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Attack of the Amazons

By Gilbert L Morris
  • ISBN Code: : 9781575678030
  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Pages : 175
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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How would the Sleepers rescue this beautiful woman, helpless against her foes, tied to a tree and facing certain death? After a successful ambush, the Seven Sleepers find that she is anything but helpless. She's Princess Merle, the fierce daughter of Fedor. God has sent the Seven Sleepers on another mission, this time deep into the jungle in search of the Tribe of Fedor. And are they in for a surprise! Enter this topsy-turvy world where the women are savage warriors and the men are little more than slaves. Meet a witch doctor who claims the dark god demands the Sleepers as a sacrifice, and a bushy-headed historian who holds the secrets of the past. Experience the thrill of battle as the Seven Sleepers join in the conflict, seeking to bring peace and lead these women warriors into the house of God.

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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 245
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Pdf File: female-warriors.pdf

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"Female Warriors" in 2 volumes is a book written by Ellen C. Clayton that features memorials of female valour and heroism throughout history, from the mythological ages to the 19th century. This carefully crafted e-artnow ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents:_x000D_ Mythology_x000D_ Warlike Goddesses_x000D_ The Amazons_x000D_ The Sarmatians_x000D_ Semiramis, Queen of Assyria_x000D_ Atalanta (Argonautic Expedition)_x000D_ Camilla, Queen of the Volscians_x000D_ Cleopatra_x000D_ Candace, Queen of Ethiopia_x000D_ Ancient British, Caledonian, and German Female Warriors_x000D_ Combats of Roman Ladies_x000D_ Nero's Amazons_x000D_ Arab and Greek Heroines at the Siege of Damascus_x000D_ Ayesha, Widow of the Prophet_x000D_ Saidet, Queen of Persia_x000D_ Libyssa and Valasca, Queens of Bohemia_x000D_ Wanda, Queen of Poland_x000D_ Moors in Spain_x000D_ Female Knights of Tortosa_x000D_ The Crusades_x000D_ French, German, and Genoese Amazons_x000D_ Eleonora of Aquitaine_x000D_ Margaret, Queen of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, the Semiramis of the North..._x000D_ Jeanne d'Arc, the Maid of Orleans_x000D_ Margaret of Anjou_x000D_ Isabel the Catholic_x000D_ Eleonora of Toledo, Grand Duchess of Tuscany_x000D_ Female Warriors of the Reformation_x000D_ Mary, Queen of Scots_x000D_ Queen Elizabeth_x000D_ Christina of Sweden_x000D_ The Amazons in South America_x000D_ Lady Offaley (Irish Rebellion, 1641)_x000D_ Countess of Derby (Civil Wars in England)_x000D_ Incident at the Coronation of William and Mary_x000D_ Captain Bodeaux, Female Officer in the French Army_x000D_ Hannah Whitney, and Anne Chamberlayne, Female Sailors_x000D_ Madame de Drucourt (Siege of Louisbourg)_x000D_ Catherine the Second of Russia and the Princess Daschkova..._x000D_ The French Revolution_x000D_ Martha Glar and other Swiss Heroines_x000D_ Augusta Frederica Krüger, Prussian Soldier_x000D_ Mrs. Heald and Mrs. Helm (Chicago Massacre)_x000D_ Bobolina (Greek Revolution)_x000D_ Russian Female Soldiers_x000D_ Anita Garibaldi_x000D_ Civil War in America_x000D_ Indian Amazons_x000D_ Cleophes, Queen of Massaga_x000D_ Sultana Rizia_x000D_ Nour Mahal, Empress of Hindostan_x000D_ Judith, Queen of Abyssinia_x000D_ Shinga, Queen of Congo_x000D_ Amazons in Dahomey

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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 1525554743
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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A Different Path... Having returned from her adventure with Arkrames, Sabra has chosen to accept the offer made to her by the Amazons. However, once she joins them, she learns that they are on the brink of war with their nemeses, the Gargareans – an all-male society with whom they share a tenuous peace. But Sabra soon discovers that her new life with the Amazons and the facts surrounding the hostility between them and the Gargareans are not quite what they had first appeared to be. When Arkrames arrives on the island in search of Sabra, he finds himself in the middle of the animosity between the two kingdoms and seeks refuge with the Gargareans. While Sabra is trying to find her place among the Amazons, she is forced to face some difficult decisions about her loyalties to Arkrames, the Amazons, and the relationships that have formed since she joined the sisterhood. Only she can decide what path the future will take her down.

