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Usagi Yojimbo Saga Volume 6 Second Edition

Author : Stan Sakai
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One of the most critically acclaimed and beloved adventure comics! This volume in the definitive Usagi Yojimbo Saga series includes the storylines “Bridge of Tears,” in which a new love tempts the rabbit ronin to abandon his wandering lifestyle; “The Darkness and the Soul,” revealing at last the origin of the demon Jei; and “Sparrows,” featuring Jei’s terrifying return, as well as Usagi’s travels with bounty hunter Gen. Includes the landmark Usagi Yojimbo #100, a celebratory “roast” issue by several of the best writers and artists in comics, including Frank Miller, Matt Wagner, Jeff Smith, Sergio Aragonés, along with a color cover gallery from the original series comics! Stan Sakai’s evocative artwork and gripping tales continue to enthrall readers of all ages. Collects the Usagi Yojimbo volumes Bridge of Tears, Return of the Black Soul, and Fox Hunt!

The Cartaphilus Saga book 1 Amissio

Author : Joe C Combs 2nd
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The satr Edda

Author : The Norroena Society
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From the ashes arises the sacred lore of the North, the ancient stories and proverbial wisdom of the satr religion. Mighty Gods and fierce Giants battle in the never-ending struggle between order and chaos, while men seek honor and glory in the eyes of their beloved deities. After many years of research and piecing together sources, now comes the first known holy text ever presented for the satr faith. Giving these ancestral accounts in their true, epic form, The satr Edda is designed as a religious work by and for the men and women of this path. In reconstructing this sacred epic, the idea is to create a living storytelling tradition that will honor the legacy of the ancient Teutonic peoples, while providing an in-depth source of satr wisdom for our modern world.

The Good Knight The Gareth Gwen Medieval Mysteries Book 1

Author : Sarah Woodbury
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When a king is murdered on the way to his wedding, Gareth & Gwen join forces in their first mystery together! Five years after Gareth walked away from Gwen in disgrace, she encounters him in the aftermath of an ambush, standing over the body of a murdered king. Although it isn't exactly the reunion Gwen had dreamed of, she and Gareth join forces against the treachery and intrigue rife within the court of Gwynedd. And once blame for the murder falls on Gareth himself, Gwen must continue her search for the truth alone, finding unlikely allies in foreign lands, and ultimately uncovering a conspiracy that will shake the foundations of Wales. Complete Series reading order: The Good Knight, The Uninvited Guest, The Fourth Horseman, The Fallen Princess, The Unlikely Spy, The Lost Brother, The Renegade Merchant, The Unexpected Ally, The Worthy Soldier, The Favored Son, The Viking Prince, The Irish Bride, The Prince's Man, The Faithless Fool, The Honorable Traitor. Also The Bard's Daughter (prequel novella).

Nordic Elites in Transformation c 1050 1250 Volume III

Author : Wojtek Jezierski
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This book explores the practical and symbolic resources of legitimacy which the elites of medieval Scandinavia employed to establish, justify, and reproduce their social and political standing between the end of the Viking Age and the rise of kingdoms in the thirteenth century. Geographically the chapters cover the Scandinavian realms and Free State Iceland. Thematically the authors cover a wide palette of cultural practices and historical sources: hagiography, historiography, spaces and palaces, literature, and international connections, which rulers, magnates or ecclesiastics used to compete for status and to reserve haloing glory for themselves. The volume is divided in three sections. The first looks at the sacral, legal, and acclamatory means through which privilege was conferred onto kings and ruling families. Section Two explores the spaces such as aristocratic halls, palaces, churches in which the social elevation of elites took place. Section Three explores the traditional and novel means of domestic distinction and international cultural capital which different orders of elites – knights, powerful clerics, ruling families etc. – wrought to assure their dominance and set themselves apart vis-à-vis their peers and subjects. A concluding chapter discusses how the use of symbolic capital in the North compared to wider European contexts.

