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El ultimo ermitano de Caaveiro

El ultimo ermitano de Caaveiro

Author: Rafael Saura
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1523357517
Pages: 144
Year: 2016-01-11
El último ermitaño de Caaveiro es una novela de ficción, con base histórica, ambientada en el tan pintoresco como misterioso monasterio medieval gallego de Caaveiro y en la famosa y sugerente fraga del río Eume, como allí se denomina al bosque primitivo autóctono que aún lo circunda hoy en día. La novela -única ambientada en Caaveiro hasta la fecha- incorpora sus leyendas más conocidas y está fundamentada en un documento medieval del siglo X que recoge la fundación de este mágico cenobio por el obispo San Rosendo. En el pergamino se registra la presencia en la zona, de los últimos eremitas, penitentes de vida solitaria y montaraz que fueron antecesores y coetáneos de otros monjes más modernos que habitaron el convento hasta el siglo XVIII.El hilo conductor del relato es la diabólica obsesión un fraile medieval por alcanzar el puesto de abad de Caaveiro, y las atrocidades que está dispuesto a cometer para lograr ese propósito.Entre los personajes que intervienen en la trama, figura el propio San Rosendo quien, tal como refiere la leyenda, es protagonista allí, a orillas del río Eume, de su conocido -y cuestionado en la novela- milagro del anillo y el reo. También interviene Vistravarius, extraño anacoreta cuya presencia en la conocida fraga eumesa está igualmente documentada en el antiguo pergamino, así como otros personajes típicamente medievales, entre los que no faltan los, tan históricos como legendarios, invasores normandos.*Rafael Saura nació en Ferrol en 1956, trabaja en el astillero Navantia Ferrol como proyectista naval desde 1982. Además de la presente, tiene otras 5 obras publicadas: un ensayo sociológico titulado El Paradigma: Por qué somos como somos los de clase media, Ed. Inéditor, 2013; y 4 novelas: Huir del Aire, Ed. Martínez Roca, 2002; La sombra de la Luna, Ed. Inéditor, 2006; Vientos de Naufragio, Ed. Espino Albar, 2011; y El trigo de los asteroides, publicada, al igual que El último eremitaño de Caaveiro, en Amazon. Con la primera de ellas ganó el accésit de finalista del premio internacional de novela Histórica "Alfonso X el sabio" en su edición de 2002.Saura ha publicado también varios cuentos, una guía ilustrada de su ciudad natal y numerosos artículos de opinión, tanto en el Diario de Ferrol como en el periódico digital Ferrol360.
El Trigo de Los Asteroides

El Trigo de Los Asteroides

Author: Rafael Saura
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1500582719
Pages: 316
Year: 2015-11-25
"El trigo de los asteroides" es una novela de Ciencia Ficción que describe las aventuras y desventuras de un equipo de personas enviado al futuro a mediados del presente siglo con objeto de garantizar la supervivencia de la especie humana cuando ésta se ve abocada a la extinción, a causa de una gravísima perturbación climática de origen solar y de los subsiguientes problemas de desestabilización sociopolítica que abocan al planeta a una guerra suicida y aniquiladora. Para realizar ese viaje en el tiempo los técnicos y astronautas elegidos son enviados a un asteroide que orbita más allá de Plutón, en cuyo interior permanecerán crionizados y en hibernación durante siglos aprovechando las temperaturas, próximas al cero absoluto, allí reinantes. Tras su accidentado despertar en ese lejano futuro los viajeros emprenden el viaje de regreso a un planeta Tierra que ha cambiado enormemente durante su ausencia. Desde su salida del asteroide, a bordo del correspondiente vehículo espacial, los peligros, problemas e inesperadas sorpresas se suceden, para continuar a lo largo de todo el relato en una Tierra que ha cambiado literalmente de era geológica, con las dramáticas mutaciones, en el clima y en la fauna, que ello ha supuesto.La novela se desarrolla con un ritmo intenso desde el primer capítulo hasta el último, y la lucha por la supervivencia de sus protagonistas se encuentra muy presente en ella.
Spanish Medieval Art

Spanish Medieval Art

Author: Colum Hourihane, Princeton University. Dept. of Art and Archaeology. Index of Christian Art
Publisher: Mrts
ISBN:
Pages: 244
Year: 2007-01-01

Alberto Datas

Alberto Datas

Author: Simón Marchán Fiz, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 207
Year: 1997-01-01

The Bottle Imp

The Bottle Imp

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Seltzer Books via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1455372269
Pages: 433
Year: 2018-03-01
Short story set in Hawaii.According to the Author's Note: "Any student of that very unliterary product, the English drama of the early part of the century, will here recognise the name and the root idea of a piece once rendered popular by the redoubtable O. Smith.The root idea is there and identical, and yet I hope I have made it a new thing.And the fact that the tale has been designed and written for a Polynesian audience may lend it some extraneous interest nearer home." According to Wikipedia: "Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850–3 December 1894), was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer. He was the man who "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins", as G. K. Chesterton put it."
Displaying the Orient

