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Relics of the Dead

Relics of the Dead

Mistress of the Art of Death, Adelia Aguilar

  • Author: Ariana Franklin
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1409084337
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 448
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On hearing of this momentous discovery, King Henry II demands evidence that the legendary Arthur is dead. So he calls upon his Mistress of the Art of Death, anatomist Adelia Aguilar, to examine the bones. But someone doesn't want the skeletons identified - and is prepared to kill in order to prevent it...

Relics of the Buddha

Relics of the Buddha

  • Author: John S. Strong,Stephen Teiser
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691117645
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 290
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Buddhism is popularly seen as a religion stressing the truth of impermanence. How, then, to account for the long-standing veneration, in Asian Buddhist communities, of bone fragments, hair, teeth, and other bodily bits said to come from the historic Buddha? Early European and American scholars of religion, influenced by a characteristic Protestant bias against relic worship, declared such practices to be superstitious and fraudulent, and far from the true essence of Buddhism. John Strong's book, by contrast, argues that relic veneration has played a serious and integral role in Buddhist traditions in South and Southeast Asia-and that it is in no way foreign to Buddhism. The book is structured around the life story of the Buddha, starting with traditions about relics of previous buddhas and relics from the past lives of the Buddha Sakyamuni. It then considers the death of the Buddha, the collection of his bodily relics after his cremation, and stories of their spread to different parts of Asia. The book ends with a consideration of the legend of the future parinirvana (extinction) of the relics prior to the advent of the next Buddha, Maitreya. Throughout, the author does not hesitate to explore the many versions of these legends and to relate them to their ritual, doctrinal, artistic, and social contexts.

The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead: The belief among the aborigines of Australia, the Torres Straits Islands, New Guinea and Melanesia

The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead: The belief among the aborigines of Australia, the Torres Straits Islands, New Guinea and Melanesia

  • Author: Sir James George Frazer
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465534814
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  • Page: 495
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Tales of the Dead; and Other Poems

Tales of the Dead; and Other Poems

  • Author: John Heneage Jesse
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Dead in literature
  • Page: 126
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Chaucer's Dead Body

Chaucer's Dead Body

From Corpse to Corpus

  • Author: Thomas A. Prendergast
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135887268
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 188
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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Cyclopædia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature

The Cyclopædia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature

  • Author: Abraham Rees
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Ingessana

Ingessana

The Religious Institutions of a People of the Sudan-Ethiopia Borderland

  • Author: M. Charles Jȩdrej
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9789004103610
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 136
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This study analyses the nature and persistence of the indigenous religious institutions of a society in the cultural and political margins of the Sudan.

Across the Top of the World

Across the Top of the World

The Quest for the Northwest Passage

  • Author: James Delgado
  • Publisher: D & M Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781926706535
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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The centuries-long quest for the fabled Northwest Passage rivals the story of Antarctic exploration for heroism, drama, and tragedy. Expedition after expedition set off in search of a sea route connecting Europe with Asia's riches; each expedition suffered extreme hardship and ended in defeat, until Roald Amundsen finally succeeded in 1903-06. Across the Top of the World brings this incredible saga to life through exhaustive research, grim firsthand accounts, and hundreds of dramatic images. Paintings, engravings, and photos of the intrepid men and their ships, as well as of relics and archaeological sites, provide a poignant and compelling link with the past, while landscapes and seascapes of the harsh yet beautiful Arctic illustrate the challenges that faced explorers. Covering all the major expeditions in detail, and written with passion and authority, this book is both a scholarly reference and an eminently readable history of Arctic exploration.

The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity

The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity

  • Author: Scott Fitzgerald Johnson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199996334
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1296
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The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity offers an innovative overview of a period (c. 300-700 CE) that has become increasingly central to scholarly debates over the history of western and Middle Eastern civilizations. This volume covers such pivotal events as the fall of Rome, the rise of Christianity, the origins of Islam, and the early formation of Byzantium and the European Middle Ages. These events are set in the context of widespread literary, artistic, cultural, and religious change during the period. The geographical scope of this Handbook is unparalleled among comparable surveys of Late Antiquity; Arabia, Egypt, Central Asia, and the Balkans all receive dedicated treatments, while the scope extends to the western kingdoms, and North Africa in the West. Furthermore, from economic theory and slavery to Greek and Latin poetry, Syriac and Coptic literature, sites of religious devotion, and many others, this Handbook covers a wide range of topics that will appeal to scholars from a diverse array of disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity engages the perennially valuable questions about the end of the ancient world and the beginning of the medieval, while providing a much-needed touchstone for the study of Late Antiquity itself.

Eye for an Eye

Eye for an Eye

  • Author: William Ian Miller
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9781139448826
  • Category: Law
  • Page: N.A
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This book is a historical and philosophical meditation on paying back and buying back, that is, it is about retaliation and redemption. It takes the law of the talion - eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth - seriously. In its biblical formulation that law states the value of my eye in terms of your eye, the value of your teeth in terms of my teeth. Eyes and teeth become units of valuation. But the talion doesn't stop there. It seems to demand that eyes, teeth, and lives are also to provide the means of payment. Bodies and body parts, it seems, have a just claim to being not just money, but the first and precisest of money substances. In its highly original way, the book offers a theory of justice, not an airy theory though. It is about getting even in a toughminded, unsentimental, but respectful way. And finds that much of what we take to be justice, honor, and respect for persons requires, at its core, measuring and measuring up.