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French noblemen who fell in duels about the middle of the seventeenth century, is shown by the statement of the contemporary writer Theophile Raynaud that within thirty years more men of rank had been killed in duels than would have been needed to make up an entire army.
In 1681 the Emperor Leopold I forbade the fighting of duels under the severest penalties; Maria Theresa ordered not only the challenger and the challenged but also all who had any share in a duel to be beheaded, and in the reign of the Emperor Joseph II duellists received the punishment of murderers.
The duel implies that the honour of the challenger has already been injured, and consequently that this injury is an accomplished fact; besides, the duel takes place according to agreement, so that it is not a case of self-defence against sudden attack.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05184b.htm   (3083 words)

  Duel - LoveToKnow 1911
A duel was ordained by the parlement of Paris, which was fought in the presence of Charles VI.
The last instance of a duel authorized by the magistrates, and conducted according to the forms of law, was the famous one between Francois de Vivonne de la Chataignerie and Guy Chabot de Jarnac.
The duel was fought on the 10th of July 1547 in the courtyard of the château of St Germain-en-Laye, in the presence of the king and a large assembly of courtiers.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Duel   (4778 words)

 duel. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The duel may have originated in the wager of battle, an early mode of trial in which an accused person fought with his accuser under judicial supervision (see ordeal).
The object of a duel was not necessarily to kill, and in most cases after the firing of a prescribed number of shots or drawing blood the fight would be stopped.
Alexander Hamilton was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr in the United States, and Andrew Jackson took part in several duels.
www.bartleby.com /65/du/duel.html   (342 words)

  Duel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Typically, duels have been fought between members of the same social class; they are regarded as especially noteworthy when those partaking are of the upper class but occur at all social strata.
Duels could be fought with some sort of sword or, from the 18th Century on, with pistols.
Among the most famous duels are the American Hamilton-Burr duel, in which notable Federalist Alexander Hamilton was fatally wounded, and the duel between Duke of Wellington and the 10th Earl of Winchilsea, wherein each participant intentionally missed the other.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Duel   (2148 words)

 Hamilton-Burr duel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hamilton-Burr duel was a duel between two prominent United States politicians, former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton and sitting Vice President Aaron Burr, in Weehawken, New Jersey on July 11, 1804, in which Burr shot and mortally wounded Hamilton, who died the next day.
The duel was the final skirmish of a long conflict between Democratic-Republicans and Federalists.
The plaque was stolen by vandals in the 1980s and an abbreviated version of the text was inscribed on the indentation left in the boulder, which remained until the 1990s when a granite pedestal was added in front of the boulder and the bust was moved to the top of the pedestal.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hamilton-Burr_duel   (2050 words)

 Duel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A duel or duel of honour is a form of armed combat in which two individuals participate.
Typically duels have been fought between of the same social class ; they are regarded as especially noteworthy those partaking are of the upper class but occur at all social strata.
During the early Renaissance dueling established the status of a and accepted manner for gentlemen to resolve disputes.
www.freeglossary.com /Duel   (1458 words)

 Philosophy of the Duel
Duels in France (and also in other countries) were much different than brawls, private battles, jousts or tournaments and took one of two forms: judicial and extra-judicial.
The extra-judicial duel was a criminal offense and was held in contempt of the law.
It appears that the decline in the use of the duel, judicial or extra-judicial, occurs at about the same time that there was a shift philosophically from scienza cavalleresca (chivalric science) to the use of the pareri, opinions or discussions on points of honor.
jan.ucc.nau.edu /~wew/fencing/philosophy.html   (2062 words)

 SpielbergFilms.com - Duel
"Duel," which was made for television in 1971, is the first indication of great things to come from the young 24-year-old director.
The teleplay for "Duel" by genre luminary Richard Matheson is based on his short story published in the April 1971 issue of Playboy.
To make the film of a length to be shown in theaters, a longer title sequence was added, as well as a scene of Mann calling his wife in a laundromat at a gas station, and a scene of Mann's car being pushed by the truck toward an oncoming train.
www.spielbergfilms.com /duelhome.html   (751 words)

 Monstervision Host Segments for Duel
Alright, next up is “Duel,” the MonsterVision premiere of Steven Spielberg’s first feature film, in which a diabolical, exhaust-belching big-rig goes head to head with the befuddled Dennis Weaver on the highways of California.
Duel was written by Richard Matheson, who wrote most of the segments of Twilight Zone: The Movie, one of which was directed by Spielberg.
Trivia note: "Duel" was filmed in southern California, and Amazon.com reports that this video is most popular in Irvine, CA, as compared with the rest of the country.
www.angelfire.com /mn/nn/Duel.html   (797 words)

