♥ Book Title : In the Light and Shadow of an Emperor
☯ Full Synopsis : "The present collection was written to commemorate the third centenary of the death of the Portuguese Jesuit, Tomás Pereira (1645–1708). Dealing with some of the most decisive and controversial moments in the history of the Jesuit mission in China during the Kangxi era (1662–1722), these essays were produced by an international team of scholars and cover a wide range of topics that reflect a permanent academic interest, in Europe and America as well as in China, in the history of the Catholic mission in China, Sino-Russian diplomacy, the history of Western science and music in China, intercultural history, and history of art. While the names of such missionaries as Matteo Ricci, Adam Schall and Ferdinand Verbiest are well known, Pereira has been relatively neglected, and this volume seeks to redress that imbalance. Pereira was important as a musician and diplomat and was closer to the Kangxi emperor than any other Westerner, something that enabled him to exert considerable influence for the protection of the Chinese Christians and also to further the interests of Portugal in China. However, towards the end of his life he saw his efforts undermined by the damaging consequences of the papal legation to China led by Charles-Thomas Maillard de Tournon."Article| Vasconcelos de Saldanha Antonio Wardega Artur K| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Doubt, Time and Violence in Philosophical and Cultural Thought
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♥ Book Title : A Tale of Light and Shadow
☯ Full Synopsis : "Enter Atolas, a world where swords and daggers both extend life and end it, where magic is feared by all but a few, and where feuds and friendships influence kingdoms and courtships. Henry and Isabelle have secretly sworn to marry despite his lowly station as a carpenter, but his devotion to her drives him to commit an unthinkable act that may cost both of them their lives. At the same time, a secret, dark prophecy has set in motion events that will affect not only them, but the thrones of rulers throughout all of Atolas, threatening to eclipse the world in shadow. But all is not lost while hope remains in the guise of an unlikely hero and the strength of friendship."Article| Jacob Gowans| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Christ in Christian Tradition
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☯ Full Synopsis : "These are delicate poems harbouring hard truths. In Frutkins vision the entire world speaks to us of time, of change, of immutability, of radiant emptiness."Article| Mark Frutkin| Statement ..."
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Widely regarded by historians of the early moving picture as the best work yet published on pre-cinema, The Great Art of Light and Shadow: Archaeology of the Cinema throws light on a fascinating range of optical media from the twelfth century to the turn of the twentieth. First published in French in 1994 and now translated into English, Laurent Mannoni's account projects a broad picture of the subject area now known as 'pre-cinema'. Starting from the earliest uses of the camera obscura in astronomy and entertainment, Mannoni discusses, among many other devices, the invention and early years of the magic lantern in the seventeenth century, the peepshows and perspective views of the eighteenth century, and the many weird and wonderful nineteenth-century attempts to recreate visions of real life in different ways and forms. This fully-illustrated and accessible account of a strange mixture of science, magic, art and deception introduces to an English-speaking readership many aspects of pre-cinema history from other European countries."Article| Laurent Mannoni| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Mage Emperor
☯ Full Synopsis : "Star-crossed, Dregin and White Mane rediscover themselves as they discover each other's haunting pasts. Soon, they find the price of their love is exhaustingly paid by honor, virtue, and blood. Not only do they suffer, but those of their kin are affected as well. Dregin's destiny begins with the True Stone Tourmaline that set in motion events that ravage his world across the continent of Olstare."Article| Vicky Glasgow| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Emperor's Legacy
☯ Full Synopsis : "GianLorenzo Cortese, a gamer who traveled from a distant future to our present, is writing his memoirs. In The Emperors Legacy, he dives deeper into the future of gaming with all its glamour and danger. GianLorenzos future games are as intense and involving as real life. The game engine is a machine capable of creating a virtual world indistinguishable from reality, populated by intelligent, unpredictable, and self-directed characters. In The Emperors Legacy, GianLorenzo begins his adventures among the professional gamers. In a grandiose setting, he meets the emperor, an enlightened leader of a civilization at the height of its power. As the game evolves, GianLorenzo grows oblivious to the thin lines dividing game and reality. Many menacing shadows surround the throne, and GianLorenzo will fight with all he has to keep his promise of loyalty to his emperor. GianLorenzo Cortese is also the author of Memoirs of a Gamer from the Future, the first in the Game World series."Article| GianLorenzo Cortese| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Taiping Guangji; A Collection of Ancient Novels in China; The Volume of Immortals and Fairies (Vol. 1 - 70)
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Taiping Guangji" （太平广记） is the first collection of ancient classical Chinese documentary novels. The book has 500 volumes with 10 catalogues . It is a kind of book based on the documentary stories of the Han Dynasty and the Song Dynasty. 14 people including Li Fang, Hu Mongolian ﹑ Li Mu , Xu Xuan , Wangke Zhen , Song white , Lv Wenzhong worked under Song Taizong Emperor’s command for the compilation. It began in the second year of Taiping Xingguo (977 A.D) and was completed in the following year (978 Ad.). This book is basically a collection of ancient stories compiled by category. The book is divided into 92 categories according to the theme, and is divided into more than 150 details. The story of the gods and spirits in the book accounts for the largest proportion, such as the fifty-five volumes of the gods, the fifteen volumes of the female fairy, the twenty-five volumes of the gods, the forty volumes of the ghosts, plus the Taoism, the alchemist, the aliens, the dissidents, the interpretation and Spirit vegetation of birds and so on, basically belong to the weird story of nature, represents the mainstream of Chinese classical story. The book includes the volume of Immortals and Fairies (Vol. 1 - 70) from Tai Ping Guang Ji."Article| Li Fang| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Select London Stage
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