Pdf ebook: The Executioner of St Paul's

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Summary: The plague raging through London in 1665 has emptied the city. The only people left are those too poor to flee, or those who selflessly struggle to control

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: Sphere
  • ISBN: 1405530642
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 464
  • Language: English
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Description: The plague raging through London in 1665 has emptied the city. The only people left are those too poor to flee, or those who selflessly struggle to control the contagion and safeguard the capital's future. Amongst them, though, are those prepared to risk their health for money - those who sell dubious 'cures' and hawk food at wildly inflated prices. Also amongst them are those who hold in their hands the future of the city's most iconic building - St Paul's Cathedral. The handsome edifice is crumbling from decades of neglect and indecision, giving the current custodians a stark choice - repair or demolish. Both sides have fanatical adherents who have been fighting each other since the Civil Wars. Large sums of money have disappeared, major players have mysteriously vanished, and then a unidentified skeleton is discovered in another man's grave. A reluctant Chaloner returns to London to investigate, only to discover that someone is determined to thwart him by any means - by bullet, poison or bludgeon - and he fears he has very little time to identify the culprits before he becomes yet another victim in the battle for the Cathedral's future.


Pdf ebook: Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature

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Summary: This is a dictionary of Christian biography and literature from the first to the end of the sixth century A.D., It also contains an account of the principa

  • Author : Wace, Henry
  • Publisher: Delmarva Publications, Inc.
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  • Genre: Christian biography
  • Number of Pages: 1028
  • Language: English
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Description: This is a dictionary of Christian biography and literature from the first to the end of the sixth century A.D., It also contains an account of the principal sects and heresies. This extensive dictionary contains of over 900 early Christian figures. This volume is designed to render to a wider circle, alike of clergy and of the laity. It comprises many admirable articles on the great characters of early Church history and literature Cross-references are inserted, where needed, on the principle adopted in Murray's Illustrated Bible Dictionary, namely, the name of the article to which a cross-reference is intended is printed in capitals within brackets, but without the brackets when it occurs in the ordinary course of the text.Cross-references are inserted, where needed, on the principle adopted in Murray's Illustrated Bible Dictionary, namely, the name of the article to which a cross-reference is intended is printed in capitals within brackets, but without the brackets when it occurs in the ordinary course of the text.


Pdf ebook: History of the Incas, by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa, and the Execution of the Inca Tupac Amaru, by Captain Baltasar de Ocampo

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Summary: Translated from the original manuscript in the Library of the University at Goettingen (Col. ms. hist. 809) as published by R. Pietschmann in Abhandlungen

  • Author : Sir Clements Markham
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1317121627
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 456
  • Language: English
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Description: Translated from the original manuscript in the Library of the University at Goettingen (Col. ms. hist. 809) as published by R. Pietschmann in Abhandlungen d. K. Gesellschaft d. Wiss. zu Goettingen. Philol. Hist. Kl., N.F., Bd. VI, no. 4 (1906). The second part of the author's Historia indica; a first part (Historia natural destas tierras) and a third which was to contain the history of the conquest until 1572 were projected, but apparently never completed. The first text was dedicated to Philip II in 1572; the second was written in 1610. The edition includes a bibliography of Peru, pp. 341-58. Pagination of this and the Supplement is continuous.The Supplement is another eye-witness account. Internally stated to have been issued as a separate item, yet in fact bound within the previous item. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1907.


Pdf ebook: Ramón Griffero: Your Desires in Fragments and other Plays

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Summary: Contains the plays Your Desires in Fragments, Cups of Wrath, Midday Lunches or Petit Dejeuner du Midi, Sebastopol (Desert Times), Downstream (Río Tormento

  • Author : Ramón Griffero
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1783197285
  • Genre: Drama
  • Number of Pages: 328
  • Language: English
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Description: Contains the plays Your Desires in Fragments, Cups of Wrath, Midday Lunches or Petit Dejeuner du Midi, Sebastopol (Desert Times), Downstream (Río Tormentoso), Ecstasy or Steps to Sainthood, Long Live the Republic: The Three Antonios, Gorda, The Opera Cleaners, and Legua’s Gynecologist The first collection of plays in English from the influential and radical Chilean playwright and director, Ramon Griffero, whose plays from the late 1980s to the present have been essential components in the resurgence of contemporary Chilean theatre. Adam Versényi’s translations will bring Griffero's contributions to theatre to the English-speaking-world for the first time. Having been forced to leave Chile at the time of the military coup in 1973, because of his radical political activities, Ramon Griffero returned in the early 1980s. As an openly gay former revolutionary, he founded the theatre company Teatro del Fin de Siglo, and ‘El Trolley’, a cultural space for resistance to the Pinochet dictatorship.


