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Lewis, Peter 1958-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 82 publications in 1 language and 3,616 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Fiction  Popular works  Novellas  Exhibition catalogs  Literature  Travel writing 
Roles: Translator, Contributor
Classifications: D117, B
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Most widely held works by Peter Lewis
The Middle Ages by Johannes Fried( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning with the rise of the Franks, Fried uses individuals to introduce key themes, bringing to life those who have too often been reduced to abstractions of the medieval "monk" or "knight." Milestones encountered in this thousand-year traversal include Europe's political, cultural, and religious renovation under Charlemagne; the Holy Roman Empire under Charles IV, whose court in Prague was patron to crowning cultural achievements; and the series of conflicts between England and France that made up the Hundred Years' War and gave to history the enduringly fascinating Joan of Arc. Broader political and intellectual currents are examined, from the authority of the papacy and impact of the Great Schism, to new theories of monarchy and jurisprudence, to the rise of scholarship and science. The Middle Ages is full of people encountering the unfamiliar, grappling with new ideas, redefining power, and interacting with different societies. Fried gives readers an era of innovation and turbulence, of continuities and discontinuities, but one above all characterized by the vibrant expansion of knowledge and an understanding of the growing complexity of the world."--Publisher's description
Charlemagne by Johannes Fried( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Charlemagne died in 814 CE, he left behind a dominion and a legacy unlike anything seen in Western Europe since the fall of Rome. Distinguished historian and author of The Middle Ages Johannes Fried presents a new biographical study of the legendary Frankish king and emperor, illuminating the life and reign of a ruler who shaped Europe's destiny in ways few figures, before or since, have equaled. Living in an age of faith, Charlemagne was above all a Christian king, Fried says. He made his court in Aix la Chapelle the center of a religious and intellectual renaissance, enlisting the Anglo Saxon scholar Alcuin of York to be his personal tutor, and insisting that monks be literate and versed in rhetoric and logic. He erected a magnificent cathedral in his capital, decorating it lavishly while also dutifully attending Mass every morning and evening. And to an extent greater than any ruler before him, Charlemagne enhanced the papacy's influence, becoming the first king to enact the legal principle that the pope was beyond the reach of temporal justice a decision with fateful consequences for European politics for centuries afterward. Though devout, Charlemagne was not saintly. He was a warrior king, intimately familiar with violence and bloodshed. And he enjoyed worldly pleasures, including physical love. Though there are aspects of his personality we can never know with certainty, Fried paints a compelling portrait of a ruler, a time, and a kingdom that deepens our understanding of the man often called "the father of Europe."--Provided by publisher
King of kings : the triumph and tragedy of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia by Prinz Asfa-Wossen Asserate( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He was the scion of a dynasty that was reputed to descend from King Solomon, a pioneer of African unity and independence, a staunch confederate of the Allies in their fight against the fascist Axis powers and the messiah of the Jamaican Rastafarian movement. He was a reformer and an autocrat, whose rule was brought to a brutal and ignominious end when he was toppled and murdered by communist rebels. The impressive, dazzling and complex personality of Haile Selassie, King of Kings, is brilliantly conveyed in this biographical portrait by Asfa-Wossen Asserate, his close relation. The author spent his childhood and early youth in Ethiopia, though he never held political office in his native country, where his father was the last president of the Imperial Crown Council. The background of the author, who knew Haile Selassie in person, afforded him intimate insights into life at the Ethiopian court and the increasingly controversial policies pursued by the emperor. Asfa-Wossen Asserate's own experiences, augmented by intensive research in both family and public archives, combine to produce a uniquely detailed portrayal of the last King of Kings of Ethiopia and the turbulent and tragic history of the country over which he reigned supreme for much of the 20th century. -- from cover
