Cry to Heaven

Cry to Heaven

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The Janissary Tree (Yashim the Eunuch #1)

The Janissary Tree (Yashim the Eunuch #1)

Jason Goodwin has unleashed his talent on a series of mysteries set in nineteenth century Istanbul and starring the unlikeliest and most engaging of detectives Yashim the eunuch The Janissary Tree is the first in the series, and the year is 1836 Europe is modernizing, and the sultan of the Otto

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The Persian Boy (Alexander the Great, #2)

The Persian Boy (Alexander the Great, #2)

It takes skill to depict, as Miss Renault has done, this half man, half Courtesan who is so deeply in love with the warrior The Atlantic MonthlyThe Persian Boy traces the last years of Alexander s life through the eyes of his lover, Bagoas Abducted and gelded as a boy, Bagoas was sold as a court

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Eunuchs and Castrati: A Cultural History

Eunuchs and Castrati: A Cultural History

This fascinating study of eunuchs guides readers as they travel through various lands and periods, familiarizing themselves with the duties and responsibilities, the unspeakable torments and the passions and joys of these individuals Eunuchs were not simply bedchamber attendants, as the Greek term

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The Manly Masquerade: Masculinity, Paternity, and Castration in the Italian Renaissance

The Manly Masquerade: Masculinity, Paternity, and Castration in the Italian Renaissance

The Manly Masquerade unravels the complex ways men were defined as men in Renaissance Italy through readings of a vast array of sixteenth and seventeenth century evidence medical and travel literature theology law myth conduct books and plays, chivalric romances, and novellas by authors inclu

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Farinelli: Le Castrat Des Lumieres

Farinelli: Le Castrat Des Lumieres

Au XVIIIe si cle, ge d or de l op ra, un chanteur domina toutes les sc nes de th tre le castrat Farinelli Originaire du sud de l Italie, form Naples, il se produisit Vienne et Londres avant d tre appel Madrid o il resta vingt deux ans, chantant pour le roi Philippe V puis pour son f

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The Castrato: Reflections on Natures and Kinds

The Castrato: Reflections on Natures and Kinds

The Castrato is the first book to explore in depth why innumerable boys were castrated for singing between the mid sixteenth and late nineteenth centuries It shows that although the practice formed the foundation of Western classical singing, it was birthed from an unlikely and historically unique

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Modern Castrato: Gaetano Guadagni and the Coming of a New Operatic Age

Modern Castrato: Gaetano Guadagni and the Coming of a New Operatic Age

The Modern Castrato Gaetano Guadagni and the Coming of a New Operatic Age chronicles the career of the most significant castrato of the second half of the eighteenth century Through a coincidence of time and place, Gaetano Guadagni was on the forefront of the heroic opera reform, and many forward

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The Castrato and His Wife

The Castrato and His Wife

The opera singer Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci was one of the most famous celebrities of the eighteenth century Mozart and Bach both composed for him He was nothing less than a rock star of his day, with a massive female following He was also a castrato Ranging from the salons of princes and the gr

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The Gendering of Men, 1600-1750: Volume 2, Queer Articulations

The Gendering of Men, 1600-1750: Volume 2, Queer Articulations

The queer man s mode of embodiment his gestural and vocal style, his posture and gait, his occupation of space remembers a political history To gesture with the elbow held close to the body, to affect a courtly lisp, or to set an arm akimbo with the hand turned back on the hip is to cite a history

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World of the Castrati: The History of an Extraordinary Operatic Phenomenon

World of the Castrati: The History of an Extraordinary Operatic Phenomenon

Patrick Barbier s entertaining and authoritative book is the first full study of the subject in the context of the baroque period Covering the lives of than sixty singers from the end of the sixteenth century to the nineteenth, he blends history and anecdote as he examines their social origins

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Angels and Monsters: Male and Female Sopranos in the Story of Opera, 1600-1900

Angels and Monsters: Male and Female Sopranos in the Story of Opera, 1600-1900

A riveting history of the early male and female sopranos for whom many of the greatest roles in opera were written During its first two centuries, opera was dominated by sopranos There were male sopranos, or castrati, whose supercharged voices female vocal cords powered by male lungs were capable

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Anatomy of Murder (Crowther and Westerman, #2)

Anatomy of Murder (Crowther and Westerman, #2)

London, 1781 Harriet Westerman anxiously awaits news of her husband, a ship s captain who has been gravely injured in the king s naval battles with France As London s streets seethe with rumor, a body is dragged from the murky waters of the Thames Having gained a measure of fame as amateur detec

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Nightingale

Nightingale

The thirst for deliverance and absolution are transformed into explosive flames of forbidden passion when a mysteriously charismatic masked man encounters a brilliant and handsome composer Their lives are intertwined with those of two others, and only the ultimate sacrifice will satisfy the greedy

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