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The Jewels Of Paradise

Author : Donna Leon
ISBN : 9780099580270
Genre : Claims against decedents' estates
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From the bestselling author of the Brunetti crime series comes The Jewels of Paradise, a gripping tale of intrigue, music, history and greed and Donna Leon's first stand-alone novel. Caterina Pellegrini is a young Venetian musicologist hired to find the rightful heir to an alleged treasure concealed by a once-famous, but now almost forgotten, baroque composer. Sworn to secrecy, Caterina can solve the mystery only by searching through the papers contained in two chests that have not been opened for centuries. As she delves into all quarters of his life, she is drawn into one of the most scandalous affairs of the baroque era. What dark secrets do these chests hold, and just whom can she trust?
Category: Claims against decedents' estates

The Jewels Of Paradise

Author : Donna Leon
ISBN : 9780802120632
Genre : Fiction
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The New York Times–bestselling author of the Commissario Guido Brunetti series takes readers beyond the Venice police force in her first standalone novel. Caterina Pellegrini is a native Venetian, and like so many of them, she’s had to leave home to pursue her career. With a doctorate in baroque opera from Vienna, she lands in Manchester, England. Manchester, however, is no Venice. When Caterina gets word of a position back home, she jumps at the opportunity. The job is an unusual one. After nearly three centuries, two locked trunks—believed to contain the papers of a baroque composer—have been discovered. Deeply connected in religious and political circles, the composer died childless; now, two Venetians, descendants of his cousins, each claim the inheritance. Caterina’s job is to examine any enclosed papers to discover the “testamentary disposition” of the composer. But when her research takes her in unexpected directions, she begins to wonder just what secrets these trunks may hold. From a masterful writer, The Jewels of Paradise is a superb novel, a gripping tale of intrigue, music, history, and greed. “Commissario Brunetti is allowed to take a vacation once in a while, but only if his replacements are as wry and erudite as Caterina.” —The Washington Post “Fascinating . . . Boasts the same sensitivity to human behavior that distinguishes her Guido Brunetti series.” —Booklist “A veteran mystery maven weaves present-day Venice into a 300-year-old puzzle in this engaging stand-alone . . . Packs the charms of Venice into a smart whodunit.” —Kirkus Reviews “Elegant prose, with humorous, wonderfully detailed descriptions as seen through the eyes of her heroine.” —Opera News
Category: Fiction

The Jewels Of Paradise Village

Author : Claudine Lippert
ISBN : 152193956X
Genre : Fiction
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Cedrik Lechanceux is a thirty-five year old attorney who works at Albertson-Basha-Croger Law Firm, downtown Phoenix, Arizona. He is the Research and Investigation Department Supervisor of the firm. His aunt Candice lives in a 55+ Active-Adult Community in the valley, an upper-middle class gated community where fun and joy are abundant and crime is rare. However, now a $175,000 sapphire bracelet has disappeared. The bracelet belongs to a widow who has lived there for the past three years. In the course of his investigation, Cedrik learns a lot about the daily lives of the people at Paradise Village and discovers secrets, big and small, that open his mind and broaden his horizon.
Category: Fiction

The Jewels Of The Qur N

Author : Ghazzālī
ISBN : IND:39000004126699
Genre : Religion
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Category: Religion

The Lives Of Saints

Author : Alban Butler
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Genre : Religion
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Lives of Saints includes hundreds of pages, but can conveniently fit in your E-Reader! Alban Butler (1710–1773) was an English Roman Catholic priest who wrote about religious leaders in the Catholic Church. Lives of Saints is Alban Butler’s best known work. Lives of Saints is a wonderful text which took Mr. Butler 30 years of studying to accomplish. Lives of Saints is the most comprehensive collection of biographies on church leaders over the centuries. Modern editions of Butler’s Lives, including this one, are split up by the month that each saint’s feast day falls within.
Category: Religion

The Serpents Of Paradise

Author : Edward Abbey
ISBN : 9781466806283
Genre : Fiction
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This book is different from any other Edward Abbey book. It includes essays, travel pieces and fictions to reveal Ed's life directly, in his own words. The selections gathered here are arranged chronologically by incident, not by date of publication, to offer Edward Abbey's life from the time he was the boy called Ned in Home, Pennsylvania, until his death in Tucson at age 62. A short note introduces each of the four parts of the book and attempts to identify what's happening in the author's life at the time. When relevant, some details of publishing history are provided.
Category: Fiction

Female Vita Religiosa Between Late Antiquity And The High Middle Ages

Author : Gert Melville
ISBN : 9783643901248
Genre : History
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This book considers the development of female religious life between Late Antiquity and the High Middle Ages. It is the first general study to address this earlier period. Chapters range widely over major themes associated with spiritual ideas and social functions, normative structures and spatial organization, forms of communal life, economic foundations, and social relationships. Along with these, "evolutionary" aspects - including charismatic beginnings and the activity of founders in relation to institutionalization, but also the effects of crises, reformation, and transformation - are examined in chronologically-broad and geographically-diverse settings, based on the analysis of significant phenomena and examples. The book provides a comparative approach, which will allow a better understanding of the dynamics, complexities, and differentiations in women's religious life, as well as their cultural importance and - in relation to the male religious - occasionally ambivalent status. (Series: Vita regularis - Ordnungen und Deutungen religiosen Lebens im Mittelalter. Abhandlungen - Vol. 47)
Category: History

History In The Comic Mode

Author : Rachel Fulton Brown
ISBN : 9780231508476
Genre : History
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In this groundbreaking collection, twenty-one prominent medievalists discuss continuity and change in ideas of personhood and community and argue for the viability of the comic mode in the study and recovery of history. These scholars approach their sources not from a particular ideological viewpoint but with an understanding that all topics, questions, and explanations are viable. They draw on a variety of sources in Latin, Arabic, French, German, Middle English, and more, and employ a range of theories and methodologies, always keeping in mind that environments are inseparable from the making of the people who inhabit them and that these people are in part constituted by and understood in terms of their communities. Essays feature close readings of both familiar and lesser known materials, offering provocative interpretations of John of Rupescissa's alchemy; the relationship between the living and the saintly dead in Bernard of Clairvaux's sermons; the nomenclature of heresy in the early eleventh century; the apocalyptic visions of Robert of Uzès; Machiavelli's De principatibus; the role of "demotic religiosity" in economic development; and the visions of Elizabeth of Schönau. Contributors write as historians of religion, art, literature, culture, and society, approaching their subjects through the particular and the singular rather than through the thematic and the theoretical. Playing with the wild possibilities of the historical fragments at their disposal, the scholars in this collection advance a new and exciting approach to writing medieval history.
Category: History

Touch Of Paradise

Author : Dara Girard
ISBN : 9781460382028
Genre : Fiction
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Island heat Ten years ago, Aaron Wethers saved Rebecca Cromwell from drowning on spring break. Enamored by her sexy savior, Rebecca fell short of getting the hard-edged executive interested in turning his role of practical hero into a romantic one. Now his Caribbean resort is hosting Rebecca's fashion collection, and she has two weeks to show Aaron how much she's grown up. Yet instead of enjoying revenge, she's falling hard for the real but enigmatic man behind her long-ago infatuation. Aaron hasn't forgotten the vibrant young student who propositioned him that night. He's left breathless by the self-assured, stunning beauty she's become. Under a blue island sky, they discover a deep, searing connection. But when a series of dangerous events threaten to sabotage her show, can he be the hero she needs now?
Category: Fiction