Book The Greatest Children s Classics of All Time

Download or read The Greatest Children s Classics of All Time PDF, written by Jules Verne and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-05-17 with total page 15557 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Share the joy of reading to your little ones and take them into the magical land of dragons, fairies, elves and fantasies with this meticulously edited collection:_x000D_ Dragon Tales:_x000D_ My Father's Dragon_x000D_ The Reluctant Dragon_x000D_ The Book of Dragons_x000D_ Animal Tales & Fables:_x000D_ The Tale of Peter Rabbit_x000D_ The Tale of Benjamin Bunny..._x000D_ Mother West Wind Series_x000D_ The Burgess Bird Book for Children_x000D_ The Burgess Animal Book for Children_x000D_ The Velveteen Rabbit_x000D_ Uncle Wiggily's Adventures & Other Tales_x000D_ Little Bun Rabbit_x000D_ Mother Goose in Prose_x000D_ Lulu's Library_x000D_ The Jungle Book..._x000D_ White Fang_x000D_ Black Beauty_x000D_ The Story of Doctor Dolittle..._x000D_ Aesop Fables_x000D_ The Panchatantra_x000D_ Russian Picture Fables for the Little Ones_x000D_ The Russian Garland_x000D_ Fairy tales & Fantasies:_x000D_ Complete Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen_x000D_ Complete Fairy Tales of Brothers Grimm_x000D_ Complete Fairy Books of Andrew Lang_x000D_ Peter Pan_x000D_ Five Children and It..._x000D_ Alice in Wonderland_x000D_ Through the Looking Glass_x000D_ The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Collection_x000D_ At the Back of the North Wind_x000D_ The Princess and the Goblin_x000D_ Tanglewood Tales_x000D_ The Happy Prince and Other Tales_x000D_ All the Way to Fairyland_x000D_ Friendly Fairies..._x000D_ Old Peter's Russian Tales_x000D_ Childhood Adventures:_x000D_ Robin Hood_x000D_ Pinocchio_x000D_ Gingerbread Man_x000D_ Little Women_x000D_ The Secret Garden_x000D_ A Little Princess_x000D_ The Adventures of Tom Sawyer_x000D_ Journey to the Centre of the Earth_x000D_ Treasure Island..._x000D_ Anne of Green Gables Collection..._x000D_ The Wind in the Willows_x000D_ The Box-Car Children_x000D_ The Railway Children_x000D_ Oliver Twist_x000D_ David Copperfield..._x000D_ Classics Retold_x000D_ The Iliad of Homer _x000D_ Odysseus_x000D_ The Arabian Nights Entertainments_x000D_ Viking Tales_x000D_ Tales of King Arthur and the Round Table_x000D_ Chaucer for Children_x000D_ Tales from Shakespeare_x000D_ Don Quixote_x000D_ The Pilgrim's Progress_x000D_ Robinson Crusoe_x000D_ Voyage to Lilliput_x000D_ Little Goody Two-Shoes & Mrs Margery Two-Shoes_x000D_ Charles Dickens' Children Stories_x000D_ The Story of Hiawatha_x000D_ Uncle Tom's Cabin_x000D_ Pocahontas

Book Desolation Island

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  • Author : Adolfo García Ortega
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2011-10-06
  • ISBN : 1446468240
  • Pages : 400 pages

Download or read Desolation Island PDF, written by Adolfo García Ortega and published by Random House. This book was released on 2011-10-06 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As the twentieth century draws to a close, a ship heads for Punta Arenas at Chile's southern tip. On board is Oliver Griffin, who is fascinated by the island and spends his life drawing intricate maps of it. He is on an unusual quest, inspired by a photograph of his grandparents embracing a strange automaton that now lives in the Punta Arenas museum. This fearsome metal warrior is a sixteenth-century robot from a proposed mechanical army, commissioned to guard the straight against the English. It was discovered on the island by a grieving woman scouring the archipelago for the bodies of her shipwrecked husband and son, and is now the curious axis around which countless stories spin, surrounded by the terrible yet mesmerizing sea...