Displaying the Orient

Author: Zeynep Çelik
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520074947
Pages: 245
Year: 1992
Gathering architectural pieces from all over the world, the Paris Universal Exposition of 1867 introduced to fairgoers the notion of an imaginary journey, a new tourism en place. Through this and similar expositions, the world's cultures were imported to European and American cities as artifacts and presented to nineteenth-century men and women as the world in microcosm, giving a quick and seemingly realistic impression of distant places. elik examines the display of Islamic cultures at nineteenth-century world's fairs, focusing on the exposition architecture. She asserts that certain sociopolitical and cultural trends now crucial to our understanding of historical transformations in both the West and the world of Islam were mirrored in the fair's architecture. Furthermore, dominant attitudes toward cross-cultural exchanges were revealed repeatedly in Westerners' responses to these pavilions, in Western architects' interpretations of Islamic stylistic traditions, and in the pavilions' impact in such urban centers. Although the world's fairs claimed to be platforms for peaceful cultural communication, they displayed the world according to a hierarchy based on power relations. elik's delineation of this hierarchy in the exposition buildings enables us to understand both the adversarial relations between the West and the Middle East, and the issue of cultural self-definition for Muslim societies of the nineteenth century. Gathering architectural pieces from all over the world, the Paris Universal Exposition of 1867 introduced to fairgoers the notion of an imaginary journey, a new tourism en place. Through this and similar expositions, the world's cultures were imported to European and American cities as artifacts and presented to nineteenth-century men and women as the world in microcosm, giving a quick and seemingly realistic impression of distant places. elik examines the display of Islamic cultures at nineteenth-century world's fairs, focusing on the exposition architecture. She asserts that certain sociopolitical and cultural trends now crucial to our understanding of historical transformations in both the West and the world of Islam were mirrored in the fair's architecture. Furthermore, dominant attitudes toward cross-cultural exchanges were revealed repeatedly in Westerners' responses to these pavilions, in Western architects' interpretations of Islamic stylistic traditions, and in the pavilions' impact in such urban centers. Although the world's fairs claimed to be platforms for peaceful cultural communication, they displayed the world according to a hierarchy based on power relations. elik's delineation of this hierarchy in the exposition buildings enables us to understand both the adversarial relations between the West and the Middle East, and the issue of cultural self-definition for Muslim societies of the nineteenth century.
The Book of Deeds of James I of Aragon

The Book of Deeds of James I of Aragon

Author: Damian J. Smith
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409401502
Pages: 405
Year: 2010-02-01
The 'Book of Deeds' is the first known autobiography by a Christian king. Its author was James I of Aragon (1213-76), known as 'The Conqueror', one of the great political figures of 13th-century Europe and a successful crusader. In his 'Deeds', James describes the turbulent years of his minority, the thrilling capture of Majorca, the methodical conquest of the kingdom of Valencia, the reconquest of the kingdom of Murcia after Castile had failed to hold it, and many of the important events of his reign. While crusade and conquest of Spanish territory from the Muslims and Christian-Muslim relations on the frontier are central features of the account, the 'Deeds' are also a treasure trove of information on the image, power and purpose of monarchy, loyalty and bad faith in the feudal order, the growth of national sentiment, and medieval military tactics. At the same time, the book presents a unique insight into the mind of a medieval ruler, the supreme example we possess of the fears and ambitions of a man at the very centre of events.
The Book of Fortune and Prudence

The Book of Fortune and Prudence

Author: Bernat Metge
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027271054
Pages: 116
Year: 2013-09-25
These new translations of Bernat Metge’s Libre de Fortuna e Prudència (1381) into Spanish (verse) and English (prose) make this key early work by 14th-century Catalonia’s most challenging writer available to the wider audience it has longed deserved. As with Metge’s masterwork, Lo somni (The Dream), recently translated by Cortijo Ocaña and Elisabeth Lagresa (Benjamins, 2013), the writing of The Book of Fortune and Prudence seems to have been precipitated by a larger crisis in Catalan society, in this case, an all-too-familiar-sounding banking crisis. Drawing on sources ranging from Boethius, to the Roman de la Rose to Arthurian fable, Metge unveils the workings of the world through his two allegorical women, Fortune (good and bad) and Prudence, in a search for consolation in the midst of inexplicable reversals of fortune--those of others, and perhaps his own. But as in the Somni, Metge refuses here to offer pat solutions to the crises of his day, offering what is perhaps one of our earliest glimpses of the impact of new ideas coming from Italy in the Iberian Peninsula. The work is written in the popular noves rimades form (octosyllabic rhymed couplets) in the challenging mix of Occitan and Catalan common to verse writing in 14th century Catalonia. Cortijo’s and Martines’s tri-lingual edition, together with its fine introduction and notes, is an extremely valuable contribution as it makes this unduly neglected text of the later Iberian Middle Ages available for students and other readers in a broadly accessible, yet scholarly, form. (Prof. John Dagenais, UCLA)
Ramon Llull: From the Ars Magna to Artificial Intelligence

Ramon Llull: From the Ars Magna to Artificial Intelligence

Author: Alexander Fidora
Publisher:
ISBN: 8469451855
Pages: 146
Year: 2011

Fiona Hall

Fiona Hall

Author: Linda Michael, Fiona Hall, David Hansen, Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Tjanpi Desert Weavers interviewed by Jo Foster and Linda Rive
Publisher:
ISBN: 0980834732
Pages: 136
Year: 2015-05-10
Published in conjunction with the exhibition FIONA HALL: WRONG WAY TIME at the Australian Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2015, and exhibition tour 2016-17.Fiona Hall is a distinguished Australian artist best known for her dexterous and inventive transfiguration of materials into forms that animate our relationship with the natural world.In her exhibition for the Venice Biennale, FIONA HALL: WRONG WAY TIME, she brings together hundreds of disparate elements which find alignments and create tensions around three intersecting concerns: global politics, finances and the environment. In common with many of us, Hall sees in these failed states 'a minefield of madness, badness, sadness, in equal measure', stretching beyond the foreseeable future. Her lifelong passion for the natural environment can be intensely felt in works that respond to our persistent role in its demise, or the perilous state of various species.
Filip Markiewicz - Paradiso Lussemburgo

Filip Markiewicz - Paradiso Lussemburgo

Author: Filip Markiewicz, Paul Ardenne
Publisher:
ISBN: 3956791339
Pages: 223
Year: 2015