Famous WomenFamous Women

Giovanni Boccaccio devoted the last decades of his life to compiling encyclopedic works in Latin. Among them is this text, the first collection of biographies in Western literature devoted to women.

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674011309


Page: 282

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The first collection of biographies in Western literature devoted exclusively to women, Famous Women affords a fascinating glimpse of a moment in history when medieval attitudes toward women were beginning to give way to more modern views of their potential. Virginia Brown's acclaimed translation, commissioned for The I Tatti Renaissance Library, is the first English edition based on the autograph manuscript of the Latin.

Famous Women of the American RevolutionFamous Women of the American Revolution

Although there are some different stories about her , it is clear she was a brave
woman . During the American Revolution , she spied on the British troops to find
out where they were and what they were doing . Her most famous act of courage

Author: Jeremy Thornton

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 0823962768


Page: 24

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Briefly describes the parts played by a few women in the American Revolution, including Deborah Samson, Nancy Morgan Hart, Sybil Ludington, Phillis Wheatley, Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, and Mary Katherine Goddard.

Our Famous WomenOur Famous Women

Harriet Beecher Stowe, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, and Julia Ward Howe are among the authors of these biographical sketches of women of the 19th century.

Author: Adeline Dutton Train Whitney


ISBN: UOM:39015025877658


Page: 715

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Harriet Beecher Stowe, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, and Julia Ward Howe are among the authors of these biographical sketches of women of the 19th century.

Dinners with Famous WomenDinners with Famous Women

Author: Eugenia R. Van Vliet

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595297293


Page: 456

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"[This is] a culinary history cookbook with a different twist -- women from different centuries recount the meals of their time . . . Each chapter provides a menu and recipes for a succulent dinner inspired by these women of antiquity. Learn about a mealAnne Boleyn relished at Hampton Court with Henry VIII, eat a meal with Emily Dickenson, and celebrate Passover with Emma Goldman" -- Cover.

On Famous WomenOn Famous Women

Guido A. Guarino's translation is based on the edition of Mathias Apiarius, printed in Bern in 1539. This new edition includes the original woodcut illustrations of the 1539 Apiarius edition, a new bibliography and bibliographical essay.

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio


ISBN: 159910265X


Page: 266

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"This first collection of biographies exclusively of women, both mythological and historical, was written by Giovanni Boccaccio, author to the "Decameron," between 1361 and 1362. It includes 106 biographies ranging from Eve to Boccaccio's contemporary, Queen Giovanna I of Naples"--Provided by publisher.

Famous WomenFamous Women

Black women, ranging from affluence to stark poverty, joined NOW. Lesbians and
homosexuals, heretofore “in the closet,” as it was said, became part ofwhat was
being called Women's Liberation. With the advent of extreme sexual diversity ...

Author: Ivan Scott

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781483604213


Page: 301

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Famous women have had a place in history since the formation of the first civilization. They are few in number, some fictitious, like Helen of Troy, some notorious, like Cleopatra whose name and deeds are indelibly fixed in the historical record. In every century, indeed every generation, some few women rise to unmatched degrees of accomplishment and enjoy a general admiration. Their fame is the result of special qualities peculiar to themselves. In almost all cases beauty, or talent, or feminine verve, some significant gift, sets them apart from other women. It is the particular fascination of a unique individual that attracts and holds attention from all the others. In these recent times public adulation given to exceptional women is magnified by means of communication almost revolutionary in scope. All is known about them; all is observed, reported upon, judged and commented on. Their power in many sectors of public life is always remarkable and runs through the full range of human activity, from politics, to science, to the arts and to literature. In these pages twelve women are considered who have had a decisive impact on the times in which they lived. A lack of space in a book of brief compass like this does not allow for a consideration of female exemplars worldwide. In the western world, but a small fraction of earths humanity, the twelve considered here have exerted influence that extends far beyond the parochial origins of their own lives.

Some Famous WomenSome Famous Women

IN this little book I am going to tell you about some of the women who have been
famous in the past. There are perhaps many names more famous than those I
have chosen, but it was not always the best women who were the most talked ...

Author: Louise Creighton

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783734043055


Page: 120

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Reproduction of the original: Some Famous Women by Louise Creighton

Almost Famous WomenAlmost Famous Women

this collection of brilliantly written and cleverly imagined stories, Megan Mayhew
Bergman brings to life women who have become footnotes in history. Fiercely ...

Author: Megan Mayhew Bergman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476786575


Page: 256

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From a prizewinning, beloved young author, a provocative collection that explores the lives of colorful, intrepid women in history. “These stories linger in one’s memory long after reading them” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis). The fascinating characters in Megan Mayhew Bergman’s “collection of stories as beautiful and strange as the women who inspired them” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) are defined by their creative impulses, fierce independence, and sometimes reckless decisions. In “The Siege at Whale Cay,” cross-dressing Standard Oil heiress Joe Carstairs seduces Marlene Dietrich. In “A High-Grade Bitch Sits Down for Lunch,” aviator and writer Beryl Markham lives alone in Nairobi and engages in a battle of wills with a stallion. In “Hell-Diving Women,” the first integrated, all-girl swing band sparks a violent reaction in North Carolina. Other heroines, born in proximity to the spotlight, struggle to distinguish themselves: Lord Byron’s illegitimate daughter, Allegra; Oscar Wilde’s wild niece, Dolly; Edna St. Vincent Millay’s talented sister, Norma; James Joyce’s daughter, Lucia. Almost Famous Women offers an elegant and intimate look at artists who desired recognition. “By assiduously depicting their intimacy and power struggles, Bergman allows for a close examination of the multiplicity of women’s experiences” (The New York Times Book Review). The world wasn’t always kind to the women who star in these stories, but through Mayhew Bergman’s stunning imagination, they receive the attention they deserve. Almost Famous Women is “addictive and tantalizing, each story whetting our appetite for more” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution).

Famous Women of the Civil War Coloring BookFamous Women of the Civil War Coloring Book

There was scarcely a woman—North or South— who did not contribute time,
labor or money to the cause in which she ... Bibliographical Note Famous Women
of the Civil War is a new work, first published by Dover Publications, Inc., in 1999.

Author: Peter F. Copeland

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486407993


Page: 32

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Ready-to-color illustrations depict thirty famous women of the Civil War with informative captions highlighting their roles and accomplishments.

Alcott to Zaharias Famous Women from A to ZAlcott to Zaharias Famous Women from A to Z

Famous Women from A to Z Mary Elizabeth Salzmann. Glossary — More Famous
Women! Can you learn about these women. astronomer - someone who studies
objects and matter outside the earth's atmosphere, such as planets, moons, and ...

Author: Mary Elizabeth Salzmann

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781617146183


Page: 32

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Introduce emerging readers to this innovative, entertaining and information-packed alphabet title! This book provides definitions of A to Z words related to famous women. Colorful, engaging photos provide support of text and assists with word recognition. The Guess What? element presents fascinating facts into the specific word or subject on that page. It is designed for guided, shared and independent reading in the library, classroom and at home. There is a two-page glossary included for the more complex vocabulary. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.