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An Evil Eye

An Evil Eye ebook ISBN: 9781429958875
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
Author: Jason Goodwin
Number of Pages: 304 
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From the Edgar® Award–winning author of The Janissary Tree comes the fourth and most captivating Investigator Yashim mystery yet! It takes a writer of prodigious talents to conjure the Istanbul of the Ottoman Empire in all its majesty. In three previous novels, Jason Goodwin has taken us on stylish, suspenseful, and vibrant excursions into its exotic territory. Now, in An Evil Eye, the mystery of Istanbul runs deeper than ever before. It's 1839, and the admiral of the Ottoman fleet has defected to the Egyptians. It's up to the intrepid Investigator Yashim to uncover the man's motives. Of course, Fevzi Ahmet is no stranger to Yashim—it was Fevzi who taught the investigator his craft years ago. He's the only man whom Yashim has ever truly feared: ruthless, cruel, and unswervingly loyal to the sultan. So what could have led Yashim's former mentor to betray the Ottoman Empire? Yashim's search draws him into the sultan's seraglio, a well-appointed world with an undercurrent of fear, ambition, and deep-seated superstition. When the women of the sultan's orchestra begin inexplicably to grow ill and die, Yashim discovers that the admiral's defection may be rooted somewhere in the torturous strictures of the sultan's harem. No one knows more about the Ottoman Empire and Istanbul than Jason Goodwin, of whom Janet Maslin wrote in The New York Times: "Mr. Goodwin uses rich historical detail to elevate the books in this series . . . far above the realm of everyday sleuthing."

Cast an Evil Eye

Cast an Evil Eye ebook ISBN: 1466921110
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Author: Ruthe Ogilvie
Number of Pages: 188 
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In this third book of the Stuart Trilogy, the story of the family of Lord Jay and Lady Hilary Stuart rushes to a new level of intrigue. As the daughter of Count and Countess Francois and Cameron Dubonnet and granddaughter of Lord Jay and Lady Hilary, the world has high expectation for Courtney Stuart Dubonnet. Shes just put herself on the stage as the author of a new musical that is charming Broadway audiences. But the joy delivered by rave reviews is tainted by another story in the morning paper: two murderers have just been released from prison. And now, theyre after revenge. Theres a disturbing link between the playwright and the killersand as a result, Courtneys world is about to change forever. What follows is an exhilarating tale of love suborned by the evil influence of a master hypnotist. As her life races between New York and Switzerland, Courtney must truly keep her wits about her if she hopes to survive. She must overcome the siren entreaties of a master criminal, face life and death in a Swiss blizzard at the hands of an immoral kidnapper, and endeavor to find true love among the admirers and imposters that populate the trendy watering holes of Europe and the United States. Will Courtney be able to discover her true love and unmask the evil manipulator in time? The future of the Stuart line hangs in the balance.

The Evil Eye

The Evil Eye ebook ISBN: 9780299133344
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Author: Alan Dundes
Number of Pages: 318 
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The evil eye—the power to inflict illness, damage to property, or even death simply by gazing at or praising someone—is among the most pervasive and powerful folk beliefs in the Indo-European and Semitic world. It is also one of the oldest, judging from its appearance in the Bible and in Sumerian texts five thousand years old. Remnants of the superstition persist today when we drink toasts, tip waiters, and bless sneezers. To avert the evil eye, Muslim women wear veils, baseball players avoid mentioning a no-hitter in progress, and traditional Jews say their business or health is "not bad" (rather than "good"). Though by no means universal, the evil eye continues to be a major factor in the behavior of millions of people living in the Mediterranean and Arab countries, as well as among immigrants to the Americas. This widespread superstition has attracted the attention of many scholars, and the twenty-one essays gathered in this book represent research from diverse perspectives: anthropology, classics, folklore studies, ophthalmology, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, sociology, and religious studies. Some essays are fascinating reports of beliefs about the evil eye, from India and Iran to Scotland and Slovak-American communities; others analyze the origin, function, and cultural significance of this folk belief from ancient times to the present day. Editor Alan Dundes concludes the volume by proffering a comprehensive theoretical explanation of the evil eye. Anyone who has ever knocked on wood to ward off misfortune will enjoy this generous sampling of evil eye scholarship, and may never see the world through the same eyes again.

