Paris to the Pyrenees

Paris to the Pyrenees
Author: David Downie
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-11-15
ISBN: 1639360603
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paris to the Pyrenees Book Excerpt:

Part adventure story, part cultural history, this “enjoyably offbeat travelogue” explores the phenomenon of the spiritual pilgrimage (Booklist). Driven by curiosity, wanderlust, and health crises, Downie and his wife walk across Paris on the old pilgrimage route Rue Saint-Jacques then trek about 750 miles south to Roncesvalles, Spain. The eccentric route would take 72 days on Roman roads and The Way of Saint James, the 1,100-year-old pilgrimage network leading to the sanctuary of Saint James the Greater in Spain. It is best known as El Camino de Santiago de Compostela - The Way for short. The object of any pilgrimage is an inward journey manifested in a long, reflective walk. For Downie, the inward journey meets the outer one. More than 20,000 pilgrims take the highly commercialized Spanish route annually, but few cross France. Downie had a goal: to go from Paris to the Pyrenees on age-old trails, making the pilgrimage in his own maverick way.

Paris to the Pyrenees

Paris to the Pyrenees
Author: David Downie
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-04-02
ISBN: 1453298630
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paris to the Pyrenees Book Excerpt:

Part adventure story, part cultural history, this “enjoyably offbeat travelogue” explores the phenomenon of the spiritual pilgrimage (Booklist). Driven by curiosity, wanderlust, and health crises, David Downie and his wife set out from Paris to walk across France to the Pyrenees. Starting on the Rue Saint-Jacques, then trekking 750 miles south to Roncesvalles, Spain, their eccentric route takes 72 days on Roman roads and pilgrimage paths—a 1,100-year-old network of trails leading to the sanctuary of Saint James the Greater. It is best known as El Camino de Santiago de Compostela—“The Way” for short. The object of any pilgrimage is an inward journey manifested in a long, reflective walk. For Downie, the inward journey met the outer one: a combination of self-discovery and physical regeneration. More than 200,000 pilgrims take the highly commercialized Spanish route annually, but few cross France. Downie had a goal: to go from Paris to the Pyrenees on age-old trails, making the pilgrimage in his own maverick way.

Pardon My French

Pardon My French
Author: Sally Hammond
Publsiher: New Holland Publishers (AU)
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1921655607
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pardon My French Book Excerpt:

Pardon My French is Sally's travel journal as she samples the local food, stays in local places (both on and off the beaten track), struggles with the language, discovers history and mysteries, and, of course, collects recipes en route.

Pilgrim Guides to the Roads Through France to Santiago de Compostela

Pilgrim Guides to the Roads Through France to Santiago de Compostela
Author: Marigold Fox,Maurice Fox
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 73
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9781870585378
Category: Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pilgrim Guides to the Roads Through France to Santiago de Compostela Book Excerpt:

Finding List of the Apprentices Library

Finding List of the Apprentices  Library
Author: General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York. Free Library
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1889
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Library catalogs
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding List of the Apprentices Library Book Excerpt:

The Archive Thief

The Archive Thief
Author: Lisa Moses Leff
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-06-09
ISBN: 0199380961
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Archive Thief Book Excerpt:

In the aftermath of the Holocaust, Jewish historian Zosa Szajkowski gathered up tens of thousands of documents from Nazi buildings in Berlin, and later, public archives and private synagogues in France, and moved them all, illicitly, to New York. In The Archive Thief, Lisa Moses Leff reconstructs Szajkowski's story in all its ambiguity. Born into poverty in Russian Poland, Szajkowski first made his name in Paris as a communist journalist. In the late 1930s, as he saw the threats to Jewish safety rising in Europe, he broke with the party and committed himself to defending his people in a new way, as a scholar associated with the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Following a harrowing 1941 escape from France and U.S. army service, Szajkowski struggled to remake his life as a historian, eking out a living as a YIVO archivist in postwar New York. His scholarly output was tremendous nevertheless; he published scores of studies on French Jewish history that opened up new ways of thinking about Jewish emancipation, modernization, and the rise of modern antisemitism. But underlying Szajkowski's scholarly accomplishments were the documents he stole, moved, and eventually sold to American and Israeli research libraries, where they remain today. Part detective story, part analysis of the construction of history, The Archive Thief offers a window into the debates over the rightful ownership of contested Jewish archives and the powerful ideological, economic, and psychological forces that have made Jewish scholars care so deeply about preserving the remnants of their past.

