• Auteur: Hanne Blank
  • ISBN: 1596917199
  • Date de sortie: 2008-12-10
  • Collection: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Hanne Blank's revolutionary, rich, and entertaining survey of an astonishing untouched history reveals why humans have been fixated on an indefinable state of being since the dawn of time. As the butt of innumerable jokes, center of spiritual mysteries, locus of teenage angst, popular genre for pornography, and nucleus around which the world's most powerful government has created an unprecedented abstinence policy, Virgin also shows how utterly important to contemporary times the topic is.

The Virgin the King and the Royal Slaves of El Cobre

  • Auteur: María Elena Díaz
  • ISBN: 9780804747134
  • Date de sortie: 2002-07-01
  • Collection: Stanford University Press
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This book tells the extraordinary story of a village of peasants and miners who were slaves belonging to the king of Spain and whose local patroness was a vision of the virgin. It explores the ways the royal slaves, assisted by te force of popular religion, achieved a degree of freedom unprecedented in other colonial societies of the New World.

Virgin Or Vamp

  • Auteur: Helen Benedict
  • ISBN: 0195086651
  • Date de sortie: 1993
  • Collection: Oxford University Press on Demand
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In the last few years, the national press has lavished coverage on several major sex-related scandals: the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill hearings, the William Kennedy Smith rape trial, and the Mike Tyson case. With each event came lurid stories pitting either a loose or virginal woman against an unwilling or monstrous man. Such extreme coverage, argues Helen Benedict, perpetuates myths that are harmful to victims of these crimes (and sometimes to the accused). In Virgin or Vamp Benedict examines the press's treatment of four notorious sex crimes from the past decade--the Rideout marital rape trial in Oregon, the Big Dan's pool table gang rape in Massachusetts, the "Preppy Murder" in New York City, and the Central Park jogger case--and shows how victims are labelled either as virgins or vamps, a practice she condemns as misleading and harmful. Benedict also looks at other factors that perpetuate the misunderstanding of rape. For instance, she shows how the New York press presented the Central Park jogger rape case as motivated by racism because of its unwillingness to consider rape an issue of gender. She also addresses our inherent language bias, the press's tendency to use sexually suggestive language to describe crime victims, and its preference for crimes against whites. In conclusion, Benedict offers a number of solutions that will help reporters cover these increasingly common crimes without further harming the victims, the defendants, or public understanding.

In the Shadow of the Virgin

  • Auteur: Gretchen D. Starr-LeBeau
  • ISBN: 9780691096834
  • Date de sortie: 2003
  • Collection: Princeton University Press
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On June 11, 1485, in the pilgrimage town of Guadalupe, the Holy Office of the Inquisition executed Alonso de Paredes--a converted Jew who posed an economic and political threat to the town's powerful friars--as a heretic. Wedding engrossing narratives of Paredes and other figures with astute historical analysis, this finely wrought study reconsiders the relationship between religious identity and political authority in late-Medieval and early-modern Spain. Gretchen Starr-LeBeau concentrates on the Inquisition's handling of conversos (converted Jews and their descendants) in Guadalupe, taking religious identity to be a complex phenomenon that was constantly re-imagined and reconstructed in light of changing personal circumstances and larger events. She demonstrates that the Inquisition reified the ambiguous religious identities of conversos by defining them as devout or (more often) heretical. And she argues that political figures used this definitional power of the Inquisition to control local populations and to increase their own authority. In the Shadow of the Virgin is unique in pointing out that the power of the Inquisition came from the collective participation of witnesses, accusers, and even sometimes its victims. For the first time, it draws the connection between the malleability of religious identity and the increase in early modern political authority. It shows that, from the earliest days of the modern Spanish Inquisition, the Inquisition reflected the political struggles and collective religious and cultural anxieties of those who were drawn into participating in it.

Prince Voronov s Virgin

  • Auteur: Lynn Raye Harris
  • ISBN: 4596648433
  • Date de sortie: 2014-11-11
  • Collection: Harlequin / SB Creative
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After the death of their parents, Paige is doing her best to raise her little sister. She works as the secretary for the president of a company, and she has a bit of a crush on him. She’s able to bring her sister to Russia, where she’s working, but then her sister goes missing. Paige wanders around one night, looking for her, until she is chased by a group of drunk men. A mysterious young man comes to her rescue, telling her to act as if they are lovers. She can't help but feel some attraction to him...and then she finds out who he really is. Now he's got her in his sights.

Like a Virgin

  • Auteur: Gordon Steel
  • ISBN: 1849436339
  • Date de sortie: 2012-06-12
  • Collection: Oberon Books
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A romp through the bubble-gum years of teenage life. Angela and Mazine, besotted with Madonna, play truant from school, form a band, attempt to write songs and, with haribrushes in hand, live out their adolescent dreams of becoming famous. Meanwhile Angela's mother, Viv, struggles to come to terms with her marriage break-up and her daughter's explosive lifestyle, as the play rollercoasters through hope, sex, ambition, despair, and, most of all, love

The Virgin and Her Lover

  • Auteur: Thomas Hägg
  • ISBN: 9789004132603
  • Date de sortie: 2003
  • Collection: BRILL
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This publication and discussion of the fragments of the Greek novel of "M?tiokhos and Parthenop?" and the Persian epic poem based on it, ?Un?ur?'s V?miq and ?Adhr?, adds a new work to the corpus of ancient novels and sheds new light on Persian epic poetry.
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