« Qui m'aime me suive... », « Voici le commencement de la fin. », « Honni soit qui mal y pense » Une anecdote savoureuse est souvent liée à la plupart de ces célèbres phrases. L'auteur propose ici de remonter le cours de l'Histoire à travers ces citations entrées, pour la plupart, dans notre culture et dans le langage courant. Ces mots synonymes de drame, de gloire ou de défaites ont marqué l'Histoire, exprimant ainsi toute l'intensité d'un événement ou reflétant le caractère d’un personnage face à l’adversité ou à un choix difficile. À eux seuls, ils sont de véritables jalons de l’épopée humaine. L’ambition de ce livre est d’offrir une (re)découverte aisée de l’Histoire grace aux anecdotesqui accompagnent une phrase célèbre. Chaque citation constitue un point d’entrée vers un récit court mais fascinant, un instantané de l’Histoire riche d’enseignement et en réflexions : Une façon comme une autre de s’approprier les grands événements historiques et d’en retenir l’essentiel.
Allah is Not Obliged
Author: Ahmadou Kourouma
ALLAH IS NOT OBLIGED TO BE FAIR ABOUT ALL THE THINGS HE DOES HERE ON EARTH.These are the words of the boy soldier Birahima in the final masterpiece by one of Africa’s most celebrated writers, Ahmadou Kourouma. When ten-year-old Birahima's mother dies, he leaves his native village in the Ivory Coast, accompanied by the sorcerer and cook Yacouba, to search for his aunt Mahan. Crossing the border into Liberia, they are seized by rebels and forced into military service. Birahima is given a Kalashnikov, minimal rations of food, a small supply of dope and a tiny wage. Fighting in a chaotic civil war alongside many other boys, Birahima sees death, torture, dismemberment and madness but somehow manages to retain his own sanity. Raw and unforgettable, despairing yet filled with laughter, Allah Is Not Obliged reveals the ways in which children's innocence and youth are compromised by war. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Story of the Eye
Author: Georges Bataille
Publisher: Penguin UK
Bataille’s first novel, published under the pseudonym ‘Lord Auch’, is still his most notorious work. In this explicit pornographic fantasy, the young male narrator and his lovers Simone and Marcelle embark on a sexual quest involving sadism, torture, orgies, madness and defilement, culminating in a final act of transgression. Shocking and sacreligious, Story of the Eye is the fullest expression of Bataille’s obsession with the closeness of sex, violence and death. Yet it is also hallucinogenic in its power, and is one of the erotic classics of the twentieth century.
Regine Pernoud has addressed herself to the study of many questions about the status of women in the Middle Ages and presents her surprising answers in this captivating work. Here one learns that the most ancient treatise on education in France was written by a woman; and medicine was practiced regularly by women in the thirteenth century; that in the twelfth century the Order of Fontevraud gathered both monks and religious sisters under the authority of an abbess. This is a systematic study that provides a multitude of concrete examples. No aspect of feminine activity in the course of the medieval periods is neglected: administration of property, professions and commerce, the intellectual life, even politics; writers, educators, sovereigns, and those who enlivened the royal courts. Moreover, the author draws from the history of law and the history of events and social customs to sketch something never before attempted, an outline of the evolution of the power of women. This is a classic work without reference to which any inquiry into the questions addressed here must remain incomplete.
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Author: Isabelle De Lisle, Dominique Blanc, Michèle Blanc, Christophe Saïsse
Publisher: Hachette Education
Cet ouvrage vous propose : les cours complets, pour comprendre et retenir l'essentiel ; des conseils, des méthodes et de nombreux exemples pour savoir utiliser ses connaissances dans les exercices ; plus de 800 exercices progressifs, pour bien s'entraîner ; tous les corrigés dans un livret détachable. Cette publication contient aussi une préparation scientifique au Brevet, avec : 10 sujets du Brevet corrigés ; 4 en maths, 3 en français, 3 en histoire/géographie/éducation civique, une présentation des épreuves et des conseils pratiques, les conditions d'attribution du diplôme du brevet mais aussi : des tests préliminaires permettant dans chaque matière, de repérer ses points faibles, afin de choisir les leçons à réviser en priorité ; un guide parents, à télécharger gratuitement sur le site de l'éditeur.
One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize–winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America. Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility -- the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth -- these universal themes dominate the novel. Whether he is describing an affair of passion or the voracity of capitalism and the corruption of government, Gabriel García Márquez always writes with the simplicity, ease, and purity that are the mark of a master. Alternately reverential and comical, One Hundred Years of Solitude weaves the political, personal, and spiritual to bring a new consciousness to storytelling. Translated into dozens of languages, this stunning work is no less than an accounting of the history of the human race.
