Manuel Du Bibliophile

Ou Traité Du Choix Des Livres, Contenant Des Développemens Sur la Nature Des Ouvrages Les Plus Propres À Former Une Collection Précieuse, Et Particulièrement Sur Les Chefs-d'œuvre de la Littérature Sacrée, Grecque, Latine, Franc̜aise, Étrangère; Avec Les Jugemens Qu'en Ont Portés Les Plus Célèbres Critiques; Une Indication Des Morceaux Les Plus Saillans de Ces Chefs-d'œuvre; la Liste Raisonnée Des Éditions Les Plus Belles Et Les Plus Correctes Des Principaux Auteurs, Anciens Et Modernes, Avec Les Prix; la Manière de Disposer Une Bibliothèque, de Préserver Les Livres de Toute Avarie, Avec Des Détails Sur Leurs Formats, Sur Les Différens Genres de Reliûres, Etc., Etc., Etc., Et Une Ample Table Des Matières

Author: Gabriel Peignot



Category: Best books


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The Letters of Peter of Celle

Author: Peter (of Celle, Bishop of Chartres)

Publisher: Clarendon Press


Category: History

Page: 777

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Peter of Celle, abbot of the great Benedictine houses of Montier-la-Celle (c.1145-62) and Saint-Remi, Reims (1162-81), and bishop of Chartres (1181-3), was a figure of considerable authority and influence in twelfth-century France. Close to the royal family and to the court of Champagne, afriend of John of Salisbury and a supporter of Thomas Becket, known to Saint Bernard and to Peter the Venerable, his connections were impressive. In his letters, however, it is the concerns and ideals of the monastic world which are to the fore. At a time of unprecedented upheaval in westernreligious life, Peter's circle embraced many members of the new orders, Cistercians, Carthusians, and Grandmontines among them. His letters form an eloquent testimony to the power of friendship and co-operation at a time of frequent tension and rivalry. They offer a unique insight into the idealsand values of the monastic world, through the strong voice and critical eye of one of its leading proponents, at a crucial turning point for western religion.

Nicolas-Louis De La Caille, Astronomer and Geodesist

Author: Ian Stewart Glass

Publisher: OUP Oxford


Category: Science

Page: 200

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La Caille was one of the observational astronomers and geodesists who followed Newton in developing ideas about celestial mechanics and the shape of the earth. He provided data to the great 18th-century mathematicians involved in understanding the complex gravitational effects that the heavenly bodies have on one another. Observing from the Cape of Good Hope, he made the first ever telescopic sky survey and gave many of the southern constellations their present-day names. He measured the paths of the planets and determined their distances by trigonometry. In addition, he made a controversial measurement of the radius of the earth that seemed to prove it was pear-shaped. On a practical level, La Caille developed the method of `Lunars' for determining longitudes at sea. He mapped the Cape. As an influential teacher he propagated Newton's theory of universal gravitation at a time when it was only beginning to be accepted on the European continent. This book gives the most comprehensive overview so far available of La Caille's life and work, showing how he interacted with his often difficult colleagues. It places special emphasis on his life at, and his observations and comments on, the Cape of Good Hope, where he spent the years 1751-53.

Jews in Another Environment

Surinam in the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century

Author: Robert Cohen

Publisher: BRILL


Category: History

Page: 350

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The book analyzes the process of adaptation of Jews to the Surinamese environment in the second half of the eighteenth century. The analysis covers the aspects of migration, climate and health, economy, intellectual life, and community. The book establishes a methodology for environment studies in an historical context.

De Gestis Regum Anglorum Libri Quinque: Historiae Novellae Libri Tres

Author: William of Malmesbury

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: History

Page: 570

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Consciously modelling himself on the Venerable Bede, William of Malmesbury (c.1090-c.1142) was one of the most learned of all the medieval chroniclers. In this second volume of a two-volume set, published between 1887 and 1889, editor William Stubbs (1825-1901) presents the last three books of William's Gesta regum anglorum ('Deeds of the English Kings'), which are concerned with post-Conquest events up to the reign of Henry I. Although William's reliance on contemporary chroniclers makes these books less independently valuable, they nonetheless contain much interesting material drawn from the author's own experience. The Gesta is followed by the Historia novella ('Modern History'), a later work in annalistic form - covering events from 1128 to 1142, including the 'anarchy' of King Stephen's reign - which seems to have been unrevised and unfinished before William's death. Stubbs' substantial preface provides a detailed critique of the literary and historical value of William's Latin writings.


oder, Darstellung der grossen Olympischen Spiele und der damit verbundenen Festlichkeiten, so wie sämmtlicher kleineren Olympien in verschiedenen Staaten, nebst einem ausführlichen Verzeichnisse der olympischen Sieger in alphabetischer Ordnung und einigen Fragmenten des Phlegon aus Tralles "peri tōn Olympiōn"

Author: Johann Heinrich Krause



Category: Fasts and feasts

Page: 436

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Americans of Royal Descent

Collection of Genealogies Showing the Lineal Descent from Kings of Some American Families ...

Author: Charles Henry Browning

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com


Category: Reference

Page: 549

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A standard work on royal genealogy, this collection contains nearly 200 pedigrees showing the lineal descent of hundreds of American families from the kings of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and France. The data derives from authoritative reference works, from family histories, and from manuscript pedigrees held in both public and private repositories.