The Evil Eye in the Bible and in Rabbinic Literature

The Evil Eye in the Bible and in Rabbinic Literature ebook ISBN: 9780881254631
Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
Author: Rivka Ulmer
Number of Pages: 213 
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"Dr. Ulmer's book examines this idea in its many permutations in Rabbinic literature. In particular, she examines its origin in people's negative emotions and its effects on its victims in many phases of life in causing death and sickness, for example, or its role in sexual transgression, etc. The Angel of Death is depicted as having many eyes, and early Jewish mystical literature depicts angels in general as covered with eyes. On the other hand, the "good eye" has many positive meanings, and these are discussed as well."--BOOK JACKET. "Dr. Ulmer's study provides the reader with a complete "view" of the numerous symbolic meanings which this most important sense organ has been given in Jewish culture."--BOOK JACKET.

Beware the Evil Eye Volume 4

Beware the Evil Eye Volume 4 ebook ISBN: 1498230725
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Author: John H. Elliott
Number of Pages: 242 
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This first full-scale study of the Evil Eye in the Bible and the biblical communities has traced in four volumes evidence of Evil Eye belief and practice in the ancient world from Mesopotamia (c. 3000 BCE) to Late Roman Antiquity (c. 600 CE). The fourth and final volume considers the literary and material evidence of the unabated thriving of Evil Eye belief and practice in Israel following the destruction of the Jerusalem temple in 70 CE (chapter 1) and in early Christianity (chapter 2) through Late Antiquity (500-600 CE), with a brief reference to Evil Eye lore in early Islam. Numerous cross-references relate the subject matter of this volume to that of the previous three. A concluding Epilogue (chapter 3) offers some final thoughts on this survey of Evil Eye belief and practice in antiquity and their role in conceptualizing and combatting the pernicious forces of evil in daily life. Beside presenting the first full-scale monograph on the Evil Eye in the Bible and the biblical communities (volumes 3 and 4), the volumes summarize a century of research since the milestone two-volume study of Siegfried Seligmann, Der bose Blick und Verwandtes (1910), and they describe the ecological, historical, social, and cultural contexts within which the biblical texts are best understood. Throughout the study, the Evil Eye in antiquity is treated not as an instance of vulgar superstition or deluded magic, but as a physiological, psychological, and moral phenomenon whose operation was deemed explicable on rational grounds.

Beware the Evil Eye Volume 3

Beware the Evil Eye Volume 3 ebook ISBN: 1532601034
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Author: John H. Elliott
Number of Pages: 378 
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The Evil Eye is mentioned repeatedly throughout the Old Testament, Israel's parabiblical writings, and New Testament, with a variety of terms and expressions. The Old Testament (Greek Septuagint) contains no less than fourteen text segments involving some twenty explicit references to the Evil Eye (Deut 15:9; 28:54, 56; Prov 23:6; 28:22; Tob 4:7, 16; Sir 14:3, 6, 8, 9, 10; 18:18; 31:13; 37:11; Wis 4:12; 4 Macc 1:26; 2:15; Ep Jer 69/70). At least three further texts are also likely implied references to an Evil Eye (1 Sam 2:29, 32; 18:9), with some other texts as more distant possibilities. The Evil Eye is mentioned also in the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the writings of Philo and Josephus--all of which are discussed in the following pages. Evil Eye belief and practice continued in the early Jesus movement. Jesus mentions the Evil Eye on more than one occasion (Matt 6:22-23; Luke 11:33-36; Mark 7:22). Paul makes explicit and implicit mention of the Evil Eye in his letter to the Galatians (3:1; 4:12-20). Possible implicit references to the Evil Eye are also examined. Both the common and the distinctive features of biblical Evil Eye belief are identified, along with its operation on multiple levels (biological/physiological, psychological, economic, social, and moral) and its serving a variety of purposes. The numerous references to the Evil Eye in Israel's rabbinic writings and those of postbiblical Christianity (second-sixth centuries CE), together with the material evidence from this period, are examined in volume 4.

Beware the Evil Eye Volume 2

Beware the Evil Eye Volume 2 ebook ISBN: 1498273661
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Author: John H. Elliott
Number of Pages: 370 
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In the present volume, Elliott addresses the most extensive sources of Evil Eye belief in antiquity--the cultures of Greece and Rome. In this period, features of the belief found in Mesopotamian and Egyptian sources are expanded to the point where an "Evil Eye belief complex" becomes apparent. This complex of features associated with the Evil Eye--human eye as key organ of information, eye as active not passive, eye as channel of emotion and dispositions, especially envy, arising in the heart, possessors, victims, defensive strategies, and amulets--is essential to an understanding of the literary references to the Evil Eye. This volume, along with chapter 2 of volume 1, sets and illuminates the context for examining Evil Eye belief and practice in the Bible and the biblical communities (the focus of volume 3).

