Download e-book for kindle: The Hammer of Greatness: Life of the Oseberg priestess by Maria Kvilhaug

By Maria Kvilhaug

ISBN-10: 149919076X

ISBN-13: 9781499190762

"If the sting of a man´s soul wishes a few honing, then the honing will come, by way of demise or via Challenge."
Thorbjörn the Thunder priest from Gautland has came upon shelter in a relaxed Baltic River Land village after a tumultous lifestyles because the sole survivor of a persecuted lineage that has carried the secrets and techniques of Thunder because the Age of the good Stone Temples and as a Rus Viking in exile. He understands that he needs to educate his daughters how one can live to tell the tale and stay loose relating to a Viking assault. yet little might organize seventeen yr previous Zivah and 7 yr outdated Thordis for the onslaughts of the barbarous Rus Vikings, pirates and slavers desirous to revenue at the civilized lands´ unending call for for brand spanking new slaves... Orphaned and raided, little Thordis embarks on a quest to save lots of her older sister from rape and slavery by way of befriending many of the most eldritch and so much opposite males there ever were...

The Hammer of Greatness is the 1st ebook within the old epic fiction BLADE HONER in regards to the lifetime of the Oseberg priestess (783-834 AD)

From the writer of "The Seed of Yggdrasill - decoding the Hidden Messages in previous Norse Myths"

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Get Herbs of Tymberhavene: Coos and Curry Counties, Oregon (SCA PDF

By Seamus O'Caellaigh

ISBN-10: 1533566925

ISBN-13: 9781533566928

Leonhart Fuchs writes, within the dedicatory letter in the beginning of his natural De Historia Stirpium, that there had to be a reform within the medication of the age. He says that barely one in 100 medical professionals knew greater than a handful of important herbs, the Apothecaries have been principally illiterate, and so they bought their inventory from untrained peasants. The herbalists of the time began to learned that their herbals have been packed with herbs now not local to their quarter, and contained challenging to spot illustrations. those nice girl and males replaced the way in which herbals have been established, and which herbs have been integrated within the herbals, to permit the reader a better ease to find these herbs had to deal with the ailing.

I dwell within the Shire of Tymberhavene, within the nice nation of an Tir. i've got at my arms a plethora of herbs, yet no longer all herbs indexed in anyone natural, are present in my region. simply because the nice Hildegarde von Bingen did within the 1100's, and natural authors persevered to do via to the 1600’s (and beyond), i wished to have an natural from my area. hence took place the Herbs of Tymberhavene.

The herbs indexed during this natural, in keeping with the USDA Plant Database, have a species that's local or naturalized in the borders of Tymberhavene, Coos and Curry Counties, Oregon. The illustrations are brought up and are from pre-1600’s herbals, many from Fuchs New Kreuterbuch, released in 1543. every one herb’s passage comprises with the medicinal makes use of, in keeping with pre-1600 herbalists named within the paragraph, fee the bibliography. every one element is attributed in line so has now not been separately stated, yet every one paragraph includes info from just one natural.

Please notice that those remedies are for informational use simply. This ebook under no circumstances recommends remedies for health problems and not at all may be used to hunt clinical recommendation. those herbalists and physicians’ concepts variety from four hundred to 2000 years old.

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Robert Bork,Scott Montogmery,Carol Neuman De Vegvar,Ellen's De Re Metallica: The Uses of Metal in the Middle Ages PDF

By Robert Bork,Scott Montogmery,Carol Neuman De Vegvar,Ellen Shortell,Steven A Walton

ISBN-10: 0754650480

ISBN-13: 9780754650485

ISBN-10: 1138279447

ISBN-13: 9781138279445

De Re Metallica brings jointly a wide selection of views on steel use within the center a long time, a subject matter that has got much less systematic scholarly consciousness than it merits, given its relevant significance for medieval tradition. due to its power, attractiveness, and status, steel figured prominently in lots of medieval contexts, from the army and utilitarian to the architectural and liturgical. steel used to be an important factor in guns and waterpipes, rose home windows and reliquaries, coinage and jewellery. The 23 essays provided right here, from a global group of students, discover the creation and use of such gadgets, from the early center a long time to the 16th century, and from the British Isles, Iceland, and Scandinavia, to France, Germany, Spain and Italy. This thematic, chronological, and geographical scope will make this quantity right into a important source for historians of artwork, know-how, and culture.

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Download PDF by Constantin Soare,Dr. Codrina Cozma: I Was the Enemy of the People: Translated by Dr. Codrina

By Constantin Soare,Dr. Codrina Cozma

ISBN-10: 1520851103

ISBN-13: 9781520851105

Communism around the world undermines people's freedom of speech and faith and deprives them of basic human rights reminiscent of entry to foodstuff. anywhere this atheist ideology takes root, its dissidents meet a fierce, and occasionally deadly, persecution computing device. Constantin Soare brings to us the tale of a old rebel opposed to communism in Romania during which he participated as a tender guy in 1981. i used to be the Enemy of the folks is greater than an autobiographical account; its riveting narrative profoundly penetrates the guts of its readers with photographs of starvation for nutrition and for freedom, the soreness of communist tortures, and the terror of being on lifestyles surveillance. the tale of the son of negative peasants in communist Romania became anti-communist dissident and later anti-corruption activist will take you to a culturally and spiritually wealthy japanese Europe and exhibit ancient advancements within the context of foreign politics and economics.