Book Haunting Experiences

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  • Author : Diane Goldstein
  • Publisher : University Press of Colorado
  • Release : 2007-09-15
  • ISBN : 1457174839
  • Pages : 242 pages

Download or read Haunting Experiences PDF, written by Diane Goldstein and published by University Press of Colorado. This book was released on 2007-09-15 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ghosts and other supernatural phenomena are widely represented throughout modern culture. They can be found in any number of entertainment, commercial, and other contexts, but popular media or commodified representations of ghosts can be quite different from the beliefs people hold about them, based on tradition or direct experience. Personal belief and cultural tradition on the one hand, and popular and commercial representation on the other, nevertheless continually feed each other. They frequently share space in how people think about the supernatural. In Haunting Experiences, three well-known folklorists seek to broaden the discussion of ghost lore by examining it from a variety of angles in various modern contexts. Diane E. Goldstein, Sylvia Ann Grider, and Jeannie Banks Thomas take ghosts seriously, as they draw on contemporary scholarship that emphasizes both the basis of belief in experience (rather than mere fantasy) and the usefulness of ghost stories. They look closely at the narrative role of such lore in matters such as socialization and gender. And they unravel the complex mix of mass media, commodification, and popular culture that today puts old spirits into new contexts

Book A Manual for the study of Monumental Brasses  with a descriptive catalogue of four hundred and fifty rubbings in the possession of the Oxford Architectural Society   By H  H   i e  Herbert Haines

Download or read A Manual for the study of Monumental Brasses with a descriptive catalogue of four hundred and fifty rubbings in the possession of the Oxford Architectural Society By H H i e Herbert Haines PDF, written by Oxford Society for Promoting the Study of Gothic Architecture, afterwards Oxford Architectural and Historical Society (OXFORD) and published by . This book was released on 1848 with total page 382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Gum Nuts and Weeping Willows

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  • Author : Karen Ritchie-Legallais
  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • Release : 2019-09-28
  • ISBN : 1838596941
  • Pages : 200 pages

Download or read Gum Nuts and Weeping Willows PDF, written by Karen Ritchie-Legallais and published by Troubador Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2019-09-28 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gum Nuts and Weeping Willows is a fictionalised story based on extraordinary true events, starting with the author’s great grandparents’ sea journey from London to Australia in the 1800s, and follows the life of the Jack family.

Book The West African Slave Plantation

Download or read The West African Slave Plantation PDF, written by M. Salau and published by Springer. This book was released on 2011-09-12 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mohammed Bashir Salau addresses the neglected literature on Atlantic Slavery in West Africa by looking at the plantation operations at Fanisau in Hausaland, and in the process provides an innovative look at one piece of the historically significant Sokoto Caliphate.

Book The Code of Cuenca

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  • Author : James F. Powers
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 2016-11-11
  • ISBN : 1512806765
  • Pages : 256 pages

Download or read The Code of Cuenca PDF, written by James F. Powers and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2016-11-11 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sometime around 1190, King Alfonso VIII of Castile granted a royal charter to the community of Cuenca, a Castilian frontier town recently recaptured from the Muslims and resettled by Christians. The royal charter was in the form of a law code, or fuero. Fueros, which evolved from short lists of exceptions to standing royal directives into much more extensive commentaries on legal matters, were used as an incentive to Christian settlement on the frontier. Reflecting the complexities of administering a town that still had large Muslim and Jewish populations, the fuero or code of Cuenca was meant to assure the permanence of Christian conquest and settlement. James Powers provides the first translation into English of this notable historical document. The Code of Cuenca is of great importance to legal historians, particularly as a comparison to contemporary English and other European law texts. Because there is no similar urban compilation anywhere else in twelfth-century Europe that contains significant descriptions of everyday life in a medieval frontier town, the code will serve as a primary source for scholars and students of medieval Iberian and western European political, economic, and social history.

Book Canadian Literature Index

Download or read Canadian Literature Index PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 1988 with total page 532 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Routledge Handbook of the Senses in the Ancient Near East

Download or read The Routledge Handbook of the Senses in the Ancient Near East PDF, written by Kiersten Neumann and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-09-30 with total page 770 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Handbook is a state-of-the-field volume containing diverse approaches to sensory experience, bringing to life in an innovative, remarkably vivid, and visceral way the lives of past humans through contributions that cover the chronological and geographical expanse of the ancient Near East. It comprises thirty-two chapters written by leading international contributors that look at the ways in which humans, through their senses, experienced their lives and the world around them in the ancient Near East, with coverage of Anatolia, Egypt, the Levant, Mesopotamia, Syria, and Persia, from the Neolithic through the Roman period. It is organised into six parts related to sensory contexts: Practice, production, and taskscape; Dress and the body; Ritualised practice and ceremonial spaces; Death and burial; Science, medicine, and aesthetics; and Languages and semantic fields. In addition to exploring what makes each sensory context unique, this organisation facilitates cross-cultural and cross-chronological, as well as cross-sensory and multisensory comparisons and discussions of sensory experiences in the ancient world. In so doing, the volume also enables considerations of senses beyond the five-sense model of Western philosophy (sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell), including proprioception and interoception, and the phenomena of synaesthesia and kinaesthesia. The Routledge Handbook of the Senses in the Ancient Near East provides scholars and students within the field of ancient Near Eastern studies new perspectives on and conceptions of familiar spaces, places, and practices, as well as material culture and texts. It also allows scholars and students from adjacent fields such as Classics and Biblical Studies to engage with this material, and is a must-read for any scholar or student interested in or already engaged with the field of sensory studies in any period.

