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Desperate Magic

Author : Valerie Kivelson
ISBN : 9780801469381
Genre : History
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In the courtrooms of seventeenth-century Russia, the great majority of those accused of witchcraft were male, in sharp contrast to the profile of accused witches across Catholic and Protestant Europe in the same period. While European courts targeted and executed overwhelmingly female suspects, often on charges of compacting with the devil, the tsars' courts vigorously pursued men and some women accused of practicing more down-to-earth magic, using poetic spells and home-grown potions. Instead of Satanism or heresy, the primary concern in witchcraft testimony in Russia involved efforts to use magic to subvert, mitigate, or avenge the harsh conditions of patriarchy, serfdom, and social hierarchy. Broadly comparative and richly illustrated with color plates, Desperate Magic places the trials of witches in the context of early modern Russian law, religion, and society. Piecing together evidence from trial records to illuminate some of the central puzzles of Muscovite history, Kivelson explores the interplay among the testimony of accusers, the leading questions of the interrogators, and the confessions of the accused. Assembled, they create a picture of a shared moral vision of the world that crossed social divides. Because of the routine use of torture in extracting and shaping confessions, Kivelson addresses methodological and ideological questions about the Muscovite courts’ equation of pain and truth, questions with continuing resonance in the world today. Within a moral economy that paired unquestioned hierarchical inequities with expectations of reciprocity, magic and suspicions of magic emerged where those expectations were most egregiously violated. Witchcraft in Russia surfaces as one of the ways that oppression was contested by ordinary people scrambling to survive in a fiercely inequitable world. Masters and slaves, husbands and wives, and officers and soldiers alike believed there should be limits to exploitation and saw magic deployed at the junctures where hierarchical order veered into violent excess.

Desperate Magic

Author : Amanda-Jane Newton
ISBN : 9781466992214
Genre : Fiction
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Ever since the loss of her best friend, strange things have started happening to Maddie. The stranger the things get, the more Maddie finds herself involved in a world she didn't know existed, quickly discovering that there are more to some people than what meets the eye and that somebody has been watching her every move. As fate throws her in an unseen direction, Maddie finds herself fighting for her life on more than one occasion. Desperate to find answers, Maddie dives into untouched waters, searching for the truth.

The Witch Hunt In Early Modern Europe

Author : Brian P. Levack
ISBN : 9781317412410
Genre : History
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The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe, now in its fourth edition, is the perfect resource for both students and scholars of the witch-hunts written by one of the leading names in the field. For those starting out in their studies of witch-beliefs and witchcraft trials, Brian Levack provides a concise survey of this complex and fascinating topic, while for more seasoned scholars the scholarship is brought right up to date. This new edition includes the most recent research on children, gender, male witches and demonic possession as well as broadening the exploration of the geographical distribution of witch prosecutions to include recent work on regions, cities and kingdoms enabling students to identify comparisons between countries. Now fully integrated with Brian Levack’s The Witchcraft Sourcebook, there are links to the sourcebook throughout the text, pointing students towards key primary sources to aid them in their studies. The two books are drawn together on a new companion website with supplementary materials for those wishing to advance their studies, including an extensive guide to further reading, a chronology of the history of witchcraft and an interactive map to show the geographical spread of witch-hunts and witch trials across Europe and North America. A long-standing favourite with students and lecturers alike, this new edition of The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe will be essential reading for those embarking on or looking to advance their studies of the history of witchcraft

Desperate Acts

Author : Jane Candia Coleman
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Nan Fletcher is an abused wife whose scars are all hidden because they're emotional. She appears to have it all—a great house, a successful professor husband, Jake, and her beautiful teenage son, Jamie—but with Jake's constant demand for perfection, she finds that she has lost her sense of self. She only feels alive when she finds a few moments to write poems and short stories, which her husband belittles. Nan and Jamie finally get a break from overbearing Jake when they end up going on vacation to a dude ranch without him.

Mixed Magics The Chrestomanci Series Book 5

Author : Diana Wynne Jones
ISBN : 9780007389025
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Glorious rejacket of the story collection set in the worlds of Chrestomanci.

