Beacon Lights of History

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Cosimo, Inc., 1 gen 2009 - 420 pagine
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First published posthumously in 1902, this collection of the lectures of American historian JOHN LORD (1810-1894) is a charming rummage through 6,000 years of European and American history, exploring the past from "the old pagan civilizations" to modern leaders and cultures on both sides of the Atlantic. This replica edition features all the original illustrations, hard to come by in other recent versions. It will delight both readers of history and lovers of beautiful, classic books. Volume VII: "Great Women" covers: [ Heloise and love [ Joan of Arc and heroic women [ Saint Theresa and religious enthusiasm [ Madame de Maintenon: the political woman [ Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough: the woman of the world [ women in literature [ women in politics [ the education of women [ George Eliot: woman as novelist [ and more

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Marlborough CaptainGeneral 191
207
Voluntary exile of Marlborough
215
Declining days of the Duchess
219
Reflections on her career
223
Chivalry the origin of society
229
Her remarkable beauty and grace
235
Incurs the hatred of Napoleon
241
His retirement from political life
248

JOAN OF
69
Appreciated by Joan
76
Joan sets out for the deliverance of Orleans
84
Admiration of the people for her
87
Coronation of Charles
92
Martyrdom of Joan
101
Pleasures of the body the aim of Paganism
110
The age of Saint Theresa
116
Faith and repentance divorced
123
The Confessions of Saint Augustine
130
Theresa seeks to found a convent
133
Her submission to authority
139
Birth of Madame de Maintenon
146
Contrast of Maintenon with Montespan
152
Unbounded power of Madame de Maintenon
156
His great mistakes
161
Secret of Madame de Maintenona influence
164
Persecution of the Protestants
168
Her reign a usurpation
176
Birth and early influence
182
Treason of the Earl of Marlborough
189
Accession of Anne
191
Marlborough created a duke
197
Coolness between the Queen and Duchess
201
His old age soothed by Recamier
249
Her beautiful old age
253
MADAME DE STAEL
263
Her powers of conversation
269
Travels in Germany
275
Visit to Italy
282
Madame de Stael in England
288
Incense offered to her
291
Progress of female education
301
Shines in society
310
Works on female education
316
Christian education
323
Christian Morals 827
327
The sphere of woman
335
GEORGE ELIOT
343
Charlotte Bronte Harriet Beecher Stowe George Eliot
349
Westminster Review literary and scientific men
353
Mr Gilfils Love Story
360
The Mill on the Floss
367
Romola
371
Felix Holt
377
Theophrastus Such
384
Regret at her abandonment of Christianity
390
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