Pdf ebook: The Rome of Peter and Paul

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Summary: This handbook is a short guide for those who are interested in Roman sites that have something to do with the New Testament, and in particular with Peter a

  • Author : Brian Schmisek
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1532613083
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 194
  • Language: English
  • Views: 561
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Description: This handbook is a short guide for those who are interested in Roman sites that have something to do with the New Testament, and in particular with Peter and Paul. For more than ten years, Dr. Schmisek has led graduate ministry programs in the Eternal City. This book is informed by the questions, insights, and comments from students over those years. While not addressing each and every claimed New Testament artifact in the city of Rome, the handbook focuses on the more significant churches and locales that have a connection to Petrine and Pauline legends: places such as St. Peter’s at the Vatican and St. Paul’s outside the Walls are included, but also St. Peter’s at Montorio and Tre Fontane. There are two primary parts to this book: the first is a brief survey of what is known (and not known) regarding Peter and Paul’s time in Rome. The various sources of Pauline and Petrine legends are included in this survey as those legends are key to interpreting many sites and their significance. The second part of the book is more akin to a tour book laid out in four subsections, generally corresponding to geographical areas of the city. This brief handbook will be a valuable guide to those who seek a greater understanding of the historical and legendary background to Petrine and Pauline sites in Rome.


Pdf ebook: Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art

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Summary: The understanding and enjoyment of a work of art depends as much on the story it depicts as on the artist's execution of it. But what were once biblical or

  • Author : James Hall
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429962509
  • Genre: Art
  • Number of Pages: 410
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1182
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Description: The understanding and enjoyment of a work of art depends as much on the story it depicts as on the artist's execution of it. But what were once biblical or classical commonplaces are not so readily recognizable today. This book relates in a succinct and readable way the themes, sacred and secular, on which the repertoire of Western art is based. Combined here in a single volume are religious, classical, and historical themes, figures of moral allegory, and characters from romantic poetry that appeared throughout paintings and sculpture in Western art before and after the Renaissance. More than just a dictionary, this text places these subjects in their narrative, historical, or mythological context and uses extensive cross-referencing to enhance and clarify the meanings of these themes for the reader. The definitive work by which others are compared, this volume has become an indispensable handbook for students and general appreciators alike. This wholly redesigned second edition includes a new insert of images chosen by the author, as well as a new preface and index to highlight the ideas, beliefs, and social and religious customs that form the background of much of this subject matter.


Pdf ebook: The Many Deaths of Peter and Paul

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Summary: The early accounts of one of the most famous scenes in Christian history, the death of Peter, do not present a single narrative of the events, for they do

  • Author : David L. Eastman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0191079936
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 280
  • Language: English
  • Views: 990
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Description: The early accounts of one of the most famous scenes in Christian history, the death of Peter, do not present a single narrative of the events, for they do not agree on why Peter requested to die in the precise way that he allegedly did. Over time, historians and theologians have tended to smooth over these rough edges, creating the impression that the ancient sources all line up in a certain direction. This impression, however, misrepresents the evidence. The reason for Peter's inverted crucifixion is not the only detail on which the sources diverge. In fact, such disagreement can be seen concerning nearly every major narrative point in the martyrdom accounts of Peter and Paul. The Many Deaths of Peter and Paul shows that the process of smoothing over differences in order to create a master narrative about the deaths of Peter and Paul has distorted the evidence. This process of distortion not only blinds us to differences in perspective among the various authors, but also discourages us from digging deeper into the contexts of those authors to explore why they told the stories of the apostolic deaths differently in their contexts. David L. Eastman demonstrates that there was never a single, unopposed narrative about the deaths of Peter and Paul. Instead, stories were products of social memory, told and re-told in order to serve the purposes of their authors and their communities. The history of the writing of the many deaths of Peter and Paul is one of contextualized variety.


Pdf ebook: The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans

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Summary: Handley C. G. Moule (1841-1920), evangelical Anglican bishop and academic, was one of the foremost New Testament scholars in the Church of England in the l

  • Author : Handley C.G. Moule
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1498208266
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 270
  • Language: English
  • Views: 787
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Description: Handley C. G. Moule (1841-1920), evangelical Anglican bishop and academic, was one of the foremost New Testament scholars in the Church of England in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The author of more than sixty books and pamphlets, Moule followed in the English scholar-bishop tradition of Lightfoot and Westcott.


Pdf ebook: THE LIFE OF THE APOSTLE PAUL

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  • Author : James Stalker,Edward D. Andrews
  • Publisher: Christian Publishing House
  • ISBN: 1945757167
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 237
  • Language: English
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Pdf ebook: The English Execution Narrative, 1200–1700

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Summary: Royer examines the changing ritual of execution across five centuries and discovers a shift both in practice and in the message that was sent to the popula

  • Author : Katherine Royer
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317319788
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Language: English
  • Views: 749
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Description: Royer examines the changing ritual of execution across five centuries and discovers a shift both in practice and in the message that was sent to the population at large. She argues that what began as a show of retribution and revenge became a ceremonial portrayal of redemption as the political, religious and cultural landscape of England evolved.


