Released on 2018-01-09Categories History

The Culture of Animals in Antiquity

The Culture of Animals in Antiquity

Author: Sian Lewis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351782494

Category: History

Page: 768

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The Culture of Animals in Antiquity provides students and researchers with well-chosen and clearly presented ancient sources in translation, some well-known, others undoubtedly unfamiliar, but all central to a key area of study in ancient history: the part played by animals in the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean. It brings new ideas to bear on the wealth of evidence – literary, historical and archaeological – which we possess for the experiences and roles of animals in the ancient world. Offering a broad picture of ancient cultures in the Mediterranean as part of a wider ecosystem, the volume is on an ambitious scale. It covers a broad span of time, from the sacred animals of dynastic Egypt to the imagery of the lamb in early Christianity, and of region, from the fallow deer introduced and bred in Roman Britain to the Asiatic lioness and her cubs brought as a gift by the Elamites to the Great King of Persia. This sourcebook is essential for anyone wishing to understand the role of animals in the ancient world and support learning for one of the fastest growing disciplines in Classics.
Released on 2010-03-02Categories Fiction

Roadkill

Roadkill

Author: Rob Thurman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101185612

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 326

New from the national bestselling author of Deathwish It's time to lock, load, and hit the road... Once, while half-human Cal Leandros and his brother Niko were working on a case, an ancient gypsy queen gave them a good old-fashioned backstabbing. Now, just as their P.I. business hits a slow patch, the old crone shows up with a job. She wants them to find a stolen coffin that contains a blight that makes the Black Death seem like a fond memory. But the thief has already left town, so the Leandros brothers are going on the road. And if they're very, very lucky, there might even be a return trip...
Released on 2021-01-14Categories Literary Criticism

Wolves at the Door

Wolves at the Door

Author: Peter Arnds

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501366789

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 978

In view of the current rhetoric surrounding the global migrant crisis – with politicians comparing refugees with animals and media reports warning of migrants swarming like insects or trespassing like wolves – this timely study explores the cultural origins of the language and imagery of dehumanization. Situated at the junction of literature, politics, and ecocriticism, Wolves at the Door traces the history of the wolf metaphor in discussions of race, gender, colonialism, fascism, and ecology. How have 'Gypsies', Jews, Native Americans but also 'wayward' women been 'wolfed' in literature and politics? How has the wolf myth been exploited by Hitler, Mussolini and Turkish ultra-nationalism? How do right-wing politicians today exploit the reappearance of wolves in Central Europe in the context of the migration discourse? And while their reintroduction in places like Yellowstone has fuelled heated debates, what is the wolf's role in ecological rewilding and for the restoration of biodiversity? In today's fraught political climate, Wolves at the Door alerts readers to the links between stereotypical images, their cultural history, and their political consequences. It raises awareness about xenophobia and the dangers of nationalist idolatry, but also highlights how literature and the visual arts employ the wolf myth for alternative messages of tolerance and cultural diversity.
Released on 2017-05-01Categories Fiction

Seducing the Vampire

Seducing the Vampire

Author: Michele Hauf

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 9781488029004

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 215

He was mesmerizing, a vampire like none other…but the fire between Viviane and Rhys would begin a centuries-long clash between two powerful vampire brothers. In Marie Antoinette's Paris, the beautiful vampire Viviane seeks a male patron who will allow her to live on her own terms. Courted by two feuding brothers, Viviane succumbs to the handsome rebel, Rhys. She's unaware that Rhys has other, darker, motives. He seeks vengeance against his brother, Constantine—by stealing Viviane and tainting her with his blood. But just as Rhys is realizing the depth of his love for Viviane, his brother takes his revenge. By casting a spell on the woman they both desire, he condemns her to a living death inside a glass coffin. Two centuries later, Rhys hears the legend of the Snow White vampiress, imprisoned deep in the tunnels under Paris. He must find her and set her free, but will he be able to save her from the evil still intent on destroying them? Originally published in 2011.
Released on 2014Categories Biography & Autobiography

A Wolf Called Romeo

A Wolf Called Romeo

Author: Nick Jans

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547858197

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 291

View: 949

An award-winning writer and photographer tells the extraordinary story of a lone black wolf who, showing up on his doorstep, returned again and again to interact with the people and dogs of Juneau, giving humans a rare chance to understand it a little more. 40,000 first printing.
Released on 2003-06Categories Literary Criticism

