A version in Latin of 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens, translated by Tom Cotton
That Man There!
Author: Tom Cotton
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
A personal memoir of UK National Service, 1954-55, by a former Gunner of the Royal Artillery. Locations move from Oswestry (basic training) to Colchester, Dortmund, Salisbury Plain (advanced training) and back to Germany. The author’s principal service was as a Technical Assistant (TARA) with no. 176 (Abu Klea) Field Battery RA (then a part of 45 Field Regiment).
A readable, narrative history of ancient Rome. The framework is the main course of Roman history, from her mythical origins to the effective establishment of the Empire by Augustus and its consolidation by Vespasian, the first non-patrician emperor, in the second half of the first century AD. It is a book designed to be dipped into easily if the reader is interested in a particular episode or topic. As a study of the Romans it is by no means exhaustive: outside of their wars, politics and personalities it merely glances at their achievements in, for instance, literature, engineering and law. Above all, the book is intended to show that the Romans were an interesting people, whose history makes a worthwhile study in so many ways, many of which can be surprisingly relevant to the modern world, with which there are striking parallels.
Author: Susana Zapke
Publisher: Fundacion BBVA
Author: Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge
Dating the Passion
Author: C. Philipp E. Nothaft
Drawing on computistical and astronomical sources from late antiquity to the Renaissance, this book demonstrates how pre-modern Christian attempts to determine the principal dates of the life of Jesus played an essential role in the development of historical chronology.
Sapientia et eloquentia
Author: Gunilla Iversen, Nicolas Bell
Publisher: Brepols Pub
This book thrusts the reader into the intellectual turmoil of medieval Europe. In interrelated studies of largely unexplored material dating from the ninth through to the fourteenth centuries, the contributors explore changes in functions and forms of liturgical poetry and music, and of biblical interpretation. Although the twelfth century constitutes the main focus, the phenomena dealt with here had roots in earlier times and remained in circulation in later centuries. The cultural heritage of the Carolingian intellectuals tied to the palace school of Charles the Bald is examined in a liturgical context. Forms and ideas from this period were reused and transformed in the twelfth century, as represented here by sequences, tropes, Abelard's poetry, the gloss to Lamentations, and ritual representations or 'liturgical drama'. The two final chapters treat fourteenth-century uses and understandings of Boethius's De institutione musica and the new genre of sequence commentaries, both dealing with later medieval views on music theory and liturgical poetry from an earlier period, thus connecting the end of the book to its beginning. The sections are interspersed with philosophical reflections on overriding themes of the contributions. The volume concludes with an anthology of poetic texts in Latin with English translations and musical transcriptions.
A brief survey of the materials and tools on which the crafts of needlework are based. Includes essays on the origins and manufacture/preparation of the needle, spinning, dyeing, wool, silk, linen, cotton, canvas and synthetic fibres. Text pp. 30.