The Heretics of De Ath

Author: Howard of Warwick
Publisher: Chronicles of Brother Hermitage
ISBN: 0992939305
Release Date: 2014-10
Genre: Great Britain

England 1066. During an utterly pointless debate at the austere monastery of De'Ath's Dingle, a monk dies in mysterious circumstances. Standing accused is Brother Hermitage, who needs to work out who did it before he's executed. More medieval than detective, he finds a companion in Wat the weaver, producer of tapestry to make Beowulf blush.

The Garderobe of Death

Author: Howard of Warwick
ISBN: 0992939313
Release Date: 2014-10
Genre: Great Britain

England 1066 and a bit. The Normans are in control. Any suspicious death has repercussions, and they don't come much more suspicious than Henri de Turold's exit from this world. Medieval monks usually solve this sort of thing. Brother Hermitage is a medieval monk... but he's not very good. It's a historical mystery but not as you know it.

Green Sisters

Author: Sarah McFarland Taylor
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674027107
Release Date: 2009-06-30
Genre: Religion

Green sisters are environmentally active Catholic nuns working to heal the earth as they cultivate new forms of religious culture. Inviting us into their world, Taylor offers a firsthand understanding of the experiences of women whose lives bring together orthodoxy and activism, and whose lifestyle provides a compelling view of sustainable living.

An American Four In Hand in Britain

Author: Andrew Carnegie
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 9781596055568
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Travel

Joe and Perry have put the horses up at the inn, and are back with mugs of foaming ale, bottles of Devonshire cider, lemonade, and pitchers of fresh creamy milk, that all tastes may be suited. The stewardess and her assistants have set table, and now luncheon is ready. No formal grace is necessary, for our hearts have been overflowing with gratitude all the day long...-from "Brighton, Friday, June 17"Oh, what a gloriously idyllic journey! American steel baron Andrew Carnegie and a party of friends took in the British countryside by horse coach-a "four-in-hand"-in the summer of 1881... a season of grassy picnic luncheons, bucolic scenery, and philosophical discussions in coffeehouses. Written as a private extended postcard to friends who had not accompanied him on the trip, and as a souvenir for those who had, this 1883 book will charm Anglophiles, armchair travelers, and workoholics who could benefit from the reminder that even a captain of industry could find time to kick back, relax, and-quite literally-smell the flowers.Also available from Cosimo Classics: Carnegie's Triumphant Democracy, Round the World, and Autobiography.Entrepreneur and philanthropist ANDREW CARNEGIE (1835-1919) was born in Scotland and emigrated to America as a teenager. His Carnegie Steel Company launched the steel industry in Pittsburgh, and after its sale to J.P. Morgan, he devoted his life to philanthropic causes. His charitable organizations built more than 2,500 public libraries around the world, and gave away more than $350 million during his lifetime.

Nature Nurture and Chance

Author: Frank Fenner
Publisher: ANU E Press
ISBN: 9781920942632
Release Date: 2006-07-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Microbiologists; Virologists; Educators; Geographers; Biography; Australia.

Emotion in the Tudor Court

Author: Bradley J. Irish
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810136410
Release Date: 2018-01-15
Genre: Literary Criticism

Deploying literary analysis, theories of emotion from the sciences and humanities, and an archival account of Tudor history, Emotion in the Tudor Court examines how literature both reflects and constructs the emotional dynamics of life in the Renaissance court. In it, Bradley J. Irish argues that emotionality is a foundational framework through which historical subjects embody and engage their world, and thus can serve as a fundamental lens of social and textual analysis. Spanning the sixteenth century, Emotion in the Tudor Court explores Cardinal Thomas Wolsey and Henrician satire; Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, and elegy; Sir Philip Sidney and Elizabethan pageantry; and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and factional literature. It demonstrates how the dynamics of disgust,envy, rejection, and dread, as they are understood in the modern affective sciences, can be seen to guide literary production in the early modern court. By combining Renaissance concepts of emotion with modern research in the social and natural sciences, Emotion in the Tudor Court takes a transdisciplinary approach to yield fascinating and robust ways to illuminate both literary studies and cultural history.

Singular Women

Author: Kristen Frederickson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520231651
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Art

