Doctor Antonio

Autore: Giovanni Ruffini
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Autore: Moderata (Modesta Pozzo) Fonte
Editore: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226256790
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The first original chivalric poem written by an Italian woman, Floridoro imbues a strong feminist ethos into a hypermasculine genre. Dotted with the usual characteristics—dark forests, illusory palaces, enchanted islands, seductive sorceresses—Floridoro is the story of the two greatest knights of a bygone age: the handsome Floridoro, who risks everything for love, and the beautiful Risamante, who helps women in distress while on a quest for her inheritance. Throughout, Moderata Fonte (1555–92) vehemently defends women’s capacity to rival male prowess in traditionally male-dominated spheres. And her open criticism of women’s lack of education is echoed in the plights of various female characters who must depend on unreliable men. First published in 1581, Floridoro remains a vivacious and inventive narrative by a singular poet.


Autore: Alberto Moravia
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Wildlife Of The Okavango

Autore: Duncan Butchart
Editore: Struik
ISBN: 9781868725380
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A remarkable variety of animals and plants occur in the magnificent wilderness region surrounding the Okavango Delta.


Autore: Ruth Mazo Karras
Editore: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 081220641X
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The Middle Ages are often viewed as a repository of tradition, yet what we think of as traditional marriage was far from the only available alternative to the single state in medieval Europe. Many people lived together in long-term, quasimarital heterosexual relationships, unable to marry if one was in holy orders or if the partners were of different religions. Social norms militated against the marriage of master to slave or between individuals of very different classes, or when the couple was so poor that they could not establish an independent household. Such unions, where the protections that medieval law furnished to wives (and their children) were absent, were fraught with danger for women in particular, but they also provided a degree of flexibility and demonstrate the adaptability of social customs in the face of slowly changing religious doctrine. Unmarriages draws on a wide range of sources from across Europe and the entire medieval millennium in order to investigate structures and relations that medieval authors and record keepers did not address directly, either in order to minimize them or because they were so common as not to be worth mentioning. Ruth Mazo Karras pays particular attention to the ways women and men experienced forms of opposite-sex union differently and to the implications for power relations between the genders. She treats legal and theological discussions that applied to all of Europe and presents a vivid series of case studies of how unions operated in specific circumstances to illustrate concretely what we can conclude, how far we can speculate, and what we can never know.

Marriage Litigation In Medieval England

Autore: R. H. Helmholz
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521035620
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This book tells one part of the long history of the institution of marriage. Questions concerning the formation and annulment of marriage came under the exclusive jurisdiction of the church courts during the Middle Ages. Drawing on unpublished records of these courts, Professor Helmholz describes the practical side of matrimonial jurisdiction and relates it to his outline of the formal law of marriage. He investigates the nature of the cases heard, the procedure used, the people involved and changes over the period covered, all of which add to what is known about marriage and legal practice in medieval England. The concluding assessment of canonical jurisdiction over marriage suggests that the application of the law was more successful than is usually thought.

Okavango River

Autore: John Mendelsohn
Editore: Struik
ISBN: 186872963X
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Rivers throughout the world run down to the coast, where their waters join the sea. But the Okavango is different: its waters also flow into a 'sea' but it is a vast sea of dry sand. 'Okavango River: the Flow of a Lifeline' describes its birth, passage and more.


Autore: Chris McIntyre
Editore: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 9781841623085
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A safari in northern Botswana takes the traveller to a wilderness populated almost exclusively by wildlife. Here are the predators and their prey; here, too, are the elephants, the hippos and the astonishing birdlife of the Okavango Delta. This third edition of Bradt's Botswana Safari Guide: Okavango, Kalahari, Chobe Desert provides unrivalled coverage of the region's wildlife, environment and history, as well as a thorough evaluation of when, where and how to go. Accommodation options for all budgets - from lodges to camps and hotels - are fully revised and updatedChris McIntyre is a director of a UK travel company specialising in southern Africa. He travels regularly throughout the region, including extended trips to Botswana.

Marriage In The Western Church

Autore: Philip Lyndon Reynolds
Editore: BRILL
ISBN: 9780391041080
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Author Philip Reynolds examines how marriage acquired a specifically Christian identity in the Latin West during the first millennium after Christ. Beginning with Jesus, everything the Christians did, including getting married, began a process of differentiation. Reynolds offers three themes for theological reflection and interpretation: Jesus teaching, Paul s Letter to the Ephesians, and Paul s justification of marriage as a solution to the problem of sexual desire. Reynolds insights into the Christianization of marriage make this a valuable book at both the scholarly and the practical level.

Medieval Iceland

Autore: Jesse L. Byock
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520069541
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Study of the society and history of Iceland during the Free State period of ca. 930-1260 A.D., using the Sagas as main source of data.