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The Hand Of Fatima

Author : Ildefonso Falcones
ISBN : 9780385618342
Genre : Fiction
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1564, Granada. The Moors have unsuccessfully tried to rise up against their Christian oppressors and have painted the town in victims' blood. Our hero Hernando, an Arab with a Christian father, is despised by the townsfolk and by his step-father for his 'tainted' heritage and banished to live in the stables. Hernando has an affinity with horses and becomes an expert muleteer. News of his special touch reaches the king of the Moors and he is appointed to fight the Christian troops sent by the Spanish king Philip II. He meets Fatima, a young girl with black eyes who will become the love of his life. But his step-father marries her instead and forces Hernando into slavery where he befriends many Christians. He hatches a grand plan to reconcile the two warring faiths - and the two halves of his identity.

The Lead Books Of Granada

Author : E. Drayson
ISBN : 9781137358851
Genre : Religion
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Hailed as early Christian texts as important as the Dead Sea Scrolls, yet condemned by the Vatican as Islamic heresies, the Lead books of Granada, written on discs of lead and unearthed on a Granadan hillside, weave a mysterious tale of duplicity and daring set in the religious crucible of sixteenth-century Spain. This book evaluates the cultural status and importance of these polyvalent, ambiguous artefacts which embody many of the dualities and paradoxes inherent in the racial and religious dilemmas of Early Modern Spain. Using the words of key individuals, and set against the background of conflict between Spanish Christians and Moriscos in the late fifteen-hundreds, The Lead Books of Granada tells a story of resilient resistance and creative ingenuity in the face of impossibly powerful negative forces, a resistance embodied by a small group of courageous, idealistic men who lived a double life in Granada just before the expulsion of the Moriscos.

Friendly Fire In The Literature Of War

Author : Earl R. Anderson
ISBN : 9781476667218
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The term “friendly fire” was coined in the 1970s but the theme appears in literature from ancient times to the present. It begins the narrative in Aeschylus’s Persians and Larry Heinemann’s Paco’s Story. It marks the turning point in Homer’s Iliad, Virgil’s Aeneid, the Chanson de Roland, Stephen Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage and Tim O’Brien’s Going After Cacciato. It is the subject of transformative disclosure in Jaan Kross’s Czar’s Madman, Ron Kovic’s Born on the Fourth of July, O’Brien’s In the Lake of the Woods and A.B. Yehoshua’s Friendly Fire. In some stories, events propel the characters into a friendly-fire catastrophe, as in Thomas Taylor’s A Piece of this Country and Oliver Stone’s 1986 film Platoon. This study examines friendly fire in a broad range of literary contexts.


Author : Joseph Isaac Lifshitz
ISBN : 9783110357523
Genre : Religion
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Parallel to the Halakhic laws, the minhagim (customs) are dependent on local practices and the regional schools of sages and rabbis. The minhagim played a decisive role in the history of the Jewish communities and in the formation of traditions of religious rulings. They gave stability, continuity, and authority to the local institutions. The impact of Jewish custom on daily life cannot be overestimated. Evolving spontaneously as an ascending process, it presents undercurrents that emanate from the folk, gradually bringing about changes that eventually become part of the legislative code. It further reflects influences of social, cultural, and mythological tendencies and local historical elements of every-day life of the period. The aim of this volume is to examine the concept of minhag in the broadest sense of the word. Focusing on the relationship between various types of customs and their impact on every aspect of Jewish life, the volume studies the historical, anthropological, religious, and cultural development and function of rites and rituals in establishing the Jewish self-definition and the identity of the local communities that adhered to them. The volume’s articles cover the subject of custom from three perspectives: an analysis of the theoretical and legal definition of custom, an analysis of the social and historical aspects of custom, and an anecdotal study of several particular customs. Customs are a wonderful historical prism by which to examine fluctuations and changes in Jewish life.

