Harem: The World Behind the Veil (25th Anniversary Edition)

Harem: The World Behind the Veil (25th Anniversary Edition)


Author : Alev Lytle Croutier
Publisher : WW Norton
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ISBN : 0789260549
Pages : 232 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (789 users)

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A fascinating illustrated history of one of the strangest, and cruelest, cultural institutions ever devised. A worldwide best seller, translated into twenty-five languages. “I was born in a konak (old house), which once was the harem of a pasha,” writes Alev Lytle Croutier. “People around me often whispered things about harems; my own grandmother and her sister had been brought up in one.” Drawing on a host of firsthand accounts and memoirs, as well as her own family history, Croutier explores life in the world’s harems, from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century, focusing on the fabled Seraglio of Topkapi Palace as a paradigm for them all. We enter the slave markets and the lavish boudoirs of the sultanas; we witness the daily routines of the odalisques, and of the eunuchs who guarded the harem. Here, too, we learn of the labyrinthine political scheming among the sultan’s wives, his favorites, and the valide sultana—the sultan’s mother—whose power could eclipse that of the sultan himself. There were the harems of the sultans and the pashas, but there were also “middle-class” harems, the households in which ordinary men and women lived out ordinary—albeit polygamous—lives. Croutier reveals their marital customs, child-rearing practices, and superstitions. Finally, she shows how this Eastern institution invaded the European imagination—in the form of decoration, costume, and art—and how Western ideas, in turn, finally eroded a system that had seemed eternal. Juxtaposing a rich array of illustrations—Western paintings, Turkish and Persian miniatures, family photographs, and even film stills—Croutier demystifies the Western erotic fantasy of “the world behind the veil.” This revised and updated 25th anniversary edition of Harem includes a new introduction by the author, revisiting her subject in light of recent events in Turkey, and the world.


Dragon Lords Books 1 - 4 Anniversary Editions

Dragon Lords Books 1 - 4 Anniversary Editions


Author : Michelle M. Pillow
Publisher : The Raven Books LLC
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ISBN : 1502259028
Pages : 1424 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (52 users)