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By Jon Keeyes
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  • Publisher : Midnight Marquee & BearManor Media
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Performing Arts
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Attack of the B Queens is a celebration of women in horror films. Editor Jon Keeyes begins the journey with an examination of the Birth of the B Film from the silent era through the 1950s. The trail is continued by scream queen Linnea Quigley who looks at Hammer Films, Brinke Stevens who discusses The Art of Screaming: the 1980s, Debbie Rochon continues with Sequels A Go-Go and the adventure continues with chapters on Corman Heroines, Glam Babes from Outer Space, Into the Post Modern Era and Queen Bitches of the Universe. Short interviews with B Queens such as Mamie Van Doren, Stella Stevens, Tura Satana, Barbara Leigh, Gail Harris, Ginger Lynn Allen, Jackie Lovell, Kathy Kurtz, Leslie Culton, Patricia Tallman, Sasha Graham and Tina Krause are also included.

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1625584881
  • Total of Pages : 1613
  • Category : History
  • Members : 983
  • Pdf File: parallel-lives-complete.pdf

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Plutarch, also known as Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus (46-120 A.D.) was a Greek historian and biographer best known for his parallel lives comparisons of famous Greeks and Romans. Plutarch also wrote biographies on many famous people of his day.

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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1465395334
  • Total of Pages : 187
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
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History speaks of men who have earned the rights to be called heroes later they are known in time to become a legend, this is also true in the 31st century where greed and corruption still haunt men like a plague, stalking them for their very survival and peace. Forcing them to travel into earth’s past looking for some heroes. They are taking this action to supply some needed human subjects for a secret project called Triborg. They are working on this project to change their fate by creating the ultimate warrior.They choose a Buffalo Soldier and, a Tuskegee Airman who are then brought forward in time only to have their souls blended with their present day hero.Finally, they are all fused into one cyborg body resulting with one being whom now becomes part man and part cyborg. He turns out to be meaner than the devil with a bite nastier that rattle snake. If they has a plague before then he is the vaccine. From the writing of Christopher C. Miller and based on a original story from Wendell M. King comes the nail biting science fiction epic of just that type of hero, a cyborg with the mind of three he is: Buffalostar, and this is his story The Legend of Buffalostar.

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  • Book Code : 1479731587
  • Total of Pages : 419
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The Amazons

By Adrienne Mayor
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 1400865131
  • Total of Pages : 536
  • Category : History
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  • Pdf File: the-amazons.pdf

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The real history of the Amazons in war and love Amazons—fierce warrior women dwelling on the fringes of the known world—were the mythic archenemies of the ancient Greeks. Heracles and Achilles displayed their valor in duels with Amazon queens, and the Athenians reveled in their victory over a powerful Amazon army. In historical times, Cyrus of Persia, Alexander the Great, and the Roman general Pompey tangled with Amazons. But just who were these bold barbarian archers on horseback who gloried in fighting, hunting, and sexual freedom? Were Amazons real? In this deeply researched, wide-ranging, and lavishly illustrated book, National Book Award finalist Adrienne Mayor presents the Amazons as they have never been seen before. This is the first comprehensive account of warrior women in myth and history across the ancient world, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Great Wall of China. Mayor tells how amazing new archaeological discoveries of battle-scarred female skeletons buried with their weapons prove that women warriors were not merely figments of the Greek imagination. Combining classical myth and art, nomad traditions, and scientific archaeology, she reveals intimate, surprising details and original insights about the lives and legends of the women known as Amazons. Provocatively arguing that a timeless search for a balance between the sexes explains the allure of the Amazons, Mayor reminds us that there were as many Amazon love stories as there were war stories. The Greeks were not the only people enchanted by Amazons—Mayor shows that warlike women of nomadic cultures inspired exciting tales in ancient Egypt, Persia, India, Central Asia, and China. Driven by a detective's curiosity, Mayor unearths long-buried evidence and sifts fact from fiction to show how flesh-and-blood women of the Eurasian steppes were mythologized as Amazons, the equals of men. The result is likely to become a classic.