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity’s future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods. Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. This may seem hard to accept, but, as Harari explains in his trademark style—thorough, yet riveting—famine, plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges. For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals put together. The average American is a thousand times more likely to die from binging at McDonalds than from being blown up by Al Qaeda. What then will replace famine, plague, and war at the top of the human agenda? As the self-made gods of planet earth, what destinies will we set ourselves, and which quests will we undertake? Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century—from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus. With the same insight and clarity that made Sapiens an international hit and a New York Times bestseller, Harari maps out our future.
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Ce livre historique peut contenir de nombreuses coquilles et du texte manquant. Les acheteurs peuvent generalement telecharger une copie gratuite scannee du livre original (sans les coquilles) aupres de l'editeur. Non reference. Non illustre. 1856 edition. Extrait: ...en t'ecrivant. J'ai trouve, en repassant a Bruxelles, le chef d'escadron Jacquin, celui qui m'y avait recu, lorsque pour la premiere fois j'ai fait mon debut a la gamelle du regiment. Il m'a retenu a dejeuner et a diner, et m'a appris que le regiment avait beaucoup souffert dans les dernieres affaires. Tu as vu que nous avions fait une reculade a notre armee d'observation. Nos avant-postes n'ont point encore remue. Ils sont a Siegbourg, Kaiserwert, Elberfeld, sur une ligne a dix lieues plus loin que le Rhin. Sur ce point-la nous sommes inattaquables, ayant toutes les redoutes du Rhin, le fort d'Ehrenbreitstein, et tant d'autres positions inexpugnables. Aussi l'empereur dirige-t-il ses attaques sur Schaffhouse et Bale. Il ne lui serait pas difficile de penetrer par la; mais ils ont une tactique si bete qu'ils ne sauront pas profiter de leurs avantages. Ils ne savent pas, comme nous, faire des trouees, ils ne marchent jamais que sur une grande ligne flasque. Le quartier general de l'armee d'observation va etre a present a Cologne, ce qui rendra cette Yille bien vivante. Ne sois point inquiete de moi, ma bonne mere; nous sommes les chanoines de l'armee. Adieu, je t'embrasse de toute mon ame. J'aurais bien besoin de ma bonne dans mes etapes pour me bassiner mon lit. Mais je n'aurais pas besoin des discours de Deschartres pour m'endormir. La fatigue y supplee. LETTRE XXXV Cologne, le 4 floreal. Enfin, ma bonne mere, j'ai revu les murs et les remparts de Cologne. Ce n'est pas sans peine, val...
Swiss History in a Nutshell gives you an easy-to-read insight into all the major facts of Switzerland's rich history. Illustrated with great humour and with its appealing concept, this book is the perfect companion to be well informed in a brief and accessible way. Among the topics are: the most fascinating moments in Switzerland's rich and colourful history; from its cavemen to its conquests, foundation, growth, independence and prosperity; Switzerland's surprising past as a leading military power in Europe; how Swiss democracy matured through several revolutions; the origins of Swiss cultural differences and how they were overcome to create a stable federal republic; how Switzerland's direct democracy, consensus politics and legendary good industrial relations were achieved. Cartoons (naughty and nice) illustrate this kaleidoscope of key events that have created Switzerland as it is today.
Humor and entertainment were vital to the war effort during World War I. While entertainment provided relief to soldiers in the trenches, it also built up support for the war effort on the home front. This book looks at transnational war culture by examining seemingly light-hearted discourses on the Great War.
H. I. Marrou's A History of Education in Antiquity has been an invaluable contribution in the fields of classical studies and history ever since its original publication in French in 1948. French historian H. I. Marrou traces the roots of classical education, from the warrior cultures of Homer, to the increasing importance of rhetoric and philosophy, to the adaptation of Hellenistic ideals within the Roman education system, and ending with the rise of Christian schools and churches in the early medieval period. Marrou shows how education, once formed as a way to train young warriors, eventually became increasingly philosophical and secularized as Christianity took hold in the Roman Empire. Through his examination of the transformation of Greco-Roman education, Marrou is able to create a better understanding of these cultures.
Author: Patrick Modiano
Surrealistic tale of a double agent during World War II.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Author: Paul Davies, Martin Dubeau
Publisher: Titan Books
Experience Lara Croft's defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour. As she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, Lara will ultimately be forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be. The Shadow of The Tomb Raider Official Art Book features exclusive concept art and developer interviews detailing the climactic conclusion of Lara Croft's origin story where she will experience her defining moment in becoming the Tomb Raider. Game is due to release on 9/14/18 across all major platforms