Our Lady of Victorian Feminism
The Madonna in the Work of Anna Jameson, Margaret Fuller, and George Eliot
By Kimberly VanEsveld Adams
Our Lady of Victorian Feminism is about three nineteenth-century women (Jameson, Margaret Fuller, and George Eliot), Protestants by background and feminists by conviction, who are curiously and crucially linked by their extensive use of the Madonna in arguments designed to empower women.
Literary Criticism, Women Authors · Literary Criticism, Religion · Literary Criticism | Feminist · Literary Criticism | European | English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh · Women’s Studies · Literature · Victorian Studies
An American Woman in Nineteenth-Century Palestine
By Barbara Kreiger
Divine Expectations presents the account of Clorinda Minor, a charismatic American Christian woman whose belief in the Second Coming prompted her to leave a comfortable life in Philadelphia in 1851 and take up agriculture in Palestine.
History of Israel and Palestine · Biography, Religious · Biography & Autobiography | Women · Palestine · Israel
The Sanctification of Life in African Religions
By Evan M. Zuesse
In the West we are accustomed to think of religion as centered in the personal quest for salvation or the longing for unchanging Being. Perhaps this is why we have found it so difficult to understand the religions of Africa. These religions are oriented to very different goals: fecundity, prosperity, health, social harmony.
Alexander the Great
By Nikos Kazantzakis
· Translation by Theodora Vasils
In this historical novel based on the life of Alexander the Great, Kazantzakis has drawn on both the rich tradition of Greek legend and the documented manuscripts from the archives of history to recreate an Alexander in all his many-faceted images.
Fiction · European Literature · Historical Fiction · Literature