Pdf ebook: Neither Jew nor Greek

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Summary: The third and final installment of James Dunn's magisterial history of Christian origins through 190 C.E., Neither Jew nor Greek: A Contested Identity cove

  • Author : James D. G. Dunn
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 1467443859
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 816
  • Language: English
  • Views: 533
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Description: The third and final installment of James Dunn's magisterial history of Christian origins through 190 C.E., Neither Jew nor Greek: A Contested Identity covers the period after the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 C.E. through the second century, when the still-new Jesus movement firmed up its distinctive identity markers and the structures on which it would establish its growing appeal in the following decades and centuries. Dunn examines in depth the major factors that shaped first-generation Christianity and beyond, exploring the parting of the ways between Christianity and Judaism, the Hellenization of Christianity, and responses to Gnosticism. He mines all the first- and second-century sources, including the New Testament Gospels, New Testament apocrypha, and such church fathers as Ignatius, Justin Martyr, and Irenaeus, showing how the Jesus tradition and the figures of James, Paul, Peter, and John were still esteemed influences but were also the subject of intense controversy as the early church wrestled with its evolving identity. Comprehensively covering an important, complex era in Christianity that is often overlooked, this volume is a landmark contribution to the field.


Pdf ebook: A Global History of Execution and the Criminal Corpse

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Summary: Through studies of beheaded Irish traitors, smugglers hung in chains on the English coast, suicides subjected to the surgeon's knife in Dresden and the bur

  • Author : Richard Ward
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137444010
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 313
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1917
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Description: Through studies of beheaded Irish traitors, smugglers hung in chains on the English coast, suicides subjected to the surgeon's knife in Dresden and the burial of executed Nazi war criminals, this volume provides a fresh perspective on the history of capital punishment. The chapters 'Introduction: A Global History of Execution and the Criminal Corpse' and 'The Gibbet in the Landscape: Locating the Criminal Corpse in Mid-Eighteenth-Century England' are open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.


Pdf ebook: The Epistles of St. Paul to the Thessalonians, Galatians, and Romans

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  • Author : Benjamin Jowett
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1592442625
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 450
  • Language: English
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Pdf ebook: Law as Culture

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Summary: Law as Culture is a beguilingly accessible, lively and engaging introduction to the law and to legal skills, complete with innovative skills exercises and

  • Author : Kathy Laster
  • Publisher: Federation Press
  • ISBN: 9781862873506
  • Genre: Law
  • Number of Pages: 410
  • Language: English
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Description: Law as Culture is a beguilingly accessible, lively and engaging introduction to the law and to legal skills, complete with innovative skills exercises and even some cartoons. It gives the reader a framework for subsequent legal study and for professional life by demystifying the language and culture of the law and by building legal skills. The Extracts, Preface to the 2nd edn and Skills Inventory (below, link above), clearly outline the many strengths of this edition. The book shows how law students are socialised into professional legal culture, and encourages independent thought. It highlights the ways in which law reflects social values and priorities, the place of law as one among many systems of social organisation and problem-solving, and the rise of lawyers as a subculture. This edition has been extensively revised to take account of developments in law such as the results of the 1999 Referendum on the Republic, the debates about a Bill of Rights for Australia, and changes to legal professional practice. The jurisdictional reach has been extended to look at cases and legislation from all Australian States. Black/White relations has been introduced as a recurring theme - materials on Aboriginal Reconciliation, the Wik judgment and the legal and political debate over the Stolen Generations give continuity and perspective. Law as Culture includes clear and accessible accounts of key jurisprudential issues and an extended introduction which sets out the pedagogical assumptions. There are cases and legislation from all Australian States, thorough referencing, and an annotated list of Further Reading in each chapter.


Pdf ebook: The Tudor Law of Treason (Routledge Revivals)

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Summary: This title, first published in 1979, was ground-breaking in its exploration of the understudied area of the Tudor law of treason. Bellamy first examines th

  • Author : John Bellamy
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134672160
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 306
  • Language: English
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Description: This title, first published in 1979, was ground-breaking in its exploration of the understudied area of the Tudor law of treason. Bellamy first examines the scope of that law, noting the inheritance from the Middle Ages, the effectiveness of the new statutes and interpretation of the law by the judiciary. Mining the archives for official, legal and literary accounts, the following parts consider how the government came to hear of traitors, the use of evidence and witnesses in trials and finally the fate of the traitor at the gallows and beyond. This is a full, useful and interesting title, which will be of great value to students researching Tudor and late medieval statute law, the Tudor concept of treason and the mores of Tudor society.