Picasso Cer?mica Y Tradici?n

Author : Pablo Picasso
ISBN : UOM:39015063305463
Genre : Pottery, French
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Talking Book Topics

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132183109
Genre : Talking books
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Digital Talking Books Plus

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ISBN : OSU:32435077156495
Genre : Talking books
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Filmarama The Formidable Years 1893 1919

Author : John Stewart
ISBN : UOM:39015078253526
Genre : Motion picture actors and actresses
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Val?ncia N?pols Les Rutes Mediterr?nies De La Cer?mica

Author : Castel nuovo (Museum : Naples, Italy)
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021161976
Genre : 15th century
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Latin American Art

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ISBN : UTEXAS:059172118798339
Genre : Art, Latin American
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Cer?mica Medieval Espa?ola En Espa?a Y En Las Islas Brit?nicas

Author : Christopher M. Gerrard
ISBN : UVA:X006042929
Genre : Social Science
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This book has papers in English with Spanish summaries and Spanish with English summaries.

Voces Y Visiones

Author : Museo del Barrio (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN : 1882454146
Genre : Art, Latin American
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"Five-volume catalogue highlighting El Museo del Barrio's Permanent Collection. The first volume provides a chronology of El Museo's history, including an exhibition history. The remaining four volumes focus on four particular areas of the collection: Taino, Popular Traditions, Graphics, and Modern & Contemporary Art."

Oberon Weber S

Author : Carl Maria von Weber
ISBN : NLI:3260337-10
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Author : Ipek Türeli
ISBN : UCSD:31822037186848
Genre : Aesthetics, Modern
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The Musical World

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ISBN : HARVARD:32044043849991
Genre : Music
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World Guide To Foundations

Author : Michael Zils
ISBN : STANFORD:36105070729293
Genre : Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations
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As a crucial source of grants, studies, research, and other not-for-profit services, the world's growing roster of foundations each year dispenses literally billions of dollars on causes ranging from eradicating AIDS to monitoring human rights abuses to promoting free speech on the Internet. Whether you're looking for the phone number of the Ford Foundation, or a list of scientific foundations in Switzerland, you'll find everything you need to know in this first edition of the World Guide to Foundations. It brings together over 21,750 foundations on six continents and some 112 countries, from Albania to Zimbabwe. Entries are arranged alphabetically by country and typically include: -- The foundation's name and abbreviation -- Address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address -- Year of origin -- Key personnel, including chairman, managing director, and donors -- Financial resources and annual income and expenses -- Type of foundation and its aims -- Publications Offering additional points of entry are indexes by foundation name and over 199 different subject areas, such as education, peace studies, or consumer protection. A German-English concordance for subject areas is also provided.

Estampas De La Raza

Author : McNay Art Museum
ISBN : UCSD:31822039602354
Genre : Art
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While much attention has been paid to Chicano painting, Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection is one of the first books about the vibrant and exciting prints created by American artists of Mexican and Latino heritage in the decades following the Chicano movement of the 1970s. Drawn entirely from a major gift to the McNay Art Museum by Drs. Harriett and Ricardo Romo, among the most important collectors of this material in the United States, Estampas de la Raza is a significant document of the development of printmaking in the Latino community and a stunning survey of many of the best prints to emerge from such influential print shops as Self Help Graphics, Modern Multiples, and Coronado Studios. The book includes more than sixty prints by nearly fifty artists with full biographies of each artist and a discussion of the artists' approaches to representing the Mexican American, Latino, and Chicano experience. That experience is all here in vivid colors and bold forms—cultural icons such as the Virgen de Guadalupe, Frida Kahlo, and César Chávez; pachucos, vatos, and chicas; the sociopolitical struggles of the Chicano movement and the forging of a new cultural identity; as well as zoot suits, lowriders, Tejano music, tacos, and tattoos. The book is as much a celebration of the rich Latino culture as it is a chronicle of one of the most fascinating, and overlooked, aspects of contemporary American art—the great contribution of Chicano and Latino artists to the American printmaking tradition.

Arte Contempor?neo Desde Chile

Author : Fatima Bercht
ISBN : UCSD:31822028331098
Genre : Art
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The Girl With The Funny Name

Author : Fatima Castañeda
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173010515668
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Embodying The Un Home

Author : Emily Ann Knudson-Vilaseca
ISBN : MINN:31951P010480956
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