Pardon My Spanglish

Pardon My Spanglish Author Bill Santiago
ISBN-10 9781594742132
Year 2008
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher
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Whatever language you speak, this very first book about Spanglish-the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup of languages-will help you get your Spanglish on!Pardon My Spanglish is written by Comedy Central's resident experto on this pop-cultural phenomenon. A native Spanglish speaker, Santiago specializes in the hilarity of mixing English and Spanish-in one conversation, one sentence, even one word.

Ambrose of Milan

Ambrose of Milan Author Ambroise ((saint ;)
ISBN-10 0853238294
Year 2005-01-01
Pages 424
Language en
Publisher Liverpool University Press
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The episcopate of Ambrose of Milan (374-97) is pivotal to understanding the developing relationship between the Christian Church and the Roman Empire in late antiquity. As bishop of Milan, Ambrose came into frequent contact with the highest levels of the imperial administration, including the emperors Gratian, Valentinian II, and Theodosius I themselves. He also exerted a degree of leadership in doctrinal matters over the bishops of northern Italy and adjacent regions. Any consideration of Ambrose’s career must begin with his own writings. This volume presents some of his most important works: the tenth book of his collection of letters; the letters that are preserved outside his published collection (Epistulae extra collectionem); and his funeral speeches for Valentinian II and Theodosius I. They document not only his influence over the bishops of neighbouring cities, but also his celebrated conflicts with the imperial court over the altar of Victory at Rome, the imperial siege of churches in Milan, the affair of the synagogue at Callinicum, and the massacre of civilians at Thessalonica. In these texts Ambrose sets forth his views about his rights as bishop to govern his church without imperial interference, and to condemn any emperor whose actions were deemed to be sinful. This volume will be of value to students and scholars of the history of the Church and the Roman Empire in late antiquity, and to anyone interested in the passage from pagan antiquity to the Christian Middle Ages.

Boswelliana

Boswelliana Author James Boswell
ISBN-10 1406725048
Year 2007-10
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Brunton Press
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This antiquarian volume contains a complete manual of the art of angling for roach, with comments on methodology, equipment, tactics, and other information useful to the roach fisherman. Written in simple, plain language and including much in the way of practical instructions and useful tips and hints, this text will prove invaluable to the roach fisherman, and makes for a great addition to collections of angling literature. The chapters of this book include: The Roach, Descriptive, Statistical, Roach Waters, The Roach Fisherman, Baits and Ground-Baits, Major Tactics and Major Considerations, Methods and Styles, Odds and Ends In Lighter Vein, and Hempseed Fishing for Roach. We are republishing this antiquarian volume now complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of fishing.

Achilleid

Achilleid Author Publius Papinius Statius
ISBN-10 1624664075
Year 2015-08-24
Pages 88
Language en
Publisher
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"One of the most entertaining short narratives of all time, the Achilleid is a stand-alone work of compelling contemporary interest that moves with great rapidity and clarity. Its compact narrative, which encompasses a brutish childhood, an overprotective mother, temporary gender bending, sexual violence, and a final coming to manhood with the promise of future military prowess, may be unparalleled in a single narrative of such brevity. The text has survived in hundreds of manuscripts, sometimes copied with Statius' much longer and lugubrious Thebaid, but just as often with other racy short narratives and dramas taught in the medieval schools. The poem's literary playfulness, visual imagery, and lighthearted treatment of mythological and historical data made it--and can still make it--a goldmine in the classroom. Until now, however, it has been virtually impossible to get a sense of the work if one did not know Latin--recent translations notwithstanding. Stanley Lombardo's translation of the Achilleid is a dream: it's sound, enthralling, and will fully engage readers with this enticing, perplexing, at times distressing, but ultimately rewarding work." --Marjorie Curry Woods, Blumberg Centennial Professor of English and University Distinguished Teaching Professor, The University of Texas at Austin

Discourses of Endangerment

Discourses of Endangerment Author Alexandre Duchene
ISBN-10 9781847063229
Year 2008-07-22
Pages 290
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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Discourses of Endangerment examines the various dangers that threaten our use of language in today's society. Using case studies that will cover a wide range of languages, it is essential reading for students interested in sociolinguistics and language endangerment.

