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Download E-books Stars in Your Eyes (de Piaget Family) PDF

By Lynn Kurland

New York occasions bestselling writer Lynn Kurland offers a sweeping romance during which real love can transcend time...
 
Imogen Maxwell is on a hunt for infrequent, vintage goods to exploit on a interval motion picture set. the very last thing she expects to find within the peaceable Scottish geographical region is a pristine medieval sword...or to all at once locate herself dealing with its very classic proprietor in a miles too genuine castle.
 
Phillip de Piaget has run out of persistence together with his recalcitrant Scottish betrothed and is decided that she is going to subscribe to him, as soon as and for all, in entrance of the altar. purely the lass he captures fleeing his would-be hold turns out extra drawn to operating clear of him than speaking to him. in reality, she turns out to do not know who he is.
 
yet taming his reluctant bride is the least of his concerns; it sort of feels another individual desires him on the chapel...in a stone field. As for Imogen, how can he enable her move, whilst she holds the foremost not to in basic terms the fort, yet his center?

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Download E-books The Evolution of Verse Structure in Old and Middle English Poetry: From the Earliest Alliterative Poems to Iambic Pentameter (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature) PDF

By Geoffrey Russom

During this interesting learn, Geoffrey Russom lines the evolution of the main English poetic traditions by way of connection with the evolution of the English language, and considers how verse types are born, how they evolve, and why they die. utilizing a normal conception of poetic shape making use of common rules rooted within the human language college, Russom argues that yes types of poetry are inclined to come up spontaneously in languages with identifiable features. Language adjustments may well require amendment of metrical principles and will ultimately result in extinction of a meter. Russom's idea is utilized to provide an explanation for the advance of English meters from the earliest alliterative poems in previous and center English and the transition to iambic meter within the smooth English interval. This thorough but available examine presents certain analyses of shape in key poems, together with Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the fairway Knight, and a word list of technical phrases.

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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 bargains a charming new interpretation of Lucian as a fictional theorist and author to face along the novelists of the day, bringing to endure on his works an entire new set of examining thoughts. It argues that the classy and cultural concerns Lucian confronted, in a global of mimesis and replication, have been comparable 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 cost of the conventional. 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 marvelous issues past Thule, Dictys' magazine of the Trojan conflict and Ptolemy Chennus' Novel background, and divulges the significance of fiction's engagement with its modern tradition of writing, leisure and beauty.

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Download E-books The Medieval Chastity Belt: A Myth-Making Process (The New Middle Ages) PDF

The chastity belt is a type of gadgets humans have typically pointed out with the 'dark' heart a while. This e-book analyzes the starting place of this delusion and demonstrates how a handy false impression, or contorted mind's eye, of an allegedly old perform has resulted in profoundly improper interpretations of regulate mechanisms utilized by jealous husbands.

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Download E-books Sacred and Secular in Medieval and Early Modern Cultures: New Essays (The New Middle Ages) PDF

This ebook illuminates the pervasive interaction of 'sacred' and 'secular' phenomena within the literature, background, politics, and faith of the center a while and Early glossy classes. The essays collected right here represent a brand new manner of making use of a vintage dichotomy to significant cultural phenomena of the pre-modern period.

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Download E-books Highland Bride (Zebra Historical Romance) PDF

By Hannah Howell

Notwithstanding she has but to be courted by means of any guy, lively Gillyanne Murray makes a decision the time has come to go to the dower lands talented to her by means of her father's kinsmen. She arrives to discover the small preserve surrounded via 3 lairds, every one vying for her hand . . . and estate. although resolved to refuse all of them, the specter of conflict on her threshold forces her to boldly select a suitor: Sir Connor MacEnroy, a good-looking, bold knight of few phrases. As his spouse, Gillyanne is surprised via his terse, chilly distance-and her personal craving to believe ardour in his hands. Now, bringing her therapeutic contact to a land and a continue ravaged by means of treachery and mystery enemies, she dares to arrive out for the single factor she fears she might ceaselessly be denied-her husband's heavily guarded center.

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Download E-books Aristophanes' Comedy of Names: A Study of Speaking Names in Aristophanes (Sozomena: Studies in the Recovery of Ancient Texts) PDF

By Nikoletta Kanavou

Aristophanes, the distinguished Greek comedian poet, is known for his performs on modern subject matters, during which he routines fierce political satire. old political comedy made plentiful use of comically major right names - a lot as is the case in smooth satire. comedian names utilized by Aristophanes for his satirical goals (public figures, daily Athenians) give you the major topic of this e-book, which addresses questions reminiscent of why specific names are selected (or invented), and the way they relate to the performs´ characters and issues.

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Download E-books Sinful Pleasures: The Templar Knights PDF

By Mary Reed McCall

A Noble Knight...

Once, girl Alissende de Montague and Sir Damien de Ashby have been passionate, mystery fanatics -- till the day Alissende needed to flip her again on him, shattering either their hearts and altering their lives eternally. realizing he might by no means love one other, Damien put off all earthly matters to commit his lifestyles to the Templar Knights. yet now, his existence endangered, he's chase away right into a international he'd left behind...coming face-to-face with the proud good looks who'd as soon as spurned him.

A depraved Promise...

Alissende will use her impact to avoid wasting the fellow she nonetheless loves in trade for his defense from the detestable, robust earl bent on claiming her. it's a perilous cut price, forcing Damien to reunite with the only girl who can make him reject his vows for the enticements of the flesh. for his or her love rekindled will in basic terms burn deeper, threatening to eat them within the flames of risky intrigue and forbidden desires...

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Download E-books Pindars Sechste Olympische Siegesode: Text, Einleitung Und Kommentar (Mnemosyne, Supplements) (German Edition) PDF

Pindar s "Sixth Olympian Ode" is taken into account one of many poet s such a lot great victory odes. this can be the 1st full-scale remark on it. Adorjani provides Greek textual content with severe gear, translation and metrical research. 3 introductory chapters deal with issues of historical past (background, date, functionality) and literary feedback. Then follows a verse-by-verse remark rooted within the culture of philological exegesis, focusing on grammatical, stylistic and interpretive gains. previously the "Sixth Olympian" has been praised mainly for its fantastic and lucid presentation of the parable of Iamos, a seer of Arcadian starting place and ancestor of the prophetic extended family of the Iamidae. This statement illuminates either the overpowering intensity of suggestion and the cunningly wrought constitution of this masterpiece, contributing to a greater realizing of Pindar s verbal artistry. Pindars sechste olympische Ode ist einer der glanzendsten Siegesgesange des Dichters. Hier wird der erste umfassende philologische Kommentar zum Gedicht vorgelegt. Adorjani bietet einen griechischen textual content mit kritischem Apparat, Ubersetzung, metrischer examine und drei Einleitungskapiteln, die in die Probleme der Geschichtlichkeit (Hintergrund, Entstehungszeit, Auffuhrung) und der literarischen Interpretation hineinfuhren. Auf diesen Teil folgt ein von Vers zu Vers fortschreitender Kommentar, der gemass den alten Traditionen der Texterklarung auf grammatische, stilistische und interpretatorische Fragen eingeht. Bisher wurde "Olympie" 6 zumeist als grossartige und suggestive Erzahlung des Mythos des Sehers Iamos, des Vorfahren der olympischen Iamiden, gewurdigt. Diesem Kommentar ist daran gelegen, die intrikate Gedankentiefe und vollkommenste Formkunst dieses Meisterwerks vor Augen zu fuhren."

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