Author : Douglas J. Preston
Genre : Fiction
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ISBN : 1439561575
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Investigating a series of savage murders that are disrupting a massive new exhibition at the New York Museum of Natural History, graduate student Margo Green finds a clue in a failed Amazonian expedition. Reissue.

Author : Jotham C. Hoffmann
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
ISBN : 9781493145133
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War consumes planet Earth, but this war is far different from any other in its extensive history of violence. Races from other planets have found their way to Earth and have begun to tear it apart. Sierra Vazie, leader of the feared Drone Legion, is determined to reach total dominance, but she has obstacles to overcome. One of these obstacles is Jason Lance. Jason is a teenage boy from New York City, who has no idea how important of a journey he is about to embark on. According to prophecy, Jason is destined to save the universe from an impending destruction. Follow Jason and his companions into a world of magic and adventure like never before.

Author : Vernon Frazer
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Beneath the Underground
ISBN : UCSC:32106018099769
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Beneath the Underground, where Charles Mingus's underdog still resides, Vernon Frazer has been building a reputation as a writer's writer. In Relic's Reunions, Edsel Relic, a highschool outcast turned performance poet, receives a telephone call from his unrequited teenage love, who invites him to attend his 25th class reunion -- just as he's reeling from a mid-life diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome. Relic's debate over attending careens from narrative to stream-of-consciousness to TV script in a mixed-media mind-movie while his supporting cast of jazz musicians, high school jocks, patriotic principals, early-60's hipsters -- and a cameo appearance by the most trusted man in America, Walter Cronkite -- scrawls a jazz-fueled American Graffiti on the wall of the America that brought us the sixties.

Author : John Strong
Genre : Philosophy
Publisher : Princeton University Press
ISBN : 0691117640
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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.

Author : Livia Cárdenas
Genre : History
Publisher : BRILL
ISBN : 9789004440128
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Textures of Images presents for the first time a fundamental analysis and synopsis of the printed relic-book genre. The author brings into focus the specific mediality and aesthetics of this kind of printed books between the Late Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period.

Author : Renee Collins
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Publisher : Entangled: Teen
ISBN : 9781622660155
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After a raging fire consumes her town and kills her parents, Maggie Davis is on her own to protect her younger sister and survive the best she can in the Colorado town of Burning Mesa. In Maggie's world, the bones of long-extinct magical creatures such as dragons and sirens are mined and traded for their residual magical elements, and harnessing these relics' powers allows the user to wield fire, turn invisible, or heal even the worst of injuries. Working in a local saloon, Maggie befriends the spirited showgirl Adelaide and falls for the roguish cowboy Landon. But when she proves to have a particular skill at harnessing the relics' powers, Maggie is whisked away to the glamorous hacienda of Álvar Castilla, the wealthy young relic baron who runs Burning Mesa. Though his intentions aren't always clear, Álvar trains Maggie in the world of relic magic. But when the mysterious fires reappear in their neighboring towns, Maggie must discover who is channeling relic magic for evil before it's too late. Relic by Renee Collins is a thrilling adventure set in a wholly unique world, and a spell-binding story of love, trust, and the power of good.

Author : Robyn Malo
Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
ISBN : 9781442663268
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Relics and Writing in Late Medieval England uncovers a wide-ranging medieval discourse that had an expansive influence on English literary traditions. Drawing from Latin and vernacular hagiography, miracle stories, relic lists, and architectural history, this study demonstrates that, as the shrines of England’s major saints underwent dramatic changes from c. 1100 to c. 1538, relic discourse became important not only in constructing the meaning of objects that were often hidden, but also for canonical authors like Chaucer and Malory in exploring the function of metaphor and of dissembling language. Robyn Malo argues that relic discourse was employed in order to critique mainstream religious practice, explore the consequences of rhetorical dissimulation, and consider the effect on the socially disadvantaged of lavish expenditure on shrines. The work thus uses the literary study of relics to address issues of clerical and lay cultures, orthodoxy and heterodoxy, and writing and reform.

Author : Richard Landes
Genre : History
Publisher : Harvard University Press
ISBN : 0674755308
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Landes traces the life and career of Ademar of Chabannes--a monk, historian, liturgist, and hagiographer who lived at the turn of the first Christian millennium. Using over 1,000 folios of autograph manuscript that Ademar left behind, Landes has been able to reconstruct in great detail the development of Ademar's career and the events of his day.

Author : Bronwyn Eley
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Publisher :
ISBN : 0648534200
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In the city of Edriast, there is no deadlier duty than to serve as the Shadow. As the personal servant of the powerful Lord Rennard, the Shadow's life is all but forfeit. Rennard possesses one of five rare and dangerous Relics - a jewel that protects his bloodline, but slowly poisons everyone else in its proximity. When the current Shadow succumbs to its magic, nineteen-year-old blacksmith Kaylan is summoned to take his place. It's an appointment that will kill her. As the time Kaylan has left ebbs away, hope begins to fade... That is, until she discovers a plot to destroy all five bloodlines in possession of the Relics. A rebel force plans to put an end to Rennard's rule and Kaylan suddenly finds herself embroiled in a cause that might just be worth fighting for. But no cause is without its costs... As her life hangs in the balance and rebellion bears down on Edriast, Kaylan must decide where her loyalties lie - and how she'll leave her mark on the world. Relic is the absorbing first novel in The Relic Trilogy, a thrillingly dark YA fantasy series.

Author : Catholic Church
Genre : Church buildings
Publisher :
ISBN : UCBK:C006895987
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