An English Translation Of Rudolf Von Ems S Der Guote G Rhart

Author: Albrecht Classen
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443848786
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To expand our understanding of medieval literature in its wider context, there is a desperate need for more translations, since not every text in the Middle Ages was written in Latin, English, or French. Rudolf von Ems’s Der guote Gêrhart (ca. 1220) represents a major contribution to thirteenth-century German romance literature. The present English translation will allow those without knowledge of Middle High German to read and enjoy this significant composition and gain remarkable insights into a literary discourse that was to transform the late medieval canon. Rudolf’s work deserves particular attention because it includes remarkable examples of medieval multilingualism, tolerance, and multiculturality. The poet developed new aesthetic and ethical values, and presented an innovative relationship between a humble yet intelligent and compassionate individual and God by introducing, as his protagonist, a Cologne merchant, who supersedes even the Emperor Otto in his religious devotion, humbleness, and goodness. Finally, Der guote Gêrhart is clearly based on an eleventh-century Jewish narrative by Rabbi Nissim, though we cannot yet explain the lines of transmission from the Judeo-Arabic text to the Middle High German romance.

With This Ring

Author: Jean Saunders
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1448210402
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Tania Paget bitterly resented Frenchman Claude Girard, who had survived an tragic mountaineering accident, while her brother, James, had not. Then, astonishingly, Claude asked for her co-operation on a book about the two men's mountaineering exploits. Tania finally agreed, but it meant living in the family chateau in the Pyrenees for six months. As she got to know Claude, Tania begins to understand the male fascination with mountains. When Claude's own life was in danger, she discovered the truth about love as well.

With This Ring

Author: Celeste Bradley
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466806044
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From bestselling author Celeste Bradley comes With This Ring, a delightful tale about the lengths one woman will go to marry-at all costs... THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT Elektra Worthington is the lovely middle daughter of the eccentric, impoverished Worthington family. Her beauty means nothing to her except as her currency to return the Worthington name to its former glory of status, riches, and dominance in the ballrooms of Regency England. To this end, she will stop at nothing-even if she must kidnap a rich lord in the process. If this lucky gentleman is just returning from a long absence and knows nothing of the Worthington reputation, well, a girl shouldn't look a gift lord in the mouth...right? THE PRICE OF PASSION Lord Aaron Arbogast, returning to England after a decade-old scandal-of which he was not truly guilty, but instead took the blame out of loyalty to a good friend-is the last of his line. He will someday become the Earl of Arbodean and inherit the estate...if, that is, he can prove to his ailing grandfather that he is a reformed man. Falling for a woman like Miss Worthington could cost him everything. But his desire for her? Priceless... "Bradley is at her best. The funny, charming romance, with its highly sensual edge, is a sure winner."-RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!) on And Then Comes Marriage

The Decameron The Original English Translation By John Florio

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8074844234
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Decameron: The Original English Translation by John Florio" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. John Florio 's translation of The Decameron was originally published in London in 1620. The Decameron was written by Giovanni Boccaccio (probably begun in 1350 and finished in 1353). Comprised of 100 novellas told by ten men and women over a ten day journey fleeing plague-infested Florence, the Decameron is an allegorical work famous for its bawdy portrayals of everyday life, its searing wit and mockery, and its careful adherence to a framed structure. The word "decameron" is derived from the Greek and means "ten days". Boccaccio drew on many influences in writing the Decameron, and many writers, including Martin Luther, Chaucer, and Keats, later drew inspiration from the book. Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) was an Italian writer and humanist, one of the founders of the Renaissance. He studied business but abandoned it eventually to pursue his literary interests. In 1350 Boccaccio met Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) (1304-1374), one the most important figures in the beginnings of the Renaissance and Humanism.

My Life With The Third Man In The Ring The Drama Outside The Ropes

Author: Barbara Stolfi-Maggio
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1257209825
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My Life with The Third Man in the Ring by Barbara Stolfi Maggio tells the story of the author's life with her father, a celebrated professional fight referee, a member of a Boxing Hall of Fame, a bookmaker, a mob associate, a bon vivant, and a memorable New York character. The story also encompasses her love-hate relationship with her glamorous but volatile mother. This heart-rending tale will provide insight into the world of boxing in the 30's, 40's and 50's, bookmaking, bootlegging, Prohibition, alcoholism, organized crime's influence into boxing, the underworld's overlord of boxing, mob treachery, Mommy Dearest relationship, child abuse, breast cancer, family estrangement, and reconciliation. This is a New York Story that must be told.


Author: Ashok Sinha
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462879349
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This book is an English translation of the Sanskrit classic Play Abhijnan Shakuntalam by the great poet and Playwright Mahakavi Kalidas, written around 220 CE. The play is about the strange fate of Shakuntala, a simple, beautiful ascetic lady. King Dushyant meets her and falls in love with her. They get married. After some time, king Dushyant returns to his capital, assuring her that he would soon send for her. However, due to the curse by a wrathful sage, Durvasa, the king completely forgets about her. Humiliated, Shakuntala goes off into the forest to live by herself. In due course, she gives birth to a boy, whom she names Bharat. Fortuitously, following certain turns of events, Durvasas curse is removed, and the king remembers all about Shakuntala. He tries to find her, but of no avail. One day, he accidentally meets the young boy, Bharat, in the forest. The family is thus united and happily returns to the capital. Bharat grows up to become a great emperor. The original name of India is Bhaarat after his name. Rama, worshipped by Hindus all over the world as an Incarnation of God, was a descendent (some 6000-7000 years ago) of emperor Bharat.