La Bible est le premier bestseller mondial, mais avec ses quelques 770 000 mots, il est parfois compliqué de s'y repérer.
Biblissime est un guide simple et pratique, qui utilise des cartes, des cartoons, des bulles de dialogue et des arbres généalogiques. Vous y trouverez des informations sur chaque livre composant la Bible, des Actes à Sophonie. Ce guide introduit également les grandes figures bibliques - héros et vilains - les grands événements, les miracles et autres anecdotes intéressantes.
Que vous vous demandiez si les épîtres sont les femmes des apôtres, ou que vous souhaitiez comprendre les lettres aux Philippiens en deux minutes afin d'impressionner vos proches durant votre prochaine réunion d'étude biblique, Biblissime est exactement ce dont vous avez besoin.
From the invaders of the dark ages to the aftermath of the coalition, one of Britain's most respected journalists, Simon Jenkins, weaves together a strong narrative with all the most important and interesting dates in a book that characteristically is as stylish as it is authoritative. A Short History of England sheds light on all the key individuals and events, bringing them together in an enlightening and engaging account of the country's birth, rise to global prominence and then partial eclipse.There have been long synoptic histories of England but until now there has been no standard short work covering all significant events, themes and individuals. Now updated to take in the rapid progress of recent events and beautifully illustrated, this magisterial history will be the standard work for years to come.
LONDON: a settlement founded by the Romans, occupied by the Saxons, conquered by the Danes and ruled by the Normans. This changeful place became a medieval maze of alleys and courtyards, later to be chequered with grand estates of Georgian splendour. It swelled with industry and became the centre of the largest empire in history. And having risen from the rubble of the Blitz, it is now one of the greatest cities in the world. From the prehistoric occupants of the Thames Valley to the preoccupied commuters of today, Simon Jenkins brings together the key events, individuals and trends in London's history to create a matchless portrait of the capital. He masterfully explains the battles that determined how London was conceived and built - and especially the perennial conflict between money and power. Based in part on his experiences of and involvement in the events that shaped the post-war city, and with his trademark colour and authority, Jenkins shows above all how London has taken shape over more than two thousand years. Fascinating for locals and visitors alike, this is narrative history at its finest, from the most ardent protector of our heritage. 'A handsome book ... full of the good judgements one might hope for from such a sensible and readable commentator, and they alone are worth perusing for pleasure and food for thought' Michael Wood, New Statesman on A Short History of England 'Any passably cultured inhabitant of the British Isles should ask for, say, three or four copies of this book for Christmas...I can imagine no better companion on a voyage across England' Max Hastings, Daily Telegraph on England's Thousand Best Houses
''Simon Jenkins, as ever, writes with clarity and insight'' Times ''One of the liveliest commentators in Britain, always worth reading and pleasingly contrarian'' Jeremy Paxman, Guardian Who were the Celts? Were they a people, a civilisation, an empire, or a fiction of historical imagination? They flit as ghosts through Europe''s ancient past, purported ancestors of the Irish, Welsh, Scottish, Cornish and Bretons.
Yet they have never been identified with any one land, or with any one history or language.
Simon Jenkins argues compellingly that the ''Celts'' is a misleading concept, bundling together quite distinct peoples. The word keltoi first appears in Greek, applied generally to aliens or ''barbarians'' - and theories of Celticism continue to fuel many of the prejudices and misconceptions that divide the British Isles to this day.
Fascinating and increasingly relevant, who the Celts were - or weren''t - goes to the heart of the ongoing argument over the future of a dis-United Kingdom.
The first short narrative history of the continent, from the author of the bestselling A Short History of England Europe is an astonishingly successful place. In this dazzling new history, bestselling author Simon Jenkins grippingly tells the story of its evolution from warring peoples to peace, wealth and freedom - a story that twists and turns from Greece and Rome, through the Dark Ages, the Reformation and the French Revolution, to the Second World War and up to the present day. Jenkins takes in leaders from Julius Caesar and Joan of Arc, to Wellington and Angela Merkel, as well as cultural figures from Aristotle to Shakespeare and Picasso. He brings together the transformative forces and dominant eras into one chronological tale - all with his usual insight, colour and authority. Despite the importance of Europe's politics, economy and culture, there has not been - until now - a concise book to tell this story. Covering the key events, themes and individuals, Jenkins' portrait of the continent could not be more timely - or masterful. ' Full of stand-out facts ... absolutely fascinating ' - Richard Bacon, BBC Radio 2, on 'A Short History of England' ' Masterly, perhaps a masterpiece ' - Independent, Books of the Year on England's Thousand Best Churches 'Jenkins is, like all good guides, more than simply informative: he can be courteous and rude, nostalgic and funny, elegant, convincing and relaxed' - Adam Nicolson on 'England's Thousand Best Houses', Evening Standard 'Full of the good judgements one might hope for from such a sensible and readable commentator, and they alone are worth perusing for pleasure and food for thought' - Michael Wood on 'A Short History of England', New Statesman 'Any passably cultured inhabitant of the British Isles should ask for, say, three or four copies of this book' - Max Hastings on 'England's Thousand Best Houses', Sunday Telegraph
The acclaimed best-selling author and popular historian explores the history of Europe via its cathedrals.
