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FIC BAY
Edition
First world edition.
Descript.
219 pages ; 23 cm.
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Summary
"Paris, 1399. Scribe Christine de Pizan is sent to the Priory of Poissy by the palace to copy a manuscript for the prioress. But the prioress already has many copyists, and Christine senses that something is amiss. Her suspicions are confirmed when the prioress reveals that one of the sisters has been found murdered in the cloister. Fearing for the welfare of the king's young daughter who resides at the abbey, she is eager for Christine to find out who killed the young nun - and why. As Christine investigates, she uncovers dark mischief and closely guarded secrets, but can she unmask a killer?"--Publisher.
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ISBN/ISSN
9780727889454 (hardcover)
0727889451 (hardcover)
Call #
792.8 H
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
x, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-324).
Summary
"At the turn of the century, Paris was a hotbed of creativity. Technology boomed, delivering to the world electric light, the automobile, and new ways to treat disease, while imagination blossomed, creating Art Nouveau, motion pictures, and modernist literature. A pivotal figure during this time, yet largely forgotten today, Loie Fuller was an American performance artist who became a living symbol of the Art Nouveau movement with her hypnotic dances and stunning theatrical effects. Credited today as the pioneer of modern dance, she was perennially broke, never took no for an answer, spent most of her life with a female partner, and never questioned her drive. She was a visionary, a renegade, and a loyal friend. In the early 1900s, she heard about Marie Curie's discovery of a glowing blue element and dreamed of using it to dazzle audiences on stage. While Loie's dream wouldn't be realized, her connection with Marie and their shared fascination with radium endured. RADIANT is the true story of Marie Curie and Loie Fuller, two revolutionary women drawn together at the dawn of a new era by a singular discovery, and the lifelong friendship that grew out of their shared passion for enlightenment"-- Provided by publisher.
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ISBN/ISSN
9781538717363 (hardcover)
1538717360 (hardcover)
Call #
942.03 W
Edition
First US edition.
Descript.
xxi, 533 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
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Note
Book one titled Queens of the conquest.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-484) and index.
Contents
Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of Henry II --Berengaria of Navarre, Queen of Richard I --Isabella of Angoulême, Queen of King John --Alienor of Provence, Queen of Henry III --Eleanor of Castile, Queen of Edward I.
Summary
"Packed with incredible true stories and legendary medieval intrigue, this epic narrative history chronicles the first five queens from the powerful royal family that ruled England and France for over three hundred years. This remarkable recreation of the action-packed century that saw the murder of Thomas Becket and the signing of the Magna Carta covers the lives and reigns of the first five Plantagenet queens, who ruled England and France throughout the bloody 1200s, a particularly dramatic and violent period of European history. Wars, crusades, treachery, murder, passion, and the interplay between rival monarchs of Britain and France provide a surprising picture of these five ambitious women and their struggle for power. The queens covered in the book are Eleanor of Aquitaine, Berengaria of Navarre, Isabella of Angoulême, Alienor of Provence and Eleanor of Castile. One of these queens became legendary when, accompanying her husband on crusade, she saved his life by sucking the blood from his poisoned-arrow wound. Equally intriguing are the descriptions of their marriages, including one that was extremely tempestuous, and one that was a love match turned sour when the jealous husband discovered his queen's infidelity and retaliated by killing her lovers and hanging their bodies from the canopy of her bed. This second volume of historian Alison Weir's critically acclaimed Medieval Queens series brings these unfamiliar, fascinating royals to life, demonstrating how very much they resemble self-determining women of our own time"-- Provided by publisher.
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Alt Author
Weir, Alison, 1951- Queens of the conquest.
ISBN/ISSN
9781101966693 (hardcover)
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