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  • Publisher : Grub Street Publishers
  • Book Code : 1473856612
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : History
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  • Pdf File: women-at-war-in-the-classical-world.pdf

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A look at how warfare affected—and was affected by—women in ancient times. Although the conduct of war was generally monopolized by men in the Greco-Roman world, there were plenty of exceptions, with women directly involved in its direction and even as combatants—Artemisia, Olympias, Cleopatra, and Agrippina the Elder being famous examples. And both Greeks and Romans encountered women among their barbarian enemies, such as Tomyris, Boudicca, and Zenobia. More commonly, of course, women were directly affected as noncombatant victims of rape and enslavement as spoils of war, and this makes up an important strand of the author’s discussion. The portrayal of female warriors and goddesses in classical mythology and literature, and the use of war to justify gender roles and hierarchies, are also considered. Overall, this is a landmark survey of women’s role in, and experience of, war in the Classical world.

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  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Book Code : 1472136780
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : History
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'Golden-shielded, silver-sworded, man-loving, male-child slaughtering Amazons,' is how the fifth-century Greek historian Hellanicus described the Amazons, and they have fascinated humanity ever since. Did they really exist? For centuries, scholars consigned them to the world of myth, but Lyn Webster Wilde journeyed into the homeland of the Amazons and uncovered astonishing evidence of their historic reality. North of the Black Sea she found archaeological excavations of graves of Iron Age women buried with arrows, swords and armour. In the hidden world of the Hittites, near the Amazons' ancient capital of Thermiscyra in Anatolia, she unearthed traces of powerful priestesses, women-only religious cults, and an armed, bisexual goddess - all possible sources for the ferocious women. Combining scholarly penetration with a sense of adventure, Webster Wilde has produced a coherent and absorbing book that challenges preconceived notions, still disturbingly widespread, of what men and women can do.

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101616040
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Now in paperback, the rollicking, critically acclaimed true story of the legendary writer and editor who ruled over America's sci-fi, fantasy, and supernatural pulp journals in the mid-twentieth century: Ray Palmer. “Palmer could not have asked for a more sympathetic chronicler, or a better one, than Fred Nadis. His prose and his pronouncements are everything Palmer’s practically never were: restrained, nuanced, intelligently considered. Nadis has a great story, and he relates it exquisitely.” —Jerome Clark, Fortean Times “Fred Nadis’s insightful biography demonstrates that Palmer is significant as well as intriguing.” —The Washington Post “One of science fiction’s greatest gadflies gets his due in this lively and entertaining biography.” —Publishers Weekly “Lucidly written and unfailingly lively, The Man from Mars is a biography worthy of its subject.” —Fate magazine

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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 376
  • Category : Fiction
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"The Captain of the Janizaries" by James M. Ludlow. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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  • Publisher : Thames & Hudson
  • Book Code : 0500771243
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Nature
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“In his long career of exploration and scholarship, Hemming has become a powerful advocate for the Amazon.”—The New York Times, John Hemming Amazonia is one of the most magnificent habitats on earth. Containing the world’s largest river, with more water and a broader basin than any other, it hosts a great expanse of tropical rain forest, home to the planet’s most luxuriant biological diversity. The human beings who settled in the region 10,000 years ago learned to live well with its bounty of fish, game, and vegetation. It was not until 1500 that Europeans first saw the Amazon, and, unsurprisingly, the rain forest’s unique environment has attracted larger-than-life personalities through the centuries. John Hemming recalls the adventures and misadventures of intrepid explorers, fervent Jesuit ecclesiastics, and greedy rubber barons who enslaved thousands of Indians in the relentless quest for profit. He also tells of nineteenth-century botanists, fearless advocates for Indian rights, and the archaeologists and anthropologists who have uncovered the secrets of the Amazon’s earliest settlers. Hemming discusses the current threat to Amazonia as forests are destroyed to feed the world’s appetite for timber, beef, and soybeans, and he vividly describes the passionate struggles taking place in order to utilize, protect, and understand the Amazon.

