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The Dungeons of Arcadia

The Dungeons of Arcadia

The Dungeons of Arcadia

Author: ,

Publisher: Workman Publishing

Isbn 10: 1950020487

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 276

Number of Views: 722

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The ancient magic of Arcadia fuels a vicious attack. Dwarfholm Bastion is about to fall. Gork, the prince of the dwarves, has a plan that might just save his people and prove himself worthy to his father. As a last hope to defeat the invading orcs, Gork embarks on a dangerous mission to the deserts of Arcadia. Joining him on his quest are the famously hazardous Nyan-Nyan, the Chaos Kitty; and Terras, an inventive druid sent to find the missing Princess Ruby. The unlikely team has no idea what’s ahead of them. There’s a reason the secrets of Arcadia’s tombs have remained hidden for so long—the horrors within are fed by an ancient portal to the Dark Realm. None who enter the catacombs will return alive. Gork must balance the fate of his realm and the fates of those closest to his heart as he faces the demon within the Dungeons of Arcadia. If he succeeds, he just might turn the tide in the war against the Dark Consul.


SCROLLS OF ARCADIA

SCROLLS OF ARCADIA

SCROLLS OF ARCADIA

Author: Murtaza Syed

Publisher: Fulton Books, Inc.

Isbn 10: 1646544234

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 110

Number of Views: 1174

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Syed - SCROLLS OF ARCADIA - 100 Imagine a mystical realm filled with dragons, wizards, elves, and barbarians who ride lions instead of horses. A land with mythological creatures that roam on a magical terrain filled with rainbow waterfalls, wondrous forests and mesmerizing mountainscapes. Experience the beginning of an adventure that will decide the fate of us all. Five Scrolls were made by the Creator in which he split up all knowledge of the Heavens. The Evil Lord Dajjrah, trapped in an eternal cage of fire, conspires with his minions to gather all the scrolls to free himself so that he can conquer and destroy the Universe and everyone in it. Join Jerreria and his pearly-scaled dragon, Zulgini, on their journey, as mysterious visions lead to a gathering of heroes to find the last two missing scrolls to stop Dajjrah’s three sorcerers from freeing their master and wreaking havoc all over the realm of Arcadia.


Imagining Arcadia in Renaissance Romance

Imagining Arcadia in Renaissance Romance

Imagining Arcadia in Renaissance Romance

Author: Marsha S. Collins

Publisher: Routledge

Isbn 10: 1317478851

Category: Literary Criticism

Number of Pages: 274

Number of Views: 1565

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From Theocritus’ Idylls to James Cameron’s Avatar, Arcadia remains an enduring presence in world culture and a persistent source of creative inspiration. Why does Arcadia still exercise such a powerful pull on the imagination? This book responds by arguing that in sixteenth-century Europe, a dramatic shift took place in imagining Arcadia. The traditional visions of Arcadia collided and fused with romance, the new experimental form of prose fiction, producing a hybrid, dynamic world of change and transformation. Emphasizing matters of fictional function and world-making over generic classification, Imagining Arcadia in Renaissance Romance analyzes the role of romance as a catalyst in remaking Arcadia in five, canonical sixteenth-century texts: Sannazaro’s Arcadia; Montemayor’s La Diana; Cervantes’ La Galatea; Sidney’s Arcadia; and Lope de Vega’s Arcadia. Collins’ analyses of the re-imagined Arcadia in these works elucidate the interplay between timely incursions into the fictional world and the timelessness of art, highlighting issues of freedom, identity formation, subjectivity and self-fashioning, the intersection of public and private activity, and the fascination with mortality. This book addresses the under-representation of Spanish literature in Early Modern literary histories, especially regarding the rich Spanish contribution to the pastoral and to idealizing fiction in the West. Companion chapters on Cervantes and Sidney add to the growing field of Anglo-Spanish comparative literary studies, while the book’s comparative and transnational approach extends discussion of the pastoral beyond the boundaries of national literary traditions. This book’s innovative approach to these fictional worlds sheds new light on Arcadia’s enduring presence in the collective imagination today.


