Vengeance Aside

Author: Nancy Haviland
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781988716114
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He sees her. He falls. He proves it by killing for her in a room full of his associates. Now he'll take her home and try to convince her a love that descends like a hammer is one that can last a lifetime. She sees him. She stumbles. She proves her sophistication by fainting, then comes to in a Russian mobster's compound. Now she'll protect herself while experiencing all the things she's been denied her entire life.

Vengeance in the Middle Ages

Author: Paul R. Hyams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317002474
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This volume aims to balance the traditional literature available on medieval feuding with an exploration of other aspects of vengeance and culture in the Middle Ages. A diverse assortment of interdisciplinary essays from scholars in Europe and North America contest or enlarge traditional approaches to and interpretations of vengeance in the Middle Ages. Each essay attempts to clarify the multifaceted experience of vengeance within a specific medieval context”a particular region, a particular text, a particular social movement. By asking what relationship a distinct factor like authorship or religion has with the concept of vengeance, each author points towards the breadth of meanings of medieval vengeance, and to the heart of the deeper and broader questions that spur scholarly interest in the subject. Geographically, the essays in the volume highlight Western Europe (particularly the Anglo-Norman world), Scotland, Ireland, Spain, and Portugal. Thematically, the essays are concerned with heroic cultures of vengeance, vengeance as a legal and political tool, Christian justification and expression of vengeance, literature and the distinction between discourse and reality, and the emotions of vengeance. Methodologically, these interdisciplinary studies incorporate tools borrowed from anthropology, the study of emotion, and modern social and literary theories. This volume is aimed at professional scholars and graduate students within the broad field of medieval studies, including the subfields of history, literature, and religious studies, and is intended to inspire further research on medieval vengeance. However, this collection will also prove interesting to non-medievalists interested in the history of emotion, the justification of human conflict, and the concept of feud and its applicability to specific historical periods.

The Culture of Vengeance and the Fate of American Justice

Author: Terry K. Aladjem
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139469177
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America is driven by vengeance in Terry Aladjem's provocative account – a reactive, public anger that is a threat to democratic justice itself. From the return of the death penalty to the wars on terror and in Iraq, Americans demand retribution and moral certainty; they assert the 'rights of victims' and make pronouncements against 'evil'. Yet for Aladjem this dangerously authoritarian turn has its origins in the tradition of liberal justice itself – in theories of punishment that justify inflicting pain and in the punitive practices that result. Exploring vengeance as the defining problem of our time, Aladjem returns to the theories of Locke, Hegel and Mill. He engages the ancient Greeks, Nietzsche, Paine and Foucault to challenge liberal assumptions about punishment. He interrogates American law, capital punishment and images of justice in the media. He envisions a democratic justice that is better able to contain its vengeance.

Vengeance of a Vampire

Author: Christian U. Ilodibe
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
ISBN: 1612044204
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Cleopas is the first of his kind. This original vampire is extremely powerful and he doesn't have the vulnerabilities of other vampires, such as holy water or a crucifix. But he is susceptible to daylight. In his search for a successor, Cleopas comes across a troubled lad named Michael, the younger of two brothers who live with their mother. The elder brother, Sean, has taken over as the man of the house after their father died. Sean deeply loves his mother and his younger brother, Michael, but Michael is trouble personified. When Michael is bitten by Cleopas, he turns into the worst creature the world has ever known. Sean vows vengeance and becomes the leader of the vampire slayers, while Michael is now the leader of the vampires. Fate brings the two brothers together when Michael attacks a convent and meets an innocent young girl named Chelsea. Michael falls for Chelsea and wants to turn her into a vampire, but before he can, she is saved by the slayers. Chelsea ends up falling in love with Sean. Meanwhile, Cleopas returns and there is a showdown involving Sean and the only weapon that can kill Cleopas and cure everyone bitten -- but it lies in the archives of the Vatican.Will good or evil triumph in Vengeance of a Vampire?

The Jew of Malta

Author: Christopher Marlowe
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781770483033
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First performed by Shakespeare’s rivals in the 1590s, Christopher Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta was a trend-setting, innovative play whose black comedy and final tragic irony illuminate the darker regions of the Elizabethan cultural imagination. Although Jews were banished from England in 1291, the Jew in the form of Barabas, the play’s protagonist, returns on the stage to embody and to challenge the dramatic and cultural anti-Semitic stereotypes out of which he is constructed. The result is a theatrically sophisticated but deeply unsettling play whose rich cultural significance extends beyond the early modern period to the present day. The introduction and historical documents in this edition provide a rich context for the world of the play’s composition and production, including materials on Jewishness and anti-Semitism, the political struggles over Malta, and Christopher Marlowe’s personal and political reputation.

Violence and Vengeance

Author: Christopher R. Duncan
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801469090
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Between 1999 and 2000, sectarian fighting fanned across the eastern Indonesian province of North Maluku experienced leaving thousands dead and hundreds of thousands displaced. What began as local conflicts between migrants and indigenous people over administrative boundaries spiraled into a religious war pitting Muslims against Christians and continues to influence communal relationships more than a decade after the fighting stopped. Christopher R. Duncan spent several years conducting fieldwork in North Maluku, and in Violence and Vengeance, he examines how the individuals actually taking part in the fighting understood and experienced the conflict. Rather than dismiss religion as a facade for the political and economic motivations of the regional elite, Duncan explores how and why participants came to perceive the conflict as one of religious difference. He examines how these perceptions of religious violence altered the conflict, leading to large-scale massacres in houses of worship, forced conversions of entire communities, and other acts of violence that stressed religious identities. Duncan’s analysis extends beyond the period of violent conflict and explores how local understandings of the violence have complicated the return of forced migrants, efforts at conflict resolution and reconciliation.