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La Réunion

La Réunion

Author: Catherine Lavaux
Publisher: Cormorans
ISBN: 2904043063
Pages: 455
Year: 1998
" La Réunion, du battant des lames au sommet des montagnes ", c'est le titre choisi en 1973 par Catherine Lavaux pour la première édition de son livre : image évocatrice de l'île vertigineuse, pleine de charme et de mystère, battue et caressée par l'Océan Indien. L'auteur fait découvrir l'histoire, les croyances, les peines et les joies de sa population, sa diversité ethnique unique au monde, enrichie pendant trois siècles par ses différences. Ce livre-guide révèle les contrastes et les accords de l'île, de ses paysages et de ses communautés ainsi que l'art de vivre des créoles. Son témoignage est accompagné de lithographies rares, de cartes postales anciennes et de dessins. Dans cette quatrième édition, Catherine Lavaux présente un texte et des illustrations renouvelés. Elle complète, précise et actualise son étude, à l'intention, notamment, des gens épris de découvertes : cheminements à travers les villes et les îlets ; itinéraires le long des côtes, à travers les forêts et les Plaines ; marches aux flancs du volcan, autour et au cœur des Cirques. Superbe cadeau surgi des entrailles de la terre, mosaïque humaine, la Réunion cherche son équilibre et son avenir entre tradition et modernité, souvenir et imagination. C'est un précieux morceau de la France. Le livre de Catherine Lavaux, pour qui s'intéresse à cette terre et à ceux qui y vivent, est un ouvrage de référence.
La francophonie ou l’éloge de la diversité

La francophonie ou l’éloge de la diversité

Author: Michaël Abecassis, Gudrun Ledegen, Karen Zouaoui
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443830437
Pages: 205
Year: 2011-05-25
The first part of this volume, La Francophonie ou l'éloge de la diversité, is devoted to “Francophone cinema, between Bollywood and Hollywood.” What in particular does Francophone cinema have to offer compared with American or Indian cinema? What more does Francophone cinema have to offer? What genres does it prefer? For what audience? The second part deals with the promotion of diversity in Francophone countries, taking into consideration the cultural aspects of Francophonie in the 21st century, the linguistic description of systems in contact, tracing the historical stages which have led to the creation of this locus of cultural diversity, and focusing finally on university cooperation and Franco-British scientific research. This book brings together contributions by outstanding authors who gathered in Oxford in October 2010 at the Maison française, including: Louis-Jean Calvet: Professor at the University of Provence. In collaboration with the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, he works on language policy, particularly the struggle to maintain linguistic diversity. Bernard Cerquiglini: Rector of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie. An eminent linguist and specialist on the French language, Bernard Cerquiglini is known as the “Professor” from TV5 Monde’s Merci Professeur! Philippe Lane is the Cultural Attaché at the French Embassy in London. Gudrun Ledegen: Sociolinguist, Lecturer in Linguistics at the Université de la Réunion. She specialises in contact between French and Creole in La Réunion. The discussion is complemented by contributions by Maryse Bray, Karine Chevalier, Anne-Caroline Fiévet, Hélène Gill, Amélie Hien, Gaëlle Planchenault and Alena Podhorná-Polická.
Lost Land of the Dodo