Pdf ebook: St. Peter's Bones

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Summary: In this fascinating account of the search for the remains of the world's first pope, none other than Peter, the chief apostle of Jesus, Thomas J. Craughwel

  • Author : Thomas J. Craughwell
  • Publisher: Image
  • ISBN: 0307985105
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 144
  • Language: English
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Description: In this fascinating account of the search for the remains of the world's first pope, none other than Peter, the chief apostle of Jesus, Thomas J. Craughwell takes us on one of the most exciting archaeological finds of the twentieth century. In 1448 a team of architects and engineers brought Pope Nicholas V unhappy news: the 1,100-year-old Basilica of St. Peter suffered from so many structural defects that it was beyond repair. The only solution was to pull down the old church--one of the most venerable churches in all of Christiandom--and erect a new basilica on the site. Incredibly, one of the tombs the builders paved over was the resting place of St. Peter. Then in 1939, while reconstructing the grottoes below St. Peter's Basilica, a workman's shovel struck not dirt or rock but open air. After inspecting what could be seen through the hole they'd made in the mausoleum's roof, Pope Pius XII secretly authorized a full-scale excavation. What lay beneath? The answer and the adventure await. In this riveting history, facts, traditions, and faith collide to reveal the investigation, betrayals, and mystery behind St. Peter's burial place.


Pdf ebook: Execution

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Summary: In his own darkly humorous style, Geoffrey Abbott describes the instruments used and their effectiveness and reveals the macabre origins of familiar phrase

  • Author : Geoffrey Abbott
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 146683837X
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Views: 588
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Description: In his own darkly humorous style, Geoffrey Abbott describes the instruments used and their effectiveness and reveals the macabre origins of familiar phrases such as "gone west" or "drawn a blank," as well as the jargon of the underworld. He covers everything from the preparation of the victim to the disposal of the body. Execution is everything you ever wanted to know about the ultimate penalty---and a lot you never thought to ask. It includes such hair-raising categories as: · Cave of Roses: A rare Swedish method of execution in which the victim was confined to a cave full of snakes and poisonous reptiles. · Bastinado: Involved the victim being caned gently and rhythmically with a lightweight stick on the soles of the feet until the mental collapse and eventual death of the victim. · Sewn in an Animal's Belly: A living person is sewn into the belly of an animal and left to die. · The Spanish Donkey: This method of torture consisted of seating a victim on top of a wall that resembled an inverted "v" with weights attached to the ankles, the weights slowly increased until the victim's body split in two. · Iron Chair: The victim is tied to an iron armchair and pushed nearer and nearer to a blazing fire. · Sawn in Half: Victims are secured in a standing position, pinned between two wide boards fixed between a stake driven deep into the ground while two executioners (one on each side) would wield a long, two-handled saw downwards through the boards. Execution is a unique fascinating look at the grim and gritty history of sanctioned death.


Pdf ebook: Early Modern Spectatorship

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Summary: What did it mean to be a spectator during the lifetime of Shakespeare or of Aphra Behn? In Early Modern Spectatorship contributors use the idea of spectato

  • Author : Ronald Huebert,David McNeil
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 0773557911
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
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Description: What did it mean to be a spectator during the lifetime of Shakespeare or of Aphra Behn? In Early Modern Spectatorship contributors use the idea of spectatorship to reinterpret canonical early modern texts and bring visibility to relatively unknown works. While many early modern spectacles were designed to influence those who watched, the very presence of spectators and their behaviour could alter the conduct and the meaning of the event itself. In the case of public executions, for example, audiences could both observe and be observed by the executioner and the condemned. Drawing on work in the digital humanities and theories of cultural spectacle, these essays discuss subjects as various as the death of Desdemona in Othello, John Donne's religious orientation, Ned Ward's descriptions of London, and Louis Laguerre's murals painted for the residences of English aristocrats. A lucid exploration of subtle questions, Early Modern Spectatorship identifies, imagines, and describes the spectator's experience in early modern culture.


Pdf ebook: Social Theory, Volume II

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Summary: The third edition of this popular reader reflects considerable changes. The framework for understanding theory as a set of conversations over time is maint

  • Author : Roberta Garner,Black Hawk Hancock
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442607408
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
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Description: The third edition of this popular reader reflects considerable changes. The framework for understanding theory as a set of conversations over time is maintained and deepened, but Volume II now begins with a focus on key transitional theorists who helped reconceive of classical theory in new ways. Extending from the classical tradition, chapters on race, gender, culture, media and globalization show how contemporary theory builds on the past even as it moves in new directions. New contextual and biographical materials surround the primary readings, and each chapter includes a study guide with key terms, discussion questions, and innovative classroom exercises. The result is a fresh and expansive take on social theory that foregrounds a plurality of perspectives and reflects contemporary trends in the field, while being an accessible and manageable teaching tool.


Pdf ebook: Social Theory: Continuity and Confrontation

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Summary: The third edition of this popular reader reflects considerable changes. With over seventy readings representing a wide diversity of theorists, it offers a

  • Author : Roberta Garner,Black Hawk Hancock
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442606509
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 672
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1614
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Description: The third edition of this popular reader reflects considerable changes. With over seventy readings representing a wide diversity of theorists, it offers a breadth of coverage not available in other collections. The framework for understanding theory as a set of conversations over time is maintained and deepened, with a focus on key transitional theorists who helped pave the way from classical to contemporary theory. New contextual and biographical materials surround the primary readings, and each chapter includes a study guide with key terms, discussion questions, and innovative classroom exercises. The result is a fresh and expansive take on social theory that foregrounds a plurality of perspectives and defines contemporary trends in the field, while being both an accessible and manageable teaching tool.


