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.

In The Heart Of The Sea

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101221570
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From the author of Mayflower, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye--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.

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.

The Authentic Life Of Billy The Kid

Author: Pat Floyd Garrett
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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.

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.

Frommer S 500 Extraordinary Islands

Author: Holly Hughes
Editor: Frommers
ISBN: 9780470500705
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Frommer's 500 Best Islands features our selections for the best islands around the world - from tiny isles to island nations, and from well-trod to totally uninhabited. Chapters are divided into: Treasure Islands -- Islands that have a strong, distinctive local culture and personality Leisure Islands -- Islands with a relaxed vibe and lots of land sports like hiking or biking Pleasure Islands -- Islands famous for their partying and nightlife scenes Beachcomber Islands -- Islands known for their beaches, diving, and watersports Garden Isles -- Islands with lush or verdant landscapes, orchards, and local produce Islands of Mystery -- Places that are somewhat remote and have a mystical and/or exotic vibe Island Escapes -- Quiet, uncrowded spots for those who love nature and want a relaxed pace Ends of the Earth -- Islands that are rugged, remote, hard to get to, and great for adventure lovers Islands of History -- Islands known for specific historic events, and with landmarks to visit Wildlife Islands -- Islands that are great for birdwatching, whale watching, and viewing rare species, as well as nature preserves Island Nations -- Large islands with their own history and independent government Island Cities -- Vibrant metropolises that have thrived as their own islands City Islands -- Island enclaves within larger cities

The Legends Of Langkawi

Author: Mohamed Zahir Haji Ismail
Editor: Utusan Publications
ISBN: 9789676110275
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Pirates In Paradise

Author: Stefan Eklöf
Editor: NIAS Press
ISBN: 8791114373
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Southeast Asia contains some of the world's busiest shipping waters, particularly the Indonesian archipelago, the Straits of Malacca and South China Sea. The natural geography and human ecology of maritime Southeast Asia makes the area particularly apt for piracy. It is perhaps no surprise, then, that these waters are also the world's most pirate-infested, accounting for over a third of the total number of pirate attacks world-wide. The figures have increased in recent years, as transnationally organized crime syndicates have extended their activities in the area. Meanwhile, the capacity of the state authorities in the region to suppress piracy appears to have declined, fuelling suspicions that sections of the maritime authorities are colluding with some of the organized pirate gangs that they are supposed to be combating. Not surprisingly, piracy has a long history in the region, and in several instances during the last 250 years, pirates have disrupted peaceful trade and communications. This text traces the shifting character and development of Southeast Asian piracy from the 18th century to the present day, demonstrating how political, economic, social and technological factors have contributed to change - but have by no means exterminated - the phenomenon. -- Description from http://www.amazon.co.uk (Oct. 19, 2011).