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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476613613
  • Total of Pages : 248
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Created in 1941 by the psychologist William Marston, Wonder Woman would go on to have one of the longest continuous runs of published comic book adventures in the history of the industry. More than 70 years after her debut, Wonder Woman remains a popular culture icon. Throughout the intervening years many comic book creators have had a hand in guiding her story, resulting in different interpretations of the Amazon Princess. In this collection of new essays, each examines a specific period or storyline from Wonder Woman comic books and analyzes that story in regard to contemporary issues in American society.

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  • Total of Pages : 609
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Heracles is the quintessential ancient Greek hero. The rich and massive tradition associated with him encompasses myths of all kinds: quest myths, monster-fights, world-foundational myths, aetiological myths, philosophical myths, allegorical myths, and more. It informs and is informed by every genre and variety of Classical literature. The figure of Heracles opens windows onto numerous aspects of ancient religion, including those of cult, syncretism, Christian reception, the relationship between gods and heroes, and the intersection of religion with politics. The Oxford Handbook of Heracles is the first large-scale guide to Heracles, his myth-cycle the Twelve Labors, and, to the pervasive impact of the hero upon Greek and Roman culture. The first half of the volume is devoted to the lucid exposition and analysis of the ancient evidence, literary and iconographic, for Heracles' life and deeds. In the second half, the Heracles tradition is analyzed from a range of thematic perspectives, including the contrasting projections of the figure across the major literary genres and in art; the ways in which Greek communities and even Roman emperors exploited the figure in the fashioning of their own identities and for political advantage; his cult in Greece and Rome and its syncretism with that of the Phoenician Melqart; and Heracles' reception in later Western tradition. Presenting, in 39 chapters, the authoritative work of international experts in a clear and well-structured format, this volume provides a convenient reference tool for scholars and offers an accessible starting-point for students.

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  • Book Code : 1317228065
  • Total of Pages : 632
  • Category : History
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Now in its eighth edition, this magisterial work offers a comprehensive survey of the stories of Greek myth, from the Olympian gods, through the lesser gods and deities, to the heroes, adventures, and foundation myths of the ancient Greek world. The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology sets out to provide a comprehensive history of the divine order and mythical prehistory of Greece, as systematized on a genealogical basis by Hesiod and the ancient mythographers, while also taking into account the ways in which individual myths have changed and evolved over time in different genres of literature. This new edition has been extensively rewritten and reorganized to make it more accessible to readers who may have no particular knowledge of the ancient world and Greek mythology, and to ensure that information on each myth or mythical figure is easy to find within the book. This new edition of the handbook continues to offer an essential reference resource for all students of Greek mythology, and it provides an accessible and comprehensive overview of these stories for anyone with an interest in the classical world.

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1786735814
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Performing Arts
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Wonder Woman was created in the early 1940s as a paragon of female empowerment and beauty and her near eighty-year history has included seismic socio-cultural changes. In this book, Joan Ormrod analyses key moments in the superheroine's career and views them through the prism of the female body. This book explores how Wonder Woman's body has changed over the years as her mission has shifted from being an ambassador for peace and love to the greatest warrior in the DC transmedia universe, as she's reflected increasing technological sophistication, globalisation and women's changing roles and ambitions. Wonder Woman's physical form, Ormrod argues, is both an articulation of female potential and attempts to constrain it. Her body has always been an amalgamation of the feminine ideal in popular culture and wider socio-cultural debate, from Betty Grable to the 1960s 'mod' girl, to the Iron Maiden of the 1980s.