Book Muhammad s Grave

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  • Author : Leor Halevi
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2011-07-05
  • ISBN : 0231511930
  • Pages : 416 pages

Download or read Muhammad s Grave PDF, written by Leor Halevi and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2011-07-05 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In his probing study of the role of death rites in the making of Islamic society, Leor Halevi imaginatively plays prescriptive texts against material culture and advances new ways of interpreting highly contested sources. His original research reveals that religious scholars of the early Islamic period produced codes of funerary law not only to define the handling of a Muslim corpse but also to transform everyday urban practices. Relying on oral traditions, these scholars established new social patterns in the cities of Arabia, Mesopotamia, and the eastern Mediterranean. They distinguished Islamic rites from Christian, Jewish, and Zoroastrian rites and changed the way men and women interacted publicly and privately. In each chapter Halevi explores a different layer of human interaction, following the movement of the corpse from the deathbed to the grave. In the process he analyzes the real and imaginary relationships between husbands and wives, prayer leaders and mourners, and even dreamers and the dead. He describes how Muslims wailed for the deceased, prepared corpses for burial, marched in funerary processions, and prayed for the dead, highlighting the specific economic and political factors involved in these rituals as well as key religious and sexual divisions. Offering a unique perspective on the making of Islamic social and religious ideals during this early period, Halevi forges a fascinating link between the development of funerary rites and the efforts of an emerging religion to carve out its own, distinct identity. Muhammad's Grave is a groundbreaking history of the rise of Islam and the roots of contemporary Muslim attitudes toward the body and society.

Book Sacrifice  Violence  and Ideology Among the Moche

Download or read Sacrifice Violence and Ideology Among the Moche PDF, written by Steve Bourget and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2016-05-03 with total page 463 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a special precinct dedicated to ritual sacrifice at Huaca de la Luna on the north coast of Peru, about seventy-five men were killed and dismembered, their remains and body parts then carefully rearranged and left on the ground with numerous offerings. The discovery of this large sacrificial site—one of the most important sites of this type in the Americas—raises fundamental questions. Why was human sacrifice so central to Moche ideology and religion? And why is sacrifice so intimately related to the notions of warfare and capture? In this pioneering book, Steve Bourget marshals all the currently available information from the archaeology and visual culture of Huaca de la Luna as he seeks to understand the centrality of human sacrifice in Moche ideology and, more broadly, the role(s) of violence in the development of social complexity. He begins by providing a fully documented account of the archaeological contexts, demonstrating how closely interrelated these contexts are to the rest of Moche material culture, including its iconography, the regalia of its elite, and its monumental architecture. Bourget then probes the possible meanings of ritual violence and human sacrifice and their intimate connections with concepts of divinity, ancestry, and foreignness. He builds a convincing case that the iconography of ritual violence and the practice of human sacrifice at all the principal Moche ceremonial centers were the main devices used in the establishment and development of the Moche state.

Book The Wormwood Conspiracy

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  • Author : Joel Pesce
  • Publisher : Joel Pesce
  • Release : 2006-03
  • ISBN : 1419620096
  • Pages : 80 pages

Download or read The Wormwood Conspiracy PDF, written by Joel Pesce and published by Joel Pesce. This book was released on 2006-03 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This tale begins with the hierarchy in heaven, the creation of a powerful shroud, and its placement on earth for a specific purpose. After its use, the shroud is entrusted to a line of people to keep it safe and out of the hands of the evil Wormwood brotherhood, who would use its power to destroy the world as we know it.

