Baba Yaga Laid an Egg by Dubravka Ugresic

By Dubravka Ugresic

Baba Yaga is a witch-like personality who flies round on an incredible mortar, kidnapping (and most likely consuming) babies. She lives in a home on bird ft. She is usually a terrifying determine, portrayed not just in literature but in addition movie, animation and song all through Russian tradition. Dubravka Ugresic takes the tale of Baba Yaga and weaves it into anything thoroughly clean. the result's a rare meditation on femininity, growing older, identification, secrets and techniques, storytelling and love.

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By Dubravka Ugresic

Baba Yaga is a witch-like personality who flies round on an incredible mortar, kidnapping (and most likely consuming) babies. She lives in a home on bird ft. She is usually a terrifying determine, portrayed not just in literature but in addition movie, animation and song all through Russian tradition. Dubravka Ugresic takes the tale of Baba Yaga and weaves it into anything thoroughly clean. the result's a rare meditation on femininity, growing older, identification, secrets and techniques, storytelling and love.

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Herodotean Inquiries by Seth Benardete

By Seth Benardete

Herodotus' Inquiries could be considered as our greatest and such a lot entire record for pre-Socratic philosophy. with out being a piece of philosophy, its plan and goal can't be understood except philosophy. right here an try out is made to discover Herodotus' plan and goal and to hyperlink them with their philosophic roots. This test calls for that Herodotus' approach of telling a narrative be tested, for Herodotus essentially unearths himself within the tales themselves and never within the ethical he occasionally attracts from them. as soon as one sees the significance Herodotus himself locations in his personal Inquiries, his account of Egypt, which has lengthy been a stumbling block on any interpretation, should be liked; and Egypt in flip offers the foundation for realizing e-book II on Persia and IV on Scythia and Libya. those 3 books turn out to be the middle of the Inquiries, for they identify the mandatory stipulations for either Greekness and the knowledge of Greekness, and accordingly for the next 5 books at the Persian Wars.

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By Seth Benardete

Herodotus' Inquiries could be considered as our greatest and such a lot entire record for pre-Socratic philosophy. with out being a piece of philosophy, its plan and goal can't be understood except philosophy. right here an try out is made to discover Herodotus' plan and goal and to hyperlink them with their philosophic roots. This test calls for that Herodotus' approach of telling a narrative be tested, for Herodotus essentially unearths himself within the tales themselves and never within the ethical he occasionally attracts from them. as soon as one sees the significance Herodotus himself locations in his personal Inquiries, his account of Egypt, which has lengthy been a stumbling block on any interpretation, should be liked; and Egypt in flip offers the foundation for realizing e-book II on Persia and IV on Scythia and Libya. those 3 books turn out to be the middle of the Inquiries, for they identify the mandatory stipulations for either Greekness and the knowledge of Greekness, and accordingly for the next 5 books at the Persian Wars.

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The Mourning Emporium (Undrowned Child, Book 2) by Michelle Lovric

By Michelle Lovric

Venice is at risk. Bajamonte Tiepolo is again, and his baddened magic has unfold around the globe, from the island of Hooroo within the South Pacific, all of the option to London, the place Queen Victoria lies dying.

Now towns desire saving via Teo, the Undrowned baby, and Renzo, the Studious Son of a Venetian prophecy. Time is operating out as they struggle to resolve the mysteries threatening London and Venice. They meet mermaids and mourning young ones, large squid, a conversing bulldog, and the delectable, misleading pass over Uish. yet who's a chum, and who an enemy?

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By Michelle Lovric

Venice is at risk. Bajamonte Tiepolo is again, and his baddened magic has unfold around the globe, from the island of Hooroo within the South Pacific, all of the option to London, the place Queen Victoria lies dying.

Now towns desire saving via Teo, the Undrowned baby, and Renzo, the Studious Son of a Venetian prophecy. Time is operating out as they struggle to resolve the mysteries threatening London and Venice. They meet mermaids and mourning young ones, large squid, a conversing bulldog, and the delectable, misleading pass over Uish. yet who's a chum, and who an enemy?

