Seven Women

Autore: Eric Metaxas
Editore: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718087887
Grandezza: 45,88 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A beautiful gift edition of this instant classic exclusively for graduates, with a special letter from Eric Metaxas to those entering the next phase of life’s journey. What makes a great woman great? In Seven Women, New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas provides an answer by telling the captivating stories of seven women who changed the course of history and impacted the world in astonishing ways. Teenaged Joan of Arc heard God’s command and led the French army to a mighty victory over the British. Susanna Wesley, the mother of nineteen children, gave the world its most significant evangelist and its greatest hymn-writer, her sons John and Charles. Corrie ten Boom risked her life to hide Dutch Jews from the Nazis in World War II and somehow survived the horrors of a concentration camp, but her greatest feat was her forgiveness of her tormentors years later. And Rosa Parks’s God-given sense of justice and unshakable dignity helped launch the twentieth century’s greatest social movement. Seven Women reveals how the extraordinary women profiled here achieved their greatness, inspiring readers to lives propelled by a call beyond themselves.

Women S Secrets

Autore: Helen Rodnite Lemay
Editore: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791411445
Grandezza: 18,41 MB
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Women’s Secrets provides the first modern translation of the notorious treatise De secretis mulierum, popular throughout the late middle ages and into modern times. The Secrets deals with human reproduction and was written to instruct celibate medieval monks on the facts of life and some of the ways of the universe. However, the book had a much more far-reaching influence. Lemay shows how its message that women were evil, lascivious creatures built on the misogyny of the work’s Aristotelian sources and laid the groundwork for serious persecution of women. Both the content of the treatise and the reputation of its author (erroneously believed to be Albertus Magnus) inspired a few medieval scholars to compose lengthy commentaries on the text, substantial selections from which are included, providing further evidence of how medieval men interpreted science and viewed the female body.

Natural Choices For Women S Health

Autore: Laurie Steelsmith
Editore: Harmony Books
ISBN: 140004796X
Grandezza: 19,27 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Integrating the key features of natural medicine from both the Western tradition and ancient Chinese teachings, a groundbreaking guide to women's health outlines ten crucial components of a woman's health and provides tips on how to maintain peak condition with a variety of natural, nontoxic methods and therapies. Original. 15,000 first printing.

The 12 Secrets Of Highly Creative Women

Autore: Gail McMeekin
Editore: Conari Press
ISBN: 9781573241410
Grandezza: 59,77 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9183
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Revealing how women can break free of societal and psychological barriers, the author uses the examples of Shakti Gawain, Sarah Ban Breathnach, Cathleen Rountree, Chris Madden and other "creatives" to show how to overcome blocks to creativity. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Women Imagination And The Search For Truth In Early Modern France

Autore: Rebecca May Wilkin
Editore: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754661382
Grandezza: 73,62 MB
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Grounded in medical, juridical, and philosophical texts of 16th- and 17th-century France, this study tells the story of how the idea of woman contributed to the emergence of modern science. It challenges scholars to revise deeply held notions regarding the place of women in the early modern search for truth.

Nature S Secrets And The Secrets Of Woman Revealed

Autore: John H. Ruttley
Grandezza: 23,43 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 4772
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A Life In Secrets

Autore: Sarah Helm
Editore: Anchor
ISBN: 0307487474
Grandezza: 51,81 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 5837
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From an award-winning journalist comes this real-life cloak-and-dagger tale of Vera Atkins, one of Britain’s premiere secret agents during World War II. As the head of the French Section of the British Special Operations Executive, Vera Atkins recruited, trained, and mentored special operatives whose job was to organize and arm the resistance in Nazi-occupied France. After the war, Atkins courageously committed herself to a dangerous search for twelve of her most cherished women spies who had gone missing in action. Drawing on previously unavailable sources, Sarah Helm chronicles Atkins’s extraordinary life and her singular journey through the chaos of post-war Europe. Brimming with intrigue, heroics, honor, and the horrors of war, A Life in Secrets is the story of a grand, elusive woman and a tour de force of investigative journalism.

Secrets And Knowledge In Medicine And Science 1500 1800

Autore: Ms Elaine Leong
Editore: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409482391
Grandezza: 19,37 MB
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Secrets played a central role in transformations in medical and scientific knowledge in early modern Europe. As a new fascination with novelty began to take hold from the late fifteenth century, Europeans thirsted for previously unknown details about the natural world: new plants, animals, and other objects from nature, new recipes for medical and alchemical procedures, new knowledge about the human body, and new facts about the way nature worked. These 'secrets' became popular items of commerce and trade, as the quest for new and exclusive bits of information met the vibrant early modern marketplace. Whether disclosed widely in print or kept more circumspect in manuscripts, secrets helped drive an expanding interest in acquiring knowledge throughout early modern Europe. Bringing together international scholars, this volume provides a pan-European and interdisciplinary overview on the topic. Each essay offers significant new interpretations of the role played by secrets in their area of specialization. Chapters address key themes in early modern history and the history of medicine, science and technology including: the possession, circulation and exchange of secret knowledge across Europe; alchemical secrets and laboratory processes; patronage and the upper-class market for secrets; medical secrets and the emerging market for proprietary medicines; secrets and cosmetics; secrets and the body and finally gender and secrets.

Secrets Of Life And Death

Autore: Renate Siebert
Editore: Verso
ISBN: 9781859840238
Grandezza: 20,23 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7383
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Secrets of Life and Death is the first book to focus on women whose lives are entangled in the workings of the mafia. Drawing on courtroom testimonies, interviews, contemporary journalism and recent research, Siebert cuts through the mafia's myth of honouring women to expose the harsh realities for women living with, and fighting against, the mafia. With careful attention to the socio-economic realities of southern Italy, she looks at what it actually means to live in the mafia's shadow. She explores the gains and costs of being a mafia wife in New York or Palermo, probing the emotions underlying women's mafia loyalties and the sexual lure of the mafioso. In vivid and often harrowing detail, Siebert examines women's growing resistance to a culture of death and dangerously intensified masculinity. Alongside the public stories of the wives of murdered judges, policemen and politicians, she places the extraordinary accounts of women who have taken a stand against their own mafia upbringing or have spoken out as witnesses, at enormous personal cost. It is women's courageous initiatives, Siebert shows, which have led to the development of local anti-mafia organizations and recent mass protests in the face of violent intimidation. Poignant and incisive, Secrets of Life and Death breaks the code of silence to tell a story that is both haunting and inspiring.

Sara S Secrets

Autore: Sara Jane Stone
Editore: Author House
ISBN: 1491894881
Grandezza: 75,25 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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This is an enlightening story of a true, behind-the-curtains life. We intended to keep one secret until the end, as you will see below, but it was too late. Sara died. Almost every single word of this book was from Sara's own handwritten script hidden in the last place you would imagine, knowing Sara Jane was afraid of heights.