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The Clash of Cultures on the Medieval Baltic Frontier

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Download The Clash of Cultures on the Medieval Baltic Frontier PDF Format Full Free by Alan V. Murray and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2009 with total page 406 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The conversion of the lands on the southern and eastern shores of the Baltic Sea by Germans, Danes and Swedes in the period from 1150 to 1400 represented the last great struggle between Christianity and paganism on the European continent, but for the indigenous peoples of Finland, Livonia, Prussia, Lithuania and Pomerania, it was also a period of wider cultural conflict and transformation. This collection explores the theme of clash of cultures from a variety of perspectives, discussing the nature and ideology of crusading in the medieval Baltic region, the struggle between Catholicism and Orthodoxy, and the cultural confrontation that accompanied the process of conversion.


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The Sea and Medieval English Literature

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ISBN 13 : 9781843841371
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Mapping Medieval Geographies

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Download Mapping Medieval Geographies PDF Format Full Free by Keith D. Lilley and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2014-01-09 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mapping Medieval Geographies explores the ways in which geographical knowledge, ideas and traditions were formed in Europe during the Middle Ages. Leading scholars reveal the connections between Islamic, Christian, Biblical and Classical geographical traditions from Antiquity to the later Middle Ages and Renaissance. The book is divided into two parts: Part I focuses on the notion of geographical tradition and charts the evolution of celestial and earthly geography in terms of its intellectual, visual and textual representations; whilst Part II explores geographical imaginations; that is to say, those 'imagined geographies' that came into being as a result of everyday spatial and spiritual experience. Bringing together approaches from art, literary studies, intellectual history and historical geography, this pioneering volume will be essential reading for scholars concerned with visual and textual modes of geographical representation and transmission, as well as the spaces and places of knowledge creation and consumption.


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Rethinking Medieval Margins and Marginality

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ISBN 13 : 1000034844
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Download Rethinking Medieval Margins and Marginality PDF Format Full Free by Ann E. Zimo and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-03-09 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Marginality assumes a variety of forms in current discussions of the Middle Ages. Modern scholars have considered a seemingly innumerable list of people to have been marginalized in the European Middle Ages: the poor, criminals, unorthodox religious, the disabled, the mentally ill, women, so-called infidels, and the list goes on. If so many inhabitants of medieval Europe can be qualified as "marginal," it is important to interrogate where the margins lay and what it means that the majority of people occupied them. In addition, we scholars need to reexamine our use of a term that seems to have such broad applicability to ensure that we avoid imposing marginality on groups in the Middle Ages that the era itself may not have considered as such. In the medieval era, when belonging to a community was vitally important, people who lived on the margins of society could be particularly vulnerable. And yet, as scholars have shown, we ought not forget that this heightened vulnerability sometimes prompted so-called marginals to form their own communities, as a way of redefining the center and placing themselves within it. The present volume explores the concept of marginality, to whom the moniker has been applied, to whom it might usefully be applied, and how we might more meaningfully define marginality based on historical sources rather than modern assumptions. Although the volume’s geographic focus is Europe, the chapters look further afield to North Africa, the Sahara, and the Levant acknowledging that at no time, and certainly not in the Middle Ages, was Europe cut off from other parts of the globe.


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Know Ye Not This Parable?

