Artemisia

Autore: Colin W. Wright
Editore: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203303067
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A comprehensive overview of this genus, Artemisia examines all aspects of the herbs uses and applications, its mode of action and clinical importance. Following a comprehensive introduction to the genus, the book discusses the botanical, phytochemical and biological aspects of a number of important species of Artemisis. Considering that the discovery of artemisinin, a highly active antimalarial agent from the Chinese herb A. annua is of considerable importance, this volume devotes several chapters to the traditional uses, cultivation and phytochemistry of this species and to the development of artemisinin-derived antimalarial agents, their mode of action and clinical use.

Artemisia

Autore: Anna Banti
Editore: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803262133
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Artemisia Gentileschi, born in 1598, the daughter of an esteemed painter, taught art in Naples and painted the great women of Roman and biblical history. She could neither read nor write, and she was the reviled victim in a public rape trial, rejected by her father, and later abandoned by her husband. Nevertheless, she was one of the first women in modern times to uphold through her work and deeds the right of women to pursue careers compatible with their talents and on an equal footing with men. This edition features a new introduction by the celebrated critic and writer Susan Sontag. ø Anna Banti, the pen name of Lucia Lopresti, was born in Florence in 1895. Trained as an art historian, she turned to novels, stories, and autobiographical prose in the 1930s. Artemisia, her second novel, published in 1947, is the most acclaimed of the sixteen works of fiction she published during her long life, and is considered a classic of twentieth century Italian literature. Her last, harrowingly confessional novel, A Piercing Cry (Un grido lacerante), appeared in 1981. Banti also wrote art criticism and monographs on painters (Lorenzo Lotto, Fra Angelico, Vel¾zquez, Monet), literary criticism and film reviews, and translated novels by Thackery, Colette, Alain Fournier, and Virginia Woolf. She died in Ronchi di Massa (Tuscanny) in 1985.

The Passion Of Artemisia

Autore: Susan Vreeland
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101200278
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Recently rediscovered by art historians, and one of the few female post-Renaissance painters to achieve fame during her own era, Artemisia Gentileschi led a remarkably "modern" life. Susan Vreeland tells Artemisia's captivating story, beginning with her public humiliation in a rape trial at the age of eighteen, and continuing through her father's betrayal, her marriage of convenience, motherhood, and growing fame as an artist. Set against the glorious backdrops of Rome, Florence, Genoa, and Naples, inhabited by historical characters such as Galileo and Cosimo de' Medici II, and filled with rich details about life as a seventeenth-century painter, Vreeland creates an inspiring story about one woman's lifelong struggle to reconcile career and family, passion and genius.

Artemisia

Autore: Alexandra Lapierre
Editore: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802138576
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In a re-creation of Baroque Italy, Artemisia Gentileschi, one of the Western world's first major women artists, is raped by her father's partner, and refuses to deny the crime, an attitude that ostracizes her from Rome and from her father.

Artemisia Of Caria

Autore: Shirin Yim Bridges
Editore: Goosebottom Books
ISBN: 1937463036
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Artemisia Annua Pharmacology And Biotechnology

Autore: Tariq Aftab
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642410278
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Artemisinin, a sesquiterpene lactone originally extracted from the medicinal plant Artemisia annua L., is an effective antimalarial agent, particularly for multi-drug resistant and cerebral malaria. However, the concentration of artemisinin in the plant is very low. Because the chemical synthesis of artemisinin is complicated and not economically feasible in view of the poor yield of the drug, the intact plant remains the only viable source of artemisinin production. Therefore, it is necessary to increase the concentration of artemisinin in A. annua to reduce the cost of artemisinin based antimalarial drugs. Plant scientists have focused their efforts on A. annua for a higher artemisinin crop yield. With the present volume, we are bringing together the research which is being done on this plant throughout the world and future possibilities for scientists and researchers who want to work on it.

The Artemisia Files

Autore: Mieke Bal
Editore: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226035824
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An early icon of feminist art history, the work of Artemisia Gentileschi has been largely obscured by the sensational details of her life. In this volume the contributors attempt to give a more balanced view & to approach a genuine appreciation of Artemisia's considerable artistic talents.

Artemisia

Autore: Colin W. Wright
Editore: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203303067
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A comprehensive overview of this genus, Artemisia examines all aspects of the herbs uses and applications, its mode of action and clinical importance. Following a comprehensive introduction to the genus, the book discusses the botanical, phytochemical and biological aspects of a number of important species of Artemisis. Considering that the discovery of artemisinin, a highly active antimalarial agent from the Chinese herb A. annua is of considerable importance, this volume devotes several chapters to the traditional uses, cultivation and phytochemistry of this species and to the development of artemisinin-derived antimalarial agents, their mode of action and clinical use.

Artemisia I Furies

Autore: Costas Komborozos
Editore: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530836284
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At night, she hears the voices of vengeance arising from the underworld. The ghosts of murdered women scream out for justice, revisiting the realm of mortals in order to avenge those brutally killed by their own family members. She briefly sees the Furies tearing the bodies of the unjust apart limb by limb. The image of the Furies avenging the dead fills her with horror, rendering her nearly insensate. Artemisia hears the voices of the Furies shred the silence of the night. She is in her adolescence, but the voices call upon her to use her power justly once she becomes queen. Artemisia knows that her father, Lygdamis, is in poor health. She feels that she will imminently inherit his kingdom, but she feels ill-suited for the task of maintaining balance and harmony in Caria and all of Halicarnassus. The voices of the Furies taunt her, telling her that she must relinquish all her pampered youth in order to become the vehicle for justice. One night, Artemisia awoke and saw a shape in her room. The shape appeared as a woman. Then she saw the shape dissolve in the darkness of the night. When she falls asleep again, the voice speaks. "Artemisia, become justice. Become vengeance." Then she sees the Furies torturing people in the underworld. These people had committed various injustices. Artemisia tries to awake, but the voices mock her. "She is not ready yet, Alecto. She is a spoiled little girl." Then one of the other Furies speaks. It is Tisiphone. "You're right. The little girl is not yet ready to become queen." Then Megaera speaks. "What a waste of riches. This girl could have been so much more. Let her precious royalty slip away from a greater purpose. She is not fit for it after all. She is but a docile wretch wasting her youth. Poor little Artemisia." After a few moments, Artemisia feels the voices numbing her mind. The voices overwhelm her. "Stop it! Stop!!!" she screams out. The voices laugh. The laughter echoes loudly in her mind. "Leave me alone!" Artemisia shouts. The voices continue to mock her, but then they are gone. Artemisia opens her eyes. She still feels the mocking presence of the Furies, whose voices partly linger in her mind. Then Alecto's voice returns. "Your father will die and you will be queen. But you will become queen only so that you can kill Xerxes. That is your destiny! Kill the one who has slaughtered vast multitudes! Avenge those he killed! Artemisia, become vengeance. Become justice!" Then the voice is gone. She knows that she will become queen, but she wonders whether she must listen to the Furies. Artemisia peers into the darkness. She feels that a dark future awaits her. Artemisia's eyes glow darkly in the night, reflecting horizon after horizon of war's black longing. A flicker of bloodlust flowed through her, feeling the voices of the Furies spurring her on towards a red dimness unforeseen.