The Heretics Of De Ath

Autor: Howard of Warwick
Publisher: Chronicles of Brother Hermitage
ISBN: 9780992939304
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England 1066. During an utterly pointless debate at the austere monastery of De'Ath's Dingle, a monk dies in mysterious circumstances. Standing accused is Brother Hermitage, who needs to work out who did it before he's executed. More medieval than detective, he finds a companion in Wat the weaver, producer of tapestry to make Beowulf blush.

The Garderobe Of Death

Autor: Howard of Warwick
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780992939311
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England 1066 and a bit. The Normans are in control. Any suspicious death has repercussions, and they don't come much more suspicious than Henri de Turold's exit from this world. Medieval monks usually solve this sort of thing. Brother Hermitage is a medieval monk... but he's not very good. It's a historical mystery but not as you know it.

Green Sisters

Autor: Sarah McFarland Taylor
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674027108
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Green sisters are environmentally active Catholic nuns working to heal the earth as they cultivate new forms of religious culture. Inviting us into their world, Taylor offers a firsthand understanding of the experiences of women whose lives bring together orthodoxy and activism, and whose lifestyle provides a compelling view of sustainable living.

The Persian Boy

Autor: Mary Renault
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480432377
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A New York Times–bestselling novel of the ancient king of Macedon and his lover by the author Hilary Mantel calls “a shining light.” The Persian Boy centers on the most tempestuous years of Alexander the Great’s life, as seen through the eyes of his lover and most faithful attendant, Bagoas. When Bagoas is very young, his father is murdered and he is sold as a slave to King Darius of Persia. Then, when Alexander conquers the land, he is given Bagoas as a gift, and the boy is besotted. This passion comes at a time when much is at stake—Alexander has two wives, conflicts are ablaze, and plots on the Macedon king’s life abound. The result is a riveting account of a great conqueror’s years of triumph and, ultimately, heartbreak. The Persian Boy is the second volume of the Novels of Alexander the Great trilogy, which also includes Fire from Heaven and Funeral Games. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary Renault including rare images of the author. “Mary Renault is a shining light to both historical novelists and their readers. She does not pretend the past is like the present, or that the people of ancient Greece were just like us. She shows us their strangeness; discerning, sure-footed, challenging our values, piquing our curiosity, she leads us through an alien landscape that moves and delights us.” —Hilary Mantel

An American Four In Hand In Britain

Autor: Andrew Carnegie
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1596055561
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Joe and Perry have put the horses up at the inn, and are back with mugs of foaming ale, bottles of Devonshire cider, lemonade, and pitchers of fresh creamy milk, that all tastes may be suited. The stewardess and her assistants have set table, and now luncheon is ready. No formal grace is necessary, for our hearts have been overflowing with gratitude all the day long...-from "Brighton, Friday, June 17"Oh, what a gloriously idyllic journey! American steel baron Andrew Carnegie and a party of friends took in the British countryside by horse coach-a "four-in-hand"-in the summer of 1881... a season of grassy picnic luncheons, bucolic scenery, and philosophical discussions in coffeehouses. Written as a private extended postcard to friends who had not accompanied him on the trip, and as a souvenir for those who had, this 1883 book will charm Anglophiles, armchair travelers, and workoholics who could benefit from the reminder that even a captain of industry could find time to kick back, relax, and-quite literally-smell the flowers.Also available from Cosimo Classics: Carnegie's Triumphant Democracy, Round the World, and Autobiography.Entrepreneur and philanthropist ANDREW CARNEGIE (1835-1919) was born in Scotland and emigrated to America as a teenager. His Carnegie Steel Company launched the steel industry in Pittsburgh, and after its sale to J.P. Morgan, he devoted his life to philanthropic causes. His charitable organizations built more than 2,500 public libraries around the world, and gave away more than $350 million during his lifetime.

Emotion In The Tudor Court

Autor: Bradley J. Irish
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810136414
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Deploying literary analysis, theories of emotion from the sciences and humanities, and an archival account of Tudor history, Emotion in the Tudor Court examines how literature both reflects and constructs the emotional dynamics of life in the Renaissance court. In it, Bradley J. Irish argues that emotionality is a foundational framework through which historical subjects embody and engage their world, and thus can serve as a fundamental lens of social and textual analysis. Spanning the sixteenth century, Emotion in the Tudor Court explores Cardinal Thomas Wolsey and Henrician satire; Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, and elegy; Sir Philip Sidney and Elizabethan pageantry; and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and factional literature. It demonstrates how the dynamics of disgust,envy, rejection, and dread, as they are understood in the modern affective sciences, can be seen to guide literary production in the early modern court. By combining Renaissance concepts of emotion with modern research in the social and natural sciences, Emotion in the Tudor Court takes a transdisciplinary approach to yield fascinating and robust ways to illuminate both literary studies and cultural history.

The Custom Of The Castle

Autor: Charles Stanley Ross
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520204300
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"Custom, according to Ross, may be examined as the reflection of knotty moral situations and problems and contradictions . . . the occasion for pondering the ways in which arbitrary rules and virtuous behavior collide and interfere with each other. The thesis is a new one, and Ross's readings are fresh and provocative."--Robert L. Montgomery, University of California, Irvine "Custom, according to Ross, may be examined as the reflection of knotty moral situations and problems and contradictions . . . the occasion for pondering the ways in which arbitrary rules and virtuous behavior collide and interfere with each other. The thesis is a new one, and Ross's readings are fresh and provocative."--Robert L. Montgomery, University of California, Irvine