A Book of the Pyrenees

A Book of the Pyrenees
Author: Sabine Baring-Gould
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2020-09-28
ISBN: 1465608303
Category: France
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Book of the Pyrenees Book Excerpt:

The Pyrenees stand up as a natural wall of demarcation between two nations, the French and the Spaniards, just as the mountains of Dauphiné sever the French from the Italians. It has been remarked that these natural barriers are thrown up to part Romance-speaking peoples, whereas the mountain ranges sink to comparative insignificance between the French and the Germans. Over the Jura the French tongue has flowed up the Rhone to Sierre, above the Lake of Geneva, so the Spanish or Catalan has overleaped the Pyrenees in Roussillon, and the Basque tongue has those who speak it in both cis-Pyrenean and trans-Pyrenean Navarre. The Pyrenees are the upcurled lips of the huge limestone sea-bed, that at some vastly remote period was snapped from east to west, and through the fissure thus formed the granite was thrust, lifting along with it the sedimentary rocks. Consequently the Pyrenees consist of from two to three parallel chains. The central and loftiest is that of granite, but where loftiest is hidden on the north side by the upturned reef of limestone. On the south the calcareous bed is lifted in great slabs, but split, and does not form so ragged and so lofty a range. The Pyrenees start steeply out of the Mediterranean, which at a distance of five-and-twenty miles from Cape Creuse, has a depth of over 500 fathoms, and there the limestone flares white and bald in the line of the Albères. But to the west the chain does not drop abruptly into the Atlantic, but trails away for 300 miles, forming the Asturian mountains, and then, curving south, serves to part Galicia from Leon. The range of the Pyrenees dividing France from Spain is 350 miles in length. The chain to the west wears a different aspect from that in the east. The Basque mountains are clothed with trees, pines and birch, walnut and chestnut, and above them are turf and heather. But the eastern extremity is white and barren. This is due to the fact that the Western Pyrenees catch and condense the vapours from the Atlantic, whereas the Oriental Pyrenees do not draw to them heavy and continuous rains. The boundary between the regions and climates is Mont Carlitte. In the Western Pyrenees the snow line lies far lower than in the east. On the former of these glaciers hang in wreaths, whereas there are none in the east. The contrast between the northern and southern slopes is even more marked than that between the extremities of the chain. On the French side are snow, ice, running streams, fertile vales, luxuriant meadows and forests, and valleys and hillsides that sparkle with villages smiling in prosperity. But on the southern slope the eye ranges over barren rocks, sun-baked, scanty pastures, and here and there at long intervals occur squalid clusters of stone hovels, scarce fit to shelter goats, yet serving as human habitations.

Sketches in the Pyrenees

Sketches in the Pyrenees
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1837
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sketches in the Pyrenees Book Excerpt:

The Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London

The Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1849
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Geology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London Book Excerpt:

Index catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General s Office United States Army

Index catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General s Office  United States Army
Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1886
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Incunabula
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Index catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General s Office United States Army Book Excerpt:

Finding List of the Free Library of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York

Finding List of the Free Library of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York
Author: General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York. Free Library
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1888
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Catalogs, Subject
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A New Paradigm for Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology

A New Paradigm for Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
Author: Guibin Jiang,Xiangdong Li
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2019-08-09
ISBN: 9811394474
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Paradigm for Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology Book Excerpt:

This book provides comprehensive coverage of the theoretical developments and technological breakthroughs that have deepened our understanding of environmental pollution and human health, while also promoting a comprehensive strategy to address these problems. The respective chapters highlight groundbreaking concepts fueling the development of environmental chemistry and toxicology; revolutionary analytical and computational approaches providing novel insights into environmental health; and nature-inspired, innovative engineering solutions for tackling complex hazardous exposures. The book also features a forward-looking perspective on emerging environmental issues that call for new research and regulatory paradigms, laying the groundwork for future advances in the broad field of environmental chemistry and toxicology. Written by respected authorities in the field, A New Paradigm for Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology - From Concepts to Insights will offer an invaluable reference guide for concerned researchers and professional practitioners for years to come.

