Author: Nelson Ebwelleson
An awe-inspiring king who had the total command of his kingdom was reduced to nothing by Mother Nature. He was robbed of his majesty and became a beggar. Homeless, debased, and demoralized, the king lion went begging from house to house. At the end he was offered a place but was soon tossed out, because he does not keep his promise.
Author: Fred Reinfeld
Publisher: SCB Distributors
Enhance Your Tactical Skills!1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combination is the companion volume to Reinfeld's 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate. Of course each book can be taken on its own, but together they make a wonderful collection, and cover the full range of tactical chess. And they are now both available in 21st-century editions, using modern algebraic notation. Reinfeld has arranged his quiz positions so that they fall into orderly chapters, each with a common theme. Still, the degree of difficulty varies widely. Easiest are one move shots, suitable for players starting out. Most difficult are the examples that run seven moves and more; some of these may even stump an ordinary master. Most of all, this a book of combinative ideas, all designed to enhance your arsenal of weapons. The first step toward mastery is to become familiar with the different types of tactical motifs. The second step is to study a great many examples of these tactical themes. So, the object of this book is to add to your knowledge, to make you a strong chessplayer, and (last but not least) to delight you with some of the most beautiful moves ever played on the chessboard.
Eine redaktions- und religionsgeschichtliche Studie
Author: Ruth Sauerwein
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Elischa ist neben Elia der wichtigste „vorklassische Prophet“ im Korpus der erzählenden Bücher des Alten Testaments. Die vorliegende Untersuchung rekonstruiert konsequent literar- und redaktionsgeschichtlich alle Elischa-Erzählungen und gelangt zu einer neuen Stratifizierung der Texte. Zugleich liefert die Arbeit für den Textbereich 1Kön 19 – 2Kön 13 einen neuen Beitrag zur aktuellen Diskussion um die Entstehungsgeschichte des sog. Deuteronomistischen Geschichtswerkes. Der zweite Teil der Arbeit widmet sich der Typologie des wundertätigen Propheten Elischa und fragt nach dem Ursprung und der Wirkung dieser Typologie. Dabei reicht das herangezogene Vergleichsmaterial von den altorientalischen Prophetentexten aus Mari über neuassyrische und neubabylonische Texte bis in die Literatur der griechischen Antike, des tannaitisch-rabbinischen Judentums und ins Neue Testament. So konnte u.a. die enorme wirkungsgeschichtliche Bedeutung der Wunder Elischas für die Wunderdarstellung der Evangelien sowie der Apostelgeschichte gezeigt werden. Weiterhin überprüft und erläutert die Arbeit die in derexistierenden Forschung bisher nur angedeuteten religionsphänomenologischen Analogien zu Wundertäter-Gestalten des islamischen Sufismus.
Author: Leon Garfield,Michael Foreman,William Shakespeare
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Juvenile Fiction
An acclaimed author has rewritten twelve of Shakespeare's plays in narrative form, retaining much of the original language, and thus the flavor of the bard's dramas.
Author: John Heneage Jesse
Category: Great Britain
Publisher: NYU Press
The Pándavas believe they have completed the terms of their exile, though Duryódhana claims that they did not live unknown for the full thirteenth year, since Árjuna was recognized in the battle at the end of the preceding book, Viráta. While the Pándavas and Kurus make their preparations for war they organize a series of embassies to negotiate peace. This volume constantly highlights the inevitability of conflict and the futility of negotiation. Most characters are concerned that war between family cannot fail to be sinful. Contained herein is the "Sanat·sujatíya," a philosophical passage to rival the "Bhagavad·gita." Like the "Bhagavad·gita," the "Sanat·sujatíya" tells that karma will not chain one in the cycle of rebirth, if one refrains from desire. Through understanding the truth of non-duality, that the world is mere illusion, one is subsumed into eternal existence with Brahman. Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org
A One-Volume Commentary Written by 70 African Scholars
The Africa Bible Commentary is a unique publishing event—the first one-volume Bible commentary produced in Africa by African theologians to meet the needs of African pastors, students, and lay leaders. Interpreting and applying the Bible in the light of African culture and realities, it furnishes powerful and relevant insights into the biblical text that transcend Africa in their significance. The Africa Bible Commentary gives a section-by-section interpretation that provides a contextual, readable, affordable, and immensely useful guide to the entire Bible. Readers around the world will benefit from and appreciate the commentary’s fresh insights and direct style that engage both heart and mind. Key features: · Produced by African biblical scholars, in Africa, for Africa—and for the world · Section-by-section interpretive commentary and application · More than 70 special articles dealing with topics of key importance in to ministry in Africa today, but that have global implications · 70 African contributors from both English- and French-speaking countries · Transcends the African context with insights into the biblical text and the Christian faith for readers worldwide
