Embodying the Sacred

Embodying the Sacred

“Indian Brides of Christ: Creating New Spaces for Indigenous Women in New Spain.” Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos 15, no. 2 (1999): 225 – 60. Leavitt-Alcántara, Brianna. “Holy Women and Hagiography in Colonial Spanish America.

Author: Nancy E. van Deusen

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822372288

Category: History

Page: 280

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In seventeenth-century Lima, pious Catholic women gained profound theological understanding and enacted expressions of spiritual devotion by engaging with a wide range of sacred texts and objects, as well as with one another, their families, and ecclesiastical authorities. In Embodying the Sacred, Nancy E. van Deusen considers how women created and navigated a spiritual existence within the colonial city's complex social milieu. Through close readings of diverse primary sources, van Deusen shows that these women recognized the divine—or were objectified as conduits of holiness—in innovative and powerful ways: dressing a religious statue, performing charitable acts, sharing interiorized spiritual visions, constructing autobiographical texts, or offering their hair or fingernails to disciples as living relics. In these manifestations of piety, each of these women transcended the limited outlets available to them for expressing and enacting their faith in colonial Lima, and each transformed early modern Catholicism in meaningful ways.
Categories: History

The Princess

The Princess

The Bride Quest #1 Claire Delacroix. Lady Ismay straightened primly. “Not well,” she snapped Brianna's eyes showed her concern. “But what is amiss?” Lady Ismay swallowed. ... The lady Brianna laid a hand upon the older woman's arm.

Author: Claire Delacroix

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 9780307428943

Category: Fiction

Page: 418

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"I will wed only my one true love!" declared Princess Brianna despite King Henry's decree that she marry one of the sons of the man who had conquered her family's castle. So Brianna issued a seemingly impossible challenge: He who returned with a gift that made her laugh would win her hand. And thus began the bride quest of the three brothers Fitzgavin. . . . Burke and Rowan, knights both, set out at her command. Only Luc remained, refusing to indulge the whims of the glorious Irish princess. Even Brianna's legendary beauty could not tempt him--until she invaded his senses . . . and his soul. But Luc thought a princess had no place in the life of a battle-weary warrior who vowed to lay down his sword forever--until he was forced to take up arms to protect the fair maiden who had seized his heart by divine right. From the Paperback edition.
Categories: Fiction

The Outlander Series Bundle Books 1 2 3 and 4

The Outlander Series Bundle  Books 1  2  3  and 4

The young woman squatted beside me, speaking quietly in English. ... They would not use it, though, except from necessity, preferring their own language. ... I had my own necessities; the thought of Roger, and of Brianna. The old woman ...

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 9780804181136

Category: Fiction

Page: 3472

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There’s never been a better time to discover the novels behind the blockbuster Starz original series Outlander. Blending rich historical fiction with riveting adventure and a truly epic love story, here are the first four books of Diana Gabaldon’s New York Times bestselling saga that introduced the world to the brilliant Claire Randall and valiant Highlander Jamie Fraser: OUTLANDER DRAGONFLY IN AMBER VOYAGER DRUMS OF AUTUMN Scottish Highlands, 1945. Claire Randall, a former British combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743. Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of a world that threatens her life, and may shatter her heart. Marooned amid danger, passion, and violence, her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives. Praise for Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander novels “Marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading.”—San Francisco Chronicle, on Outlander “History comes deliciously alive on the page.”—New York Daily News, on Outlander “Gabaldon is a born storyteller. . . . The pages practically turn themselves.”—The Arizona Republic, on Dragonfly in Amber “Triumphant . . . Her use of historical detail and a truly adult love story confirm Gabaldon as a superior writer.”—Publishers Weekly, on Voyager “Unforgettable characters . . . richly embroidered with historical detail.”—The Cincinnati Post, on Drums of Autumn
Categories: Fiction

American Women in Transition

American Women in Transition

M'a'e ' I . (FemaIe White n ' ' ' 1 Black or Negro " hr Negro 7/ one circ . ... Suzanne M. Briana/ii :— b. Month of '9 i 1 A' f 1 b. ... Now married Widowed Divorced Separated Never married No (not Spanish/Hispanic) Yes.

