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Eaters of the Dead

Eaters of the Dead
The Manuscript of Ibn Fadlan Relating His Experiences with the Northmen in A.D. 922

by Michael Crichton

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN : 9780345354617
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It is 922 A.D. The refined Arab courtier Ibn Fadlan is accompanying a party of Viking warriors back to the north. Fadlan belatedly discovers that his job is to combat the terrors in the night that come to slaughter the Vikings--but just how he will do it, Fadlan has no idea.

Eaters of the Dead

Eaters of the Dead
A Book

by Michael Crichton

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2012-05-14
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0307816435
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes an epic tale of unspeakable horror. It is 922 A.D. The refined Arab courtier Ibn Fadlan is accompanying a party of Viking warriors back to their home. He is appalled by their customs—the gratuitous sexuality of their women, their disregard for cleanliness, and their cold-blooded sacrifices. As they enter the frozen, forbidden landscape of the North—where the day’s length does not equal the night’s, where after sunset the sky burns in streaks of color—Fadlan soon discovers that he has been unwillingly enlisted to combat the terrors in the night that come to slaughter the Vikings, the monsters of the mist that devour human flesh. But just how he will do it, Fadlan has no idea.

Eaters of the dead

Eaters of the dead
A Book

by Aḥmad Ibn-Faḍlān,Michael Crichton

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1976
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Eaters of the Dead

Eaters of the Dead
Myths and Realities of Cannibal Monsters

by Kevin J. Wetmore

  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release : 2021-12
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1789144442
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Spanning myth, history, and contemporary culture, a terrifying and illuminating excavation of the meaning of cannibalism. Every culture has monsters that eat us, and every culture repels in horror when we eat ourselves. From Grendel to medieval Scottish cannibal Sawney Bean, and from the Ghuls of ancient Persia to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, tales of being consumed are both universal and universally terrifying. In this book, Kevin J. Wetmore Jr. explores the full range of monsters that eat the dead: ghouls, cannibals, wendigos, and other beings that feast on human flesh. Moving from myth through history to contemporary popular culture, Wetmore considers everything from ancient Greek myths of feeding humans to the gods, through sky burial in Tibet and Zoroastrianism, to actual cases of cannibalism in modern societies. By examining these seemingly inhuman acts, Eaters of the Dead reveals that those who consume corpses can teach us a great deal about human nature—and our deepest human fears.

Eaters of the Dead

Eaters of the Dead
A Book

by Michael Crichton

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1988-09-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781417618620
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Now a major motion picture from Touchstone Films, starring Antonio Banderas. In the year A.D. 922, a refined Arab courtier, representative of the powerful Caliph of Baghdad, encounters a party of Viking warriors on their journey to the barbaric North. He is appalled by Viking customs--the wanton sexuality of their pale, angular women, their disregard for cleanliness, their cold-blooded human sacrifices. But only in the depths of the Northland does he learn the horrifying truth: he has been enlisted to combat a terror that comes under cover of night to slaughter the Vikings and devour their flesh.

Three Complete Novels

Three Complete Novels
Congo/ Sphere/ Eaters of the Dead

by Michael Crichton

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 711
  • ISBN : 9780517101353
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Eaters of the Dead

Eaters of the Dead
A Screenplay Based on the Novel by Michael Crichton. Revised Draft March 1991

by Warren Lewis,William Wisher,John McTiernan

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Necronomicon

Necronomicon
The Wanderings of Alhazred

by Donald Tyson

  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Release : 2012-04-08
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0738717592
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Anyone familiar with H. P. Lovecraft's work knows of the Necronomicon, the black magic grimoire he invented as a literary prop in his classic horror stories. There have been several attempts at creating this text, yet none stand up to Lovecraft's own descriptions of the Necronomicon...until now. Fans of Lovecraftian magic and occult fiction will delight in Donald Tyson's Necronomicon, based purely within Lovecraft's own fictional universe, the Cthulhu Mythos. This grimoire traces the wanderings of Abdul Alhazred, a necromancer of Yemen, on his search for arcane wisdom and magic. Alhazred's magical adventures lead him to the Arabian desert, the lost city of Irem, ruins of Babylon, lands of the Old Ones, and Damascus, where he encounters a variety of strange creatures and accrues necromantic secrets.

A NEW COLLECTION OF THREE NOVELS

A NEW COLLECTION OF THREE NOVELS
CONGO ; SPHERE ; EATERS OF THE DEAD

by Michael Crichton,SPHERE.

