The King in the North

Author: Gordon Noble,Nicholas Evans

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

ISBN: 1788851935

Category: History

Page: 208

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Some years ago a revolution took place in Early Medieval history in Scotland. The Pictish heartland of Fortriu, previously thought to be centred on Perthshire and the Tay found itself relocated through the forensic work of Alex Woolf to the shores of the Moray Firth. The implications for our understanding of this period and for the formation of Scotland are unprecedented and still being worked through. This is the first account of this northern heartland of Pictavia for a more general audience to take in the full implications of this and of the substantial recent archaeological work that has been undertaken in recent years. Part of the The Northern Picts project at Aberdeen University, this book represents an exciting cross disciplinary approach to the study of this still too little understood yet formative period in Scotland’s history.

Writing the North of England in the Middle Ages

Author: Joseph Taylor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1009192280

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 275

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Writing the North of England in the Middle Ages offers a literary history of the North-South divide, examining the complexities of the relationship – imaginative, material, and political – between North and South in a wide range of texts. Through sustained analysis of the North-South divide as it emerges in the literature of medieval England, this study illustrates the convoluted dynamic of desire and derision of the North by the rest of country. Joseph Taylor dissects England's problematic sense of nationhood as one which must be negotiated and renegotiated from within, rather than beyond, national borders. Providing fresh readings of texts such as Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, the fifteenth-century Robin Hood ballads and the Towneley plays, this book argues for the North's vital contribution to processes of imagining nation in the Middle Ages and shows that that regionalism is both contained within and constitutive of its apparent opposite, nationalism.

Dark King of The North

Author: Ty Johnston

Publisher: Ty Johnston

ISBN: 1484997549

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

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Kron Darkbow and companions have survived the mean streets of the city of Bond and the dangers of the Prison Lands, but now they dare to journey into Kobalos, a dark northern land ruled by King Verkain, a powerful mage rumored to be immortal and mad. Always on their trail is underworld crime boss Belgad the Liar and his crew of deadly killers. Not only does Belgad seek vengeance against Kron, but he also wants to capture Kron's friend, the healer Randall Tendbones, the last of Verkain's children whom the king wants dead. For Randall's slaying would fulfill one more step in an ancient prophecy predicting the rise of the Dark King of the North, and Verkain believes he is this figure, ready to bring death and destruction across all lands, to rule with a hammering fist of iron. It is in Kobalos, in the darkest of hours, alone with enemies all around, Darkbow becomes the last hope for all. But to defeat his foes, first he must learn to defeat his own rage. Also available City of Rogues: Book I of The Kobalos Trilogy Road to Wrath: Book II of The Kobalos Trilogy Blade and Flame: Prequel to The Kobalos Trilogy (short story) The Kobalos Trilogy Omnibus

The King of the Crags

Author: Stephen Deas

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575088850

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Prince Jehal has murdered, poisoned and betrayed his way to the top. There is a new speaker for the realms, his opposition has been crushed, now he just has to enjoy the fruits of power. And yet he feels more for the wife he married for power than perhaps he should and his lover knows it. Out in the realms those loyal to the old regime are still plotting. and there are rumours that the Red Riders, heralds of revolution and doom are on the ride. And still no-one has found the famous white dragon. The dragon that, if it lived, will have long since recovered from the effects of the alchemical liquid fed to the dragons of the realms to keep them docile, to block their memories of a time when they ruled and the world burned. Stephen Deas has created an epic world, vivid characters, a plot full of betrayals and the most awesome dragons fantasy has seen.


Author: Stephen B. Miller

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433675595

Category: Religion

Page: 348

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THE NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include:* commentary based on THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION;* the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary;* sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages;* interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole;* readable and applicable exposition.

Commentary on the Old Testament

Author: C. F. Keil,Franz Delitzsch

Publisher: Titus Books


Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 2018

Carl Friedrich Keil (1807 – 1888) and Franz Delitzsch (1813 – 1890) were conservative German Lutheran Old Testament scholars whose commentary on the Old Testament has remained a classic for well over a century.

Letters to the King of Mari

Author: Wolfgang Heimpel

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 1575065444

Category: History

Page: 684

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In this new Mesopotamian Civilizations volume, Professor Heimpel collects the corpus of the Mari correspondence and provides an introduction, a reconstruction of events during Zimri-Lim’s reign, and English translations of these Mari texts (26/1, 26/2, 27, and additional texts). This volume includes indexes of personal names/individuals, group designations/personnel, and places.