The Crown of Thorns

Author:,

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:9780061757051

Total Pages:624

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The fourth book in the internationally bestselling Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage, featuring the funny and fantastic adventures of a wizard apprentice and his quest to become an ExtraOrdinary Wizard. New York Times Bestselling Series “Breezy charm, gusts of spectacular Magyk and a buoyant plot combining drama and comedy in just the right proportions.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “The Septimus Heap series remains one of the best outcomes of the young-wizard furor catalyzed by Harry Potter.” —ALA Booklist There's trouble at the Castle, and it's all because Merrin Meredith has returned with Darke plans for Septimus. More trouble awaits Septimus and Jenna in the form of Tertius Fume, the ghost of the very first Chief Hermetic Scribe, who is determined to send Septimus on a deadly Queste. But Septimus and Jenna have other plans—they are headed for the mysterious House of Foryx, a place where all Time meets and the place where they fervently hope they will be able to find Nicko and Snorri, who were trapped back in time in Physik. But how will Septimus escape the Queste?

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Le Graal. Queste christique et templière

Author:Jean Poyard

Publisher:Dervy

ISBN:

Total Pages:720

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Dans une démarche à la fois traditionnelle et originale, ce livre ouvre des perspectives insoupçonnées sur l'ésotérisme du Graal dans une approche christique et templière. À partir du Conte du Graal de Chrétien de Troyes, il nous livre des clés de compréhension sur l'évolution de l'homme dans sa recherche de la Connaissance. Et il nous introduit pas à pas au coeur de la métamorphose de celui qui se nomme Perceval : l'homme « deux-fois-né » spirituellement. Fruit de 30 années de méditations et de recherches, ce livre nous conduit dans l'intimité de Dante et de l'Évangile selon saint Jean, ainsi que dans l'esprit du Temple. Il nous introduit au coeur du Second Temple médiéval, adoubé par saint Bernard. Et il éclaire notre compréhension d'un drame cosmique qui est celui de l'évolution de l'homme et de l'Histoire en marche vers un Troisième Temple. Révélée au coeur du Moyen-Âge chrétien, la tradition du Graal n'a cessé d'interroger les meilleurs esprits. Demeurée vivante, elle a cheminé jusqu'aux temps actuels dans la perspective d'une ère nouvelle qui s'ouvre aujourd'hui dans l'espérance d'un Troisième Testament. Le Graal est ainsi envisagé comme une Queste, à la fois personnelle et historique, intemporelle et éminemment contemporaine. Un ferment spirituel pour les temps nouveaux.

The Passing of Arthur

Author:Christopher Baswell,William Sharpe

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1317656911

Total Pages:342

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Originally published in 1988, this volume contains papers from, and commissioned after, "The Passing of Arthur", a conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies in November 1986. No Arthurian story is experienced without some foreknowledge of its end, which the text acknowledges through a complex range of methods. This collection takes this as its point of origin, suggesting that all such narratives concern the passing of Arthur, even indirectly, so the chapters not only look at the death of Arthur but the passing on and development of the Arthurian literature. The figure of Arthur and the Round Table continues to fascinate contemporary readers. This interesting collection presents a wide range of Arthurian studies approaches representing some of the vast scholarship on the genre.

Septimus Heap Complete Collection

Author:Angie Sage

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0062371711

Total Pages:4300

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Fantasy adventure at its best! This collection contains all seven books in Angie Sage's internationally bestselling Septimus Heap series. Readers will love the enchanting and humorous adventures of a wizard apprentice and his quest to become an ExtraOrdinary Wizard. New York Times Bestselling Series “Readers will be indubitably hooked—worrying, laughing, and gasping over the nonstop adventures of this engaging troupe.” —VOYA (Starred Review) The series follows the adventures of Septimus Heap, who, as a seventh son of a seventh son, has magical powers. After he becomes the apprentice of the ExtraOrdinary Wizard, Marcia Overstrand, he starts his studies for seven years and a day to become an Ordinary Wizard (or maybe an ExtraOrdinary?). His adventures take place in a fictional world full of secrets and mysteries, a world where rats are messengers and can speak, a world where spells are common and where the dark forces are trying to penetrate. In addition to Magyk, Flyte, Physik, Queste, Syren, Darke, and Fyre are The Magykal Papers, a wonderful full-color compendium of extras such as maps, guides, and journals, and The Darke Toad, a 96-page novella packed with the action, humor, and magic.

Sotto queste forme quasi infinite

Author:Francesca Cecconi,Caterina Diotto,Paola Zeni

Publisher:Mimesis

ISBN:885757962X

Total Pages:N.A

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Sotto queste forme quasi infinite, espressione di Roland Barthes presa in prestito per titolare la presente raccolta di saggi dedicati al tema della narrazione, equivale a una dichiarazione d’intenti: gli studi qui riuniti – accomunati da un’aspirazione euristica, analitica e investigativa di ampio raggio nel campo della narrazione – sono stati selezionati puntando all’eterogeneità delle discipline, delle metodologie e delle forme narrative indagate. Si accostano così fra loro saggi di letteratura, filosofia, teatro, cinema: dal confronto fra le specifiche narratologie e dal dialogo fra i metodi di ricerca emerge un panorama composito, fervido, che proprio nella dimensione interdisciplinare trova occasione di essere restituito nella propria complessità.

Queste sono le storie dell’Alta Lombardia, con il Peppo, la Marana e così via

Author:Lele Buratti

Publisher:Gruppo Albatros Il Filo

ISBN:883063011X

Total Pages:132

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I luoghi d’infanzia non si dimenticano, sono serrati nell’angolo più nascosto del cuore. Ricordi, sensazioni, emozioni di un tempo oramai andato via, perduto. Apparentemente lontano, lo ritroviamo accanto nel momento in cui si scorge un oggetto, un odore, un qualcosa che ci riporta immediatamente in quel mondo, in quei momenti. Spesso, attraverso le storie raccontate, scopriamo un’infanzia che pensavamo di aver dimenticato del tutto, ed è quel che ci arriva da Gabriele Buratti: le sue storie, il suo mondo, la sua vita. Con ironia elegante, in Queste sono le storie dell’Alta Lombardia tratteggia il mondo rurale lombardo, sottolineando e descrivendo situazioni esilaranti che mettono in risalto la genuinità di un mondo che va scomparendo: la società contadina. Autore dalle capacità notevoli, descrive con sapienza e arguzia il meraviglioso mondo animale, puntando l’attenzione sulla loro sensibilità e le facoltà incredibili che hanno nel relazionarsi con l’uomo, donando così alle sue storie quel tocco di fascino e di magia che le rendono uniche. Perché sono uniche davvero, ci sembra di essere accanto al fuoco e al caldo ed ascoltare una voce narrante che racconta… che fa viaggiare… trasportandoci in mondi fantastici, dove la superstizione e la malia si fondono: è un’emozione che non si vive più. In tempi remoti quando arrivava la sera, attorno ad un camino oppure rintanati in una vecchia stalla, si raccontavano le storie che si tramandavano di generazione in generazione, portando avanti quell’oralità nella quale la rielaborazione del patrimonio culturale ha fatto in modo che moltissime storie giungessero ai giorni nostri. Io sono del ’59 del passato millennio, nato in una provincia di Milano nella quale si vedevano ancora carretti tirati da cavalloni dai muscoli duri come il legno di quercia, e le rondini garrendo e volando mi passavano dentro il cuore, trasportandomi su, fra le nuvole. Diversi anni dopo mi ritrovai smarrito e confuso, con un diploma di ragioniere fra le mani. Le esperienze lavorative che seguirono le feci in una fonderia di ghisa e come venditore di testi d’aggiornamento per insegnanti di scuole assortite. Poi, lunga esperienza da vigile urbano. La mia inquietudine e le rondini nell’anima mi portarono a mollare tutto a favore di una ricerca spirituale che, in Umbria, mi fece incrociare la via con una ragazza tedesca, la quale due anni dopo divenne mia moglie. Ormai in Germania, mi reinventavo assistente educativo sanitario in un asilo per bambini disabili. Vennero poi i figli: quattro. Mia moglie ricevette poi un’offerta alla quale non poteva rifiutare e si trasferì Altrove, lasciandomi vedovo. Attualmente i miei “quattro”, accertata la robustezza delle proprie ali, si danno ad acrobazie di vita. E il Lele, qua, oltre ad essere all’asilo, ogni tanto scrive storielle. Così.

Contested Language in Malory's Morte Darthur

Author:R. Lexton

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137353627

Total Pages:248

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Examining Malory's political language, this study offers a revisionary view of Arthur's kingship in the Morte Darthur and the role of the Round Table fellowship. Considering a range of historical and political sources, Lexton suggests that Malory used a specific lexicon to engage with contemporary problems of kingship and rule.

