Download Bedding the Enemy by Mary Wine PDF

By Mary Wine

Laird Keir McQuade is a newcomer to his identify, and has a lot paintings sooner than him to revive the McQuade honour. discovering a spouse is a wonderful begin. he is duty-bound to visit courtroom and swear homage to his king besides, an ideal chance - weren't courtroom girls trussed in silly models and corrupted with fake mannerisms. in fact, now not each girl hides at the back of a powdered face...Helena Knyvett could be a daughter of the aristocracy, yet honestly she is little yet a pawn in her brother's ploys for energy. Her smallest acts of defiance hold a heavy rate. yet one honourable guy between a crowd of dandies may perhaps provide her all she must swap her fortunes - and set her free...Among the ruthless targets of England's strong, love first and foremost sight is a deadly video game. however the treachery, scandal, and treason that stick to can unharness as a lot ardour because it does adventure...

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Download Amethyst by Lauraine Snelling PDF

By Lauraine Snelling

Dakotah Treasures ebook four- significant Jeremiah McHenry is retiring from the military and returns to Medora to make a brand new existence and discover a spouse. Will he have the capacity to persuade feisty newcomer Amethyst O'Shaunasy that he's the type of guy she's been trying to find? Jacob Chandler, in the meantime, remains to be ready till he can court docket Opal Torvald. Can he end up to Opal that she is going to make an exceptional preacher's spouse?

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Download The Dragon and the Pearl by Jeannie Lin PDF

By Jeannie Lin

Former Emperor's consort Ling Suyin is popular for her attractiveness; the final word seductress. Now she lives quietly alone—until the main ruthless warlord within the quarter comes and steals her away....Li Tao lives lifestyles by means of the sword, and is trapped within the treacherous, deadly international of politics. The appealing Ling Suyin is on the heart of the net. He needs to discover her secret with out falling less than her spell—yet her innocence calls out to him. How merciless if she, of all ladies, can front the guy in the back of the legend....

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Download The Aphrodite of Knidos and Her Successors: A Historical by Christine Mitchell Havelock PDF

By Christine Mitchell Havelock

Christine Mitchell Havelock's booklet takes a miles- wanted new examine the most well-known icons of Western artwork: the nude statues that the Greeks produced to symbolize Aphrodite. The Aphrodite of Knidos, via grasp sculptor Praxiteles, is the top instance of this kind. different statues contain the Capitoline and Medici Venuses, the Crouching Aphrodite and the Aphrodite of Melos--all of them indebted to Praxiteles.The writer analyzes the that means of the pose of the Aphrodite of Knidos, the importance of her nudity, and her architectural surroundings. A survey of the statue's reception and interpretation in Greek, Roman, and smooth occasions bargains a wholly new standpoint in this significant paintings of art.Among themes tested are Praxiteles' pronounced use of his mistress Phryne as his version, the "pudica gesture," and the significance of small-scale types of statues for courting the bigger sculptures. the writer additionally considers the functionality and non secular importance of the small statues, and she or he contains the cultural context provided by means of the erotic poetry of Propertius and Ovid, Roman poets who have been interested by the robing and disrobing in their mistresses.The Aphrodite of Knidos is a hugely readable, broad-based quantity of curiosity to a person accustomed to classical paintings and the traditional world.Christine Mitchell Havelock is Professor Emerita of artwork heritage and Curator of the Classical artwork assortment at Vassar collage. She has written and lectured greatly on Greek artwork.

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Download Catching Up and Falling Behind: Post-Communist by David A Dyker PDF

By David A Dyker

During this choice of essays David A Dyker explores probably the most tricky and interesting elements of the method of transition from autocratic "real socialism" to a capitalism that's occasionally democratic, occasionally authoritarian. the tension is at the financial measurement of transformation, however the writer units the industrial drama firmly inside a political financial system framework and a historic point of view. developments in key fiscal variables are analysed opposed to the historical past of the fight among diversified social and political teams for strength and command over assets. whereas the publication will pay due recognition to topical matters like ecu growth, the underlying point of view is a long term one. Transition is seen no longer as a collection of once-and-for-ali institutional adjustments or a strategy of non permanent stabilisation, yet as a historical chance to unravel the inherited challenge of poverty and underdevelopment in Central-East Europe and the previous Soviet Union. The publication ends with a severe evaluate of the way economics, as a self-discipline, has coped with the problem of that old chance.

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Download Claiming the Highlander by Kinley MacGregor PDF

By Kinley MacGregor

It's acknowledged that Braden MacAllister, English baron and proud Highlander warrior, can fell an enemy with a unmarried blow -- and a lady with a unmarried kiss. yet now not Maggie, it kind of feels. For the fire-haired attractiveness, made up our minds to finish the lengthy operating feud that rages among their extended family and it's normal foe, is resistant to Branden's makes an attempt to prevent her foolishness. yet cease her he'll, as soon as he will get the meddling minx alone...and favors her with a passionate caress and an impossible to resist kiss. regardless of how she trembles underneath Braden's sensuous contact, Maggie mustn't ever yield! so long as this feud keeps, the lives of her brothers are at stake. And although Braden is understood to have bedded many a lass, he has given his center to none. yet dare she dream that by means of assuring peace for her extended family she can also be claiming the main magnificient Highlander for herself?

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