Sposa Di Primavera Elit

Author: Catherine Archer
Publisher: Harper Collins Italia
ISBN: 8858976029
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Inghilterra, 1461 - Alla morte improvvisa del padre, la bella Raine Blanchett rimane sola con un fratellino, così si fa coraggio e parte per Londra in missione: trovarsi un marito alla corte del re. Per impedire al cugino Denley di sposarla per forza ha infatti bisogno di un uomo che faccia da tutore al piccolo William, erede delle proprietà di famiglia. Ma Den si fa sempre più pericoloso e il tempo stringe. Quando mette gli occhi sul nobile e onesto Benedict Answorth, Raine non esita a escogitare un trucco per costringerlo a sposarla. Ma il potente lord Benedict è anche un uomo bello e affascinante...

The Decameron

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio
Size: 36.68 MB
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Francesco Di Marco Datini

Author: Istituto internazionale di storia economica F. Datini
ISBN: 9788884536426
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Betrifft die Handschrift Mss.h.h.I.1, p. 289 der Burgerbibliothek Bern (Abb. 60).

De Arte Venardi Cum Avibus

Author: Frederick II (Holy Roman Emperor)
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804703741
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Author: Patrick Mcgrath
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501125400
Size: 59.23 MB
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Spider is gaunt, threadbare, unnerved by everything from his landlady to the smell of gas. He tells us his story in a storm of beautiful language that slowly reveals itself as a fiendishly layered construction of truth and illusion. With echoes of Beckett, Poe, and Paul Bowles, Spider is a tale of horror and madness, storytelling and skepticism, a novel whose dizzying style lays bare the deepest layers of subconscious terror.

Mad Blood Stirring

Author: Edward Muir
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801858499
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Nobles were slaughtered and their castles looted or destroyed, bodies were dismembered and corpses fed to animals—the Udine carnival massacre of 1511 was the most extensive and damaging popular revolt in Renaissance Italy (and the basis for the story of Romeo and Juliet). Mad Blood Stirring is a gripping account and analysis of this event, as well as the social structures and historical conflicts preceding it and the subtle shifts in the mentality of revenge it introduced. This new reader's edition offers students and general readers an abridged version of this classic work which shifts the focus from specialized scholarly analysis to the book's main theme: the role of vendetta in city and family politics. Uncovering the many connections between the carnival motifs, hunting practices, and vendetta rituals, Muir finds that the Udine massacre occurred because, at that point in Renaissance history, violent revenge and allegiance to factions provided the best alternative to failed political institutions. But the carnival massacre also marked a crossroads: the old mentality of vendetta was soon supplanted by the emerging sense that the direct expression of anger should be suppressed—to be replaced by duels.

Law And The Illicit In Medieval Europe

Author: Ruth Mazo Karras
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812208854
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In the popular imagination, the Middle Ages are often associated with lawlessness. However, historians have long recognized that medieval culture was characterized by an enormous respect for law and legal procedure. This book makes the case that one cannot understand the era's cultural trends without considering the profound development of law.

Encyclopedia Of Cremation

Author: Lewis H. Mates
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317143833
Size: 63.16 MB
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The Encyclopedia of Cremation is the first major reference resource focused on cremation. Spanning many world cultures it documents regional histories, ideological movements and leading individuals that fostered cremation whilst also presenting cremation as a universal practice. Tracing ancient and classical cremation sites, historical and contemporary cremation processes and procedures of both scientific and legal kind, the encyclopedia also includes sections on specific cremation rituals, architecture, art and text. Features in the volume include: a general introduction and editorial introductions to sub-sections by Douglas Davies, an international specialist in death studies; appendices of world cremation statistics and a chronology of cremation; cross-referencing pathways through the entries via the index; individual entry bibliographies; and illustrations. This major international reference work is also an essential source book for students on the growing number of death-studies courses and wider studies in religion, anthropology or sociology.