Author: Barbara Wood
It is December 1999. In the Sinai Desert, archaeologist Catherine Alexander has unearthed six ancient papyrus scrolls that reveal vital secrets--secrets that the world's governments would give anything to possess. But even more important, the seventh scroll is missing--and it contains a secret of unfathomable power. In a race against Armageddon, Catherine must outwit the FBI, Vatican operatives, and a sinister millionaire--to find that parchment.
Author: Njabulo Simakahle Ndebele
Author: Jill Eileen Smith
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Chosen by God to judge her people, Deborah must find the courage to save her nation from the armies of Canaan without destroying her family.
By 1791, the French Revolution had spread to Ha?ti, where slaves and free blacks alike had begun demanding civil rights guaranteed in the 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man. Enter Romaine-la-Proph?tesse, a free black Dominican coffee farmer who dressed in women's clothes and claimed that the Virgin Mary was his godmother. Inspired by mystical revelations from the Holy Mother, he amassed a large and volatile following of insurgents who would go on to sack countless plantations and conquer the coastal cities of Jacmel and L?og?ne. For this brief period, Romaine counted as his political adviser the white French Catholic priest and physician Abb? Ouvi?re, a renaissance man of cunning politics who would go on to become a pioneering figure in early American science and medicine. Brought together by Catholicism and the turmoil of the revolutionary Atlantic, the priest and the prophetess would come to symbolize the enlightenment ideals of freedom and a more just social order in the eighteenth-century Caribbean. Drawing on extensive archival research, Terry Rey offers a major contribution to our understanding of Catholic mysticism and traditional African religious practices at the time of the Haitian Revolution and reveals the significant ways in which religion and race intersected in the turbulence and triumphs of revolutionary France, Ha?ti, and early republican America.
Author: John Fletcher, Francis Beaumont
Kylie Pendragon has accepted her life in Thaydon, serving as a medicine woman and witch. Her new life is shattered when she attends King Matthew Sheridans Christmas wake, for the wizard Lignoss crashes the wake and kidnaps Kelly. Twisting Kellys religion, Lignoss creates a dangerous cult, promising the enslaved white men of Bromfryel freedom if they slaughter the black aristocrats and declare Lignoss King. Suddenly, the book of Revelations comes true as people disappear. Desperate, Kylie resurrects Sheridan, knowing the superheroes will renounce her. Sheridans magic alone can help Kylie save Kelly, and Bromfryel. But can Kylie stop the apocalypse?
Author: FRANCIS. BEAUMONT
Publisher: Gale Ecco, Print Editions
The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. The eighteenth-century fascination with Greek and Roman antiquity followed the systematic excavation of the ruins at Pompeii and Herculaneum in southern Italy; and after 1750 a neoclassical style dominated all artistic fields. The titles here trace developments in mostly English-language works on painting, sculpture, architecture, music, theater, and other disciplines. Instructional works on musical instruments, catalogs of art objects, comic operas, and more are also included. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ National Library of Scotland T176988 Usually attributed to Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher; more probably by Fletcher and Philip Massinger, with alterations by Thomas Betterton. Vertical chain lines in some gatherings. London: printed for J. and R. Tonson, 1758. 69, p., plate; 12°