Amazons of the Huk Rebellion

By Vina A. Lanzona
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  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Book Code : 0299230937
  • Total of Pages : 370
  • Category : History
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Labeled “Amazons” by the national press, women played a central role in the Huk rebellion, one of the most significant peasant-based revolutions in modern Philippine history. As spies, organizers, nurses, couriers, soldiers, and even military commanders, women worked closely with men to resist first Japanese occupation and later, after WWII, to challenge the new Philippine republic. But in the midst of the uncertainty and violence of rebellion, these women also pursued personal lives, falling in love, becoming pregnant, and raising families, often with their male comrades-in-arms. Drawing on interviews with over one hundred veterans of the movement, Vina A. Lanzona explores the Huk rebellion from the intimate and collective experiences of its female participants, demonstrating how their presence, and the complex questions of gender, family, and sexuality they provoked, ultimately shaped the nature of the revolutionary struggle. Winner, Kenneth W. Baldridge Prize for the best history book written by a resident of Hawaii, sponsored by Brigham Young University–Hawaii

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  • Publisher : Nova Press
  • Book Code : 1889057193
  • Total of Pages : 590
  • Category : Study Aids
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  • Pdf File: gmat-prep-course.pdf

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Comprehensive, Rigorous Prep for the New GMAT. Every year students pay as much as $1,000 to test prep companies to prepare for the GMAT. Now you can get the same preparation in a book. GMAT Prep Course provides the equivalent of a 2-month, 50-hour course. Although the GMAT is a difficult test, it is a very learnable test. GMAT Prep Course presents a thorough analysis of the GMAT and introduces numerous analytic techniques that will help you immensely, not only on the GMAT but in business school as well. Features: * Math: Twenty-two chapters provide comprehensive review of GMAT math. * Integrated Reasoning: Thorough analysis of the new integrated reasoning section. * Logical Reasoning: Discover the underlying simplicity of these problems and learn the tactics the GMAT writers use to obfuscate the answers. * Reading Comprehension: Develop the ability to spot places from which questions are likely to be drawn as you read a passage. (pivotal words, counter-premises, etc.) * Sentence Correction: Comprehensive review of GMAT grammar. * Writing Assessment: Learn how to get top scores on your Analysis of Issue and Analysis of Argument essays. * Mentor Exercises: These exercises provide hints, insight, and partial solutions to ease your transition from seeing GMAT problems solved to solving them on your own.

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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191535095
  • Total of Pages : 412
  • Category : History
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This study of six historians from the edges of the Roman world at the end of the Republic - the author of I Maccabees, Posidonius, Diodorus Siculus, Pompeius Trogus, Nicolaus of Damascus, and Memnon of Heraclea - combines discussion of their biographical details, the intellectual and elite culture in which they composed, and the methodological difficulties of interpreting fragmentary texts, with textual analysis of their representations of Rome. These authors show remarkable unity in their acceptance of Roman hegemony. Nevertheless, their interpretations of Roman rule assume political significance in the light of their intentions in writing and the audiences whom they addressed. They therefore provide a unique insight into the minds of the conquered peoples and the intellectual culture which allowed them to influence their conquerors.

Bulfinch's Mythology: Legends of Charlemagne or Romance of the Middle Ages, The Age of Chivalry or Legends of King Arthur and The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes (Complete)

By Thomas Bulfinch
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1613102208
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Read and download full book Bulfinch's Mythology: Legends of Charlemagne or Romance of the Middle Ages, The Age of Chivalry or Legends of King Arthur and The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes (Complete)

Translating Women in Early Modern England

By Selene Scarsi
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317007158
  • Total of Pages : 218
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 259
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Situating itself in a long tradition of studies of Anglo-Italian literary relations in the Renaissance, this book consists of an analysis of the representation of women in the extant Elizabethan translations of the three major Italian Renaissance epic poems (Matteo Maria Boiardo's Orlando Innamorato, Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso and Torquato Tasso's Gerusalemme Liberata), as well as of the influence of these works on Elizabethan Literature in general, in the form of creative imitation on the part of poets such as Edmund Spenser, Peter Beverley, William Shakespeare and Samuel Daniel, and of prose writers such as George Whetstone and George Gascoigne. The study emphasises the importance of European writers' influence on English Renaissance Literature and raises questions pertaining to the true essence of translation, adaptation and creative imitation, with a specific emphasis on gender issues. Its originality lies in its exhaustiveness, as well as in its focus on the epics' female figures, both as a source of major modifications and as an evident point of interest for the Italian works' 'translatorship'.

