krainaksiazek callista a tale of the third century 20095053

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Callista: A Tale of the Third Century - 2848309843

178,23 zł

Callista: A Tale of the Third Century

Książki

Sklep: KrainaKsiazek.pl

Callista: A Tale of the Third Century - 2848805108

172,29 zł

Callista: A Tale of the Third Century

Książki

Sklep: KrainaKsiazek.pl

Callista: A Tale of the Third Century - 2848300942

178,23 zł

Callista: A Tale of the Third Century

Książki

Sklep: KrainaKsiazek.pl

Callista: A Sketch of the Third Century - 2848301083

166,35 zł

Callista: A Sketch of the Third Century

Książki

Sklep: KrainaKsiazek.pl

Tale of Agony - 2212827459

113,90 zł

Tale of Agony American Institute of Polish Culture

Inne 1

The fifth and last volume of Jasienica's history of Poland covers the period from the death in 1696 of King Jan Sobieski to 1797 - the partition of the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania by Russia, Prussia and Austria. It was a century of struggle for political reform, culminating in the proclamation in 1791 of the Constitution of the Third of May, the first written constitution in Europe, second only in the world to that of the United States. Until then, the Commonwealth government had relied on medieval traditions. There was a parliament (called Seym), but it was paralyzed by the requirement of a unanimous vote, which meant a single veto could overrule the majority. The kings of Poland were elected following the extinction of the Jagiellonian dynasty. Chaos resulted, weakening the nation in its relations with powers ruled by absolute monarchs.

Sklep: Albertus.pl

More All-Of-A-Kind Family - 2844866971

117,25 zł

More All-Of-A-Kind Family Listen & Live Audio

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

In the third book of Sydney Taylor's classic children's series. Ella finds a boyfriend and Henny disagrees with Papa over her curfew. Thus, continues the tale of a Jewish family of five sisters living at the turn of the century in New York's Lower East Side.

Sklep: Libristo.pl

Jataka Tales - 2826814886

36,33 zł

Jataka Tales Abela Publishing

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

A social Enterprise Project. The Jatakas, or birth-stories, form one of Buddhism's sacred books. They relate the adventures of the Buddha in his former existences. Carved railings around the relic shrines of Sanchi in Madhya Pradesh and Amaravati in Andhra Pradesh indicate that the birth-stories were widely known in the third century B.C. The Jataka Tales contain deep truths, and are calculated to impress lessons of great moral beauty. The tale of the Merchant of Seri, who gave up all that he had in exchange for a golden dish, embodies much the same idea as the New Testament's parable of the priceless pearl. The tale of the Measures of Rice illustrates the importance of a true estimate of values. The tale of the Banyan Deer, which offered its life to save a roe and her young, illustrates self-sacrifice of the noblest sort. The tale of the Sandy Road is one of the finest in the collection. While some of the stories are based in Buddhist ideology, many are age-old fables, the flotsam and jetsam of folk-lore that have appeared under various guises throughout the centuries. At times they have been used merely as merry tales, and at other times they're used as literature, as by Chaucer, who unwittingly puts a Jataka story into the mouth of his Pardoner when he tells the tale of "the Ryotoures three." Captivate yourself with the charm of these 18 Jataka Tales. Let their quaint humour and gentle earnestness teach you the wholesome lessons of the Buddhist ideology, among them the duty of kindness to animals. 33% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to organisations that specialise in educational scholarships.

Sklep: Libristo.pl

Blood Doctor - 2212839586

32,40 zł

Blood Doctor Penguin

Powieści i opowiadania

Blood. That

Sklep: Albertus.pl

On Armor - 2826958261

521,82 zł

On Armor Greenwood Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

On Armor tells three important and interconnected stories. The first is a tale of a technology, in particular, the rise and fall of the main battle tank-a type of armored vehicle that came to dominate land warfare in the middle of the 20th century but is now obsolete. The second is a history of ideas. The problem that armored vehicles created for 20th-century armies was as much about concepts of operation as it was about technology. Those who got the philosophy right did well. Those who lacked either the imagination or the intellectual capital to understand the rapidly evolving potential of the armored vehicle failed miserably. The third story is one of organization. Gudmundsson pays particular attention to how armored vehicles were combined with other forces to form an extraordinarily rich variety of units and formations. He also comments on the current and future roles various types of armor will play on the battlefield. The main battle tank is probably the single most important fighting vehicle of the 20th century. At the same time, as Gudmundsson makes clear, it is only one of the many different types of armored vehicle that have played an important role in recent warfare. Neither the past glory nor the current obsolescence of the main battle tank can be understood without reference to vehicles such as the armored car, assault guns of various kinds, armored engineer vehicles, and armored personnel carriers. This text also explores the role that mobile operations in World War I played in fostering the development of armored warfare; the rapid decline of the French Army from its highpoint as the leading tank army in the world; the role that weapons other than the tank played in the rise of the German armored force; and the relationship between British ideas of armored warfare and the growth of the American armored force in World War I.

