By Carey Fleiner, Elena Woodacre
This assortment addresses royal motherhood throughout Europe, from either the medieval and Early sleek classes, together with (in)famous and not-so-famous royal moms. The essays during this assortment demonstrate the complexities and the subtleties inherent within the function of royal moms and demanding situations those conventional stereotypes. the amount offers a clean re-examination of those girls, from those that were given a virtually saintly prestige to those that struggled opposed to modern chronicles and propaganda that perpetuated the stereotypes linked to ‘bad mothers’– those specific photos of saintliness and wickedness have endured correct into the fashionable period. This sequence of exciting case reviews finds how royal moms have been perceived by means of their contemporaries and explores the incentive for the ways that they're depicted in sleek pop culture. Taken including the significant other quantity, Royal moms and their Ruling teenagers, this assortment sheds new gentle at the very important and difficult position of moms in the framework of monarchy and on the epicenter of power.
By Stanley M. Burstein
Клеопа́тра VII Филопа́тор (др.-греч. Κλεοπάτρα Φιλοπάτωρ, sixty nine — 30 гг. до н. э.) — последняя царица эллинистического Египта из македонской династии Птолемеев (Лагидов).Прославлена благодаря драматической истории любви к римскому полководцу Марку Антонию, покончила жизнь самоубийством, чтобы не стать пленницей первого римского императора Октавиана Августа. Клеопатра стала одним из наиболее популярных античных персонажей в кинофильмах и литературных произведениях.
By Janus Adams
All through heritage, African American girls have tapped hidden assets of power and idea to overcome very unlikely odds. we have now continued via risky instances. now we have nurtured households, enjoyed wisdom, and pursued goals as quite a few and diverse because the ladies who dreamed them. alongside the best way, we now have solid new identities, fought for human rights, and made background.
Now Janus Adams provide you with a regular invitation to percentage during this life-affirming legacy. In those pages, you will find well-known and unsung sisters who've contributed to our energy. every one has a brand new tale to inform, and every day is a brand new chance to understand their important presents of motivation and compassion. listed here are 365 uplifting meditations on braveness, bold, and resistance that deliver us priceless reminders of ways actual ladies in genuine times-from Harriet Tubman, to aviator Bessie Coleman, to Wild West legend ''Stagecoach Mary,'' to world-renowned author Maya Angelou-created a greater lifestyle for themselves and a greater international for others.
In analyzing their tales, we make sure that those ladies stay on-as shining beacons to gentle our personal quests for happier, extra fulfilled lives.
'' all the one year of the 12 months chronicles the triumph of the African-American spirit. those strong and valuable moments in Black heritage should still encourage all people.'' -Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole former president of Spelman university, Anthropologist, and writer, Freedom Days
''A publication to be passed down similar to a relatives Bible-to be learn byfamily member after friend, iteration after generation.'' -Hattie Winston actress, founding member of the Negro Ensemble Company
''I've additional Freedom Days to my morning ritual of inspirational reading.'' -Fort worthy Star-Telegram
''Adams's inventiveness and prepared mind's eye are outstanding. . . . there's no method you will positioned this publication down, as soon as having begun trying to find own connections to 'our' days and months.'' -Carol Taylor manhattan urban solar
By Judith N. McArthur
Winner, Liz wood worker Award For study within the historical past of girls, Texas nation ancient organization, 2010
Texas ladies broke obstacles in the course of the 20th century, profitable the appropriate to vote, increasing their entry to better schooling, coming into new professions, engaging totally in civic and political lifestyles, and making plans their households. but those significant achievements have rarely been well-known in histories of twentieth-century Texas. against this, Texas via Women's Eyes deals a desirable evaluation of women's reports and achievements within the 20th century, with an inclusive specialise in rural girls, working-class ladies, and ladies of color.
McArthur and Smith hint the heritage of Texas ladies via 4 eras. They speak about how girls entered the general public sphere to paintings for social reforms and the best to vote through the revolutionary period (1900–1920); how they endured operating for reform and social justice and for higher possibilities in schooling and the staff in the course of the nice melancholy and international battle II (1920–1945); how African American and Mexican American ladies fought for hard work and civil rights whereas Anglo ladies laid the basis for two-party politics in the course of the postwar years (1945–1965); and the way second-wave feminists (1965–2000) promoted assorted and infrequently competing pursuits, together with passage of the equivalent Rights modification, reproductive freedom, gender fairness in activities, and the increase of the hot correct and the Republican party.
By Gaby Halberstam
Noor Khan used to be a pacifist, an Indian Muslim, a poet and kid's writer. in the course of WWII she joined the particular Operations govt and was once despatched to Nazi-occipied France as a instant operator, transmitting very important mystery messages. whilst her community was once damaged and her colleagues captured via the Nazis, she refused to desert what had develop into an important and unsafe submit in France, because the final hyperlink among London and Paris. She was once achieved in Dachau in 1944 after being betrayed to the Nazis, and was once posthumously offered the George pass and Croix de Guerre.
The striking tale of a real British hero.
By Karen L. Kilcup
The Memoirs show a desirable and complicated 19th-century woman—an artist, tune instructor, storyteller, accomplice slave proprietor, Washington socialite, spouse of a white railroad government, widow, and mom of the 1st local American U.S. Senator, Robert L. Owen, Jr. Her writings interpret the historical past of the tribe and describe the cultural upheaval of the Cherokees relocating west. They additionally provide a glimpse into antebellum, Civil warfare, and Reconstruction American life.