Sherlock Holmes and The Case of The Evil Eye

Sherlock Holmes and The Case of The Evil Eye ebook ISBN: 1780924097
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Author: Don Emigh
Number of Pages: 21 
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A member of the London Chess Club has dropped dead during a game, supposedly of a heart attack. An officer of the Club believes he was murdered by his opponent's evil eye. Holmes finds that his death was not caused by an evil eye, but -- was it or was it not poisoned jelly beans?

The Evil Eye

The Evil Eye ebook ISBN: 1173242627
Publisher: Рипол Классик
Author: F.T. Elworthy
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The Evil Eye, Or, The Black Spector The Works of William Carleton, Volume One

The Evil Eye, Or, The Black Spector The Works of William Carleton, Volume One ebook ISBN: 3847204661
Publisher: tredition
Author: William Carleton
Number of Pages: 423 
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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

The Evil Eye

The Evil Eye ebook ISBN: 9780486434377
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Author: Frederick Thomas Elworthy
Number of Pages: 471 
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Classic text describes many afflictions said to result from being "stared at" — as observed from the days of the ancient Egyptians up to the late 19th century. Descriptions of gestures, charms, incantations, and other protective acts used to ward off power of the "evil eye." 199 illustrations.

Castle St. Angelo

Castle St. Angelo ebook ISBN:
Publisher:
Author: William Wetmore Story
Number of Pages: 238 
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The Evil Eye

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Publisher:
Author: William Carleton
Number of Pages: 517 
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The Evil Eye

The Evil Eye ebook ISBN: 3849647714
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Number of Pages: 55 
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"The Evil Eye" was published in January of 1829 by Mary Shelley for The Keepsake. The story is set in Albania and takes on a much different feel to the other short stories that Shelley published. The story is centered on its namesake, Dmitri of the Evil Eye, who was a distinguished Albanian citizen, married, and with a happy child. He returned home from a trip to find that his home has been ransacked, his wife had been killed and his daughter had been kidnapped. Such a traumatizing discovery drives him into a life of crime, becoming a renowned robber and criminal greatly feared throughout Albania. During one of his revengeful adventures, Dmitri is critically wounded, but is found and nursed back to life by a man named Katushius Ziani. In return for his life, Dmitri promised loyalty to Ziani ... (courtesy of mary-shelley-wikia.com)

The Evil Eye

The Evil Eye ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Random House (UK)
Author: Guy Lyon Playfair
Number of Pages: 190 
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Television-watching has become an everyday activity in Britain, but according to the author, few viewers give the activity much thought. This study examines the effects of the medium on our lives, our views and on children. It also examines the effects of television violence on society.

Melville, Shame, and the Evil Eye

Melville, Shame, and the Evil Eye ebook ISBN: 9780791432792
Publisher: SUNY Press
Author: Joseph Adamson
Number of Pages: 348 
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This study offers a complex analysis of the psychodynamic role of shame in Melville's work, with detailed readings of Moby-Dick, Pierre, and "Billy Budd". Its concrete application of the rich analytic framework supplied by work of such theorists as Heinz Kohut, Leon Wurmser, Silvan Tomkins, and Donald Nathanson implicitly challenges the contemporary reliance on an often abstract poststructuralist model of psychoanalysis.

The Evil Eye

The Evil Eye ebook ISBN: 1465548076
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Author: Theophile Gautier
Number of Pages: 210 
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The New Testament World

The New Testament World ebook ISBN: 9780664222956
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Author: Bruce J. Malina
Number of Pages: 256 
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A classroom standard for two decades, The New Testament World: Insights from Cultural Anthropology has introduced students to both the New Testament and the social-scientific study of the New Testament. This revised and expanded third edition offers new chapters on envy and the Jesus movement, updates chapters from earlier editions, augments the bibliography, and offers student study questions.

Stalking the Evil Eye

Stalking the Evil Eye ebook ISBN: 1450084095
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: Richard Jay
Number of Pages: 256 
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Charlie Zorn, a new age private investigator, arrives upon the scene in the pages of Stalking the Evil Eye. Zorn has two cases to resolve: In one, he has armed conflicts with Ojo, the Evil Eye, a Colombian killer who aims to harm Zorn's attractive client.In his other case, Zorn encounters lethal resistance from the mob, while he probes for the method used that enables corporate securities fraud. A feverish pace keeps the reader on edge as P.I. Zorn presses forward to resolve these deadly cases. The expected thrilling climax does not disappoint.