The Tortured Secutor

The Tortured Secutor Author Jardonn Smith
ISBN-10 1934625337
Year 2007-11
Pages 145
Language en
Publisher
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In third century Rome, being a freedman doesn't exempt you from punishment, even when you've done nothing wrong. This is the story of a gladiator granted his freedom by an Emperor, only to be caught up in the web of a treacherous patrician whose wife has been murdered. He abducts the gladiator and tortures him - only to discover that some men will not talk, whether they know the answer or not. Powerful forces are at work. But can one strong man hold out long enought for the good to put their plan into action?

Liquid Delights

Liquid Delights Author Jardonn Smith
ISBN-10 1887895477
Year 2007-01
Pages 157
Language en
Publisher
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Two erotic tales of gay men who are turned on by liquid play. In Coming Harvest, Harold Macklin is a man tormented by nightly dreams of abduction, liquid-filled tubes and experimentations upon his defenseless body. The mystery drives him to madness, until his male companion and therapist comes to the rescue... And in Country Club Swim, two young men are enjoying their last holiday before college. They sneak into a country-club swimming pool for a night-time skinny dip, but discover there are other things to do in the water as well...

The Foucault Reader

The Foucault Reader Author Michel Foucault
ISBN-10 9780394713403
Year 1984
Pages 390
Language en
Publisher Pantheon
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Gathers selections from the writings of the modern French philosopher about truth, knowledge, madness, science, sexuality, politics, and ethics

Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome

Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome Author Donald G. Kyle
ISBN-10 9781134862719
Year 2012-11-12
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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The elaborate and inventive slaughter of humans and animals in the arena fed an insatiable desire for violent spectacle among the Roman people. Donald G. Kyle combines the words of ancient authors with current scholarly research and cross-cultural perspectives, as he explores * the origins and historical development of the games * who the victims were and why they were chosen * how the Romans disposed of the thousands of resulting corpses * the complex religious and ritual aspects of institutionalised violence * the particularly savage treatment given to defiant Christians. This lively and original work provides compelling, sometimes controversial, perspectives on the bloody entertainments of ancient Rome, which continue to fascinate us to this day.

Daily Life in the Roman City

Daily Life in the Roman City Author Gregory S. Aldrete
ISBN-10 031333174X
Year 2004-01-01
Pages 278
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
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Discusses daily life in ancient Rome, examining such topics as housing, clothing, food, childbearing, the economy, leisure times, and religion.

Afghanistan s Islam

Afghanistan s Islam Author Nile Green
ISBN-10 9780520294134
Year 2016
Pages 348
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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"This book provides the first ever overview of the history and development of Islam in Afghanistan. It covers every era from the conversion of Afghanistan through the medieval and early modern periods to the present day. Based on primary sources in Arabic, Persian, Pashto, Urdu and Uzbek, its depth and scope of coverage is unrivalled by any existing publication on Afghanistan. As well as state-sponsored religion, the chapters cover such issues as the rise of Sufism, Sharia, women's religiosity, transnational Islamism and the Taliban. Islam has been one of the most influential social and political forces in Afghan history. Providing idioms and organizations for both anti-state and anti-foreign mobilization, Islam has proven to be a vital socio-political resource in modern Afghanistan. Even as it has been deployed as the national cement of a multi-ethnic 'Emirate' and then 'Islamic Republic,' Islam has been no less a destabilizing force in dividing Afghan society. Yet despite the universal scholarly recognition of the centrality of Islam to Afghan history, its developmental trajectories have received relatively little sustained attention outside monographs and essays devoted to particular moments or movements. To help develop a more comprehensive, comparative and developmental picture of Afghanistan's Islam from the eighth century to the present, this edited volume brings together specialists on different periods, regions and languages. Each chapter forms a case study 'snapshot' of the Islamic beliefs, practices, institutions and authorities of a particular time and place in Afghanistan"--Provided by publishe

The Making of the Slavs

The Making of the Slavs Author Florin Curta
ISBN-10 0521036151
Year 2007-04-30
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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This book offers a new approach to the problem of Slavic ethnicity in southeastern Europe between c. 500 and c. 700. The author shows how Byzantine authors "invented" the Slavs, in order to make sense of political and military developments taking place in the Balkans. Making extensive use of archaeology to show that such developments resulted in the rise of powerful leaders, responsible for creating group identities and mobilizing warriors for successful raids across the frontier. The author rejects the idea of Slavic migration, and shows that "the Slavs" were the product of the frontier.

Nietzsche

Nietzsche Author R. J. Hollingdale
ISBN-10 0521002958
Year 2001-04-09
Pages 270
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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The ideal book for anyone interested in Nietzsche's life and work.

The First Book of Discipline

The First Book of Discipline Author James K. Cameron
ISBN-10 1905022174
Year 2004-12-01
Pages 236
Language en
Publisher Zeticula
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"The First and Second Books of Discipline were amongst the constitutional foundation documents of the Scottish Reformation, and for four and a half centuries have been relied on to guide the polity of Presbyterian churches around the world. Their scholarly editing and publication a generation ago helped to revive serious study in the Church's constitutional law; and this reprint makes very important material available in a time of immense organisational change in the Church." Rev Dr Marjory A MacLean Deputy Principal Clerk to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

VOICE OF AFRICA

VOICE OF AFRICA Author Leo 1873-1938 Frobenius
ISBN-10 1371161550
Year 2016-08-27
Pages 456
Language en
Publisher Wentworth Press
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