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Myth and Philosophy from the Presocratics to Plato by Kathryn A. Morgan

By Kathryn A. Morgan

This ebook explores the advanced dating among fable and philosophy in writings by means of Greek intellectuals among the late-sixth and mid-fourth centuries BC. even if philosophy could appear some distance faraway from mythological tales, nearer exam unearths that Plato and others learned that philosophic money owed too have been "stories" approximately truth. Kathryn Morgan exhibits how those philosophers used fable to specific philosophic difficulties. Her booklet lines a practice of strictly rational and philosophical delusion via centuries.

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By Kathryn A. Morgan

This ebook explores the advanced dating among fable and philosophy in writings by means of Greek intellectuals among the late-sixth and mid-fourth centuries BC. even if philosophy could appear some distance faraway from mythological tales, nearer exam unearths that Plato and others learned that philosophic money owed too have been "stories" approximately truth. Kathryn Morgan exhibits how those philosophers used fable to specific philosophic difficulties. Her booklet lines a practice of strictly rational and philosophical delusion via centuries.

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The Embroidered Armour by Roberto Peregalli

By Roberto Peregalli

In investigating old Greek techniques in regards to the courting among seeing and realizing, Roberto Peregalli offers an eloquent demonstration of the modernity of historical Greek wisdom.

The Embroidered Armour examines the Greek Mysteries, mythology and legends that heralded a revolution in pondering among the days of Homer and Plato, which gave delivery to the Western cultural culture.

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By Roberto Peregalli

In investigating old Greek techniques in regards to the courting among seeing and realizing, Roberto Peregalli offers an eloquent demonstration of the modernity of historical Greek wisdom.

The Embroidered Armour examines the Greek Mysteries, mythology and legends that heralded a revolution in pondering among the days of Homer and Plato, which gave delivery to the Western cultural culture.

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Bandits at Sea: A Pirates Reader

The romantic fiction of pirates as swashbuckling marauders terrorizing the excessive seas has lengthy eclipsed historic truth. Bandits at Sea bargains a long-overdue corrective to the mythology and the mystique which has plagued the research of pirates and served to disclaim them their rightful legitimacy as topics of investigation.

With essays via the most important students on those countercultural "social bandits"—as Lingua Franca lately dubbed them—this assortment examines quite a few points of the phenomenon within the 3 major parts the place it happened: the Caribbean/Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and East Asia. We come to appreciate who pirates have been, in addition to the socio-economic contexts below which they constructed and flourished.

Comparisons among quite a few different types of piracy illustrate transformations in perform and goal among pirates of alternative components; social histories, together with examinations of girls pirates and their ancient importance and situations, provide related perception into the non-public lives of pirates from diversified areas. faraway from serving as dens of thieves, pirate ships have been frequently hugely regulated microcosms of democracy. The crews of pirate vessels knew that majority rule, racial equality and equitable department of spoils have been the most important for his or her survival, marking them as considerably extra liberal than nationwide governments.

Scholars, scholars and a common viewers ever intrigued through tales—and now truths—of piracy at the excessive seas will welcome Bandits at Sea.

Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction: delivered to publication: studying approximately Pirates 3
2 The Pirate and the Emperor: energy and the legislations at the Seas, 1450-1850 25
3 The Geography of Piracy: Northern Morocco within the Mid-Nineteenth Century 55
4 The Origins and law of Eighteenth-Century British Privateering 69
5 Piracy and international historical past: An fiscal viewpoint on Maritime Predation 82
6 Pirates and Markets 107
7 Corsairing as a advertisement procedure: the sides of valid Trade 125
8 The Seaman as Pirate: Plunder and Social Banditry at Sea 139
9 Outlaws at Sea, 1660-1720: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity one of the Caribbean Freebooters 169
10 Black males below the Black Flag 195
11 The Buccaneer Community 211
12 The perform of Homosexuality one of the Pirates of overdue Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century China 244
13 Cheng I Sao in reality and Fiction 253
14 Women and Piracy in eire: From Grainne O'Malley to Anne Bonny 283
15 Liberty underneath the Jolly Roger: The Lives of Anne Bonny and Mary learn, Pirates 299
16 Women one of the Uskoks of Senj: Literary photographs and Reality 321
Contributors 335
Permissions 339
Index 341

