Corporate Medievalism II

Author: Karl Fugelso

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 1843843552

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 202

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Essays on the post-modern reception and interpretation of the Middle Ages, with a particular focus on its relationship with business and finance.
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The Lure of the Dark Side

Satan and Western Demonology in Popular Culture

Author: Christopher H. Partridge,Eric S. Christianson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317490789

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Demons, devils, spirits and vampires are present throughout popular Western culture in film, music and literature. Their religious significance has only recently begun to be explored. 'The Lure of the Darkside' brings together the work of some of the most important and creative scholars in the field of Biblical and Religious Studies. The essays explore demonology in popular culture from a range of perspectives: Satanism within contemporary music; the relationship between hymn and horror film; the career of Hannibal Lecter; the portrayal of Satan in films about Christ; and spiritual perversion in the Harry Potter Stories. This fresh and ground-breaking volume will be of interest to students of religious studies and theology, as well as literary and popular culture.
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Mysteerie Manor Ii

The House That Keeps on Giving

Author: Sharon Hays

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462018564

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

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As Maryanne ODonnell ?nally acquires permanent ownership of an old mansion known for its ghostly in-habitants, she ponders the recent events that have cast a dark shadow over Valencia Manor. As she turns the key in the lock for the ?rst time, Maryanne feels certain the mansion has been cleansed of all evil. She is ?nally homeor so she thinks. While she waits for her detective boyfriend, Mario Ramos, to arrive on her ?rst night in her new house, Maryanne suddenly hears a thump against the wall as a cold breeze sweeps into the room. Shaking with terror, Maryanne is unable to decipher the eerie sounds that seep from behind the walls. After the presence forcefully shoves her against a bar, it eventually exits the house, leaving Maryanne more frightened than ever. Somethingor someoneis out to get her. But despite her fears, Maryanne is determined to restore the house back to its original condition, marry her boyfriend, and run a successful small business. As chilling mystery slowly unfolds in Valencia Manor, a priest, psychic, and several detectives must all unite to ?ght a paranormal entity who will stop at nothing to achieve vengeanceno matter what the human toll.
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The Transnational Fantasies of Guillermo del Toro

Author: A. Davies,D. Shaw,D. Tierney

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137407840

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 210

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Offering a multifaceted approach to the Mexican-born director Guillermo del Toro, this volume examines his wide-ranging oeuvre and traces the connections between his Spanish language and English language commercial and art film projects.
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The natural history of the vampire

Author: Anthony Masters

Publisher: Putnam Pub Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 258

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Explores the myths and beliefs surrounding vampires and relates accounts of their activities from the eleventh century
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A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art

Comprising the History, Description, and Scientific Principles of Every Branch of Human Knowledge; with the Derivation and Definition of All the Terms in General Use

Author: William Thomas Brande

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

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Blood Legacy

Origin of Species

Author: Kerri Hawkins

Publisher: Kerri Hawkins

ISBN: 0976623153

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Page: 264

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Ryan Alexander has been left physically and mentally battered from contact with the species that spawned her Kind. Although her power has increased exponentially, she has little control over her new abilities. Worse, as memories of the origins of the Old Ones surface, her own memory begins to suffer. Those closest to Ryan watch her internal battle with growing unease as she herself wonders if she has become a threat to all that she loves. When she begins seeing creatures that no one else sees, she does not know if her guilt is manifesting as illusion, or if she is simply losing her mind. Dr. Susan Ryerson monitors her friend's increasing instability. She is not certain if Ryan has been sickened by blood contact with the parent species, or if this is simply the aftermath of Ryan's torture and captivity. But it was a blood mutation that created Ryan and her Kind, giving rise to the myth of the vampire, and now Susan wonders if a second transition is occurring, if in fact Ryan is undergoing a second Change. Which brings to her mind a most terrifying question...into what? Book #4 in the Blood Legacy series.
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Survival of the Nicest

How Altruism Made Us Human and Why It Pays to Get Along

Author: Stefan Klein

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 161519181X

Category: Science

Page: 272

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A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2014 This revelatory tour de force by an acclaimed and internationally bestselling science writer upends our understanding of “survival of the fittest”—and invites us all to think and act more altruistically The phrase “survival of the fittest” conjures an image of the most cutthroat individuals rising to the top. But Stefan Klein, author of the #1 international bestseller The Science of Happiness, makes the startling assertion that altruism is the key to lasting personal and societal success. In fact, altruism defines us: Natural selection favored those early humans who cooperated in groups, and with survival more assured, our altruistic ancestors were free to devote brainpower to developing intelligence, language, and culture—our very humanity. Klein’s groundbreaking findings lead him to a vexing question: If we’re really hard-wired to act for one another’s benefit, why aren’t we all getting along? He believes we’ve learned to mistrust our instincts because success is so often attributed to selfish ambition, and with an extraordinary array of material—current research on genetics and the brain, economics, social psychology, behavioral and anthropological experiments, history, and modern culture—he makes the case that generosity for its own sake remains the best way to thrive.
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