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Download E-books The Story of Muhammad Hanafiyyah: A Medieval Muslim Romance (Bibliotheca Indonesica) PDF

This ebook might be thought of to be quantity II of the Hikayat Muhammad Hanafiyyah, the textual content variation which seemed in 1975 as quantity 12 within the similar sequence. whilst point out is made from "Volume I", it's the latter that's pointed out. the current ebook includes firstly an abbreviated translation of the Malay textual content. in regards to the fairly repetitious and cliche-ridden personality of the latter, it was once believed that little was once to be won through a literal word-for-word translation. i am hoping that little crucial has been omitted and that the flavor of the unique has percolated via to the English rendering ! For this objective i've got particularly endeavoured to render many dia­ logues as 'verbatim' as possible. the interpretation has been followed through notes whose major goal it really is to let a working comparability with the Persian unique. Copious quotations of the Malay and Persian texts should still allow the specialist reader to arrive his personal conclusions. one other function of this moment quantity is the commentaries that stick to many of the chapters trans­ lated. Their function is to figure out the placement of the account of the H. M. H.

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Download E-books Bold Angel PDF

By Kat Martin

They have been enemies in a divided land...
In Bold Angel by Kat Martin, Saxon good looks Caryn of Ivesham longed to flee the nippiness grey cloisters of the convent to which she'd fled―but now not in marriage to the towering, feared Raolfe de Gere, the Norman knight they known as Ral the Relentless. even if he had as soon as kept her from a destiny worse than demise, she couldn't fail to remember he'd raised the awful battlements of Braxston carry on her useless father's lands or that his males had dishonored her sister. If she wed him to convey peace to her humans, he must lay siege to her bed.

Will their love overcome all―or ruin them both?
The darkly good-looking warlord's blood coursed with hope for Caryn's burnished purple lips, and his ardour wouldn't be denied. yet within the wild ecstasy they shared, Ral feared greater than his center was once at risk. may possibly his rebellious bride be a traitor deadlier than the wolves and brigands prowling deep in English forests?

"An first-class medieval romance...Readers won't in basic terms love this novel, yet clamor for a sequel." ―Affaire de Coeur

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Download E-books Say What I Am Called: The Old English Riddles of the Exeter Book & the Anglo-Latin Riddle Tradition (Toronto Old English Studies) PDF

By Dieter Bitterli

Perhaps the main enigmatic cultural artifacts that live to tell the tale from the Anglo-Saxon interval are the previous English riddle poems that have been preserved within the 10th century Exeter ebook manuscript. smart, difficult, and notoriously imprecise, the riddles have interested readers for hundreds of years and supplied the most important perception into the interval. In Say What i'm Called, Dieter Bitterli takes a clean examine the riddles by way of reading them within the context of past Anglo-Latin riddles.

Bitterli argues that there's a full of life universal culture among Anglo-Latin and previous English riddles and information how the contents of the Exeter e-book emulate and reconsider their Latin predecessors whereas additionally increasing their literary and formal conventions. The booklet additionally considers the ways that conference and content material relate to writing in a vernacular language. A wealthy and illuminating paintings that's as fascinating because the riddles themselves, Say What i'm Called is a profitable examine of a few of the main fascinating works from the Anglo-Saxon period.

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Download E-books A History of Old English Meter (The Middle Ages Series) PDF

By R. D. Fulk

In A heritage of previous English Meter, R. D. Fulk bargains a wide-ranging reference on Anglo-Saxon meter. Fulk examines the proof for chronological and local edition within the meter of outdated English verse, learning such linguistic variables because the remedy of West Germanic parasite vowels, shrunk vowels, and brief syllables below secondary and tertiary tension, in addition to quite a few meant dialect beneficial properties. Fulk's learn of such variables issues how you can a revised realizing of the position of syllable size within the building of early Germanic meters and furnishes standards for distinguishing dialectal from poetic good points within the language of the main outdated English poetic codices. in this foundation, it truly is attainable to attract conclusions in regards to the possible dialect origins of a lot verse, to delineate the features of no less than 4 discrete sessions within the improvement of outdated English meter, and with a few likelihood to assign to them a few of the longer poems, resembling Genesis A, Beowulf, and the works of Cynewulf.

A historical past of previous English Meter might be of curiosity to students of Anglo-Saxon, historians of the English language, Germanic philologists, and ancient linguists.

