Catherine's Gift

Author: John Little

Publisher: Monarch Books

ISBN: 085721358X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Australian missionaries Dr Catherine Hamlin and her husband Reg pioneered surgery for the condition called fistula - an injury incurred during obstructed labour resulting in uncontrollable incontinence. Surgeons from all over the world have come to Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital to learn these techniques. Catherine Hamlin is still operating though now in her late eighties. Many of the nurses - and some of the surgeons! - now working first came to the hospital as patients, then stayed on to recuperate and picked up skills as they lent a hand. The book is full of stories interspersed with accounts of the dedicated and painstaking techniques that had to be devised for the undernourished, small-boned patients who come in a steady stream to their doors. Behind all this is the figure of Catherine, described by the New York Times as 'the new Mother Teresa of our age'.

The Gift of Tongues

Author: Christine F. Cooper-Rompato

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271036168

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 217

View: 9132


The Gift of Tongues examines a wide range of sources to show that claims of miraculous language are much more important to medieval religious culture than previously recognized.

Queenship and Counsel in Early Modern Europe

Author: Helen Matheson-Pollock,Joanne Paul,Catherine Fletcher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331976974X

Category: History

Page: 284

View: 1833


The discourse of political counsel in early modern Europe depended on the participation of men, as both counsellors and counselled. Women were often thought too irrational or imprudent to give or receive political advice—but they did in unprecedented numbers, as this volume shows. These essays trace the relationship between queenship and counsel through over three hundred years of history. Case studies span Europe, from Sweden and Poland-Lithuania via the Habsburg territories to England and France, and feature queens regnant, consort and regent, including Elizabeth I of England, Catherine Jagiellon of Sweden, Catherine de’ Medici and Anna of Denmark. They draw on a variety of innovative sources to recover evidence of queenly counsel, from treatises and letters to poetry, masques and architecture. For scholars of history, politics and literature in early modern Europe, this book enriches our understanding of royal women as political actors.

Catherine's Gift

Author: John Little

Publisher: Monarch Books

ISBN: 185424955X

Category: Religion

Page: 275

View: 8363


Can you imagine how it might feel to lose your baby, only to be rejected by your husband, then shunned byyour family? Australian missionaries Dr. Catherine Hamlin and her husband Reg pioneered surgery for the condition called fistula-an injury incurred during obstructed labor resulting in uncontrollable incontinence. Surgeons from all over the world have come to Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital to learn these techniques.

Henry James and the Art of Dress

Author: C. Hughes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023028776X

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 2071


Henry James was fascinated by clothing and dress. This book examines, for the first time, the role of dress in reinforcing thematic and symbolic patterns in James's fictional world. Hughes traces a development from the significance of dress in discussion of 'the American Girl' in the early works, through dress as an indicator of social position, to the emergence of the more unstable and threatening aspects of dress, which culminate in the strange case of the coat of changing colours in The Sense of the Past.

Inside Property Law

Author: Daniel B. Bogart,John Makdisi

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 0735572321

Category: Law

Page: 294

View: 6792


A concise and student-friendly study guide, Inside Property Law: What Matters and Why emphasizes the essential components of Property Law, how they fit together, and why. Explicit pedagogical features include graphics, Sidebars, and Frequently Asked Questions, among others, To guide comprehension and reinforce learning. Along with an attractive two-color page design, Inside Property Law: What Matters and Why features : basic coverage of the main themes of Property Law—what matters and why a variety of pedagogical elements that enhance learning and facilitate use: Overviews that briefly introduce and position the topic of each chapter within the context of the course, To convey to students what the topic is about and why it matters FAQs, or frequently asked questions, with straightforward answers that address common mistakes and misconceptions Sidebars that serve different purposes, such as explaining terminology, offering additional insights, providing study tips or practice pointers Charts and other visual aids that illustrate concepts Key terms are highlighted and defined in the text Chapter Summaries, a list of key points to remind students of the essentials Connections, brief sections at the end of each chapter, that connect the material just covered to topics in other chapters and in chapters to follow—showing students the interconnected structure of the law’s framework a clear and informal writing style from the authors of the popular workbook, Estates in Land and Future Interests, which clearly lays out an intricate area of Property Law Inside Property Law: What Matters and Why complements the coverage in the best-selling casebook, Property, Sixth Edition, by Dukeminier, Krier, Alexander, and Schill, and provides multiple platforms for testing and reinforcing student understanding and retention. If you have students who could use help with their casebook assignments, you can confidently refer them to Inside Property Law: What Matters and Why . *A Teacher’s Manual may be available for this book. Teacher’s Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or to request a copy, please contact Aspen Publishers at 800-950-5259 or [email protected]