This version presents a wealth of heritage info together with a biographical preface, chronology of Owen's existence, family tree, and textual footnotes. furthermore, an introductory essay locations the Memoirs within the context of Owen's predecessors and contemporaries, together with Cherokee cultural and literary culture, the bigger Indian historical/literary context, and women's writing of the past due nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
By Debbie Morris
Discover the genuine which means of Being Blessed
It’s hard being a girl. The calls for and expectancies folks, and people we position on ourselves, might be overwhelming. whereas attempting to navigate this factor referred to as “life,” have you longed for an in depth good friend, confidant, or mentor to stroll along you and inspire you in Biblical womanhood? Debbie Morris did. And but at the same time a tender minister’s spouse, she stumbled on herself with no anyone to fill this all-important position. So she became to the Bible. Biblical ladies equivalent to Eve, Sarah, and Miriam had continually involved her. yet now in addition they turned her buddies, sisters, and lecturers. via their tales, the Holy Spirit printed how their lives—both joys and struggles—weren’t that a lot diversified from ours at the present time and the way they could train girls this day to be a grace-filled, life-giving girl of God.
In The Blessed Woman, Debbie invitations you to benefit from those girls in addition. As she stocks her personal tales and the tales of discerning ladies within the Bible, she addresses themes akin to overcoming lack of confidence, discovering function, developing priorities, letting pass, and ready. The Blessed Woman reminds us how God longs for each girl to event His tenderness—and to understand the genuine that means of being blessed.
By Virginia Van Der Veer Hamilton
Reared amid liberal intellectuals and writers in Birmingham, Alabama, in the course of the nice melancholy, the writer expected that, like her Wellesley-educated mom, her future will be that of full-time spouse and homemaker. in its place, international struggle II afforded her the chance to turn into a "girl reporter," a profession hitherto closed to all yet a number of ladies. Her journalistic beat incorporated not just Alabama but in addition Washington, D.C., the nation's nerve heart. At war's finish, rather than "retiring" as did so much middle-class girls, she persisted her journalistic occupation after which effectively moved into one other male fiefdom--the American professorate.
Hamilton, in statement interspersed all through this selection of her essays and information tales, displays at the significant adjustments that experience taken position in her local South throughout the process the twentieth century: a rural zone changing into urbanized, Democrats rising overtly as Republicans, felony segregation giving approach to academic and political segregation, and the digital disappearance of white southern liberalism.
On a private point, Hamilton notes social mores of the early and mid-20th century that experience turn into heavily endangered or have vanished from the yank scene: virginal brides, lifelong marriages, critical analyzing, day-by-day newspapers, educate commute, and kinfolk pilgrimages to historical sites.
Virginia Van der Veer Hamilton is Professor of background Emerita from the collage of Alabama at Birmingham.
By Leonora Neville
Byzantine princess Anna Komnene is understood for 2 issues: plotting to homicide her brother to usurp the throne, and writing the Alexiad, an epic historical past of her father Alexios I Komnenos (1081-1118) that may be a key historic resource for the period of the 1st Crusade. Anna Komnene: the lifestyles and Work of a Medieval Historian investigates the connection among Anna's self-presentation within the Alexiad and the tale of her bloodthirsty ambition. It starts via asking why girls didn't write historical past in Anna's society, what cultural ideas Anna broke by way of doing so, and the way Anna attempted to reply to these demanding situations in her writing. some of the idiosyncrasies and surprises of Anna's Alexiad are pushed by way of her efforts to be perceived as either an exceptional historian and a great lady. those new interpretations of Anna's authorial character then spark a radical re-thinking of the normal tale which defines Anna's existence by means of the failure of her intended political objectives. the second one half this paintings stories the medieval resources with clean eyes and re-establishes Anna's basic id as an writer and highbrow instead of as a failed conspirator.
By Karen Schneider
Loving Arms examines the war-related writings of 5 British girls whose works discover the connections between gender, struggle, and story-telling. whereas no longer the 1st examine to narrate the themes of gender and struggle, it's the first inside a turning out to be physique of feedback to concentration particularly on British tradition in the course of and after international battle II.
Evoking the recognized "St. Crispin's Day" speech from Henry V after which her personal father's account of being moved to tears on V-J Day simply because he were too younger to struggle, Karen Schneider posits that the warfare tale has a far-reaching efficiency. She admits―perhaps for all of us―that such tales "had powerfully formed my awareness in methods i couldn't thoroughly resist."
How a narrative is narrated and by way of whom are concerns of no small significance. As greatly outlined and accredited, conflict tales are men's tales. If we're to listen to an "other" tale of battle, then we needs to hearken to the tales ladies inform. some of the conflict tales written by way of girls insist that warfare isn't the situation of fellows yet really the of humanity, starting with kinfolk among the sexes.
For the 5 girls whose paintings is tested in Loving Arms―Stevie Smith, Katharine Burdekin, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bowen, and Doris Lessing―this latter element used to be quite suitable. Their positions as girls inside a patriarchal, militarist tradition that was once externally threatened by way of an brazenly fascist one ended in an acute ambivalence, says Schneider. although all 5 ladies perceived the warfare from considerably various views, every one in her personal manner uncovered and critiqued the seductive strength of struggle and struggle tales, with their densely interwoven tropes of masculinity and nationalism. but those writers' conflicting impulses of loyalty to England and resistance to the battle betray their ambivalence.
Loving Arms will curiosity scholars of twentieth-century British literature and tradition, gender stories, and narratology. Even at the present time, we retain an unabated love affair with the struggle tale. yet except we hearken to what the ladies needed to say fifty years in the past, we're doomed to listen to in basic terms "the standard story."
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