 Duel (1971) (TV)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A duel is about to begin between a man, a truck, and an open road.
Discuss this title with other users on IMDb message board for Duel (1971) (TV)
What do you think about the music in Duel?
www.imdb.com /title/tt0067023   (350 words)

 Hamilton-Burr Duel Bicentennial Web Links
He states that the location of the duel would be approximately at the center of this photo.
Duel: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Future of America by Thomas Fleming.
American Experience: The Duel is a documentary made by PBS and based on Thomas Fleming's book.
duel2004.weehawkenhistory.org /theduel.php   (661 words)

 The Political Graveyard: Politicians Who Participated in Duelling
Duel: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Future of America; Arnold A.
The fierce campaign of 1830 led to a quarrel and ultimately a duel with Maj. Thomas Biddle, in which both fell mortally wounded; died, in St.
Engaged in a duel with A. Russell, editor of the San Francisco Picayune, on January 12, 1852; Russell was slightly wounded.
politicalgraveyard.com /special/duel-participants.html   (2424 words)

 Movie Info for Duel on MSN Movies
For the next 90 minutes, Weaver and the never-seen truckdriver are pitted against one another in a motorized duel to the death.
The director chosen to helm Duel on location in Soledad Canyon was a bright 23-year-old who'd shown promise on such series as Night Gallery and Columbo: Steven Spielberg.
First telecast on December 18, 1971, Duel was so popular that a somewhat longer version (with added violence and profanity) was prepared for theatrical release in 1983.
movies.msn.com /movies/movie.aspx?m=140725   (156 words)

 Duel Masters Trading Card Game Main Page
From basic deck construction to the latest tournament rulings, everything you need need to play Duel Masters can be found right here.
Though there are many different recursion cards, ones that can return any creature from the graveyard and place it into your hand are among the most heavily played choices.
Duel Masters is TM and © 2007 Wizards/Shogakukan/Mitsui-Kids.
wizards.com /default.asp?x=duelmasters,,en   (100 words)

 Welcome To Steven Spielberg's Duel
Steven Spielberg was sneaking around the Universal Pictures mail room when he came across the script for 'Duel.' He loved the story so much that he begged management to let him direct the film.
Knight Rider was heavily influenced by 'Duel.' The Season 2 opening movie, 'Goliath' starred an unstoppable 18 wheeler driven by a pyschotic man. There were loads of similarities between 'Duel' and these 'Goliath' episodes.
The film was crappy, but it is funny to see how many scenes were stolen from 'Duel.' The bad guy's vehicle also meets it demise by flying off a cliff (twice actually).
members.tripod.com /~DavidMann/facts.html   (739 words)

 Duel (1971) (TV)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
'Duel' is essentially a city-slicker's nightmare, concentrating collective fears of wilderness and the mad souls who choose to dwell there.
But at the same time it lightly satirizes those urbanite attitudes, and Weaver's Mann is often made to look laughable, with his silly necktie, and his little Plymouth Valiant, and his prissy, civilized approach to his problem.
If the story lags a bit towards the end, and if the conclusion is rather a simple one, the film is still a model of economy and tone, and it features one of the most memorable villains in suspense-film history--one that weighs forty tons.
imdb.com /title/tt0067023   (509 words)

 Yugioh Duel Disk - Associated Content
The Yugioh duel disk launcher is worn on your arm and used for card-based combat.
The style, look, and creation of the Yugioh duel disk launcher is similar to the equipment worn by those in the Yugioh cartoon on television.
The incredible interest in the Yugioh duel disk launcher is the fact that it brings the game to life.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/32028/yugioh_duel_disk.html   (563 words)

 The Duel that Could Have Changed the Nation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Due to the fact that Lincoln was the one who had been challenged to the duel, tradition gave him the privilege of choosing the time and location of the duel, as well as the weapons that were to be used.
He also added that he wanted the duel to be carried out in a pit 10 feet wide by 12 feet deep with a large wooden plank dividing the square in which no man was allowed to step foot over.
While their respective parties set up the dueling area, their “seconds” (friends of the duelers who handled negotiations and ensured that all of the conditions for the duel were met in accordance with the agreed upon terms) tried desperately to resolve the issue peacefully.
www.failedsuccess.com /index.php?/weblog/comments/abraham_lincoln_duel   (1772 words)