A Stitch in Time

Author: Aimee E. Newell

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821444751

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 5618


Drawing from 167 examples of decorative needlework — primarily samplers and quilts from 114 collections across the United States — made by individual women aged forty years and over between 1820 and 1860, this exquisitely illustrated book explores how women experienced social and cultural change in antebellum America. The book is filled with individual examples, stories, and over eighty fine color photographs that illuminate the role that samplers and needlework played in the culture of the time. For example, in October 1852, Amy Fiske (1785 – 1859) of Sturbridge, Massachusetts, stitched a sampler. But she was not a schoolgirl making a sampler to learn her letters. Instead, as she explained, “The above is what I have taken from my sampler that I wrought when I was nine years old. It was w[rough]t on fine cloth [and] it tattered to pieces. My age at this time is 66 years.” Situated at the intersection of women’s history, material culture study, and the history of aging, this book brings together objects, diaries, letters, portraits, and prescriptive literature to consider how middle-class American women experienced the aging process. Chapters explore the physical and mental effects of “old age” on antebellum women and their needlework, technological developments related to needlework during the antebellum period and the tensions that arose from the increased mechanization of textile production, and how gift needlework functioned among friends and family members. Far from being solely decorative ornaments or functional household textiles, these samplers and quilts served their own ends. They offered aging women a means of coping, of sharing and of expressing themselves. These “threads of time” provide a valuable and revealing source for the lives of mature antebellum women. Publication of this book was made possible in part through generous funding from the Coby Foundation, Ltd and from the Quilters Guild of Dallas, Helena Hibbs Endowment Fund.

Poets, Saints, and Visionaries of the Great Schism, 1378-1417

Author: Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271047553

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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For almost forty years, from 1378 to 1417, the Western Church was divided into rival camps headed by two--and eventually three--competing popes. The so-called Schism provoked a profound and long-lasting anxiety throughout Europe--an anxiety that reverberated throughout clerical circles and among the ordinary faithful. In Poets, Saints, and Visionaries of the Great Schism, Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski looks beyond the political and ecclesiastical storm and finds an outpouring of artistic, literary, and visionary responses to one of the great calamities of the late Middle Ages. Modern historians have analyzed the Great Schism mostly from the perspective of church politics. Blumenfeld-Kosinski shifts our attention to several groups that have not before been considered together: saintly men and women (such as Catherine of Siena, Pedro of Aragon, Vincent Ferrer, and Constance de Rabastens), politically aware and committed poets (such as Philippe de Mézières and Christine de Pizan), and prophets (for example, the mysterious Telesphorus of Cosenza and the authors of the anonymous Prophecies of the Last Popes). Not surprisingly, these groups often saw the Schism as an apocalyptic sign of the end times. Images abounded of the divided Church as a two-headed monster or suffering widow. A twelfth-century "prelude" looks at the schism of 1159 and the role the famous visionaries Hildegard of Bingen and Elisabeth of Schönau played in this earlier crisis in order to define common threads of "mystical activism" as well as the profound differences with the later Great Schism. Poets, Saints, and Visionaries of the Great Schism will be of interest to students and scholars of medieval and early modern history, religious studies, and literature.