For the Love of Europe

For the Love of Europe
Author: Rick Steves
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781641711302
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Release: 2020-07-07
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After 40+ years of writing about Europe, Rick Steves has gathered 100 of his favorite memories together into one inspiring collection: For the Love of Europe: My Favorite Places, People, and Stories. Join Rick as he's swept away by a fado singer in Lisbon, learns the dangers of falling in love with a gondolier in Venice, and savors a cheese course in the Loire Valley. Contemplate the mysteries of centuries-old stone circles in England, dangle from a cliff in the Swiss Alps, and hear a French farmer's defense of foie gras. With a brand-new, original introduction from Rick reflecting on his decades of travel, For the Love of Europe features 100 of the best stories published throughout his career. Covering his adventures through England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and more, these are stories only Rick Steves could tell. Wry, personal, and full of Rick's signature humor, For the Love of Europe is a fond and inspirational look at a lifetime of travel.

For the Love of Europe

For the Love of Europe
Author: Rick Steves
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1641711299
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Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After 40+ years of writing about Europe, Rick Steves has gathered 100 of his favorite memories together into one inspiring collection: For the Love of Europe: My Favorite Places, People, and Stories. Join Rick as he's swept away by a fado singer in Lisbon, learns the dangers of falling in love with a gondolier in Venice, and savors a cheese course in the Loire Valley. Contemplate the mysteries of centuries-old stone circles in England, dangle from a cliff in the Swiss Alps, and hear a French farmer's defense of foie gras. With a brand-new, original introduction from Rick reflecting on his decades of travel, For the Love of Europe features 100 of the best stories published throughout his career. Covering his adventures through England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and more, these are stories only Rick Steves could tell. Wry, personal, and full of Rick's signature humor, For the Love of Europe is a fond and inspirational look at a lifetime of travel.

Love Friendship and Faith in Europe 1300 1800

Love  Friendship and Faith in Europe  1300   1800
Author: L. Gowing,M. Hunter,M. Rubin
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9780230524330
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Release: 2005-10-14
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This ground-breaking volume explores the terrain of friendship against the historical backdrop of early modern Europe. In these thought-provoking essays the terms of friendship are explored - from the most intimate and erotically charged to the reciprocities of village life. This is a rich offering in social and cultural history that is attuned to the pervasive language of religion. A hidden history is revealed - of friendships that we have lost, and of friendships starkly, and movingly, familiar.

Europe in Love

Europe in Love
Author: Juan Díez Medrano
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781000068092
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Release: 2020-06-03
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Inter-marriage both reflects and brings social change. This book draws on a unique survey of randomly selected samples of national and European binational couples to demonstrate that the latter are core cells of a future European society. Unrestricted freedom of movement has enabled a rise in the number of lower-class and middle-class binational couples among Europeans. Euro-couples fully integrate in their host cities but secure less support in solving everyday problems than do national ones, partly because of a relatively small network of relatives living close-by. Embeddedness in a dense international network and a cosmopolitan outlook also distinguish them from national couples. The book challenges the view of cosmopolitanism as exclusively middle-class and highlights contrasts between lower-class and middle-class binational couples. Furthermore, it shows that social cosmopolitanism among binational couples is not matched by a commensurate weaker national identification that would enhance support to a more federal Europe. This book is primarily addressed to the general public interested in contemporary European society and to academics interested in inter-marriage. Since the chapters are quasi stand-alone pieces devoted to specific topics, it provides suitable reading material for social stratification, social networks, civil society, popular culture, and European integration undergraduate and graduate courses.

Europe and Love in Cinema

Europe and Love in Cinema
Author: Luisa Passerini,Jo Labanyi,Karen Diehl
Pages: 281
ISBN: 9781841503790
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Release: 2012
Editor: Intellect Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lisa Passerini is Professor of Cultural History at the University of Turin. --

