Beacon Lights of History
Cosimo, Inc., 2009 M01 1 - 420 pages
First published posthumously in 1902, this collection of the lectures of American historian JOHN LORD (1810-1894) is a charming rummage through 6,000 years of European and American history, exploring the past from "the old pagan civilizations" to modern leaders and cultures on both sides of the Atlantic. This replica edition features all the original illustrations, hard to come by in other recent versions. It will delight both readers of history and lovers of beautiful, classic books. Volume VII: "Great Women" covers: [ Heloise and love [ Joan of Arc and heroic women [ Saint Theresa and religious enthusiasm [ Madame de Maintenon: the political woman [ Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough: the woman of the world [ women in literature [ women in politics [ the education of women [ George Eliot: woman as novelist [ and more
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