Dread Trident

Dread Trident
Author: Curtis D. Carbonell
Publsiher: Liverpool Science Fiction Texts & Studies
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-11-27
ISBN: 1789620570
Category: Fantasy games
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dread Trident Book Excerpt:

Dread Trident examines the rise of imaginary worlds in tabletop role-playing games (TRPGs), such as Dungeons and Dragons. With the combination of analog and digital mechanisms, from traditional books to the internet, new ways of engaging the fantastic have become increasingly realized in recent years, and this book seeks an understanding of this phenomenon within the discourses of trans- and posthumanism, as well as within a gameist mode. The book explores a number of case studies of foundational TRPGs. Dungeons and Dragons provides an illustration of pulp-driven fantasy, particularly in the way it harmonizes its many campaign settings into a functional multiverse. It also acts as a supreme example of depth within its archive of official and unofficial published material, stretching back four decades. Warhammer 40k and the Worlds of Darkness present an interesting dialogue between Gothic and science-fantasy elements. The Mythos of HP Lovecraft also features prominently in the book as an example of a realized world that spans the literary and gameist modes. Realized fantasy worlds are becoming ever more popular as a way of experiencing a touch of the magical within modern life. Reworking Northrop Frye's definition of irony, Dread Trident theorizes an ironic understanding of this process and in particular of its embodied forms.

Poetic Heroes

Poetic Heroes
Author: Mark S. Smith
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 636
Release: 2014-09-15
ISBN: 0802867928
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poetic Heroes Book Excerpt:

Warfare exerts a magnetic power, even a terrible attraction, in its emphasis on glory, honor, and duty. In order to face the terror of war, it is necessary to face how our biblical traditions have made it attractive -- even alluring. In this book Mark Smith undertakes an extensive exploration of "poetic heroes" across a number of ancient cultures in order to understand the attitudes of those cultures toward war and warriors. Smith examines the Iliad and the Gilgamesh; Ugaritic poems commemorating Baal, Aqhat, and the Rephaim; and early biblical poetry, including the battle hymn of Judges 5 and the lament of David over Saul and Jonathan in 2 Samuel 1. Smith's Poetic Heroes analyzes the importance of heroic poetry in early Israel and its disappearance after the time of David, building on several strands of scholarship in archaeological research, poetic analysis, and cultural reconstruction.

The Genuine Works of Flavius Josephus

The Genuine Works of Flavius Josephus
Author: Flavius Josephus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1841
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Jews
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The New York Times Book Review

The New York Times Book Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1968
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The NRSV Concordance Unabridged

The NRSV Concordance Unabridged
Author: John R. Kohlenberger
Publsiher: Zondervan Publishing Company
Total Pages: 1688
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The NRSV Concordance Unabridged Book Excerpt:

Documents all occurences of all words in the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible