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Celtic Mythology: Captivating Celtic Myths of Celtic Gods, Goddesses, Heroes and Legendary Creatures

by Matt Clayton

If you’re looking for a collection of Celtic myths that speaks to all ages then keep readingâ?¦

Giants and fairies, druidical magic, impossible deeds done by heroes: all of these are features of Celtic myths and legends.

In this book, you will discover heroic stories about gods and goddesses and epic tales of love and betrayal all filled with spiritualism and even occasional humor.

The Celtic myths will be brought to life so all the details are more than merely a bunch of dry facts.

Celtic Mythology: Captivating Celtic Myths of Celtic Gods, Goddesses, Heroes and Legendary Creatures includes stories such as:

  • The Children of Lir
  • The Birth of Cuchulainn
  • How Cuchulainn Got His Name
  • Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed
  • The Story of Culhwch and Olwen
  • The Romance of Tristan and Iseult
  • And more!

So if you want a collection of engaging Celtic myths that can cause some people to scream for more as oppose to falling asleep, click the “Buy Now” button!



The Jewish Wars – A Paraphrase: Or the History of the Destruction of Jerusalem

by Flavius Josephus

Jerusalem is a city of ages-old conflict, and few conflicts have been more historically disastrous than when the Roman armies destroyed the holy city and its Jewish Temple in 70 AD. Flavius Josephus, the captured Jewish general, witnessed the massacre. Now, after languishing for many years in antiquated language, Josephus’s 1,900-year-old classic, The Jewish Wars, comes alive in today’s English.

In sweeping panoramic style, Josephus tells the gripping story of the Roman subjugation of Judea in the days before Christ. Puppet kings such as Herod the Great conspired with the likes of Caligula, Cleopatra, and Marc Antony. Governors like Pontius Pilate plagued the Jews with religious abominations. The revolt began. Marauding bands of robbers ravaged their Jewish brothers and brought the all-powerful Roman armies upon the nation. Jewish towns and villages fell like dominoes before the ultimate Roman assault on Jerusalem.

Jerusalem’s final collapse occurred during the annual celebration of the Passover as the ancient city swarmed with over a million worshippers. Rival bands of Jewish Zealots and skulking bandits holed up in the city and refused to allow the celebrants to escape. Food ran short. Massive numbers of innocent people died by famine or execution. Gigantic Roman siege engines devoured Jerusalem’s massive walls until, at last, abrupt and cataclysmic fires wreaked total devastation.

The Jewish Wars is a story of court intrigue, regicide, and ultimate brutality. But far beyond our interest in these things, it is a story of the dramatic collapse of a societyâ??an ancient culture of immense historical dimensions. The centuries-old Jewish sacrificial system suddenly stopped dead and has never been restored. Judea’s people were enslaved and dispersed to the ends of the earth, only to return 1,900 years later when the state of Israel was created in 1948.

During the crucial days of the Roman war, Christianity was in its infancy. Paul and the other apostles began preaching in Judea and the Near East, nurturing what was to become a vibrant phenomenon that would ultimately spread to the ends of the earth.

Many believe that Jesus predicted the destruction of Jerusalem and its Temple less than forty years before it actually took place:

“When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those in the city get out, and let those in the country not enter the city. For this is the time of punishment in fulfillment of all that has been written. How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! There will be great distress in the land and wrath against this people. They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled . . . Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened” (Luke 21:20-24, 32 – NIV).

In the early 1900’s, most Christian families had the works of Josephus next to their family Bibles. But because of the difficult, antiquated language of William Whiston’s 1737 translation from ancient Greek, interest in his works eroded in the 20th century. No longer. Now paraphrased into modern English in its entirety, The Jewish Wars is once again prepared to take its place among the most fascinating stories of world history.



Thomas Jefferson: Autobiography

by Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was an American Founding Father who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and later served as the third President of the United States from 1801 to 1809. Jefferson was mainly of English ancestry, born and educated in colonial Virginia. He graduated from the College of William & Mary and briefly practiced law, with the largest number of his cases concerning land ownership claims. During the American Revolution, he represented Virginia in the Continental Congress that adopted the Declaration, drafted the law for religious freedom as a Virginia legislator, and served as a wartime governor.



Os Mapas do Espírito Santo Colonial (História da Capitania do Espírito Santo Livro 3) (Portuguese Edition)

by Fabio Paiva Reis

Uma série de fatores foi responsável pelo mapeamento e representação cartográfica da Capitania do Espírito Santo no século XVII. Os mapas mais antigos de nosso estado são fruto das descobertas científicas do Renascimento e da arte europeia, da redescoberta das obras científicas e geográficas gregas. Feitos por cartógrafos de Portugal, Holanda e outras nações, foram utilizados para reconhecer e administrar grandes impérios modernos.

Diante de um período pouquíssimo estudado pela historiografia brasileira, este é um estudo indispensável para qualquer pessoa interessada no século XVII, em geral, e na História do Espírito Santo, em particular. Uma história não só escrita, porque a escrita apenas não basta, mas uma história visual, construída a partir de mapas que nos permitem ver (se nos rendermos às crenças da modernidade) aqueles anos Seiscentos.



Approaches to the Theory of Freedom in Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (Crítica de Arte Book 1)

by Virginia Aspe

“Aspe explores a previously incomplete journey of Sor Juana’s thought towards philosophical knowledge and emancipation”.
-Adriana Renero, Founder of Swip-Analytic, Mexico

“Professor Aspe has composed a highly informative, well-researched, and wide-ranging treatment of Sor Juana’s philosophical positions on questions of ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, hermeneutics, and especially freedom. Her book is a timely and welcome addition to the literature in English on the great 17th Century thinker and poet”.
-David T. Hansen, Teachers College, Columbia University

Virginia Aspe’s erudite Approaches to the Theory of Freedom offers a new interpretation of “Primero Sueño”, written by the nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz -probably the highest Spanish-written poem-. Aspe considers the philosophical and theological influences regarding Sor Juana’s development of her concept and ideal of freedom.
With vast erudition, Aspe helps advance the field of Sor Juana studies beyond what Paz was able to accomplish. She emphasises the influence of the Jesuit theology of the University of Coimbra. New perspectives and references available to the Spanish speaking world, such as the recent translation of several previously unknown Latin texts from Sor Juana’s Mexican contemporaries, provide insights that help Aspe take our understanding of the poem further and cast new lights on her idea of freedom, as well as her background and references.
Approaches to the Theory of Freedom help us become familiar with the way this magnificent poem. That is why this book means a significant contribution to our understanding of Sor Juana’s thought and the poetry of Sor Juana’s period.

Virginia Aspe is a Professor and Researcher at the Faculty of Philosophy at the Panamericana University (Universidad Panamericana, Mexico), where she holds the Lecture of Mexican Philosophy Chair since 1998. Columbia University and the National University of Cuyo invited her, recently, as keynote speaker to the conferences “A Quest for Freedom in Colonial Times: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz on Liberty” and “The Philosophy of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Five Philosophical Sailings and the First Dream Proposal Heterodoxa”. She has taught courses at several universities of México and America and written several books and scientific articles



Skelton, Albritton, and McGee Families: Pickens County, Alabama

by Julie Bonner

From England and Scotland, the Skelton, McGee, and Albritton families have been in America since it was founded. The families connected in Pickens County, Alabama. This chronicle has some interesting twists and turns in the lives of the families as well as a quite scandalous divorce record in the early twentieth century.



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