The Book of the City of Ladies

By Christine Pizan
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141907584
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Literary Collections
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Christine de Pizan (c.1364-1430) was France's first professional woman of letters. Her pioneering Book of the City of Ladies begins when, feeling frustrated and miserable after reading a male writer's tirade against women, Christine has a dreamlike vision where three virtues - Reason, Rectitude and Justice - appear to correct this view. They instruct her to build an allegorical city in which womankind can be defended against slander, its walls and towers constructed from examples of female achievement both from her own day and the past: ranging from warriors, inventors and scholars to prophetesses, artists and saints. Christine de Pizan's spirited defence of her sex was unique for its direct confrontation of the misogyny of her day, and offers a telling insight into the position of women in medieval culture. THE CITY OF LADIES provides positive images of women, ranging from warriors and inventors, scholars to prophetesses, and artists to saints. The book also offers a fascinating insight into the debates and controversies about the position of women in medieval culture.

Wonder Woman by John Byrne Vol. 1

By John Byrne
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  • Publisher : DC Comics
  • Book Code : 1401278981
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 422
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In the 1990s, one of the most celebrated creators in comics history-the legendary John Byrne-had one of the greatest runs of all time on the Amazon Warrior! Wonder Woman has built herself a fresh start in Gateway City. But when what seems to be an ordinary heist gone wrong turns out to be something much more sinister, Diana finds herself trapped and tortured on the hell planet Apokolips! Just as terrifying, Wonder Woman learns of a deeper connection between the New Gods of Apokolips and New Genesis and those of her homeland of Themyscira. After escaping and returning to Paradise Island to search for answers, Diana finds her former home under attack, and only Wonder Woman can lead her sister Amazons against the forces of Darkseid himself. But Diana is still needed in Gateway City. Allies and enemies alike await her return to her new home, as does a new protŽgŽ in need of Wonder WomanÕs mentorship-Wonder Girl! Following up his reinvention of the Man of Steel, acclaimed writer and artist John Byrne (SUPERMAN, X-Men, Fantastic Four) weaves a new beginning for Wonder Woman! WONDER WOMAN BY JOHN BYRNE BOOK ONE collects the classic stories from WONDER WOMAN #101-114.

Amazons From Ancient To Medieval Times (The Memoirs Of An Amazon Series Book 1)

By Ana Claudia Antunes
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  • Publisher : Babelcube Inc.
  • Book Code : 1633397785
  • Total of Pages : 391
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 265
  • Pdf File: amazons-from-ancient-to-medieval-times.pdf

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How Amazons entered the imaginary to become legends? You will expand your knowledge from ancient Greece until the Middle Ages with first-person accounts about the Amazons, what they did, who they met, the risks and dangers suffering until they became true living legends. A Tale highly engaging, moving and shocking at the same time that will make you wonder if all this was really true or just part of a collective soul. Dreams, fantasies, goddesses who lived on Earth long before it was colonized? Feel part of the world of Amazon in this book that reveals the synthesis of human knowledge within the collective consciousness. First book from Memoirs of an Amazon Series which includes two more books: Amazons in Medieval Europe Amazon Today Happy reading/riding!

