The Spanish Match

Prince Charles's Journey to Madrid, 1623

Author: Alexander Samson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351881655

Category: History

Page: 254

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In the spring of 1623 Charles, Prince of Wales, the young heir to the English and Scottish thrones donned a false wig and beard and slipped out of England under the assumed name of John Smith in order to journey to Madrid and secure for himself the hand of the King of Spain's daughter. His father James I and VI had been toying with the idea of a Spanish match for his son since as early as 1605, despite the profoundly divisive ramifications such a policy would have in the face of the determined 'Puritan' opposition in parliament, committed to combatting the forces of international Catholicism at every opportunity. With the Spanish ambassador, the machiavellian Count of Gondomar's encouragement to 'mount' Spain, Charles impetuously took matters into his own hands and as the negotiations stalled he departed secretly in the guise of Mr Smith to win with his romantic and foolhardy daring what his father could not achieve through diplomacy. The eventual failure and public humiliation that followed his journey to Madrid has been cited as a major influence on Charles's subsequent development and policies as king. Until now, there has been no attempt to systematically explore the failure of the Spanish match from an interdisciplinary perspective, including what it reveals about the practice of diplomacy, the taste, art, and dress of the period, its literature and the long-term consequences for Anglo-Spanish relations. In this volume leading scholars from a variety of disciplines analyse the reactions and representations of Charles's romantic escapade and offer their insights into the affair. In doing so many traditional assumptions about the trip are overturned. By taking into account the political, social, religious and international dimensions of the event, and examining historical, literary and artistic evidence, this volume paints a rounded, lively and vivid portrait of one of the most remarkable episodes of the Jacobean age.
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Mathematics Dictionary

Author: R.C. James

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412990410

Category: Mathematics

Page: 560

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For more than 50 years, this classic reference has provided fundamental data in an accessible, concise form. This edition of the Mathematics Dictionary incorporates updated terms and concepts in its span of more than 8,000 topics from a broad spectrum of mathematical specialties. It features review-length descriptions of theories, practices and principles as well as a multilingual index.
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Fundamental Reference Sources

Author: James H. Sweetland,Frances Neel Cheney

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838907801

Category: Education

Page: 612

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An introduction to selected sources of bibliographical, biographical, linguistic, statistical and geographical organizations.
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Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary

Author: Nicholas Rollin,Carol Styles Carvajal,Jane Horwood

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199560773

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1088

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A compact, intermediate-level dictionary covering over 90,000 words and phrases, and 130,000 translations, including new words in each language. In addition, there are supplements on grammar, correspondence, and a brand-new section on using the internet (online booking, banking & buying, emailing).
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2001 Spanish and English idioms

Author: Eugene Savaiano,Lynn W. Winget

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Inc

ISBN: 9780812090284

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 699

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Uses idioms in sample sentences
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Guide to Sources for Agricultural and Biological Research

Author: J. Richard Blanchard,Lois Farrell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520032262

Category: Reference

Page: 735

View: 9915

A guide to information sources including abstracts and indexes, library catalogs, government publications, review literature, book reviews, congresses and conferences, dissertations, research in progress, translations, dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, abbreviations, directories, lists of periodicals, handbooks and yearbooks, works on experimental procedures, and classification systems.
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Spanish For Dummies, Enhanced Edition