Idiomantics : the weird and wonderful world of popular phrases by Philip Gooden( )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idiomantics is a unique exploration of the world of idiomatic phrases. The very etymology of the word 'idiom' reveals what's so endlessly fascinating about the wide range of colourful phrases we use in everyday speech: their peculiarity. They're peculiar both in the sense of being particular or unique to the culture from which they originate, and in the sense of being downright odd. To cite three random examples - from American English, Dutch and Italian - what on Earth are a snow job, a monkey sandwich story, and Mr Punch's secret? Fascinating and illuminating, Idiomantics explains all ... The ideal gift for word buffs and in fact, anyone who enjoys a good yarn, this playful book looks at 12 groups of idioms around the world, looking at subjects such as fun and games, gastronomic delights and the daily grind
Hesse : the wanderer and his shadow by Gunnar Decker( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermann Hesse's stories inspired nonconformity and a yearning for universal values to supplant the political fanaticism tearing Europe apart. Initially, critics thought his work inaccessible to Americans, but the counterculture of the 1960s--and subsequent generations of admirers--emphatically proved the opposite. Gunnar Decker weaves together previously unavailable sources to offer a unique interpretation of the life and work of Hermann Hesse. Drawing on newly discovered correspondence between Hesse and his psychoanalyst Josef Lang, Decker shows how Hesse reversed the traditional roles of therapist and client, and rethinks the relationship between Hesse's novels and Jungian psychoanalysis. Readers who can now explore Hesse's correspondence with Thomas Mann and Stefan Zweig--the latter recently unearthed--will come away with a better understanding of the author's profound sense of alienation from his contemporaries.--
Frühling der Barbaren : Novelle by Jonas Lüscher( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preising finds himself in Tunisia attending the wedding of two City traders from London. At an old Berber oasis transformed into a luxury resort, the bride rides in on a camel to take her vows. As the guests carouse the night away, sterling stands on the brink of collapse and Britannia looks set to slip beneath the waves of bankruptcy and chaos
Colonial violence : European empires and the use of force by Dierk Walter( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Colonial Violence aims to offer, for the first time, a coherent explanation of the logic of violent hostilities within the context of European expansion. Walter's analysis reveals parallels between different empires and continuities spanning historical epochs. He concludes that recent Western military interventions, from Afghanistan to Mali, are not new wars, but stand in the 500-year-old tradition of transcultural violent conflict, under the specific conditions of colonialism."--
The mad science book : 100 amazing experiments from the history of science by Reto U Schneider( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author tells the extraordinary tales of 100 of the more unusual experiments conducted across seven centuries of science. From the attempts of the 14th-century Dominican monk Theodoric von Freiberg to discover the cause of the rainbow, to the efforts of the 20th-century psychologist Harry Harlow to be the perfect mother to a family of reluctant rhesus monkeys, these are stories that are often bizarre, sometimes mind-boggling - occasionally stomach-churning - but always diverting, informative and enlightening. Among the myriad delights on display in this cabinet of scientific curiosities are extraordinary stories of some truly, madly, geeky people
The word at war : World War Two in 100 phrases by Philip Gooden( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Word at War explores 100 phrases spawned and popularized in the lead-up and during the conflict of World War Two. Substantial essays explore and explain the derivations of, and the stories behind, popular terms and phraseology of the period, including wartime speeches (and the words of Churchill, Hitler and FDR); service slang; national stereotypes; food and drink; and codewords,"--Amazon.com
Die Enden der Welt by Roger Willemsen( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An author, foreign correspondent, academic, and television personality, Roger Willemsen is a familiar figure in Germany, and The Ends of the Earth offers English-language readers a chance to engage with his uniquely astute take on the world. Consisting of twenty-two essays recounting and reflecting on a lifetime of travel to the far and forgotten corners of our planet, the book offers remarkable encounters and mysterious entanglements in locations as diverse as a Kamchatkan volcano, a Burmese railway station, an Arctic icebreaker, and a Minsk hospital ward. Willemsen is the perfect companion, reveling in the strange and unlovely, and tracing unexpected connections among places, times, and peoples
