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Bonoure and Buxum

If married in church, medieval women vowed before God and their husbands to be ‘bonoure and buxum', that is, meek and obedient in bed and at table. This book is a study of wives in a variety of fourteenth- and fifteenth-century romance, fabliaux, cycle drama, life-writing, lyrics and hagiography. The volume examines key moments that defined life as a married woman : her eligibility to become a wife, the wedding ceremony, her conjugal rights and duties, childbirth and her contribution to the family economy. The book explores the way in which the literary representation of wives is in dialogue with discourses that strove to construct and regulate the role of ‘wife'; canon and secular law, marriage liturgy, medical treatises on the female body, sermons, manuals of spiritual instruction, biblical paradigms, conduct books and misogamous writings. Moreover, the volume examines the possibilities for subversion of these paradigms by listening to literary wives speak both within and against these discourses. Real women's attitudes, and strategies of subversion, are woven into the volume throughout, as recorded in church and manorial court records, in their wills and in their writing.

08/2006

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Brides on Sale

Beginning in the 1990s large numbers of women from Mainland China and Southeast Asia married men in Taiwan. They now number over 400,000, warranting some to call them "Taiwan's Fifth Ethnic Group". This book argues that the rise of these marriages is a gendered and relational phenomenon, linked to the forces of globalization. Traditional ideas of marriage, such as the belief that a woman "marries out" of her natal family to be dependent upon her husband and his family, and the idea that a man should "marry down" to a woman of a lesser social and economic status, have not kept pace with changes in women's educational and career opportunities. How these relationships are formed, how they impact gendered understandings of women and men, how families are constituted and relationships developed, and how they affect the children of these families and their education, are the issues explored in this book. It breaks new ground in our understanding of transnational and cross-border marriages by looking at the long-term effects of such marriages on communities, families, and individuals.

04/2015

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Comics

Nomen Omen Tome 2 : Wicked Game

Atteinte d'achromatopsie, Becky Kumar est incapable de voir les couleurs. Sa vie a basculé le soir de son vingt et unième anniversaire, lorsqu'une ombre lui a arraché le coeur. Mais Becky n'est pas morte, bien au contraire. Elle a découvert que de puissants êtres ancestraux vivent en nous. Notre monde est imprégné de magie, et ce savoir est réservé à un cercle restreint. La jeune femme sait désormais qu'elle est une sorcière !

02/2021

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Littérature française

Handicapped

The mere fact of existing is already a battle of every moment, but that of being born a woman is seen as the most arduous of battles, in a society that considers women not only less than men, but below men. The simple attributes devolved to human being are sometimes denied to them, under the indifferent eye of the society. Who is to blame for this general contemptuous attitude vis-à-vis the woman ? The man ? Society ? Or the woman herself ? Woman parenthood, excision, rape, sexual harassment, the prison, early marriages and widowhood are core points tackled in the seven short stories of this book where the main characters ; Micheline, Amina, Jenaëlle, Ann-Lise, Lucie, Violet and Bernadette shall each take the reader through their stories using their own words. Based on true stories, these fictions are a personal move to throw more light on the stumbling blocks faced by the woman in her struggle for optimal fulfillment. Through the life stories clearly depicted in this book, most readers can picture their own lives, the lives of a mother, a sister, a friend or a daughter. Two objectives constitute the backbone of this book ; draw attention on the way the woman is perceived by the African society and Cameroon in particular and raise awareness in the woman so that she can come to understand that the key to her destiny lies within herself and nowhere else. Hence the need to portray womanhood as society sees it : a handicap.

10/2020

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Religion

Like Man, Like Woman

Modern scholarship often discusses Roman women in terms of their difference from their male counterparts, frequently defining them as ‘other'. This book shows how Roman male writers at the turn of the first century actually described women as not so different from men : the same qualities and abilities pertaining to the domains of parenthood, intellect and morals are ascribed by writers to women as well as to men. There are two voices, however : a traditional, ideal voice and an individual, realistic voice. This creates a duality of representations of women, which recurs across literary genres and reflects a duality of mentality. How can we interpret the paradoxical information about Roman women given by the male-authored texts ? How does this duality of mentality inform us about gender roles and gender hierarchy ? This work analyses well-known, as well as overlooked, passages from the writings of Pliny the Younger, Tacitus, Suetonius, Quintilian, Statius, Martial and Juvenal and sheds new light on Roman views of women and their abilities, on the notions of private and public and on conjugal relationships. In the process, the famous sixth satire of Juvenal is revisited and its topic reassessed, providing further insights into the complex issues of gender roles, marriage and emotions. By contrasting representations of women across a broad spectrum of literary genres, this book provides consistent findings that have wide significance for the study of Latin literature and the social history of the late first and early second centuries.

