The Two Latin Cultures And The Foundation Of Renaissance Humanism In Medieval Italy

Author: Ronald G. Witt
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521764742
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Traces the intellectual life of Italy, where humanism began a century before it influenced the rest of Europe.

Iris Grace

Author: Arabella Carter-Johnson
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510719806
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Iris Grace is a beautiful little girl who, from a very young age, barely communicated, avoided social interaction with other people, and rarely smiled. From both before her diagnosis of autism and after, she seemed trapped in her own world, unable to connect with those around her. One day, her mother brought home a Maine Coon kitten for Iris, even though cats aren’t typically thought of as therapy pets. Thula, named after one of Iris’s favorite African lullabies and meaning “peace” in Zulu, immediately bonded with Iris. Thula knew right away how to assuage Iris when she became overstimulated; when to intervene when Iris became overwhelmed; and how to provide distraction when Iris started heading toward a meltdown. Whether exploring, playing, sleeping, or taking a bath with Iris or accompanying the family on a bike ride, Thula became so much more than a therapy cat. With Thula’s safe companionship, Iris began to talk and interact with her family. This heartwarming story is illustrated with sixty of Iris’s gorgeous impressionistic paintings, works of art that have allowed her to express herself since the age of three. A gifted artist, Iris sees the natural world in a profoundly vivid and visceral way. With Thula by her side, she’ll sit and paint for hours, and the results are stunning. Inspiring and touching, Iris Grace follows the struggles and triumphs of a family—and a miracle cat—as they learn to connect with an amazing child.

Personology

Author: Gary Goldschneider
Editor: Running Press
ISBN: 9780762422296
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Astrology is finally getting personal! From the best-selling author of The Secret Language of Birthdays comes a revolution in charting your horoscope based on both the date and time of your birth that makes all other horoscope books irrelevant. With his "Personology" system, Gary Goldschneider has created a unique method which divides each of the twelve signs into five sub-types-such as Aquarius-Pisces Cusp, Pisces I, Pisces II, Pisces III, and Pisces-Aries Cusp-thereby sub-dividing the astrological year into 48 personology periods. The precision this allows is far beyond anything available in any other astrology book and provides a ground-breaking new way for readers to look not only at their own lives, but their interactions with those around them. The book comes packed with easy-to-follow charts covering the sun, eight different planets, and, unique to this book, the rapid fluctuations of the moon for every year from 1900 through 2025. The result is an unprecedented level of precision, as well as a beautifully illustrated volume destined to become the one and only book horoscope readers will treasure for the next twenty years.

Wace The Hagiographical Works

Author: Jean Blacker
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004247688
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Wace's three hagiographical works, the Conception Nostre Dame and the Lives of St Margaret and St Nicholas, are brought together here for the first time in a volume containing the original texts, the first translations into English, notes and substantial introductions.

In The Heart Of The Sea

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101221570
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From the author of Mayflower and Valiant Ambition, the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick. Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and history. In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents and vivid details about the Nantucket whaling tradition to reveal the chilling facts of this infamous maritime disaster. In the Heart of the Sea, recently adapted into a major feature film starring Chris Hemsworth, is a book for the ages. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Roma 40 D C Destino D Amore

Author: Adele Vieri Castellano
Editor: Fanucci Editore
ISBN: 8834719891
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40 d.C., Città di Roma, Gaio Giulio Cesare Germanico, Caligola, Imperatore.Marco Quinto Rufo è l’uomo più potente di Roma, secondo solo all’imperatore, Livia Urgulanilla ha un passato da dimenticare. Lui è un uomo temprato dalla foresta germanica, bello e forte che non conosce paura né limiti. Lei è un’aristocratica raffinata e altezzosa il cui destino è già scritto. Ma il dio Fato decide altrimenti e quando Rufo la porta via con sé non immagina lontanamente le conseguenze del suo gesto. Roma non è la Provincia dove tutto, incluso rapire una donna, è concesso. E anche se Caligola in persona decide di concedergliela, possederne il cuore sarà la più ardua e temeraria delle sue imprese. E Livia saprà donare il cuore a un uomo spietato che non esita davanti a nulla, se non a quello che sente per lei? Il primo romanzo di una trilogia che vi porterà in uno dei periodi storici più affascinanti del nostro passato; una storia che vi catturerà fin dalle prime pagine e alla fine ne rimarrete conquistati.

The Authentic Life Of Billy The Kid

Author: Pat Floyd Garrett
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Southeast Asian Culture And Heritage In A Globalising World

Author: Ooi Giok Ling
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409488012
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Southeast Asia has in recent years become a crossroads of cultures with high levels of ethnic pluralism, not only between countries, sub-regions and urban areas, but also at the local levels of community and neighbourhood. Illustrated by a series of international case studies, this book demonstrates how the forces of 'post-colonialism' in their various manifestations are accelerating social change and creating new and 'imagined' communities, some of which are potentially disruptive and which may well threaten the longer term sustainability of the region. Interdisciplinary in approach, this book brings together geographers, historians, anthropologists, architects, education specialists, planners and sociologists to make connections and new insights and to provide a truly comprehensive view of heritage, culture and identity in this dynamic region.

Malay Kingship In Kedah

Author: Maziar Mozaffari Falarti
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0739168428
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The Kedah Sultanate is the oldest unbroken independent kingship lines in the “Malay world” with 1,000 years of history, and arguably one of the oldest in the Islamic world. In this study, the author examines key geopolitical and spiritual attributes of Malay kingship that have traditionally cemented the ruler, the peoples, and the environment.

Wahhabism

Author: Hamid Algar
Editor: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483557057
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Wahhabism, a peculiar interpretation of Islamic doctrine and practice that first arose in mid-eighteenth century Arabia, is sometimes regarded as simply an extreme or uncompromising form of Sunni Islam. This is incorrect, for at the very outset the movement was stigmatized as aberrant by the leading Sunni scholars of the day, because it rejected many of the traditional beliefs and practices of Sunni Islam and declared permissible warfare against all Muslims that disputed Wahhabi teachings. Nor can Wahhabism be regarded as a movement of "purification" or "renewal," as the source of the genuinely revivalist movements that were underway at the time. Not until Saudi oil money was placed at the disposal of its propagandists did Wahhabism find an echo outside the Arabian Peninsula. The author discusses the rise of Wahhabism at the hands of Muhammad b.'Abd al-Wahhab, a native of Najd in the eastern part of the Arabian peninsula, the doctrines he elaborated to serve as the basis of the Wahhabi sect, and the alliance he concluded with the Saudi family, then rulers of the principality of al-Dir'iya. An early result of this union was a creeping conquest of the Arabian Peninsula, misnamed as jihad; it culminated in the sacking of Taif and the occupation of Mecca in 1803. This first Wahhabi occupation was short-lived but Wahhabism triumphed anew with the foundation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1925. Among the extensions of Wahhabism beyond Arabia must be accounted the perverse and brutal regime of the Taliban in Afghanistan.