An Index To The Works Of Shakspere

Author : Evangeline Maria O'Connor
ISBN : HARVARD:32044086734720
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An Index To The Works Of Shakspeare Giving References

Author : Evangeline Marie (Johnson) O'Connor
ISBN : UVA:X001172676
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An Index To The Works Of Shakespeare

Author : Evangeline Maria O'Connor
ISBN : IND:32000011329663
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The Works Of William Shakespeare

Author : William Shakespeare
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The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : HARVARD:HWAB3F
Genre : English drama
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Index To The Works Of Shakespeare Giving Topics Of Notable Passages And Significant Expressions

Author : Evangeline Maria O'Connor
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Booklovers Edition

Author : William Shakespeare
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Works

Author : William Shakespeare
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Topical Index To The Booklovers Edition Of Shakespeare

Author : Evangeline Maria O'Connor
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The Oxford Handbook Of Early Modern European History 1350 1750

Author : Hamish M. Scott
ISBN : 9780199597253
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This Handbook re-examines the concept of early modern history in a European and global context. The term 'early modern' has been familiar, especially in Anglophone scholarship, for four decades and is securely established in teaching, research, and scholarly publishing. More recently, however, the unity implied in the notion has fragmented, while the usefulness and even the validity of the term, and the historical periodisation which it incorporates, have been questioned. The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750 provides an account of the development of the subject during the past half-century, but primarily offers an integrated and comprehensive survey of present knowledge, together with some suggestions as to how the field is developing. It aims both to interrogate the notion of 'early modernity' itself and to survey early modern Europe as an established field of study. The overriding aim will be to establish that 'early modern' is not simply a chronological label but possesses a substantive integrity. Volume I examines 'Peoples and Place', assessing structural factors such as climate, printing and the revolution in information, social and economic developments, and religion, including chapters on Orthodoxy, Judaism and Islam.

Tempt The Pteron Chronicles 2

Author : Alyssa Rose Ivy
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Some flames are eternal... As if being one of the few female Pterons wasn’t hard enough, now Hailey is a hybrid. She doesn’t have time to even accept her new lightness nature before she’s tasked with saving the only world she’s ever known. Wyatt will do anything to help Hailey— that is if he can adjust to major changes of his own. With the fate of humanity hanging in the balance they must accept a challenge beyond any they have ever faced. *New Adult Paranormal Romance*1

Of Tresses And Desperation

Author : Nicole Zoltack
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Enjoy this twisted fairy tale retelling by USA Today bestselling author Nicole Zoltack where the parents of Rapunzel might the evil ones, not the one who looks the girl in the tower. Patin Gret Leistung loves Regelinda as if the long, golden-haired child were her own. When Regelinda escapes to find her birth parents, she is locked in a tower for her efforts. Gret’s magic is dulled, having been cursed by another witch years ago. As such, she seeks out the assistance of a powerful witch, Heinrich, and a strong human, Gunther. Only together can they hope to recover Regelinda. The hour grows late, and the parents have gained magic of their own. Will the love of a patin and her teenage daughter be enough to overcome their obstacles? Of Tresses and Desperation also includes the short story The Cost of Greed. KEYWORDS: Rapunzel, fairytale fantasy, fantasy romance, romantic fantasy, slow burn romance, supernatural powers, magic, come into powers, dark fantasy romance, clean fantasy, king, prince, royal, historical fantasy, Free Royal, Raven Kennedy, Kelly St. Clare, Caroline Peckham, Susanne Valenti, C.N Crawford, Elise Kova, Robin D. Mahle, Elle Madison, D.K. Holmberg, Cordelia Castel, Kay L Moody, Alisha Klaphe

Marvel Encyclopedia New Edition

Author : Stephen Wiacek
ISBN : 9780241438190
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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"[A] book that mankind has been hungering for, a book that is-now and forever-a shining beacon of wonder, a titanic tribute to talent unleashed" - Stan Lee. Keep up with the ever-expanding Marvel Universe with the new edition of DK's best-selling Marvel Encyclopedia. Discover the essential facts about Marvel Comics' timeless characters: mighty heroes such as Captain America, Spider-Man, Black Widow, and Iron Man, and malevolent villains like Thanos, Galactus, Loki, and Kingpin. Featuring an introduction by Marvel Comics supremo Stan Lee, this definitive Who's Who of Marvel Comics reveals vital info and secret histories of more than 1200 classic and brand new Marvel characters, and provides the lowdown on recent key events including Civil War 2, Secret Empire, and Infinity Countdown. From iconic teams such as the Avengers, X-Men, and Guardians of the Galaxy, and fan favourites Black Panther, Deadpool, and Captain Marvel, to rising stars Amadeus Cho, Squirrel Girl, and the Exiles, every significant Marvel character is showcased with the latest comic artwork. Meticulously researched, expertly written, and stunningly illustrated, the Marvel Encyclopedia boasts newly commissioned cover art by one of Marvel's hottest up-and-coming talents. This unique, in-depth, and accessible encyclopedia is an indispensable guide to Marvel Comics that devoted fans and newcomers alike will return to time and again. © 2020 MARVEL