African exodus : migration and the future of Europe by Asfa-Wossen Asserate( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2015, an unprecedented number of people from Africa and the Near East took flight and sought refuge in Europe. By the end of that year, some 1.8 million migrants had arrived in the EU, the vast majority having come across the Mediterranean. Since then, despite measures to host some of the people fleeing the Syrian war in Turkey and concurrent attempts to physically seal off some borders in Eastern Europe, the numbers of refugees traveling to Europe has continued to top half a million annually. A mass migration on a scale not witnessed in modern times is underway, and it has presented Europe with its greatest challenge of the twenty-first century.Asfa-Wossen Asserate argues here that building higher fences or finding more effective methods of integration will only, in the long term, perpetuate rather than solve the problems associated with these large numbers of displaced refugees. We need to realize that we are only treating the symptoms of an oncoming catastrophe and that, if we are to respond to mass migration, we will ultimately have to understand its causes. The New Mass Migration places its emphasis firmly on the causes of the refugee crisis, which are to be found not least in Europe itself, and charts ways in which we might deal with it effectively in the long term. --
The culinary crescent : a history of Middle Eastern cuisine by Peter Heine( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fertile Crescent region has long been regarded as pivotal to the rise of civilisation. Alongside the story of human development, innovation, and progress, there is a culinary tradition of equal richness and importance. The Culinary Crescent shows Heine's deep knowledge of the cookery traditions of the Umayyad, Abbasid, Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal courts. In addition to a fascinating history, Heine presents more than seventy recipes--from the modest to the extravagant--with dishes ranging from those created by the celebrity chefs of the bygone Mughal era, up to gastronomically complex presentations of modern times. Beautifully produced, designed for both reading and cooking, and lavishly illustrated throughout, The Culinary Crescent is sure to provide a delectable window into the history of food in the Middle East
Rosie Sanders' flowers : [a celebration of botanical art] by Rosie Sanders( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flowers by Rosie Sanders is a large-format book that showcases over 80 of her finest flower paintings in exquisite detail. Often compared to the artist Georgia O'Keeffe, Rosie Sanders' botanical paintings lie at the extreme end of botanical art - they exude dynamism and sensuality in every brushstroke and their richness of colour sets her apart from her contemporaries. In this beautifully illustrated book, Rosie exhibits a selection of flowers, from tulips to orchids, roses to irises, anemones to amaryllis, and illuminates them with fascinating and skillful uses of perspective and light. This large-format book showcases her finest paintings in exquisite detail and they are accompanied by excellent and accessible scientific commentary
Charlemagne by Johannes Fried( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Charlemagne died in 814 CE, he left behind a dominion and a legacy unlike anything seen in Western Europe since the fall of Rome. Distinguished historian and author of The Middle Ages Johannes Fried presents a new biographical study of the legendary Frankish king and emperor, illuminating the life and reign of a ruler who shaped Europe's destiny in ways few figures, before or since, have equaled
Rosie Sanders' Flowers by Andreas Honegger( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rosie Sanders' flowers is a celebration of botanical art--showcasing over 70 of her finest flower paintings in exquisite detail. Often compared to the work of Georgia O'Keeffe, Rosie Sanders' botanical paintings lie at the extreme end of botanical art--they exude dynamism and sensuality in every brushstroke and their richness of colour sets her apart from her contemporaries. In this beautifully illustrated book, Rosie exhibits a selection of flowers, from tulips to orchids, roses to irises, anemones to amaryllis, and illuminates them with fascinating and skillful uses of perspective, colour and light. This large-format book showcases her finest paintings with exquisite details. They are accompanied by an excellent and accessible scientific commentary by renowned botanist Dr. Andreas Honegger"--Page [4] of cover
The age of electronics 1975 to 1985( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mad dogs and Englishmen : a grand tour of the British Empire at its height : 1850-1945 by Ashley Jackson( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title is a richly informative tour of the British Empire at its height, when its boundaries stretched from Cairo to Cape Town and from Winnipeg to Wagga-Wagga
 
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The mad science book : 100 amazing experiments from the history of science
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The mad science book : 100 amazing experiments from the history of scienceMad dogs and Englishmen : a grand tour of the British Empire at its height : 1850-1945
Alternative Names
Lewis, Peter (Editor of German dictionary)

Lewis, Peter (Translator of French)

Lewis, Peter (Translator of German)

Lewis, Peter (Writer on World War II)

Languages
English (82)