 Duel - Awesome movies, movie search engine, movie reviews and movie news   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Duel A Duel or Duel of Honour is a personal combat intended to settle an affront to the personal honour of an offended individual by another of the equivalent social class.
European dueling sword Under feudal systems, lords would generally make war rather than duel and their subordinates would not duel but would submit to their lords for judgment.
Duel in the Sun Duel in the Sun is a 1946 Western film which tells the story of a half-Hispanic girl who goes to live with her Anglo relatives, becoming involved in prejudice and forbidden love.
www.awesomemovies.info /Duel.html   (355 words)

 Duel Timer :: home
The Duel Timer Champion is currently available in solid wood with large displays and solid aluminum faceplates.
The Duel Timer Champion is extremely durable, due to compact design, solid wood casing and the solid metal detailing.
The Duel Timer Champion is made in the USA from domestic and exotic hardwoods.
www.dueltimer.com   (279 words)

 Tony Rothman's Article on Evariste Galois   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In Paris, on the obscure morning of May 30, 1832, near a pond not far from the pension Sieur Faultrier, Evariste Galois confronted an adversary in a duel to be fought with pistols, and was shot through the stomach.
Paris, 1 June--A deplorable duel yesterday has deprived the exact sciences of a young man who gave the highest expectations, but whose celebrated precocity was lately overshadowed by his political activities.
It is frustrating that a report written only several days after the event is incorrect on the date of the duel, the date of Galois's death and his age; this in itself should serve as a good lesson to armchair historians.
godel.ph.utexas.edu /~tonyr/galois.html   (13825 words)

 GameSpy: Duel Masters Review
Duel Masters: Cobalt strikes right in between those two stereotypes, giving you a good reason to check it out.
Everyone around wants to do a bit of dueling, which will both raise your reputation and build up your deck with new cards.
While it's nice to have some plot-driven accompaniment to the endless duels, the animation is horrid.
ps2.gamespy.com /playstation-2/duel-masters/566993p1.html   (569 words)

 Nintendo.com Games : Duel Masters: Sempai Legends
Where the game succeeds in making dueling the first priority, it is less successful translating the play of the card game from the real-life table to the small screen.
The dueling interface has a steep learning curve, and although detailed instructions are available throughout the game, it takes a long time to get a handle on the order of play.
The Duel Masters card game is an easy one to learn to play, but in the video game, the attack phase of the game gets convoluted.
www.nintendo.com /gamemini?gameid=d201af8c-44b7-46f0-9114-bd11e994249e   (523 words)

 "Duel" - a Steven Spielberg Film: information, films, movies, biography, shoah, anne franc, moviemaking, filmmaking, ...
"Duel" is a day-time nightmare and one of the best psycho-thrillers ever made.
Originally made for American television (released November 13th 1971), "Duel"  became such a success among critics as well as among the audience, that several cinematic releases were made, both in Europe, Australia and Japan in 1973.
For cinema release, it was extended by 15 minutes with three additional scenes and voice over commentary by the star, Dennis Weaver.
www.geocities.com /Hollywood/Studio/3469/duel1.html   (565 words)

 Duel Movie Poster
Well, if you've ever been cruising down the interstate, out on the high-plains, late at night, at 85-mph, and had one of these monsters blow past you like you were standing still, well, I think you know the answer.
Duel is no-doubt one of the most dramatic and exciting films ever made.
Duel should be, and probably is, shown to all film students as a primer on how to make and edit a movie, even if it's low-budget.
www.sd455.com /movieduel.htm   (493 words)

 Neon Sins Homepage
Duel partners are spawned at a certain distance apart, facing each other, with a line of sight, and at a similar elevation.
Duel starts after the players are spawned and a five second countdown is completed.
Duel partners are afforded a 2 second invincibility period after the countdown (default).
www.neonsins.com /default.asp?action=duelmod   (550 words)

 Duel - Motorsport
In this short intro we would like to explain what kind of company DUEL is and what the company stands for.
DUEL was founded in 1993, our main activities existed of building and maintaining formula cars and their engines.
With these cars, using the Duel brake system, gearbox and engines, driver Ville Silvasti is winning the very competitive Finnish historic rally championship "for years in row".
www.duel.nl   (188 words)

 Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Duel | Videos | MTV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Duel: The After Show (CT) This week CT stops by and puts in his two cents about being disqualified from The Duel, his relationship with Diem, and much more.
The Duel: The After Show (Svetlana) This week Svetlana drops by to talk about her success in The Duel, which cast members she thinks are hot and much more.
The Duel After Show (Tyler) Tyler brings his unique sense of humor as he rips on the rest of the cast, discusses his 'first time' and more.
www.mtv.com /ontv/dyn/rwrr_challenge-duel/videos.jhtml   (838 words)

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