Book Broadview Anthology of British Literature  The  Concise Edition  Volume B

Download or read Broadview Anthology of British Literature The Concise Edition Volume B PDF, written by and published by Broadview Press. This book was released on with total page 1664 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Hanoch Levin  Selected Plays Three

Download or read Hanoch Levin Selected Plays Three PDF, written by Hanoch Levin and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-03-02 with total page 488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Hanoch Levin is the modern world on the stage... we badly need to hear what he has to say.' David Lan Hanoch Levin was one of Israel's leading dramatists. Born in Tel Aviv in 1943, his work includes comedies, tragedies, and satirical cabarets, most of which he directed himself. He received numerous theatre awards both in Israel and abroad and his plays have been staged around the world. Levin was awarded the Bialik Prize in 1994. Published in brand-new English translations, these selected volumes of Hanoch Levin, one of Israel's leading dramatists, aim to bring one of the most important playwrights of the Middle East to English speaking audiences. Plays Three contains the plays The Thin Soldier, Bachelors and Bachelorettes (2002), Everyone Wants to Live, The Constant Mourner (2019) and The Lamenters (2000).

Book Send More Shrouds

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  • Author : Jan Gore
  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Release : 2017-04-30
  • ISBN : 1473851483
  • Pages : 208 pages

Download or read Send More Shrouds PDF, written by Jan Gore and published by Casemate Publishers. This book was released on 2017-04-30 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On Sunday 18 June 1944 the congregation assembled for morning service in the Guards Chapel in Wellington Barracks, St Jamess Park, central London. The service started at 11 am. Lord Hay had read the first lesson, and the Te Deum was about to begin, when the noise of a V1 was heard. The engine cut out. There was a brief silence, an intensive blue flash and an explosion and the roof collapsed, burying the congregation in ten feet of rubble.This was the most deadly V1 attack of the Second World War, and Jan Gores painstakingly researched, graphic and moving account of the bombing and the aftermath tells the whole story. In vivid detail she describes the rescue effort which went on, day and night, for two days, and she records the names, circumstances and lives of each of the victims, and explains why they happened to be there.Her minutely detailed reconstruction of this tragic episode in the V1 campaign against London commemorates the dead and wounded, and it gives us today an absorbing insight into the wartime experience of all those whose lives were affected by it.

Book The Archaeology of Childhood

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  • Author : Güner Coşkunsu
  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Release : 2015-11-16
  • ISBN : 1438458061
  • Pages : 340 pages

Download or read The Archaeology of Childhood PDF, written by Güner Coşkunsu and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2015-11-16 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Critical interdisciplinary examination of archeaology's approach to childhood in prehistory. Children existed in ancient times as active participants in the societies in which they lived and the cultures they belonged to. Despite their various roles, and in spite of the demographic composition of ancient societies where children comprised a large percentage of the population, children are almost completely missing in many current archaeological discourses. To remedy this, The Archaeology of Childhood aims to instigate interdisciplinary dialogues between archaeologists and other disciplines on the notion of childhood and children and to develop theoretical and methodological approaches to analyze the archaeological record in order to explore and understand children and their role in the formation of past cultures. Contributors consider how the notion of childhood can be expressed in artifacts and material records and examine how childhood is described in literary and historical sources of people from different regions and cultures. While we may never be able to reconstruct every last aspect of what childhood was like in the past, this volume argues that we can certainly bring children back into archaeological thinking and research, and correct many erroneous and gender-biased interpretations. Güner Coşkunsu is Assistant Professor of Archaeology at the Mardin Artuklu University, Turkey.

Book The Uncanny Child in Transnational Cinema

Download or read The Uncanny Child in Transnational Cinema PDF, written by Jessica Balanzategui and published by Amsterdam University Press. This book was released on 2018-12-11 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book illustrates how global horror film images of children re-conceptualised childhood at the beginning of the twenty-first century, unravelling the child's long entrenched binding to ideologies of growth, futurity, and progress. The Uncanny Child in Transnational Cinema analyses an influential body of horror films featuring subversive depictions of children that emerged at the beginning of the twenty-first century, and considers the cultural conditions surrounding their emergence. The book proposes that complex cultural and industrial shifts at the turn of the millennium resulted in potent cinematic renegotiations of the concept of childhood. In these transnational films-largely stemming from Spain, Japan, and America-the child resists embodying growth and futurity, concepts to which the child's symbolic function is typically bound. By demonstrating both the culturally specific and globally resonant properties of these frightening visions of children who refuse to grow up, the book outlines the conceptual and aesthetic mechanisms by which long entrenched ideologies of futurity, national progress, and teleological history started to waver at the turn of the twenty-first century.