Author: Suzanne M. Bianchi

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 9781610440530

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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This is the first in a series of eighteen projected volumes, to be published over the next two years, aimed at converting the vast statistical yield of the 1980 Census into authoritative analyses of major changes and trends in American life. A collaborative research effort, funded by public and private foundations, this series revives a tradition of independent Census analysis (the last such project was undertaken in 1960) and offers an unparalleled array of studies on various ethnic, geographic, and status dimensions of the U.S. population. It is entirely appropriate that the inaugural volume in this series should document trends in the status of American women. Dramatic social and demographic changes over the past two decades make American Women in Transition a landmark, an invaluable one-volume summary and assessment of women's move from the private domain to the public. Clearly and in detail, the authors describe women's increasing educational attainment and labor force participation, their lagging earning power, their continued commitment to marriage and family, and the "balancing act" necessitated by this overlap of roles. Supplementing 1980 Census data with even more recent surveys from the Census Bureau and other federal agencies, Bianchi and Spain are able to extend these trends into the 1980s and sketch the complex challenges posed by such lasting and historic changes. This definitive and sensitive study is certain to become a standard reference work on American women today, and an essential foundation for future scholarship and policy concerning the status of women in our society. A Volume in the Russell Sage Foundation Census Series
Categories: Social Science

Brotherhood Protectors Boxed Set 1

Brotherhood Protectors Boxed Set 1

Despite concern for her own safety, Briana stepped into the alley. “Hey, what's wrong? Can I help?” “No,” a woman's voice whispered. “No one can.” Though she spoke perfect English, her voice held a hint of a Spanish accent.

Author: Elle James

Publisher: Elle James

ISBN: 9781626954274

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

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Books 1-3 of the bestselling BROTHREHOOD PROTECTORS Series by New York Times bestselling author Elle James all in one set: Montana SEAL Former SEAL and shining Hollywood starlet struggle against their burgeoning desire while trying to stay alive in the crosshairs of a murderous stalker. Bride Protector SEAL A Navy SEAL bodyguard and his client’s bride struggle with rising desire while fighting to stay keep her alive to the wedding date. Montana D-Force Former Delta Force soldier and troubled LA screenwriter struggle against their burgeoning desire while trying to catch a serial rapist.
Categories: Fiction

Briana Mills Boon Vintage 90s Modern

Briana  Mills   Boon Vintage 90s Modern

And though this sweet lass would be treated like a woman by those who met her, she was still, in her heart, that naive girl of ten and five who had burst upon ... From his position at the top of a small green hill, the lad pointed.

Author: Ruth Langan

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781408989579

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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THE O'NEIL SAGA A family driven by destiny! Briana O'Neil... Regaled with tales of her brothers' adventures, Briana hoped to follow in their footsteps and fight for the freedom of their homeland. But while she'd dreamed of joining the fray, she'd never considered that she herself would ever fall victim to an enemy's sword...
Categories: Fiction



Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, Question 92, Article 1, English Second and Revised Edition, trans. Fathers of the English Dominican Province, ... Brianna Theobald, “A 1970 Law Led to the Mass Sterilization of Native American Women.

Author: Aimee Murphy

Publisher: New City Press

ISBN: 9781565485419

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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Who deserves human rights? The answer to this question is the crux of all moral and political action in society, and defines our character as individuals and as nations. Aimee Murphy seeks to answer this vital question in this accessible and succinct handbook on the Consistent Life Ethic, a moral philosophy whose central principle is that each and every human being has inherent dignity from conception to natural death, and therefore deserves to live free from violence. Rehumanize: A Vision to Secure Human Rights for All includes a digestible yet systematic analysis of the history, ethics, and public policy surrounding modern issues of dehumanization, and casts a rehumanizing vision of a world beyond violence. Beyond the confines of political parties or religious exclusion, the founder of Rehumanize International communicates an aspiration to an inclusive ideal of a consistent movement of every human standing for every human. Activists, scholars, and leaders young and old will find this resource an indispensable cornerstone for their outreach and advocacy for decades to come.
Categories: Religion

The Prince His Cinderella Small Town Royal Romance The Cinderella Escape Book 1

The Prince   His Cinderella  Small Town Royal Romance  The Cinderella Escape Book 1

He answered in English, his dark eyes gentling in what seemed to be understanding. “You are Briana Duvaulle.” “Yes.” She glanced at the woman by his side. “She does not speak the English language. I am Antonio Castillo.” “I thought so.