Essays in Response to Patrick Collinson
Author: Professor John F McDiarmid
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
With its challenging, paradoxical thesis that Elizabethan England was a 'republic which happened also to be a monarchy', Patrick Collinson's 1987 essay 'The Monarchical Republic of Queen Elizabeth I' instigated a proliferation of research and lively debate about quasi-republican aspects of Tudor and Stuart England. In this volume, a distinguished international group of scholars examines the idea of the 'monarchical republic' from the 1530s to the 1640s, and tests the concept from a variety of points of view. New suggestions are advanced about the pattern of development of quasi-republican tendencies and of opposition to them, and about their relation to the politics of earlier and later periods. A number of essays focus on the political activity of leading figures at court; several analyse political life in towns or rural areas; others discuss education, rhetoric, linguistic thought and reading practices, poetic and dramatic texts, the relations of politics to religious conflict, gendered conceptions of the monarchy, and 'monarchical republicanism' in the new American colonies. Differing positions in the scholarly debate about early modern English republicanism are represented, and fresh archival research advances the study of quasi-republican elements in early modern English politics.
Author: Kirk Ormand
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Literary Criticism
A Companion to Sophocles presents the first comprehensive collection of essays in decades to address all aspects of the life, works, and critical reception of Sophocles. First collection of its kind to provide introductory essays to the fragments of his lost plays and to the remaining fragments of one satyr-play, the Ichneutae, in addition to each of his extant tragedies Features new essays on Sophoclean drama that go well beyond the current state of scholarship on Sophocles Presents readings that historicize Sophocles in relation to the social, cultural, and intellectual world of fifth century Athens Seeks to place later interpretations and adaptations of Sophocles in their historical context Includes essays dedicated to issues of gender and sexuality; significant moments in the history of interpreting Sophocles; and reception of Sophocles by both ancient and modern playwrights
Festschrift in Honour of J nos M. Bak
Author: Bal zs Nagy,Marcell Seb?k
Publisher: Central European University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
More than sixty friends and colleagues pay tribute to the distinguised professor Janos M. Bak's 70th birthday."
With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, by Robert Anderson
Monarchic Power, Inspired Leadership, and Sacred Text in Biblical Narrative
Author: Cristiano Grottanelli
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This collection of essays examines the respective religious and social functions of kings and prophets as they are presented in the biblical narratives. Biblical kingship is easily shown to be a specific instance of an ancient and widespread institution--sacred monarchy--that was the pivot of most state organizations throughout antiquity; prophetic authority is described as a typical institution of ancient Hebrew society. The difference between monarchy and prophecy is radical, because the former implies a hereditary power and is upheld by its subjects who feed their kings with taxes, while the latter derives its authority from allegedly direct divine inspiration, and though it is also economically dependent it is not explicitly presented as being based upon systematic exploitation. Cristiano Grottanelli interprets the rise of prophecy as a consequence of a crisis of monarchical structures at the beginning of the Iron Age, and connects it to similar phenomena attested in ancient Greek texts derived from a similar crisis. Though monarchy finally won the day in the Ancient Mediterranean in a new imperial form, the new literatures in Greek and Hebrew consonantic and alphabetic scripts shaped nonmonarchic figures to which they attributed some of the functions previously pertaining to monarchy. These new literatures, produced by two cultures that were both highly literate and organized according to nonmonarchical principles, diverged radically in their development and final outcomes. In the Hebrew tradition, monolatry and an official canon of sacred writings were the final result; the prophetic principle was thus overcome by a new ideological construction, centered upon inspired scriptures rather than upon the impromptu performances of inspired persons. In using the prophetic principle against the monarchic, the canonical texts paradoxically shaped their own authority above that of living prophets.