Violence and Risk in Medieval Iceland

Author : Oren Falk
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Historians spend a lot of time thinking about violence: bloodshed and feats of heroism punctuate practically every narration of the past. Yet historians have been slow to subject 'violence' itself to conceptual analysis. What aspects of the past do we designate violent? To what methodological assumptions do we commit ourselves when we employ this term? How may we approach the category 'violence' in a specifically historical way, and what is it that we explain when we write its history? Astonishingly, such questions are seldom even voiced, much less debated, in the historical literature. Violence and Risk in Medieval Iceland: This Spattered Isle lays out a cultural history model for understanding violence. Using interdisciplinary tools, it argues that violence is a positively constructed asset, deployed along three principal axes - power, signification, and risk. Analysing violence in instrumental terms, as an attempt to coerce others, focuses on power. Analysing it in symbolic terms, as an attempt to communicate meanings, focuses on signification. Finally, analysing it in cognitive terms, as an attempt to exercise agency despite imperfect control over circumstances, focuses on risk. Violence and Risk in Medieval Iceland explores a place and time notorious for its rampant violence. Iceland's famous sagas hold treasure troves of circumstantial data, ideally suited for past-tense ethnography, yet demand that the reader come up with subtle and innovative methodologies for recovering histories from their stories. The sagas throw into sharp relief the kinds of analytic insights we obtain through cultural interpretation, offering lessons that apply to other epochs too.

Old Norse Icelandic Literature

Author : Medieval Academy of America
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"In the past few decades, interest in the rich and varied literature of early Scandinavia has prompted a corresponding interest in its background: its origins, social and historical context, and relationship to other medieval literatures. Until the 1980s, however, there was a distinct lack of scholarship in English that synthesized the critical trends and thinking in the field, so in 1985 Carol J. Clover and John Lindow brought together several of the most distinguished Old Norse scholars to contribute essays for a collection that would finally provide a comprehensive guide to the major genres of Old Norse-Icelandic literature." "The contributors summarize and comment on scholarly work in the major branches of the field: eddic and skaldic poetry, family and kings' sagas, courtly writing, and mythology. Their essays, each with a full bibliography, make up this vital survey of Old Norse literature in English - a basic reference work that has stimulated much research and helped to open up the field to a wider academic readership." "This volume has become an essential text for instructors, and now, twenty years after its first appearance, it is being republished as part of the Medieval Academy Reprints for Teaching (MART) series with a new preface that discusses more recent contributions to the field."

The English Catalogue of Books v 1 1835 1863

Author : Sampson Low
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Usagi Yojimbo Saga Volume 1 Second Edition

Author : Stan Sakai
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Celebrate Stan Sakai's beloved rabbit ronin with the Second Edition collections of the comic saga featuring brand new original cover art by Stan Sakai! Follow Miyamoto Usagi in his epic trek along the warrior's path, beginning with over 600 pages of Usagi's essential adventures. In this first volume, Usagi protects a village from a band of assassins, reluctantly engages in a duel for blood money, hunts a gangster who has stolen his swords, and more! Collects Usagi Yojimbo Volume 2 #1-#16 and Volume 3 #1-#6!

Robotech Archives Sentinels Volume 2

Author : Tom Mason
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Rick and Lisa Hunter are back – along with their crewmates and their deadliest enemies – as the explosive Robotech Sentinels saga continues! The crew of the SDF-3 have barely survived a war against their greatest foes, the evil Invid… Stranded in space for five years on the severely damaged ship, the crew must also face a fresh attack from the Robotech Masters and the arrival of the mysterious Sentinels – but are the Sentinels friend or foe? Collecting together the complete Robotech II: The Sentinels Book Two (#1-21), originally from 1990-1993. This massive 512-page volume includes never-before-seen sketches by John and Jason Waltrip. “Kudos to Titan for bringing this back, not just for old fans, but for younger anime lovers looking to get into a piece of history with a fine lineage and big story. 5 out of 5.” – But Why Tho