The Sex of Men in Premodern Europe

A Cultural History

Author: Patricia Simons

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107004918

Category: History

Page: 327

View: 9136

A richly textured cultural history that investigates the characterization of the sex of adult male bodies before the Enlightenment.

Concerto in Dead Flat

Author: Ridley Pearson

Publisher: Rosetta Books

ISBN: 0795346506

Category: Fiction

Page: 277

View: 5927

An ex-musician searches far and wide for a missing maestro, in this mystery by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author. Chris Klick left his life in Los Angeles behind to enjoy the simple life in beautiful Idaho, and all he wants is to spend some time with his new love, Nicole. But money comes knocking and the amateur sleuth heeds the call. Tracking down philandering maestro Stephan Shultz, who’s gone MIA, proves to be a steep challenge from the get-go. From Atlantic City to Paris to London, Klick pursues Shultz as the case expands to include a secret Oxford lover, a missing don, some pilfered port, and a lost Mozart manuscript. Will he find Shultz after all, or will he lose everything—including Nicole? Originally published under the name Wendell McCall, this colorful crime novel comes from the acclaimed and bestselling author of the Walt Fleming series and other popular mysteries and thrillers.

Renaissance Woman

A Sourcebook : Constructions of Femininity in England

Author: Kate Aughterson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415120456

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 316

View: 8827

An invaluable collection of primary sources on women and femininity in early modern England, including medical documents, political pamphlets, sermons and literary sources. Sources are accompanied by a clear introduction and notes.

Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible

Flawed Women Loved by a Flawless God

Author: Liz Curtis Higgs

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 9780307446183

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 4319

Good Women Behaving Badly A spiteful boss, a defiant employee, a manipulative mother, a desperate housewife, an envious sister…honey, we know these women. We’ve lived with them, worked with them, or caught a glimpse of them in our mirrors. Now let’s take a look at their ancient counterparts in Scripture: Sarah mistreated her maidservant, Hagar despised her mistress, Rebekah manipulated her son, Leah claimed her sister’s husband, and Rachel envied her fertile sister. They were far from evil, but hardly perfect. Mostly good, yet slightly bad. In other words, these matriarchal mamas look a lot like us. “A Slightly Bad Girl is simply this: a woman unwilling to fully submit to God. We love him, serve him, and worship him, yet we find it difficult to trust him completely, to accept his plan for our lives, to rest in his sovereignty.” —from Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible

The Seed and the Soil

Gender and Cosmology in Turkish Village Society

Author: Carol Delaney

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520911598

Category: Social Science

Page: 393

View: 7381

How do the metaphors we use to describe procreation affect our view of the relative worth of each gender? Carol Delaney discloses the powerful meanings condensed in the seemingly innocent images of "seed" and "soil." Drawing on her work in a small Turkish village of Sunni Muslims, she shows us that the images are categorically different, hierarchically ordered, and unequally valued. The ways in which the creation of a child is understood in Turkey furnish a key to understanding a whole range of Turkish attitudes toward sexuality and gender, honor and shame, authority and submission, time and space, inside and outside, open and closed. Moreover, the symbols and meanings by which they represent procreation provide the means for understanding relationships between such seemingly disparate elements as the body, family, house, village, nation, this-world and other-world. Delaney points out that these symbols do not embellish reality; they provide the key to a particular conception of it, a conception that gives coherence to social life. The patterns revealed are not distinctly Turkish; they also comment on some of our own deeply-held assumptions and values about procreation.

Khai of Khem

Author: Brian Lumley

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429913339

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7932

Considered by many to be among Brian Lumley's greatest works, the exciting Khai of Khem is little-known in the US. This time-traveling adventure story spans centuries and cultures in Lumley's trademark mix of horror and science fiction, much like his internationally-bestselling Necroscope series. Like the Necroscope novels, Khai of Khem is packed with fast-paced action, hair's-breadth escapes, all-consuming love, endless horror, and, in the person of Khai himself, quick wits and bravery in the teeth of danger. Khai begins life in ancient Egypt as the son of Pharaoh Khasathut's chief architect. Believing Pharaoh to be a god, Khai is stunned to learn that the supposedly great and wise leader is a shriveled, ancient fossil of a man whose chief desires are to deflower young virgins and achieve eternal life through the powers of his black magicians. When Khai dares to raise a hand to Pharaoh, he is condemned to be a slave. Escaping, Khai flees to neighboring Kush where he earns the rank of general in the army of Queen Ashtarta . . . and a place in Ashtarta's bed. In the heat of battle against Pharaoh's armies, Khai is betrayed by his best friend and falls victim to the evil spells of Khasathut's magicians, who send his soul winging centuries into the future. In modern America, Khai searches for the reincarnated souls of his love, Ashtarta, and of his betrayer. Khai is amazed by many of the wonders of the modern world-television, air conditioning, and especially guns, bombs, and other weapons. Returning to his own time, Khai uses the technologies he saw in the future to rewrite the past. But will he and Ashtarta be in time to prevent Khasathut from attaining immortality and using newly-gained alien powers to destroy all of Khem and Kush? Originally published in the US in mass market in the early 1980s and unavailable for nearly twenty years, Khai of Khem is one of Brian Lumley's most sought-after novels. Tor Books is pleased to bring it to a new generation of Lumley's readers. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Prince of Ravenscar