Pdf ebook: The Ancient Martyrdom Accounts of Peter and Paul

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Summary: New English translations based upon the most up-to-date critical editions This book for the first time collects the various ancient accounts of the martydo

  • Author : David L. Eastman
  • Publisher: SBL Press
  • ISBN: 1628370920
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 460
  • Language: English
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Description: New English translations based upon the most up-to-date critical editions This book for the first time collects the various ancient accounts of the martydoms of Peter and Paul, which number more than a dozen, along with more than forty references to the martyrdoms from early Christian literature. At last a more complete picture of the traditions about the deaths of Peter and Paul is able to emerge. Features: Greek, Latin, and Syriac accounts from antiquity translated into English Introductions and notes for each text Original texts are produced on facing pages for specialists


Pdf ebook: Delphi Collected Works of Alexandre Dumas (Illustrated)

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Summary: Alexandre Dumas is a paramount literary figure, whose monumental historical novels have entertained readers across the world. This amazing eBook offers rea

  • Author : Alexandre Dumas
  • Publisher: Delphi Classics
  • ISBN: 190890948X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 3491
  • Language: English
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Description: Alexandre Dumas is a paramount literary figure, whose monumental historical novels have entertained readers across the world. This amazing eBook offers readers the largest collection ever compiled of Dumas’ work in English translation. (Version 2) * concise introductions to the novels and other works * images of how the novels first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * 34 novels in English and each with a contents table * many rare novels appearing for the first time in digital print, like ACTÉ, THE NEAPOLITAN LOVERS, CAPTAIN PAUL and many more * special series tables for the Musketeer works and other novel cycles * many of the novels are fully illustrated, including THE THREE MUSKETEERS * features non-fiction works, including the complete CELEBRATED CRIMES series * packed full of images relating to Dumas’ life, works, places and film adaptations * includes the biographical work DUMAS’ PARIS by Francis Miltoun * scholarly ordering of texts in chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Dumas’ immense oeuvre * UPDATED with three rare novels: JANE, CROP-EARED JACQUOT and THE BALL OF SNOW, all appearing for the first time in digital print Please note: a complete works of Dumas in English is not possible due to size restrictions, copyright restrictions and some works having never been translated. However, we do ensure our customers that every possible major text is included, with many novels appearing here for the first time on eReaders. Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The d’Artagnan Romances Cycle des Valois Cycle Memoires d’un Medecin The Novels ACTÉ CAPTAIN PAUL CAPTAIN PAMPHILE OTHO THE ARCHER THE FENCING MASTER THE CONSPIRATORS GEORGES AMAURY THE THREE MUSKETEERS TWENTY YEARS AFTER THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO THE REGENT’S DAUGHTER MARGUERITE DE VALOIS THE CORSICAN BROTHERS THE CHEVALIER OF MAISON-ROUGE THE MARRIAGES OF PÈRE OLIFUS CHICOT THE JESTER JOSEPH BALSAMO THE FORTY-FIVE GUARDSMEN THE VICOMTE DE BRAGELONNE THE QUEEN’S NECKLACE THE BLACK TULIP THE MOUTH OF HELL ANGE PITOU THE COMTESSE DE CHARNY CATHERINE BLUM THE COMPANIONS OF JEHU THE WOLF LEADER JANE CROP-EARED JACQUOT THE BALL OF SNOW THE NEAPOLITAN LOVERS ROBIN HOOD THE OUTLAW THE SON OF MONTE-CRISTO by Jules Lermina The Short Stories MONSIEUR DE CHAUVELIN’S WILL SOLANGE DELAPORTE’S LITTLE PRESENTS The Non-Fiction CELEBRATED CRIMES THE JUNO THE SCOURGE OF NAPLES PRUSSIAN TERROR The Criticism Extract from ‘MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS’ by Robert Louis Stevenson Extract from ‘LETTERS TO DEAD AUTHORS’ by Andrew Lang Extract from ‘ESSAYS IN LITTLE’ by Andrew Lang Extract from ‘VIEWS AND REVIEWS’ by W. E. Henley The Biography DUMAS’ PARIS by Francis Miltoun Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles


Pdf ebook: Lectures on St. Paul's Epistle to the Philippians, Fourth Edition

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Summary: These Lectures, delivered in the Parish Church of Doncaster, are framed on the plan of a series of Expository Sermons preached in London in the year 1860,

  • Author : C. J. Vaughan
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1666734152
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 354
  • Language: English
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Description: These Lectures, delivered in the Parish Church of Doncaster, are framed on the plan of a series of Expository Sermons preached in London in the year 1860, and afterwards published under the title of Epiphany, Lent, and Easter. Each Lecture is prefaced by a literal translation from the original Greek of the paragraph which forms its subject. - From the Preface


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  • Author : Michel Foucault
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307819299
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 352
  • Language: English
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Description: In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.