The Anonymous Marie de France

The Anonymous Marie de France

Author: R. Howard Bloch

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226059686

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 380

View: 983

This book by one of our most admired and influential medievalists offers a fundamental reconception of the person generally assumed to be the first woman writer in French, the author known as Marie de France. The Anonymous Marie de France is the first work to consider all of the writing ascribed to Marie, including her famous Lais, her 103 animal fables, and the earliest vernacular Saint Patrick's Purgatory. Evidence about Marie de France's life is so meager that we know next to nothing about her-not where she was born and to what rank, who her parents were, whether she was married or single, where she lived and might have traveled, whether she dwelled in cloister or at court, nor whether in England or France. In the face of this great writer's near anonymity, scholars have assumed her to be a simple, naive, and modest Christian figure. Bloch's claim, in contrast, is that Marie is among the most self-conscious, sophisticated, complicated, and disturbing figures of her time-the Joyce of the twelfth century. At a moment of great historical turning, the so-called Renaissance of the twelfth century, Marie was both a disrupter of prevailing cultural values and a founder of new ones. Her works, Bloch argues, reveal an author obsessed by writing, by memory, and by translation, and acutely aware not only of her role in the preservation of cultural memory, but of the transforming psychological, social, and political effects of writing within an oral tradition. Marie's intervention lies in her obsession with the performative capacities of literature and in her acute awareness of the role of the subject in interpreting his or her own world. According to Bloch, Marie develops a theology of language in the Lais, which emphasize the impossibility of living in the flesh along with a social vision of feudalism in decline. She elaborates an ethics of language in the Fables, which, within the context of the court of Henry II, frame and form the urban values and legal institutions of the Anglo-Norman world. And in her Espurgatoire, she produces a startling examination of the afterlife which Bloch links to the English conquest and occupation of medieval Ireland. With a penetrating glimpse into works such as these, The Anonymous Marie de France recovers the central achievements of one of the most pivotal figures in French literature. It is a study that will be of enormous value to medievalists, literary scholars, historians of France, and anyone interested in the advent of female authorship.
Released on 2013-11Categories Body, Mind & Spirit

A Wolf Song

A Wolf Song

Author: Lisa Osina

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781452585901

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 217

View: 946

A Wolf Song is a healing story about a multidimensional, dual-life journey of tragedy, gratitude and forgiveness. Its key characters--Hanna and Margaret; their "spirit" wolves, Nano and Nala; family members; and teacher Trudy Goodenough--meet every ten years under Trudy's guidance and the wolves' whims. the story begins at childbirth; the girls meet nearing their tenth birthday and discover their wolf spirits under a jump rope. Each chapter contains a verse which reveals the lessons of each chapter. Ordered to meet every ten years by the wolves, Hanna and Margaret meet at twenty in Wales and in New York City at thirty. Nano and Nala are not necessarily balanced. Their karmic rites spill over into the young women's lives. One of the wolf spirits wreaks havoc at a public event, and a battle between light and darkness ensues. "Lisa Osina's book brings you into an enduring balance between the physical world and the world of spirit." Lynn Andrews, shaman and author of Medicine Woman and 27 other spiritual and self-empowerment books.
Released on 2010-03-29Categories Art

She-Wolf

She-Wolf

Author: Cristina Mazzoni

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521194563

Category: Art

Page: 297

View: 408

"In She-Wolf: The Story of a Roman Icon, Cristina Mazzoni examines the evolution of the she-wolf as a symbol in western history, art, and literature, from antiquity to contemporary times"--Provided by publisher.
Released on 2017-01-17Categories Fiction

A Wolf's Honor

A Wolf's Honor

Author: L.E. Wilson

Publisher: Everblood Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781945499005

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

View: 394

War is coming. Marc Kincaid has one shot to convince a rival pack that their only chance at survival is to form an alliance. Nothing will stop him from protecting what's his. Until he runs across an unexpected glitch—a bonnie Fae lass with curves capable of unmanning him and a stubborn streak to match. His response to her is instant and hungry, and makes him burn for more than just survival. But she's not a rule he's willing to break. Bronaugh Lane has been fighting her dark fae nature her entire life. Giving up control is not an option. Not even for a wolf with the hard muscles of a warrior and a soft Scottish brogue. She should keep her distance, but her lusty nature is her undoing, nearly messing up her plans to get close to the wolf pack, because Marc is her only chance at infiltrating their den. And then the game changes. There are no rules now.
Released on 2021-06-08Categories Fiction

The Wolf and the Woodsman

The Wolf and the Woodsman

Author: Ava Reid

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473582637

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 635

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A dark, evocative and unforgettable fantasy debut steeped in Hungarian history and Jewish mythology, perfect for fans of Naomi Novik and Katherine Arden. 'Rooted in history and myth, The Wolf and the Woodsman is a stunning debut . . . It will twine like a dark forest around your heart.' Samantha Shannon, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Priory of the Orange Tree ______________________________________ A spirited outcast. A disgraced prince. A world where monsters roam free. In her forest-veiled pagan village, Évike is the only woman without power. So when soldiers from the Holy Order of Woodsmen arrive to claim a girl for their king's blood sacrifice, the villagers only have one person to offer up. But when they are attacked en-route to the capital, and everyone but Évike and a lone Woodsman are slaughtered, they have no choice but to rely on each other. Except he's no ordinary Woodsman - he's the disgraced prince, Gáspár Bárány, whose father needs pagan magic to consolidate his power. As they travel from the bitter northern tundra to the smog-choked capital, they form a tenuous pact that slowly turns their loathing turns to affection. But trust is easily betrayed, and as Évike discovers her own hidden magic, she and Gaspar must decide where their loyalties really lie . . . ______________________________________ 'Entertaining, appealing, and strikingly imagined' Tor.com 'An intricate, gut-wrenching fantasy that will set the bar for dark historical fantasy for years to come.' The Book Report 'Gorgeously written and grimly real' Alix Harrow 'A grown-up, complicated, angsty, sexy, dark book' Cultured Vulture 'Richly imagined, densely textured, and endlessly delightful' Katherine Addison 'A powerful feminist story about acceptance, The Wolf and the Woodsman is perfect for fans of The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden' British Fantasy Society
Released on Categories Law

Congressional Record

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105009867461

Category: Law

Page: 912

View: 446

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)