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 711
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Eaters of the Dead

Eaters of the Dead
Myths and Realities of Cannibal Monsters

by Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr.

  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release : 2021-09-16
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1789144450
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Spanning myth, history, and contemporary culture, a terrifying and illuminating excavation of the meaning of cannibalism. Every culture has monsters that eat us, and every culture repels in horror when we eat ourselves. From Grendel to medieval Scottish cannibal Sawney Bean, and from the Ghuls of ancient Persia to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, tales of being consumed are both universal and universally terrifying. In this book, Kevin J. Wetmore Jr. explores the full range of monsters that eat the dead: ghouls, cannibals, wendigos, and other beings that feast on human flesh. Moving from myth through history to contemporary popular culture, Wetmore considers everything from ancient Greek myths of feeding humans to the gods, through sky burial in Tibet and Zoroastrianism, to actual cases of cannibalism in modern societies. By examining these seemingly inhuman acts, Eaters of the Dead reveals that those who consume corpses can teach us a great deal about human nature—and our deepest human fears.

Chants to Persephone

Chants to Persephone
The Time for Alexander Series

by Jennifer Macaire

  • Publisher : Accent Press Ltd
  • Release : 2018-11-01
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 1786154609
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the fifth book in the Time For Alexander series, the Oracle of Amon tells Alexander he must go to the Land of Ice and Snow, so they leave their home in Alexandria and head north, to Gaul. But the Thief of Souls not only captured Alexander’s soul. He also wants Paul, and the druids have raised an army to capture him. In the heart of winter, in ancient Gaul, a terrible sacrifice is made to Persephone, goddess of the Underworld – and Ashley finds herself taking part in a deadly ceremony.

Beowulf

Beowulf
A Book

by Jodi-Anne George

  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release : 2009-12-09
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1137221755
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Of unknown authorship, Beowulf is an Old English epic poem which incites contentious debate and has been endlessly interpreted over the centuries. This Reader's Guide provides a much-needed overview of the large body of Beowulf criticism, moving from eighteenth-century reactions to twenty-first-century responses. Jodi-Ann George: • charts the changes in critical trends and theoretical approaches applied to the poem • includes discussion of J. R. R. Tolkein's pioneering 1936 lecture on Beowulf , and Seamus Heaney's recent translation • analyses Beowulf in popular culture, addressing the poem's life in film versions, graphic novels, music and comics. Clear and engaging, this is an indispensable introductory guide to a widely-studied and enigmatic work which continues to fascinate readers everywhere.

Rising Sun

Rising Sun
A Book

by Michael Crichton

  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 399
  • ISBN : 9780345380371
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In a novel set within the arena of volatile Japanese-American relations, business moguls compete for control of the international electronics industry

The Gates of Dawn

The Gates of Dawn
A Book

by Robert Newcomb

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2010-12-15
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN : 1407094092
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'The wind howled, and the lightening cascaded across the sky in unimaginable streaks, a portent of what was to come . . . the firstborn son of the Chosen One lives, and now he is ours.' For three hundred years, Eutracia was a kingdom at peace. Then a horror from the past, long thought vanquished, returned to wreak dreadful revenge. The war against the Sorceresses of the Coven was won, but victory came at a terrible cost: the king and queen dead, the wizards' council decimated, and the land - ravaged by fear, scarred by battle - lawless. And Prince Tristan, forced by the Coven to turn his hand against his own and kill his father, is now a wanted man with a price on his head. In underground labyrinths that once bustled with life, the fugitive prince, together with his twin sister and her infant daughter, the wizard Wigg, sole surviving council member, and the crippled wizard Faegan, returned from exile in the forests of Shadowood, take refuge. To them falls the daunting task of rebuilding Eutracia, but it soon becomes apparent that evil has not yet had its fill of this ravaged land. An army of apprentice wizards, dispatched to hunt down the last remaining servants of the Coven, has fallen victim to foul beings that can only have been created out of hate. And, inexplicably, the sacred source of all magic begins to fail. Without its sustaining force the wizards will perish, and with them magic itself. With time and their powers fast dwindling, Wigg and Faegan must discover who - or what - has succeeded the Sorceresses, and now seeks to destroy Eutracia. As the awful truth is revealed, it is Tristan who must face this new enemy, an evil that transcends life itself, and fight the ultimate battle - for his life, his land and his destiny... Continuing the monumental adventure that began with The Fifth Sorceress, here is confirmation that, in Robert Newcomb, epic fantasy has found an exhilarating new voice.