Author: Elizabeth Haydon
Publisher: Tor Books
The Assassin King opens at winter's end with the arrival by sea of a mysterious hunter, a man of ancient race and purpose, who endlessly chants the names of the pantheon of demons that are his intended victims, as well as one other: Ysk, the original name of the Brother, now known as Achmed, the Assassin King of Ylorc. At the same moment of this portentous arrival, two gatherings of great import are taking place. The first is a convocation of dragons, who gather in a primeval forest glade--the site of the horrific ending of Llauron, one of the last of their kind. They mourn not only his irrevocable death, but the loss of the lore and control over the Earth itself that it represents. The ancient wyrms are terrified for what will come as a result of this loss. The second gathering is a council of war held in the depths of the keep of Haguefort: Ashe and Rhapsody, rulers of the alliance that protects the Middle Continent; Gwydion, the new Duke of Navarne; Anborn, the Lord Marshall; Achmed, the King of Ylorc, and Grunthor, his Sergeant-Major. Each brings news that form the pieces of a great puzzle. And as each piece is added it becomes quite clear: War is coming, the likes of which the world has never known. Cataclysm, both large and small, await in this sixth volume of the USA Today bestselling fantasy series, The Symphony of Ages. A twisting, fast-moving tale, The Assassin King promises endless surprises--most of which lead to pain. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Spreading the Light of God's Word into Your Life
Author: Thomas Nelson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
A comprehensive verse-by-verse commentary for lay Bible students, fully highlighted by articles, maps, charts, and illustrations-all in one volume. Clear and Comprehensive: Annotations by leading evangelical scholars don't dodge tough issues; alternative views are presented fairly, but commentators make their positions clear. Attractively Designed: Graphics appeal to the sound-bite generation and others who aren't traditional commentary readers. Interesting and Revealing: Hundreds of feature articles that provide additional information or new perspectives on a topic related to Bible background. Visually Appealing: Maps, drawings, and photos illuminate the commentary and visualize important information.
The Continuation of Metacinema
Author: Oliver C. Speck
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Performing Arts
Django Unchained is certainly Quentin Tarantino's most commercially-successful film and is arguably also his most controversial. Fellow director Spike Lee has denounced the representation of race and slavery in the film, while many African American writers have defended the white auteur. The use of extremely graphic violence in the film, even by Tarantino's standards, at a time when gun control is being hotly debated, has sparked further controversy and has led to angry outbursts by the director himself. Moreover, Django Unchained has become a popular culture phenomenon, with t-shirts, highly contentious action figures, posters, and strong DVD/BluRay sales. The topic (slavery and revenge), the setting (a few years before the Civil War), the intentionally provocative generic roots (Spaghetti Western and Blaxploitation) and the many intertexts and references (to German and French culture) demand a thorough examination. Befitting such a complex film, the essays collected here represent a diverse group of scholars who examine Django Unchained from many perspectives.
Author: Jarrett Ramey
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
For six year old Nicky Stowe, life was a mixed bag of good times in the world around her and a nightmare at home. But, she found hope in form of her little sister Sammi and a beautiful mommy for hire named Melanie Swan. Nicky found how to get back what she needed the most, her family, and a way to become royalty with a simple request. She found the way to be a princess just by asking and got a sweet visit from the King of the Universe. Is this as real as Melanie believed and could Nicky really become a princess? Is this something for anyone who wants it? And what is it like to be the King daughter? Is it a fairy tale or real life? Nicky found that it s both. Read how simple little girl Became the King s daughter. Maybe you can too if you just ask. Like Bill said to Nicky, it never hurts to ask.
A Medieval Fantasy
Author: Dale Osborne,Cavin Wright
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Edward, cousin to Steven, the true king of Travia, has attempted to usurp the crown and the two armies are at war. Jed Stone, a simple farmhand, conscripted into Steven’s army, is severely wounded in the first indecisive battle. But two bowmen, Kit and Thomas, nurse him back to health and a loose friendship develops between them. In the north of the country, Steven’s ally, the First Lord Dragar, is murdered, leaving his young son to raise the army needed to help the struggling king. At first, things seem straightforward, but a plot of cunning and deceit is slowly revealed and the shocking outcome is destined to shatter the young lord’s faith in all he knows and understands. An arrogant young lord, Geoffrey Averly, has set his mind on marrying the beautiful seventeen-year-old Lady Mirel Haflan, whose father was killed in the disastrous battle. Her brother, the new and cruel-minded Lord Marcus Haflan, agrees to the union which her father would have deplored. Rather than face her dire fate, Mirel and her maid flee, in search of an invalidation of the contract from the rebel king, Edward. But Geoffrey sets a vast reward for anyone returning the two women - and they fall into the hands of the three bowmen, Kit, Thomas and Jed. Edward decides to seek allies of his own from across the sea, but covetous eyes already watch the unfolding saga, with plans that do not bode well for the future . . .