Author: Pedro Vázquez Bermejo,Susana Wald

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119976065

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 392

View: 7685

Whether you want to take up Spanish from scratch or brush up onyour existing skills, this practical, easy-to-follow guide is foryou! Inside you'll find helpful lessons, cultural facts, handyreferences and much more, including a Spanish-Englishmini-dictionary and common verb lists. Learn how to use your skillsin a variety of everyday contexts, and discover common expressions,important holidays and phrases that'll make you sound fluent.Complete with an audio CD that allows you to hear actual Spanishconversations by native Spanish speakers, Spanish ForDummies is your one-way ticket to speaking mainland Spanishwith confidence. Spanish For Dummies includes: Part I: Getting Started Chapter 1: You Already Know a Little Spanish Chapter 2: The Nitty Gritty: Basic Spanish Grammar Part II: Spanish in Action Chapter 3: Hola! Hello! Greetings and Introductions Chapter 4: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk Chapter 5: Dining Out and Going to Market Chapter 6: Shopping Made Easy Chapter 7: Going Out on the Town Chapter 8: Enjoying Yourself: Recreation Chapter 9: Talking on the Phone Chapter 10: At the Office and Around the House Part III: Spanish on the Go Chapter 11: Money, Money, Money Chapter 12: Dónde Está? (Where Is It?): AskingDirections Chapter 13: Checking into a Hotel Chapter 14: Getting Around: Planes, Trains, Taxis, and More Chapter 15: Planning a Trip Chapter 16: Help! Handling Emergencies Part IV: The Part of Tens Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Speak Spanish Quickly Chapter 18: Ten Favourite Spanish Expressions Chapter 19: Ten Holidays to Remember Chapter 20: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Fluent in Spanish Part V: Appendixes Appendix A: Spanish-English Mini Dictionary Appendix B: Spanish Verbs Appendix C: On the CD Appendix D: Spanish Facts Note: CD files are available to download after purchasing thee-Book version
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Die 4-Stunden-Woche

Mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Leben

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843704457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA- Management by Absence- und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.
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Encyclopedic Dictionary of Landscape and Urban Planning

Multilingual Reference Book in English, Spanish, French and German

Author: Klaus-Jürgen Evert

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540764550

Category: Architecture

Page: 1518

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This unique, multilingual, encyclopedic dictionary covers terms regularly used in landscape and urban planning, as well as environmental protection.
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Multilingual Law Dictionary

Author: Lawrence Deems Egbert,Fernando Morales Macedo

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9028602674

Category: Law

Page: 551

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Content and Language Integrated Learning

Evidence from Research in Europe

Author: Yolanda Ruiz de Zarobe,Dr. Rosa María Jiménez Catalán

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847699006

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 7066

This book contributes to the growth of interest in Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), an approach to second/foreign language learning that requires the use of the target language to learn content. Within the framework of European strategies to promote multilingualism, CLIL has begun to be used extensively in a variety of language learning contexts, and at different educational systems and language programmes. This book brings together critical analyses on theoretical and implementation issues of Content and Language Integrated Learning, and empirical studies on the effectiveness of this type of instruction on learners’ language competence. The basic theoretical assumption behind this book is that through successful use of the language to learn content, learners will develop their language proficiency more effectively while they learn the academic content specified in the curricula.
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A Dictionary of English and Spanish Equivalent Proverbs

Author: Teodor Flonta

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1465754539

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 280

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This Dictionary assembles 2,201 English proverbs and their Spanish equivalents. Equivalent proverbs are those which express the same concept literally, such as "Love is blind" = "El amor es ciego" or with completely different words, such as "Every cloud has a silver lining" = "No hay mal que por bien no venga." The Dictionary is a very useful reference tool for scholars of the two languages, for researchers working in various associated fields such as linguistics, literature, folklore, anthropology, psychology, sociology, history, and for workers in newer areas such as advertising and contemporary media. The Dictionary is also of interest to diplomats and politicians who try to improve their communication by sharing ideas formulated in some common meaningful expressions; it will assist interpreters and translators, and teachers and students for whom it is important to understand not only what the target culture expresses in the same way as their own, but also what is formulated in a different way. The Dictionary is also of benefit to non-professionals who, for the sheer enjoyment of it, wish to savour the wisdom, wit, poetry and the colourful language of proverbs.
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Spanish Dictionary

Words, Phrases & Expressions : Spanish-English, English-Spanish

Author: Research and Education Association

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780878914555

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 513

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This complete dictionary was developed by nationally known linguists for the U.S. government. It features an easy-to-use format for quick access to thousands of words and expressions with translations of both English and Spanish sentences. Includes 18,000 idioms, a thorough review of Spanish sounds, grammar, and irregular verbs. Appendix includes translations of words for countries, cities, street signs, holidays, foods, and useful traveling expressions.
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Vox Everyday Spanish and English Dictionary

Author: N.A

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780071452786

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 357

View: 5597

Includes more than 38,000 words and expressions and 60,000 translations covering the latest trends and technologies.
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Basque-English, English-Basque Dictionary