"An interesting and original collection. A must for all those interested in women artists and the women who have written about them."--Linda Nochlin, author of Representing Women "Kristen Frederickson and Sarah Webb have provided us with a missing link, a truly feminist art history that connects with the work done in the 1970s and thankfully ignores the 'post-feminist' hiatus. Singular Women is a model for future scholarship on women's art. If only the books it inspires are as rigorous, vigorous, varied, and readable as this one."--Lucy Lippard, author of The Pink Glass Swan: Selected Feminist Essays on Art "The most provocative, challenging, and intimate writing to appear in feminist art history since Linda Nochlin launched the field with her essay 'Why Are There No Great Women Artists?' Thirty years later there are both great women artists and great women writers. This book assembles some of the best and boldest among them. Not afraid to address the boring, the failed, the neglected, or the masterpiece, Singular Women sets the standard for feminist art history of the twenty-first century."--Peggy Phelan, author of the survey essay in Art and Feminism, ed. Helena Reckitt "This important volume addresses the vexed question whether the traditional monograph, rightly under suspicion in recent years, can be reinvented to serve feminist art history well. Its excellent--and varied--essays answer with a confident and convincing affirmative, demonstrating how we can talk about women's art practice without abandoning the biographical and social stories that enable and illuminate it."--Janet Wolff, author of Resident Alien: Feminist Cultural Criticism "Contributes new understandings to the now familiar problems of writing biographies of artists and, in particular, writing about a woman artist. It re-inscribes the woman artist in the discourse while probing--through a variety of approaches--the possibilities for a critical discourse on and appreciation of the woman artist."--Catherine M. Soussloff, author of The Absolute Artist: The Historiography of a Concept "Demonstrates how women historians have had to develop close relationships (real or imagined) with the artists about whom they write. The reader is allowed to see the desire that constitutes, but is normally hidden within, the writing of history."--Jane Blocker, author of Where Is Ana Mendieta? Identity, Performativity, and Exile


Author: John Partipilo
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 9781683507703
Release Date: 2018-03-06
Genre: Photography

A stunning photographic essay of fine art photojournalism that will make you want to explore Cuba. For nearly 60 years only 90 miles off the coast of the United States, Cuba has been isolated from many Americans. Cuba: My World Ends Here is a photographic essay by internationally award-winning photojournalist John Partipilo and is a look inside this mysterious country and the everyday life of the Cuban people.

The Confessions of a Beachcomber

Author: E. J. Banfield
Publisher: E. J. Banfield
ISBN: 9788892559912
Release Date: 2016-02-28
Genre: Drama

Edmund James "Ted" Banfield (4 September 1852 – 2 June 1923) was an author and naturalist, best known for his book Confessions of a Beachcomber.

The Druidry Handbook

Author: John Michael Greer
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 1578633540
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Science

A living tradition of nature spirituality rooted in Celtic antiquity and revived to meet the challenges of contemporary life, Druidry offers people a path of harmony through reconnection with the green Earth. The Druidry Handbook is the first hands-on manual of traditional British Druid practice that explores the Sun Path of seasonal celebration, the Moon Path of meditation, and the Earth Path of living in harmony with nature as tools for crafting an earth-honoring life here and now. From ritual and meditation to nature awareness and ecological action, John Michael Greer opens the door to a spirituality rooted in the living Earth. Featuring a mix of philosophy, rituals, spiritual practice, and lifestyle issues, The Druidry Handbook is one-stop shopping for those seriously interested in practicing a traditional form of Druidry. It offers equal value to eclectics and solitary practitioners eager to incorporate more earth-spirituality into their own belief system; it also appeals to the merely curious.

The National Uncanny

Author: RenŽe L. Bergland
Publisher: Dartmouth College Press
ISBN: 9781611688719
Release Date: 2015-05-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

Although spectral Indians appear with startling frequency in US literary works, until now the implications of describing them as ghosts have not been thoroughly investigated. In the first years of nationhood, Philip Freneau and Sarah Wentworth Morton peopled their works with Indian phantoms, as did Charles Brocken Brown, Washington Irving, Samuel Woodworth, Lydia Maria Child, James Fenimore Cooper, William Apess, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and others who followed. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Native American ghosts figured prominently in speeches attributed to Chief Seattle, Black Elk, and Kicking Bear. Today, Stephen King and Leslie Marmon Silko plot best-selling novels around ghostly Indians and haunted Indian burial grounds. RenŽe L. Bergland argues that representing Indians as ghosts internalizes them as ghostly figures within the white imagination. Spectralization allows white Americans to construct a concept of American nationhood haunted by Native Americans, in which Indians become sharers in an idealized national imagination. However, the problems of spectralization are clear, since the discourse questions the very nationalism it constructs. Indians who are transformed into ghosts cannot be buried or evaded, and the specter of their forced disappearance haunts the American imagination. Indian ghosts personify national guilt and horror, as well as national pride and pleasure. Bergland tells the story of a terrifying and triumphant American aesthetic that repeatedly transforms horror into glory, national dishonor into national pride.

The Custom of the Castle

Author: Charles Stanley Ross
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520204301
Release Date: 1997
Genre: History

"Custom, according to Ross, may be examined as the reflection of knotty moral situations and problems and contradictions . . . the occasion for pondering the ways in which arbitrary rules and virtuous behavior collide and interfere with each other. The thesis is a new one, and Ross's readings are fresh and provocative."--Robert L. Montgomery, University of California, Irvine "Custom, according to Ross, may be examined as the reflection of knotty moral situations and problems and contradictions . . . the occasion for pondering the ways in which arbitrary rules and virtuous behavior collide and interfere with each other. The thesis is a new one, and Ross's readings are fresh and provocative."--Robert L. Montgomery, University of California, Irvine