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Treasures From The Royal Archives

Author : Pam Clark
ISBN : 1909741043
Genre : Art
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Since 1914 the famous Round Tower of Windsor Castle has been the secure and honoured home to the Royal Archives an extraordinary collection of many millions of documents dating back hundreds of years. Now, for the first time, highlights from this fascinating and internationally significant collection are to be published as part of the celebrations to mark the centenary of the founding of the Royal Archives in a permanent home. The treasures discussed and illustrated here include records of affairs of state to letters, diaries and domestic jottings. Here is an account book of Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth I), the list of Jacobite prisoners taken at the Battle of Culloden, President Lincoln commiserating with Queen Victoria on the death of Prince Albert, and original evidence from the trial of the Tolpuddle Martyrs. Here are letters from Bonnie Prince Charlie, William Pitt, Disraeli and Churchill. The contents range from a terrifyingly vivid first-hand description of the defence of Rorkes Drift, to the telegram sent by The Queen to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother on the occasion of her 100th birthday. This exceptional publication is further enhanced by a free augmented reality cross-platform app, bringing Rorkes Drift to life before the readers eyes, in an extraordinary union of historical document and cutting-edge technology.

Treasures From The Royal Tombs Of Ur

Author : Richard L. Zettler
ISBN : 0924171545
Genre : Social Science
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This stunning catalogue includes color photographs of more than 230 objects excavated in the 1930s by the renowned British archaeologist, Sir Leonard Woolley, at the third millennium B.C. Sumerian city of Ur. Learn the fascinating story of the excavation and preservation of these magnificent artifacts. Many of the objects are published in color and fully described for the first time—jewelry of gold and semiprecious stones, engraved seal stones, spectacular gold and lapis lazuli statuettes and musical instruments; and vessels of gold, silver, and alabaster. Curator Richard Zettler sets the stage with a history of Ur in the third millennium and the details of the actual excavations. Renowned art historians Donald Hansen and Holly Pittman discuss the historical importance and significance of the many motifs on the most spectacular finds from the tombs.

Doctoring History

Author : Manoj Ramachandran
ISBN : 1853158127
Genre : Medical
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In 'Doctoring History' the editors explore the archives of the 'Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine' to present an anthology of some of the most famous, popular and influential articles that have contributed to making the JRSM internationally renowned and respected.

Letters Of The Kings Of England Now First Collected From Royal Archives

Author : James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps
ISBN : STANFORD:36105012343617
Genre : Great Britain
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Saving Italy The Race To Rescue A Nation S Treasures From The Nazis

Author : Robert M. Edsel
ISBN : 9780393240450
Genre : History
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From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Monuments Men "An astonishing account of a little-known American effort to save Italy's…art during World War II."—Tom Brokaw When Hitler’s armies occupied Italy in 1943, they also seized control of mankind’s greatest cultural treasures. As they had done throughout Europe, the Nazis could now plunder the masterpieces of the Renaissance, the treasures of the Vatican, and the antiquities of the Roman Empire. On the eve of the Allied invasion, General Dwight Eisenhower empowered a new kind of soldier to protect these historic riches. In May 1944 two unlikely American heroes—artist Deane Keller and scholar Fred Hartt—embarked from Naples on the treasure hunt of a lifetime, tracking billions of dollars of missing art, including works by Michelangelo, Donatello, Titian, Caravaggio, and Botticelli. With the German army retreating up the Italian peninsula, orders came from the highest levels of the Nazi government to transport truckloads of art north across the border into the Reich. Standing in the way was General Karl Wolff, a top-level Nazi officer. As German forces blew up the magnificent bridges of Florence, General Wolff commandeered the great collections of the Uffizi Gallery and Pitti Palace, later risking his life to negotiate a secret Nazi surrender with American spymaster Allen Dulles. Brilliantly researched and vividly written, the New York Times bestselling Saving Italy brings readers from Milan and the near destruction of The Last Supper to the inner sanctum of the Vatican and behind closed doors with the preeminent Allied and Axis leaders: Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and Churchill; Hitler, Göring, and Himmler. An unforgettable story of epic thievery and political intrigue, Saving Italy is a testament to heroism on behalf of art, culture, and history.

The Return Of Cultural Treasures

Author : Jeanette Greenfield
ISBN : 0521477468
Genre : Law
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New edition of Greenfield's pioneering study about the legal, political and historical aspects of cultural restitution.

Treasures From The Dust

Author : Azriel Louis Eisenberg
ISBN : IND:30000120313709
Genre : Bible
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Describes the technical aspects of several important archaeological digs in the Middle East and what their discoveries have revealed about ancient civilizations.

The Treasures Of Queen Elizabeth

Author : Tim Ewart
ISBN : 1780970064
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Includes inserts (pictures, document facsimiles, etc.).

Treasures Of The Royal British Columbia Museum And Archives

Author : Stephen Point
ISBN : 0772668302
Genre : British Columbia
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There's so much more to discover behind the world-famous exhibitions on display at the Royal BC Museum. The collections housed in the museum and archives include millions of plant and animal specimens, and great numbers of historical and archaeological artifacts, photographs, films, audio recordings and fine art. "Treasures of the Royal British Columbia Museum and Archives" features beautifully dramatic photographs of these collections. It is introduced by Jack Lohman, who also contributes an insightful essay about the importance of museum collections. He supports his argument with four in-depth essays from prominent curators and a former provincial archivist. This book celebrates not just the richness of museum collections but their importance to culture, science and our understanding of British Columbia's place in the world.

The Royal Lady S Magazine And Archives Of The Court Of St James S

Author : Horticultural journal
ISBN : OXFORD:555013297
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