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  • Author : Frogg Moody,Richard Nash
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • ISBN: 0752487051
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Language: English
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Description: From heart-stopping accounts of apparitions and manifestations, to eerie encounters with phantoms and spirits, this collection of stories reveals the dark history of Salisbury. Drawing on historical and contemporary sources, Haunted Salisbury examines some of the lively characters that are said to haunt the city, including murdered schoolboy Teddy Haskell whose apparition returns to trouble the streets around Meadow Road. There are many other ghosts waiting to be discovered in this book so, if you dare, see what’s lurking inside.


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Summary: Jeon’s Biblical Eschatology explores the pattern of covenant eschatology, demonstrated and revealed in the Bible throughout redemptive history. In a sens

  • Author : Jeong Koo Jeon
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1666716251
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 266
  • Language: English
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Description: Jeon’s Biblical Eschatology explores the pattern of covenant eschatology, demonstrated and revealed in the Bible throughout redemptive history. In a sense, it is a revolutionary method to freshly examine and look at the entire redemptive history from the perspective of covenant eschatology because the Bible itself is the covenantal canon. Readers will marvel at how the author unpacks the pictorial pattern of covenant eschatology progressively revealed in the Bible. As we live in the Global Mission Age under the grace of God, it is vitally important and necessary to have a proper view of eschatology. Jeon’s book will guide believers to a biblically balanced understanding of eschatology and properly equip them with a biblical, covenantal, and eschatological worldview to live their lives for the glory of God, actively participating in the Global Mission under the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we eagerly wait for the second coming of Jesus Christ.


Pdf ebook: John Calvin's Commentaries On St. Paul's Epistle To The Romans (Annotated Edition)

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  • Author : John Calvin
  • Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
  • ISBN: 3849620433
  • Genre: Books
  • Number of Pages: 661
  • Language: English
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Description: This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive biographical annotation about the author and his life Calvin produced commentaries on most of the books of the Bible. His commentaries cover the larger part of the Old Testament, and all of the new excepting Second and Third John and the Apocalypse. His commentaries and lectures stand in the front rank of Biblical interpretation. ON no portion of The New Testament have so many Commentaries been written as on THE EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS. We have indeed no separate Comment extant by any of the Fathers on this Epistle; though it has been explained, together with other parts of Scripture, by Origen in the third century; by Jerome, Chrysostom, and in part by Augustine, in the fourth; by Theodoret in the fifth; by Œcumenius in the tenth; and by Theophylact in the eleventh century. But since the Reformation, many separate Expositions have been published, beside a learned Introduction by Luther, and Notes or Scholia by Zuingle and Melancthon.


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Summary: Being human isn’t easy. We might think that consciousness and free will give us control over our lives but our minds are unpredictable places. We are sus

  • Author : Richard Holloway
  • Publisher: Canongate Books
  • ISBN: 184767397X
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Number of Pages: 220
  • Language: English
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Description: Being human isn’t easy. We might think that consciousness and free will give us control over our lives but our minds are unpredictable places. We are susceptible to forces we don’t understand. We are capable of inflicting immense cruelty on one another and yet we also have the capacity to be tender, to empathise, to feel. In his thought-provoking new book Richard Holloway holds a mirror up to the human condition. By drawing on a colourful and eclectic selection of writings from history, philosophy, science, poetry, theology and literature, Holloway shows us how we can stand up to the seductive power of the monster and draw closer to the fierce challenge of the saint.


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Summary: Despite its reputation as the longest established in Europe, the history of the English monarchy is punctuated by scandal, murders, betrayals, plots, and t

  • Author : Brenda Ralph Lewis
  • Publisher: Amber Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1908696362
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: Despite its reputation as the longest established in Europe, the history of the English monarchy is punctuated by scandal, murders, betrayals, plots, and treason. Since William the Conqueror seized the crown in 1066, England has seen three civil wars; six monarchs have been murdered or executed; the throne of England has been usurped four times, and won in battle three times; and personal scandals and royal family quarrels abound. Dark History of The Kings & Queens of England provides an exciting and dramatic account of English royal history from 1066 to the present day. This engrossing book explores the scandal and intrigue behind each royal dynasty, from the ‘accidental’ murder of William II in 1100, through the excesses of Richard III, Henry VIII and ‘Bloody’ Mary, to the conspiracies surrounding the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997. Carefully researched, superbly entertaining and illustrated throughout with more than 200 colour and black-and-white photographs and artworks, this accessible and immensely enjoyable book highlights the true personalities and real lives of the individuals honoured with the crown of England—and those unfortunate enough to cross their paths.


