The Sex of Men in Premodern Europe

A Cultural History

Author: Patricia Simons

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107004918

Category: History

Page: 327

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A richly textured cultural history that investigates the characterization of the sex of adult male bodies before the Enlightenment.
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The Mountain Man's Secret: An Older Man Younger Woman Romance

Author: Michelle Love

Publisher: Best seller Author

ISBN: 1386831468

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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I came to the mountains after my old partners murdered my wife. I'm safe here and self-sufficient—but alone. Then I find Belle: stranded in a snowstorm and about to die. I save her life and take her home. She's lonely; so am I. We band together so we don't have to face the holiday season alone. Nature takes its course; now a baby's coming. But so are my ex-partners. I'm not running this time. And they're not taking my woman from me again.
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Concerto in Dead Flat

Author: Ridley Pearson

Publisher: Rosetta Books

ISBN: 0795346506

Category: Fiction

Page: 277

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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.
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Renaissance Woman

A Sourcebook : Constructions of Femininity in England

Author: Kate Aughterson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415120456

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 316

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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.
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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

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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
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Zombie Seed and the Butterfly Blues

A Case of Social Justice

Author: R.P. Clair

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9462093083

Category: Education

Page: 373

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Professor Delta Quinn teams with investigative reporter Caleb Barthes to unravel the mystery of the zombie seed, the genetically-modified follow-up to the “terminator seed.” This fact-based fiction is an academic novel that relies on fast-paced action as well as theoretical insights. Using the cultural icon of the zombie to address work alienation and contemporary apathy is perfect for the purposes of having the reader examine corporate greed in a global world. The cast of characters brings this global aspect to life. In the backdrop of the novel, a history of the zombie unfolds—a history of the violence that Haiti and African diaspora have suffered. Yet, it is Delta’s research into narratives of partner abuse that lead her to grapple with her own tragic past and take brave steps toward ending the abuse of others. This social justice book is based on award-winning research in rhetorical ethnography and is being assigned for courses in rhetoric, ethnography, narrative, organizational communication, and diversity, but would fit with others (e.g., ethics, interpersonal, public relations, journalism, sociology, philosophy) where examining the individual’s role in the life-world is not only promoted but expected. If the novel doesn’t do it, then the facts found at the end of the book should “wake up” any remaining zombies. Robin Patric Clair is a Full Professor, Diversity Fellow and a Fellow to the Center of Creative Endeavors at Purdue University. She has won research awards in rhetoric, narrative, ethnography and organizational communication, including two ‘Outstanding Book of the Year’ awards, two ‘Best Research Article of the Year’ awards, the ‘Golden Anniversary Award’ and multiple ‘Top Paper’ Awards for her research.
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Khai of Khem

Author: Brian Lumley

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429913339

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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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.
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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

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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.
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The Prince of Ravenscar

Bride Series

Author: Catherine Coulter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110154807X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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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.
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Black Mustard Seed

Author: Emeka Aniagolu

Publisher: Fourth Dimention Publishing Company Limited

ISBN: 9789781564871

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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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.
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