Tai Chi PENG Root Power Rising describes the theory and practice of the most characteristic internal energy of the universally popular Chinese Tai Chi Chuan martial art. A full set of practical exercises is presented and illustrated, and the original Chinese source texts that define PENG energy are accompanied by new translations and analysis.
This is the only substantial and up-to-date reference work on the Ptolemaic army. Employing Greek and Egyptian papyri and inscriptions, and building on approaches developed in state-formation theory, it offers a coherent account of how the changing structures of the army in Egypt after Alexander's conquest led to the development of an ethnically more integrated society. A new tripartite division of Ptolemaic history challenges the idea of gradual decline, and emphasizes the reshaping of military structures that took place between c.220 and c.
160 BC in response to changes in the nature of warfare, mobilization and demobilization, and financial constraints. An investigation of the socio-economic role played by soldiers permits a reassessment of the cleruchic system and shows how soldiers' associations generated interethnic group solidarity. By integrating Egyptian evidence, Christelle Fischer-Bovet also demonstrates that the connection between the army and local temples offered new ways for Greeks and Egyptians to interact.
Welcome to the town of Redemption, Wyoming. It is the job of the Chamber of Commerce to introduce their town to all newcomers. They brag about their schools and their recreational facilities, their employment opportunities and lack of crime. What they don’t always do is speak of the dark and unusual past that brought them into existence. Vampires have been around since the time of creation. Some say they are Children of Lilith, while others insist they are Spawns of Satan.
It is a curse to some and a salvation for others. But as in all things, nothing is entirely black or white. Instead, life is a myriad of colors and conflicting truths. Since the time of the great Conclave, all vampires, and creatures of the night, must adhere to the strict rule of law. If they refuse, they are hunted down and destroyed. Are all Vampires evil, blood-sucking monsters? Hardly. Can they be redeemed? Hopefully. Farrah, Alina, and Renate are looking for a home, a place in which to settle down and hide from the Hunters. It is not easy for them and they must rely on their friends if they are to find such a place. Vampires are strong and possess wondrous powers…but they are also one of the most vulnerable of creatures. Constantly being sought by those who wish to destroy them, the girls continue to search for their Redemption.
Perché le donne poste di fronte a un bivio scelgono l'una o l'altra via? Perché la strada che a una donna sembra l'unica da poter percorrere, per un'altra è assolutamente da evitare? Cosa muove le loro scelte d'amore e di vita? Queste sono alcune delle domande a cui la protagonista, Mitta, cerca di dare risposte. Anche lei è donna o meglio lo era, essendo morta di peste a Napoli nel 1656.
Oggi di quel che fu Mitta non resta che la capuzzella, un teschio, uno dei tanti che riposano nell'ossario della Chiesa del Purgatorio ad Arco a Napoli, oggetto del culto delle anime pezzentelle. Nel doppio ruolo di autrice e defunta, Mitta tenta di comprendere e raccontare con ironia le scelte delle donne che in quasi quattro secoli sono scese nella cripta chiedendo alle anime del purgatorio un aiuto in cambio del refresco. Partendo dalle storie e dalle scelte di vita di talune di queste donne - l'ancella medievale, la prostituta della Rivoluzione Partenopea, la maestrina dell'Unità d'Italia, la borghese dell'epoca fascista, l'universitaria dei nostri giorni per citarne qualcuna - e attraversando vari periodi storici, Mitta finisce per narrare anche la propria vita e la sua non scelta.
The smash Disney XD hit webs its way right out of your TV! Can Spider-Man save Peter Parker's greatest enemy from being held hostage, and deal with a hostile high school haunting? Then: believe it or not, Spider-Man fights a dragon! But the web-slinging wonder fi nds himself outmatched when he takes on a new team of seasoned villains! Will their numbers and experience be enough to take Spidey down once and for all? COLLECTING: MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN 7 (B STORY), MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN 8