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The Quest for El Cid

The Quest for El Cid
A Book

by Richard A. Fletcher

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN : 9780195069556
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rodrigo Díaz, the legendary warrior-knight of eleventh-century Castile known as El Cid, is still honored in Spain as a national hero for liberating the fatherland from the occupying Moors. Yet, as this book reveals, there are many contradictions between eleventh-century reality and the mythology that developed later. By placing El Cid in a fresh, historical context, Fletcher shows us an adventurous soldier of fortune who was of a type, one of a number of "cids," or "bosses," who flourished in eleventh-century Spain. But the El Cid of legend--the national hero -- was unique in stature even in his lifetime. Before his death El Cid was already celebrated in a poem; posthumously he was immortalized in the great epic Poema de Mío Cid. When he died in Valencia in 1099, he was ruler of an independent principality he had carved for himself in Eastern Spain. Rather than the zealous Christian leader many believe him to have been, Rodrigo emerges in Fletcher's study as a mercenary equally at home in the feudal kingdoms of northern Spain and the exotic Moorish lands of the south, selling his martial skills to Christian and Muslim alike. Indeed, his very title derives from the Arabic word sayyid, meaning 'lord' or 'master.' And as there was little if any sense of Spanish nationhood in the eleventh century, he can hardly be credited for uniting a medieval Spanish nation. This ground-breaking inquiry into the life and times of El Cid disentangles fact from myth to create a striking portrait of an extraordinary man, clearly showing how and why legend transformed him into something he was not during his lifetime.--From publisher description.

The Quest of the Hermeneutical Jesus

The Quest of the Hermeneutical Jesus
The Impact of Hermeneutics on the Jesus Research of John Dominic Crossan and N. T. Wright

by Robert B. Stewart

  • Publisher : University Press of America
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 169
  • ISBN : 9780761840961
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Quest of the Hermeneutical Jesus is a study in how reading documents referring to Jesus influences conclusions as to who Jesus was as a figure in history. In this book, author Robert B. Stewart leads his readers through the projects of two of the most important and influential scholars in the field of historical Jesus research, in order to show his readers how the philosophical presuppositions and hermeneutical methods of Crossan and Wright impact their respective historical conclusions concerning Jesus. There is arguably no more important question in religious studies than what can we know about Jesus. Stewart takes on the task of filling the void in this area by addressing how hermeneutics influences history. In addition to highlighting the work of two great scholars, Stewart also provides a useful introduction and guide through much of the maze of contemporary literary criticism. Book jacket.

Quest to Learn

Quest to Learn
Developing the School for Digital Kids

by Katie Salen Tekinbas,Robert Torres,Loretta Wolozin,Rebecca Rufo-Tepper,Arana Shapiro

  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2010-10-29
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN : 0262515652
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The design for Quest to Learn, an innovative school in New York City that offers a “game-like” approach to learning. Quest to Learn, an innovative school for grades 6 to 12 in New York City, grew out of the idea that gaming and game design offer a promising new paradigm for curriculum and learning. The designers of Quest to Learn developed an approach to learning that draws from what games do best: drop kids into inquiry-based, complex problem spaces that are built to help players understand how they are doing, what they need to work on, and where to go next. Content is not treated as dry information but as a living resource; students are encouraged to interact with the larger world in ways that feel relevant, exciting, and empowering. Quest to Learn opened in the fall of 2009 with 76 sixth graders. In their first semester, these students learned—among other things—to convert fractions into decimals in order to break a piece of code found in a library book; to use atlases and read maps to create a location guide for a reality television series; and to create video tutorials for a hapless group of fictional inventors. This research and development document outlines the learning framework for the school, making the original design available to others in the field. Elements in development include a detailed curriculum map, a budget, and samples of student and teacher handbooks.

The Ultimate Quest

The Ultimate Quest
A Geek’s Guide to (The Episcopal) Church

by Jordan Haynie Ware

  • Publisher : Church Publishing, Inc.
  • Release : 2017-02-01
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 0819233250
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This tongue-in-cheek introduction by Episcopal priest and certified geek J. M. H. Ware uses an “it’s geek to me” approach to translate Episcopal theological concepts and rich church traditions into geek language, accompanied by comics that help the reader maneuver through the oft-dense liturgical and theological workings of the Christian tradition. A tool to evangelize and attract young people to church, it is useful for both those who have recently discovered The Episcopal Church and cradle Episcopalians who have always know there was magic here, helping them to deepen understanding of their faith and relate it to elements of their everyday life. It will also assist them in explaining their faith to friends, who may be even less familiar with Episcopal traditions than they are. This book endeavors to, as Rachel Held Evans has said, “creatively re-articulate the significance of the traditional teachings and sacraments of the church in a modern context” – specifically, in the geek context that is similar to, but more widely known, than church culture. All nerds are welcome on this wild adventure through the Episcopal jungle: Begin the quest by diving into the Player’s Handbook – otherwise known as the Book of Common Prayer. Discover the symbolism of every piece of equipment and vestment used during the service. Embrace the wonders of the Episcopal Disneyland we call General Convention. And embark on the adventure path that we call the Holy Eucharist. Ware’s light and funny style make the impenetrable mysteries of theology, liturgy, and church history accessible for all, from fans of Star Wars to fans of Star Trek. Her church geekery is matched only by the depth of her knowledge of nerd culture. We solemnly swear that you will make your next Knowledge (religion) check!

