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The Lost Book of the Grail

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Reveals the long-forgotten prequel to the Grail mythos and how it has profound resonance with modern times • Includes the complete text of the Grail prequel, The Elucidation of the Grail, a 13th-century poem newly translated by Gareth Knight and Caitlín Matthews • Examines the forgotten story of the Faery Wars and the role of Well Maidens in the Grail story • Discusses the Seven Guardians of the Stories, the Grail Kings and Anti-Grail Kings, the Rich Company, the Courts of Joy, and the otherworldly Land of Women Unveiling the long-forgotten prequel to the Grail quest stories, Caitlín and John Matthews examine The Elucidation of the Grail, a forgotten 13th-century French text, and show how it offers the key to understanding the sevenfold path of the Grail and the deeper stories beneath the Christian Grail narrative. Beginning with a new translation of The Elucidation by foremost esotericist Gareth Knight and Caitlín Matthews, the authors provide a complete commentary on the poem, revealing a startling alternative cause of the Wasteland and the Grail quest, one which has a profound resonance with our own times. They examine the forgotten story of the Faery Wars and explain the Faery Accord, an agreement that once existed between humans and the Faery and upon which the spiritual and physical health of the land depends. The offering of the Grail and its regenerative powers by the Maidens of the Wells--Faery women--was part of this Accord. King Amangons and his men violated the Accord, through their abuse of the Well Maidens and other evil actions, causing the wasting of the land. The Knights of King Arthur seek to avenge the Well Maidens and rebirth the Grail to restore access to the lost paradisiacal “Courts of Joy” held in ancestral memory. On their quest, they encounter the Rich Company whose greed keeps the Knights occupied in long wars of attrition, yet their quest to restore the generous hospitality of the Wells--the true Grail, the Faery Grail--continues. In addition to the Faery Accord and Knights’ quest, the authors examine the Seven Guardians of the Stories, the Rich Fisher, the Courts of Joy and paradise lost, and the otherworldly Land of Women. They show how this lost book of the Grail reveals themes familiar to the modern world and offers hope of healing the rift between the worlds of Faery and human as well as restoration of our natural belonging to the land.

The Complete Story of Civilization

The Complete Story of Civilization [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1476779716
Author: Will Durant
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The Complete Story of Civilization by Will Durant represents the most comprehensive attempt in our times to embrace the vast panorama of man’s history and culture. This eleven volume set includes: Volume One: Our Oriental Heritage; Volume Two: The Life of Greece; Volume Three: Caesar and Christ; Volume Four: The Age of Faith; Volume Five: The Renaissance; Volume Six: The Reformation; Volume Seven: The Age of Reason Begins; Volume Eight: The Age of Louis XIV; Volume Nine: The Age of Voltaire; Volume Ten: Rousseau and Revolution; Volume Eleven: The Age of Napoleon

The Complete Opera Book: The Stories of the Operas together with 400 of the Leading Airs and Motives in Musical Notation

The Complete Opera Book: The Stories of the Operas together with 400 of the Leading Airs and Motives in Musical Notation [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1465542868
Author: Gustav KobbŽ
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The Complete Opera Book: The Stories of the Operas together with 400 of the Leading Airs and Motives in Musical Notation by Gustav KobbŽ Book Resume:

ÊOf the three standard schools, the Italian is the most frankly melodious. When at its best, Italian vocal melody ravishes the senses. When not at its best, it merely tickles the ear and offends common sense. "A•da" was a turning point in Italian music. Before Verdi composed "A•da," Italian opera, despite its many beauties, was largely a thing of temperament, inspirationally, but often also carelessly set forth. Now, Italian opera composers no longer accept any libretto thrust at them. They think out their scores more carefully; they produce works in which due attention is paid to both vocal and orchestral effect. The older composers still represented in the repertoire are Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, and Verdi. The last-named, however, also reaches well over into the modern school of Italian opera, whose foremost living exponent is Puccini. Although Rameau (1683-1764), whose "Castor and Pollux" held the stage until supplanted by Gluck's works, was a native of France, French opera had for its founder the Italian, Lully; and one of its chief exponents was the German, Meyerbeer. Two foreigners, therefore, have had a large share in developing the school. It boasts, however, many distinguished nativesÑHalŽvy, Auber, Gounod, Bizet, Massenet. In the French school of opera the instrumental support of the voice is far richer and the combination of vocal and instrumental effect more discriminating than in the old school of Italian opera. A first cousin of Italian opera, the French, nevertheless, is more carefully thought out, sometimes even too calculated; but, in general, less florid, and never indifferent to the librettist and the significance of the lines he has written and the situations he has evoked. Massenet is, in the truest sense, the most recent representative of the school of Meyerbeer and Gounod, for Bizet's "Carmen" is unique, and DŽbussy's "PellŽas et MŽlisande" a wholly separate manifestation of French art for the lyric stage. The German school of opera is distinguished by a seriousness of purpose that discards all effort at vocal display for itself alone, and strives, in a score, well-balanced as between voice and orchestra, to express more forcibly than could the spoken work, the drama that has been set to music.

Arthurian Romances

Arthurian Romances [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1681952572
Author: Troyes Cretien de
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The Birth of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table“’My good sir, is she your daughter then?’ ‘Yes, but don't pay any attention to what she says,’ said the lord. ‘She's a child - a silly, foolish thing.’ ‘Indeed,’ said my lord Gawain, ‘then I'd be very ill-mannered not to do what she wants.’” - Chrétien de Troyes, Arthurian Romances Arthurian Romances by Chrétien de Troyes is a collection of short stories set in the Early Middle Ages, in England. They follow the path of several knights – including Lancelot’s dad – through adulthood focusing on their romantic affairs. What tests will the knights encounter in order to prove themselves worthy of a woman’s love?

The Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur

The Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0486173127
Author: Howard Pyle
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The Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur by Howard Pyle Book Resume:

Splendid retelling of the adventures of Sir Galahad and the pursuit of the Holy Grail; last days of King Arthur, more. Rich medieval flavor enhanced with 39 of Pyle's atmospheric illustrations.

The Complete Romances of Chrétien de Troyes

The Complete Romances of Chrétien de Troyes [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0253013232
Author: David Staines
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"[A]n eminently readable text, done clearly and accurately . . . it gives as good an idea as a translation can of the complexity and subtlety of Chrétien's originals. . . . The text is provided by a translator who understands the spirit as well as the letter of the original and renders it with style. . . . [T]his translation should attract a wide audience of students and Arthurian enthusiasts." —Speculum "[A] significant contribution to the field of medieval studies [and] a pleasure to read." —Library Journal "These are, above all, stories of courtly love and of knights tested in their devotion to chivalric ideals (with passion and duty often at odds); but they are also thrilling wonder stories of giants, wild men, tame lions, razor-sharp bridges and visits to the Other World." —Washington Post Book World "This tastefully produced book will be the standard general translation for many years to come." —Choice This new translation brings to life for a new generation of readers the stories of King Arthur, Lancelot, Guinevere, Gawain, Perceval, Yvain, and the other "knights and ladies" of Chrétien de Troyes' famous romances.

Parzival

Parzival [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101142537
Author: Katherine Paterson
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Parzival by Katherine Paterson Book Resume:

Acclaimed storyteller and Newbery medalist, National Book Awardwinner, and Laura Ingalls Wilder award recipient Katherine Paterson breathes new life into this classic tale of action, adventure, and romance. Raised in the wilderness, Parzival knows nothing of his destiny as the Grail Knight--the one who is fated to seek the sacred vessel of hope and eternal life. To succeed in his quest, Parzival must struggle against countless obstacles. His triumphant story is one that will move readers to joy and despair, laughter and tears.