A Love Letter to Europe

A Love Letter to Europe
Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce,Melvyn Bragg,Jeffrey Boakye,William Dalrymple,Onjali Rauf,Will Hutton,Margaret Drabble,Prue Leith,Jonathan Meades,Simon Callow,Chris Riddell,Tony Robinson,Philip Ardagh,Tracey Emin,J. K. Rowling,Mary Beard,Brian Catling,Holly Johnson,Pete Townshend,Shami Chakrabarti,Chris Cleave,Peter J Conradi,Lindsey Davis
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1529381118
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Release: 2021-04
Editor: Coronet
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How are great turning points in history experienced by individuals? As Britain pulls away from Europe great British writers come together to give voice to their innermost feelings. These writers include novelists, writers of books for children, of comic books, humourists, historians, biographers, nature writers, film writers, travel writers, writers young and old and from an extraordinary range of backgrounds. Most are famous perhaps because they have won the Booker or other literary prizes, written bestsellers, changed the face of popular culture or sold millions of records. Others are not yet household names but write with depth of insight and feeling. There is some extraordinary writing in this book. Some of these pieces are expressions of love of particular places in Europe. Some are true stories, some nostalgic, some hopeful. Some are cries of pain. There are hilarious pieces. There are cries of pain and regret. Some pieces are quietly devastating. All are passionate. Conceived as a love letter to Europe, this book may also help reawaken love for Britain. It shows the unique richness and diversity of British cultures, a multitude of voices in harmony. Contributors include: Hugh Aldersey-Williams, Philip Ardagh, Jake Arnott, Patricia Atkinson, Paul Atterbury, Richard Beard, Mary Beard, Don Boyd, Melvyn Bragg, Gyles Brandreth, Kathleen Burke, James Buxton, Philip Carr, Brian Catling, Shami Chakrabarti, Chris Cleave, Mark Cocker, Peter Conradi , Heather Cooper, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Roger Crowley, David Crystal, William Dalrymple, Lindsey Davies, Margaret Drabble, Mark Ellen, Richard Evans, Michel Faber, Sebastian Faulks, Ranulph Fiennes, Robert Fox, James Fox, Neil Gaiman, Evelyn Glennie, James Hanning, Nick Hayes, Alan Hollinghurst, Gabby Hutchinson-Crouch, Will Hutton, Robert Irwin, Holly Johnson , Liane Jones, Ruth Jones, Sam Jordison, Kapka Kassabova, AL Kennedy, Hermione Lee, Prue Leith, Patrick Lenox, Roger Lewis, David Lindo, Penelope Lively, Beth Lync, Richard Mabey, Sue MacGregor, Ian Martin, Frank McDonough, Jonathan Meades, Andrew Miller, Deborah Moggach, Ben Moor, Alan Moore, Paul Morley, Jackie Morris, Charles Nicholl, Richard Overy, Chris Riddell, Adam Roberts, Tony Robinson, Lee Rourke, Sophie Sabbage, Marcus Sedgwick, Richard Shirreff, Paul Stanford, Isy Suttie, Sandi Toksvig, Colin Tudge, Ed Vulliamy, Anna Whitelock, Kate Williams, Michael Wood, Louisa Young

The Making of Romantic Love

The Making of Romantic Love
Author: William M. Reddy
Pages: 456
ISBN: 9780226706283
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Release: 2012-07-09
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the twelfth century, the Catholic Church attempted a thoroughgoing reform of marriage and sexual behavior aimed at eradicating sexual desire from Christian lives. Seeking a refuge from the very serious condemnations of the Church and relying on a courtly culture that was already preoccupied with honor and secrecy, European poets, romance writers, and lovers devised a vision of love as something quite different from desire. Romantic love was thus born as a movement of covert resistance. In The Making of Romantic Love: Longing and Sexuality in Europe, South Asia, and Japan, William M. Reddy illuminates the birth of a cultural movement that managed to regulate selfish desire and render it innocent—or innocent enough. Reddy strikes out from this historical moment on an international exploration of love, contrasting the medieval development of romantic love in Europe with contemporaneous eastern traditions in Bengal and Orissa, and in Heian Japan from 900-1200 CE, where one finds no trace of an opposition between love and desire. In this comparative framework, Reddy tells an appealing tale about the rise and fall of various practices of longing, underscoring the uniqueness of the European concept of sexual desire.

Europe in Love Love in Europe

Europe in Love  Love in Europe
Author: Luisa Passerini
Pages: 368
ISBN: 1350182257
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Release: 2020-10-29
Editor: Bloomsbury Academic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Combining the history of ideas and the history of emotions, this work explores the convergence between political and cultural ideas of Europe and the idea of love in the period between the two world wars. It investigates European unity from a political viewpoint, but also from cultural and symbolic ones, taking a critical stand towards Euro-centricism. Chapters focus on single texts, including bestselling novels, and artworks reviving the myth of Europa and the bull, set in the context of debates on marriage, sex and love in the western world. These alternate with chapters combining intellectual and cultural history with critical explorations of how historians, politicians and psychologists analyzed the crisis of European civilization.