Kitty Quest

Kitty Quest
A Book

by Phil Corbett

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2021-06-15
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0593205456
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dog Man meets the Lord of the Rings in this laugh-out-loud graphic novel debut about two aspiring adventurers who face off against startling ghosts, rampaging monsters, and bumbling wizards. Matt Braly, creator of Disney's Amphibia, proclaims Kitty Quest is "an absolutely charming story that had me chuckling the whole way through. I couldn't put it down!" Woolfrik and Perigold are two down-on-their-luck kittens in need of some extra cash, so they've decided to become professional monster slayers. Except they don't know the first thing about it! So when a huge beast starts rampaging through town, they are put to the ultimate test. Fortunately, the duo accidentally awakens a ghost named Earl Mortimore, who is the last not-so-living member of an ancient guild of warriors, and he's going to teach them everything he knows. But the monster is just the beginning of their worries, because someone even more troublesome is pulling its strings. So even though they've never been in a battle--or even gone on a real quest before--it's up to these kittens to save the day and prove they've got what it takes to be heroes.

Dungeon Quest Book 3

Dungeon Quest Book 3
A Book

by Joe Daly

  • Publisher : Fantagraphics Books
  • Release : 2012-07-02
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1606995448
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this third book, by far the longest installment of the series so far, the reader is also introduced to the history and mysticism of The Romish Book of the Dead, a sexually avant-garde “little forest man” (who becomes the fifth member of the crew), Steve’s newly discovered “battle warping’” abilities (which Millennium Boy dismisses as being a mere “kundalini spasm”), weapons and armor upgrades and a whole new level of bizarre comedy, rousing adventure and ass-kicking action ― all staged in front of fantastic backdrops replete with strange vegetation, ancient ruins and steampunk imagery.

The Enchanted Quest of Dana and Ginger Lamb

The Enchanted Quest of Dana and Ginger Lamb
A Book

by Julie Huffman-klinkowitz,Jerome Klinkowitz

  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 1578067960
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Best-selling authors, sensational lecturers, documentary filmmakers, amateur archaeologists, spies for FDR - Dana and Ginger Lamb led the life of Indiana Jones long before the movie icon was ever scripted. "We blaze the trail," Ginger said, "and the scientists follow." The Enchanted Quest of Dana and Gingar Lamb is the first biography of this captivating, entrepreneurial couple. In Southern California, they started married life in 1933 by building a canoe. With only $4.10 in their pockets, they paddled to Central America and through the Panama Canal. Three years later they returned triumphant, bearing the photographic record of the amazing trek that made them famous. After releasing their best-selling book, Enchanted Vagabonds, the two became exactly that. They relentlessly lectured for the public and postured for the media until they were able to fund more exotic voyages to remote jungles and rivers. So convincing were they on the circuit that their most powerful fan, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, coerced J. Edgar Hoover into hiring the Lambs as spies in Mexico. After World War II they launched their Quest for the Lost City, which yielded another book and documentary. Other escapades, no less thrilling or marketable, filled the remainder of their astonishing lives. The Enchanted Quest of Dana and Ginger Lamb argues that the Lambs were geniuses of popular entertainment and the precursors to Animal Planet, the Travel Channel, and numerous documentary-format television shows. Drawing on historical records, the Lambs' books and letters, and recently declassified espionage documents, biographers Julie Huffman-klinkowitz and Jerome Klinkowitz show how the Lambs succeeded in marketing their conquests and films to armchair explorers around the world and how they became, in popular imagination, the quintessential American adventurers.

Tales of the Quest

Tales of the Quest
A Book

by Katherine Woodbury

  • Publisher : Peaks Island Press
  • Release : 2016-09-28
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 1370145551
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ah, the Quest! The sight of chivalric knights setting forth on heroic tasks to win the hand of the fair princess stirs any heart. This fourth installment in the Roesia Chronicles explores the dark and violent beginnings of the Quest up to its pragmatic and often humorous present. Amidst all the game playing, will true love and genuine respect still triumph? Therein lies quite the tale.

