The Queen s Prophet

The Queen s Prophet

Inspired by Velázquez's baroque masterpiece, Las Meninas, The Queen's Prophet is an imagined account of the dwarfess Maribarbola of Spain (featured prominently in Velázquez's painting) and her struggle for survival and self-determination ...

Author: Dawn Patitucci

Publisher: Turner

ISBN: 1683366824

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Inspired by Vel�zquez's baroque masterpiece, Las Meninas, The Queen's Prophet is an imagined account of the dwarfess Maribarbola of Spain (featured prominently in Vel�zquez's painting) and her struggle for survival and self-determination at a time when dwarfs were kept by aristocracy as pets, prophets, and good luck charms. When the Countess of Walther dies at her German estate, her loyal dwarfess Maria-Barbara is forced to work as a prophet for a traveling magician, who betrays her by selling her to the Queen of Spain. At the royal court in Madrid, Mari finds herself in a bizarre, enchanted world, a society culturally splendid but intellectually isolated. There she becomes Maribarbola, prophet to the Queen, and, her survival at stake, endeavors to outsmart the Spaniards. Mari's wits and loyalties are tested as she becomes embroiled in palace intrigue alongside the politically embattled Queen. When Mari's carefully schemed prophecies dazzle all of Spain, she and the Queen climb to dizzying heights of power, a place as intoxicating as it is dangerous. But even as Mari survives and thrives at the Spanish court, the loss of identity she suffers from living a lie makes her question whether she is really surviving at all.
Categories: Fiction

The Queen of False Prophets

The Queen of False Prophets

I hate deception , and my sympathy goes out to its victims . Deception is the most valued capital stock of the false prophet . Reuben Lee Brown Nacogdoches , Texas THE QUEEN OF FALSE PROPHETS Ever since the beginning of.

Author: Reuben Lee Brown

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89067290130

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Page: 31

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Queens Eunuchs and Concubines in Islamic History 661 1257

Queens  Eunuchs and Concubines in Islamic History  661 1257

Muhammad and his Harem in Early Islam The Prophet said, 'I was one of the feeblest men when it came to lovemaking with women. That changed when Allah gave me al-Kafit. The angel Gabriel gave it to me. From then onward, when I needed it, ...

Author: Taef El-Azhari

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474423199

Category: History

Page: 472

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Drawing on specific historical case studies and events, this book looks at the role of women, mothers, wives, eunuchs, concubines, qahramans and atabegs in the dynamics and manipulation of medieval Islamic politics.
Categories: History

History of Mary Stuart Queen of Scots

History of Mary Stuart  Queen of Scots

The conversation fell upon the Holy Scripture and on the prophets , “ At least , ” said Lethington , “ when the prophets raise their voice they speak nothing against kings in special , and yet your continual cry is : ' The Queen's ...

Author: Joseph Adolphe Petit

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112107850734

Category: Scotland

Page: 349

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Categories: Scotland

Lives of the Queens of England of the House of Hanover

Lives of the Queens of England of the House of Hanover

She was an inimitable flatterer , and in this way she fooled her victim to “ the very top of his bent . ... Islâm . A fashion alleged to have been adopted by Madame von Platen is recalled to memory by this matter of the prophet's robe .

Author: Dr. Doran (John)

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:319510020447704

Category: Queens

Page: 460

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Categories: Queens

Lives of the Queens of England from the Norman Conquest

Lives of the Queens of England  from the Norman Conquest

Bentin there deliberately averred that it was best only to allow the princess Mary to take the rank of queenconsort , and not of queen - regnant . When the gouty patient heard this opinion , he became so excessively excited ...

Author: Agnes Strickland

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HXQCLW

Category: Queens

Page:

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Categories: Queens

Biographical Sketches of the Queens of Great Britain from the Norman Conquest to the Reign of Victoria

Biographical Sketches of the Queens of Great Britain from the Norman Conquest to the Reign of Victoria

No prophetess , nor the daughter of a prophet am I ; yet grief urges me to say many things ; but these words have escaped me , which that grief suggested , and they are written interrupted by sighs , and with a soul absorbed in woe !

Author: Mary Botham Howitt

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293100996754

Category: Great Britain

Page: 516

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Categories: Great Britain

Queen of Prophets

Queen of Prophets

Explores the significance of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Medjugorje and discusses how they relate to Christian traditions and the modern world

Author: Dudley Plunkett

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0385421524

Category: Religion

Page: 114

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Explores the significance of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Medjugorje and discusses how they relate to Christian traditions and the modern world
Categories: Religion