07/2013

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Grossesse et maternité

Grossesse The book by Mon cahier

THE BIG BOOK ! L'anthologie illustrée de la grossesse made by Mon cahier ! Bien-être, santé, alimentation, yoga, préparatifs... tous les indispensables pour chaque trimestre de grossesse et pour amorcer le post-partum ! Au programme : Une partie introductive : mon bébé mois par mois, le calendrier prénatal pour bien organiser la grossesse, gérer l'arrivée d'un deuxième enfant. 1er trimestre, le début de l'aventure : le point bien-être, santé, alimentation, maux de la grossesse et rituels bien-être au naturel, le suivi de grossesse à la loupe, préparer le projet de naissance, le yoga prénatal spécial 1er trimestre, côté papa - les massages 2e trimestre, le regain d'énergie : SOS problèmes de peau, ligaments et gonflements, Astuces et rituels bien-être, côté papa- la couvade, le yoga prénatal spécial 2e trimestre, annoncer la grossesse à son aîné, préparatifs (chambre, matériel de puériculture, règles d'or pour concilier grossesse et vie pro... 3e trimestre, la dernière ligne droite : se préparer pour le jour J, les bonnes questions sur l'allaitement, DIY des soins pour bébé, mon yoga prénatal 3e trimestre, les premiers signes que le travail commence 4e trimestre, le post-partum : le retour à la maison en toute sérénité, les règles d'or pour trouver son équilibre, accompagner l'aîné, le maternage à la loupe, côté papa - les premiers gestes, le sommeil, le yoga postnatal pour réapprivoiser son corps

02/2022

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Comics

Nomen Omen Tome 1 : Total Eclipse of the Heart

Dans le monde de Nomen Omen, il est plus important de voir avec son coeur qu'avec ses yeux. Becky, Rebecca Kumar de son vrai nom, est une jeune New-Yorkaise plutôt dégourdie et geek qui a deux mères attentionnées et deux chiens. Elle est atteinte d'achromatopsie, ce qui signifie qu'elle est incapable de voir les couleurs. Mais cela ne l'empêche pas de poster des photos sur son compte Instagram _nomen.omen_. La nuit de son vingt et unième anniversaire, entourée de ses amis, la jeune femme découvre bien malgré elle que le monde est plus vaste qu'elle ne l'avait jamais imaginé...

01/2020

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Comics

Nomen Omen Tome 3 : As the World Falls Down

La fin approche ! Tandis que Becky, la sorcière, et Taranis, le Roi, s'affrontent, le rituel de Medea change à jamais le monde de Nomen Omen. Survivre à des changements si drastiques sera difficile, et la tragédie peut survenir au détour de chaque page. La mort, la culpabilité et la vengeance seront-elles au bout du chemin ? Après tout, c'est la fin de tout ! Ultime chapitre de l'épopée de Marco B. Bucci et Jacopo Camagni, une production Panini Comics publiée aux Etats-Unis chez Image Comics. Une réussite dans le style très particulier de l'Urban Fantasy.

09/2021

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Manga

Lustful Women

Le vrai plaisir ne se dévoile que lorsqu'on s'y abandonne... Pour commencer nous découvrons deux couples à la vie sexuelle routinière qui trouvent un arrangement pour éveiller leur libido. Ensuite, un beau-fils ligote sa belle-mère et tandis que la corde s'enfonce peu à peu dans sa chair, elle s'inquiète de cette relation qui lui semble malsaine... Puis deux amis d'enfance élevés comme frère et soeur étouffent leurs sentiment jusqu'à ce que les flammes du désir finissent par les consumer au risque de révéler leur relation au grand jour. Enfin, un jeune étudiant s'éveille à la sexualité auprès de ses amies. La nostalgie de cette douce époque se confond peu à peu avec les souvenirs si éphémères d'un ancien rêve.

05/2019

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Littérature étrangère

Difficult Women

Paroles de femmes Récits tranchants et cruels comme la vie Par l'autrice du best-seller Bad Feminist. Romancière et essayiste, Roxane Gay est l'une des voix contemporaines qui ébranlent les certitudes et les systèmes.

