Women S Secrets

Autore: Helen Rodnite Lemay
Editore: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791411445
Grandezza: 65,75 MB
Formato: PDF
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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.

Secrets Of Women

Autore: Katharine Park
Editore: Zone Books (NY)
ISBN:
Grandezza: 29,20 MB
Formato: PDF
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Women's bodies and the study of anatomy in Italy between the late thirteenth and the mid-sixteenth centuries.

Women S Secrets Men S Muscles Unveiled

Autore: Harold Schulman
Editore: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595611141
Grandezza: 31,18 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 3395
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A complex contentious subject laced with humor, literature, and impelling illustrations, from a physician who has spent his life exploring the subject.

The Little Black Book Of Women S Secrets For Men

Autore: Julia Zed
Editore: Vivid Publishing
ISBN: 0980493471
Grandezza: 35,33 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 2238
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"A fifteen minute infusion of essential knowledge for any man who wants to relate better to a woman."--Provided by publisher.

The Woman S Encyclopedia Of Myths And Secrets

Autore: Barbara G. Walker
Editore: HarperOne
ISBN: 9780062509253
Grandezza: 36,77 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 7937
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Do You Know... where the legend of a cat's nine lives comes from? why "mama" is a word understood in nearly all languages? how the custom of kissing began? whether there really was a female pope? why Cinderella's glass slipper was so important to the Prince? The answers to these and countless other intriguing questions are given in this compulsively readable, feminist encyclopedia. Twenty-five years in preparation, this unique, comprehensive sourcebook focuses on mythology anthropology, religion, and sexuality to uncover precisely what other encyclopedias leave out or misrepresent. The Woman's Encyclopedia presents the fascinating stories behind word origins, legends, superstitions, and customs. A browser's delight and an indispensable resource, it offers 1,350 entries on magic, witchcraft, fairies, elves, giants, goddesses, gods, and psychological anomalies such as demonic possession; the mystical meanings of sun, moon, earth, sea, time, and space; ideas of the soul, reincarnation, creation and doomsday; ancient and modern attitudes toward sex, prostitution, romance, rape, warfare, death and sin, and more. Tracing these concepts to their prepatriarchal origins, Barbara G. Walker explores a "thousand hidden pockets of history and custom in addition to the valuable material recovered by archaeologists, orientalists, and other scholars." Not only a compendium of fascinating lore and scholarship, The Woman's Encyclopedia is a revolutionary book that offers a rare opportunity for both women and men to see our cultural heritage in a fresh light, and draw upon the past for a more humane future.

Sharing Secrets

Autore: Christine Palumbo-DeSimone
Editore: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838638408
Grandezza: 66,49 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Sharing Secrets asserts that nineteenth-century American women's short fiction cannot be fully understood outside of its cultural context, since the intimate world of women's relationships constituted an implicit body of knowledge that informed both the stories and their reading by a nineteenth-century female audience. While focusing primarily on white, native-born writers such as Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, the book incorporates relevant comparisons between middle-class white women's stories and other women's relationship stories such as African-American and working-class women's tales, presenting a way for today's reader to approach these sometimes puzzling works of short fiction.

Bountiful Women

Autore: Bonnie Bernell
Editore: Wildcat Canyon Pr
ISBN: 9781885171474
Grandezza: 39,91 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 107
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Offers helpful advice on how larger women can overcome the modern prejudices about weight and beauty to live a fulfilling, satisfying life, presenting strategies for handling such challenges as tight seating on an airline, judgmental comments about one's size, and more. Original.

Cheatin Heart

Autore: Kim Longinotto
Editore: Serpents Tail
ISBN:
Grandezza: 63,62 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 6166
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'All the stories in this book have the qualities of secrets themselves. Their energy relies on the illicit thrill, the unexpected twist, or the unknown revealed. They are passionate, seductive and exciting and all touch on the forbidden, the feared and the destructive areas of life.' (from the editors' foreword) Cheatin' Heart is a scintillating anthology which brings together voices of new and well-known women writers to unveil a captivating world of threat, play and desire.

Secrets Confidences

Autore: Karen Eng
Editore: Seal Press
ISBN: 9781580051125
Grandezza: 59,37 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4486
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A freelance writer and editor reaches beyond the stereotypes about women's relationships with other women to present their complexities, from young girls using "wealthy" Barbie's to play at being adults, to single adults who navigate through a world that seems bent on procreation. Original.

Women Imagination And The Search For Truth In Early Modern France

Autore: Rebecca May Wilkin
Editore: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754661382
Grandezza: 12,18 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 3867
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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.