Author: Mindy Neff

Publisher: Mindy Neff

ISBN: 9781948319270

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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Magical hot springs. A memory glitch. And a positive pregnancy test. Briana Duvaulle couldn’t be pregnant! She hadn’t done the deed…had she? And to make matters worse—now that it’s too late—the most exciting man Brianna has ever met has launched a no-holds-barred romantic pursuit of her! Although Joseph Castillo showers her with gifts and affections, it’s the lure of his passion and devotion that Brianna can’t resist. But just when she starts believing in fairy tales and happily ever after, she learns he’s a Prince! She’s a small town girl from Ohio and he’s next in line to rule an entire country. She can’t expect him to compromise his impeccable lineage for her and her mystery baby—especially when his family has arranged for him to marry someone else. Is it time for this Cinderella to escape? National Reader’s Choice Award Winner “A book that will make it to the keeper shelf. The very talented and witty Mindy Neff constantly turns out works of fiction that would make great romantic films and this one is no exception!” –Harriet Klausner, AOL Reviews. “A must read for anyone looking for a truly marvelous book!” –Jackie Lovejoy, Covina Bookstore.
Categories: Fiction



The Indigenous Women Leaders of Spanish America, 1492–1825 Margarita R. Ochoa, Sara V. Guengerich. La Rea, Alonso de. Crónica de la orden de N. Seráfico P. S. Francisco, provincia de S. Pedro y S. Pablo de Mechoacán en la Nueva España.

Author: Margarita R. Ochoa

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806169996

Category: History

Page: 345

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The term cacica was a Spanish linguistic invention, the female counterpart to caciques, the Arawak word for male indigenous leaders in Spanish America. But the term’s meaning was adapted and manipulated by natives, creating a new social stratum where it previously may not have existed. This book explores that transformation, a conscious construction and reshaping of identity from within. Cacicas feature far and wide in the history of Spanish America, as female governors and tribute collectors and as relatives of ruling caciques—or their destitute widows. They played a crucial role in the establishment and success of Spanish rule, but were also instrumental in colonial natives’ resistance and self-definition. In this volume, noted scholars uncover the history of colonial cacicas, moving beyond anecdotes of individuals in Spanish America. Their work focuses on the evolution of indigenous leadership, particularly the lineage and succession of these positions in different regions, through the lens of native women’s political activism. Such activism might mean the intervention of cacicas in the economic, familial, and religious realms or their participation in official and unofficial matters of governance. The authors explore the role of such personal authority and political influence across a broad geographic, chronological, and thematic range—in patterns of succession, the settling of frontier regions, interethnic relations and the importance of purity of blood, gender and family dynamics, legal and marital strategies for defending communities, and the continuation of indigenous governance. This volume showcases colonial cacicas as historical subjects who constructed their consciousness around their place, whether symbolic or geographic, and articulated their own unique identities. It expands our understanding of the significant influence these women exerted—within but also well beyond the native communities of Spanish America.
Categories: History

Venanzio Rauzzini and the Birth of a New Style in English Singing

Venanzio Rauzzini and the Birth of a New Style in English Singing

26. Brianna E. Robertson-Kirkland, 'Music-Making: A Fundamental or a Vain Accomplishment?' Women's History 2, no. 10 (2018): 31. 27. Leppert, Music and Image, 60–61. 28. Hannah More, Essays on Various Subjects, Principally Designed for ...

Author: Brianna E. Robertson-Kirkland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000536843

Category: History

Page: 244

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Since the eighteenth century, the one-to-one singing lesson has been the most common method of delivery. The scenario allows the teacher to familiarise and individualise the lesson to suit the needs of their student; however, it can also lead to speculation about what is taught. More troubling is the heightened risk of gossip and rumour with the private space generating speculation about the student–teacher relationship. Venanzio Rauzzini (1746–1810), an Italian castrato living in England who became a highly sought-after singing master, was particularly susceptible since his students tended to be women, whose moral character was under more scrutiny than their male counterparts. Even so in 1792, The Bath Chronicle proclaimed the Italian castrato: 'the father of a new style in English singing'. Branding Rauzzini as a founder of an English style was not an error, but indicative of deep-seated anxieties about the Italian invasion on England’s musical culture. This book places teaching at the centre of the socio-historical narrative and provides unique insight into musical culture. Using a microhistory approach, this study is the first to focus in on the impact of teaching and casts new light on issues of celebrity culture, gender and nationalism in Georgian England.
Categories: History