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The Wise Woman

By Philippa Gregory
  • ISBN Code: : 143910199X
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 528
  • Category : Fiction
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory weaves an unforgettable tale of a young woman’s sorcery and desire in Henry VIII’s England, where magic, lust, and power are forever intertwined. Growing up as an abandoned outcast on the moors, young Alys’ only company is her cruel foster mother, Morach, the local wise woman who is whispered to practice the dark arts. Alys joins a nunnery to escape the poverty and loneliness she has felt all her life, but all too soon her sanctuary is destroyed. King Henry VIII’s followers burn the holy place to the ground, and Alys only just manages to escape with her life, haunted by the screams of her sisters as they burned to death. She finds work in a castle not far from where she grew up as an old lord’s scribe, where she falls obsessively in love with his son Hugo. But Hugo is already married to a proud woman named Catherine. Driven to desperation by her desire, she summons the most dangerous powers Morach taught her, but quickly the passionate triangle of Alys, Hugo, and Catherine begins to explode, launching them into uncharted sexual waters. The magic Alys has conjured now has a life of its own—a life that is horrifyingly and disastrously out of control. Is she a witch? Since heresy means the stake, and witchcraft the rope, Alys is in mortal danger, treading a perilous path between her faith and her own power.

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By Erika Gasser
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  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Book Code : 147984781X
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : History
  • Members : 586
  • Pdf File: vexed-with-devils.pdf

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Stories of witchcraft and demonic possession from early modern England through the last official trials in colonial New England. Those possessed by the devil in early modern England usually exhibited a common set of symptoms: fits, vomiting, visions, contortions, speaking in tongues, and an antipathy to prayer. However, it was a matter of interpretation, and sometimes public opinion, if these symptoms were visited upon the victim, or if they came from within. Both early modern England and colonial New England had cases that blurred the line between witchcraft and demonic possession, most famously, the Salem witch trials. While historians acknowledge some similarities in witch trials between the two regions, such as the fact that an overwhelming majority of witches were women, the histories of these cases primarily focus on local contexts and specifics. In so doing, they overlook the ways in which manhood factored into possession and witchcraft cases. Vexed with Devils is a cultural history of witchcraft-possession phenomena that centers on the role of men and patriarchal power. Erika Gasser reveals that witchcraft trials had as much to do with who had power in the community, to impose judgement or to subvert order, as they did with religious belief. She argues that the gendered dynamics of possession and witchcraft demonstrated that contested meanings of manhood played a critical role in the struggle to maintain authority. While all men were not capable of accessing power in the same ways, many of the people involved—those who acted as if they were possessed, men accused of being witches, and men who wrote possession propaganda—invoked manhood as they struggled to advocate for themselves during these perilous times. Gasser ultimately concludes that the decline of possession and witchcraft cases was not merely a product of change over time, but rather an indication of the ways in which patriarchal power endured throughout and beyond the colonial period. Vexed with Devils reexamines an unnerving time and offers a surprising new perspective on our own, using stories and voices which emerge from the records in ways that continue to fascinate and unsettle us.

Slavery in the Age of Memory

By Ana Lucia Araujo
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 135004847X
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : History
  • Members : 625
  • Pdf File: slavery-in-the-age-of-memory.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Exploring notions of history, collective memory, cultural memory, public memory, official memory, and public history, Slavery in the Age of Memory: Engaging the Past explains how ordinary citizens, social groups, governments and institutions engage with the past of slavery and the Atlantic slave trade. It illuminates how and why over the last five decades the debates about slavery have become so relevant in the societies where slavery existed and which participated in the Atlantic slave trade. The book draws on a variety of case studies to investigate its central questions. How have social actors and groups in Europe, Africa and the Americas engaged with the slave past of their societies? Are there are any relations between the demands to rename streets of Liverpool in England and the protests to take down Confederate monuments in the United States? How have black and white social actors and scholars influenced the ways slavery is represented in George Washington's Mount Vernon and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in the United States?How do slave cemeteries in Brazil and the United States and the walls of names of Whitney Plantation speak to other initiatives honoring enslaved people in England and South Africa? What shared problems and goals have led to the creation of the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool and the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC? Why have artists used their works to confront the debates about slavery and its legacies? The important debates addressed in this book resonate in the present day. Arguing that memory of slavery is racialized and gendered, the book shows that more than just attempts to come to terms with the past, debates about slavery are associated with the persistent racial inequalities, racism, and white supremacy which still shape societies where slavery existed. Slavery in the Age of Memory: Engaging the Past is thus a vital resource for students and scholars of the Atlantic world, the history of slavery and public history.