08/2022

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Photographie

8 Women

Le dernier livre de Collier Schorr, 8 Women, présente des travaux qui s'étendent du milieu des années 90 à nos jours. Les premières oeuvres de Schorr ont utilisé des publicités appropriées de magazines de mode pour aborder les questions de paternité et de désir ; les travaux ont introduit un regard féminin dans le débat sur la représentation féminine. L'appropriation a été le premier médium de Schorr et dans un certain sens, elle y revient, prenant ses propres images de mode commandées et les repliant dans un dialogue avec d'autres oeuvres. Les oeuvres de 8 Women proposent une variété de sujets, tous impliqués dans la performance, que ce soit en tant qu'artistes, mannequins ou musiciens. Schorr, qui travaille dans la mode depuis 10 ans, a créé des décors qui faisaient aussi office d'atelier, révélant des images qui ne pouvaient être faites qu'avec un sujet qui pouvait voyager entre l'objet du désir et le garant d'une identité conçue dans ce moment précis. Travaillant entre les sorties et les manipulations de feuilles lacrymales, Schorr se demande qui sont les femmes qui souhaitent être regardées, ainsi que quel pouvoir existe en reconnaissant cela comme une position post-féministe.

03/2014

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Non classé

Labouring Lives

Labouring Lives unravels the huge changes which have so fundamentally altered the life courses of ordinary women over the past one hundred and fifty years, namely the changes in marriage and fertility patterns. Using dynamic data from Dutch population registers and analytical techniques from the life course approach, the book offers new evidence on women's changing position in the labour market, their role in pre-nuptial sexuality, and their contribution to marriage and fertility change in the Netherlands between 1880 and 1960. The author reconstructs the socio-economic and demographic worlds of different groups of working and non-working women, and by doing so she is able to locate the various groups driving the changes. Advanced statistical tools enable the author to analyse differences in fertility strategies, stopping versus spacing, employed by various social and cultural groups in the Netherlands. This book leads to conclusions which challenge a number of orthodoxies in the field.

10/2014

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Manga

By my side

Sakyô, chef cuisinier, habite dans l'appartement voisin d'Uyama, fleuriste, son meilleur ami depuis le lycée. Les deux hommes sont très proches et toujours fourrés l'un chez l'autre. Mais un jour, en allant rendre visite sans prévenir à Uyama, Sakyô découvre son ami en train de se masturber... en prononçant son nom. Très troublé, il décide d'abord de ne pas lui en parler, afin de préserver leur longue amitié, mais lorsqu'Uyama vient boire un verre chez lui le lendemain et qu'il termine la soirée ivre, les choses dérapent une fois de plus... S'ils décident de faire comme s'il ne s'était rien passé, Sakyô et Uyama parviendront-ils au moins à sauver leur amitié ?

11/2020

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Beaux arts

Jared Bark Book of Stacks Stack of Books /franCais/anglais

En 2012, l'artiste américain Jared Bark, s'est mis à empiler des livres dans les champs et les bois autour de sa ferme. Il avait cette image en tête d'une colonne de livres dressée au bord d'un champ entouré d'arbres. Après avoir travaillé sur les piles en extérieur, Jared Bark a déplacé le projet dans son atelier, où il a fabriqué toutes sortes de piles de livres : des colorées, des brulées, des effacées...Plus récemment, Bark a construit des piles verticales de livres qui sont ensuite passées dans une scierie pour devenir une "cant", terme désignant une bûche qui a été fraisée sur les quatre côtés. La verticalité élancée de ces sculptures fait référence à la fois aux arbres dont on fait le papier et aux anciennes colonnes autoportantes que Bark a découvertes à Pompéi. Book of Stacks, Stacks of Books rassemble pour la première fois dans un livre une sélection complète des piles que Bark a réalisées au cours de la dernière décennie.

07/2022

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Histoire et Philosophiesophie

THE WOMAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH. Alice Stewart and the secrets of radiation