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Summary: Taking Lives is a pivotal effort to reconstruct the social and political contexts of twentieth century, state-inspired mass murder. Irving Louis Horowitz r

  • Author : Irving Louis Horowitz
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351487051
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 477
  • Language: English
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Description: Taking Lives is a pivotal effort to reconstruct the social and political contexts of twentieth century, state-inspired mass murder. Irving Louis Horowitz re-examines genocide from a new perspective-viewing this issue as the defining element in the political sociology of our time. The fifth edition includes approximately 30 percent new materials with five new chapters. The work is divided into five parts: "Present as History Past as Prologue," "Future as Memory," "Toward A General Theory of State-Sponsored Crime," "Studying Genocide." The new edition concludes with chapters reviewing the natural history of genocide studies from 1945 to the present, along with a candid self-appraisal of the author's work in this field over four decades. Taking Lives asserts that genocide is not a sporadic or random event, nor is it necessarily linked to economic development or social progress. Genocide is a special sort of mass destruction conducted with the approval of the state apparatus. Life and death issues are uniquely fundamental, since they alone serve as a precondition for the examination of all other issues. Such concerns move us beyond abstract, formalist frameworks into new ways of viewing the social study of the human condition. Nearly all reviewers of earlier editions have recognized this. Taking Lives is a fundamental work for political scientists, sociologists, and all those concerned with the state's propensity toward evil.


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  • Author : Rick Steves
  • Publisher: Rick Steves
  • ISBN: 1641712376
  • Genre: Travel
  • Number of Pages: 1028
  • Language: English
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Description: Hike the wild moors of Dartmoor, explore the scenic bays of Cornwall, and dive into history at Hadrian's Wall: England is yours to discover with Rick Steves! Inside Rick Steves England you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending two weeks or more in England Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the ancient and mysterious Stonehenge to cozy corner pubs How to connect with local culture: Enjoy an evening at the theatre, take high tea in a classic hotel, or cheer on the team with fans at a football match Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a pint Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods, historic sites, and museums Detailed neighborhood and museum maps for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, a phrase book of British slang, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 900 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete, up-to-date information on London, Windsor and Cambridge, Canterbury, Dover, Brighton, Portsmouth, Dartmoor, Cornwall, Penzance, St. Ives, Penwith Peninsula, Bath, Glastonbury, Wells, Avebury, Stonehenge, Salisbury, Oxford, the Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Coventry, Ironbridge Gorge, Liverpool, Blackpool, the Lake District, Yorkshire, Durham, and more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves England. Visiting for less than two weeks? Try Rick Steves Best of England.


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Summary: Hit Europe's can't-miss art, sights, and bites with Rick Steves Best of Europe! Expert advice from Rick Steves on what's worth your time and money Itinerar

  • Author : Rick Steves
  • Publisher: Rick Steves
  • ISBN: 1641713097
  • Genre: Travel
  • Number of Pages: 1056
  • Language: English
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Description: Hit Europe's can't-miss art, sights, and bites with Rick Steves Best of Europe! Expert advice from Rick Steves on what's worth your time and money Itineraries for one to four days in the top destinations in England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland Rick's tips for beating the crowds, skipping lines, and avoiding tourist traps The best of local culture, flavors, and haunts, including walks through the most interesting neighborhoods and museums Trip planning strategies like how to link destinations and design your itinerary, what to pack, where to stay, and how to get around Over 100 full-color maps and vibrant photos Coverage of London, Paris, Provence, the French Riviera, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Venice, Florence, Cinque Terre, the Swiss Alps/Berner Oberland, Munich, Rothenberg and the Romantic Road, the Rhine Valley, Berlin, and Amsterdam Experience the best of Europe with Rick Steves!


Pdf ebook: The Life and Letters of John Donne, Vol I

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Summary: These two volumes comprise a biography of John Donne, Dean of St. Paul’s and metaphysical poet. These volumes cover his tumultuous career in parliament,

  • Author : Edmund Gosse
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 153267810X
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 348
  • Language: English
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Description: These two volumes comprise a biography of John Donne, Dean of St. Paul’s and metaphysical poet. These volumes cover his tumultuous career in parliament, his writings and patronages, his marriage and his career with the Church of England.


Pdf ebook: The Comtesse de Charny by Alexandre Dumas - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

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Summary: This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The Comtesse de Charny’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Collected Works of Alexandre Dumas’. Havin

  • Author : Alexandre Dumas
  • Publisher: Delphi Classics
  • ISBN: 1786569086
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 333
  • Language: English
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Description: This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The Comtesse de Charny’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Collected Works of Alexandre Dumas’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Dumas includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘The Comtesse de Charny’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Dumas’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles


Pdf ebook: Oscar Wilde and the Murders at Reading Gaol

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  • Author : Gyles Brandreth
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439172315
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 352
  • Language: English
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Description: In this new installment in the engaging mystery series Booklist called “pitch-perfect” and “enthralling”—currently in development as a BBC television series—the incomparable playwright, novelist, raconteur, and now ex-convict Oscar Wilde faces his most fiendishly puzzling case yet. Oscar Wilde has fled to France after his release from Reading Gaol. Tonight he is sharing a drink and the story of his cruel imprisonment with a mysterious stranger. Oscar has endured the treadmill, solitary confinement, censored letters, no writing materials. Yet even in the midst of such deprivation, his astonishing detective powers remain undiminished—and when first a brutal warder and then the prison chaplain are found murdered, who else should the governor turn to for help other than Reading Gaol’s most celebrated inmate?