Lost Land of the Dodo

Author: Anthony Cheke, Julian P. Hume
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408108828
Pages: 480
Year: 2009-01-01
The Mascarene islands in the southern Indian Ocean - Mauritius, Réunion and Rodrigues - were once home to an extraordinary range of birds and reptiles. Evolving on these isolated volcanic islands in the absence of mammalian predators or competitors, the land was dominated by giant tortoises, parrots, skinks and geckos, burrowing boas, flightless rails & herons, and of course (in Mauritius) the Dodo. Uninhabited and only discovered in the 1500s, colonisation by European settlers in the 1600s led to dramatic changes in the ecology of the islands; the birds and tortoises were slaughtered indiscriminately while introduced rats, cats, pigs and monkeys destroyed their eggs, the once-extensive forests logged, and invasive introduced plants from all over the tropics devastated the ecosystem. The now-familiar icon of extinction, the Dodo, was gone from Mauritius within 50 years of human settlement, and over the next 150 years many of the Mascarenes' other native vertebrates followed suit. The product of over 30 years research by Anthony Cheke, Lost Land of the Dodo provides a comprehensive yet hugely enjoyable account of the story of the islands' changing ecology, interspersed with human stories, the islands' biogeographical anomalies, and much else. Many French publications, old and new, especially for Réunion, are discussed and referenced in English for the first time. The book is richly illustrated with maps and contemporary illustrations of the animals and their environment, many of which have rarely been reprinted before. Illustrated box texts look in detail at each extinct vertebrate species, while Julian Hume's superb colour plates bring many of the extinct birds to life. Lost Land of the Dodo provides the definitive account of this tragic yet remarkable fauna, and is a must-read for anyone interested in islands, their ecology and the history of our relationship with the world around us.
Ile de la Réunion

Ile de la Réunion

Author: Jean-Pierre Reymond
Publisher: Editions Marcus
ISBN: 2713101034
Pages: 64
Year: 1997-10-22

À Travers L'hémisphère Sud, Ou Mon Second Voyage

À Travers L'hémisphère Sud, Ou Mon Second Voyage

Author: Ernest Michel
ISBN: 1979404933
Pages: 194
Year: 2017-11-03
[Vol. I]= Portugal, Senegal, Br�sil, Uruguay, R�publique Argentine, Chili, Perou [Vol. II]= Equateur, Panam�, Antilles, Mexique Iles Sandwich, Nouvelle-Zelande, Tasmanie, Australie [Vol. III]= Nouvelle Galles du Sud, Queenslad, Nouvelle-Caledonie, Australie du Sud, Ile Maurice, Ile de la Reunion, Les Seychelles, Aden, Palestine, EgypteV. 3: 1. Mundo. Viajes. 1890.
Les montagnes tropicales

Les montagnes tropicales

Author: François Bart, Serge Morin, Jean-Nöel Salomon
Publisher: Presses Univ de Bordeaux
ISBN: 2906621307
Pages: 669
Year: 2001

Narcissus in Chains

Narcissus in Chains

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101146338
Pages: 656
Year: 2001-10-01
In her tenth adventure, nothing can save vampire hunter Anita Blake from a twist of fate that draws her ever closer to the brink of humanity.
Of Marriageable Age

Of Marriageable Age

Author: Sharon Maas
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 1909490237
Pages: 796
Year: 2014-03-14
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Culture Des Mascareignes

Culture Des Mascareignes

Author: Source: Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 1231987286
Pages: 32
Year: 2012-03
Ce contenu est une compilation d'articles de l'encyclopedie libre Wikipedia. Pages: 31. Non illustre. Chapitres: Culture mauricienne, Culture reunionnaise, Langue des Mascareignes, Du battant des lames au sommet des montagnes, Saint Expedit, Tan lontan, Sorcellerie a La Reunion, Creole Mascarin, Croche, Boutique chinois, Aapravasi Ghat, Gaulette, Moringue, Anchaing, Culture de La Reunion, Gouzou, Emponne, Village Titan, Marmite en fonte, Pardon !, Pousse, Broderie de Cilaos, Goni, La Soucoupe volante, Heva, Lamba, Baitka, Biennale arts actuels Reunion, Sirandane, Deuxieme prenom, Creole rodriguais, Grand Boucan, Cheveux mailles, L'Azenda, Changement d'air, Sabre a canne, Conservatoire a rayonnement regional de La Reunion, Chaise du Gol, Fete reunionnaise de la liberte, Agora, Timise, Bibliotheque Carnegie, Quadrille creole, Chagossien, Gallodrome, Vouve, Bertel, Mukeshwar Choonee. Extrait: - Du battant des lames au sommet des montagnes - est une expression francaise qui servit autrefois a definir l'extension geographique des concessions territoriales accordees par la Compagnie des Indes orientales aux colons de l'ile de La Reunion alors que celle-ci s'appelait encore l'ile Bourbon. Depuis, cette expression y est devenue une locution courante, voire une - formule figee -. Dans son sens le plus strict, elle agit grammaticalement comme un complement de maniere et qualifie la facon dont sont decoupees les terres en etroites bandes qui s'etirent du littoral aux plus hauts reliefs sans jamais s'etaler horizontalement. En revanche, lorsqu'on la considere dans son sens le plus large, l'expression fait office d'adverbe de lieu, synonyme de - partout -. Tres expose aux mers australes, le Cap Mechant de Saint-Philippe est battu par les lames.Le mot - lame - designe ici un - mouvement plus ou moins considerable de la mer du a l'action du vent - ou une - masse d'eau qui se souleve, s'amincit a la crete, ecume et deferle -. Il renvoie donc a une - vague d'une certaine importa...


