Sovereignty of the Dragons

Author: Karen H. Bartell
Publisher: Five Star (ME)
ISBN: 9780786218875
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
View: 3503
When big business in China meets with U.S. political ambition, nothing -and no one-is safe, including Lane MacKenzie, daughter of a U.S. Senator in need of campaign funds.

The Dragon Legacy

The Secret History of an Ancient Bloodline
Author: Nicholas de Vere
Publisher: Book Tree
ISBN: 9781585091317
Category: History
Page: 437
View: 6264
A collection of essays on the Deresthai culture with accompanying extracts from the Dragon Court archives comprising the official history of the Dragon peoples.

Sermons of Jonathan Edwards

Author: Jonathan Edwards
Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers
ISBN: 1565637704
Category: Religion
Page: 493
View: 9082
"Echoes of "The Great Awakening"" Jonathan Edwards is primarily remembered today as a gifted and influential theologian. But in eighteenth-century America, his preaching resounded from pulpits throughout New England, sparking the flame of revival that became the "Great Awakening." As the fame of this Puritan pastor and preacher of revival spread far and wide, his sermons galvanized many of his listeners into reexamining their lives and faith. Ever alert to the dangers of the religiously complacent--those who only observed the surface requirements of religion--Edwards tirelessly proclaimed the overpowering majesty and grandeur of God, and humanity's hopelessness for moral improvement short of his grace. This stirring selection of 20 messages allows readers to experience the words that swept through this young nation with a message of repentance and a call to action.

A Brief History of Vampires

Author: M.J. Trow
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 147210773X
Category: History
Page: 160
View: 2713
A historical journey in pursuit of the history, legend and lore of vampires. Where do they come from? Why do they have so much appeal today? As Twilight hits the book charts and billboards, and True Blood is on TV there are vampires in downtown clubs and never has it been more fashionable to be pale. M J Trow looks at the story of vampires and charts its origins a long way from the shopping mall in the story of the warrior prince, Vlad of Wallachia.

Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama

Author: Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.
ISBN: 9781410213365
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 564
View: 9979
Originally published in 1892, "the object of this Handbook is to supply readers and speakers with a lucid, but very brief account of such names as are used in allusions and references, whether by poets or prose writers; - to furnish those who consult it with the plot of popular dramas, the story of epic poems, and the outline of well-known tales. The number of dramatic plots sketched out is many hundreds. Another striking and interesting feature of the book is the revelation of the source from which dramatists and romancers have derived their stories, and the strange repetitions of historic incidents. It has been borne in mind throughout that it is not enough to state a fact. It must be stated attractively, and the character described must be drawn characteristically if the reader is to appreciate it, and feel an interest in what he reads." This work, an American reprint of The Reader's Handbook by E. Cobham Brewer, ..".while retaining all of the original material that can interest and aid the English-speaking student, gives also 'characters and sketches found in American novels, poetry and drama.'"

The Works of the Pious and Profoundly-learned Joseph Mede

Corrected and Enlarged According to the Author's Own Manuscripts
Author: Joseph Mede
Publisher: N.A
Page: 923
View: 8013

Derrida and the Future of the Liberal Arts

Professions of Faith
Author: Mary Caputi,Vincent J. Del Casino, Jr.
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441121196
Category: Philosophy
Page: 288
View: 1877
Derrida and the Future of the Liberal Arts highlights the Derridean assertion that the university must exist 'without condition' - as a bastion of intellectual freedom and oppositional activity whose job it is to question mainstream society. Derrida argued that only if the life of the mind is kept free from excessive corporate influence and political control can we be certain that the basic tenets of democracy are being respected within the very societies that claim to defend democratic principles. This collection contains eleven essays drawn from international scholars working in both the humanities and social sciences, and makes a well-grounded and comprehensive case for the importance of Derridean thought within the liberal arts today. Written by specialists in the fields of philosophy, literature, history, sociology, geography, political science, animal studies, and gender studies, each essay traces deconstruction's contribution to their discipline, explaining how it helps keep alive the 'unconditional', contrapuntal mission of the university. The book offers a forceful and persuasive corrective to the current assault on the liberal arts.

The Queen of Sheba

Legend, Literature and Lore
Author: Deborah M. Coulter-Harris
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476600996
Category: Religion
Page: 208
View: 326
Part I of this book begins with a scriptural study of all Sheba references, particularly the origins and genealogy of the name and its connections with Hebrew patriarchs such as Abraham and kings Saul and David; it later explores the literature and legends surrounding king Solomon and his trade negotiations with Sheba. The text analyzes theories and links between the Queen of Sheba and Pharaoh Hatshepsut, and concludes that Sheba may well be the Pharaoh based upon linguistic associations and the related stories from a multitude of regions and countries. Part II travels into ancient Arabian, Yemeni, Ethiopian, and Eritrean tales of the Queen of Sheba, and examines the mention of Sheba in an array of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim texts. It scrutinizes associations between ancient gods and pharaohs, particularly the similarity of their iconographic representations, the meaning of their symbols and signs that connect with Sheba legends and Hatshepsut’s history, the real extent and location of her vast empire.

Corea, the Hermit Nation

Author: William Elliot Griffis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108080499
Category: History
Page: 498
View: 9468
Published in 1882, this accessible history of Korea provided for an English-speaking audience a general introduction to this mysterious country.