Septimus Heap, Book Seven: Fyre

Author:Angie Sage

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0062219871

Total Pages:736

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The seventh book in the internationally bestselling Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage, featuring the funny and fantastic adventures of a wizard apprentice and his quest to become an ExtraOrdinary Wizard. New York Times Bestselling Series “To wrap up her deservedly popular series, Sage calls back nearly all of the first six volumes’ cast members, living and dead, for a fresh flurry of Magykal feats and threats from the Darke.” —Kirkus Reviews “Sage is a master of her created world, paying devoted attention to the smallest detail; the world and the characters in it are as vivid and engaging in this final installment as they have been throughout the Septimus Heap series.” —ALA Booklist Favorite characters return in this stunning seventh and final book in Angie Sage's New York Times bestselling magykal series: ExtraOrdinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand, Alchemist Marcellus Pye, and of course Septimus Heap, Jenna, Beetle, Simon, Lucy, and the rest of the Heap gang. Jenna will soon be Queen and Beetle is now Chief Hermetic Scribe. Septimus, however, must rid the Castle of the Darke Domaine by destroying the Two-Faced Ring. His skills in both Magyk and Physik will be tested, as will his loyalties. Filled with Angie Sage's characteristic humor and heart, Fyre is a grand finale that is fantasy adventure at its best.

The New Christians of Spanish Naples 1528-1671

Author:P. Mazur

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137295155

Total Pages:197

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This study reveals the more complex reality of Early Modern Naples than what has commonly been represented, in which royal representatives in the city came to depend on the assistance of a series of merchants, financiers, and bureaucrats who shared a common identity as conversos, descendants of converted Jews.

Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer

Author:Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher:Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN:1605205230

Total Pages:704

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It is impossible to overstate the importance of English poet GEOFFREY CHAUCER (c. 1343 c. 1400) to the development of literature in the English language. His writings which were popular during his own lifetime with the nobility as well as with the increasingly literate merchant class marked the first celebration of the English vernacular as a tongue worthy of literary endeavor, most notably in his unfinished narrative poem The Canterbury Tales, the format and structure of which continues to be imitated by writers today. But the impact of Chaucer s work was felt even into the 16th and 17th centuries, when the first major collections of his writings set a high standard for how authors should be presented to the reading public. This widely esteemed seven-volume set first published in the 1890s by British academic WALTER WILLIAM SKEAT (1835 1912), Erlington and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Cambridge University is based solely on Chaucer s original manuscripts and the earliest available published works (with any significant variations or deviations between versions highlighted in the extensive notes), and comes complete with Skeat s informative commentary on many passages. Volume IV features all extant material for The Canterbury Tales, including: The Knightes Tale The Milleres Tale The Cokes Tale The Prioresses Tale The Monkes Tale The Tale of the Wyf of Bathe and all the rest.

The Dead Don't Boogie

Author:Douglas Skelton

Publisher:Saraband

ISBN:1910192457

Total Pages:240

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“Absolutely brilliant. A quick-witted and vastly entertaining novel that takes Douglas Skelton into the crime fiction big league.” Alex Gray “If you like your humour black and your detective novels hard boiled, The Dead Don’t Boogie is a cut above the rest.” Theresa Talbot “A white-knuckle, wisecracking thriller.” Caro Ramsay A missing teenage girl should be an easy job for Dominic Queste – after all, finding lost souls is what he does best. But sometimes it’s better if those souls stay lost. Jenny Deavers is trouble, especially for an ex-cokehead like Queste. Some truly nasty characters are very keen indeed to get to Jenny, and will stop at nothing... including murder. As the bodies pile up, Queste has to use all his street smarts both to protect Jenny and to find out just who wants her dead. The trail leads him to a vicious world of brutal gangsters, merciless hitmen, dark family secrets and an insatiable lust for power in the highest echelons of politics.

TodHunter Moon, Book Three: StarChaser

Author:Angie Sage

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0062272535

Total Pages:496

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Almost one year ago, Alice TodHunter Moon left her PathFinder village to become Apprentice to ExtraOrdinary Wizard Septimus Heap. She learned that the Magyk of the Castle comes from the power of the great block of lapis lazuli beneath the Wizard Tower. But in faraway lands, the brilliant blue stone is crumbling to dust. Soon the destruction will spread to the Castle, and its Magyk will be destroyed. Tod sets off on a hazardous journey to find the ancient object that will reverse the UnRaveling, and save the world of Septimus Heap. “Rich world-building, endearing characters, and a plot that will keep readers guessing are only a few of the treats that await fans in this final installment of the trilogy.”— Kirkus Reviews