History of European Morals from Augustus to Charlemagne

History of European Morals from Augustus to Charlemagne
Author: William Edward Hartpole Lecky
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105006490960
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Release: 1876
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Culture of Love in China and Europe

The Culture of Love in China and Europe
Author: Paolo Santangelo,Gábor Boros
Pages: 828
ISBN: 9004396861
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Release: 2019
Editor: Emotions and States of Mind in
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Culture of Love in China and Europe offers a cautiously comparative survey of the cults of love developed in the history of ideas and literary production in China and Europe between the 12th and early 19th century.

Love of Country

Love of Country
Author: Madeleine Bunting
Pages: 351
ISBN: 9780226471563
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Release: 2017-04-11
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Over six years, Bunting traveled the Hebrides, exploring their landscapes, histories, and magnetic pull. She delves into the meanings of home and belonging, which in these islands have been fraught with tragedy as well as tenacious resistance. Bunting considers the extent of the islands' influence beyond their shores, finding that their history of dispossession and migration has been central to the British imperial past."--Provided by publisher.

Western Europe 2003

Western Europe 2003
Author: Europa Europa Publications
Pages: 782
ISBN: 1857431529
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Release: 2002-11-30
Editor: Psychology Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This edition brings together analyses, statistics and directory data on the countries and territories of Western Europe.

The End of Loneliness

The End of Loneliness
Author: Benedict Wells
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781473654051
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Release: 2018-03-08
Editor: Sceptre
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The international bestseller, translated by the award-winning translator of The Tobacconist, Charlotte Collins Winner of the European Union Prize for Literature 'Original and captivating . . . its quiet charm in straightforward prose belies its sharp insight into the human condition' Stylist 'It is impossible to look away from it' The Guardian 'Dazzling' John Irving *************** I've known Death a long time but now Death knows me. When their idyllic childhood is shattered by the sudden death of their parents, siblings Marty, Liz and Jules are sent to a bleak state boarding school. Once there, the orphans' lives change tracks: Marty throws himself into academic life; Liz is drawn to dark forms of escapism; and Jules transforms from a vivacious child to a withdrawn teenager. The only one who can bring him out of his shell is his mysterious classmate Alva, who hides a dark past of her own, but despite their obvious love for one another, the two leave school on separate paths. Years later, just as it seems that they can make amends for time wasted, the past catches up with them, and fate - or chance - will once again alter the course of a life. Told through the fractured lives of the siblings, The End of Loneliness is a heartfelt, enriching novel about loss and loneliness, family and love. *************** 'This novel has been rightfully described as something of a masterpiece. One thing is for sure - it is not easily forgotten' Sunday Post 'A superbly insightful story' BookRiot

I Love Paris Rome Berlin London

I Love Paris  Rome  Berlin  London
Author: Carole Boréal
Pages: 152
ISBN: 1452135169
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Release: 2015-03-24
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tweens will love designing new outfits for runway models and making their mark on historic buildings with this unique activity book! Famous European landmarks and works of art, genuinely useful facts, and super-chic contemporary cultural references—not to mention plenty of sophisticated fashion—make this one-of-a-kind doodle book perfect for creative, wandering, globe-trotting young minds.

Royal Love Stories

Royal Love Stories
Author: Gill Paul
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781782401988
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Release: 2015-01-12
Editor: Ivy Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Historically, many royal marriages have represented the unions of dynasties, with true engagements of the heart notable for their rarity. Yet royal couples could fall in love, and this book is full of surprises, from the undying love that the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, felt for his Tsarina, to the unlikely love that flourished between Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Amongst them, too, are less happy loves of Crown Prince Rudolph for his 17-year-old lover, Countess Mary Vetsera, or, in the 1940s, of the Prince of Sweden, refused consent to marry the girl he loved she only became his princess over 30 years later. Bringing the reader right up to modern times, and touching, absorbing, and tragic by turns, these stories bring the glamour and the contradictions of royalty vividly to life.

New Dangerous Liaisons

New Dangerous Liaisons
Author: Luisa Passerini,Liliana Ellena,Alexander C.T. Geppert
Pages: 332
ISBN: 9781845459765
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Release: 2010-10-30
Editor: Berghahn Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Europe, love has been given a prominent place in European self-representations from the Enlightenment onwards. The category of love, stemming from private and personal spheres, was given a public function and used to distinguish European civilisation from others. Contributors to this volume trace historical links and analyse specific connections between the two discourses on love and Europe over the course of the twentieth century, exploring the distinctions made between the public and private, the political and personal. In doing so, this volume develops an innovative historiography that includes such resources as autobiographies, love letters, and cinematic representations, and takes issue with the exclusivity of Eurocentrism. Its contributors put forth hypotheses about the historical pre-eminence of emotions and consider this history as a basis for a non-Eurocentric understanding of new possible European identities.