The Spanish Arcadia

The Spanish Arcadia

The Spanish Arcadia

Author: Javier Irigoyen-Garcia

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

Isbn 10: 1442667672

Category: Literary Criticism

Number of Pages: 360

Number of Views: 584

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The Spanish Arcadia analyzes the figure of the shepherd in the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spanish imaginary, exploring its centrality to the discourses on racial, cultural, and religious identity. Drawing on a wide range of documents, including theological polemics on blood purity, political treatises, manuals on animal husbandry, historiography, paintings, epic poems, and Spanish ballads, Javier Irigoyen-García argues that the figure of the shepherd takes on extraordinary importance in the reshaping of early modern Spanish identity. The Spanish Arcadia contextualizes pastoral romances within a broader framework and assesses how they inform other cultural manifestations. In doing so, Irigoyen-García provides incisive new ideas about the social and ethnocentric uses of the genre, as well as its interrelation with ideas of race, animal husbandry, and nation building in early modern Spain.


Escape From Arcadia

Escape From Arcadia

Escape From Arcadia

Author: Nathan Scammell

Publisher: Nathan Scammell

Isbn 10:

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 307

Number of Views: 594

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Escape from Arcadia is a YA fantasy novel and centres around the main character called Cad. 'Cadderick (Cad) lives in a town called Arcadia that has been sealed by a magical barrier for centuries. No one can leave, no one can enter, as a result, things are really restricted, marriages are arranged, food is rationed, population control etc. They fear the outside, but they don't know what is actually out there. Cad hates that he is controlled, all of his choices made for him he wants to be free to decide. He manages to slip out (with the aid of the sisters of fate - the gods) Only to find the world isn't as bad as everyone expected however he is caught up as part of a prophecy where again he wants no part of as once again it seems his future is decided for him. The book tackles coming of age themes as well as destiny vs free will. Where Cad is constantly fighting to make his own choices rather than ones that have been made for him.


Early Modern Authorship and Prose Continuations

Early Modern Authorship and Prose Continuations

Early Modern Authorship and Prose Continuations

Author: N. Simonova

Publisher: Springer

Isbn 10: 1137474130

Category: Literary Criticism

Number of Pages: 225

Number of Views: 1043

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The first in-depth account of fictional sequels in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, this examines cases of prose fiction works being continued by multiple writers, reading them for evidence of Early Modern attitudes towards authorship, originality, and literary property.


The Talisman of Unification

The Talisman of Unification

The Talisman of Unification

Author: J. Michael Squatrito Jr.

Publisher: iUniverse

Isbn 10: 9780595916221

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 420

Number of Views: 1731

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With the discovery of the Treasure of the Land behind them, Harrison Cross and his adventurer friends find an ancient, leather-bound manuscript mixed in with their newfound bounty. But, after deciphering the scripture's cryptic code they realize the book contains clues to a grander treasure, the Talisman of Unification. The righteous warriors are instructed to traverse the land in search of jewels, artifacts, and the blood of a wicked red dragon, all pieces to a greater whole, in order to fulfill their destiny as the land's new Overlords. Unbeknownst to our heroes, the evil King Holleris sensed the removal of the ancient scripture from its resting place and has sent out his minions to bring the book back to him. With a ransom of 10,000 gold pieces for its safe return, the king has more than enough suitors. To make matters worse, Harrison and his friends find a disturbing trend throughout the land-the Scynthians are creating outposts everywhere. With the odds heavily stacked against them, Harrison and his friends follow the clues that may lead them to their ultimate destiny-rulers of the land. Will they succeed? Or will the evil king tighten his grip on the unsuspecting countryside?


The Post-2000 Film Western

The Post-2000 Film Western

The Post-2000 Film Western

Author: M. Paryz,J. Leo

Publisher: Springer

Isbn 10: 1137531282

Category: Performing Arts

Number of Pages: 265

Number of Views: 1760

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This collection explores the post-2000 film Western. With examples ranging from major American films, through acclaimed international productions, to works such as experimental films and television commercials, the contributors seek to account for the appeal and currency of the film Western today.


Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: E. M. Berens

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 1633552330

Category: History

Number of Pages: 237

Number of Views: 308

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The author sets before the reader a lifelike picture of the deities of classical times as they were conceived and worshipped by the ancients themselves, and thereby to awaken in the minds of young students a desire to become more intimately acquainted with the noble productions of classical antiquity. The aim was to render the legends, which form the second portion of this work, a picture of old Greek life; its customs, superstitions, and princely hospitalities, for which reason they are given at somewhat greater length than is usual in works of this kind


White Boys, White Noise: Masculinities and 1980s Indie Guitar Rock

White Boys, White Noise: Masculinities and 1980s Indie Guitar Rock

White Boys, White Noise: Masculinities and 1980s Indie Guitar Rock

Author: Matthew Bannister

Publisher: Routledge

Isbn 10: 1351218018

Category: Music

Number of Pages: 228

Number of Views: 1112

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To what extent do indie masculinities challenge the historical construction of rock music as patriarchal? This key question is addressed by Matthew Bannister, involving an in-depth examination of indie guitar rock in the 1980s as the culturally and historically specific production of white men. Through textual analysis of musical and critical discourses, Bannister provides the first book-length study of masculinity and ethnicity within the context of indie guitar music within US, UK and New Zealand 'scenes'. Bannister argues that past theorisations of (rock) masculinities have tended to set up varieties of working-class deviance and physical machismo as 'straw men', oversimplifying masculinities as 'men behaving badly'. Such approaches disavow the ways that masculine power is articulated in culture not only through representation but also intellectual and theoretical discourse. By re-situating indie in a historical/cultural context of art rock, he shows how masculine power can be rearticulated through high, avant-garde, bohemian culture and aesthetic theory: canonism, negation (Adorno), passivity, voyeurism and camp (Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground), and primitivism and infantilism (Lester Bangs, Simon Reynolds). In a related vein, he also assesses the impact of Freud on cultural theory, arguing that reversing binary conceptions of gender by associating masculinities with an essentialised passive femininity perpetuates patriarchal dualism. Drawing on his own experience as an indie musician, Bannister surveys a range of indie artists, including The Smiths, The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and The Go-Betweens; from the US, R.E.M., The Replacements, Dinosaur Jr, Hüsker Dü, Nirvana and hardcore; and from NZ, Flying Nun acts, including The Chills, The Clean, the Verlaines, Chris Knox, Bailter Space, and The Bats, demonstrating broad continuities between these apparently disparate scenes, in terms of gender, aesthetic theory and approaches to popular musical history. The result is a book which raises some important questions about how gender is studied in popular culture and the degree to which alternative cultures can critique dominant representations of gender.


Women of Early Christianity

Women of Early Christianity

Women of Early Christianity

Author: Alfred Brittain & Mitchell Carroll

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

Isbn 10: 1465576940

Category: ,

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1471

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When the historian has described the rise and fall of empires and dynasties, and has recounted with care and exactness the details of the great political movements that have changed the map of continents, there remains the question: What was the cause of these revolutions in human society--what were the real motives that were operative in the hearts and minds of the persons in the great drama of history that has been displayed? The mere chain of events as they have passed before the eye as it surveys the centuries does not give an explanation of itself. There must be a cause that lies behind these events, and of which they are but the effects. This cause, the true cause of history, lies in the minds and hearts of the men and nations. The student of the past is coming more and more to see that the only hope of making history a science, and not a mere chronicle, is to be found in the clear ascertainment and study of those psychological conditions which have made actions what they were. Foremost among those conditions have been the hopes, aspirations and ideals of men and women. These have been the greatest motive forces in the history of the world. These, quite as much as merely selfish considerations, have guided the conduct of the men who have made history, not merely those who have been leaders in the great movements of society, but the multitude of followers who have not attracted the attention of historians, but have, nevertheless, given the strength and force to the revolutions of the world. The deepest interest in the history of Christian women lies in the way in which woman's status in society has been modified by the new religion. The chronicle of saintly life and deeds is a part of that history. But there are, also, women who have signally failed to attain those virtues for which their religion called. These, too, have their place, for both have either forwarded or retarded the realization of woman's place in society. Often the heathen spirit is but half concealed under the mask of Christianity. But the whole tone of society has been changed, nevertheless, by the ideas and ideals which that religion brought before men's minds in a new and vivid manner.


