Demoniality: Or, Incubi And Succubi (1879)

By Ludovico Maria Sinistrari, Isidore Liseux

A Treatise in which is proven that there are in life in the world rational creatures along with guy, endowed like him with a physique and a soul, which are born and die like him, redeemed by means of our Lord Jesus-Christ, and able to receiving salvation or damnation. came across in 1872 via Isidore Liseux on Euston highway, London, this extraordinary manuscript purports to be the paintings of a seventeenth century theologian, one Father Sinistrari of Ameno, inquiring into the sin of demoniality; that's, sexual activity with demons. identified via their sexually-aggressive nocturnal visitations, the incubi and succubi were extensively pointed out in reference to the so-called "Old Hag Syndrome," and are seen through a few students as a ancient precursor to fashionable alien abductions.

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Legends and Tales of the American West (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)

By Richard Erdoes

From Davy Crockett, Wild invoice Hickok, and Calamity Jane to Paul Bunyan, Pecos invoice, and Frank and Jesse James, listed here are greater than a hundred thirty colourful tales of the pioneers, cowboys, outlaws, gamblers, prospectors, and lawmen who settled the wild west, making a uniquely American hero and an enduringly interesting folks mythology.

In this splendidly boisterous treasury of tall stories, each person and every little thing is greater than existence and bragging is increased into an artwork form.  Many of those tales are of genuine humans and genuine occasions; quite a lot of, in spite of the fact that, grew taller and funnier as they made their rounds from wagon teach to campfire to rodeo to miners' quarters.  But whether it truly is faraway from verified that Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett have been in a position to kill 3 males with one bullet or subdue ferocious grizzly bears with their fists, they arrive vividly to existence the following as cherished characters who've develop into a part of the cloth of the yankee imagination.

Part of the Pantheon Fairy story and Folklore Library

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The Huainanzi: A Guide to the Theory and Practice of Government in Early Han China, by Liu An, King of Huainan

By John S. Major

Compiled through students on the courtroom of Liu An, king of Huainan, within the moment century B.C.E, The Huainanzi is a tightly equipped, refined articulation of Western Han philosophy and statecraft. Outlining "all glossy monarch must know," the textual content emphasizes rigorous self-cultivation and psychological self-discipline, brilliantly synthesizing for readers earlier and current the total spectrum of early chinese language thought.

The Huainanzi locates the main to winning rule in a stability of large wisdom, diligent software, and the penetrating knowledge of a sage. it's a specified and inventive synthesis of Daoist classics, corresponding to the Laozi and the Zhuangzi; works linked to the Confucian culture, comparable to the Changes, the Odes, and the Documents; and quite a lot of different foundational philosophical and literary texts from the Mozi to the Hanfeizi.

The fabricated from twelve years of scholarship, this notable translation preserves The Huainanzi's certain rhetorical positive aspects, akin to parallel prose and verse, and showcases a compositional approach that conveys the work's robust philosophical charm. This path-breaking quantity could have a transformative impression at the box of early chinese language highbrow heritage and may be of serious curiosity to students and scholars alike.

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London is in ruins, within the arms of 2 warring households of ganglords, the Volsons and the Conors. To cement a truce among the 2 households Val Volson deals Conor the hand of his 14 yr outdated daughter Signy. the marriage dinner party is disrupted by means of the dramatic coming to lifetime of a mysterious one eyed prisoner. the folk are in without doubt that it's the god Odin, come to play a component within the affairs of guys.

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The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki (Penguin Classics)

By Jesse L. Byock

Composed in medieval Iceland, Hrolf's Saga is likely one of the maximum of all mythic-legendary sagas, referring to half-fantastical occasions that have been acknowledged to have happened in fifth-century Denmark. It tells of the exploits of King Hrolf and of his recognized champions, together with Bodvar Bjarki, the 'bear-warrior': a robust determine whose may possibly and bear-like nature are encouraged by way of an analogous mythical history as Beowulf. Depicting a global of wizards, sorceresses and 'berserker' opponents - initially contributors of a cult of Odin - it is a compelling story of old magic. a piece of undying strength and sweetness, it bargains either a treasury of Icelandic prose and a masterful collecting of epic, cultic reminiscence, conventional people story and myths from the Viking age and much earlier.

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

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The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún

By J.R.R. Tolkien

The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún is a previously unpublished paintings by way of J.R.R. Tolkien, written whereas Tolkien used to be Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford throughout the Twenties and ‘30s, prior to he wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. It makes to be had for the 1st time Tolkien’s wide retelling in English narrative verse of the epic Norse stories of Sigurd the Völsung and the autumn of the Niflungs. It comprises an creation by means of J.R.R. Tolkien, drawn from certainly one of his personal lectures on Norse literature, with statement and notes at the poems via Christopher Tolkien.

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The Adventures of Sir Gawain the True (The Knights' Tales Series)

By Gerald Morris, Aaron Renier

"Enhanced via Renier's lighthearted medieval scenes . . . Morris's yarn weaves smart turns, knightly violence and chivalric (i.e., human) values in motion into an ingeniously built-in retelling of Gawain and the golf green Knight."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

In the 3rd installment within the Knights' stories sequence, Gerald Morris tells the laugh-out-loud tale of King Arthur's most celebrated knight, and nephew, Sir Gawain and the golf green Knight. With full of life illustrations by Aaron Renier, Morris creates an enthralling and comical medieval world that teems with humor and wonder.



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