Author: Gilles GERARD
Publisher: GERARD
ISBN: 2955079707
Pages: 268
Year: 2014-10-19
Etude anthropologique du champ matrimonial et des processus d'acculturation en société créole. Trois siècles de mariage à Saint-Leu, île de La Réunion

Oceanic Hotspots

Oceanic Hotspots

Author: Roger Hekinian, Peter Stoffers, Jean-Louis Cheminée
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 364218782X
Pages: 480
Year: 2012-12-06

The Song of the Cathar Wars

The Song of the Cathar Wars

Author: Janet Shirley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135188171X
Pages: 224
Year: 2017-03-02
The Song of the Cathar Wars is the first translation into English of the Old Provençal Canso recounting the events of the years 1204-1218 in Southern France. In an effort to extirpate the Cathar heresy, Pope Innocent III launched what is now known as the Albigensian Crusade, but it was fiercely resisted by the lords and people of the Languedoc, if in the end in vain. This ’song’ was written in two parts, the first by William of Tudela, a supporter of the crusade; the second by an anonymous continuer, wholeheartedly in sympathy with the southerners, although not with the heretics themselves. It stands as a historical source of great importance, not least because it depicts the side that lost. The poem is also a skilful, dramatic and often impassioned composition, evoking the brilliant world of landed knights and the glories and bloody realities of battle. Janet Shirley is an award-winning translator of works on the French Middle Ages. Other publications by her include the Song of Roland and, in this Crusade Texts in Translation series, Crusader Syria in the 13th Century and, with Peter Edbury, Guillaume de Machaut: The Conquest of Alexandria.
Stars of the Night Commute

Stars of the Night Commute

Author: Ana Božičević
Publisher: Tarpaulin Sky Press
ISBN: 0982541600
Pages: 73
Year: 2009
"Ana Božic(evic''s work is sort of animist--it's either about silence or the racket of the world. How does she do it? Clicks the switch to say it's silent & it's happening then on a distant tiny stage. She's muttering, and then it's a story and a very good one. I mean in poetry at some point you don't know what the writer means. In Ana's work I watch "it" vanish (all the time) & I trust it."--Eileen Myles.
Vie de Jeanne D'Arc

Vie de Jeanne D'Arc

Author: Anatole France
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1543081010
Pages: 380
Year: 2017-02-13
lande, avant de rimer des moralit�s et de peindre des tableaux, faisait beaucoup la guerre. Duc de Bar et h�ritier de Lorraine, il lui avait fallu s'allier aux Anglais et aux Bourguignons; beau-fr�re du roi Charles, il devait se r�jouir que celui-ci f�t victorieux, car sans cela il n'aurait jamais pu se mettre du parti de la reine sa soeur, et il en aurait eu regret[25]. Jeanne le connaissait; elle l'avait demand� nagu�re � Nancy au duc de Lorraine, pour l'accompagner en France[26]. Il fut, dit-on, de ceux qui la suivirent volontiers jusqu'� Paris. De ceux-l� encore �taient les deux fils de madame de Laval, Gui, l'a�n�, � qui elle avait offert le vin � Selles-en-Berry et promis de lui en faire bient�t boire � Paris, et Andr�, qui fut depuis le mar�chal de Loh�ac[27]. C'�tait l'arm�e de la Pucelle: de tr�s jeunes hommes, presque des enfants, qui joignaien