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A History of the World Since 9/11 by Dominic Streatfeild

By Dominic Streatfeild

In A heritage of the realm on the grounds that September 11 Dominic Streatfeild expertly combines background, biography and investigative journalism to teach how a bloodbath on a transparent September day in 2001 has touched the lives of thousands of individuals all over the world. In a sequence of brilliantly interlinked chapters he exhibits how an Afghani marriage ceremony social gathering; and a fuel station owner in Texas; and a planespotter in Mallorca were affected, occasionally devastatingly, via the yank reaction to the assaults at the dual Towers. Streatfeild indicates how the sleep of cause and solid experience in successive US administrations post-9/11 has introduced forth the monsters of impressive rendition, Guantanamo Bay, extrajudicial execution and wholesale contravention of foreign legislations. this can be a paintings that informs because it entertains and induces outrage because it conjures up.

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23 Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 t h e ph y s i c a l s ett i n g Figure 4 Strata Florida, plan (detail), including book-store between south transept and chapter house. (After Robinson and Platt 1992) 24 Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 Figure 5 Fountains Abbey, plan (detail), including book storage space flanking the entrance to the chapter house. (After Gilyard-Beer 1986) Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 t h e ph y s i c a l s ett i n g catalogue was compiled.

J. , 217–18. 4 CBMLC iii. Z14, nos. 50–363. 5 CBMLC iv. B79. 14 Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 The medieval library Book-stores and their location Reliable evidence for the nature of book storage before the twelfth century is scanty in the extreme. Little relevant physical evidence survives, and only one of the handful of extant booklists records the location of the titles in question. A list from Bury St Edmunds in the time of Abbot Leofstan (1046–65) shows that ten volumes (nine service books and a copy of the Vita S.

At King’s Hall, Cambridge, the building and furnishing of the noua libraria were relatively rapid. 92 Elsewhere, the process could be far more lengthy. 94 The library of Balliol, which was also started in 1431 (after perhaps a quarter-century of fundraising), was plunged back into building work between 1477 and c. 1485, when four new bays were added to accommodate the books given and bequeathed by William Gray, bishop of Ely (d. 1478) (figs. 15–16). The library rooms could be handsomely ornamented.

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