The Gutbucket Quest

The Gutbucket Quest
A Book

by Piers Anthony,Ron Leming

  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2014-07-01
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN : 1497657504
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A blues musician is blasted into a parallel world in a novel that’s “a houserockin’ good time” cowritten by the New York Times–bestselling author (Booklist). Slim’s a Texas bluesman of a certain age, down on his luck and just about broke—but hey, that’s what the blues are all about. He loves his music: “Not the popular blues, homogenized, synthesized, and zombilized; but the real down-home gut-bucket blues.” Then one day the music loves him back. In a single hot burst of lightning that comes straight up out of the ground, Slim finds himself in Tejas. It’s a little bit magic and a whole lot different, but the blues are the same. And the blues—manifest here in the form of a maple-necked, pearl-gray Fender Stratocaster with blue-chrome pickups, aka the Gutbucket—need him and need him bad. The Strat’s fallen into the hands of T-Bone Pickens and his Vipers, who want to suck up all its power and turn it to evil. Slim’s off and running on the Gutbucket Quest, with the help of his new mentor, rhythm guitarist Progress T. Hornsby, and a purely unstoppable blues singer named Nadine.

The Quest for Anonymity

The Quest for Anonymity
The Novels of George Eliot

by Henry Alley

  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 9780874136210
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As Alley shows, no other subject in Eliot branches out so largely, so as to embrace all her artistic concerns, including her vision of her own biography and her need to adopt her pen name. Alley also demonstrates that for Eliot, the transcendent capacity to be unidentified creates a flexibility of mind that allows not only women but also men to shed confining personae and to be, in narrative form, both man and woman at the same time, an ability that imbues only the greatest of artists.

Alicia's Diet Quest 3

Alicia's Diet Quest 3
A Book

by Aoi Fujiwara

  • Publisher : Kodansha America LLC
  • Release : 2019-06-04
  • Pages : 161
  • ISBN : 1642128759
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Final volume! The quest to slay the Demon King finally reaches its climax! Class changes mean new outfits! Alicia and crew continue to get stronger and advance on their journey! And yet ... Alicia's body weight is rapidly increasing ... ?! Finally, our heroes confront the evil monarch! What will be the outcome of their quest—and of Alicia's diet?! The final showdown is here!

The American Quest for the Primitive Church

The American Quest for the Primitive Church
A Book

by Richard Thomas Hughes

  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN : 9780252060298
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The dream of restoring primitive Christianity lies close to the core of the identity of some American denominations---Churches of Christ, Latter-day Saints, some Mennonites, and a variety of Holiness and Pentecostal denominations. But how can a return to ancient Christianity be sustained in a world increasingly driven by modernization? What meaning might such a vision have in the modern world? Twelve distinguished scholars explore these and related questions in this provocative book.

The Quest and Structure in Medieval Romance

The Quest and Structure in Medieval Romance
Durmart Le Galois, Meraugis de Portlesguez, and the Arte Perilleux

by Maureen Ellen Kind

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1979
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Quest of the Thirteen

The Quest of the Thirteen

by John DeFilippis

  • Publisher : Crossroad Press
  • Release : 2016-05-14
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Life in the Kingdom of Mavinor was lived according to "The Scrolls," until they were attacked by the army of a neighboring kingdom (Xamnon). Every copy of The Scrolls was destroyed in the war. Despite countless hours of labor, the task of reproducing them was far from complete, and their society was slowly unraveling. In order to try and save his people from falling into an age of darkness, King Onestus, whose health is failing, announces that he will assemble a group of thirteen men to undertake a prophesied quest. This quest, to return a sacred medallion to the kingdom, will decide his successor. "The Medallion of Mavinor" is the story of how thirteen very different men learn to work together; warriors, a scholar, a rich man, a fisherman, thrown together against nearly impossible odds. They face off against their world, magical creatures, and one another on an epic journey into the past, and the future of their world.

Dream Quest: A Seeker's Guide to Finding the Purpose of Being

Dream Quest: A Seeker's Guide to Finding the Purpose of Being
A Book

by Justan Mann, PhD

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2018-03-07
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1483480798
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dream Quest reveals a series of vivid lucid dreams that foretell the future and delve into the nature of being. The dreams happened as described, although they are presented within the context of a fictionalized trek that is set on the slopes of New Hampshire's Mount Major. Alexander and his companions Verity and Futura eventually find refuge from the night's chill within Madame Leonedria's grotto. Therein, his dreams about the future, human nature, and reality are discussed in depth. Alexander felt both cursed and blessed by these remarkable events, for the gift that allowed him to find a metaphysical path to God's door slowly began consuming his mind. Indeed, the condition that sparked his visions degenerated Alexander's brain, and his memories are now fading. However, the experiences were recorded long ago, and they leave a message that might change your life. This is far more than a book about spirituality or morality. This is a quest for purpose.