The writer, Mr. Constantin Soare, has donated all proceeds from the sale of this e-book to Heaven Preview origin, Inc. to fund courses that reach schooling, counseling, and scientific offers to humans in need.

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Download e-book for iPad: Infanticide and Abortion in Early Modern Germany ("The Body, by Margaret Brannan Lewis

By Margaret Brannan Lewis

ISBN-10: 1848935544

ISBN-13: 9781848935549

This ebook is the 1st paintings to examine the complete variety of 3 centuries of the early glossy interval with regard to infanticide and abortion, a interval during which either practices have been seemed both as legal acts. confronted with dire results in the event that they have been discovered pregnant or in the event that they bore illegitimate young children, many single girls have been left with little selection. a few of these unlucky ladies became to infanticide and abortion because the manner out in their tricky scenario. This booklet explores the felony, social, cultural, and spiritual explanations of infanticide and abortion within the early glossy interval, in addition to the societal reactions to them. It examines how perceptions of those activities taken by way of determined girls replaced over 300 years and as early smooth society grew to become captivated with a intended plague of murderous moms, leading to heated debates, complicated public executions, and a media frenzy. ultimately, this publication explores how the prosecution of infanticide and abortion finally helped bring about significant social and criminal reformations through the age of the Enlightenment.

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New PDF release: The Clinton Family: A Concise History c.1056-2001

By Bernard S Lavin

ISBN-10: 178299985X

ISBN-13: 9781782999850

On 14th October 1066 essentially the most dramatic occasions in historical past happened at Senlac close to Hastings whilst William, Duke of Normandy, challenged Harold II for the throne of britain. Following William the Conqueror's victory, right away, the ruling Anglo-Saxon elite have been swept apart, purely to get replaced by means of their Norman opposite numbers. A concerted programme of chateau development then ensued, as did the development of impressive church buildings, cathedrals and monasteries. in the subsequent fifty years "New males" started to make their mark at the panorama in the course of the reign of William the Conqueror's youngest son, Henry I. males of imaginative and prescient, together with Geoffrey de Clinton the founding father of Kenilworth fortress and a Priory which he devoted to St Mary the Virgin for the great of his soul, now got here to prominence. The objectives of the de Clintons even if, didn't finish there.Over the subsequent 900 years their impression used to be to extend to eire and finally to America.

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New PDF release: The Holocaust, the French, and the Jews

By Susan Zuccotti

ISBN-10: 0465030343

ISBN-13: 9780465030347

ISBN-10: 0803299141

ISBN-13: 9780803299146

Drawing at the vast memoir literature of Jews who survived the Nazi interval in France, Zuccotti paints a collective portrait of the sufferers, of these who attempted to assist them, of these who persecuted them and of nearly all of French those who appeared the opposite direction. Zuccotti concludes that “benign forget, obscure goodwill, and, sometimes, energetic help” helped three-quarters of French Jews live on, whereas nearly 1/2 foreign-born Jews residing below Nazi career or within the Vichy executive “free” sector have been despatched to extermination camps with the energetic support of the French authorities.

“Valuable and lucid. [...] Susan Zucccotti's booklet is admirable in lots of very important ways.” — Patrice Higonnet, manhattan occasions ebook Review

“Ms. Zuccotti combines brilliant narrative with the main scrupulous old accuracy. it really is solid as a way to input the useful gestures of many French members into the scales opposed to the unspeakable activities of many Vichy officers and zealots.” — Robert O. Paxton, Mellon Professor of the Social Sciences, Columbia college, writer of Vichy France: previous protect and New Order, 1940-1944

“Dr. Zuccotti’s ebook, admirably balanced and freed from bias, is a wealthy and compassionate research of the plight of Jews in France in the course of international conflict II.” — Léon Poliakov, Honorary Director of study, Centre nationwide de l. a. recherche scientifique (CNRS)

“In a vividly narrated reexamination of the old list, Zuccotti tells the frightening tale of the destiny of French Jews by the hands of the Nazis and their Vichy collaborators. [...] A balanced but heartrending contribution to Holocaust literature.” — Kirkus Review

“Zuccotti forces us to reconsider the French reaction to the Holocaust during this demanding publication” — Publishers Weekly

“By use of distinctive examples, Zuccotti is ready to illustrate the human facet and give a contribution to a brand new knowing of [the destiny of France’s Jewish inhabitants in the course of global struggle II]” — American old Review

