In The Heart Of The Sea

Autore: Nathaniel Philbrick
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101221570
Grandezza: 63,88 MB
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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

Autore: Adele Vieri Castellano
Editore: Fanucci Editore
ISBN: 8834719891
Grandezza: 23,96 MB
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Vista: 9708
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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.

Wace The Hagiographical Works

Autore: Jean Blacker
Editore: BRILL
ISBN: 9004247688
Grandezza: 16,31 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 6692
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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

Autore: Pat Floyd Garrett
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 77,34 MB
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Vista: 9656
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Wahhabism

Autore: Hamid Algar
Editore: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483557057
Grandezza: 56,51 MB
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Vista: 9886
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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.

Strapazzami

Autore: Anna Zaires
Editore: Mozaika LLC
ISBN: 9781631421648
Grandezza: 17,55 MB
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Vista: 9261
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Rapita. Portata su un'isola privata. Non avrei mai immaginato che potesse succedermi questo. Non avrei mai immaginato che un incontro casuale alla vigilia del mio diciottesimo compleanno avrebbe potuto cambiarmi la vita in questo modo. Ora appartengo a lui. A Julian. A un uomo che E cosI spietato quanto bello--un uomo il cui tocco mi fa bruciare. Un uomo la cui tenerezza trovo piU devastante della sua crudeltA. Il mio rapitore E un enigma. Non so chi sia, nE perchE mi abbia presa. C'E un'oscuritA in lui--un'oscuritA che mi spaventa anche se mi attira. Mi chiamo Nora Leston e questa E la mia storia.

Knives In Hens

Autore: David Harrower
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472574338
Grandezza: 59,15 MB
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Vista: 3475
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The village has lied. William has lied. It is not because I am undeserving. Not because I am young and they are old. God has given them nothing. I know this now. Knives in Hens is a brutal fable set in a timeless spartan rural community. First staged at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh in June 1995, before transferring to the Bush Theatre, London, in November 1995, the play was playwright David Harrower's first professionally produced work. It has been staged in twenty-five countries around the world and is widely acknowledged as a modern Scottish classic. A remarkable play about the transformative power of knowledge and an emerging consciousness as the world moves from rural to the urban and industrial. With an introduction by Mark Fisher.

Southeast Asian Culture And Heritage In A Globalising World

Autore: Ooi Giok Ling
Editore: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409488012
Grandezza: 13,50 MB
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Vista: 2268
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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.

The Keepers Of The Library

Autore: Glenn Cooper
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006221389X
Grandezza: 15,59 MB
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Vista: 9342
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Prophecy is prologue England, 1775. An ambitious American pushes his expedition onward despite dire warnings from the locals. But what Benjamin Franklin discovers on the Isle of Wight isn't just superstition. It's a secret with the power to save the world—or destroy it. In less than four hundred days, most of the world's population will be dead. Nobody knows why, only when: February 9, 2027. Retired FBI Special Agent Will Piper is one of the few who will live "Beyond the Horizon." Fifteen years ago, he revealed the prophecy to the world after the hunt for a madman led him to the mystical Library of Vectis, now housed at Area 51, in an unmarked location in the Nevada desert. Will is determined to live out his days in the Florida sun . . . even as the world sinks into hedonism and despair . . . even as the Doomsday Killer's ominous calling cards resurface . . . until the apocalypse threatens the one thing Will won't compromise on: his own flesh and blood.