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Once mated, these shifters will do anything to protect the women they love! Dragon Lords 1-4 Box Set Includes: Barbarian Prince Perfect Prince Dark Prince Warrior Prince This is the original Dragon Lords series' Revised Expanded Anniversary Edition by NY Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Michelle M. Pillow. Barbarian Prince, Book 1 Breaking up was never so hard... After a euphoric night, Morrigan discovers her ride left without her and an alien dragon shifter is claiming she's his wife. It's not exactly the story this reporter had in mind. And to make matters worse, the all-to-seductive dragon prince refuses to give up without a fight. Perfect Prince, Book 2 A Perfect Escape… Nadja Aleksander has everything she could ever want in life, except her freedom. Skipping out on her engagement to a man her controlling father has chosen for her, Nadja books passage on the first ship she can find. Bound for a planet of primitive humanoid males, she plans on finding a simple, hardworking man who will allow her to live out her days in total obscurity. Unfortunately, simple isn't what fate has in mind. A Perfect Mistake… Dragon shifter Prince Olek is pleased with his refined and blushing bride. When she chooses him to be her life mate, appearing happy in her decision, his heart soars--until the next morning when his new princess wants nothing to do with him. The dragon prince doesn't know what he's done to upset his alluring woman, but he is determined to reignite the hot sparks that burned the night they met. Dark Prince, Book 3 Out of the fire... Intergalactic thief, Olena Leyton is one of the best space pirates to sail the high skies. Adventure is in her blood. When her crew is scattered in a run from the law and her spaceship explodes into a ball of flames, she is forced to find sanctuary on a bride procurement ship. She poses as a willing mate to one of the males on the primitive alien planet of Qurilixen to elude the bounty hunters pursuing her. But, marriage isn’t something this pirate takes seriously. Into the flames... Dragon-shifting Prince Yusef knows from the first moment he sees his fiery temptress that he will possess her and make her his mate for all time. However, the prince soon learns that playing with fire will always leave a man burned. Warrior Prince, Book 4 The Survivor... Though no one could ever command her, this warrior would try to conquer her heart... Dragon-shifting Prince Zoran is a man who knows what he wants. Being a prince and the captain of the Draig Guard, he has to make swift decisions, be ready to battle at a moment’s notice, and most of all, he always has to be in control. When his bride, the one person who should obey him refuses to, he discovers the battle for his heart’s desire is fiercer than any this prince has ever waged before. Will the conqueror become the conquered? The Warrior... Though no man could thwart the brave Draig leader, a woman would be his undoing... ​Physically scarred in childhood from an act of betrayal, Pia has never considered herself an attractive woman. Desperate to hide her identity, she makes a deal with Galaxy Brides—in exchange for a new face, she’ll marry anyone they put in front of her. Never did she imagine her future husband would be the most handsome/frustrating warrior of the dragon shifter military. Will the dragon prince be able to conquer the barriers she has around her heart? "What do you get when you mix a curious investigative reporter with a hot Alien Dragon-Shifter Prince? My kind of book! You guys, I LOVE this novel--Michelle M Pillow's world building is first rate which is a must for great sci-fi!" - Evangeline Anderson, NYT & USAT bestselling author ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ About the Series: The dragon-shifting alien princes have no problem with commitment. In one night, they will meet and choose their fated mates in a simplistic ceremony involving the removing of masks and the crushing of crystals. With few words spoken and the shortest, most bizarre courtship in history, they will bond to their women forever. A Qurilixen World Novel The Qurilixen World is an extensive collection of paranormal, fantasy, and science fiction romance novels by award-winning author, Michelle M. Pillow, and includes several series installments: Dragon Lords, Lords of the Var®, Space Lords, Captured by a Dragon-shifter, Galaxy Alien Mail Order Brides, Dynasty Lords, Qurilixen Lords, and more. ​​​​​​ Topics: Dragon Shapeshifter, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Fated Mate, Alpha Male, Alien Romance, futuristic romance, fated mate, comedy, shapeshifter romance, dragon shifter, Science Fiction & Fantasy, prince, Dragon Romance, Shifter Romance, Sci-Fi, Alien Romance, Paranormal Romance, nobility, royalty, action and adventure, romantic comedy, fantasy, sci-fi, First Contact, futuristic, dragon-shifter, hea, humorous romance, romantic adventure, sfr, space exploration, weredragon, reporter. Perfect for fans of Gena Showalter, Laurann Dohner, Charlene Hartnady, Darynda Jones, Tasha Black, S. E. Smith, Mina Carter, Evangeline Anderson, Christine Feehan, Donna Grant, Rebecca Zanetti, Anna Hackett, JR Ward, Kresley Cole, Lynsay Sands, Nalini Singh, Genevieve Jack, Felicity Heaton, Jennifer L Armentrout, Carrie Ann Ryan, Elizabeth Hunter, Patricia Briggs, Laurell K. Hamilton, Lora Leigh, Alisa Woods.


The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 50th Anniversary Edition

The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 50th Anniversary Edition


Author : Carla Emery
Publisher : Sasquatch Books
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ISBN : 1632172909
Pages : 736 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (632 users)

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#1 — The Best Country and Rural Living Books* #1 — 15 Best Homesteading Books for Beginners in 2021** For more than 50 years, this homesteading classic is the essential book of basic skills and country wisdom for living off the land, being prepared, and doing it yourself. Keep your family healthy, safe, and independent--no matter what's going on in the world. From homesteaders to urban farmers, and everyone in between, there is a desire for a simpler way of life: a healthier, greener, more self-sustaining, and holistic approach that allows you to survive and thrive—even in uncertain times. With its origins in the back-to-the-land movement of the late 1960s, Carla Emery’s landmark book has grown into a comprehensive guide to living a self-sustaining lifestyle. Learn how to live independently in this comprehensive guide, including how to: * Can, dry, and preserve food * Plan your garden * Grow your own food * Make 20-minute cheese * Make your own natural skincare products * Bake bread * Cook on a wood stove * Learn beekeeping * Raise chickens, goats, and pigs * Create natural skincare products * Make organic bug spray * Treat your family with homemade remedies * Make fruit leather * Forage for wild food * Spin wool into yarn * Mill your own flour * Tap a maple tree And more! Basic, thorough, and reliable, this book deserves a place in urban and rural homes alike. This 50th anniversary edition includes updated resources. * Bookscrolling.com ** OutdoorHappens.com


The Being Of Dreams Books 1 - 3

The Being Of Dreams Books 1 - 3


Author : Catherine M Walker
Publisher : Catherine M Walker
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ISBN : 1925776123
Pages : 802 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (925 users)

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They're cursed to become heroes… or monsters. They live in a world of perilous magic, royal intrigue, and betrayal. Unravelling the web of lies they were raised to believe could destroy the kingdom they were sworn to protect. As Alex, Jess and Kyle tread the path of the broken a dark conspiracy festers at the heart of the realm. Can they push madness aside in time to fight the darkness in order to save their friends and family. Their world? If you like mind-altering sorcery, treacherous power plays, and a war to end all wars, then you’ll love The Being Of Dreams! Get the complete series, Shattering Dreams, Path Of The Broken and Elder Born now!


The Book of Virtues: 30th Anniversary Edition

The Book of Virtues: 30th Anniversary Edition


Author : William J. Bennett
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 1668017970
Pages : 640 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (668 users)

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Help your children develop moral character with this updated, 30th anniversary edition of the perennial classic The Book of Virtues. Almost 3 million copies of the Book of Virtues have been sold since it was published in 1993. It is one of the most popular moral primers ever written, an inspiring anthology that helps children understand and develop character—and helps parents teach it to them. Thirty years ago, readers thought that the times were right for a book about moral literacy. Back then, Americans worried that schools were no longer parents’ allies in teaching good character. As the book’s original introduction noted, “moral anchors and moorings have never been more necessary.” If that was true in the 1990s, it is even more true today. The explosion of information with the Internet has left many unsure of what is valuable and what is not. Responsibility. Courage. Compassion. Loyalty. Honesty. Friendship. Persistence. Hard work. Self-discipline. Faith. These remain the essentials of good character. The Book of Virtues contains hundreds of exemplary stories offering children examples of good and bad, right and wrong. Drawing on the Bible, American history, Greek mythology, English poetry, fairy tales, and modern fiction, William J. and Elayne Bennett show children the many virtuous paths they can follow—and the ones they ought to avoid. For the 30th anniversary edition, the Bennetts have slimmed down the book’s contents, while also finding room to introduce such figures as Mother Teresa, Colin Powell, and heroes of 9/11 and the War in Afghanistan. Here is a rich mine of moral literacy to teach a new generation of children about American culture, history, and traditions—ultimately, the ideals by which we wish to live our lives. The updated edition of The Book of Virtues will continue a legacy of raising moral children far into a new century.


The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 40th Anniversary Edition

The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 40th Anniversary Edition


Author : Carla Emery
Publisher : Sasquatch Books
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ISBN : 1570618410
Pages : 2417 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (57 users)