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Download Know Ye Not This Parable? PDF Format Full Free by David L. Cain and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2006-06-13 with total page 127 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Know Ye Not This Parable Synopsis “Know ye not this parable? And how then will ye know all parables?... The sower soweth the word. And these are they by the wayside, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts. And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time; afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended. And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, and the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.” Mark 4:13-19 The above scripture is the basis for this novel that is targeted toward the religious/inspirational fictional genre. The story centers on its two main characters, Cassandra and Jazzrah. Cassandra is a thirty year old African American professional engineer from Detroit, Michigan. Having overcome numerous life obstacles (poverty, drugs, sickness, etc.) early in her life, Cassandra finally achieved success. Jazzrah began his life as a created angel in heaven. With his angelic brother Seth always at his side, Jazzrah enjoyed singing daily with the other angels. He sang praises every day until he encountered Bial, whose job was to spread God’s glory each morning by spreading his wings toward the rising sun. Sin set in when Bial became puffed up and started to believe that the glory came from him and not God. He successfully convinced a third of all of the angels, including Jazzrah, to abandon their assignments and follow him. For their sin against the Father, Bial and the other disobedient angels were expelled from their heavenly environment. On earth in his new environment, Jazzrah was charged with collecting the souls of one million women. Upon completing his assignment, he would be promoted in Bial’s earthy and wicked regime. The only boundary was that he had to identify the targeted soul at birth. He met Cassandra the day of her birth in Detroit and began planning immediately to collect her soul by throwing the five acts of deception outlined in the above scripture at her over the thirty year period. Affliction, persecution, cares of the world, deceitfulness of riches, and lusts were strategically employed to push Cassandra to the edge. On a cold December night Cassandra had finally reached the edge. No longer capable of dealing with life, Cassandra stands poised on a roof top ready to end her life. In the background on the roof, a silent witness ( Jazzrah ) watches in anticipation. As she takes one step forward, the remaining source of angelic goodness in Jazzrah sets off a war against his wickedness. The book chronicles the vents that brought Jazzrah and Cassandra together and resolves the spiritual conflict.


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Monsters and Grotesques in Medieval Manuscripts

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ISBN 13 : 9780802085122
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Download Monsters and Grotesques in Medieval Manuscripts PDF Format Full Free by Alixe Bovey and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2002-01-01 with total page 68 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Images of monstrosities pervade art and culture in the Middle Ages, and for medieval people they must have been a tantalizing suggestion of unknown worlds and unthinkable dangers.


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My Way of Life

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Download My Way of Life PDF Format Full Free by Walter Farrell O.P S.T.M. and published by Ravenio Books. This book was released on 2015-09-23 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Here is presented the masterpiece of St. Thomas — the Summa Theologica — in simplified form. This vast summary of Thomistic teaching which deals with every worthwhile truth from A to Z, from the attributes of God to the zeal of man has been distilled into this little volume. It is, in truth, a miniature and simple Summa for everyman. As its name signifies, the Summa Theologica of St. Thomas is the sum total of all theological knowledge, a vast synthesis in which is unfolded all that can be known of God and man. It is divided into three parts which deal with God, man and the God-man, respectively. It comprises 38 tracts, 631 questions, about 3,000 articles, 10,000 objections and their answers. Obviously all of this vast material is not contained in this small volume. However, an earnest effort has been made by the authors to translate and re-present St. Thomas in concise form for the use of everyman. The Confraternity of the Precious Blood in presenting this volume, aims to do for the Summa of St. Thomas what it has already done for the Missal—to place it into the hands of all men. The millions who have found Father Stedman’s “My Sunday Missal” so helpful and practical for the Mass of the Altar will find “My Way of Life” equally helpful and practical for the “Mass of Life”. St. Thomas begins the Prologue to his great work with these words: “Because a teacher of Catholic truth ought not only to teach the learned but also to instruct the beginners, in accordance with the words of the Apostle: As unto little ones in Christ, I gave you milk to drink, not meat (1 Cor. 3/1,2) we purpose in this book to treat of whatever belongs to the Christian religion in such a way as may tend to the instruction of beginners.” The volume, here presented, is in full accord with the purpose of St. Thomas. It brings his message from the halls of learning out into the market place and into the home. While primarily meant for everyman, it is profound enough for the most erudite. Hence it can be readily recommended to father and mother, sister and brother, to the high-school and college student, to the convert, the study and Newman Club, to the Confraternity class, to the religious and the priest, in a word, it can be recommended to everyone. Part I. God and His Creatures Chapter I. The One God Chapter II. Knowledge and Love of God Chapter III. The Trinity Chapter IV. Creation Chapter V. The Angels Chapter VI. Man And His World Chapter VII. God’s Work In The World Chapter VIII. Creatures’ Work in World Government Part IIA. Man: The Image of God Chapter I. The Nature of Happiness Chapter II. Human Acts: Steps to Happiness Chapter III. Happiness and Morality Chapter IV. Happiness and the Passions Chapter V. Happiness and Habit Chapter VI. Happiness and Virtue Chapter VII. Unity in Human Action Chapter VIII. Striving for Happiness Chapter IX. God and Human Happiness Chapter X. Sin and Unhappiness Chapter XI. The Causes of Sin Chapter XII. The Effects of Sin Chapter XIII. Law: The Road-Map to Happiness Chapter XIV. Grace: The Gift of Happiness Part IIB. The Divine Life in Man Chapter I. Happiness of Mind Chapter II. Happiness of Heart Chapter III. Friendship with God Chapter IV. Prudence: Happiness in Action Chapter V. Justice: Happiness in Society Chapter VI. Religion: Happiness in the Service of God Chapter VII. Happiness in the Service of Man Chapter VIII. Fortitude: Happiness and Heroism Chapter IX. Temperance: Happiness and Control Chapter X. Intimations of Happiness Part III. The God-Man Chapter I. The Incarnation Chapter II. Mary: The Virgin Mother of God Chapter III. Christ: The Savior Chapter IV. The Sacramental System Chapter V. Baptism and Confirmation Chapter VI. The Holy Eucharist Chapter VII. Penance Chapter VIII. Extreme Unction Chapter IX. Holy Orders Chapter X. Matrimony Chapter XI. The End and The Beginning


