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Multitudes of gargoyles haunt the medieval buildings of western Europe, peering down from churches and cathedrals, houses and town halls. Holy Terrors offers a fresh and irresistible history of these wildly varied characters — a society of stone creatures perched high above the workaday world. The true gargoyle is a waterspout, an architectural necessity that medieval artisans transformed into functional fantasies. The informative... more...
Welcome to The Real Estate Terms Pocketbook Dictionary. This pocket size dictionary contains more than 1,000 “must know” real estate terms, including terms relating to construction, real estate investing, financing, renovating, electrical systems and more. This pocketbook can prove to be a useful tool for real estate investors, flippers, contractors, developers, renovators, brokers, and any other real estate professional.
When Steven W. Hatch found himself in a housing crisis, pressed for time and money, he discovered that building a yurt was his best option. In Practical Yurts, Hatch thoroughly documents his project, beginning by explaining how a simple, round tent could fit the needs of a retired aerospace industry professional. Beyond the practicalities of easy construction and low initial output and ongoing ownership costs, he was drawn to the... more...
Learn how to add new rooms to your home without adding on. This book takes you through the entire remodeling process, from assessing the unfinished space and planning the project to framing new walls and installing trim. You’ll find dozens of building projects that show, step-by-step, how to convert unused square footage into comfortable living space.   Including... more...
This book is a wide-ranging collection of essays about different aspects of the society of southern Italy and Sicily from the eleventh through to the thirteenth centuries. Of the eleven contributors, seven are from Continental Europe, most of whom have never before published in English. The volume devotes particular attention to the evolution of the social structure, to regional differences, the Church, and to the position of Greek and Arabic... more...
This volume analyses Robert of Naples' policies and image in the context of larger shifts in rulership from the Middle Ages to the early modern period. Treating kingship as a joint enterprise of king and court, it draws on an interdisciplinary range of sources from chronicles, sermons, popular poetry and works of art to diplomatic and archival records, to reassess the major issues of his reign and underscore the importance of image-making and... more...
[Read by Susan Boyce and Lloyd James] STUFFology 101 is for those us who want to get the clutter out of our lives without being featured on reality TV. We can still use our bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen, but we harbor secrets. Do you race around to pick up piles when someone's at the door? Do you close the door to hide your stuff in the spare room? Do you still have boxes to unpack from your last move a dozen... more...
This volume deals with norms relating to trade and price expressed in handbooks designed for the education of confessors or as aids in the confessional. Parts 1 and 2 trace the development of such norms from the earliest times to the Reformation. Some 90 penitential handbooks are analyzed, with biographical sketches of the authors. Part 3 provides a general overview of penitential trade and price doctrine with emphasis on the late major Italian summas... more...
This #1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing. Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles? Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level,... more...
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