Jour J

Titre : Jour J
Auteur : Fred Duval
Éditeur : Delcourt
ISBN-13 : 9782413000884
Libération : 2017-05-03

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Menacée par une armée égyptienne menée par Antoine et Cléopâtre, Rome envoie Brutus pour convaincre Jules César d'aller vers les envahisseurs pour négocier. Aujourd'hui aveugle et retiré des affaires du monde, César accepte sans ignorer que Rome reste aux mains de Pompée, son éternel rival, et qu'il devra probablement affronter toutes les traîtrises, y compris celles de ses plus intimes alliés.

Romanising Oriental Gods

Titre : Romanising Oriental Gods
Auteur : Jaime Alvar Ezquerra
Éditeur : BRILL
ISBN-13 : 9789004132931
Libération : 2008

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The traditional grand narrative correlating the decline of Graeco-Roman religion with the rise of Christianity has been under pressure for three decades. This book argues that the alternative accounts now emerging significantly underestimate the role of three major cults, of Cybele and Attis, Isis and Serapis, and Mithras. Although their differences are plain, these cults present sufficient common features to justify their being taken typologically as a group. All were selective adaptations of much older cults of the Fertile Crescent. It was their relative sophistication, their combination of the imaginative power of unfamiliar myth with distinctive ritual performance and ethical seriousness, that enabled them both to focus and to articulate a sense of the autonomy of religion from the socio-political order, a sense they shared with Early Christianity. The notion of 'mystery' was central to their ability to navigate the Weberian shift from ritualist to ethical salvation.

A Century of Artists Books

Titre : A Century of Artists Books
Auteur : Riva Castleman
Éditeur : Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN-13 : 0870701517
Libération : 1994-01-01

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Published to accompany the 1994 exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, this book constitutes the most extensive survey of modern illustrated books to be offered in many years. Work by artists from Pierre Bonnard to Barbara Kruger and writers from Guillaume Apollinarie to Susan Sontag. An importnt reference for collectors and connoisseurs. Includes notable works by Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso.

Legion Skin Deep

Titre : Legion Skin Deep
Auteur : Brandon Sanderson
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9781473212510
Libération : 2015-09-24

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Following the success of Legion, Legion: Skin Deep charts another fast moving and gripping adventure for Stephen Leeds, AKA Legion. Leeds is a genius, his mind contains too much information. And to cope it has split his skills off into individual personalities. They crowd his head and he lives with them in a vast empty mansion. While he can call on any one of them to solve a problem he also walks a line across an all-consuming madness. In development for television Brandon Sanderson's Legion stories are gripping psychological thrillers, perfect for any fan of speculative fiction. They will resonate particularly strongly with fans of stories about that other tortured crime-fighting genius: Sherlock Holmes. Legion: Skin Deep is an all-new, action-packed novella starring one of the most fascinating and charismatic heroes ever.

Crashing Heaven

Titre : Crashing Heaven
Auteur : Al Robertson
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9781473203426
Libération : 2015-06-18

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A diamond-hard, visionary new SF thriller. Nailed-down cyberpunk ala William Gibson for the 21st century meets the vivid dark futures of Al Reynolds in this extraordinary debut novel. With Earth abandoned, humanity resides on Station, an industrialised asteroid run by the sentient corporations of the Pantheon. Under their leadership a war has been raging against the Totality - ex-Pantheon AIs gone rogue. With the war over, Jack Forster and his sidekick Hugo Fist, a virtual ventriloquist's dummy tied to Jack's mind and created to destroy the Totality, have returned home. Labelled a traitor for surrendering to the Totality, all Jack wants is to clear his name but when he discovers two old friends have died under suspicious circumstances he also wants answers. Soon he and Fist are embroiled in a conspiracy that threatens not only their future but all of humanity's. But with Fist's software licence about to expire, taking Jack's life with it, can they bring down the real traitors before their time runs out?

Kill the Tsar

Titre : Kill the Tsar
Auteur : K. C. Tessendorf
Éditeur : Atheneum Books
ISBN-13 : WISC:89013381397
Libération : 1986-01-01

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Examines the comparatively liberal reign of Alexander II of Russia and the concurrent actions of radicals and terrorists, who sought political reform and eventually assassinated him.

The Sparrow

Titre : The Sparrow
Auteur : Mary Doria Russell
Éditeur : Random House
ISBN-13 : 9781407057026
Libération : 2010-02-23

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Set in the 21st century - between 20 and 60 years from now - The Sparrow is the story of a charismatic Jesuit priest and talented linguist, Emilio Sandoz, who - in response to a remarkable radio signal from the depths of space - leads a scientific mission to make first contact with an extraterrestrial culture. In the true tradition of Jesuit adventurers before him, Sandoz and his companions are prepared to endure isolation, suffering - even death - but nothing can prepare them for the civilisation they encounter, or for the tragic misunderstanding that brings the mission to a devastating end. Once considered a living saint, Sandoz returns alone to Earth horrifically maimed, both physically and spiritually, the mission's sole survivor - only to be blamed for the mission's failure and accused of heinous crimes. Written in clean, effortless prose and peopled with memorable, superbly-realised characters who never lose their humanity or humour, The Sparrow is a powerful, haunting fiction - a tragic but ultimately triumphant novel about the nature of faith, of love and what it means to be 'human'.

The First Air Voyage in America

Titre : The First Air Voyage in America
Auteur : Jean-Pierre Blanchard
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 1557095108
Libération : 2002-03

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This facinating account of the first successful flight in the United States is paired with a facsimile of the 1793 text chronicling the first American hot air balloon ascent traveling from Philadelphia to Woodbury, New Jersey.

Carthago Adventures

Titre : Carthago Adventures
Auteur : Christophe Bec
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 1594657939
Libération : 2017-06-08

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The original adventures of London Donovan and his shadowy boss, "the Centenarian of the Carpathians," in this action-packed spin-off from the best-selling Carthago.

Picasso Lithographs

Titre : Picasso Lithographs
Auteur : Pablo Picasso
Éditeur : Dover Publications
ISBN-13 : 0486239497
Libération : 1980

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61 works over period of 35 years. Bulls, nudes, myth, artists, actors, all in the purest lithographic line.