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The romantic fiction of pirates as swashbuckling marauders terrorizing the excessive seas has lengthy eclipsed historic truth. Bandits at Sea bargains a long-overdue corrective to the mythology and the mystique which has plagued the research of pirates and served to disclaim them their rightful legitimacy as topics of investigation.

With essays via the most important students on those countercultural "social bandits"—as Lingua Franca lately dubbed them—this assortment examines quite a few points of the phenomenon within the 3 major parts the place it happened: the Caribbean/Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and East Asia. We come to appreciate who pirates have been, in addition to the socio-economic contexts below which they constructed and flourished.

Comparisons among quite a few different types of piracy illustrate transformations in perform and goal among pirates of alternative components; social histories, together with examinations of girls pirates and their ancient importance and situations, provide related perception into the non-public lives of pirates from diversified areas. faraway from serving as dens of thieves, pirate ships have been frequently hugely regulated microcosms of democracy. The crews of pirate vessels knew that majority rule, racial equality and equitable department of spoils have been the most important for his or her survival, marking them as considerably extra liberal than nationwide governments.

Scholars, scholars and a common viewers ever intrigued through tales—and now truths—of piracy at the excessive seas will welcome Bandits at Sea.

Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction: delivered to publication: studying approximately Pirates 3
2 The Pirate and the Emperor: energy and the legislations at the Seas, 1450-1850 25
3 The Geography of Piracy: Northern Morocco within the Mid-Nineteenth Century 55
4 The Origins and law of Eighteenth-Century British Privateering 69
5 Piracy and international historical past: An fiscal viewpoint on Maritime Predation 82
6 Pirates and Markets 107
7 Corsairing as a advertisement procedure: the sides of valid Trade 125
8 The Seaman as Pirate: Plunder and Social Banditry at Sea 139
9 Outlaws at Sea, 1660-1720: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity one of the Caribbean Freebooters 169
10 Black males below the Black Flag 195
11 The Buccaneer Community 211
12 The perform of Homosexuality one of the Pirates of overdue Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century China 244
13 Cheng I Sao in reality and Fiction 253
14 Women and Piracy in eire: From Grainne O'Malley to Anne Bonny 283
15 Liberty underneath the Jolly Roger: The Lives of Anne Bonny and Mary learn, Pirates 299
16 Women one of the Uskoks of Senj: Literary photographs and Reality 321
Contributors 335
Permissions 339
Index 341

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The Saga of the Volsungs by Anonymous, Jesse Byock

By Anonymous, Jesse Byock

One of many nice books of global literature--an unforgettable story of jealousy, unrequited love, greed, and vengeance.
according to Viking Age poems and composed in thirteenth-century Iceland, The Saga of the Volsungs combines mythology, legend, and sheer human drama in telling of the heroic deeds of Sigurd the dragon slayer, who acquires runic wisdom from considered one of Odin's Valkyries. but the saga is decided in a truly human global, incorporating oral thoughts of the fourth and 5th centuries, while Attila the Hun and different warriors fought at the northern frontiers of the Roman empire. In his illuminating creation Jesse L. Byock hyperlinks the historic Huns, Burgundians, and Goths with the intense occasions of this Icelandic saga. With its ill-fated Rhinegold, the sword reforged, and the magic ring of strength, the saga resembles the Nibelungenlied and has been a chief resource for such myth writers as J. R. R. Tolkien and for Richard Wagner's Ring cycle.