Science and the Quest for Reality

Science and the Quest for Reality
A Book

by Alfred I. Tauber

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-07-27
  • Pages : 419
  • ISBN : 1349252492
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Science and the Quest for Reality is an interdisciplinary anthology that situates contemporary science within its complex philosophical, historical, and sociological contexts. The anthology is divided between, firstly, characterizing science as an intellectual activity and, secondly, defining its social role. The philosophical and historical vicissitudes of science's truth claims has raised profound questions concerning the role of science in society beyond its technological innovations. The deeper philosophical issues thus complement the critical inquiry concerning the broader social and ethical influence of contemporary science. In the tradition of the 'Main Trends of the Modern World' series, this volume includes both classical and contemporary works on the subject.

Liberal Learning as a Quest for Purpose

Liberal Learning as a Quest for Purpose
A Book

by William M. Sullivan

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2016-06-03
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0190499265
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In a remarkable experiment lasting over a decade, a group of 88 independent campuses, ranging from comprehensive universities to intimate colleges, have demonstrated the value of an emerging educational agenda focused on meaning and purpose. These programs have shown that college can provide emerging adults with an understanding of themselves within today's insecure and highly competitive world that enhances their ability to develop the "grit" needed to create meaningful lives. By focusing on the exploration of vocation and its theological foundations, the programs have produced remarkable outcomes in enhanced student engagement in the learning process and more effective entry into adult life. Discernment of vocation provides for many students a synthetic and compelling focus for intellectual and practical exploration. Sustained by articulate reflection and grounded in communities of learning that include faculty as well as students, undergraduate life takes on new significance and urgency. Liberal Learning as a Quest for Purpose analyzes a series of successful efforts to reconfigure undergraduate education as a journey toward life purpose. Examining the experiences of students and faculty, William M. Sullivan reveals the concrete importance of this educational agenda for individual lives and particular campuses. By connecting the several dimensions of undergraduate experience through reflection on purpose, Sullivan demonstrates how these programs expanded the bandwidth of academic learning in energizing and exploratory ways. Within the larger, troubled environment of contemporary higher education, these pioneering efforts hold promise for a significant rethinking of the undergraduate experience to better serve students and society.

Fool's Quest

Fool's Quest
Book II of the Fitz and the Fool trilogy

by Robin Hobb

  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release : 2015-08-11
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN : 055339293X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BUZZFEED AND THE INDEPENDENT • Ranking alongside George R. R. Martin as a groundbreaking master of fantasy, Robin Hobb delivers the second book in her long-awaited Fitz and the Fool trilogy. The harrowing adventures of FitzChivalry Farseer and his enigmatic friend the Fool continue in Robin Hobb’s triumphant follow-up to Fool’s Assassin. But Fool’s Quest is more than just a sequel. With the artistry and imagination her fans have come to expect, Hobb builds masterfully on all that has gone before, revealing devastating secrets and shocking conspiracies that cast a dark shadow over the history of Fitz and his world—a shadow that now stretches to darken all future hope. Long ago, Fitz and the Fool changed the world, bringing back the magic of dragons and securing both the Farseer succession and the stability of the kingdom. Or so they thought. But now the Fool is near death, maimed by mysterious pale-skinned figures whose plans for world domination hinge upon the powers the Fool may share with Fitz’s own daughter. Distracted by the Fool’s perilous health, and swept up against his will in the intrigues of the royal court, Fitz lets down his guard . . . and in a horrible instant, his world is undone and his beloved daughter stolen away by those who would use her as they had once sought to use the Fool—as a weapon. But FitzChivalry Farseer is not without weapons of his own. An ancient magic still lives in his veins. And though he may have let his skills as royal assassin diminish over the years, such things, once learned, are not so easily forgotten. Now enemies and friends alike are about to learn that nothing is more dangerous than a man who has nothing left to lose. Praise for Fool’s Quest “A complex tapestry of adventure, betrayal, destiny, and unrelenting peril . . . Hobb’s expertise is evident as always.”—Publishers Weekly “Glorious and beautiful storytelling . . . Hobb lets rip with revelations, treachery, vengeance, sword fights and full on magical mayhem.”—SciFiNow “If readers have any doubt that Robin Hobb is one of the finest writers in the fantasy genre, then they haven’t read any of her work.”—SFFWorld

Quest for Excellence

Quest for Excellence
A Five-year Plan for Direction and Emphasis

by University of Idaho. College of Forestry, Wildlife, and Range Sciences

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1986
  • Pages : 54
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Martha Quest

Martha Quest
A Book

by Doris Lessing

  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN : 0586089985
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first book in the Children of Violence series, a quintet of novels tracing the life of Martha Quest from her childhood in colonial Africa through to old age in a post-nuclear Britain. The other novels are A Proper Marriage, A Ripple from the Storm, Landlocked and The Four-Gated City.