The Book of the City of Ladies and Other Writings

By Christine De Pizan
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  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Book Code : 1624667317
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
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"Fresh, accurate, and engaging, this new translation of the Book of the City of Ladies helps us to understand what made Christine de Pizan so popular with her fifteenth-century contemporaries. The editors provide a rich historical and philosophical context that will be very useful to both students and scholars of the history of political ideas. The translations themselves gracefully navigate the fine line between accuracy and readability with considerable charm. Rounding out this portrait of the turmoil of fifteenth-century France, the volume is enriched by excerpts from other works, Christine's Vision, the Book of the Body Politic, and the Lamentation on France’s Ills." —Kate Forhan, Emeritus, Siena College CONTENTS: Introduction A Note on Translating the Book of the City of Ladies Christine de Pizan: Her works, Her Times Suggestions for Further Reading From Christine's Vision (1405) The Book of the City of Ladies (1404–1405) From The Book of the Body Politic (1404–1407) From Lamentation on France's Ills (1410) Index

Monsters and Borders in the Early Modern Imagination

By Jana Byars,Hans Peter Broedel
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429878850
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : History
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This edited collection explores the axis where monstrosity and borderlands meet to reflect the tensions, apprehensions, and excitement over the radical changes of the early modern era. The book investigates the monstrous as it acts in liminal spaces in the Renaissance and the era of Enlightenment. Zones of interaction include chronological change – from the early New World encounters through the seventeenth century – and cultural and scientific changes, in the margins between national boundaries, and also cultural and intellectual boundaries.

Tearing the Veil (RLE Feminist Theory)

By Susan Lipschitz
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136194347
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Social Science
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This a collection of essays about women, by women, which examine the production of femininity within a patriarchal society. The essays show that characteristics generally considered to be ‘feminine’ are in fact cultural constructions within a patriarchal order. The patriarchal culture is taken by us to be a system of meanings, as well as power relations, which pervades our view of women at both a conscious and an unconscious level. The symbolism of the rituals, myths, art works and polemics examined in the essays is related to the ways women are psychically constructed and constrained by the dominant heterosexual order. The Mother, the Witch, the Whore, the Pure Woman, the Amazon and the Free Woman are considered and the contributors make extensive use of original source material to give force to the argument that the stereotypic view of a feminine woman as naturally and inevitably weak, passive and powerless is one that can be seriously challenged.

The Medieval Tradition of Thebes

By Dominique Battles
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135879494
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Members : 268
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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Art of Attack and the Development of Weapons

By H. S. Cowper
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  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Book Code : 1781503591
  • Total of Pages : 313
  • Category : History
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Book Short Summary:

This most unusual book is subtitled Being a Study in the Development of weapons and Appliances of Offence from the Earliest Times to the Age of Gunpowder. It surveys, in considerable detail and with numerous drawings and illustrations, the art and means of aggression developed by man beginning with the bare hand or fist and then the fist reinforced by such appliances as the cestus of Roman times and the knuckleduster of the more enlightened age. From here it moves on to simple, unshafted, hand-held weapons designed for bruising and ripping - clubs, stones etc. The next stage is ‘reinforcing the arm’, the development of hafted weapons and attachment of weapon heads to shafts - tha axe and adze type and the ball and thong such as the bola. These are categorized as striking weapons. Then come the pointed weapons - flint and metal daggers, spears, tridents and the like. So we are taken on a stage by stage journey through the whole range of weaponry - grappling hooks, cutting weapons, throwing spears, javelins, harpoons, catapults, blowpipes and the means of throwing or discharging them. The sheer variety of means of dealing aggressively with your opponent, when they are spelled out in detail, is remarkable, and there are many odd looking weapons illustrated. In the detailed study and analysis of its subject this book can have no rival.

Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines

By Patricia Monaghan, PhD
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  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Book Code : 1608682188
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Social Science
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More Than 1,000 Goddesses & Heroines from around the World Groundbreaking scholar Patricia Monaghan spent her life researching, writing about, and documenting goddesses and heroines from all religions and all corners of the globe. Her work demonstrated that from the beginning of recorded history, goddesses reigned alongside their male counterparts as figures of inspiration and awe. Drawing on anthropology, folklore, literature, and psychology, Monaghan’s vibrant and accessible encyclopedia covers female deities from Africa, the eastern Mediterranean, Asia and Oceania, Europe, and the Americas, as well as every major religious tradition.

The uncivilized races of men in all countries of the world

By J.G. Wood
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5878634597
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  • Category : History
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The uncivilized races of men in all countries of the world: being a comprehensive account of their manners and customs, and of their physical, social, mental, moral and religious characteristics.