Historic Engagements with Occidental Cultures, Religions, Powers

Historic Engagements with Occidental Cultures, Religions, Powers
A Book

by A. Richards,I. Omidvar

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2014-10-16
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN : 1137405023
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explores centuries of power relations and imperial and civilizing rhetorics, overarching themes highlighted in these infrequently heard accounts by eastern travelers to the West. Considered in depth are evolutions in mental frameworks and practices that led to the emergence of anticolonial consciousness and strategies of protest.

Horrible Harry Goes Cuckoo

Horrible Harry Goes Cuckoo
A Book

by Suzy Kline

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2010-06-10
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 1101434732
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It’s a horrible day for Harry: a classmate is calling him names; his library book is overdue; he’s last in line for a turn to be the Room 3B VIP. Worst of all, it’s cold and icy outside again, which means no outdoor recess. It’s all too much for Harry—he starts to go cuckoo! Fortunately, there is a solution to Harry’s problems . . . but it comes from a very unexpected source.

Old English Newsletter

Old English Newsletter
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary

An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary
With an Index of English Words, King List and Geographical List with Indexes, List of Hieroglyphic Characters, Coptic and Semitic Alphabets

by E. A. Wallis Budge

  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Release : 2013-01-01
  • Pages : 738
  • ISBN : 1616404604
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary, a two volume set written by Egyptian expert E.A. Wallis Budge, is quite simply one of the most comprehensive and detailed dictionaries of Egyptian hieroglyphs with English to accompany it. The series includes a detailed Introduction by the author with key words and glyphs, a bibliography of works used to help with translation and research, glyphs organized alphabetically by the Egyptian alphabet with accompanying words and English translations, tables of hieroglyphs with phonetic and numeric values and accompanying translations, and an Index of both English and Egyptian words. Volume I includes the introduction, bibliography, a list of characters separated by subject and organized by table, and letters "A" through "KH" or "KHA" of hieroglyphs and translations. SIR ERNEST ALFRED THOMPSON WALLIS BUDGE (1857-1934) was born in Bodmin, Cornwall in the UK and discovered an interest in languages at a very early age. Budge spent all his free time learning and discovering Semitic languages, including Assyrian, Syriac, and Hebrew. Eventually, through a close contact, he was able to acquire a job working with Egyptian and Iraqi artifacts at the British Museum. Budge excavated and deciphered numerous cuneiform and hieroglyphic documents, contributing vastly to the museum's collection. Eventually, he became the Keeper of his department, specializing in Egyptology. Budge wrote many books during his lifetime, most specializing in Egyptian life, religion, and language.

The Medieval Hero on Screen

The Medieval Hero on Screen
Representations from Beowulf to Buffy

by Martha W. Driver,Sid Ray

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2004-07-01
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 0786419261
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Few figures have captured Hollywood's and the public's imagination as completely as have medieval heroes. Cast as chivalric knight, warrior princess, "alpha male in tights," or an amalgamation, and as likely to appear in Hong Kong action flicks and spaghetti westerns as films set in the Middle Ages, the medieval hero on film serves many purposes. This collection of essays about the medieval hero on screen, contributed by scholars from a variety of disciplines, draws upon a wide range of movies and medieval texts. The essays are grouped into five sections, each with an introduction by the editors: an exploration of historic authenticity; heroic children and the lessons they convey to young viewers; medieval female heroes; the place of the hero's weapon in pop culture; and teaching the medieval movie in the classroom. Thirty-two film stills illustrate the work, and each essay includes notes, a filmography, and a bibliography. There is a foreword by Jonathan Rosenbaum, and an index is included. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The Harry Potter Companion

The Harry Potter Companion
A Book

by Acascias Riphouse

  • Publisher : Virtualbookworm Publishing
  • Release : 2004-07
  • Pages : 537
  • ISBN : 9781589395824
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a magical, unofficial companion to the "Harry Potter" series that will help you enjoy the adventures more thoroughly. Learn about the wizard lifestyle, get to know Hogwarts inside and out and discover everything you ever wanted to know about Animagi. Descriptions, definitions, maps, timelines and additional commentary will guide you every step of the way.