The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain - 190+ Humorous Tales & Sketches in One Edition (Illustrated)

The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain - 190+ Humorous Tales & Sketches in One Edition (Illustrated) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8027230462
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The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain - 190+ Humorous Tales & Sketches in One Edition (Illustrated) by Mark Twain Book Resume:

This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County Aurelia's Unfortunate Young Man A Complaint about Correspondents, Dated in San Francisco Answers to Correspondents Among the Fenians The Story of the Bad Little Boy Who Didn't Come to Grief Curing a Cold An Inquiry about Insurances Literature in the Dry Diggings 'After' Jenkins Lucretia Smith's Soldier The Killing of Julius Caesar 'Localized' An Item which the Editor Himself could not Understand Among the Spirits Brief Biographical Sketch of George Washington A Touching Story of George Washington's Boyhood A Page from a Californian Almanac Information for the Million The Launch of the Steamer Capital Origin of Illustrious Men Advice for Good Little Girls Concerning Chambermaids Remarkable Instances of Presence of Mind Honored as a Curiosity in Honolulu The Steed 'Oahu' A Strange Dream Short and Singular Rations Mark Twain's Burlesque Autobiography and First Romance Burlesque Autobiography Awful, Terrible Medieval Romance Merry Tales The Private History of a Campaign That Failed The Invalid's Story Luck The Captain's Story A Curious Experience Mrs. Mc Williams and the Lightning Meisterschaft The £1,000,000 Bank Note and Other New Stories The Million Pound Bank Note Mental Telegraphy The Enemy Conquered About all Kinds of Ships Playing Courier The German Chicago A Petition to the Queen of England A Majestic Literary Fossil Sketches New and Old The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories The Curious Republic of Gondour and Other Whimsical Sketches Alonzo Fitz, and Other Stories Mark Twain's Library of Humor Other Stories Biography Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer.

The Complete History of the Christian Church (With Bible)

The Complete History of the Christian Church (With Bible) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Philip Schaff
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The Complete History of the Christian Church (With Bible) by Philip Schaff Book Resume:

This edition is an eight volume account of Christian history which covers the history of Christianity from the time of the apostles to the Reformation period. The book deals with seven periods in the history of the church: The First Period of Church History – Apostolic Christianity; The Second Period of Church History – Ante-Nicene Christianity; The Third Period of Church History – The Church in Union with the Roman Empire; The Fourth Period of Church History – The Church among the Barbarians; The Fifth Period of Church History – From Gregory VII to Boniface VIII A. D. 1049–1294; The Sixth Period of Church History – From Boniface VIII to Martin Luther ; The Seventh Period of Church History – The Reformation. The Bible is a collection of sacred texts or scriptures that Jews and Christians consider to be a product of divine inspiration and a record of the relationship between God and humans. With estimated total sales of over 5 billion copies, it is widely considered to be the most influential and best-selling book of all time. This is the "American Standard Version" (ASV) - a Bible translation into English that was completed in 1901, with the publication of the revision of the Old Testament; the revised New Testament had been released in 1900.

Le Morte D'Arthur

Le Morte D'Arthur [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1624663613
Author: Thomas Malory
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This brisk retelling of Le Morte D'Arthur highlights the narrative drive, humor, and poignancy of Sir Thomas Malory’s original while updating his fifteenth-century English and selectively pruning over-elaborate passages that can try the patience of modern readers. The result is an adaptation that readers can enjoy as a fresh approach to Malory's sprawling masterpiece. The book's most famous episodes--the sword in the stone, the cataclysmic final battle--are all here, while lesser-known key episodes stand forth with new brightness and clarity. The text is accompanied by an up-to-date bibliography, including websites and video resources, and a descriptive index keyed--like the retelling itself--to the book and chapter divisions of William Caxton's first printed edition of 1485.