The Post office directory of the brewers and maltsters afterw Kelly s directory of the wine and spirit trades with which are included brewers and maltsters 1st 10th 12th 16th ed

The Post office directory of the brewers and maltsters  afterw   Kelly s directory of the wine and spirit trades  with which are included brewers and maltsters  1st 10th  12th 16th ed
Author: Kelly's directories, ltd
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1884
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Post office directory of the brewers and maltsters afterw Kelly s directory of the wine and spirit trades with which are included brewers and maltsters 1st 10th 12th 16th ed Book Excerpt:

The European Peasant Family and Society

The European Peasant Family and Society
Author: Richard L. Rudolph
Publsiher: Liverpool University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1995-01-01
ISBN: 9780853233282
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The European Peasant Family and Society Book Excerpt:

In recent years the peasant household has become a central focal point of social history. This is true not only because the peasant represents the major element of European society through the nineteenth century, but also because many of the main issues in modern historical debate can be studied within the sphere of the peasant family. This book deals with the European peasant family during the period of transformation from agrarian to industrial society, the time called by some the period of protoindustrialization. The essays in this volume explore some of the major issues concerning the influence of the economy, society and institutions on the peasant household and, conversely, the influence of the peasant household on the outside world. Themes dealt with include the ways in which the physical environment and the economy may make for very different family structures and even affect intra-family relationships; the effects of inheritance, marriage and kinship strategies, as well as social pressure, on peasant family structure and demography; the debate about changing gender roles and status; the debate over the manner and effects of class formation; questions of social and political agency; the nature of gender and parent-child relations; the validity of protoindustrial theory; and the role of peasants in initiating industrialization as consumers, producers and as a labor force. In examining these themes, the essays provide both case studies and innovative analysis by preeminent international scholars in the fields of family and women’s history, economic history and demography.

Hand Book for Travellers in France By John Murray III With five travelling maps

Hand Book for Travellers in France     By John Murray III  With five travelling maps
Author: John Murray (Firm)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 610
Release: 1847
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hand Book for Travellers in France By John Murray III With five travelling maps Book Excerpt:

A Gothic Bibliography Unabridged

A Gothic Bibliography  Unabridged
Author: Montague Summers
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2020-03-25
ISBN: 3750491240
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Gothic Bibliography Unabridged Book Excerpt:

An important and unique work about Gothic fiction, by"the major anthologist of supernatural and Gothic fiction", Montague Summers.

Landscapes and Landforms of France

Landscapes and Landforms of France
Author: Monique Fort,Marie-Françoise André
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2013-08-23
ISBN: 9400770227
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landscapes and Landforms of France Book Excerpt:

The Landforms and Landscapes of France provides an informative and attractive overview of the most scenic landscapes of France. The geodiversity of France is emphasized, for example the glacial landscapes of the Mont-Blanc Massif, the volcanoes of the French Massif Central, the chalk cliffs and sand dunes of the Atlantic coast, the granitic landscapes of Corsica or the lagoons and coral reefs of French Polynesia. The objectives are to provide the reader with an enjoyable and informative description of the selected sites within their regional geographical and geological settings; to offer an up-to-date survey of the evolution of France's landscape; and to give additional information on the cultural value of the selected sites wherever appropriate (prehistoric paintings, legends related to sites, famous vineyards, etc.). The book is a richly illustrated reference work that makes accessible for the first time a wealth of information currently scattered among many national and regional journals. It will be of benefit to earth scientists, environmental scientists, tourism geographers and conservationists

THE AMERICAN ALMANAC AND REPOSITORY OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE FOR THE YEAR 1836

THE AMERICAN ALMANAC AND REPOSITORY OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE  FOR THE YEAR 1836
Author: CHARLES BOWEN
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1835
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

THE AMERICAN ALMANAC AND REPOSITORY OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE FOR THE YEAR 1836 Book Excerpt:

Hand book for travellers in France by J Murray 1st 3rd 14th 16th 18th ed

Hand book for travellers in France  by J  Murray  1st  3rd 14th  16th  18th ed
Author: Murray, John
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1854
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hand book for travellers in France by J Murray 1st 3rd 14th 16th 18th ed Book Excerpt:

Female Economic Strategies in the Modern World

Female Economic Strategies in the Modern World
Author: Beatrice Moring
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-10-06
ISBN: 1317320581
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Female Economic Strategies in the Modern World Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays looks at the various ways in which women have coped financially in a male-dominated world. Chapters focus on Europe and Latin America, and cover the whole of the modern period.