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The Prophet's Ascension

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Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0253353610
Pages : 389 pages
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Download The Prophet's Ascension PDF Format Full Free by Christiane J. Gruber and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2010 with total page 389 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The tales of the mi'raj describe the prophet Muhammad's journey through the heavens, his encounters with prophets and angels, and his visit to heaven and hell. The tales are among Islam's most popular, appearing in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish literature, and in later adaptations throughout the Muslim world. Often serving as narratives designed to promote the worldview of particular Muslim groups, the tales were also a means for communities to construct rules of normative behavior and ritual practices, and were used to assert the superiority of Islam over other religions. The essays in this collection discuss the formation of this narrative, the mi'raj as a missionary text, its various adaptations, its application to esoteric thought, and its use in performance and ritual. -- Book jacket.


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Angels Rising: The Complete Collection

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Download Angels Rising: The Complete Collection PDF Format Full Free by Harriet Carlton and published by Ashton Publishing Group. This book was released on 2021-06-07 with total page 1062 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Life as a human has finished. Life as a supernatural, angel-human hybrid has begun. Imorean Frayneson’s old world has been destroyed. His university and the faculty have deceived him. Pulled into a paranormal world run by Archangels, Imorean finds himself dragged into the role of a soldier, and standing in the middle of a war. His life is complicated further by friends, breakups, academics and overcoming his great fear of heights. Bewildered by change, Imorean struggles to hold on to what is normal, but when angels and demons begin to clash he is forced to accept his new reality. As he learns more about his position, he finds himself locked in the sights of an ancient evil – a demonic general bent on his murder.


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Download Angel Falls PDF Format Full Free by Leslie Claire Walker and published by Secret Fire Press. This book was released on 2017-08-22 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What happens when the Order operative who trained Night tracks her down—not to kill her, but to make her an offer she can’t refuse? When the stakes involve her daughter’s life, Night will do anything—risk everything. The Order fears the sleeping god inside her daughter Faith. If Night prevents the god from waking, will she save Faith or doom her? The Order’s help comes with deadly strings attached, and a secret draws Night into the terror she believed she left behind forever.


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Studies in the Age of Chaucer

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ISBN 13 : 9780933784314
Pages : 724 pages
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Here a Little and There a Little