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From craft culture to survivalists, preppers, homesteaders, urban farmers, and everyone in between there is a desire for a simpler way of life—a healthier, greener, more self-sustaining and holistic approach to modern life. The knowledge you need to survive and thrive off the grid is at your fingertips in The Encyclopedia of Country Living, the best-selling resource for the homesteading movement. With its origins in the back-to-the-land effort of the late 1960s, Carla Emery’s landmark book has grown into a comprehensive guide to building your sustainable country escape haven, while lowering your carbon footprint in the process. The 40th anniversary edition offers up-to-date and detailed information on the fundamentals of topics like homegrown food; raising chickens, goats, and pigs; beekeeping; food preservation; mail-order supply sourcing; foraging; and much, much more (even how to deliver a baby)—everything you need to lead a self-sufficient lifestyle in the 21st century. Basic, thorough, and reliable, this book deserves a place in urban and rural homes alike. Table of Contents 1 Oddments 2 Introduction to Plants 3 Grasses, Grains & Canes 4 Garden Vegetables 5 Herbs & Flavorings 6 Tree, Vine, Bush & Bramble 7 Food Preservation 8 Introduction to Animals 9 Poultry 10 Goats, Cows & Home Dairying 11 Bee, Rabbit, Sheep & Pig 12 Appendix


History of Universities

History of Universities


Author : Mordechai Feingold
Publisher : OUP Oxford
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ISBN : 0191527807
Pages : 352 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (191 users)

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Volume XXII/1 of History of Universities contains the customary mix of learned articles, book reviews, conference reports, and bibliographical information, which makes this publication such an indispensable tool for the historian of higher education. Its contributions range widely geographically, chronologically, and in subject-matter. The volume is, as always, a lively combination of original research and invaluable reference material.


Catalogue of Books, Manuscripts, Articles, Engravings, Aprons, and Other Curios Relating to Freemasonry, and Now Forming the Worcestershire Masonic Library & Museum

Catalogue of Books, Manuscripts, Articles, Engravings, Aprons, and Other Curios Relating to Freemasonry, and Now Forming the Worcestershire Masonic Library & Museum


Author : Worcestershire Masonic Library and Museum, Worcester, England
Publisher :
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Pages : 171 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (264 users)

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Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women


Author : Cheris Kramarae
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1135963150
Pages : 2050 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (135 users)

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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.


2007 Comic Book Checklist and Price Guide

2007 Comic Book Checklist and Price Guide


Author : Maggie Thompson
Publisher : Krause Publications
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ISBN : 9780896894174
Pages : 846 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (894 users)

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Lists prices for more than 75,000 publishers from 1961 to the present.


2003 Comic Book Checklist and Price Guide

2003 Comic Book Checklist and Price Guide


Author : Brent Frankenhoff
Publisher : Krause Publications Incorporated
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ISBN : 9780873494700
Pages : 808 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (494 users)

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Lists prices for more than 75,000 publishers from 1961 to the present.


The Life of Langston Hughes

The Life of Langston Hughes


Author : Arnold Rampersad
Publisher : OUP USA
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ISBN : 9780195146431
Pages : 568 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (146 users)

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A biography of the Harlem poet whose works gave voice to the joy and pain of the black experience in America.




2004 Comic Book Checklist and Price Guide

2004 Comic Book Checklist and Price Guide


Author : Maggie Thompson
Publisher : Krause Publications Incorporated
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ISBN : 9780873496513
Pages : 780 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (496 users)

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Lists prices for more than 75,000 publishers from 1961 to the present.


The Superhero Book

The Superhero Book


Author : Gina Misiroglu
Publisher : Visible Ink Press
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ISBN : 1578593972
Pages : 480 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (578 users)

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Appealing to the casual comic book reader as well as the hardcore graphic novel fan, this ultimate AtoZ compendium describes everyone’s favorite participants in the eternal battle between good and evil. With nearly 200 entries examining more than 1,000 heroes, icons and their place in popular culture, it is the first comprehensive profile of superheroes across all media, following their path from comic book stardom to radio, television, movies, and novels. The best-loved and most historically significant superheroes—mainstream and counterculture, famous and forgotten, best and worst—are presented with numerous full-color illustrations, including dozens of classic comic covers. Each significant era of the superhero is explored—from the Golden Age of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s through the Modern Age—providing a unique perspective of the role of the hero over the course of the 20th century and beyond. This latest edition has been revised to reflect updates on existing characters, coverage of new characters, and recent films and media trends in the last several years.