New PDF release: All the Time in the World: A Book of Hours

By Jessica Kerwin Jenkins

ISBN-10: 0385535422

ISBN-13: 9780385535427

Pleasing, unforeseen, and whole of attraction, the follow-up to Jessica Kerwin Jenkins’s Encyclopedia of the Exquisite offers a miscellany of enticing tales, detailing the exciting customs, traditions, and accountable pleasures pursued through the ages.

All the Time within the World takes its cue from an iconic element of medieval existence, the booklet of hours, which prescribed yes readings and contemplations for convinced elements of the day all year long. Divided into greater than seventy-five entries, All the Time within the World is brimming with witty bons mots, fascinating etymologies, and arresting anecdotes encompassing an array of cultures and eras. topics lined comprise the daylong rite of laying a royal Elizabethan tablecloth; the radicalization of sartorial stylish in Eighteen Nineties Paris; Nostradamus's trust within the aphrodisiac strength of jam; the sensuous perform of sniffing incense in fifteenth-century Japan; the yank fascination with flaming truffles; the short-lived creative self-discipline of “lumia,” or visible tune; the evolution of espresso from a spiritual ritual to a forbidden savour the center East; Henriette d'Angeville's fearless and wine-fueled ascent of Mont Blanc; the frilly treasure hunts concocted through London's shiny younger issues; and the musical revolution referred to as bebop. An antidote to the modern cult of “getting issues done,” All the Time within the World revives forgotten treasures of the prior whereas inspiring a fondness for solid dwelling within the current.

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4 The Turks knew that another attack would come, both from general likelihood and from their reconnaissance. The repulse of the British in March had not been decisive enough to discourage them from a new attempt, and they had been close enough to success to encourage them to try again as soon as possible. The Turks, however, could gather only a few more troops – they were to be outnumbered two-to-one – but they did bring up extra guns. Above all they carefully noted the elements of the British failure in March.

Indb 43 29/6/06 3:49:52 pm 44 The Battle for Palestine 1917 divisions were to go against the Hairpin Redoubt. They were not intended to do more than threaten the redoubts. The purpose of this disposition was to do two things, first to provide a screen out to the east to prevent any Turkish interference from that direction, by the troops at Beersheba perhaps, or by the 3rd Cavalry Division from Tell esh-Sheria. The second aim was to provide a credible threat to the redoubts so that the troops in the trenches there should be pinned down and be unable to go to the assistance of those in the city.

Each of these was a separate redoubt, rather on the pattern of el-Magruntein near Rafa, without the keep, but with barbed wire. They were spaced close enough to provide mutual support, had good communications with their supporting guns, and were strong enough to stand a major attack. The whole line stretched from Ali el-Muntar to Hureyra for a little over 10 miles, Beersheba being another 15 miles to the south-east. By concentrating in this line of redoubts the Turks had less need to hold forces in reserve, or to prepare for an outflanking movement.

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