Europe s Top 100 Masterpieces

Europe s Top 100 Masterpieces
Author: Rick Steves
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781641712248
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Release: 2019-11-19
Editor: Rick Steves
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From prehistory to postimpressionism, travel through time and discover Europe's most iconic works with Rick Steves 100 Masterpieces of European Art & Architecture. This essay collection features Rick's unique take on Europe's best-known works of art, from the Venus de Milo and the Mona Lisa to Picasso's Guernica, providing historical context as well as a personal examination of the pieces. The book also covers Europe's most striking architecture, with thought-provoking essays on the Parthenon, Sagrada Familia, Brunelleschi's Dome, and more that are sure to inspire both history buffs and novice travelers alike. With trusted insight from Rick's 40+ years of travel and gorgeous, full-color photos throughout, Rick Steves 100 Masterpieces of European Art & Architecture celebrates nearly 20,000 years of unforgettable art.

A Love for the Ages

A Love for the Ages
Author: Daniel Pennac
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9791032802960
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Release: 2017-04-19
Editor: Europe Comics
Language: fr

Explanation of the Book:

Jean and Germaine are the most affable couple the little village of Colle sur Loup has ever seen. A duke married to a commoner, they have no children, no jobs, and are disastrous cooks! They like to indulge in life's small pleasures; their books, their garden, and their after-lunch naps. They live for each other, and for their love. Their simple happiness intrigues, fascinates, infuriates and is the envy of all those around them. Daniel Pennac knew Jean and Germaine well. He spent his time at their house reading, watching, learning, and, of course, trying Germaine's catastrophic efforts in the kitchen! He's now taken it upon himself to tell the story of those happy days, and of a love that has always captivated him.

Slow Trains to Venice

Slow Trains to Venice
Author: Tom Chesshyre
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1786857618
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Release: 2019-05-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Do you love trains? Do you love adventure? If so, join Tom Chesshyre on his meandering rail journey across Europe from London to Venice. Escaping the rat race for a few happy weeks, Chesshyre indulges in the freedom of the tracks. From France (dogged by rail worker strikes), through Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Poland he goes, travelling as far east as Odessa by the Black Sea in Ukraine. With no set plans, simply a desire to let the trains lead the way, his trip takes him onwards via Hungary, the Balkans and Austria. Along the way he enjoys many an encounter, befriending fellow travellers as well as a conductor or two. This is a love letter to Europe, written from the trackside.

Love Is the Word and the Time Is Now

Love Is the Word and the Time Is Now
Author: Nigel Shindler,Nigel Shindler Ph D,Max Shindler
Pages: 324
ISBN: 1502431416
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Release: 2014-09-18
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Albert Einstein, the creator of both the Special and General Theories of Relativity, spent his golden years in search of the answer to the question; what is the nature of everything? The "Unified Field Theory" represents the quest to discover how everything is related in the universe; "Love Is the Nature of Existence" answers that question. The Jew determines how the rest of nature behaves; that includes you, your neighbor across the street, every molecule, as well as every atom. . Once anybody realizes this truth, he also becomes acquainted with the fact that he is no different from anything else; which would necessarily include the stars in the sky, not to mention the galaxies that spin around one another within the furthest dimensions of space. Be here, be now, believe in Love; nothing in existence is, can, or ever will be, beyond, behind, or outside, the truth. In other words, when there is no relativity, there can be no beginning or end within the confines of the Truth. Time, hence, can neither progress nor recede, but remains static, constant. Those who have achieved Self-realization describe the experience as living in the moment. Once it is recognized that time is non-existent, then it can be concluded that space cannot exist also; the elimination of time eradicates the possibility of space; then what is left? The answer is nothing; or nothingness, or, as He is more commonly referred to, God. Norman Mailer, the highly regarded novelist, journalist, playwright, among numerous other things, once described evil as God in exile; his description is absolutely one hundred percent correct. The Jew represents God's love, the way He connects with mankind. Man can choose to ignore, disregard, defame, defile, or eliminate the possibility of him having the chance to make an impression on the lives of others; on the other hand, The Lord, in all His wisdom, for the benefit of mankind, can extract him from the human population on Earth; either way, evil will then rule, and man will ruin himself as a consequence. Power is derived through understanding; the possibilities for humanity are now endless; that which mankind once described as indecipherable, ethereal, the unfathomable unknown, is no longer a mystery.