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Download E-books Highland Warrior PDF

By Hannah Howell

Fleeing an obsessed suitor, Fiona MacEnroy rides recklessly into Scotland's wildest hills and is captured by means of a horde of well-armed males. rather than fighting for her lifestyles, she unearths herself swept away by way of a robust stranger and carried off to a distant, forbidding preserve. Oddly, the following at Scarglas, a spot shrouded in secret and the black acceptance of the rogue extended family MacFingal, Fiona feels an odd, comforting experience of safeguard. . .and a eating ardour for its rugged laird.

Spellbound by means of Fiona's attractiveness but decided to struggle the longing she ignites, Ewan MacFingal plots to ransom Fiona again to her family members. Sworn to guard his eccentric extended family opposed to the hazards invading Scarglas, he refuses to be weakened by way of the ability of a lady whose each look and contact inform him that she is every thing his center wishes. Now, as delight and keenness conflict inside of, darkish peril and forbidding secrets and techniques will strength them to belief what has but to be spoken--the unshakable strength of a undying love.

Praise for Hannah Howell and her Highland novels. . .

"Few authors painting the Scottish highlands as lovingly or colorfully as Hannah Howell."
--Publishers Weekly

"Expert storyteller Howell pens one other Highland winner." --Romantic instances

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Download E-books Performing Bodies in Pain: Medieval and Post-Modern Martyrs, Mystics, and Artists (Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History) PDF

This article analyzes the cultural paintings of impressive agony in modern discourse and late-medieval France, interpreting contemporary dramatizations of torture and performances of self-mutilating conceptual artwork opposed to late-medieval saint performs.

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Download E-books Homeric Durability: Telling Time in the Iliad (Hellenic Studies Series) PDF

By Lorenzo F. Garcia Jr.

The Iliad defines its poetic target as keeping the kleos aphthiton, “fame unwithered,” (IX.413) of its hero, Achilles. yet how are we to appreciate the prestige of the “unwithered” within the Iliad?

In Homeric Durability, Lorenzo F. Garcia, Jr., investigates the idea that of time and temporality in Homeric epic by way of learning the semantics of “durability” and “decay”: particularly, the facility of an entity to resist the results of time, and its eventual disintegration. Such objects—the ships of the Achaeans, the our bodies of the useless, the partitions of the Greeks and Trojans, and the tombs of the dead—all exist inside time and own a demonstrable “durability.” Even the gods themselves are temporal beings. via a framework educated by way of phenomenology, psychology, and psychopathology, Garcia examines the temporal event of Homer’s gods and argues that during moments of soreness, sorrow, and disgrace, Homeric gods come to event human temporality. If the gods themselves are outlined by way of human temporal event, Garcia argues, the epic culture can't yet think its personal temporal longevity as constrained: therefore, one may still comprehend kleos aphthiton as reputation which has no longer but decayed, instead of reputation as a way to no longer decay.

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Download E-books Strange Beauty: Ecocritical Approaches to Early Medieval Landscape (The New Middle Ages) PDF

Unusual attractiveness presents a brand new point of view on early Celtic tales of the Otherworld and their relevance to modern day ecological issues, arguing for a latest re-reading of the Otherworld trope with regards to actual event.

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Download E-books Reading Fiction with Lucian: Fakes, Freaks and Hyperreality (Greek Culture in the Roman World) PDF

This e-book deals a charming new interpretation of Lucian as a fictional theorist and author to face along the novelists of the day, bringing to undergo on his works an entire new set of interpreting concepts. It argues that the classy and cultural concerns Lucian confronted, in an international of mimesis and replication, have been corresponding to these present in postmodern contexts: the ubiquity of the faux, the erasure of origins, the focal point at the freakish and bizarre on the price of the normal. as well as exploring the feel of Lucian's personal writing, Dr ní Mheallaigh makes use of Lucian as a focus during which to check different fictional texts of the interval, together with Antonius Diogenes' The very good issues past Thule, Dictys' magazine of the Trojan battle and Ptolemy Chennus' Novel historical past, and divulges the significance of fiction's engagement with its modern tradition of writing, leisure and sweetness.

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Download E-books Uncommon Vows PDF

By Mary Jo Putney

From New York Times bestselling writer Mary Jo Putney comes a passionate story a couple of woman and an earl who turn into hostages to hope. A unmarried second of impetuousness sweeps them either up within the royal conflict of kings, right into a risky intrigue of candy caresses, and a fiery, all-consuming love...

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