Sklep: Libristo.pl

Night Manager - 2826670996

47,28 zł

Night Manager Penguin

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

In The Night Manager, John le Carre's first post-Cold War novel, an ex-soldier helps British Intelligence penetrate the secret world of ruthless arms dealers. "Le Carre is the equal of any novelist now writing in English". (Guardian). "A marvellously observed relentless tale". (Observer). At the start of it all, Jonathan Pine is merely the night manager at a luxury hotel. But when a single attempt to pass on information to the British authorities - about an international businessman at the hotel with suspicious dealings - backfires terribly, and people close to Pine begin to die, he commits himself to a battle against powerful forces he cannot begin to imagine. In a chilling tale of corrupt intelligence agencies, billion-dollar price tags and the truth of the brutal arms trade, John le Carre creates a claustrophobic world in which no one can be trusted. "Complex and intense ...page-turning tension". (San Francisco Chronicle). "When I was under house arrest I was helped by the books of John le Carre ...they were a journey into the wider world...These were the journeys that made me feel that I was not really cut off from the rest of humankind". (Aung San Suu Kyi). "One of those writers who will be read a century from now". (Robert Harris). "He can communicate emotion, from sweating fear to despairing love, with terse and compassionate conviction". (Sunday Times (on The Spy Who Came in from the Cold)). "Return of the master...Having plumbed the devious depths of the Cold War, le Carre has done it again for our nasty new age". (The Times (on Our Kind of Traitor)). John le Carre was born in 1931. His third novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, secured him a worldwide reputation, which was consolidated by the acclaim for his trilogy Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Honourable Schoolboy and Smiley's People. His recent novels include The Constant Gardener, A Most Wanted Man and Our Kind of Traitor.

Sklep: Libristo.pl

Harvard Square - 2845521943

133,75 zł

Harvard Square INGRAM INTERNATIONAL

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Andre Aciman has been hailed as "the most exciting new fiction writer of the twenty-first century" (New York magazine), a "brilliant chronicler of the disconnect between who we are and who we wish we might have been" (Wall Street Journal), and a writer of "fiction at its most supremely interesting" (Colm Toibin). Now, with his third and most ambitious novel, Aciman delivers an elegant and powerful tale of the wages of assimilation a moving story of an immigrant s remembered youth and the nearly forgotten costs and sacrifices of becoming an American. It s the fall of 1977, and amid the lovely, leafy streets of Cambridge a young Harvard graduate student, a Jew from Egypt, longs more than anything to become an assimilated American and a professor of literature. He spends his days in a pleasant blur of seventeenth-century fiction, but when he meets a brash, charismatic Arab cab driver in a Harvard Square cafe, everything changes. Nicknamed Kalashnikov Kalaj for short for his machine-gun vitriol, the cab driver roars into the student s life with his denunciations of the American obsession with "all things jumbo and ersatz" Twinkies, monster television sets, all-you-can-eat buffets and his outrageous declarations on love and the art of seduction. The student finds it hard to resist his new friend s magnetism, and before long he begins to neglect his studies and live a double life: one in the rarified world of Harvard, the other as an exile with Kalaj on the streets of Cambridge. Together they carouse the bars and cafes around Harvard Square, trade intimate accounts of their love affairs, argue about the American dream, and skinny-dip in Walden Pond. But as final exams loom and Kalaj has his license revoked and is threatened with deportation, the student faces the decision of his life: whether to cling to his dream of New World assimilation or risk it all to defend his Old World friend. Harvard Square is a sexually charged and deeply American novel of identity and aspiration at odds. It is also an unforgettable, moving portrait of an unlikely friendship from one of the finest stylists of our time."

Sklep: Libristo.pl

Reunion of Ghosts - 2847850414

79,80 zł

Reunion of Ghosts HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

A compulsively readable literary masterpiece, 'A Reunion of Ghosts' is the shared confessional of three sisters who have decided to kill themselves at the end of the 20th century, honouring the dark legacy that has haunted their extraordinary family for decades. How do three sisters write a single suicide note? In the waning days of 1999, the Alter sisters - Lady, Vee, and Delph - finalise their plans to end their lives. Their reasons are not theirs alone; they are the last in a long line of Alters who have killed themselves, beginning with their great-grandmother, the wife of a Jewish Nobel Prize-winning chemist who developed the first poison gas used in World War I and the lethal agent used in Third Reich gas chambers. The chemist himself, their son Richard, and Richard's children all followed suit. The childless sisters also define themselves by their own bad luck. Lady, the oldest, never really resumed living after her divorce. Vee is facing cancer's return. And Delph, the youngest, is resigned to a spinster's life of stifled dreams. But despite their pain they love each other fiercely, and share a darkly brilliant sense of humour. As they gather in the ancestral Upper West Side apartment to close the circle of the Alter curse, an epic story about four generations of one family - inspired in part by the troubled life of German-Jewish Fritz Haber, Nobel Prize winner and inventor of chlorine gas - unfolds. 'A Reunion of Ghosts' is a magnificent tale of fate and blood, sin and absolution; partly a memoir of sisters unified by a singular burden, partly an unflinching eulogy of those who have gone before, and above all an profound commentary on the events of the 20th century.