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ISBN 13 : 1607329530
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Download Reshaping the World PDF Format Full Free by Ana Díaz and published by University Press of Colorado. This book was released on 2020-04-01 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reshaping the World is a nuanced exploration of the plurality, complexity, and adaptability of Precolumbian and colonial-era Mesoamerican cosmological models and the ways in which anthropologists and historians have used colonial and indigenous texts to understand these models in the past. Since the early twentieth century, it has been popularly accepted that the Precolumbian Mesoamerican cosmological model comprised nine fixed layers of underworld and thirteen fixed layers of heavens. This layered model, which bears a close structural resemblance to a number of Eurasian cosmological models, derived in large part from scholars’ reliance on colonial texts, such as the post–Spanish Conquest Codex Vaticanus A and Florentine Codex. By reanalyzing and recontextualizing both indigenous and colonial texts and imagery in nine case studies examining Maya, Zapotec, Nahua, and Huichol cultures, the contributors discuss and challenge the commonly accepted notion that the cosmos was a static structure of superimposed levels unrelated to and unaffected by historical events and human actions. Instead, Mesoamerican cosmology consisted of a multitude of cosmographic repertoires that operated simultaneously as a result of historical circumstances and regional variations. These spaces were, and are, dynamic elements shaped, defined, and redefined throughout the course of human history. Indigenous cosmographies could be subdivided and organized in complex and diverse arrangements—as components in a dynamic interplay, which cannot be adequately understood if the cosmological discourse is reduced to a superposition of nine and thirteen levels. Unlike previous studies, which focus on the reconstruction of a pan-Mesoamerican cosmological model, Reshaping the World shows how the movement of people, ideas, and objects in New Spain and neighboring regions produced a deep reconfiguration of Prehispanic cosmological and social structures, enriching them with new conceptions of space and time. The volume exposes the reciprocal influences of Mesoamerican and European theologies during the colonial era, offering expansive new ways of understanding Mesoamerican models of the cosmos. Contributors: Sergio Botta, Ana Díaz, Kerry Hull, Katarzyna Mikulska, Johannes Neurath, Jesper Nielsen, Toke Sellner Reunert†, David Tavárez, Alexander Tokovinine, Gabrielle Vail


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Pornographic Fruitcake Love Story

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ISBN 13 : 1447856139
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Download Pornographic Fruitcake Love Story PDF Format Full Free by David Lee and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2013-03-13 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Pornographic Fruitcake Love Story' is a comedy based upon a simple, time-tried, rather universal theme – the absurdity of a lover’s efforts to please the beloved. A work of light humor, it consists mainly of a writer’s bumbling efforts to produce a money making “filthy story” in order to impress a woman who claims to have no faith in men. The story enjoys the liberty of a highly malleable structure, which remains integral throughout the book despite apparent convolutions. The language, plain and unadorned, is consistent with the atmosphere of this distinctly satirical farce and with the character of the aspiring author, who appears in occasional ‘Personal Interludes’ between some of the chapters. This character is not really autobiographical, though he pretends to be, and this is not the story of my life. Pornographic Fruitcake is very much itself and is aimed at laughter, not at making a fine impression upon the academic mind.


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Secrets of Angels on Earth

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ISBN 13 : 1789041368
Pages : 392 pages
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Download Secrets of Angels on Earth PDF Format Full Free by Allan J. Sweeney and published by John Hunt Publishing. This book was released on 2021-07-31 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Secrets of Angels on Earth is the first book to describe an earth angel's journey from past lives, reincarnation, and pregnancy, through child and adulthood, to life after death. It answers questions on what is love, what is a soul mate, déjà vu, how to meditate, how to succeed with true love, and how to be happy. A new definition of love can inspire belief and faith for seekers, mystic teachers, and physicians alike. Highlights include how love improves anger management and relieves depression, anxiety, sadness, fear, and emotions. Learn how love creates vitality and health in your mind, body and spirit.



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A World Without Angels

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Download A World Without Angels PDF Format Full Free by Jamie Campbell and published by Jamie Campbell. This book was released on 2013-10-11 with total page 311 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One Angel. One Girl. One Chance. Demons are winning the war between good and evil as they continue to kill guardian angels. The ripple effect is causing humans the world over to descend into a war of their own without their heavenly protectors. One of the last angels falls to earth in an attempt to gather the remaining few humans so they can unite in the final battle. What he didn’t expect to find was the intriguing girl who helps and captivates him while solving the ancient riddle that can save both worlds. Finding a forbidden love in a hopeless place, they put everything on the line as they hold on to their faith in each other. They must find the courage to continue their quest while the world crumbles around them. Also in the Series: Before the Fall (Short Prequel) A World Without Angels Angel’s Uprising