Mrs. Martin's Incomparable Adventure

By Courtney Milan
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  • Publisher : Courtney Milan
  • Book Code : 1937248690
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 575
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Mrs. Bertrice Martin—a widow, some seventy-three years young—has kept her youthful-ish appearance with the most powerful of home remedies: daily doses of spite, regular baths in man-tears, and refusing to give so much as a single damn about her Terrible Nephew. Then proper, correct Miss Violetta Beauchamps, a sprightly young thing of nine and sixty, crashes into her life. The Terrible Nephew is living in her rooming house, and Violetta wants him gone. Mrs. Martin isn’t about to start giving damns, not even for someone as intriguing as Miss Violetta. But she hatches another plan—to make her nephew sorry, to make Miss Violetta smile, and to have the finest adventure of all time. If she makes Terrible Men angry and wins the hand of a lovely lady in the process? Those are just added bonuses. Author’s Note: Sometimes I write villains who are subtle and nuanced. This is not one of those times. The Terrible Nephew is terrible, and terrible things happen to him because he deserves them. Sometime villains really are bad and wrong, and sometimes, we want them to suffer a lot of consequences.

Militant Women of a Fragile Nation

By Malek Abisaab
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  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Book Code : 0815650647
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 651
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In Militant Women of a Fragile Nation, Malek Abisaab takes a gendered approach to labor conflicts, anticolonial struggles, and citizenship in modern Lebanon. The author traces the conditions and experiences of women workers at the French Tobacco Monopoly.

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory (Book Analysis)

By Bright Summaries
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  • Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
  • Book Code : 2808017561
  • Total of Pages : 46
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Members : 566
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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Other Boleyn Girl with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory, which looks at the life and love affairs of Anne Boleyn’s younger sister Mary. Unlike her sister, who rose to become one of the most famous figures in English history, Mary is not seduced by the glamour of the court, but Henry VIII’s roving eye and the machinations of her ambitious family pull her into a whirlwind of intrigue and ambition. The novel is among Philippa Gregory’s best-known works and enjoys immense popularity around the world. Philippa Gregory is an English writer who is known for her historical fiction, particularly her novels focusing on the Plantagenets and the Tudors. Find out everything you need to know about The Other Boleyn Girl in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

People of Today 2017

By Lucy Hume
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  • Publisher : eBook Partnership
  • Book Code : 1999767039
  • Total of Pages : 2000
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 412
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Established in 1982, People of Today annually recognises over 20,000 individuals who are positively influencing Britain and inspiring others through their achievements and leadership. Entry is by invitation only. The objective criteria for inclusion and removal are strictly maintained, ensuring it is the only publication of its type whose membership accurately reflects people of influence today. Expert nomination panels guarantee People of Today is uniquely current and trusted and encompasses over 40 sectors, from academia, law and business to charity, sport and the arts.