Author: Gorka Aulestia,Linda White

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874171785

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 669

View: 8660

This pocket-sized Basque-English, English-Basque dictionary was designed for a broad audience--studens, teachers, people of Basque descent, and travelers--and contains definitions of the most commonly used Basque and English words. This compact softcover volume is the condensed version of the two larger dictionaries, Basque-English Dictionary and English-Basque Dictionary. These two comprehensive reference works were highly praised by critics and well received by the public. Prepared by two scholars of the Basque language, this streamlined volume is an indispensable aid for students, travelers, and those who need to translate quickly between Basque and English. The unified Batua dialect is emphasized.
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Wörterbücher / Dictionaries / Dictionnaires. 3. Teilband

Author: Rufus Gouws

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110203391

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

View: 3211

Den Gegenstand des Handbuches bildet die Lexikographie und die Wörterbuchforschung, und letztere präsentiert sich in den drei Teilbänden erstmals in ihren verschiedenen Ausprägungen mit einem großen Reichtum an Details, doch zugleich in einer zusammenhängenden und umfassenden Weise: 248 Autoren haben in den Sprachen Deutsch, Englisch und Französisch 349 Artikel geschrieben, welche auf 38 Kapitel verteilt sind. Die Zielsetzung des Handbuches, die sich aus der Lage der Lexikographie und dem Forschungsstand der örterbuchforschung ergibt, ist es die Lexikographie aller Sprachkreise der Erde zu registrieren sowie die der größeren Sprachen, und hier besonders die der europäischen und die ihrer Varietäten, detailliert darzustellen, den Status und die Funktion von lexikographischen Nachschlagewerken, insonderheit die von Sprachwörterbüchern in ihren unterschiedlichen Typen innerhalb der Kultursysteme von Gesellschaften zu beschreiben, die Geschichte der Lexikographie an Beispielen größerer Kulturen zu entwerfen, auf der Grundlage der Kenntnis der gesellschaftlichen Funktionen von Wörterbüchern und der Buchgeschichte und unter Berücksichtigung von Theorien über den Aufbau des Lexikons und seine Stellung im Sprachganzen Ausschnitte zu einer Allgemeinen Theorie der Lexikographie zu liefern, die Methodik der Lexikographie für alle Phasen des lexikographischen Prozesses, von der äußeren Arbeitsorganisation der Wörterbuchkanzleien bis hin zu methodischen Einzelverfahren unter Berücksichtigung des Computereinsatzes darzustellen und weiterzuentwickeln, auf die Unterschiede zwischen den realistischen Möglichkeiten und der gegebenen Realität der lexikographischen Praxis hinzuweisen und aus der Kenntnis von lexikographischen Defiziten Möglichkeiten für qualitative Verbesserungen und aussichtsreiche Perspektiven für neue lexikographische Projekte und metalexikographische Forschungen aufzuzeigen, die primäre und sekundäre Literatur möglichst breit und zuverlässig zu dokumentieren und insgesamt nachhaltig dazu beizutragen, daß die moderne wissenschaftliche Lexikographie zu einer von Wissenschaftlern lehrbaren und von Studenten lernbaren praxisorientierten Disziplin entwickelt wird.
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Primer Diccionario Para Equitadores Inglés/espãnol

Author: Maria Belknap

Publisher: Eclipse Press

ISBN: 1581501463

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 311

View: 317

Feeding a horse the right amount of food, putting on the proper equipment, and knowing when to call the vet are not tasks that can be left to chance. With Hispanics and Latinos now dominating the equine work force, the language barrier can pose a problem for bosses and employees alike. That's where The Ultimate English-Spanish Dictionary for Horsemen can help. Written specifically for horse people, the dictionary covers topics and words that regular English-Spanish dictionaries might not. For example, horse health care, feeding, grooming, tack and equipment, and breeding terms are part of the more than 10,000 topically grouped word and phrase entries commonly used in the horse industry. Additional features include a points of the horse illustration labeled in both Spanish and English, regional variations, and a pronunciation guide.
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Vox Super-Mini Spanish and English Dictionary, 3rd Edition

Author: Vox

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071788662

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 480

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Revised and updated with sixty-four additional pages, the most readable and accessible compact Spanish and English Dictionary includes 15,000 headwords and more than 24,500 translations, including expanded coverage of technology words. Original. 50,000 first printing.
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