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Conrad,

d. 1192, Latin king of Jerusalem (1192), marquis of Montferrat, a leading figure in the Third Crusade (see CrusadesCrusades
, series of wars undertaken by European Christians between the 11th and 14th cent. to recover the Holy Land from the Muslims. First Crusade
Origins

In the 7th cent., Jerusalem was taken by the caliph Umar.
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). He saved Tyre from the Saracens and became (1187) its lord. In 1189 he joined Guy of LusignanGuy of Lusignan
, d. 1194, Latin king of Jerusalem (1186–92) and Cyprus (1192–94), second husband of Sibylla, sister of King Baldwin IV of Jerusalem. In 1183 he was briefly regent for his brother-in-law, who was incapacitated by leprosy, but Baldwin made Guy's
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 at the siege of AkkoAkko
or Acre
, Fr. Saint-Jean d'Acre, Arab. Acca, city (1994 pop. 45,300), NW Israel, a port on the Bay of Haifa (an arm of the Mediterranean Sea). Its manufactures include iron and steel, chemicals, and textiles. The city was captured (A.D.
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, but a year later he sought to displace Guy as king of Jerusalem. To establish a claim to the crown he married Isabella, daughter of Amalric I. A compromise (1191) between the two men was short lived. In 1192, Conrad was acknowledged as king, but a few days later he was assassinated, probably by Muslim fanatics. The royal title passed to the two later husbands of his widow—Henry, count of Champagne (1192–97), and Amalric IIAmalric II
or Amaury II,
c.1155–1205, Latin king of Jerusalem (1197–1205) and Cyprus (1194–1205); brother and successor (in Cyprus) of Guy of Lusignan.
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Conrad

dazzling, sexually irresistible pirate, typical Byronic hero. [Br. Lit.: Byron The Corsair in Benét, 226]

Conrad

Joseph. real name Teodor Josef Konrad Korzeniowski. 1857-- 1924, British novelist born in Poland, noted for sea stories such as The Nigger of the Narcissus (1897) and Lord Jim (1900) and novels of politics and revolution such as Nostromo (1904) and Under Western Eyes (1911)
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Just recently, another insider revealed that Conrad is enjoying her time with her son.
The break-up of this celebrity couple has been the talk of the town recently, and it isn't good that gossip/reports have been nasty about Conrad, prodding his friends to ask me to please write what I know, to be fair to both Conrad and Zsa Zsa whom we've seen to be so in love the past two years, and who shared each other's world.
Despite the above critiques, Dryden's book is sure to be an immensely valuable and compelling read for anybody interested in Wells, Conrad, or the fin-de-siecle literary culture in general.
Vanderslice, global head, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Worldwide, said: "Conrad creates inspired experiences for our guests in the world's gateway cities and most sought after leisure destinations.
George Gasyna's essay looks at the coordinates of Conrad's Polish identity starting from the commonly referenced position that Conrad was a homo duplex, and arguing that Conrad manages the duality at the heart of his life, a tension between the urbane, post-national exile of Conrad's adulthood and the "Pole-Catholic" szlachcic of Conrad's youth, through a narrative gesture Gasyna calls strategic return.
Each of these acts, at the time, was a taboo subject and Hampson demonstrates how Conrad utilises overt silence and indirection in order to intimate their presence.
In each of these incidents, Conrad emphasizes the indifference of the universe, along with the unbridgeable gulf that lies between the human and natural worlds.
SOLDIER AND HIS DOG: Conrad with Peg ''The most important thing is that Peg is home in time for Christmas.
Tony added: "The photo we have of Conrad with a grenade launcher under one arm and Peg in the other is typical of him.
In his Introduction to Beer's book, Conrad recalled his "affectionate communion with a kindred spirit," and wrote that Crane (like Stevie) had "traces of weakness in .
By downplaying the actual number of foreigners on ships, Kramer suggests that Conrad is trying to gloss over the actuality of their presence and thus his own otherness.
In the last nineteen months of his life, Conrad did little creative work.