonehenge to the Gherkin
Автор: Norwich Grace Название: I Am #11: Walt Disney ISBN: 0545629187 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780545629188 Издательство: Scholastic Цена: 415 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: I am the creator of Mickey Mouse. I am Walt Disney. As a child, I had a wild imagination and a great curiosity. As I grew up, I used those qualities to become a cartoonist. Eventually, I turned these drawings into films and began my own animation business. One of my characters, Mickey Mouse, became so popular that movie theaters sold out and I won an Academy Award. After pursuing a career as a film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, entrepreneur and entertainer, I added developer to my resume when I created Disneyland amusement park. I became tremendously successful and beloved by children of all ages because of my belief that even the impossible is possible. I am Walt Disney. To this day, Walt Disney's characters remain some of the most recognizable images in the world. With books, TV shows, films, and amusement parks devoted to his creations, the Walt Disney name lives on. Learn all about this remarkable man's fascinating life in Scholastic's biography series, I AM.
Автор: Norwich, John Julius Название: Middle Sea, The ISBN: 1844133087 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781844133086 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 1151 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Mediterranean has nurtured three of the most dazzling civilisations of antiquity, witnessed the birth or growth of three of our greatest religions and links three of the world`s six continents. This work tells the story of the Middle Sea itself - a story that begins with the Phoenicians and the Pharaohs and ends with the Treaty of Versailles.
Автор: John Julius Norwich Название: Byzantium ISBN: 0140114483 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780140114485 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 1253 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Chronicles events up to the coronation of the heroic Alexius Comnenus in 1081.
Автор: Norwich, John Julius Название: Paradise of Cities ISBN: 1400032377 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400032372 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1026 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: John Julius Norwich's A History of Venice has been dubbed "indispensable" by none other than Jan Morris. Now, in his second book on the city once known as La Serenissima, Norwich advances the story in this elegant chronicle of a hundred years of Venice's highs and lows, from its ignominious capture by Napoleon in 1797 to the dawn of the 20th century. An obligatory stop on the Grand Tour for any cultured Englishman (and, later, Americans), Venice limped into the 19th century-first under the yoke of France, then as an outpost of the Austrian Hapsburgs, stripped of riches yet indelibly the most ravishing city in Italy. Even when subsumed into a unified Italy in 1866, it remained a magnet for aesthetes of all stripes-subject or setting of books by Ruskin and James, a muse to poets and musicians, in its way the most gracious courtesan of all European cities. By refracting images of Venice through the visits of such extravagant (and sometimes debauched) artists as Lord Byron, Richard Wagner, and the inimitable Baron Corvo, Norwich conjures visions of paradise on a lagoon, as enduring as brick and as elusive as the tides.
Автор: Norwich, John Julius Название: A Short History of Byzantium ISBN: 0679772693 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780679772699 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1282 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Norwich, John Julius Название: A History of Venice ISBN: 0679721975 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780679721970 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1792 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
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