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Coming of Age in Byzantium

Coming of Age in Byzantium Author Despoina Ariantzi
ISBN-10 9783110576603
Release 2017-12-18
Pages 316
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The various phases of life and their manifestations in theory and social reality constitute a well-established area of research in the fields of western medieval studies and ancient history. In this respect the Byzantine East has been widely neglected. This volume will focus on the Byzantine experience of adolescence, which may be defined as the biological transition from childhood to adulthood as well as the social and psychological experience of leaving the care of parents, guardians and family groups and the gradual integration into adult society. The contributions gathered therein treat seven subtopics that correspond to crucial questions in the current research on adolescence: the legal status of adolescents; the mechanisms of transition from childhood to adolescence; the socialisation and gradual integration into adult society; adolescents in Byzantine art; psychological aspects of adolescence from medieval to modern times; illnesses of adolescents; adolescents in the western medieval world.The focus is on the Middle and Late Byzantine Period, where historical, hagiographical,legal and medical sources offer rich material for an investigation of these aspects. The book contributes to a better understanding of all these questions and to show future trajectories for research.

Killer Carnivores

Killer Carnivores Author Andrew Solway
ISBN-10 1403465673
Release 2005
Pages 48
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Explains how bears, otters, weasels, and other carnivores catch their prey.

Circling Faith

Circling Faith Author Wendy Reed
ISBN-10 9780817317676
Release 2012-04-02
Pages 230
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Circling Faith is a collection of essays by southern women that encompasses spirituality and the experience of winding through the religiously charged environment of the American South. Mary Karr, in “Facing Altars,” describes how the consolation she found in poetry directed her to a similar solace in prayer. In “Chiaroscuro: Shimmer and Shadow,” Susan Cushman recounts how her dissatisfaction with a Presbyterian upbringing led her to hold her own worship services at home and eventually to join the Eastern Orthodox Church. “Magic” by Amy Blackmarr depicts a religious practice that occurs wholly outside of any formal setting—she recognizes places, such as a fishing shack in south Georgia, and things, such as crystal Cherokee earrings, as reminders that God exists everywhere and that a Great Comforter is always present. In “The Only Jews in Town,” Stella Suberman gives her account of growing up as a religious minority in Tennessee, connecting her story to a larger narrative of Eastern European Jews who moved away from the Northeast, often to found and run “Jew stores” in midwestern and southern towns. Alice Walker, in an interview with Valerie Reiss titled “Alice Walker Calls God ‘Mama,’” relates her dynamic relationship with her God, which includes meditation and yoga, and explains how she views the role of faith in her work, including her novel The Color Purple. These essays showcase the large spectrum of spirituality that abides in the South, as well as the equally large spectrum of individual women who hold these faiths.

Mr Bean s scrapbook

Mr  Bean s scrapbook Author Robin Driscoll
ISBN-10 0067575099
Release 1997-08-28
Pages 96
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Mr. Bean is sent by the British National Gallery to an art museum in Los Angeles to oversee the return of the painting Whistler's Mother to England, and his trip is fraught with mishaps and mayhem

My Life and Times at Race Riot High

My Life and Times at Race Riot High Author Jay Bump
ISBN-10 161667069X
Release 2010-04
Pages 316
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My Life and Times at Race Riot High is a work of fiction based off documented events. Everyone remembers their teenage years: school, drugs, girls, and the awkwardness of being a teenager. Now add all of that on top of racial turmoil, segregation, corruption, and two warring factions bent on destroying each other. This is the story of a school as seen through the eyes of one person, Jason Wild. Jason is a sophomore just trying to be himself and get through the nightmare that is high school without getting involved. Unfortunately for him, he seems to be the center of attention.

Mr Bean s Diary

Mr  Bean s Diary Author Rowan Atkinson
ISBN-10 1852833491
Release 1993
Pages 1
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Mr Bean s Diary has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Mr Bean s Diary also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Mr Bean s Diary book for free.