A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century

A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century

A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century

Author: Henry A. Beers

Publisher: Good Press

Isbn 10:

Category: History

Number of Pages: 393

Number of Views: 1572

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"A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century" by Henry A. Beers. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


The Art of Trollhunters

The Art of Trollhunters

The Art of Trollhunters

Author: Dreamworks

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Isbn 10: 1506709214

Category: Art

Number of Pages: 216

Number of Views: 1244

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Concept art and creator commentary from Academy Award Winner Guillermo del Toro and the talented minds behind the Emmy® Award-winning animated series! Dark Horse Books and DreamWorks Animation have crossed Arcadia Oaks, the Troll Market, and the Darklands to bring you the definitive chronicle of the making of Trollhunters. Including hundreds of pieces of never-before-seen concept art and exclusive artists' commentary, this masterfully designed and gorgeously printed volume offers readers the chance to take in the magic of these fantastical worlds and unforgettable characters like never before!


The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Author: Edward Gibbon

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

Isbn 10: 1605201324

Category: History

Number of Pages: 524

Number of Views: 1354

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is Edward Gibbon's magnum opus, written and published over a 13-year period beginning in 1776. It not only chronicles the events of the downfall starting with the end of the rule of Marcus Aurelius, but proposes a theory as to why Rome collapsed: the populace, Gibbon theorizes, lost its moral fortitude, its militaristic will, and its sense of civic duty. History is considered a classic in world literature, and Gibbon is sometimes called the first "modern historian" for his insistence upon using primary sources for his research. Many scholars today still use his highly regarded work as reference. In this last of seven volumes, readers will find Chapter 64 ("Moguls, Ottoman Turks") through Chapter 71 ("Civil Prospect of the Ruins of Rome in the Fifteenth Century"), which cover the establishment of the Mogul empire and their conquests of China, Persia, Anatolia, and Siberia; the origin of the Ottomans; the establishment of the Ottomans in Europe; the history and life of Timour (Tamerlane); the siege of Constantinople by Amurath II; the reign of John Palaeologus II; the invention of gunpowder; the continued struggles between the Greeks and Latins for influence in the Eastern Roman Empire; the reign of Constantine (the last emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire); the reign of Mahomet (Mehmed) II of the Ottoman Empire; the siege of Constantinople; a summary of the state of Rome since the 12th century; the life of Petrarch; the Great Schism of the West; and the final decay of Rome in the 15th century. Also included in this volume is a complete index to the seven-volume series, English parliamentarian and historian EDWARD GIBBON (1737-1794)attended Magdelan College, Oxford for 14 months before his father sent him to Lausanne, Switzerland, where he continued his education. He published Essai sur l'tude de la Littrature (1761) and other autobiographical works, including Mmoire Justificatif pour servir de Rponse l'Expos, etc. de la Cour de France (1779).


Tom Stoppard's Arcadia

Tom Stoppard's Arcadia

Tom Stoppard's Arcadia

Author: John Fleming

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Isbn 10: 1441187839

Category: Performing Arts

Number of Pages: 134

Number of Views: 1028

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Tom Stoppard is widely regarded as one of the leading contemporary British playwrights, a writer who has earned an intriguing mix of both critical and commercial success. Arcadia is considered by many critics to be Stoppard's masterpiece, a work that weds his love for words and ideas in his early career, with his emphasis on storytelling and emotional engagement in his later career. With its engaging alteration between past and present Arcadia offers a comedic and entertaining exploration of chaos theory, entropy, the Second Law of thermodynamics, iterated algorithms, fractals, and other concepts culled from the realms of math and science.