The Diary Of A Desperate Naija Woman In The Year 20 Ten

Author : Bola Essien-Nelson
ISBN : 9781456842789
Genre : Religion
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The Diary of a Desperate Naija WomanTM in the Year 20-Ten is the second in the ‘The Diary’ series published by Bola Essien-Nelson. This book, just like the first – The Diary of a Desperate Naija Woman in the Year Two Thousand and 9—is a collection of daily blogs that capture, in a very random way, the thoughts, musings and sometimes the ‘mad rants’ of a Nigerian working woman, wife and mother who desperately wants to be like her Saviour-Brother-Friend, Jesus Christ. As you flip the pages, you will travel with Bola on a year long journey across 2010 during which she tries to keep all the balls of her life up in the air AND fulfill her most passionate goal – To be an authentic Christian. This book you hold in your hand is an open invitation to all who read it to join her on this truly life-changing quest.

Cunning As A Trickster

Author : Kendra Moreno
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Love is a weapon. . . Evangeline is used to being sought after. As a star, her power is a deeply coveted prize, but when she finds herself in yet another dungeon, she’s starting to wonder if she’s destined to a life of imprisonment. She only wants to be free, but the worlds are desperate to keep her from living a life unburdened. The Grimm Forest is an entirely new beast for Eva, but none of that compares to the glorious trickster dropped in the cell beside hers. Rumpelstiltskin is a selfish monster, but beneath his illusions and deals, Eva sees a creature worthy of love. Still, there are at least a hundred reasons to ignore the feelings. Things are turning upside down in Grimm and Eva isn’t sure what she can do to help. Locked away in the dungeons, she should be worried about fighting for her own freedom, not about how her heart aches when Rumple looks at her. The worlds are unstable. The darkness is rising. Will Evangaline’s glow be enough to keep her in the light? Or will she lose the very core of who she is to the trickster who dares to call her by name? The darkness is coming to Grimm. . . If you like Sarah J Maas, Gena Showalter, J.R. Ward, Laura Thalassa, or Jennifer L. Armentrout, you won’t be able to put down this highly addictive twisted fairy tale. Reading Order: The Sons of Wonderland Mad as a Hatter Late as a Rabbit Feral as a Cat Cruel as a Queen The Daughters of Neverland Vicious as a Darling Fierce as a Tiger Lily Wicked as a Pixie Monstrous as a Croc The Heirs of Oz Heartless as a Tin Man Empty as a Scarecrow Cowardly as a Lion Vengeful as a Beauty The Lords of Grimm Cunning as a Trickster Bitter as a Captain What reviewers are saying about Kendra’s other books: ★★★★★ ’I don't even know where to start because I am missing words to describe how much I loved this book. I've read a lot of gripping books, but this was by far one of the most addictive! For several hours, I could not focus on anything, the world disappeared and I was in Wonderland.’ ★★★★★ ‘Unlike anything you've ever read’ ★★★★★ ‘The story kept me hooked and I couldn't stop reading.’ ★★★★★ ‘ This is one of the best series I have ever read and I hope for more. The author's imagination and talent are a thing of beauty. . .’ ★★★★★ ‘Brilliant. Captivating. Absolutely addicting!’ ★★★★★ ‘The plot is gripping, the world is beautifully constructed, the descriptions are vivid, and the characters wonderfully well developed.’ ★★★★★ ‘Every book she writes is magic!!’ ★★★★★ ‘I love everything about this story and I love this author so much. I know when I get her book that it’s going to be a fantastic read and she never disappoints. . .’ ★★★★★ ‘Kendra has the power to make you love books you don't normally read or look twice at.’ ★★★★★ ‘If you like strong, quick witted, heroic women & sweet, sexy & dangerous Norse gods this book is for you!’

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