The Sorcerer s Tale

Author: Alec Ryrie
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199570906
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In The Sorcerer's Tale, Alec Ryrie uses previously unknown documents to reconstruct the extraordinary life and world of Gregory Wisdom, physician, magician, and consummate con-man at work in sixteenth-century London. The journey takes us through the cut-throat business of early modern medicine, down to Tudor London's gangland of fraud and organized crime; from the world of Renaissance magi and Kabbalistic conjurers to street-corner wizards; and into thechaotic, exhilarating religious upheavals of the Reformation.

The Long European Reformation

Author: Peter G. Wallace
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113726540X
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Peter G. Wallace adeptly interweaves the influential events of the early modern religious reformation with the transformations of political institutions, socio-economic structures, gender relations, and cultural values throughout Europe. In this established study, Wallace: * examines the European Reformation as a long-term process * reconnects the classic sixteenth-century religious struggles with the political and religious pressures confronting late medieval Christianity * argues that the resolutions proposed by reformers, such as Luther, were not fully realised for most Christians until the early eighteenth century. Incorporating the latest research, the second edition of this essential text now features a new chapter on the Reformation and Islam, expanded discussion of gender issues, and a helpful glossary.

The Gentlewoman s Remembrance

Author: Isaac Stephens
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1784991430
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A microhistory of a never-married English gentlewoman named Elizabeth Isham, this book centres on an extremely rare piece of women's writing - a recently discovered 60,000-word spiritual autobiography held in Princeton's manuscript collections that she penned around 1639. The autobiography isunmatched in providing an inside view of her family relations, her religious beliefs, her reading habits and, most sensationally, the reasons why she chose never to marry despite desires to the contrary held by her male kin, particularly Sir John Isham, her father. Based on the autobiography, combined with extensive research of the Isham family papers now housed at the county record office in Northampton, this book restores our historical memory of Elizabeth and her female relations, expanding our understanding and knowledge about patriarchy, piety andsinglehood in early modern England.

A Biographical Encyclopedia of Early Modern Englishwomen

Author: Carole Levin
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315440717
Format: PDF, ePub
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From the exemplary to the notorious to the obscure, this comprehensive and innovative encyclopedia showcases the worthy women of early modern England. Poets, princesses, or pirates, the women of power and agency found in these pages are indeed worth knowing, and this volume will introduce many female figures to even the most established scholars in early modern studies. Rather than using the conventional alphabetical format of the standard biographical encyclopedia, this volume is divided into categories of women. Since many women will fit in more than one category, each woman is placed in the category that best exemplifies her life, and is cross referenced in other appropriate sections. This structure makes the book an interesting read for seasoned scholars of early modern women, while students need not already be familiar with these subjects in order to benefit from the text. Another unusual feature of this reference work is that each entry begins with some incident from the woman’s life that is particularly exciting or significant. Some entries are very brief while others are extensive. Each includes a source listing. The book is well illustrated and liberally sprinkled with quotations of the time either by or about the women in the text.

Die Gebeine von Avalon

Author: Phil Rickman
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644901015
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Wer schützt die Königin gegen die Mächte der Finsternis? Panik am Hofe von Elisabeth I.: Der Astrologe Nostradamus hat den Sturz der jungen Königin vorhergesagt, sollte es ihr nicht gelingen, «die Knochen ihres Ahnherrn zu finden». Gleichzeitig wird ruchbar, in der gewaltigen Ruine des Klosters von Glastonbury sei das Grab von König Artus entdeckt worden. Sofort schickt Elisabeth den fähigsten Mann auf die Suche: Dr. John Dee, Hofastrologe und aller verborgenen Wissenschaften kundig. Doch Glastonbury ist eine Stadt voller Geheimnisse. Bald verliebt sich der junge Gelehrte in die Tochter des Wundarztes. Erst spät erfährt er, dass ihre Mutter als Hexe starb. Wieder flammt der Hexenwahn auf in Glastonbury, grausame Morde geschehen, und am Ende steht John Dee tief in den Gewölben des Klosters einem stummen Feind gegenüber ... «Ein bisschen Herz und eine ganze Menge schwarze Magie. Brillant erdacht und packend geschrieben.» The Times

Protestants

Author: Alec Ryrie
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735222819
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On the 500th anniversary of Luther’s theses, a landmark history of the revolutionary faith that shaped the modern world. "Ryrie writes that his aim 'is to persuade you that we cannot understand the modern age without understanding the dynamic history of Protestant Christianity.' To which I reply: Mission accomplished." –Jon Meacham, author of American Lion and Thomas Jefferson Five hundred years ago a stubborn German monk challenged the Pope with a radical vision of what Christianity could be. The revolution he set in motion toppled governments, upended social norms and transformed millions of people's understanding of their relationship with God. In this dazzling history, Alec Ryrie makes the case that we owe many of the rights and freedoms we have cause to take for granted--from free speech to limited government--to our Protestant roots. Fired up by their faith, Protestants have embarked on courageous journeys into the unknown like many rebels and refugees who made their way to our shores. Protestants created America and defined its special brand of entrepreneurial diligence. Some turned to their bibles to justify bold acts of political opposition, others to spurn orthodoxies and insight on their God-given rights. Above all Protestants have fought for their beliefs, establishing a tradition of principled opposition and civil disobedience that is as alive today as it was 500 years ago. In this engrossing and magisterial work, Alec Ryrie makes the case that whether or not you are yourself a Protestant, you live in a world shaped by Protestants.

berflieger

Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593405016
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Malcolm Gladwell, Bestsellerautor und Star des amerikanischen Buchmarkts, hat die wahren Ursachen des Erfolgs untersucht und darüber ein lehrreiches, faszinierendes Buch geschrieben. Es steckt voller Geschichten und Beispiele, die zeigen, dass auch außergewöhnlicher Erfolg selten etwas mit individuellen Eigenschaften zu tun hat, sondern mit Gegebenheiten, die es dem einen leicht und dem anderen unmöglich machen, erfolgreich zu sein. Die Frage ist nicht, wie jemand ist, sondern woher er kommt: Welche Bedingungen haben diesen Menschen hervorgebracht? Auf seiner anregenden intellektuellen Erkundung der Welt der Überflieger erklärt Gladwell unter anderem das Geheimnis der Softwaremilliardäre, wie man ein herausragender Fußballer wird, warum Asiaten so gut in Mathe sind und was die Beatles zur größten Band aller Zeiten machte.

Macbeth

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3843027447
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William Shakespeare: Macbeth Erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzt von Christoph Martin Wieland (1765). Die vorliegende Übersetzung stammt von Dorothea Tieck. Erstdruck in: Shakspeare's dramatische Werke. Übersetzt von August Wilhelm Schlegel. Ergänzt und erläutert von Ludwig Tieck, Bd. 9, Berlin (Georg Andreas Reimer) 1832. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016, 2. Auflage. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: William Shakespeare: Sämtliche Werke in vier Bänden. Band 4, Herausgegeben von Anselm Schlösser. Berlin: Aufbau, 1975. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Heinrich Füssli, Lady Macbeth, um 1800. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.