Bride Series

Author: Catherine Coulter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110154807X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1986

April 1831. Lord Julian is a widower whose mother wants him to marry her best friend’s daughter, Miss Sophie Wilkie, whom he last saw as a silent and skinny twelve-year-old. However, his mother is nothing if not persuasive, and Julian reluctantly accompanies her to London to meet the young lady. Lord Devlin Monroe, Julian’s nephew, is enjoying an extraordinarily pleasant bachelor life until Miss Sophie Wilkie and her aunt, Miss Roxanne Radcliffe, appear in London society, and he suddenly finds himself wondering how he could have enjoyed midnight alone. Julian and Devlin must discover what really happened three years earlier when Julian’s first wife was found dead. If they don’t find out the truth, their lives could be ruined. And there is another, even more perfidious, danger that lurks in the shadows, waiting.

The Land, the Seed and the Blessing

A Chronological Biblical Compendium

Author: William T. Kump

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1630472263

Category: Religion

Page: 366

View: 5406

A profoundly detailed and comprehensive handbook that brings order and clarity to the many stories of the Bible. The Land, the Seed and the Blessing is a unique and comprehensive handbook to the Bible that lays out the events of the Bible in chronological order and details where they occurred. Its unique organization reveals the many stories of the Bible as if it were a sprawling, page-turning historic novel. The clarity of Kump’s Herculean efforts serves to deepen one’s relationship to the Bible, faith, and God. The Land, the Seed and the Blessing is perfect for the average pew sitter who cannot put it all together; the young parent-inquirer who is somewhat intimidated about church and Bible; students in a college level semester Bible course; and preachers who want to do the Bible in 48 sermons of 20 to 50 minutes each.

The Forbidden Seed

Author: James Leichner

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595322026

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 3681

Southern France becomes a pressure cooker ready to exploded as the conflict between the two most powerful lords escalates. Stéphane LaForte and Jacqueline York, passionately in love with one another, are caught between their rivalry that shatters their world. The Forbidden Seed is a love story about power and control that leads to murder. As the world collapses around Stéphane and Jacqueline, they fight to be together, conceiving a child between them, a forbidden seed. The birth of this child deepens the hatred between Lords, causing the social order to erupt into chaos. Great feudal manors are weakened and become targets of destruction. Stéphane fights to keep his world together, but the power of injustice entangles his body, mind and soul, pitching him into a dark depression. He knows that war must be the only solution before he can be with Jacqueline, his only love. There are many twists and turns in this historical fiction novel, but the ending will capture your inner spirt for a long time to come.

Black Mustard Seed

Author: Emeka Aniagolu

Publisher: Fourth Dimention Publishing Company Limited

ISBN: 9789781564871

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 9290

An Igbo young man - Chike falls in love with a Yoruba young lady - Bisi; and a Hausa young man -Mohammed, falls in love with an Igbo young lady -Ngozi. They are modernists, but must contend with the traditional and religious absolutism of their parents, and the growing ethnic chauvinism and heated atmosphere of a post-colonial country pursuing money and prosperity. Through the eyes and lives of these four lovers, woven into a tale set in post-independence Wazobia (Nigeria), this novel confronts the big political question and obsession of the historical moment: the problematic process of transforming the Nigerian state into a modern nation. Under the colonialists things fell apart; ethnic conflict and civil war ensued.

