This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: This is the unusual and compelling story of Diana, a tantalizingly beautiful woman who sought love in the strange by-paths of Lesbos. Fearless and outspoken, it dares to reveal that hidden world where perfumed caresses and half-whispered endearments constitute the forbidden fruits in a Garden of Eden where men are never accepted. This is how Diana: A Strange Autobiography was described when it was published in paperback in 1952. The original 1939 hardcover edition carried with it a Publisher's Note: This is the autobiography of a woman who tried to be normal. In the book, Diana is presented as the unexceptional daughter of an unexceptional plutocratic family. During adolescence, she finds herself drawn with mysterious intensity to a girl friend. The narrative follows Diana's progress through college; a trial marriage that proves she is incapable of heterosexuality; intellectual and sexual education in Europe; and a series of lesbian relationships culminating in a final tormented triangular struggle with two other women for the individual salvation to be found in a happy couple. In her introduction, Julie Abraham argues that Diana is not really an autobiography at all, but a deliberate synthesis of different archetypes of this confessional genre, echoing, as it does, more than a half-dozen novels. Hitting all the high and low points of the lesbian novel, the book, Abraham illustrates, offers a defense of lesbian relationships that was unprecedented in 1939 and radical for decades afterwards. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: An Economy of Violence in Early Modern France takes the reader to a relatively little known area of early modern France to examine the behavior, attitudes, and environment of its inhabitants. It examines the uses and characteristics of violence and discusses what violence can tell us about the mentality of the people of the region. In the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, the people of the Haute Auvergne kept their troubles to themselves. In this remote mountain region, the official forces of law and order were small in number and the mounted police could seldom penetrate very deeply into the life of rural communities. When they did intervene, they left a trail of evidence that enables us to catch a glimpse of a private world characterized by the use of violence.Using police records, other archival materials, and the growing literature on the history of crime, Malcolm Greenshields argues that violence was often a form of private justice or vengeance that affected all levels of society. This ''economy of violence'' could be seen in confrontations between peasants fighting over the use of hay meadows, in drunken scuffles that broke out in taverns, and in the attacks against royal tax officials or other outsiders who threatened the rural community. Likewise, the nobility frequently indulged in duels and violent chicanery. In response, the criminal courts relied on rituals of humiliation and public displays of power to establish order, although official justice was often ineffective. Not until the 1660s did the French monarchy begin to get the upper hand. Through its Grand Jours d'Auvergne, the crown would try to assert a monopoly over the use of violence in the region. This study thus describes a significant stage in the movement toward a modern sensibility and brings to light a society and phenomenon that have previously received little attention.
Über den Autor: Malcolm Greenshields is Associate Professor of History at the University of Lethbridge and co-editor of the journal North American Religion.
Buchbeschreibung Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Txt), 1994. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP37081871
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Buchbeschreibung Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park, PA, U.S.A., 1994. Hardback. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 305853
Buchbeschreibung Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Txt), 1994. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0271010096
Buchbeschreibung Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Txt), 1994. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0271010096
Buchbeschreibung University Park: Pennsylvania State U.P.,1994. Orig. cloth binding, dustjacket, x,262 pp. Index. Condition : fine. Condition : as new. ISBN 0271010096 [KEYWORDS: RECHT2011-02 criminal law, criminal justice, criminal law. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 145551
Buchbeschreibung Pennsylvania State University Press, 1994. 256 S., Buchblock leicht verzogen, sonst sehr gut. Buchnummer des Verkäufers KG 80218
Buchbeschreibung Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Txt), 1994. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP91355338