Eighth Day of Creation

Eighth Day of Creation Author Elizabeth O'Connor
ISBN-10 1928717152
Year 2007-01-01
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher Potters House
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The exercises and meditative materials that make up this unusual book are designed specifically to help you identify your God-given gifts and to encourage you to use those gifts creatively in the world. Read EIGHTH DAY OF CREATION in one sitting or study it a little at a time, over a period of weeks, letting the words of great writers and thinkers stimulate your own thoughts and prayers. Once you've read it, you'll find yourself returning to it again and again for insight and encouragement as you continue the exciting process of becoming all God created you to be.

Pyramid

Pyramid Author David Macaulay
ISBN-10 0547348398
Year 1982-04-26
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Through concise text and richly detailed black and white illustrations we come to know the philosophy of life and death in ancient Egypt.

Travels in Arabia Deserta

Travels in Arabia Deserta Author Charles Montagu Doughty
ISBN-10 9781616405168
Year 2010-01-01
Pages 678
Language en
Publisher Cosimo, Inc.
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Travels in Arabia Deserta, originally published in 1888, is a two-volume set which describes English poet Charles Doughty's extensive travels through the Arabian deserts and the discoveries he made there. The work became well-regarded for its beautiful prose as well as its extensiveness, which made it a benchmark of ambitious travel writing in the early 20th century. Written in the style of the King James Bible, the text is extravagant and creative. In the 1920's, it was discovered by British Army Officer T.E. Lawrence, who spurred the book's republication, this time with an introduction from Lawrence. The book has been in and out of print since then, but the Cosimo edition is a rare 1921 reprint, and includes the Lawrence introduction. Volume I includes T.E. Lawrence's Introduction, as well as accounts of Doughty's treks to Mecca, Ammon and Moab, the Mountain of Edom, Arabia, the Passage of the Harra, Teyma, and more. He also describes nomad life in the desert and ancient stories, peoples, and myths connected with his travels. CHARLES MONTAGU DOUGHTY (1843-1926) was an English poet and writer born in Theberton Hall, Saxmundham, Suffolk. He attended King's College London and graduated from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge in 1864. Among this author's works are an epic poem in six volumes titled The Dawn in Britain, published in 1906, and his well-known Travels in Arabia Deserta, for which he received much praise.

Tudor Monastery Farm

Tudor Monastery Farm Author Peter Ginn
ISBN-10 9781448141722
Year 2013-10-21
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Random House
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Ruth Goodman and Peter Ginn have become familiar faces on BBC2 after their hugely popular and immersive time-travelling experiments, Victorian, Edwardian and Wartime Farm. But for their fourth series, and our accompanying book, they have joined forces with Tom Pinfold to take on their biggest challenge yet: going back to Tudor England to endure the harsh realities of working for an Abbey Farm. Peter, Ruth and Tom are trained historians, driven by new research and discovery. They are passionate about bringing period details to life, and they do that for us by comprehensively inhabiting the era for months, using only materials, tools and technology available at the time, to earn their living, celebrate their holidays, clothe and feed themselves and their families. Follow them as they discover how to build a pigsty, brew their own ale, forge their own machinery and keep a Tudor household. Scrupulously researched, totally authentic and with its own contemporary narrative playing out within an accurate reconstruction of Tudor England, this is a fantastic glimpse into history, as it was lived. This is set to be Peter, Ruth and Tom’s most ambitious historical assignment yet.

Britain Ireland and the Crusades C 1000 1300

Britain  Ireland and the Crusades  C 1000 1300 Author Kathryn Hurlock
ISBN-10 9781137292735
Year 2012-12-07
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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From 1095 to the end of the thirteenth century, the crusades touched the lives of many thousands of British people, even those who were not crusaders themselves. In this introductory survey, Kathryn Hurlock compares and contrasts the crusading experiences of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Taking a thematic approach, Hurlock provides an overview of the crusading movement, and explores key aspects of the crusades, such as: - where crusaders came from - when and why the papacy chose to recruit crusaders - the impact on domestic life, as shown through literature, religion and taxation - political uses of the crusades - the role of the military orders in Britain This wide-ranging and accessible text is the ideal introduction to this fascinating subject in early British history.