Beautifully illustrated with color photographs throughout, this joyous exploration of the history of Western civilization showcases the cathedral's central role in the European imagination. A masterful writer, Jenkins tells the stories behind these stone wonders: the architects that made them possible, the triumphs of engineering, the artists who enriched their decor, and the inevitable human follies of those who were involved in their building, from the artisans and workers to the wealthy donors and the faithful who worshipped beneath their soaring spires and majestic domes.
Simon Jenkins is the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of best-selling works that make history accessible. Blending insight and authority with personal reflections and experiences, he deftly reveals the history, design, and significance of each of these enduring monuments to the human spirit from popular favorites like St. Paul's and the Duomo in Florence to less well-known masterpieces well worth a trip. Europe's cathedrals are treasure troves of art and repositories of history that attract hundreds or thousands of visitors every year.
Europe''s cathedrals are magnificent. They outstrip palaces and castles. They are the most sensational group of structures anywhere in the world - which everyone should ''see before they die''. They are also hugely popular, most of them absolutely packed. They are humankind''s greatest creations.br>br>In Europe''s 1oo Best Cathedrals, Simon Jenkins has travelled the continent - from Chartres to York, Cologne to Florence, Toledo to Moscow and Stockholm to Seville - to illuminate old favourites and highlight new discoveries. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs throughout, this joyous exploration of Europe''s history tells the stories behind these wonders, showing the cathedral''s central role in the European imagination. Readers will be inspired to make their own pilgrimage to all one hundred of them.>
The first short, single-volume history of the continent, from the author of the bestselling A Short History of Englandbr>br>Europe has for two millennia been a remarkably successful continent. In this dazzling new history, bestselling author Simon Jenkins tells the story of its evolution from a battlefield of warring tribes to peace, wealth and freedom - a story that twists and turns from Greece and Rome, through the Middle Ages, Reformation and French Revolution, to the two World Wars and the present day.br>br>Jenkins embraces individuals from Julius Caesar and Joan of Arc, to Wellington and Angela Merkel, as well as cultural figures from Aristotle to Shakespeare and Picasso. Tracing themes down the ages, from youthful ambition and religious conflict to geographical constraints and invasion, he brings together the key forces and dominant periods into one chronological narrative - all with his usual insight, colour and authority.br>br>While experiencing almost constant turbulence, Europe has left an indelible mark on the world. How did one small continent become so powerful? How did these diverse peninsulas and islands, over time, develop a collective consciousness? How did diplomacy so often collapse into bloodshed, and what are the implications of this today? br>br>Despite the importance of Europe''s politics, economy and culture, there has not been - until now - a concise book to tell this story. Covering the key events, eras and individuals, Jenkins'' portrait of the continent could not be more timely - or more masterful.br>br>''Full of stand-out facts ... absolutely fascinating'' - Richard Bacon, BBC Radio 2, on A Short History of Englandbr>br>''Masterly, perhaps a masterpiece'' - Independent, Books of the Year on England''s Thousand Best Churchesbr>br>''Jenkins is, like all good guides, more than simply informative: he can be courteous and rude, nostalgic and funny, elegant, convincing and relaxed'' - Adam Nicolson on England''s Thousand Best Houses, Evening Standardbr>br>''Full of the good judgements one might hope for from such a sensible and readable commentator, and they alone are worth perusing for pleasure and food for thought'' - Michael Wood on A Short History of England, New Statesmanbr>br>''Any passably cultured inhabitant of the British Isles should ask for, say, three or four copies of this book'' - Max Hastings on England''s Thousand Best Houses, Sunday Telegraph>
England's views are remarkable for their beauty and variety. In this illustrated guide, the author picks one hundred of the very best from the white cliffs of Dover to Hadrian's Wall - and explains the stories behind them. It provide the rich historical, geographical, botanical and architectural background to sights both iconic and undiscovered.
The Battle for the Falklands is a thoughtful and informed analysis of an astonishing chapter in modern British history from journalist and military historian Sir Max Hastings and political editor Simon Jenkins. Ten weeks. 28,000 soldiers. 8,000 miles from home. The Falklands War in 1982 was one of the strangest in British history. At the time, many Britons saw it as a tragic absurdity - thousands of men sent overseas for a tiny relic of empire - but the British victory over the Argentinians not only confirmed the quality of British arms but also boosted the political fortunes of Thatcher''s Conservative government. However, it left a chequered aftermath and was later overshadowed by the two Gulf wars. Max Hastings'' and Simon Jenkins'' account of the conflict is a modern classic of war reportage and the definitive book on the conflict.
From the great citadels of Caernarvon, Harlech, Powis and Beaumaris in the north, to the Victorian glories of Cardiff in the south, St David's cathedral ('the loveliest church in Wales') in the west to the exquisite little hill church of Patrishow in the east, from Plas Newydd above the Menai Straits to the romantic citadel of Carreg Cennan in the heart of the country, the buildings of Wales embody its history and are the equal of any in the British Isles. Simon Jenkins has travelled, it seems, every mile of the country to celebrate, and in some cases to find the very best of them, and irresistibly conveys in this book his enthusiasm for them. Cumulatively they amount to a cultural history of Wales by one of its most devoted sons. Anyone who is visiting Wales or who loves it will want to own this glorious book.