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By Anonymous, Jesse Byock

One of many nice books of global literature--an unforgettable story of jealousy, unrequited love, greed, and vengeance.
according to Viking Age poems and composed in thirteenth-century Iceland, The Saga of the Volsungs combines mythology, legend, and sheer human drama in telling of the heroic deeds of Sigurd the dragon slayer, who acquires runic wisdom from considered one of Odin's Valkyries. but the saga is decided in a truly human global, incorporating oral thoughts of the fourth and 5th centuries, while Attila the Hun and different warriors fought at the northern frontiers of the Roman empire. In his illuminating creation Jesse L. Byock hyperlinks the historic Huns, Burgundians, and Goths with the intense occasions of this Icelandic saga. With its ill-fated Rhinegold, the sword reforged, and the magic ring of strength, the saga resembles the Nibelungenlied and has been a chief resource for such myth writers as J. R. R. Tolkien and for Richard Wagner's Ring cycle.

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Mythologizing Jesus: From Jewish Teacher to Epic Hero by Dennis R. MacDonald

By Dennis R. MacDonald

Dennis MacDonald indicates how Gospel tales parallel many Greek and Roman epics-from strolling on water to traveling the land of the dead-to compel first-century readers into life-changing judgements to stick with Jesus. MacDonald doesn't name into query the lifestyles of Jesus yet relatively asks readers to check the Gospels via a brand new, mythological lens.

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By Dennis R. MacDonald

Dennis MacDonald indicates how Gospel tales parallel many Greek and Roman epics-from strolling on water to traveling the land of the dead-to compel first-century readers into life-changing judgements to stick with Jesus. MacDonald doesn't name into query the lifestyles of Jesus yet relatively asks readers to check the Gospels via a brand new, mythological lens.

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The Sandman: Overture 004 (digital) (Empire) (3 covers) by Neil Gaiman

By Neil Gaiman

In an asylum within the urban of the celebrities, Morpheus comes head to head with the creature on the heart of the battle that might break the universe. Time is working out...

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By Neil Gaiman

In an asylum within the urban of the celebrities, Morpheus comes head to head with the creature on the heart of the battle that might break the universe. Time is working out...

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In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods by Matt Bell

By Matt Bell

During this epic, legendary debut novel, a newly-wed couple escapes the busy confusion in their place of birth for a far off and almost-uninhabited lakeshore. They plan to dwell there easily, to fish the lake, to capture the within reach woods, and construct a home upon the dust among the place they could bring up a relatives. yet as their each being pregnant fails, the child-obsessed husband starts to rage at this new international: the song-spun gadgets one way or the other created by way of his wife's appealing making a song voice, the large and sentient undergo that principles the beasts of the woods, the second one moon weighing down the material in their starless sky, and the labyrinth of reminiscence dug into the earth underneath their house.
 
This novel, from considered one of our most fun younger writers, is a robust exploration of the boundaries of parenthood and marriage—and of what occurs while a marriage’s luck is measured completely via the youngsters it produces, otherwise the sorrow that marks their absence.

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By Matt Bell

During this epic, legendary debut novel, a newly-wed couple escapes the busy confusion in their place of birth for a far off and almost-uninhabited lakeshore. They plan to dwell there easily, to fish the lake, to capture the within reach woods, and construct a home upon the dust among the place they could bring up a relatives. yet as their each being pregnant fails, the child-obsessed husband starts to rage at this new international: the song-spun gadgets one way or the other created by way of his wife's appealing making a song voice, the large and sentient undergo that principles the beasts of the woods, the second one moon weighing down the material in their starless sky, and the labyrinth of reminiscence dug into the earth underneath their house.
 
This novel, from considered one of our most fun younger writers, is a robust exploration of the boundaries of parenthood and marriage—and of what occurs while a marriage’s luck is measured completely via the youngsters it produces, otherwise the sorrow that marks their absence.

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