THE WOMAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH tells the engaging life story of the epidemiologist whose discoveries about radiation risk have revolutionized medical practice and challenged international nuclear safety standards. For more than forty years, Dr. Alice Stewart has warned that tow-dose radiation is far more dangerous than has been acknowledged. Although an outstanding scientist with more than 400 peer-reviewed papers to her name, her controversial work has only recently begun to receive significant attention, because it lies at the center of a political storm. In the 1950s when doctors would routinely x-ray pregnant women, she began research at Oxford that led to the discovery that fetal x-rays doubted a child's risk of developing cancer. When she was in her seventies, she again astounded the scientific world by showing that the U.S. nuclear weapons industry was far more dangerous than commonly believed, a finding that embroiled her in an international controversy over radiation risk. In recent years, she has become one of a handful of independent scientists whose work is a lodestone to the antinuclear movement. In 1990, the New York Times called her "perhaps the Energy Department's most influential and feared scientific critic." The Woman Who Knew Too Much traces Dr. Stewart's life and career from her early childhood in Sheffield and medical education at Cambridge to her research positions at Oxford and the University of Birmingham, where she still maintains an office. The book joins a growing number of biographies of pioneering women scientists such as Barbara McClintock, Rosalind Franklin, and Lise Meitner and will find a wide range of appreciative readers, including those interested in the history of science and technology and of the history of women in science and medicine. Activists and policymakers will also find the story of Alice Stewart compelling reading.

02/2000

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Littérature érotique et sentim

Exile and Identity in Autobiographies of Twentieth-Century Spanish Women

In Exile and Identity in Autobiographies of Twentieth-Century Spanish Women, Karla P. Zepeda studies the experience of exile and its effects on identity in three autobiographies : In Place of Splendor by Constancia de la Mora, Memoria de la melancolía by María Teresa León, and Seis anos de mi vida by Federica Montseny. These three prominent Spanish women of the Second Republic became exiles at the conclusion of the Spanish Civil War due to the onset of the Francisco Franco regime. The political expatriation caused their relocation into various countries : the United States, France, Argentina, and Italy. The repositioning initiated a process of self-reinvention, as the women come in contact with social circumstances prompting new versions of self. Through their works, these women negotiate their identity in relation to the lost homeland and the new locale. Exile and Identity in Autobiographies of Twentieth-Century Spanish Women examines the diverse character of diaspora, the social transactions deployed in a variety of circumstances, and the self-negotiations elicited in social interactions. Identity proves to be an intentional re-creation of self, enacted in particular circumstances, and negotiated as a response to social conditions.

05/2012

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Livres 0-3 ans

We are shapes

This clever board book teaches a dual lesson : as children are introduced to shapes, they are also taught interpersonal development. An adorable cast of characters - square, rectangle, triangle, circle, but also squiggly and lumpy - come together to build a house. Each shape contributes its unique quality, and collectively they achieve something that they could not do alone. Visually inspired by the children's books created by Russian Constructivists, this charming book teaches young readers everywhere that we are far stronger together than alone

04/2022

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Non classé

The Search for Lyonnesse

Although Mme de Lafayette is acknowledged as the founder of the modern novel, her precise legacy has been understood only in relation to male-authored texts. However, she wrote as a woman, addressing issues that concerned women of her day, particularly the problem of the apparent incompatibility of sexual fulfilment and the institution of marriage. This study seeks to identify how La Princesse de Clèves was interpreted by three of Mme de Lafayette's most talented women successors and to show how their more sombre and subversive view of society was mediated in works of fiction which have strong affinities with the contes de fées for which they are well known. The novels of Mlle Bernard, Mme d'Aulnoy and Mlle de La Force are significant, not simply for what they tell us about themselves as women writers but also for what they reveal about the origins of the eighteenth-century novel.

07/1999

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Beaux arts

Fuseli and the Modern Woman. Fashion, Fantasy, Fetishism

This catalogue accompanies the first exhibition devoted to a fascinating group of drawings by the Anglo-Swiss Henry Fuseli (1741-1825), one of eighteenth-century Europe's most idiosyncratic, original and controversial artists. Best known for his notoriously provocative painting The Nightmare, Fuseli energetically cultivated a reputation for eccentricity, with vividly stylised images of supernatural creatures, muscle-bound heroes, and damsels in distress. While these convinced some viewers of the greatness of his genius, others dismissed him as a charlatan, or as completely mad. Fuseli's contemporaries might have thought him even crazier had they been aware that in private he harboured an obsessive preoccupation with the figure of the modern woman, which he pursued almost exclusively in his drawings. Where one might have expected idealised bodies with the grace and proportions of classical statues, here instead we encounter figures whose anatomies have been shaped by stiff bodices, waistbands, puffed sleeves, and pointed shoes, and whose heads are crowned by coiffures of the most bizarre and complicated sort. Often based on the artist's wife Sophia Rawlins, the women who populate Fuseli's graphic work tend to adopt brazenly aggressive attitudes, either fixing their gaze directly on the viewer or ignoring our presence altogether. Usually they appear on their own, in isolation on the page ; sometimes they are grouped together to form disturbing narratives, erotic fantasies that may be mysterious, vaguely menacing, or overtly transgressive, but where women always play a dominant role. Among the many intriguing questions raised by these works is the extent to which his wife Sophia was actively involved in fashioning her appearance for her own pleasure, as well as for the benefit of her husband. By bringing together more than fifty of these studies (roughly a third of the known total), The Courtauld Gallery will give audiences an unprecedented opportunity to see one of the finest Romantic-period draughtsmen at his most innovative and exciting. Visitors to the show and readers of the lavishly illustrated catalogue will further be invited to consider how Fuseli's drawings of women, as products of the turbulent aftermath of the American and French Revolutions, speak to concerns about gender and sexuality that have never been more relevant than they are today. The exhibition showcases drawings brought together from international collections, including the Kunsthaus in Zurich, the Auckland Art Gallery in New Zealand, and from other European and North American institutions.