The Complete Harvard Classics - All 51 Volumes in One Edition

The Complete Harvard Classics - All 51 Volumes in One Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Plato,Marcus Aurelius,William Shakespeare,Benjamin Franklin,Homer,Friedrich von Schiller,William Makepeace Thackeray,John Ruskin,Robert Louis Stevenson,Edgar Alan Poe,Henry David Thoreau,Voltaire,Jean Jacques Rousseau,Immanuel Kant,Thomas Hobbes,John Woolman,William Penn,Epictetus,Francis Bacon,John Milton,Thomas Browne,Ralph Waldo Emerson,Robert Burns,Saint Augustine,Thomas à Kempis,Aeschylus,Sophocles,Euripides,Aristophanes,Marcus Tullius Cicero,Pliny the Younger,Adam Smith,Charles Darwin,Plutarch,Virgil,Miguel de Cervantes,John Bunyan,Izaak Walton,Aesop,Wilhelm Grimm,Jacob Grimm,Hans Christian Andersen,John Dryden,Richard Brinsley Sheridan,David Garrick,Oliver Goldsmith,Percy Bysshe Shelley,Robert Browning,George Gordon Byron,Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,Christopher Marlowe,Dante Alighieri,Alessandro Manzoni,Richard Henry Dana,Edmund Burke,John Stuart Mill,Thomas Carlyle,Pedro Calderón de la Barca,Pierre Corneille,Jean Racine,Molière,Gotthold Ephraim Lessing,Philip Sidney,Ben Jonson,Abraham Cowley,Joseph Addison,Richard Steele,Jonathan Swift,Daniel Defoe,Samuel Johnson,David Hume,Sydney Smith,Samuel Taylor Coleridge,William Hazlitt,Leigh Hunt,Charles Lamb,Thomas De Quincey,Thomas Babington Macaulay,James Russell Lowell,Michael Faraday,Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz,Simon Newcomb,Archibald Geikie,Benvenuto Cellini,Michel de Montaigne,Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve,Ernest Renan,Giuseppe Mazzini,Herodotus,Tacitus,Francis Drake,Philip Nichols,Francis Pretty,Walter Bigges,Edward Haies,Walter Raleigh,René Descartes,Jean Froissart,Thomas Malory,William Henry Harrison,Niccolo Machiavelli,William Roper,Thomas More,Martin Luther,John Locke,George Berkeley,Hippocrates,Ambroise Paré,William Harvey,Oliver Wendell Holmes,Joseph Lister,Louis Pasteur,Thomas Dekker,Francis Beaumont,John Fletcher,John Webster,Philip Massinger,Blaise Pascal,William A. Neilson
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The Complete Harvard Classics - All 51 Volumes in One Edition by Plato,Marcus Aurelius,William Shakespeare,Benjamin Franklin,Homer,Friedrich von Schiller,William Makepeace Thackeray,John Ruskin,Robert Louis Stevenson,Edgar Alan Poe,Henry David Thoreau,Voltaire,Jean Jacques Rousseau,Immanuel Kant,Thomas Hobbes,John Woolman,William Penn,Epictetus,Francis Bacon,John Milton,Thomas Browne,Ralph Waldo Emerson,Robert Burns,Saint Augustine,Thomas à Kempis,Aeschylus,Sophocles,Euripides,Aristophanes,Marcus Tullius Cicero,Pliny the Younger,Adam Smith,Charles Darwin,Plutarch,Virgil,Miguel de Cervantes,John Bunyan,Izaak Walton,Aesop,Wilhelm Grimm,Jacob Grimm,Hans Christian Andersen,John Dryden,Richard Brinsley Sheridan,David Garrick,Oliver Goldsmith,Percy Bysshe Shelley,Robert Browning,George Gordon Byron,Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,Christopher Marlowe,Dante Alighieri,Alessandro Manzoni,Richard Henry Dana,Edmund Burke,John Stuart Mill,Thomas Carlyle,Pedro Calderón de la Barca,Pierre Corneille,Jean Racine,Molière,Gotthold Ephraim Lessing,Philip Sidney,Ben Jonson,Abraham Cowley,Joseph Addison,Richard Steele,Jonathan Swift,Daniel Defoe,Samuel Johnson,David Hume,Sydney Smith,Samuel Taylor Coleridge,William Hazlitt,Leigh Hunt,Charles Lamb,Thomas De Quincey,Thomas Babington Macaulay,James Russell Lowell,Michael Faraday,Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz,Simon Newcomb,Archibald Geikie,Benvenuto Cellini,Michel de Montaigne,Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve,Ernest Renan,Giuseppe Mazzini,Herodotus,Tacitus,Francis Drake,Philip Nichols,Francis Pretty,Walter Bigges,Edward Haies,Walter Raleigh,René Descartes,Jean Froissart,Thomas Malory,William Henry Harrison,Niccolo Machiavelli,William Roper,Thomas More,Martin Luther,John Locke,George Berkeley,Hippocrates,Ambroise Paré,William Harvey,Oliver Wendell Holmes,Joseph Lister,Louis Pasteur,Thomas Dekker,Francis Beaumont,John Fletcher,John Webster,Philip Massinger,Blaise Pascal,William A. Neilson Book Resume:

e-artnow presents to you this meticulously edited and formatted collection of Dr. Eliot: V. 1: Franklin, Woolman & Penn V. 2: Plato, Epictetus & Marcus Aurelius V. 3: Bacon, Milton's Prose, Browne V. 4 Complete Poems by John Milton V. 5: Essays & English Traits by Emerson V. 6: Poems and Songs by Robert Burns V. 7: The Confessions of Saint Augustine & The Imitation of Christ V. 8: Nine Greek Dramas V. 9: Letters & Treatises of Cicero and Pliny V. 10: The Wealth of Nations V. 11: The Origin of Species V. 12: Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans V. 13: Aeneid V. 14: Don Quixote V. 15: Bunyan & Walton V. 16: Stories from the Thousand and One Nights V. 17: Folklore & Fable: Aesop, Grimm & Andersen V. 18: Modern English Drama V. 19: Goethe & Marlowe: Faust… V. 20: The Divine Comedy V. 21: I Promessi Sposi V. 22: The Odyssey V. 23: Two Years Before the Mast V. 24: Edmund Burke: French Revolution… V. 25: J. S. Mill & T. Carlyle: Autobiography, Essays.. V. 26: Continental Drama V. 27: English Essays: Sidney to Macaulay V. 28: Essays: English and American V. 29: The Voyage of the Beagle V. 30: Scientific Papers V. 31: The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini V. 32: Literary and Philosophical Essays V. 33: Voyages & Travels V. 34: French & English Philosophers V. 35: Chronicle and Romance V. 36: Machiavelli, Roper, More, Luther V. 37: Locke, Berkeley, Hume V. 38: Harvey, Jenner, Lister, Pasteur V. 39: Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books V. 40: English Poetry 1: from Chaucer to Gray V. 41: English Poetry 2: from Collins to Fitzgerald V. 42: English Poetry 3: from Tennyson to Whitman V. 43: American Historical Documents V. 44: Sacred Writings 1: Confucian, Hebrew & Christian V. 45: Sacred Writings 2: Christian, Buddhist, Hindu & Mohammedan V. 46: Elizabethan Drama 1: Marlowe & Shakespeare V. 47: Elizabethan Drama 2: Dekker, Jonson, Webster, Massinger, Beaumont and Fletcher V. 48: Thoughts, Letters & Minor Works of Pascal V. 49: Epic and Saga V. 50: The Editor's Introduction & Reader's Guide V. 51: Lectures

The True History of Merlin the Magician

The True History of Merlin the Magician [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 030018929X
Author: Anne Lawrence-Mathers
Publisher: Yale University Press
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A medieval historian examines what we really know about the man who was “Merlin the Magician” and his impact on Britain. Merlin has remained an enthralling and curious individual since he was first introduced in the twelfth century in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia Regum Britanniae. But although the Merlin of literature and Arthurian myth is well known, his “historical” figure and his relation to medieval magic are less familiar. In this book Anne Lawrence-Mathers explores just who he was and what he has meant to Britain. The historical Merlin was no rough magician: he was a learned figure from the cutting edge of medieval science and adept in astrology, cosmology, prophecy, and natural magic, as well as being a seer and a proto-alchemist. His powers were convincingly real—and useful, for they helped to add credibility to the “long-lost” history of Britain which first revealed them to a European public. Merlin’s prophecies reassuringly foretold Britain’s path, establishing an ancient ancestral line and linking biblical prophecy with more recent times. Merlin helped to put British history into world history. Lawrence-Mathers also explores the meaning of Merlin’s magic across the centuries, arguing that he embodied ancient Christian and pagan magical traditions, recreated for a medieval court and shaped to fit a new moral framework. Linking Merlin’s reality and power with the culture of the Middle Ages, this remarkable book reveals the true impact of the most famous magician of all time. “The story of how the image of Merlin as political prophet, magician and half-demon evolved in the Middle Ages is as fascinating as any romance.”—Euan Cameron

