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Foss, Michael

Overview
Works: 69 works in 288 publications in 5 languages and 8,796 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Poetry  Fiction  Juvenile works  Biographical fiction  Folklore  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: D161.2, 940.18
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Most widely held works about Michael Foss
 
Most widely held works by Michael Foss
People of the First Crusade by Michael Foss( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work Michael Foss casts light on the reality of and motives behind the Crusades in general, and in particular the First Crusade, which set the tone for all those that followed. As the eleventh century came to an end, the Christian lands of Western Europe were in trouble. Afflicted by repeated invasions from the north, by the collapse of internal order and safety, by the increasing laxity and ignorance of the clergy, and by the unrestrained tyranny of the feudal lords, life in the West was, as one philosopher described it, "nasty, brutish, and short." To make matters worse, the Seljuk Turks, recently converted to Islam, had overrun the Holy Land. Pope Urban II, searching for a way out of the increasing anarchy and to rid himself of unruly, marauding knights, exhorted the faithful, at the Council of Clermont in 1095, to free Jerusalem from the Infidels. The response was immediate and enthusiastic. Proud knights, poor peasants, artisans armed with pikes and bows and arrows - and often only sticks or clubs - set out on the great adventure, fighting or negotiating their way through strange, exotic lands, until, four long years later, the ragged remnants of the once proud army stood below the forbidding walls of Jerusalem. Michael Foss tells the stories of these men and women of the First Crusade, often in their own words, bringing the time and events to life. --From publisher's description
Orchestra by Michael Foss( Book )

12 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews met musici uit Engelse en Amerikaanse orkesten
The age of patronage : the arts in England, 1660-1750 by Michael Foss( Book )

21 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry of the world wars by Michael Foss( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of poetry from world war one and two
Tudor portraits: success and failure of an age by Michael Foss( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The search for Cleopatra by Michael Foss( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cleopatra was a descendant not of pharaohs but of the Macedonian rulers who succeeded after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C.E. The dynasty founded by Ptolemy, Alexander's crafty and seasoned general, shrewdly grafted Greek sensibilities to the ancient religions of the land it occupies. Eventually the Ptolemies followed Alexander's example and pronounced themselves gods, intermarrying to ensure the purity of their bloodline. What was ensured, of course, was decline. Culture and diversity thrived under the Ptolemies, but Egypt was an unruly kingdom, a complex and volatile chemistry of cultures. And the Ptolemies ran to fat. Egypt's decay coincided with the rise of Rome, and it is in the contest between East and West that Cleopatra's story unfolds." "As Foss shows, Cleopatra played her hand in the only manner she could. Determined that her kingdom would survive, she was prepared to do whatever it took to retain power and very nearly achieved dominance of the whole of the eastern Mediterranean world. When finally she surrendered her ambitions, it was with the larger-than-life style that inspired ancient chroniclers, and Shakespeare and Hollywood alike."--Jacket
The founding of the Jesuits, 1540 by Michael Foss( Book )

10 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chivalry by Michael Foss( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undreamed shores : England's wasted empire in America by Michael Foss( Book )

21 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of Camelot : King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table by Michael Foss( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Hungarian and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table as recalled by a fifteenth-century knight imprisoned in a dank cell in London
Gods and heroes : the story of Greek mythology by Michael Foss( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The travelling storyteller combined many talents: scholar, educator, linguist, poet and musician. He showed learning, curiosity and judgement, but most of all he could not resist a good story. True to their original telling and stripped of the sanitization of later centuries, these powerful tales make compelling reading. The traveller's tales are shaped by the landscape, character, tradition and weather of the stops along his journey: standing below the snow-streaked, cloud-capped massif of Olympus, he feels the awe and majesty of the gods. In the wilderness of Thessaly, menaced by bears
Beyond the black stump : tales of travellers to Australia, 1787-1850 by Michael Foss( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The children's song book by Michael Foss( )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the music and words for nursery rhymes and songs
The road taken by Michael Foss( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From rural Canada to Spain and North Africa, and from jobs as a journeyman writer and reporter, Lew Holle's life follows an apparently random course. Without a plan beyond a determination to remain an outsider, he falls guiltlessly into the life of the drug smuggler, transporting ancient hashish dreams from old lands to modern, dissatisfied Western youth.When a moment's incaution sends Lew out of the drug trade with a slam of prison doors, he finally makes an active choice about what to do next, electing to drop out even further from the main currents of life. In the forests of British Columbia, a cabin in the woods provides perfect insulation from the ugly and almost infectious world he rejects."-- Publisher description
The Royal Fusiliers (The 7th Regiment of Foot) by Michael Foss( Book )

15 editions published between 1957 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regimentet har en lang historie i britisk militærhistorie, og dannedes som mange andre kongelige regimenter i 1685, her som et musketerkorps og for at befæste London Tower. 1. bataljon oprettedes i 1795, 2. i bataljon i 1804, og 3. og 4. bataljon oprettedes i 1898 og år 1900
Folk tales of the British Isles( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditional nursery rhymes and children's verse by Michael Foss( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Treasury of nursery rhymes : with classic illustrations( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of nursery rhymes with reproductions of illustrations by famed children's book illustrators
The children's song book( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man of wit to man of business : the arts and changing patronage, 1660-1750 by Michael Foss( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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People of the First Crusade
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Foss, M. 1937-

Foss, Michael

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The search for CleopatraUndreamed shores : England's wasted empire in AmericaGods and heroes : the story of Greek mythologyThe road taken