12/2022

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Science-fiction

Dangerous women Tome 1

Guerrières, souveraines, sorcières, muses, conspiratrices, cavalières, intrigantes... Les femmes de ces nouvelles sont dangereuses, chacune à sa manière. George R. R. Martin et son compère de toujours, Gardner Dozois, ont convoqué les plus fines plumes de l'imaginaire pour leur rendre hommage.

04/2018

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Science-fiction

Dangerous women Tome 2

Guerrières, souveraines, sorcières, muses, conspiratrices, cavalières, intrigantes... Les femmes de ces nouvelles sont dangereuses, chacune à sa manière. George R.R. Martin et son compère de toujours, Gardner Dozois, ont convoqué les plus fines lames de l'imaginaire pour leur rendre hommage. Alors que le premier volet de cette anthologie rassemblait les plumes masculines, ce sont ici les auteures qui sont l'honneur : Megan Lindholm, Diana Gabaldon, Nancy Kress, Sherrilyn Kenyon...

06/2018

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Photographie

RED for Executive Women

RED for Executive Women® est un projet artistique pour la promotion de l'égalité des femmes et des hommes. RED for Executive Women® donne la parole aux femmes. Selon une trame commune, chacune a rédigé un texte personnel et une pensée inspirante qui accompagnent les portraits dans les expositions, dans le beau livre et sur le site Internet. RED for Executive Women® investit pour l'Egalité Femmes-Hommes. 30% des bénéfices de la vente des tirages photographiques seront reversés à des associations promouvant l'Egalité Femmes-Hommes. RED for Executive Women® a choisi 100 femmes Ce chiffre est un hommage assumé à Reporters Sans Frontières et sa collection 100 photos pour la Liberté de la presse. Ces femmes, les plus représentatives possibles des femmes d'aujourd'hui, sont toutes impliquées et engagées dans le combat pour l'égalité dans leur milieu professionnel.

11/2021

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Beaux arts

Bourdichon's Boston Hours

This absorbing book explores the crown jewel of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's collection of rare books and manuscripts : Jean Bourdichon's Boston Hours. As court artist to King François I of France, Bourdichon produced paintings, books and even parade floats for the sovereign and his entourage. This publication accompanies the museum's first ever exhibition dedicated to this spectacular illuminated manuscript. Painter to two kings, Jean Bourdichon remains today one of the most celebrated artists of the French Renaissance. By age twenty-four, he was already serving as "peintre du roy, " a title which Bourdichon held for the rest of his life. His illustrious career at the French royal court led to a wide range of commissions- from portraits to wall maps to stained glass-but he is remembered principally for astonishing illuminated manuscripts. The peerless Grandes Heures for Queen Anne of Brittany remains the touchstone of this group which includes some of the most lavishly painted books of hours ever produced. One of these masterpieces-Bourdichon's Boston Hours-in the collection of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is the subject of this book. Bourdichon's only intact book of hours in the United States was acquired by Isabella Stewart Gardner in 1890 and became the crown jewel of her collection of rare books and manuscripts. Leading scholars Nicholas Herman and Anne-Marie Eze explore its history in depth, shedding new light on the book's patronage and provenance- from the shelves of a wealthy Catholic landowner in Lincolnshire to the shop of a Venetian art and antiques dealer. This book is the latest in the Gardner's Close Up series, each installment focusing on an individual, outstanding work of art in the collection. This publication is the first dedicated to this rare treasure, and precedes an exhibition opening in summer 2022.

09/2021

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Non classé

A Life of Her Own

This study reconstructs Brittain's feminist theory, which mainly refutes assumptions made about women, supports companionate marriage, and demands the communal reorganization of child care and domestic work to enable a married woman to work outside her home. It compares her theory to her five novels. Doing so, it uncovers revealing feminist 'flaws', above all that marriage remains, the sine qua non for a woman's happiness. The study describes Brittain's way to the top as a formidable obstacle race, in which she constantly had to fight the men she loved, her children, her parents, and resulting domesticity in order to find time to write "the book of the decade". She reached her goal with the publication of Testament of Youth in 1933.

11/1996

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Informatique

L'Egypte des Pharaons. Discovery Book by Assassin's Creed

Redécouvrez à 360° la vie au temps de l'Egypte ancienne, grâce au Discovery Tour, le mode de jeu culturel et pédagogique d'Assassin's Creed. Plongez au coeur des pyramides, percez les secrets de leur fabrication, observez les cérémonies de momification des grands prêtres égyptiens, parcourez les terres fertiles autour du Nil, les tombes de la Vallée des morts... Retrouvez 1001 informations passionnantes et insolites sur les grands pharaons de l'Egypte et sur l'Egypte au temps de Cléopâtre. Un magnifique ouvrage, idéal pour les lecteurs de 10 ans et plus, et recommandé pour accompagner le programme d'histoire de 6e.

09/2020

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Littérature française

Wheelchair hop on hop off

Clotilde recounts her daily life during her studies with her chronic disease, often flanked by her trustworthy wheelchair. It's not always easy to manage studies, hospitalizations, internships, and outings in a wheelchair, all of which are ­affected by the uncertainties of a chronic disease ! Despite the moments of discouragement and the many obstacles, it is with humour, optimism and determination that the young woman continues to lead her life, which she shares with us through her encounters and days of varying fitness. This book is an ­invitation to change one's view of the wheelchair and disability by discovering its joys and sorrows !

09/2021

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Manga

I feel good. My woman's body !

Une pilule miracle, stimulante et soi-disant un remède contre l'ennui... Ken se méfie mais se saisit de cette étrange pilule, et l'avale un peu par mégarde. Les effets sont immédiats ! Il se retrouve dans le corps d'une femme ! Ken décide alors de profiter de la situation, et d'explorer les nouveaux plaisirs qui s'offrent à lui... Mais a-t-il vraiment le contrôle de la situation ? Que cache son ami Yuuto au sujet de cette pilule ? Quel destin attend Ken, qui hésite peu à peu à abandonner sa virilité ?

05/2019

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Droit

Europe's Role in a South African Methodology

This work consists of essays on the so-called Middle Ages, seen from two perspectives. Writing from a sideline perspective, as opposed to the perspectives of historically mainstream theologies, in the first part of the book the author proposes a method for reading religious political texts with European philosophical insights but with a relevance for South Africa. This is done by comparing so-called Medieval texts with South African texts and situations within the demands of liberation, contextualisation, and communalism.In the second part of the book, from a female perspective, the author reevaluates the post-Biblical history of Christianity, criticising the terms "Patristics" and "Middle Ages". A South African women's theology is then offered as the outcome of the sideline perspective on the Bible, history and theology discussed in this book.

12/1991

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Non classé

Portraits of Women in Selected Works of Gabriele Reuter

Known primarily for the novel, Aus guter Familie, Gabriele Reuter has not yet been accorded the attention she deserves for her contribution to German literature in general and women's writing in particular. The precisely observed portraits of women in the novels discussed in this volume allow us to experience the complex interplay of societal norms and individual needs which shape feminine existence. Among the themes treated are misguided motherhood, the virtue of the unwed mother, the conflict between the will to be and the need to love and be loved, woman's role in the political sphere and a comparison of womanhood in two generations. One of the enduring pleasures of reading Reuter is the rich variety of female characters from the early part of the twentieth century.

12/1987

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Photographie

Women are Heroes. 4e édition

Le projet de JR, dont Women are heroes est le 3e volet, après 28 millimètres et Face 2 Face parus chez Alternatives, consiste à réaliser, avec un objectif de 28 millimètres, des portraits de "gens du commun" et à les afficher dans la rue. Ici, les femmes kenyannes, brésiliennes, indiennes ou cambodgiennes sont à l'honneur. Elles ne font jamais la une de l'actualité mais sont les vrais piliers de leur société, malgré guerres ou violences du quotidien. Une pratique artistique comme élément de discussion, pour traiter de sujets d'actualité de manière innovante, provocatrice et objective. Son travail mélange l'art et l'action, parle d'engagement, de liberté, d'identité et de limite.

11/2012