Livres hebdo

Titre : Livres hebdo
Auteur :
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015027424442
Libération : 1992

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L Edda

Titre : L Edda
Auteur : Snorri Sturluson
Éditeur : Editions Gallimard
ISBN-13 : 2070721140
Libération : 1991

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Rédigée au début du XIIIe siècle par l'éminent historien islandais Snorri Sturluson, l'Edda constitue le recueil de mythologie nordique le plus complet que nous ait légué le Moyen Âge scandinave. Au cours de récits souvent hauts en couleur, l'auteur retrace tout d'abord la création de l'univers à l'origine des temps, avec notamment l'épisode du démembrement d'Ymir, le géant primitif ; puis il présente les principaux dieux de l'antiquité païenne et raconte leurs exploits, leurs aventures et leurs querelles, tandis qu'à l'arrière-plan se profile de plus en plus nettement le drame du monde, le fameux Crépuscule des dieux, dont la description particulièrement saisissante constitue le point d'orgue de l'ouvrage.Bien qu'il ait été conçu plus de deux siècles après la conversion offcielle de l'Islande au christianisme, ce traité témoigne d'une intime connaissance des poèmes mythologiques composés à l'époque païenne tant en Norvège que dans l'île des sagas. À ce titre, l'Edda offre un intérêt capital pour l'étude de l'ancienne religion scandinave, de même que pour les enquêtes de mythologie comparée indo-européenne.Cette nouvelle traduction repose sur un examen approfondi de la tradition manuscrite de l'ouvre, en sorte qu'à la différence des traductions précédentes, elle tient largement compte des principales variantes fournies par les manuscrits de l'Edda.

Twelve Years a Slave

Titre : Twelve Years a Slave
Auteur : Solomon Northup
Éditeur : LSU Press
ISBN-13 : 0807101508
Libération : 1968-04-01

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Solomon Northup was a free man, the son of an emancipated Negro Slave. Until the spring of 1841 he lived a simple, uneventful life with his wife and three children in Upstate New York. Then, suddenly, he fell victim to a series of bizarre events that make this one of the most amazing autobiographies ever written. Northup accepted an offer from two strangers in Saratoga, New York, to catch up with their traveling circus and play in its band. But when the chase ended, Northup had been drugged, beaten, and sold to a slave trader in Washington, D.C. Subsequently, he was shipped to New Orleans, where he was purchased by a planter in the Red River region of Louisiana. For the next twelve years Northup lived as a chattel slave under several masters. He might well have died a slave, except for another set of bizarre circumstances which enabled him to get word to his family and finally regain his freedom. These elements alone -- the kidnapping, enslavement, and rescue -- are sufficient for a sensational story. But Northup provides more. He was a shrewd observer of people and events. His memory was remarkable. He described cultivation of cotton and sugar in the Deep South. He detailed the daily routine and general life of the Negro slave. Indeed, he vividly portrayed the world of slavery -- from the underside. Originally published in 1853, Northup's autobiography is regarded as one of the best accounts of American Negro slavery ever written by a slave. It is reprinted in full here for the first time, as the initial volume in The Library of Southern Civilization. Northup's account has been carefully checked by the editors and has been found to be remarkably accurate. To his own narrative of a long and tragic adventure, Professors Eakin and Logsdon have added significant new details about Northup and the plantation country where he spent most of his time as a slave. Heretofore unknown information about the capture and trial of Northup's kidnappers has been included, adding still another fascinating episode to an already astounding story.

A Warning to the Hindus

Titre : A Warning to the Hindus
Auteur : Savitri Devi
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : UCAL:$B148079
Libération : 1939

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Crystal Ally Cards

Titre : Crystal Ally Cards
Auteur : Naisha Ahsian
Éditeur : Heaven & Earth Books
ISBN-13 : 0962191019
Libération : 1997-10-01

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Naisha Ahsian A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Crystal Ally Cards Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

The Arch Conjuror of England

Titre : The Arch Conjuror of England
Auteur : Glyn Parry
Éditeur : Yale University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780300117196
Libération : 2012-04-24

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Outlandish alchemist and magician, political intelligencer, apocalyptic prophet, and converser with angels, John Dee (1527–1609) was one of the most colorful and controversial figures of the Tudor world. In this fascinating book—the first full-length biography of Dee based on primary historical sources—Glyn Parry explores Dee's vast array of political, magical, and scientific writings and finds that they cast significant new light on policy struggles in the Elizabethan court, conservative attacks on magic, and Europe's religious wars. John Dee was more than just a fringe magus, Parry shows: he was a major figure of the Reformation and Renaissance.

The Wicca Spellbook

Titre : The Wicca Spellbook
Auteur : Gerina Dunwich
Éditeur : Citadel Press
ISBN-13 : 0806514760
Libération : 1994

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Contains a collection of spells, potions, and recipes of the Wiccan community as well as an up-to-date directory of occult shops, publications, and services

1493

Titre : 1493
Auteur : Charles C. Mann
Éditeur : Vintage
ISBN-13 : 9780307596727
Libération : 2011-08-09

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From the author of 1491—the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed radically different suites of plants and animals. When Christopher Columbus set foot in the Americas, he ended that separation at a stroke. Driven by the economic goal of establishing trade with China, he accidentally set off an ecological convulsion as European vessels carried thousands of species to new homes across the oceans. The Columbian Exchange, as researchers call it, is the reason there are tomatoes in Italy, oranges in Florida, chocolates in Switzerland, and chili peppers in Thailand. More important, creatures the colonists knew nothing about hitched along for the ride. Earthworms, mosquitoes, and cockroaches; honeybees, dandelions, and African grasses; bacteria, fungi, and viruses; rats of every description—all of them rushed like eager tourists into lands that had never seen their like before, changing lives and landscapes across the planet. Eight decades after Columbus, a Spaniard named Legazpi succeeded where Columbus had failed. He sailed west to establish continual trade with China, then the richest, most powerful country in the world. In Manila, a city Legazpi founded, silver from the Americas, mined by African and Indian slaves, was sold to Asians in return for silk for Europeans. It was the first time that goods and people from every corner of the globe were connected in a single worldwide exchange. Much as Columbus created a new world biologically, Legazpi and the Spanish empire he served created a new world economically. As Charles C. Mann shows, the Columbian Exchange underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest research by ecologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the creation of this worldwide network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Mexico City—where Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted—the center of the world. In such encounters, he uncovers the germ of today’s fiercest political disputes, from immigration to trade policy to culture wars. In 1493, Charles Mann gives us an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination. From the Hardcover edition.

Tarot of the Hidden Realm

Titre : Tarot of the Hidden Realm
Auteur : Julia Jeffrey
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 0738730424
Libération : 2013-09-08

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Evoke the powerful wisdom of the fae with the Tarot of the Hidden Realm. Instead of relying on esoteric symbols, this powerful deck uses the raw elements—water, air, fire, and earth—to speak directly to your emotions. The beautifully drawn figures follow the Rider Waite style, but express more energy and movement, drawing you in even as you draw their truths out. The companion guidebook reveals techniques and card meanings for beginners and more experienced readers alike.

Symbols of the Goddess

Titre : Symbols of the Goddess
Auteur : Clare Gibson
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 1887354204
Libération : 2004

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