Catherine's Gift

Author: John Little

Publisher: Monarch Books

ISBN: 085721358X

Category: Religion

Page: 298

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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'.

Queenship and Counsel in Early Modern Europe

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

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331976974X

Category: History

Page: 284

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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.

Henry James and the Art of Dress

Author: C. Hughes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023028776X

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

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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.

A Stitch in Time

Author: Aimee E. Newell

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821444751

Category: History

Page: 312

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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.

AP English Literature and Composition Premium, 2022-2023: 8 Practice Tests + Comprehensive Review + Online Practice

Author: George Ehrenhaft

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1506263844

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 348

View: 7442


Be prepared for exam day with Barron’s. Trusted content from AP experts! Barron’s AP English Literature and Composition Premium: 2022-2023 includes in-depth content review and online practice. It’s the only book you’ll need to be prepared for exam day. Written by Experienced Educators Learn from Barron’s--all content is written and reviewed by AP experts Build your understanding with comprehensive review tailored to the most recent exam Get a leg up with tips, strategies, and study advice for exam day--it’s like having a trusted tutor by your side Be Confident on Exam Day Sharpen your test-taking skills with 8 full-length practice tests--5 in the book, including a diagnostic test to target your studying, and 3 more online Strengthen your knowledge with in-depth review covering all Units on the AP English Literature and Composition Exam Reinforce your learning with practice questions at the end of each chapter Online Practice Continue your practice with 3 full-length practice tests on Barron’s Online Learning Hub Simulate the exam experience with a timed test option Deepen your understanding with detailed answer explanations and expert advice Gain confidence with scoring to check your learning progress

The Fatal Fall

Author: J . R. Mathis,Susan Mathis

Publisher: Mercy and Justice Mysteries

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

View: 8343


A Small-Town Amateur Sleuth Mystery Romance Series I s stolen money buried somewhere on the campus of Myer College? A newspaper article by Nate prompts a frenzied hunt for the ill-gotten gain. But when a hundred year old skeleton is found buried in a gorge, Father Tom and Helen try to solve a mystery hidden in the mists of time. Keywords: Murder, Mystery, Contemporary, Small Town, Forbidden Romance, Taboo, Priest, Amateur Sleuth, Woman Detective, Catholic Church, Celibacy, Father Brown, Platonic Friendships, Second-Chance, Suicide, Family Secrets, Later-in-life, cold case, heist, thanksgiving, holiday, college, new adult, Authors: G.K. Chesterton, Louise Penny, Melissa Storm, Solomon Carter, Veronica Black, Levi Fuller, Christy Barritt, Dominika Best, Willow Rose, Clare Chase, Sage Parker,

Spiritual Marriage

Author: Dyan Elliot

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400844347

Category: Religion

Page: 392

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The early Christian and medieval practice of spiritual marriage, in which husband and wife mutually and voluntarily relinquish sexual activity for reasons of piety, plays an important role in the development of the institution of marriage and in the understanding of female religiosity. Drawing on hagiography, chronicles, theology, canon law, and pastoral sources, Dyan Elliott traces the history of spiritual marriage in the West from apostolic times to the beginning of the sixteenth century.

The Empress of Art: Catherine the Great and the Transformation of Russia

Author: Susan Jaques

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1681771144

Category: Art

Page: 480

View: 9198


Ruthless and passionate, Catherine the Great is singularly responsible for amassing one of the most awe-inspiring collections of art in the world and turning St. Petersburg in to a world wonder. The Empress of Art brings to life the creation of this captivating woman's greatest legacy An art-oriented biography of the mighty Catherine the Great, who rose from seemingly innocuous beginnings to become one of the most powerful people in the world. A German princess who married a decadent and lazy Russian prince, Catherine mobilized support amongst the Russian nobles, playing off of her husband's increasing corruption and abuse of power. She then staged a coup that ended with him being strangled with his own scarf in the halls of the palace and herself crowned the Empress of Russia. Intelligent and determined, Catherine modeled herself off of her grandfather in-law, Peter the Great, and sought to further modernize and westernize Russia. She believed that the best way to do this was through a ravenous acquisition of art, which Catherine often used as a form of diplomacy with other powers throughout Europe. She was a self-proclaimed "glutton for art" and she would be responsible for the creation of the Hermitage, one of the largest museums in the world, second only to the Louvre. Catherine also spearheaded the further expansion of St. Petersburg, and the magnificent architectural wonder the city became is largely her doing. There are few women in history more fascinating than Catherine the Great, and for the first time, Susan Jaques brings her to life through the prism of art.