Description : In association with Allentown Art Museum During the period between 1450-1650, gunpowder weapons and new military technologies gradually extinguished the need for knights in shining armor on the battlefield. Strangely enough, this was also the period that witnessed unsurpassed production of elaborate, richly decorated, and superbly crafted suits of armor. Armor became a symbol of status and was worn increasingly for ceremonial purposes. It was even adopted into everyday life and dress, and became prominently and frequently displayed in works of art. Knights in Shining Armor, is a scholarly significant, popularly written, and beautifully illustrated exploration of multiple roles of arms and armor in the Renaissance and Baroque societies. Arms and armor are examined as technological achievements, symbols of fascination and nostalgia for the chivalric ideals of the bygone medieval era, as a means of understanding changes in moral and ethical views of human combat, and as an important source for gauging concepts of gender and class at the time. Principal author, Ida Sinkevi'c , looks at armor as an icon of popular culture, the image-maker that defines the identity of both an individual and a group, and explores social and historical reasons for its fame. Contributory essays by Jeffrey L. Forgeng and Cristina Bauer, James Clifton, and Noelle Ocon reveal fascinating information about the reality and fantasy in representation of arms, the intimate relationship between armor and printmaking, and the impact of scientific analysis on the attribution of the works of art that represent armor. Lavishly illustrated with over one hundred photographs, the book displays major works of many famous artists, such as Rubens, Durer, and Tintoretto, as well as exquisite examples of visually stunning and masterfully crafted suits of armor, helmets, shields, and edged weapons, such as swords and rapiers. A sumptuous and innovative exploration of the arms and armor of the Renaissance and Baroque eras, Knights in Shining Armor: Myth and Reality, 1450-1650 is published to coincide with the landmark exhibition at the Allentown Art Museum curated by Ida Sinkevi'c. Principal author and editor Ida Sinkevi'c is Associate Professor of Art at Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania. She acquired her M.F.A. and a Ph.D. from Princeton University and M.A. from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. She is the author of a number of articles and the book on the twelfth-century Byzantine monument, The Church of St. Panteleimon, Nerezi: Architecture, Programme, Patronage. Ida Sinkevic lectures both in the U.S. and abroad, including France, England, Russia, and Macedonia. She is a recipient of numerous scholarships and grants, including several A.G. Mellon Fellowships. Her current scholarly work explores medieval art and architecture in Mediterranean countries and the residual medieval culture during the Renaissance and beyond.
Description : P.B. Wilson's "Knight in Shining Armor" (more than 150,000 copies sold) lets women know that if they desire true love, they need to prepare themselves mentally, physically, and emotionally...and God will bring their knight in shining armor to them. Readers will discover what they need to change and what should stay the same to make themselves attractive to godly men. Principles taught include-- emotionally healthy women attract emotionally healthy men dating someone in hopes he'll change later is asking for trouble a potential knight's past reveals how he'll act in the future Practical and realistic, this book helps women break free from ineffective behaviors and attitudes to discover God's design for waiting, dating, and choosing a mate.
Description : Fall in love with three knights in shining armor! Knights in Shining Armor is a digital bundle including The Temptress, The Snow White Bride, and The Crusader's Kiss. In The Temptress, Bayard answers the challenge of a new Bride Quest and seeks to win Esmeraude's hand in marriage at his grandmother's insistence. He doesn't expect this mysterious maiden to offer a riddle and a challenge, much less that she will seduce him soundly when they meet. Esmeraude captivates Bayard, which means he will do anything to win her heart—even hunt and conquer the villain determined to claim her by force. In The Snow White Bride, Eleanor seeks refuge at Kinfairlie from the vengeance of her dead husband's brother. A marriage of convenience to Alexander, Laird of Kinfairlie, seems too good an offer to be true. Though Eleanor has learned to be skeptical of men and their promises, Alexander never fails to fulfil his pledge—even when her past catches up with her and she thinks his love is lost forever, Alexander does not disappoint. In The Crusader's Kiss, Anna hopes for the return of the true heir to Haynesdale, believing that all will be well when that man claims the holding again. She never imagines that the handsome knight who defies her expectations could be the heir in disguise, much less that Bartholomew will make all her dreams come true—regardless of the threat to his own survival.Knights in Shining Armor: Three Medieval Romances in one bundle by Claire Delacroix These three Knights in Shining Armor go above and beyond the expectations of their lady loves, to save the day and see love triumphant forevermore!
Description : Abandoned by her lover after a quarrel, Dougless Montgomery is stranded in rural England, but with the sudden appearance of Nicholas Stafford, Earl of Thornwyck--who died centuries ago--a passionate affair begins.
Description : KNIGHTS IN SHINING ARMOR is a story about a young infantry lieutenant and his experiences as a platoon leader while serving in the Korean War. It is through these experiences that we see his emergence from a naive, innocent boy into a man and into a hero. He confronts a series of bizarre situations in combat that demand instant life-or-death decisions. In addition, several unusual events occur in his love life that require an inner strength in order to maintain his sanity and to assume the responsibilities of leadership thrust upon him. The reader can expect to encounter mystery, intrigue, adventure, humor, and incredible romantic episodes within the pages of this unique book embellished with snappy dialogue and written in an exciting, descriptive style.
Description : Jeri, Sue, Bridget, Kathy & Julie have been friends since they were young children and have remained so throughout high school, college, careers, marriages, children and now grandchildren that are on the way. Their common background as well as their strong Catholic Faith cemented their bond. Once a year they gather for a meal or a weekend to nourish their friendship and just to catch up. This year, however they are going to spend the better part of a week together. During this time they begin reminiscing about the days when they were dating (where the word 'turkeys' comes up more than once!) before they met their husbands. There is humor, reflections, strong morals and values, stories, insights, spiritual growth and of course their Catholic Faith reflected in their conversations and activities throughout this memorable week.
Description : The experience of trauma in 14 firefighters, police officers, and paramedics was explored through a self-administered questionnaire and a semi-structured interview. The impact Somatic Experiencing & reg;(SE), a body-centered psychotherapy, was examined in those who continued in the study. Three psychological lenses were used to explicate the experience of trauma: archetypal, self psychological, and psychophysiological. A theme that emerged from the interviews is that the archetypal energy of the hero allows the emergency workers to do their jobs, which involve sacrifice, skill, strength, and courage. The role of emergency service workers provides a psychological armor which consists of assumptions about courage, helping, control, and protection. When a critical incident punctures the armor, making it difficult to stay in the role of rescuer, the workers are more likely to be traumatized. Several developmental themes emerged out of the interviews with the participants, whose childhood histories were strikingly traumatic and difficult. Working in the emergency services field can be seen as a recapitulation of derailments at mirroring and idealizing in childhood. The individuals in this study are more prone to develop PTSD not only because of their exposure to trauma but also because of their childhood histories. The experience of trauma was more deeply understood by exploring the psychophysiological symptoms which the participants were trying to manage consciously and unconsciously. These symptoms were categorized into the four constituents of a traumatic reaction: hyperarousal, constriction, dissociation, and freezing response in association with the experience of helplessness. SE provided dramatic relief from the symptoms of PTSD for all but one of the participants. Most of the participants reported an improved ability to deal with stress both on and off the job, and to love and nurture their significant others. Approximately 80% of the participants noticed a decrease in mood swings, anxiety, amnesia, flashbacks, or intrusive imagery, and an increase in the ability to concentrate.