A History Of The Wife

  • Filename: a-history-of-the-wife.
  • ISBN: 0061913650
  • Release Date: 2009-05-19
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: Marilyn Yalom
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



How did marriage, considered a religious duty in medieval Europe, become a venue for personal fulfillment in contemporary America? How did the notion of romantic love, a novelty in the Middle Ages, become a prerequisite for marriage today? And, if the original purpose of marriage was procreation, what exactly is the purpose of marriage for women now? Combining "a scholar's rigor and a storyteller's craft"(San Jose Mercury News), distinguished cultural historian Marilyn Yalom charts the evolution of marriage in the Judeo Christian world through the centuries and shows how radically our ideas about marriage have changed. For any woman who is, has been, or ever will be married, this intellectually vigorous and gripping historical analysis of marriage sheds new light on an institution most people take for granted, and that may, in fact, be experiencing its most convulsive upheaval since the Reformation.

History of the Wife

  • Filename: history-of-the-wife.
  • ISBN: 0863584373
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 474
  • Author: Marilyn Yalom
  • Publisher:



How did marriage, considered a religious duty in medieval Europe, become a venue for personal fulfillment in contemporary America? How did the notion of romantic love, a novelty in the Middle Ages, become a prerequisite for marriage today? And, if the original purpose of marriage was procreation, what exactly is the purpose of marriage for women now? Combining "a scholar's rigor and a storyteller's craft"(San Jose Mercury News), distinguished cultural historian Marilyn Yalom charts the evolution of marriage in the Judeo Christian world through the centuries and shows how radically our ideas about marriage have changed. For any woman who is, has been, or ever will be married, this intellectually vigorous and gripping historical analysis of marriage sheds new light on an institution most people take for granted, and that may, in fact, be experiencing its most convulsive upheaval since the Reformation.

Untold

  • Filename: untold.
  • ISBN: 9781939681058
  • Release Date: 2013-04-02
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Tamam Kahn
  • Publisher: Monkfish Book Publishing



Untold demystifies the most influential women present at the dawn of Islam and introduces us to Muhammad's wives.

A History of the Breast

  • Filename: a-history-of-the-breast.
  • ISBN: 0679434593
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 331
  • Author: Marilyn Yalom
  • Publisher: Knopf



A study of how the breast has been perceived in Western culture from ancient times to the present day explores religious, medical, literary, artistic, political, psychoanalytical, and social perspectives on the topic, from both a male and a female point of view. 15,000 first printing.

The Upstairs Wife

  • Filename: the-upstairs-wife.
  • ISBN: 9780807003374
  • Release Date: 2015-02-03
  • Number of pages: 264
  • Author: Rafia Zakaria
  • Publisher: Beacon Press



A memoir of Karachi through the eyes of its women An Indies Introduce Debut Authors Selection For a brief moment on December 27, 2007, life came to a standstill in Pakistan. Benazir Bhutto, the country’s former prime minister and the first woman ever to lead a Muslim country, had been assassinated at a political rally just outside Islamabad. Back in Karachi—Bhutto’s birthplace and Pakistan’s other great metropolis—Rafia Zakaria’s family was suffering through a crisis of its own: her Uncle Sohail, the man who had brought shame upon the family, was near death. In that moment these twin catastrophes—one political and public, the other secret and intensely personal—briefly converged. Zakaria uses that moment to begin her intimate exploration of the country of her birth. Her Muslim-Indian family immigrated to Pakistan from Bombay in 1962, escaping the precarious state in which the Muslim population in India found itself following the Partition. For them, Pakistan represented enormous promise. And for some time, Zakaria’s family prospered and the city prospered. But in the 1980s, Pakistan’s military dictators began an Islamization campaign designed to legitimate their rule—a campaign that particularly affected women’s freedom and safety. The political became personal when her aunt Amina’s husband, Sohail, did the unthinkable and took a second wife, a humiliating and painful betrayal of kin and custom that shook the foundation of Zakaria’s family but was permitted under the country’s new laws. The young Rafia grows up in the shadow of Amina’s shame and fury, while the world outside her home turns ever more chaotic and violent as the opportunities available to post-Partition immigrants are dramatically curtailed and terrorism sows its seeds in Karachi. Telling the parallel stories of Amina’s polygamous marriage and Pakistan’s hopes and betrayals, The Upstairs Wife is an intimate exploration of the disjunction between exalted dreams and complicated realities.

Man and Wife in America

  • Filename: man-and-wife-in-america.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015048568086
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 408
  • Author: Hendrik Hartog
  • Publisher:



The author examines a century and a half of marriage in the United States from the standpoint of the laws that defined marital relations and how these laws were manipulated to fit personal needs.

The Wives of Los Alamos

  • Filename: the-wives-of-los-alamos.
  • ISBN: 9781408845981
  • Release Date: 2014-04-24
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: TaraShea Nesbit
  • Publisher: A&C Black



Their average age was twenty-five. They came from Berkeley, Cambridge, Paris, London and Chicago ? and arrived in New Mexico ready for adventure or at least resigned to it. But hope quickly turned to hardship in the desolate military town where everything was a secret, including what their husbands were doing at the lab. They lived in barely finished houses with a P.O. Box for an address, in a town wreathed with barbed wire, all for the benefit of 'the project' that didn't exist as far as the greater world was concerned. They were constrained by the words they couldn't say out loud, the letters they couldn't send home, the freedom they didn't have. Though they were strangers, they joined together ? babies were born, friendships were forged, children grew up. But then 'the project' was unleashed and even bigger challenges faced the women of Los Alamos, as they struggled with the burden of their contribution towards the creation of the most destructive force in mankind's history ? the atomic bomb. Contentious, gripping and intimate, The Wives of Los Alamos is a personal tale of one of the most momentous events in our history.

The Twentieth Wife

  • Filename: the-twentieth-wife.
  • ISBN: 0743428188
  • Release Date: 2003-02-18
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Indu Sundaresan
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Offers a fictionalized account of the life of Mehrunnisa, a sixteenth-century empress of India whose love helped shape the course of the Mughal empire in the seventeenth century.

The Traitor s Wife

  • Filename: the-traitor-s-wife.
  • ISBN: 9781476738628
  • Release Date: 2014-02-11
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Author: Allison Pataki
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



A riveting historical novel about Peggy Shippen Arnold, the cunning wife of Benedict Arnold and mastermind behind America’s most infamous act of treason... A riveting historical novel about Peggy Shippen Arnold, the cunning wife of Benedict Arnold and mastermind behind America’s most infamous act of treason . . . Everyone knows Benedict Arnold—the Revolutionary War general who betrayed America and fled to the British—as history’s most notorious turncoat. Many know Arnold’s co-conspirator, Major John André, who was apprehended with Arnold’s documents in his boots and hanged at the orders of General George Washington. But few know of the integral third character in the plot: a charming young woman who not only contributed to the betrayal but orchestrated it. Socialite Peggy Shippen is half Benedict Arnold’s age when she seduces the war hero during his stint as military commander of Philadelphia. Blinded by his young bride’s beauty and wit, Arnold does not realize that she harbors a secret: loyalty to the British. Nor does he know that she hides a past romance with the handsome British spy John André. Peggy watches as her husband, crippled from battle wounds and in debt from years of service to the colonies, grows ever more disillusioned with his hero, Washington, and the American cause. Together with her former love and her disaffected husband, Peggy hatches the plot to deliver West Point to the British and, in exchange, win fame and fortune for herself and Arnold. Told from the perspective of Peggy’s maid, whose faith in the new nation inspires her to intervene in her mistress’s affairs even when it could cost her everything, The Traitor’s Wife brings these infamous figures to life, illuminating the sordid details and the love triangle that nearly destroyed the American fight for freedom.

A History of Marriage

  • Filename: a-history-of-marriage.
  • ISBN: 9781609800857
  • Release Date: 2011-01-04
  • Number of pages: 323
  • Author: Elizabeth Abbott
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press



What does the "tradition of marriage" really look like? In A History of Marriage, Elizabeth Abbott paints an often surprising picture of this most public, yet most intimate, institution. Ritual of romance, or social obligation? Eternal bliss, or cult of domesticity? Abbott reveals a complex tradition that includes same-sex unions, arranged marriages, dowries, self-marriages, and child brides. Marriage—in all its loving, unloving, decadent, and impoverished manifestations—is revealed here through Abbott's infectious curiosity.