An English Seed

Author: David Young

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1434973972

Category: Fiction

Page: 580

View: 8959

"The history of Jamestown is a tale of endurance. The colony persevered through disease, starvation and numerous conflicts with the tribes of the Powhatan Confederation. The settlers carried on as hopes for quick wealth came to naught, and attempts to make the colony profitable failed time and again. The earliest Virginians continued to build in the face of a mortality rate shocking for those times. 'An English seed' takes the reader from the comfortable twenty-first century and plants him in a seventeenth-century wilderness, a place filled with challenges, trials and danger. Confronted by a multitude of tribulations, the English colonists of Jamestown laid the first foundation stone of what would become the United States of America."--Cover p. [4].

Flaming Classics

Queering the Film Canon

Author: Alexander Doty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134001444

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 2407

This lively, opinionated, and playful look at the movies is a must-read for film buffs, and for anyone interested in gender, sexuality, and popular culture. One thing's for sure. After reading Flaming Classics you'll know you're definitely not in Kansas anymore.

Farmers' Bulletin

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

View: 2557


Bad Seed

Author: Alan Carter

Publisher: Fremantle Press

ISBN: 1925162273

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

View: 8613

When wealthy property developer Francis Tan and his family are found slain in their mansion, Cato Kwong is forced to recall a personal history that makes his investigation doubly painful. The killer is elusive and brutal, and the investigation takes Cato to Shanghai. In a world of spoiled rich kids and cyber dragons, Cato is about to discover a whole lot more about the Chinese acquisition of Australian land—about those who play the game and those who die trying.

Living in Darkness

Author: John A. Roynesdal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1411626702

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 9218

Someone is brutally executing young men around the slopes of Diamond Head: a vicious stabbing, a sadistic hanging, and a horrific auto-da -fe. Detectives Nick Keone and Paul Noa of the Special Division Detective Team [SDDT] Honolulu Police Department are convinced that the victims are gay. When the three victims turn out to be members of a notorious gay-bashing gang, The Gang of Four, both detectives join forces with detectives Philip Michael Carnegie and George Maikai'moku on a desperate search to catch the killer who appears to be on a horrific campaign of revenge. The team follows a twisted trail that takes them from the luxurious heights of Tantalus - the volcanic slope that overlooks Honolulu - into the sordid depths of Hotel Street in Chinatown. Their search also takes them into the middle class world of the naval and marine encampments on the island and into the world of young gay runaways. In the novel's dramatic denouement, the team, with the help of an unexpected ally - the fourth gay basher - uncovers the identity of the killer on the verge of committing his final, sadistic murder.

Heinerman's encyclopedia of nuts, berries, and seeds

Author: John Heinerman

Publisher: Prentice Hall Direct


Category: Gardening

Page: 402

View: 3907

Includes for each entry, a brief description -- where the plant grows, number of species, life cycle, historical references; use as food -- preparation, history; specific cures reports and preparations.


Author: Michelle Larks

Publisher: Urban Books

ISBN: 1622860489

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9936

Monet and Marcus Caldwell are living their version of the American Dream. Both are gainfully employed, Marcus as a detective for Chicago's Finest, and Monet as a nurse in the neonatal unit of an inner city hospital. They are faithful members of Reverend Ruth Wilcox's church, The Temple. The only thing missing from their life is a child. Doctors have been unable to explain the reason for Monet's inability to conceive, which she calls the Sarah Syndrome. Then the unthinkable occurs. Monet is brutally assaulted. Months later, she learns the news she has been longing to hear her entire married life: she's having a baby. Monet is thrilled, but Marcus is appalled by the news, and orders his wife to terminate the pregnancy. Monet refuses, and a cold war of monumental proportions breaks out in the Caldwell household. In the face of great adversity, will Monet's faith persevere?


Author: Paul Fleischman

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 3125781523


Page: 48

View: 3260


Man Designed Himself

Author: Paul Tatham


ISBN: 1445252635

Category: Science

Page: 146

View: 2579

I have controlled three skin cancers for five years so that they are just harmless patches of skin, and believe this can be done for all cancers. The author has identified misunderstandings by scientists in gene mutation, cell division and the essential role of the sun in all cell growth. The author explains, why each strand of DNA matches a unique wavelength of the sun. The role of the eye, neurons and nerves in passing energy to cells for growth. Why gene mutation is not a copying error but a routine natural process for survival. How plants adjust genes retrospectively in the autumn to survive better in the local climate. Why cancer tumours may be shrunk by dispersing the energy in a nerve with a needle. The author suggests the processes that enabled evolution from simple pond life to a highly intelligent man and concludes that man's design was achieved by his own effort. He designed himself!