Sklep: Libristo.pl

Romance of the Rose - 2826707988

229,57 zł

Romance of the Rose Princeton University Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Many English-speaking readers of the "Roman de la rose", the famous dream allegory of the thirteenth century, have come to rely on Charles Dahlberg's elegant and precise translation of the Old French text. His line-by-line rendering in contemporary English is available again, this time in a third edition with an updated critical apparatus. Readers at all levels can continue to deepen their understanding of this rich tale about the Lover and his quest - against the admonishments of Reason and the obstacles set by Jealousy and Resistance - to pluck the fair Rose in the Enchanted Garden. The original introduction by Dahlberg remains an excellent overview of the work, covering such topics as the iconographic significance of the imagery and the use of irony in developing the central theme of love. His new preface reviews selected scholarship through 1990, which examines, for example, the sources and influences of the work, the two authors, the nature of the allegorical narrative as a genre, the use of first person, and the poem's early reception. The new bibliographic material incorporates that of the earlier editions. The sixty-four miniature illustrations from thirteenth-and fifteenth-century manuscripts are retained, as are the notes keyed to the Langlois edition, on which the translation is based.

Sklep: Libristo.pl

Educated Ape and Other Wonders of the Worlds - 2842369128

90,27 zł

Educated Ape and Other Wonders of the Worlds GOLLANCZ

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

An epic in four movements, this is the third book in Robert Rankin's highly acclaimed meta-Victorian series. Comparable to Pratchett or Douglas Adams, the Father of Far Fetched Fiction has pulled out all of the stops with this riotous tale of wicked women, a dangerous detective and Darwin the educated ape. Lord Brentford has a dream. To create a Grand Exposition that will showcase The Wonders of the Worlds and encourage peace between the inhabited planets of Venus, Jupiter and Earth. Ernest Rutherford has a dream. To construct a time ship, powered by the large hadron collider he has built beneath the streets of London . Cameron Bell is England's greatest detective and he, too, has a dream. To solve the crime of the century before it takes place, without blowing up any more of London's landmarks. Darwin is a monkey butler and he also has a dream. To end Man's inhumanity to Monkey and bring a little joy into the world. Lavinia Dharkstorrm has a dream of her own. Although hers is more of a nightmare. To erase Man and Monkey alike from the face of the Earth and to hasten in the End of Days. Then there is the crime-fighting superlady, all those chickens from the past and the unwelcome arrival of The Antichrist. Things are looking rather grim on planet Earth.

Sklep: Libristo.pl

Salt Road - 2847098701

53,63 zł

Salt Road VIKING

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Jane Johnson's "The Salt Road" is a magical historical adventure which brings the most unlikely of people together in an epic quest that spans the decades and the hot, shifting sands of Morocco. 'My dear Isabelle, in the attic you will find a box with your name on it.' Isabelle's archaeologist father dies leaving a puzzle: a mysterious African amulet. But what is it? And why did he want her to have it? On impulse she takes a plane to Morocco to find out. But has Isabelle's curiosity got the better of her? Almost killed in an accident which damages the amulet (revealing more of its secrets), she realises she must be careful. But when her rescuer, Taib, who knows the dunes and their peoples, offers to help uncover the amulet's history, she cannot resist uncovering the story of Tin Hanan - She of the Tents - who made a legendary desert crossing alone, and her descendant Mariata. Across years and over hot, shifting sands, tracking the Salt Road, the stories of Isabelle and Taib, Mariata and her lover, become entangled with that of the lost amulet. It is a tale of souls wounded by history and of love blossoming on barren ground. Praise for Jane Johnson: "An exotic page-turner that links the fates of two women". ("Woman & Home"). "A magical Moroccan adventure ...unputdownable". ("She"). "An unashamedly escapist page-turner that will be enjoyed by fans of Kate Mosse". ("Daily Mail"). "Atmospheric and hugely romantic". (Marie Claire). Jane Johnson is from Cornwall and worked for many years in London. In 2005 she was in Morocco researching the story of a distant ancestor kidnapped by Barbary pirates and sold into slavery - the basis of her first novel, "The Tenth Gift" - when a near-fatal climbing accident caused her to rethink her future. She returned home, gave up her office job in London and moved to Morocco - where she found and married her Berber husband. Her third novel, "The Sultan's Wife" is set in sixteenth century Morocco and England and is published by Penguin.

Sklep: Libristo.pl

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