History of Religious Ideas, Volume 3

History of Religious Ideas, Volume 3 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 022614772X
Author: Mircea Eliade
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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History of Religious Ideas, Volume 3 by Mircea Eliade Book Resume:

This volume completes the immensely learned three-volume A History of Religious Ideas. Eliade examines the movement of Jewish thought out of ancient Eurasia, the Christian transformation of the Mediterranean area and Europe, and the rise and diffusion of Islam from approximately the sixth through the seventeenth centuries. Eliade's vast knowledge of past and present scholarship provides a synthesis that is unparalleled. In addition to reviewing recent interpretations of the individual traditions, he explores the interactions of the three religions and shows their continuing mutual influence to be subtle but unmistakable. As in his previous work, Eliade pays particular attention to heresies, folk beliefs, and cults of secret wisdom, such as alchemy and sorcery, and continues the discussion, begun in earlier volumes, of pre-Christian shamanistic practices in northern Europe and the syncretistic tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. These subcultures, he maintains, are as important as the better-known orthodoxies to a full understanding of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Quest of the Holy Grail

Quest of the Holy Grail [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1770486836
Author: Anonymous
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Quest of the Holy Grail by Anonymous Book Resume:

The Old French Lancelot-Graal is an important but massive work, providing a place for King Arthur not only in the history of Britain but also in Christian history. This new translation of one section, the Quest of the Holy Grail, will be a flexible addition to courses on medieval literature or romance. The notes and guides are designed to help readers enjoy the text while appreciating its relationship to social and literary history. Appendices include translations of material from two of Chrétien de Troyes’s romances (Perceval and Yvain); translations from other parts of the Lancelot-Grail Cycle (the early history of the Grail and the conception of Galahad); and excerpts from apocryphal works (from French versions written at about the same time as the Quest).

The Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur

The Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1682999602
Author: Howard Pyle
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The Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur by Howard Pyle Book Resume:

IN this volume there follows the fourth and last series of those histories relating to the life and to the kingship of Arthur, King of England. In this it shall first be told how it befell with Sir Geraint; then it shall be told how the Holy Grail was achieved by Sir Galahad, the son of Sir Launcelot; and then it shall be told how King Arthur passed from this life, and how, after doing battle right royally for his crown and having overcome his enemies, he was slain by one of them whom he had wounded to death. Much in this is sad, but much is not sad; for all endings are sad, and the passing of any hero is a sad thing to tell of; but the events and the adventures and the achievements of such a man are not sad.

The Story of Sir Launcelot and His Companions

The Story of Sir Launcelot and His Companions [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1682999599
Author: Howard Pyle
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The Story of Sir Launcelot and His Companions by Howard Pyle Book Resume:

Wherefore if it will please you to read that which is hereinafter set forth, you will be told of how Sir Launcelot slew the great Worm of Corbin; of the madness that afterward fell upon him, and of how a most noble, gentle, and beautiful lady, hight the Lady Elaine the Fair, lent him aid and succor at a time of utmost affliction to him, and so brought him back to health again. And you may herein further find it told how Sir Launcelot was afterward wedded to that fair and gentle dame, and of how was born of that couple a child of whom it was prophesied by Merlin (in a certain miraculous manner fully set forth in this book) that he should become the most perfect knight that ever lived and he who should bring back the Holy Grail to the Earth.

The Old Rugged Cross

The Old Rugged Cross [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1532610572
Author: Ben Pugh
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The Old Rugged Cross by Ben Pugh Book Resume:

A lot has been said about the atonement theology of the theologians, but what of ordinary believers and their church leaders? What, if anything, have they done with "penal substitution" or with "Christus Victor"? How, if at all, have these doctrinal approaches helped ordinary Christians to live more devoted lives or lead good church services? Ben Pugh takes the temperature of the church at various points in its history right up to the present day, noting particular emphases that can be detected in various expressions of personal and corporate faith--whether these be hymns, sermons, magazines, or devotional texts. The book aims not only to describe what the implied atonement theologies of the church have in reality been but also to explore why these have taken the forms that they have. This exploration will shed some fresh light on current debates, building on the findings of the author's earlier work, Atonement Theories: A Way through the Maze.