Septimus Heap, Book Three: Physik

Author:Angie Sage

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0061757071

Total Pages:576

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The third book in the internationally bestselling Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage, featuring the funny and fantastic adventures of a wizard apprentice and his quest to become an ExtraOrdinary Wizard. New York Times Bestselling Series “Few fans of the best-selling Septimus Heap series will be disappointed.” —ALA Booklist “Readers will be indubitably hooked—worrying, laughing, and gasping over the nonstop adventures of this engaging troupe.” —VOYA (Starred Review) When Silas Heap unSeals a forgotten room in the Palace, he releases the ghost of a Queen who lived five hundred years earlier. Queen Etheldredda is as awful in death as she was in life, and she's still up to no good. Her diabolical plan to give herself everlasting life requires Jenna's compliance, Septimus's disappearance, and the talents of her son, Marcellus Pye, a famous Alchemist and Physician. And if Queen Etheldredda's plot involves Jenna and Septimus, then it will surely involve Nicko, Alther Mella, Marcia Overstrand, Beetle, Stanley, Sarah, Silas, Spit Fyre, Aunt Zelda, and all of the other wacky, wonderful characters that made Magyk and Flyte so memorable. With heart-stopping action and a dash of humor, Angie Sage continues the fantastical journey of Septimus Heap.

Advanced Italian Step-by-Step

Author:Paola Nanni-Tate

Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:0071837191

Total Pages:320

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Take your Italian to the next level using the groundbreaking, proven-effective "building block" approach to proficiency Advanced Italian Step-by-Step begins with a quick review of the key grammar basics and then moves on to more advanced topics you need for true mastery of the language. It introduces you to hundreds of new vocabulary words--all reinforced with readings that put the new terms in everyday context. Leads you through a unique "building block" approach to mastering advanced grammar Down-to-earth explanations of essential rules and concepts Key verbs and vocabulary Numerous exercises that enable you to chart your progress Engaging readings that help you hone your skills in everyday contexts

Ruolo e formazione degli educatori / Papel y formación de los educadores

Author:,

Publisher:Editions L\'Harmattan

ISBN:2140096053

Total Pages:176

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Cet ouvrage aborde la question de l'accueil des mineurs migrants isolés dans les centres mis en place en Italie et en Espagne, ainsi que celle de la formation des éducateurs et des psychologues dans un contexte interculturel. Les cas analysés et la réflexion théorique élaborée naissent d'un travail scientifique conduit en collaboration entre les universités de Florence et de Séville.

Queste der Helden (Band 1 im Ring der Zauberei)

