Astrology In The Middle Ages

Author : Theodore Otto Wedel
ISBN : 9780486436425
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Explanations of a diverse range of physical phenomena raised astrology to a prominent place in the history of philosophy and science. This volume traces the development of astrology from the 5th through 15th centuries, with interpretations from a variety of literary sources that include medieval romances and the works of Chaucer.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Comanche Ethnography

Author : Thomas W. Kavanagh
ISBN : 9780803220454
Genre : Social Science
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In the summer of 1933 in Lawton, Oklahoma, a team of six anthropologists met with eighteen Comanche elders to record the latter?s reminiscences of traditional Comanche culture. The depth and breadth of what the elderly Comanches recalled provides an inestimable source of knowledge for generations to come, both within and beyond the Comanche community. This monumental volume makes available for the first time the largest archive of traditional cultural information on Comanches ever gathered by American anthropologists. Much of the Comanches? earlier world is presented here?religious stories, historical accounts, autobiographical remembrances, cosmology, the practice of war, everyday games, birth rituals, funerals, kinship relations, the organization of camps, material culture, and relations with other tribes. Thomas W. Kavanagh tracked down all known surviving notes from the Santa Fe Laboratory field party and collated and annotated the records, learning as much as possible about the Comanche elders who spoke with the anthropologists and, when possible, attributing pieces of information to the appropriate elders. In addition, this volume includes Robert H. Lowie?s notes from his short 1912 visit to the Comanches. The result stands as a legacy for both Comanches and those interested in learning more about them.
Category: Social Science

Cinderella Disney Classic

Author : Jane Werner
ISBN : 9780385389181
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The original Little Golden Book from the 1940s featuring Walt Disney’s Cinderella is back! This enchanting fairy tale is beautifully rendered with vintage artwork bringing Cinderella and her cruel stepsisters to life.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Echoes From The Dead

Author : Johan Theorin
ISBN : 9780552774635
Genre : Missing children
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'An impressive debut novel' The Times 'Fantastic' Guardian Can you ever come to terms with a missing child? Julia Davidsson has not. Her five-year-old son disappeared twenty years previously on the Swedish island of Oland. No trace of him has ever been found. Until his shoe arrives in the post. It has been sent to Julia's father, a retired sea-captain still living on the island. Soon he and Julia are piecing together fragments of the past: fragments that point inexorably to a local man called Nils Kant, known to delight in the pain of others. But Nils Kant died during the 1960s. So who is the stranger seen wandering across the fields as darkness falls? It soon becomes clear that someone wants to stop Julia's search for the truth. And that he's much, much closer than she thinks . . .
Category: Missing children

Stella

Author : Siegfried Lenz
ISBN : 9781590513873
Genre : Fiction
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In a small town on the Baltic coast, in a community steeped in maritime industries and local mores, a teenager falls in love with his English professor. Christian looks older than his years, Stella younger than hers. The summer they spend together is filled with boat rides to Bird Island, secret walks on the beach, and furtive glances. The emotions that blossom between Christian and Stella are aflame with passion and innocence, and with an idealistic hope of a future. The two lovers manage to keep their mutual attraction concealed, but as the hot months comes to an end, their meetings become more difficult to conceal. Stella begins at the end, at Stella Petersen’s memorial service, where Christian relives the memories he shared with his first love. There is nothing salacious about their relationship, nor is it just a case of a teenager’s crush on his teacher. Their affair changes both Christian and Stella, allows them to expand their views, and pushes them out of social and familial constraints. Theirs is a tender love story of a time, and yet speaks to any time; it is actually through death that their love is transformed. The sparseness of Siegfried Lenz’s narrative is reminiscent of the existential stringency of Ernest Hemingway. Only a master stylist of his standing could compose such a story that is equally modest and powerful, a work that leaves a lasting authentic impression, and that strives to comply with W.H. Auden’s famous request, “Tell me the truth about love.”
Category: Fiction

Beauty And The Beast

Author : Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve
ISBN : 9781365793509
Genre : Fiction
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This is the first published version of Beauty and the Beast, written by the French author Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve in the mid-18th century and translated by James Robinson Planche. It is a novel-length story intended for adult readers, addressing the issues of the marriage system of the day in which women had no right to choose their husband or to refuse to marry. There is also a wealth of rich back story as to how the Prince became cursed and revelations about Beauty's parentage, which fail to appear in subsequent versions of the now classic fairy tale.
Category: Fiction

Cinderella

Author : Jane Werner
ISBN : 0736421513
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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With the help of her fairy godmother, a kitchen maid mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters attends the palace ball where she meets the prince of her dreams.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Wilde Like Me

Author : Louise Pentland
ISBN : 9781785762925
Genre : Fiction
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Meet Robin Wilde! You'll make a friend for life and she'll take you on a journey you'll never forget ... Single mum Robin Wilde adores her six-year-old daughter and loves her job as a make up artist's assistant. She has a wonderful best friend and an auntie who is bonkers, yes, but loves her to the moon and back. But Robin has a secret. Behind the mask she carefully applies every day, things just feel ... grey. And lonely. She struggles to fit in with the school mum crew. Online dating is totally despair-inducing, and she worries every day about raising her little girl with self-confidence, courage and joy. What Robin longs for is someone (over the age of six) to share with - someone who's always on her team. After 4 years (2 months, and 15 days!) of single-mum-dom, it's time for Robin Wilde to Change. Her. Life. Exciting new opportunities are about to come Robin's way ... Perhaps a man, perhaps the chance of a lifetime ... What will Robin do with the possibilities she creates for herself? And what potential will she unlock if she takes the leap? Enchanting and uplifting. Very funny. Absolutely unputdownable. This book will make you feel fantastic, just for being you. @LouisePentland #WildeLikeMe Do you love Sophie Kinsella, Mhairi McFarlane and Lindsey Kelk? Then this is your MUST READ for Summer!
Category: Fiction

Drei Steine

Author : Nils Oskamp
ISBN : 9783736721449
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Nils wächst in den Achtzigerjahren in Dortmund-Dorstfeld auf. Weil er sich nicht seinen Mitschülern anschließt, die behaupten, der Holocaust sei eine einzige Lüge gewesen, stellen sie sich gegen ihn. Als Schüler kämpft er um sein Überleben, ohne dabei selbst zum Täter zu werden. Die Neonazis, in deren Visier er als Jugendlicher geriet, waren von den Kameraden geworben worden und machen mit dem rechtsextremen Terror, den sie verbreiten, heute noch Schlagzeilen. Ergreifende Graphic Novel gegen rechte Gewalt mit autobiografischen Zügen. Unterstützt von der Amadeu Antonio Stiftung – Initiativen für Zivilgesellschaft und demokratische Kultur.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels