Stupid History: Tales of Stupidity, Strangeness, and by Leland Gregory

By Leland Gregory

Product Description Why precisely is Paul Revere respected? used to be the lightbulb relatively Thomas Edison's vibrant notion? * Best-selling writer Leland Gregory employs his masterful wit to reveal ancient myths, pretend proof, unusual occasions, and stories of human stupidity all through heritage. If it's going to surprise you to benefit that Benjamin Franklin did not notice electrical energy, you will enjoy this tackle 1000s of ancient legends and debacles. Historians and humorists alike can be shocked to profit that: * Samuel Prescott made the recognized horseback journey into harmony, no longer Paul Revere. * As a member of Parliament, Isaac Newton spoke just once. He requested for an open window. * On April 24, 1898, Spain declared struggle at the united states, therefore beginning the Spanish-American battle. The U.S. declared struggle the very subsequent day, yet now not desirous to be outdone, had the date at the statement replaced from April 25 to April 21. With those and lots of different tales, best stand-up comedian Leland Gregory once more highlights either the unusual and the humorous aspect of humankind. concerning the writer Leland Gregory has authored greater than a dozen humor titles together with *What's The quantity for 911?*, *Stupid History*, and the *New York occasions* best-sellers *America's Dumbest Criminals* and *Stupid American History*. A tireless promoter, he has made hundreds and hundreds of radio and tv appearances, together with a number of appearances on NBC's this day express. Leland lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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From Court to Forest: Giambattista Basile’s Lo cunto de li by Nancy L. Canepa

By Nancy L. Canepa

From court docket to wooded area is a serious and historic examine of the beginnings of the trendy literary fairy story. Giambattista Basile's Lo cunto de Ii cunti written in Neapolitan dialect and released in 1634-36, contains fifty fairy stories and was once the 1st vital number of literary fairy stories to seem in Western Europe. It includes the very best recognized fairy-tales kinds, comparable to napping attractiveness, Puss in Boots, Cinderella, and others, many of their earliest types. even though it grew to become a imperative reference element for next fairy story writers, akin to Perrault and the Grimms, in addition to a treasure chest for folklorists, Lo cunto de Ii cunti has had rather little recognition dedicated to it by means of literary scholars.

Lo cunto constituted a end result of the erudite curiosity in pop culture and folks traditions that permeated the Renaissance. yet whether Basile drew from the oral culture, he didn't in basic terms transcribe the preferred fabrics he heard and collected round Naples and in his travels. He reworked them into unique stories unique via vertiginous rhetorical play, considerable representations of the rituals of lifestyle and the preferred tradition of the time, and a subtext of playful critique of courtly tradition and the canonical literary tradition.

This paintings fills a niche in fairy-tale and Italian literary experiences via its rediscovery of 1 of crucial authors of the Italian Baroque and the style of the literary fairy tale.

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The Iliad by Homer

By Homer

The nice battle epic of Western literature, translated by means of acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles, and featured within the Netflix sequence The OA
 
courting to the 9th century B.C., Homer’s undying poem nonetheless vividly conveys the horror and heroism of guys and gods wrestling with towering feelings and combating amidst devastation and destruction, because it strikes inexorably to the wrenching, tragic end of the Trojan struggle. well known classicist Bernard Knox observes in his marvelous creation that even supposing the violence of the Iliad is grim and constant, it coexists with either photos of civilized lifestyles and a poignant craving for peace.
 
Combining the abilities of a poet and pupil, Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the yank Academy of Arts and Letters, brings the strength of latest language to this enduring heroic epic. He continues the force and metric tune of Homer’s poetry, and inspires the influence and nuance of the Iliad’s enchanting repeated words in what Peter Levi calls “an fantastic performance.”

This Penguin Classics Deluxe version additionally gains French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts greater by means of introductions and notes by way of extraordinary students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by way of award-winning translators.

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The symbolism of subordination: Indian identity in a by Kay B. Warren

By Kay B. Warren

. a considerate, designated and precious paintings. . . . Any student in local peoples of Mesoamerica, in tradition swap and edition, in ethnicity and ideology, or in nationalism will locate a lot to appreciate in The Symbolism of Subordination.” —Mary W. Helms, Cultures et développement.
In the early Nineteen Fifties a pro-orthodoxy Catholic motion congregation used to be verified in San Andrés, Guatemala, in response to governmental fears that peasants had develop into radicalized in the course of the progressive decade of 1944 to 1954. The Symbolism of Subordination is the groundbreaking research of this bi-ethnic neighborhood, interpreting how the Trixano Indians (Mayans) reacted—and have reacted historically—to the domination by means of Ladinos (non-Indian nationals).
utilizing interpretive research of the trust structures and actions by which the Trixanos arrange and show their self-perceptions, Warren records the notable attempt by way of Trixanos to reformulate their Indian ethnic identification and withstand their carrying on with powerlessness. Warren traced the circulation of more youthful Indians via the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies as they elaborated Catholic orthodoxy to remove darkness from neighborhood matters, whereas clashing with Indian elders who help tested spiritual practices. The youths argued that, whereas those traditions had perpetuated their unique Indian tradition, they additionally had persisted to make stronger Indian subordination to ladinos. They sought switch and the consequence used to be elevated factionalism inside of the Trixano neighborhood, a heightened ethnic cognizance, and a reworked non secular foundation for resisting racial domination.
Kay B. Warren is professor of anthropology at Princeton. She is at present operating on a twenty-year restudy of San Andrés.

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Stories of Roland Told to the Children by H. E. Marshall, L. D. Luard

By H. E. Marshall, L. D. Luard

Ten illustrated tales from the track of Roland, easily yet successfully advised, bearing on how Roland follows the bravest knights of Charlemagne into conflict, how Roland and Oliver meet their deaths, of Charlemagne's vengeance on Marsil the Saracen and of the punishment of the traitor Ganelon. The remedy is romantic, the fashion picturesque. a great advent to this legend for kids a while eight and up.

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High Magic's Aid by Gerald Gardner, Scire (pen name of Gerald Gardner)

By Gerald Gardner, Scire (pen name of Gerald Gardner)

The normal paintings on Wicca, Witchcraft and Paganism by way of "The Father of Wicca" Gerald B. Gardner is obtainable back! Set in mediaeval instances and instructed as an exhilarating experience tale within the demeanour of "The Lord of the Rings", "High Magic's relief" takes the reader on a quest to discover the traditional, misplaced and forbidden secrets and techniques of Magic and Witchcraft. The note "wicca" comes from the outdated English "wise". Gerald Gardner's major success used to be the revival of the rituals and magical ideals of historical Britain. together with his in-depth wisdom of conventional folk-lore and magical rituals given to him by way of a grasp Adept, Gardner revived a necessary department of the western magical culture. sign up for the search and realize the main arcane excessive secrets and techniques of excessive Magic's reduction!

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