A Compendium of Ever-Increasing Mayhem

By Courtney Milan
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  • Publisher : Courtney Milan
  • Book Code : 1937248704
  • Total of Pages : 450
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 531
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Four award-winning novellas… over 130,000 words… one low price! All the novellas in this collection have been previously published. Unlocked A perpetual wallflower destined for spinsterhood, Lady Elaine knows what it means when her former tormenter returns. He’s up to his old tricks, and she's his intended victim. This time, though, she'll show him that wallflowers can fight back. Talk Sweetly to Me Miss Rose Sweetly is a shy, mathematically-minded shopkeeper’s daughter who dreams of the stars. Stephen Shaughnessy is an infamous advice columnist and a known rake. But Mr. Shaughnessy isn’t just a scandal waiting to happen. He’s waiting to happen to Rose… Her Every Wish When the local parish announces a charity bequest to help young people start a trade, Daisy is desperate enough to enter. So what if the grants are intended for men? But she’ll need to bolster her confidence if she intends to win. With her life in the balance, she’s desperate enough to seek help from a disreputable rake. Mrs. Martin's Incomparable Adventure Mrs. Bertrice Martin—a widow, some seventy-three years young—has kept her youthful-ish appearance with the most powerful of home remedies: daily doses of spite, and regular baths in man-tears. Then proper, correct Miss Violetta Beauchamps, a sprightly young thing of nine and sixty, crashes into her life, and nothing will ever be the same...

The Worth Saga Box Set 1

By Courtney Milan
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  • Publisher : Courtney Milan
  • Book Code : 1937248720
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 549
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The Worth Saga Box Set 1: In the West This is the first half of Courtney Milan’s Worth Saga—the half set in the West. Five books and novellas, plus one short story, together comprising 300,000 words. Once Upon a Marquess The last man Judith Worth wants to see again is Christian Trent, the Marquess of Ashford—the man who spent summers at her family home, who kissed her one magical night…and then heartlessly destroyed her family. But when a tricky business matter arises, he’s the only one she can ask for help… Her Every Wish Daisy’s father is dead, her mother is in ill health, and her available funds have dwindled to a memory. When the local parish announces a Christmas charity bequest to help young people start a trade, it’s her last chance. When her old sweetheart offers to help her win, she’s desperate enough to risk the one thing she hasn’t yet lost: her heart. Bank Notes Theresa Worth tries to be a lady, with little success. After the Wedding Camilla Worth has always dreamed of getting married, but a marriage where a pistol substitutes for "I do" is not the relationship she hoped for. Her unwilling groom insists they need to seek an annulment… and Camilla agrees. At first. But as she gets to know Adrian Hunter, she starts hoping for more… The Pursuit Of… The first time Henry and John meet at the Battle of Yorktown, they try to kill each other. The second time they meet? Henry offers to accompany John on a five-hundred mile journey for reasons that could best be described as a transparent pack of lies. But somewhere on the long road, they find a truth larger than the two of them… Mrs. Martin’s Incomparable Adventure Mrs. Bertrice Martin—a widow, some seventy-three years young—has kept her youthful-ish appearance with the most powerful of home remedies: daily doses of spite, regular baths in man-tears, and refusing to give so much as a single damn about her Terrible Nephew. All she needs is a little push—in the form of the sixty-nine year old Miss Violetta Beauchamps, and before she knows it, they’re planning a little mayhem…

The Golden Ghetto

By Jacques M. Downs,Frederic D. Grant, Jr.
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  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • Book Code : 9888139096
  • Total of Pages : 504
  • Category : History
  • Members : 699
  • Pdf File: the-golden-ghetto.pdf

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Before the opening of the treaty ports in the 1840s, Canton was the only Chinese port where foreign merchants were allowed to trade. The Golden Ghetto takes us into the world of one of this city’s most important foreign communities—the Americans—during the decades between the American Revolution of 1776 and the signing of the Sino-US Treaty of Wanghia in 1844. American merchants lived in isolation from Chinese society in sybaritic, albeit usually celibate luxury. Making use of exhaustive research, Downs provides an especially clear explanation of the Canton commercial setting generally and of the role of American merchants. Many of these men made fortunes and returned home to become important figures in the rapidly developing United States. The book devotes particular attention to the biographical details of the principal American traders, the leading American firms, and their operations in Canton and the United States. Opium smuggling receives especial emphasis, as does the important topic of early diplomatic relations between the United States and China. Since its first publication in 1997, The Golden Ghettohas been recognized as the leading work on Americans trading at Canton. Long out of print, this new edition makes this key work again available, both to scholars and a wider readership. “The fullest exposition on the subject thus far and as the final word on extant, previously untapped, English-language sources.” — Eileen Scully, in The China Quarterly