Author:Morgan Rice

Publisher:Morgan Rice

ISBN:1939416728

Total Pages:250

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"Eine atemberaubende neue epische Fantasy-Serie. Morgan Rice hat es wieder einmal geschafft! Diese magische Saga erinnert an das Beste von J.K. Rowling, George R.R. Martin, Rick Riordan, Christopher Paolini und J.R.R. Tolkien. Ich konnte es nicht aus der Hand legen!" --Allegra Skye, Bestseller-Autor von SAVED Nach einigen Nr. 1-Bestsellern pr sentiert Morgan Rice das Deb t einer bezaubernden neuen Fantasy-Serie. QUESTE F R HELDEN (Band 1 im RING DER ZAUBEREI) ist die epische Geschichte vom Erwachsenwerden eines besonderen Jungen, einem 14-j hrigen aus einem kleinen Dorf am Rande des K nigreichs des Rings. Als der j ngste von vier Br dern, am wenigsten vom Vater geliebt, von seinen Br dern gehasst, sp rt Thorgrin, dass er anders ist als die anderen. Er tr umt davon, ein gro er Krieger zu werden, sich des K nigs Mannen anzuschlie en und den Ring vor den Horden der Kreaturen auf der anderen Seite des Canyon zu besch tzen. Als er das Kriegeralter erreicht und sein Vater es ihm nicht erlaubt, der Legion des K nigs beizutreten, akzeptiert er kein Nein: er reist auf eigene Faust los, fest entschlossen, sich seinen Weg nach K nigshof zu bahnen und ernstgenommen zu werden. Doch K nigshof ist voll von seinen eigenen Familiendramen und Machtk mpfen, von Ehrgeiz, Eifersucht, Gewalt und Verrat. K nig MacGil muss sich unter seinen Kindern f r einen Nachfolger entscheiden, und das uralte Schicksalsschwert, die Quelle all ihrer Macht, wartet weiterhin unber hrt auf die Ankunft des Auserw hlten. Thorgrin kommt als Au enseiter an und k mpft darum, akzeptiert zu werden und zur Legion des K nigs zu geh ren. Thorgrin entdeckt, dass er mysteri se Kr fte besitzt, die er nicht versteht; dass er eine besondere Gabe hat, und ein besonderes Schicksal. Er verliebt sich aussichtslos in die Tochter des K nigs, und w hrend ihre verbotene Romanze erbl ht, muss er erfahren, dass er m chtige Rivalen hat. W hrend er sich bem ht, seine Kr fte zu begreifen, nimmt ihn der Zauberer des K nigs unter die Fittiche und erz hlt ihm von seiner Mutter, die er nie kannte, in einem fernen Land hinter dem Canyon, das sogar weit hinter dem Land der Drachen liegt. Bevor Thorgrin ausziehen und Krieger werden kann, wie es sein Herzenswunsch ist, muss er seine Ausbildung abschlie en. Doch dies k nnte ein vorschnelles Ende finden, als er sich im Mittelpunkt k niglicher Intrigen und Gegenintrigen wiederfindet, die seine Liebe bedrohen und ihn zerst ren k nnten--und mit ihm das gesamte K nigreich. Mit seinen fein ausgearbeiteten Welten und Charakteren ist QUESTE DER HELDEN eine epische Saga von Freundschaft und Liebe, von Rivalen und Verehrern, von Rittern und Drachen, von Intrigen und politischen Machenschaften, vom Erwachsenwerden, von gebrochenen Herzen, von T uschung, Ehrgeiz und Verrat. Es ist eine Geschichte von Ehre und Mut, von Schicksal und Bestimmung, von Zauberei. Es ist eine Phantasiegeschichte, die uns in eine Welt entf hrt, die wir nie vergessen werden, und die Leser jeden Alters und Geschlechts begeistern wird. Die Geschichte umfasst 85.000 W rter. Band 2-10 der Serie sind auf Englisch bereits erschienen und bald auch auf Deutsch erh ltlich!

Author:Ciro Giovanni Vittorio,Puntaccio

Publisher:Aletti Editore

ISBN:885916379X

Total Pages:76

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Ascoltare i versi dei poeti, leggere le storie degli scrittori, conduce a dimensioni divine, beneficiando del potere terapeutico. "Così il miele dell'uomo è la poesia, che sgorga dal cuore dolente, da un favo con la cera del ricordo, formato dall'ape più segreta." Così cantava Federico Garcia Lorca, poeta e drammaturgo spagnolo, (1898/1936) nel suo "Canto del miele". Ciro Giovanni Vittorio, detto "Puntaccio", nasce il 04/01/1952 a Rotondi in Valle Caudina, (AV). Cappa Senatoriale a simbolo dell'alto rango ricoperto, che dà il titolo di Eccellenza e Benemerenza Accademica, consegna della Targa e Nomina a Procuratore dell'Accademia Internazionale dei Micenei, Reggio Calabria (Italy). Palazzo Comunale di Micene, (Grecia). Conferita dalla Presidenza il 24 Giugno 2001. Al Poeta Senatore Accademico Ciro Giovanni Vittorio (Puntaccio). "Quale ulteriore riconoscimento delle elevatissime doti sociali, culturali ed umane, che distinguono la sua illustre persona".

Reconstructing Democracy

Author:Charles Taylor,Patrizia Nanz,Madeleine Beaubien Taylor

Publisher:Harvard University Press

ISBN:0674246632

Total Pages:96

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“An urgent manifesto for the reconstruction of democratic belonging in our troubled times.” —Davide Panagia Across the world, democracies are suffering from a disconnect between the people and political elites. In communities where jobs and industry are scarce, many feel the government is incapable of understanding their needs or addressing their problems. The resulting frustration has fueled the success of destabilizing demagogues. To reverse this pattern and restore responsible government, we need to reinvigorate democracy at the local level. But what does that mean? Drawing on examples of successful community building in cities large and small, from a shrinking village in rural Austria to a neglected section of San Diego, Reconstructing Democracy makes a powerful case for re-engaging citizens. It highlights innovative grassroots projects and shows how local activists can form alliances and discover their own power to solve problems.

Dissimulation and Deceit in Early Modern Europe

Author:Miriam Eliav-Feldon,Tamar Herzig

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137447494

Total Pages:250

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In this book, twelve scholars of early modern history analyse various categories and cases of deception and false identity in the age of geographical discoveries and of forced conversions: from two-faced conversos to serial converts, from demoniacs to stigmatics, and from self-appointed ambassadors to lying cosmographer.