The Wife the Maid and the Mistress

  • Filename: the-wife-the-maid-and-the-mistress.
  • ISBN: 9780385537636
  • Release Date: 2014-01-28
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Ariel Lawhon
  • Publisher: Anchor



“Inspired by a real-life unsolved mystery, this mesmerizing novel features characters that make a lasting impression.”--PEOPLE MAGAZINE "More meticulously choreographed than a chorus line. It all pays off."--THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW They say behind every great man, there's a woman. In this case, there are three. Stella Crater, the judge's wife, is the picture of propriety draped in long pearls and the latest Chanel. Ritzi, a leggy showgirl with Broadway aspirations, thinks moonlighting in the judge's bed is the quickest way off the chorus line. Maria Simon, the dutiful maid, has the judge to thank for her husband's recent promotion to detective in the NYPD. Meanwhile, Crater is equally indebted to Tammany Hall leaders and the city's most notorious gangster, Owney "The Killer" Madden. On a sultry summer night, as rumors circulate about the judge's involvement in wide-scale political corruption, the Honorable Joseph Crater steps into a cab and disappears without a trace. Or does he? After 39 years of necessary duplicity, Stella Crater is finally ready to reveal what she knows. Sliding into a plush leather banquette at Club Abbey, the site of many absinthe-soaked affairs and the judge's favorite watering hole back in the day, Stella orders two whiskeys on the rocks—one for her and one in honor of her missing husband. Stirring the ice cubes in the lowball glass, Stella begins to tell a tale—of greed, lust, and deceit. As the novel unfolds and the women slyly break out of their prescribed roles, it becomes clear that each knows more than she has initially let on. With a layered intensity and prose as effervescent as the bubbly that flows every night, The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress is a wickedly entertaining historical mystery that will transport readers to a bygone era with tipsy spins through subterranean jazz clubs and backstage dressing rooms. But beneath the Art Deco skyline and amid the intoxicating smell of smoke and whiskey, the question of why Judge Crater disappeared lingers seductively until a twist in the very last pages.

Campfollowing

  • Filename: campfollowing.
  • ISBN: 0275937216
  • Release Date: 1991-01-01
  • Number of pages: 164
  • Author: Betty Sowers Alt
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group



A collection of memoirs, diaries, letters and interviews presenting a history of the military wife from the Revolutionary War tho the post-Vietnam years. It considers both the traditional and modern roles of the military wife, including her place as second in line to her husband's career.

Marriage a History

  • Filename: marriage-a-history.
  • ISBN: UCSC:32106018638442
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Stephanie Coontz
  • Publisher: Viking Press



An analysis of the institution of marriage detailing how marriages have evolved from loveless unions to their current state, in an exposâe that reveals the impacts of Victorian-inspired marital intimacy, divorce, and alternative lifestyles.

Aisha

  • Filename: aisha.
  • ISBN: 1597842664
  • Release Date: 2012-01-01
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Resit Haylamaz
  • Publisher:



This book portrays one of the most significant personalities in the history of Islam. Taking the misunderstandings and defamation about her into consideration, Aisha needs to be understood correctly. This study by Dr Resit Haylamaz, an expert on the life of the Prophet and his leading Companions, reflects her life in various aspects based on reliable reports. The book clarifies her critical role at establishing the Islamic teaching, with particular reference to her role in the transmission of private matters concerning women and marital relations, as well as recording the authentic sayings of the Prophet. As her sensitivity at practicing religion is related in a rich variety of examples, much disputed issues like her marriage age and her stance about Ali ibn Abi Talib are covered as separate topics.

The Paris Wife

  • Filename: the-paris-wife.
  • ISBN: 9780748119257
  • Release Date: 2011-03-03
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Paula McLain
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a shy twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness when she meets Ernest Hemingway and is captivated by his energy, intensity and burning ambition to write. After a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for France. But glamorous Jazz Age Paris, full of artists and writers, fuelled by alcohol and gossip, is no place for family life and fidelity. Ernest and Hadley's marriage begins to founder, and the birth of a beloved son serves only to drive them further apart. Then, at last, Ernest's ferocious literary endeavours begin to bring him recognition - not least from a woman intent on making him her own . . .

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