Krug N Il Guerriero Il Mago E Il Cacciatore

Autore: L. A. Beaver
Editore: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1291024832
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Duemila anni dopo la Guerra delle Razze, il continente di Harith si e risvegliato in un'epoca buia. Voci di guerra corrono dalla Contea di Meltar: la famiglia dei Conti e caduta, una setta di fanatici ha preso il potere instaurando un regime di terrore, e ora brama la conquista delle altre Contee della confederazione. In questa terra leggendaria e maledetta, fatta di sospiri, lamenti e speranze, travolta dalla guerra e in balia del veloce susseguirsi di eventi, sta per accadere qualcosa, qualcosa di terribile, qualcosa di dimenticato...http: //www.krugan.or

Revista Funda Iei Dr Gan

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The Secret Of Magic

Autore: Deborah Johnson
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241197961
Grandezza: 43,57 MB
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'[An] addictive tale of intrigue' - the Independent In 1946 Regina Robichard is a rarity. A young New York civil rights lawyer, working for Thurgood Marshall, Reggie stumbles across a letter asking her boss to investigate the case of a young black soldier whose body has been found floating in the river in Mississippi. It fires her zeal. For Reggie, justice is not the only draw to this case. The letter is signed by the reclusive M. P. Calhoun, author of one of the most banned books in the country, a book Reggie loved as a child, about the friendship between three children, black and white, a magical forest - and a murder. Reggie has just three weeks in the South to investigate. But once down in Mississippi, amid the intoxicating landscape of cotton fields and lush plantations, Reggie not only finds herself further away from New York than she had ever imagined, but walking directly into M. P. Calhoun's book, a place where more than one type of justice exists.

Popular Religion In Late Saxon England

Autore: Karen Louise Jolly
Editore: Univ of North Carolina Pr
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In tenth- and eleventh-century England, Anglo-Saxon Christians retained an old folk belief in elves as extremely dangerous creatures capable of harming unwary humans. To ward off the afflictions caused by these invisible beings, Christian priests modified traditional elf charms by adding liturgical chants to herbal remedies. In Popular Religion in Late Saxon England, Karen Jolly traces this cultural intermingling of Christian liturgy and indigenous Germanic customs and argues that elf charms and similar practices represent the successful Christianization of native folklore. Jolly describes a dual process of conversion in which Anglo-Saxon culture became Christianized but at the same time left its own distinct imprint on Christianity. Illuminating the creative aspects of this dynamic relationship, she identifies liturgical folk medicine as a middle ground between popular and elite, pagan and Christian, magic and miracle. Her analysis, drawing on the model of popular religion to redefine folklore and magic, reveals the richness and diversity of late Saxon Christianity.

Encyclopedia Of Indo European Culture

Autore: Douglas Q. Adams
Editore: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781884964985
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Covers the major Indo-European langauge stocks and their origins, and the conceptual range of the reconstructed Proto-Indo-European language. The text also offers entries on selected archaeological cultures with some relationship to the origin and dispersal of Indo-European groups, and on some of the major issues of Indo-European cultural studies.

The Horse The Wheel And Language

Autore: David W. Anthony
Editore: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400831104
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Roughly half the world's population speaks languages derived from a shared linguistic source known as Proto-Indo-European. But who were the early speakers of this ancient mother tongue, and how did they manage to spread it around the globe? Until now their identity has remained a tantalizing mystery to linguists, archaeologists, and even Nazis seeking the roots of the Aryan race. The Horse, the Wheel, and Language lifts the veil that has long shrouded these original Indo-European speakers, and reveals how their domestication of horses and use of the wheel spread language and transformed civilization. Linking prehistoric archaeological remains with the development of language, David Anthony identifies the prehistoric peoples of central Eurasia's steppe grasslands as the original speakers of Proto-Indo-European, and shows how their innovative use of the ox wagon, horseback riding, and the warrior's chariot turned the Eurasian steppes into a thriving transcontinental corridor of communication, commerce, and cultural exchange. He explains how they spread their traditions and gave rise to important advances in copper mining, warfare, and patron-client political institutions, thereby ushering in an era of vibrant social change. Anthony also describes his fascinating discovery of how the wear from bits on ancient horse teeth reveals the origins of horseback riding. The Horse, the Wheel, and Language solves a puzzle that has vexed scholars for two centuries--the source of the Indo-European languages and English--and recovers a magnificent and influential civilization from the past.

Bronze Age Cultures In Central And Eastern Europe

Autore: Marija Gimbutas
Editore: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3111668142
Grandezza: 43,15 MB
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The Birth Of Europe

Autore: Jacques Le Goff
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405137266
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In this ground-breaking new study,Jacques Le Goff, arguably the leading medievalist of his generation, presents his view of the primacy of the Middle Ages in the development of European history. "[A] superb and necessary book. This provocative assessment from a lifetime of scholarship might help us to place ourselves, not just territorially, but in that other precious element of history: time." The Guardian "A book that never fails to be informative, readable and provocative. Le Goff... has been the bravest and best of champions for medieval history. This book... is in every sense an inspiration." BBC History Magazine Praised by prominent figures in Europe and history including: Rt Hon Christopher Patten, CH, Former Member of the European Commission, and Neil Kinnock, Vice-President, European Commission.

The Living Goddesses

Autore: Marija Gimbutas
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520229150
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"The quintessence of decades of research. . . . It excellently illustrates the various manifestations of the Goddess in the Minoan world and in ancient Greece, among the Etruscans and the Basques, in Celtic, Germanic, and Baltic religion. . . . For sure, the ideas of Marija Gimbutas about the 'Old European' civilization are controversial, but they are built on strong arguments and valid bases, which make it indispensable for her dissident colleagues to take heed of her writings."--Edgar Polomé, Editor of the Journal of Indo-European Studies "The overall view of 'Old Europe' Marija Gimbutas presents is not only readable but spellbinding. . . . Archaeological findings, folklore, and historical texts, including images and texts from ancient Greece and the ancient Near East, are drawn on, and together they produce a coherent, seamless imagery."--Kees Bolle, University of California, Los Angeles

Archaeology And Language

Autore: Colin Renfrew
Editore: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521386753
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Analyzes the relationships between language groups, compares language development with archaeological information, and speculates on population movements