Geronimo Author Angie Debo
ISBN-10 9780806186795
Release 2012-09-06
Pages 500
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On September 5, 1886, the entire nation rejoiced as the news flashed from the Southwest that the Apache war leader Geronimo had surrendered to Brigadier General Nelson A. Miles. With Geronimo, at the time of his surrender, were Chief Naiche (the son of the great Cochise), sixteen other warriors, fourteen women, and six children. It had taken a force of 5,000 regular army troops and a series of false promises to "capture" the band. Yet the surrender that day was not the end of the story of the Apaches associated with Geronimo. Besides his small band, 394 of his tribesmen, including his wife and children, were rounded up, loaded into railroad cars, and shipped to Florida. For more than twenty years Geronimo’s people were kept in captivity at Fort Pickens, Florida; Mount Vernon Barracks, Alabama; and finally Fort Sill, Oklahoma. They never gave up hope of returning to their mountain home in Arizona and New Mexico, even as their numbers were reduced by starvation and disease and their children were taken from them to be sent to the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania.

Have Fun Try Hard Play Fair

Have Fun  Try Hard  Play Fair Author Freeman
ISBN-10 9781605874784
Release 2013-02-28
Pages 256
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With helpful stories, Bible verses, cool quotes and big ideas from the world of sports, boys will grow their faith as they increase in their sports skills! Guys are encouraged to put a least one good idea in their head and heart each day, so they can take it with them to the field of play. Sportsmanship and God’s guidance go hand in hand!

Virtually Jewish

Virtually Jewish Author Ruth Ellen Gruber
ISBN-10 9780520213630
Release 2002-01-15
Pages 304
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The author explores the phenomenon of the Jewish culture in Europe. In this book she askes in what way do non-Jews embrace and enact Jewish culture and for what reasons.

Yesterdays Magnolia

Yesterdays Magnolia Author Betty J Vaughn
ISBN-10 1590955544
Release 2015-10-20
Pages 350
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Yesterday's Magnolia by Betty J Vaughn Jo envies Margo and Maurice for their ready charm, looks, wealth, glamour, and exciting lives never realizing that it is she who is envied for a life that contains the things that they themselves long for and have not attained. "It's a shame to have so damned much and yet so little." An eastern North Carolina farmer's daughter, Margot, streaks like a comet into the life style of the rich and famous. Her beauty and exuberant, zestful personality gain her entrance to boardrooms, the White House, a corporate jet stocked with Cristal champagne and caviar, a villa in Italy, and marriage to one of the world's most powerful men. Maurice, the spurned suitor, seeks friendship and comfort from Margot's sister, Jo, a quiet, bookish art history teacher. Jo envies them both for their ready charm, looks, wealth, glamour, and exciting lives never realizing that it is she who is envied for a life that contains the things that they themselves have not attained. Like the comets they so resemble both Margot and Maurice are consumed by the friction of life, leaving Jo to remember the magic moments they brought to a more conventional path.

Feminism and Anthropology

Feminism and Anthropology Author Henrietta L. Moore
ISBN-10 9780745667997
Release 2013-04-23
Pages 256
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This is the first book which examines the nature and significance of a feminist critique in anthropology. It offers a clear introduction to, and balanced assessment of, the theoretical and practical issues raised by the development of a feminist anthropology. Henrietta Moore situates the development of a feminist approach in anthropology within the context of the discipline, examining the ways in which women have been studied in anthropology - as well as the ways in which the study of gender has influenced the development of the discipline anthropology. She considers the application of feminist work to key areas of anthropological research, and addresses the question of what social anthropology has to contribute to contemporary feminism. Throughout the book Henrietta Moore's analysis is informed by her own extensive fieldwork in Africa and by her concern to develop anthropological theory and method by means of feminist critique. This book will be of particular value to students in anthropology, women's studies and the social sciences.


Crazy Author Benjamin Lebert
ISBN-10 0141307412
Release 2000
Pages 175
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Benjamin Lebert introduces himself on the first day at his new school: Hi, I'm Benjamin Lebert, I'm 16 and a cripple. Just so you know... He is paralysed down his left side, but nevertheless lives his life to the full as a rebellious schoolboy, smoking, drinking, running away, meeting girls and having sex - and all the while pondering the meaning of life.

Homage to Catalonia

Homage to Catalonia Author George Orwell
ISBN-10 9781518348686
Release 2018-03-22
Pages 325
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Chios Classics brings literature's greatest works back to life for new generations. All our books contain a linked table of contents. George Orwell was one of the most famous authors of the 20th century. Orwell’s classics such as Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm are still widely read throughout the world. Orwell’s works regarding social injustice and totalitarianism remain influential.