Playing with Dragons

Living with Suffering and God
Author: Andrew R. Angel
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630871540
Category: Religion
Page: 138
View: 2919
There be dragons all over the Bible. From the great sea monsters of Genesis to the great dragon of Revelation, dragons appear as the Bible opens and closes, and they pop their grisly heads up at various junctures in between. How did they get there and what on earth (or indeed in heaven) are they doing there? This is a book for those who find standard discussions of faith and suffering frustrating. Andy Angel opens up the rich biblical tradition of living with God in the midst of suffering. He takes the reader on a journey of exploration through biblical texts that are often overlooked on account of their strangeness--texts about dragons. He shows how these peculiar passages open up a language of prayer through suffering in which people share their anger, weariness, disillusionment, and even joy in suffering with God. Angel explores how such weird Scriptures open up a whole new way of praying and reveal a God who approves of honest spirituality, a spirituality that the Bible holds open but too many of its interpreters do not.

Outlines of a Philosophy of the History of Man

Author: Johann Gottfried Herder
Publisher: N.A
Category: History
Page: 632
View: 9385

The Utopia of Rules

On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy
Author: David Graeber
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1612193757
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
View: 3456
From the author of the international bestseller Debt: The First 5,000 Years comes a revelatory account of the way bureaucracy rules our lives Where does the desire for endless rules, regulations, and bureaucracy come from? How did we come to spend so much of our time filling out forms? And is it really a cipher for state violence? To answer these questions, the anthropologist David Graeber—one of our most important and provocative thinkers—traces the peculiar and unexpected ways we relate to bureaucracy today, and reveals how it shapes our lives in ways we may not even notice…though he also suggests that there may be something perversely appealing—even romantic—about bureaucracy. Leaping from the ascendance of right-wing economics to the hidden meanings behind Sherlock Holmes and Batman, The Utopia of Rules is at once a powerful work of social theory in the tradition of Foucault and Marx, and an entertaining reckoning with popular culture that calls to mind Slavoj Zizek at his most accessible. An essential book for our times, The Utopia of Rules is sure to start a million conversations about the institutions that rule over us—and the better, freer world we should, perhaps, begin to imagine for ourselves.

The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testament, and Apocrypha

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 9353

The Cold of May Day Monday

An Approach to Irish Literary History
Author: Robert Anthony Welch
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191510467
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 316
View: 8143
The Cold of May Day Monday offers an indvidual view of the history of Irish literature from its very earliest phases up to the present day, more or less, with discussions of major writers such as Friel, Heaney, Derek Mahon, McGahern, and John Banville. Robert Welch traces the roots of Irish literature in myth and legend and explores ancient and pre-Celtic deposits and remembrances; saga literature, as well as devotional writing; the bardic heritage and the cycles of tales of early Ireland; the importance and survival of folklore; and the later phases of Irish literature, from the seventeenth century onwards. Welch frames his study around themes and clusters rather than chronology, seeking to retain coherence by means of a sustained attention to the thematic strains. Substantial attention is paid to the figure of the Hag in Irish literary culture. The often deeply troubled relations between Ireland and England inevitably call for treatment as well, most notably in chapters examining the Great Famine and its consequences for literature and cultural expression. Yeats is one of the key figures, as are O'Casey and Synge, but the focus is on their literary output, not their political experiences (though these are not overlooked).Robert Welch offers a readable account of a fascinating literary history, providing insights into the connections between Irish legend and literature, and accounts of the some of the best Irish writers of the twentieth century.

The Magic Kingdom of Landover Volume 1

Magic Kingdom For Sale SOLD! - The Black Unicorn - Wizard at Large
Author: Terry Brooks
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 9780345516732
Category: Fiction
Page: 736
View: 6040
Capture the fantasy, thrills, and far-flung adventure of the first three novels in Terry Brooks’s enchanting Magic Kingdom of Landover series—now for the first time in one gripping volume. Chicago lawyer Ben Holiday can’t fathom what lies ahead when he purchases Landover—a magical kingdom of chivalry and sorcery—from Meeks, the mysterious seller who placed the ad. Weary and jaded, Ben clings to the ad’s promise: “Escape into your dreams.” But Landover is not the enchanted idyll he expected. The kingdom is in ruin. The barons refuse to recognize Ben as King, a dragon is decimating the countryside, and a demon lord has challenged any prospective ruler to a fatal duel. To make matters worse, the Paladin, renowned champion of the Kings of Landover, seems to be merely a legend. Ben’s only allies are a bumbling court magician, a talking dog turned court scribe, and the beautiful Willow, who is part girl, part tree. With his friends in tow, Ben sets out to claim the throne. But when Meeks decides he wants Landover back, Ben will face supernatural foes of every stripe to prove himself worthy of the kingship. The question is: Can he survive?

Hong Kong's Reunion with China

Global Dimensions
Author: N.A
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9789622094482
Category: China
Page: 304
View: 5067
As Hong Kong transforms from a colonial dependent territory to a Chinese special administrative region, its international status will be increasingly connected to China's position in the world. the nature of Hong Kong global linkages are shifting as thepo

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Author: Edward Gibbon
Publisher: N.A
Category: Byzantine Empire
Page: N.A
View: 6567

Exposition of the Old and New Testament

Author: Matthew Henry,J.B Williams
Publisher: N.A
Category: Bible
Page: N.A
View: 5042

Chinese Fashions

Author: Ming-Ju Sun
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486420530
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 639
Tegninger af traditionelle kinesiske klædedragter

The Spirit of the Times

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 7892