Pdf ebook: The History of England from the Accession of James II

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Summary: Perhaps the most famous example of the "Whig interpretation of history"-the idea that the human story has been inevitably destined for enlightenment, progr

  • Author : Thomas Babington Macaulay
  • Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1605209635
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 570
  • Language: English
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Description: Perhaps the most famous example of the "Whig interpretation of history"-the idea that the human story has been inevitably destined for enlightenment, progress, and scientific truth-this five-volume work instantly revolutionized the British understanding of history when its first volume was published in 1848. Though not without its detractors-Karl Marx called author BARON THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY (1800-1859), an English politician and historian, "a systematic falsifier of history"-it nevertheless became a standard text, and one that is today required reading for anyone who wishes to explore changing values and ideals in historical scholarship. Volume I introduces the reader to Britain before James II, from life under the Romans and Saxons and the conversion to Christianity to the Monmouth Rebellion of Scotland in 1685 and James II's taking of the throne.


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  • Author : Nelson W. Aldrich Jr.
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1493022881
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
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Description: Born to wealth, adventuresome in spirit, shrewd in business, gallant in war, and a beau ideal of his class, Tommy Hitchcock was the epitome of the American hero, a legend even in his own time. To Scott Fitzgerald, Tommy embodied the ideal of the aristocratic man of action, basing two of his characters loosely on Tommy. Tommy joined the Lafayette Escadrille during WWI at the age of 17. He was shot down, captured by the Germans, and then made a dramatic escape to Switzerland. Within a few years after the war, he had become one of the stars of the “Golden Age of Sport.” In the 20s and 30s, Tommy dominated polo more decisively than Bobby Jones did golf or Babe Ruth did baseball. Settling in New York with his growing family, he became an investment banker and threw famous parties in Great Neck, Long Island, which attracted the rich and famous as well as celebrities such as Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Always impecunious, the Fitzgeralds were easy to attract to a lavish party, but not so easy to convince to leave. When America entered WWII, Tommy re-entered the service, but was told he was “too old” for combat flying. He became the biggest booster of the new P-51, then in development, becoming instrumental in convincing the Army to build it to protect Flying Fortresses on their bombing raids over Germany. We were losing hundreds of the heavy bombers to Luftwaffe Messerschmitt’s because we didn’t have a fighter that could reach Germany with the bombers. The P-51 was a game-changer. Hermann Goering, commander of the Luftwaffe, told his American interrogators after the war that when he saw P-51s flying unopposed in the skies over Berlin, he knew the gig was up and Germany would lose the war. Tragically, on April 18, 1944, Tommy died test-flying one of the new P-51s in England. He will forever be an American hero.


Pdf ebook: Catalogue of seals in the department of manuscripts in the British Museum

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  • Author : W.G. de Birch
  • Publisher: Рипол Классик
  • ISBN: 5875066598
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
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Summary: Published early in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England, only five years after the death of the Roman Catholic Queen Mary, the work is an affirmation

  • Author : John Foxe
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1625588534
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 603
  • Language: English
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Description: Published early in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England, only five years after the death of the Roman Catholic Queen Mary, the work is an affirmation of the Protestant Reformation in England during the ongoing period of religious conflict between Catholics and Protestants. Since the English monarchs also asserted control over the Church in England, a change in rulers could change the legal status of religious practices. As a consequence, adherents of one religion risked judicial execution by the State depending on the attitudes of the rulers. During Mary's reign, common people of Christian faith were publicly burned at the stake in an attempt to eliminate dissension from Catholic doctrines. Foxe's account of Mary's reign and the martyrdoms that took place during it contributed very significantly to the belief in a distinction from the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope as a central aspect of English national identity. By compiling his record, Foxe intended to demonstrate a historical justification for the foundation of the Church of England as a contemporary embodiment of the true and faithful church, rather than as a newly established Christian denomination.


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Summary: "Anne of Geierstein" is a novel written by Sir Walter Scott in 1829. Set in Central Europe subsequent to the Yorkist victory, it tells the story of two exi

  • Author : Sir Walter Scott
  • Publisher: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1473364639
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 642
  • Language: English
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Description: "Anne of Geierstein" is a novel written by Sir Walter Scott in 1829. Set in Central Europe subsequent to the Yorkist victory, it tells the story of two exiled Lancastrians who are on a top-secret mission to the court of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. However, their quest is put in danger when they run into difficulties in the Swiss mountains. Highly recommended for fans of historical fiction and not to be missed by collectors of Scott's seminal work. Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) was a seminal Scottish playwright, poet, and historical novelist whose novels were and remain to be widely read and enjoyed the world over. Other notables works by this author include: "Ivanhoe", "Rob Roy", "Old Mortality", "The Lady of the Lake", "Waverley", "The Heart of Midlothian", and "The Bride of Lammermoor". Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author. First published in 1829.