“Ms. Zuccotti unearths France to be a state which, in time of drawback, confirmed itself to be made of a handful of villains, a number of fantastic heroes and an enormous collection of the cowardly, the apathetic and the self-serving.” — Forward

“Zuccotti offers the main entire account of the Holocaust in France to be had to the English reader.” — Paula Hyman, Yale collage, magazine of Interdisciplinary History

“An very good narrative.” — selection, American Library Association

“Zuccotti has made a worthwhile contribution to our figuring out of the Holocaust in France. especially, she has illuminated in interesting element the extreme diversity of organizational and person responses.” — magazine of recent History

“Zuccotti’s account investigates the preferred responses of the French to the measures provided and carried out through [Vichy] officials... a necessary software for gaining a extra whole knowing of Vichy France and the Holocaust” — Anne Higgins, collage of Vermont background Review

“This is a crucial paintings of 20th-century background. it really is admirably researched, yet is still lucid. it really is, of necessity, occasionally harrowing, yet illuminates moments of selfless heroism. specifically, it info a interval of French background which has for too lengthy been identified to foreigners in just the broadest outlines... it is a important publication deserving a large readership.” — Morning Star

“[Zuccotti’s] e-book is replete with own histories and thoughts, culled from a really large studying within the growing to be library of autobiographies, memoirs, and monographs facing this period.” — Tony Judt, manhattan assessment of Books

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Get Confessions of the Letter Closet: Epistolary Fiction and PDF

By Patrick Paul Garlinger

ISBN-10: 0816644934

ISBN-13: 9780816644933

ISBN-10: 0816644942

ISBN-13: 9780816644940

By the start of the 20th century, epistolary novels in Spain more and more grappled with homoerotic and gay hope, treating it as a mystery communicated via deepest letters from one reader to a different. Patrick Paul Garlinger finds how this private version persists in those fictions of letter writing from the early 20th century to the current, framing expressions of queer wish in confessional phrases: secrecy, guilt, morality, and disgrace. Confessions of the Letter Closet attracts on queer conception and psychoanalysis, archival study on letter writing as a social perform and at the creation of the postal method in Spain, and ancient insights into the influence of Spanish legislation concerning the inviolability of correspondence on epistolary fiction. Garlinger examines how the epistolary novel represents - and is implicated in - the homophobia and psychic ambivalence round sexuality and id with which Spanish gays and lesbians fight, regardless of major felony advances and elevated social tolerance. Addressing either female and male wish and drawing hyperlinks to epistolary traditions open air of Spain, Confessions of the Letter Closet is going past the specifics of Spanish literature to give a contribution extra commonly to queer idea, the learn of epistolary fiction, and an knowing of autobiography and confessional discourse.

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Download e-book for iPad: The Medieval Peutinger Map: Imperial Roman Revival in a by Emily Albu

By Emily Albu

ISBN-10: 1107059429

ISBN-13: 9781107059429

The Peutinger Map continues to be the only real medieval survivor of an imperial world-mapping culture. It depicts lots of the inhabited international because it used to be identified to the ancients, from Britain's southern sea coast to the farthest reaches of Alexander's conquests in India, displaying rivers, lakes, islands, and mountains whereas additionally naming areas and the peoples who as soon as claimed the panorama. Onto this landscape, the mapmaker has plotted the traditional Roman highway community, with thousands of pictures alongside the course and distances marked from aspect to indicate. This e-book demanding situations the artifact's self-presentation as a Roman map through studying its medieval contexts of campaign, imperial objectives, and pageant among the German-Roman Empire and the papacy.

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Download e-book for kindle: The Nation as a Local Metaphor: Wurttemberg, Imperial by Alon Confino

By Alon Confino

ISBN-10: 0807846651

ISBN-13: 9780807846650

All countries make themselves up as they cross alongside, yet no longer all make themselves up within the comparable method. during this examine, Alon Confino explores how Germans grew to become nationwide and argues that they imagined the country as an extension in their neighborhood position. In 1871, the paintings of political unification have been accomplished, yet Germany remained a patchwork of areas with assorted histories and traditions. Germans needed to build a countrywide reminiscence to reconcile the peculiarities of the quarter and the totality of the country. This id undertaking, tested by way of Confino because it developed within the southwestern nation of WArttemberg, oscillated among failure and good fortune. The nationwide vacation of Sedan Day failed within the 1870s and Eighteen Eighties to symbolically commingle localness and nationhood. Later, the assumption of the Heimat, or native land, did end up able to representing interchangeably the locality, the sector, and the state in a special nationwide narrative and in visible photographs. The German nationhood undertaking was once winning, argues Confino, simply because Germans made the country into a daily, neighborhood event via a number of cultural varieties, together with museums, tuition textbooks, renowned poems, shuttle courses, posters, and postcards. however it was once now not specified. Confino situates German nationhood in the better context of modernity, and in doing so he increases broader questions on how humans within the sleek global use the previous within the development of identity.

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