The Complete King Arthur

The Complete King Arthur [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1620556006
Author: John Matthews,Caitlín Matthews
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Complete King Arthur by John Matthews,Caitlín Matthews Book Resume:

A comprehensive examination of the historical and mythological evidence for every major theory about King Arthur • Explores the history of every Arthur candidate and the geographical arguments that have placed him in different locations • Examines 1,800 years of evidence for Arthur’s life and the famous series of 12 battles fought against the Saxons in the 6th century • Reconstructs the history of the 6th century in Britain, when the first references to Arthur and the core events of his reign appear Few legends have had the enduring influence of those surrounding King Arthur. Many believe the stories are based on historical truth. For others Arthur represents the archetype of the brilliant monarch reigning over a fairy-tale kingdom, offering his knights the opportunity to prove their mettle in battle and find gnostic illumination through initiation into sacred mysteries like that of the Grail. Presenting the culmination of more than 40 years’ research, John and Caitlín Matthews examine the historical and mythological evidence for every major theory about the existence of King Arthur. Drawing on modern techniques in archaeology and scholarship, they reconstruct the history of the 6th century in Britain, the period when the first unambiguous references to Arthur appear. They explore the history of every Arthur candidate, the geographical arguments that have placed him in different locations, and the evidence for his life and famous battles fought against the Saxons. Was the greatest British hero of all time not a king but a 2nd-century Roman officer active around Hadrian’s Wall in Cumbria? A 5th-century soldier who operated in areas as far apart as Cornwall, Wales, Scotland, or Brittany? Or an entirely mythical fiction that provided a figure of light during a dark period of British history? Examining other literary figures from the 5th century such as Vortigern and Ambrosius, the authors also break down the plots of all the major Arthurian romances, including those by Chretien de Troyes, Sir Thomas Malory, and Robert de Boron, to reveal the historical events they are based on. Piecing together the many fragments that constitute the image of Arthur, both the man and the myth, the authors show how each face of Arthur has something to offer and how his modern popularity proves the enduring power of the hero-myth, truly earning Arthur the title he first received in the 15th century: The Once and Future King.

Delphi Complete Harvard Classics and Shelf of Fiction (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Harvard Classics and Shelf of Fiction (Illustrated) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1786564041
Author: Charles W. Eliot
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Delphi Complete Harvard Classics and Shelf of Fiction (Illustrated) by Charles W. Eliot Book Resume:

Regarded by many as the most comprehensive anthology of all time, ‘The Harvard Classics’ was first published in 1909 under the supervision of the Harvard president Charles W. Eliot. An esteemed academic, Eliot had argued that the elements of a liberal education could be gained by spending 15 minutes a day reading from a collection of books that could fit on a five-foot shelf. The publisher P. F. Collier challenged Eliot to make good on this statement and ‘Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf’ was the result. Eight years later Eliot added a further 20 volumes as a sub-collection titled ‘The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction’, offering some of the greatest novels and short stories of world literature. The exhaustive anthology of the ‘The Harvard Classics’ comprises every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject up to the twentieth century. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete anthology, with Eliot’s original introductions, numerous illustrations, rare texts and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to life and works of the authors featured in the anthology * All 51 volumes of ‘The Harvard Classics’ * Eliot’s original concise introductions * Eliot’s general introduction to the anthology (Volume 50) * The complete 20 volume edition of ‘The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction’ * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Major works include the original illustrations that accompanied the text * Easily locate the chapters and sections you want to read with individual contents tables * Precise arrangement of texts into the original anthology order * A veritable digital library comprised in a single eBook! Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to see the full contents - too many titles to list fully here. CONTENTS: Vol. 1: FRANKLIN, WOOLMAN, PENN Vol. 2. PLATO, EPICTETUS, MARCUS AURELIUS Vol. 3. BACON, MILTON’S PROSE, THOS. BROWNE Vol. 4. COMPLETE POEMS IN ENGLISH, MILTON Vol. 5. ESSAYS AND ENGLISH TRAITS, EMERSON Vol. 6. POEMS AND SONGS, BURNS Vol. 7. CONFESSIONS OF ST. AUGUSTINE, IMITATION OF CHRIST Vol. 8. NINE GREEK DRAMAS Vol. 9. LETTERS AND TREATISES OF CICERO AND PLINY Vol. 10. WEALTH OF NATIONS, ADAM SMITH Vol. 11. ORIGIN OF SPECIES, DARWIN Vol. 12. PLUTARCH’S LIVES Vol. 13. AENEID, VIRGIL Vol. 14. DON QUIXOTE, PART 1, CERVANTES Vol. 15. PILGRIM’S PROGRESS, DONNE & HERBERT, BUNYAN, WALTON Vol. 16. THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS Vol. 17. FOLKLORE AND FABLE, AESOP, GRIMM, ANDERSON Vol. 18. MODERN ENGLISH DRAMA Vol. 19. FAUST, EGMONT, ETC. DOCTOR FAUSTUS, GOETHE, MARLOWE Vol. 20. THE DIVINE COMEDY, DANTE Vol. 21. I PROMESSI SPOSI, MANZONI Vol. 22. THE ODYSSEY, HOMER Vol. 23. TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST, DANA Vol. 24. ON THE SUBLIME, FRENCH REVOLUTION, ETC., BURKE Vol. 25. AUTOBIOGRAPHY, ETC., ESSAYS AND ADDRESSES, J.S. MILL, T. CARLYLE Vol. 26. CONTINENTAL DRAMA Vol. 27. ENGLISH ESSAYS: SIDNEY TO MACAULAY Vol. 28. ESSAYS: ENGLISH AND AMERICAN Vol. 29. VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE, DARWIN Vol. 30. FARADAY, HELMHOLTZ, KELVIN, NEWCOMB, ETC Vol. 31. AUTOBIOGRAPHY, BENVENUTO CELLINI Vol. 32. LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL ESSAYS Vol. 33. VOYAGES AND TRAVELS Vol. 34. FRENCH AND ENGLISH PHILOSOPHERS Vol. 35. CHRONICLE AND ROMANCE Vol. 36. MACHIAVELLI, MORE, LUTHER Vol. 37. LOCKE, BERKELEY, HUME Vol. 38. HARVEY, JENNER, LISTER, PASTEUR Vol. 39. PREFACES AND PROLOGUES Vol. 40. ENGLISH POETRY 1 Vol. 41. ENGLISH POETRY 2 Vol. 42. ENGLISH POETRY 3 Vol. 43. AMERICAN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS Vol. 44. SACRED WRITINGS 1 Vol. 45. SACRED WRITINGS 2 Vol. 46. ELIZABETHAN DRAMA 1 Vol. 47. ELIZABETHAN DRAMA 2 Vol. 48. THOUGHTS AND MINOR WORKS, PASCAL Vol. 49. EPIC AND SAGA Vol. 50. INTRODUCTION AND READER’S GUIDE Vol. 51. LECTURES The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction 20 Volumes: FIELDING to TURGENEV

History of the Christian Church: Complete 8 Volumes Edition

History of the Christian Church: Complete 8 Volumes Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8026897706
Author: Philip Schaff
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History of the Christian Church: Complete 8 Volumes Edition by Philip Schaff Book Resume:

"History of the Christian Church" is an eight volume account of Christian history which covers the history of Christianity from the time of the apostles to the Reformation period. The book deals with seven periods in the history of the church: The First Period of Church History – Apostolic Christianity; The Second Period of Church History – Ante-Nicene Christianity; The Third Period of Church History – The Church in Union with the Roman Empire; The Fourth Period of Church History – The Church among the Barbarians; The Fifth Period of Church History – From Gregory VII to Boniface VIII A. D. 1049–1294; The Sixth Period of Church History – From Boniface VIII to Martin Luther ; The Seventh Period of Church History – The Reformation.