The Sex of Men in Premodern Europe

Author: Patricia Simons
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107004918
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A richly textured cultural history that investigates the characterization of the sex of adult male bodies before the Enlightenment.

Concerto in Dead Flat

Author: Ridley Pearson
Publisher: Rosetta Books
ISBN: 0795346506
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An ex-musician searches far and wide for a missing maestro, in this mystery by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author. Chris Klick left his life in Los Angeles behind to enjoy the simple life in beautiful Idaho, and all he wants is to spend some time with his new love, Nicole. But money comes knocking and the amateur sleuth heeds the call. Tracking down philandering maestro Stephan Shultz, who’s gone MIA, proves to be a steep challenge from the get-go. From Atlantic City to Paris to London, Klick pursues Shultz as the case expands to include a secret Oxford lover, a missing don, some pilfered port, and a lost Mozart manuscript. Will he find Shultz after all, or will he lose everything—including Nicole? Originally published under the name Wendell McCall, this colorful crime novel comes from the acclaimed and bestselling author of the Walt Fleming series and other popular mysteries and thrillers.

The Seed and the Soil

Author: Carol Delaney
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520911598
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How do the metaphors we use to describe procreation affect our view of the relative worth of each gender? Carol Delaney discloses the powerful meanings condensed in the seemingly innocent images of "seed" and "soil." Drawing on her work in a small Turkish village of Sunni Muslims, she shows us that the images are categorically different, hierarchically ordered, and unequally valued. The ways in which the creation of a child is understood in Turkey furnish a key to understanding a whole range of Turkish attitudes toward sexuality and gender, honor and shame, authority and submission, time and space, inside and outside, open and closed. Moreover, the symbols and meanings by which they represent procreation provide the means for understanding relationships between such seemingly disparate elements as the body, family, house, village, nation, this-world and other-world. Delaney points out that these symbols do not embellish reality; they provide the key to a particular conception of it, a conception that gives coherence to social life. The patterns revealed are not distinctly Turkish; they also comment on some of our own deeply-held assumptions and values about procreation.

The Forbidden Seed

Author: James Leichner
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595322026
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Southern France becomes a pressure cooker ready to exploded as the conflict between the two most powerful lords escalates. Stéphane LaForte and Jacqueline York, passionately in love with one another, are caught between their rivalry that shatters their world. The Forbidden Seed is a love story about power and control that leads to murder. As the world collapses around Stéphane and Jacqueline, they fight to be together, conceiving a child between them, a forbidden seed. The birth of this child deepens the hatred between Lords, causing the social order to erupt into chaos. Great feudal manors are weakened and become targets of destruction. Stéphane fights to keep his world together, but the power of injustice entangles his body, mind and soul, pitching him into a dark depression. He knows that war must be the only solution before he can be with Jacqueline, his only love. There are many twists and turns in this historical fiction novel, but the ending will capture your inner spirt for a long time to come.

Sow the Seed

Author: Margaret Dickinson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330540610
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The second part of the Fleethaven Trilogy, Sow the Seed is a moving and evocative wartime saga from Margaret Dickinson. Lincolnshire, 1926. Kate Hilton is devastated when her mother tells her she is to be sent away to boarding school. For the more Esther tries to keep her from her childhood sweetheart, Danny, the more determined she is to marry him. It isn't until she is eighteen, and finally told the bitter truth about her family's past, that Kate is forced to see why she and Danny can never marry. Torn apart by these revelations, Kate finds unexpected release with the outbreak of war, when she leaves Fleethaven Point to become a driver in the WAAF. In the chaos and destruction of the war years, Kate will witness many things. For as well as all the pain, suffering and loss, she will experience her first taste of a love that finally allows her to leave the past behind . . . The Fleethaven Trilogy concludes with Reap the Harvest.

The Blue Poppy and the Mustard Seed

Author: Kathleen Willis Morton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861715659
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Traces the grief journey of a woman whose infant son was born with severe brain damage and died shortly after birth, in a poignant account that describes her realization of the necessity of her emotional pain, her thoughts about lost childhood rites of passage, and her move toward acceptance and happiness. Original.

Renaissance Woman

Author: Kate Aughterson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415120456
Format: PDF
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An invaluable collection of primary sources on women and femininity in early modern England, including medical documents, political pamphlets, sermons and literary sources. Sources are accompanied by a clear introduction and notes.

An English Seed

Author: David Young
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434973972
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"The history of Jamestown is a tale of endurance. The colony persevered through disease, starvation and numerous conflicts with the tribes of the Powhatan Confederation. The settlers carried on as hopes for quick wealth came to naught, and attempts to make the colony profitable failed time and again. The earliest Virginians continued to build in the face of a mortality rate shocking for those times. 'An English seed' takes the reader from the comfortable twenty-first century and plants him in a seventeenth-century wilderness, a place filled with challenges, trials and danger. Confronted by a multitude of tribulations, the English colonists of Jamestown laid the first foundation stone of what would become the United States of America."--Cover p. [4].

Black Mustard Seed

Author: Emeka Aniagolu
Publisher: Fourth Dimention Publishing Company Limited
ISBN: 9789781564871
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An Igbo young man - Chike falls in love with a Yoruba young lady - Bisi; and a Hausa young man -Mohammed, falls in love with an Igbo young lady -Ngozi. They are modernists, but must contend with the traditional and religious absolutism of their parents, and the growing ethnic chauvinism and heated atmosphere of a post-colonial country pursuing money and prosperity. Through the eyes and lives of these four lovers, woven into a tale set in post-independence Wazobia (Nigeria), this novel confronts the big political question and obsession of the historical moment: the problematic process of transforming the Nigerian state into a modern nation. Under the colonialists things fell apart; ethnic conflict and civil war ensued.