Writing Robert Greene

Writing Robert Greene

Writing Robert Greene

Author: ,

Publisher: Routledge

Isbn 10: 1134787669

Category: Literary Criticism

Number of Pages: 258

Number of Views: 880

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Robert Greene, contemporary of Shakespeare and Marlowe and member of the group of six known as the "University Wits," is the subject of this essay collection, the first to be dedicated solely to his work. Although in his short lifetime Greene published some three dozen prose works, composed at least five plays, and was one of the period's most recognized-even notorious-literary figures, his place within the canon of Renaissance writers has been marginal at best. Writing Robert Greene offers a reappraisal of Greene's career and of his contribution to Elizabethan culture. Rather than drawing lines between Greene's work for the pamphlet market and for the professional theatres, the essays in the volume imagine his writing on a continuum. Some essays trace the ways in which Greene's poetry and prose navigate differing cultural economies. Others consider how the full spectrum of his writing contributes to an emergent professional discourse about popular print and theatrical culture. The volume includes an annotated bibliography of recent scholarship on Greene and three valuable appendices (presenting apocrypha; edition information; and editions organized by year of publication).


Lady Eureka (Vol. 2 of 3)

Lady Eureka (Vol. 2 of 3)

Lady Eureka (Vol. 2 of 3)

Author: Robert Folkestone Williams

Publisher: GREEN, & LONGMANS

Isbn 10:

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 159

Number of Views: 1778

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Lady Eureka (Vol. 2 of 3) or, The Mystery : A Prophecy of the Future “Why does the sun shine?—why does the tide ebb and flow?” said Oriel hastily. “They follow the end for which they were made, and the same absolute law compels me to make out the purposes for which I was created. There is nothing so unreasonable as expecting one human being to become like another whose nature is entirely opposite to his. I have known inconsiderate persons say to one whose disposition is restless and dissatisfied, and whose inclinations are violent and ungovernable, ‘Look at such a one—he is content with his condition, and goes on his own quiet way, creating no desire that cannot easily be indulged; why cannot you be like him?’—as easily might the mountain torrent be made like the stream of the valley. One flows on its own level course, meeting with no obstruction, and the other, at every portion of its path, is forced to dash itself against the unrelenting rocks that oppose its progress. And how unjust is the manner in which each individual is regarded! one is praised for continuing its unvarying tranquillity—and the other is censured for the unceasing turmoil in which it exists. This is preposterous. No more have such characters made their own dispositions than the stream made the level land through which it flows, or the torrent created the rocks over which it leaps. Dam up the gentle rivulet with huge masses of stone, and see how quickly it will become as much troubled as its unjustly abused associate of the mountain; and take the rocks from the path of the torrent, and the quietude with which it will pursue its course will rival the tranquillity of its over-lauded brother of the valley. If there is any praise due at all it is to him who struggles on against all impediments, and shows that his spirit is not to be put down by the obstacles that retard his progress. Complain of his being restless and dissatisfied—how can he be any thing else, when his soul is kept in a constant fret by the worry of continual opposition? Say that his inclinations are violent and ungovernable—can it ever be otherwise, when they are daily accumulating in force, because they are allowed no opportunity for indulgence? Nothing can be more unjust to a man thus situated than to tell him to endeavour to be like another, whose situation is as opposite to his as are the poles to one another; and nothing can be more unwise than to complain of this man, because his disposition does not resemble that of another, whose way of life, and habits of thinking, and hopes and passions, are as different to his as any two sets of things can possibly be made. As for me, I am what I am—neither better nor worse. Let those who think me worse than I am keep to themselves their evil thoughts, that the force of ill opinion does not make me become what they unjustly imagine me to be; but let those who think me better than I am proclaim to me their flattering testimonials, that, knowing what excellences they fancy I possess, I may use every exertion to deem myself worthy of their good opinion, and at last succeed in obtaining the very qualities for which I was undeservedly honoured by their too indulgent regard.”


The historical library of Diodorus the Sicilian

The historical library of Diodorus the Sicilian

The historical library of Diodorus the Sicilian

Author: D. Siculus

Publisher: Рипол Классик

Isbn 10: 5872041667

Category: History

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1568

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The historical library of Diodorus the Sicilian, in fifteen books


The Empire of the East

The Empire of the East

The Empire of the East

Author: H. B. Montgomery

Publisher: Routledge

Isbn 10: 1317418999

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 308

Number of Views: 555

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This book, first published in 1908, is a result of Helen Barrett Montgomery’s visits to Japan, and the way in which she experienced Japanese life and culture. This book thoroughly examines aspects such as religion, language, trade and education in Japan at the beginning of the twentieth century. This book will be of interest to students of Asian Studies.