Mistress of the Vatican

This is the unforgettable story of a woman ahead of her time.

Mistress of the Vatican

Eleanor Herman, the talented author of the New York Times bestselling Sex with Kings and Sex with the Queen goes behind the sacred doors of the Catholic Church in Mistress of the Vatican, a scintillating biography of a powerful yet little-known woman whose remarkable story is ripe with secrets, sex, passion, and ambition. For almost four centuries this astonishing story of a woman’s absolute power over the Vatican has been successfully buried—until now.

The Politics of Rape

Eleanor Herman, Mistress of the Vatican: The True Story of Olimpia Maidalchini: The Secret Female Pope (New York: William Morrow, 2008), 71. 72. Michael Ott, “Pope Innocent X,” in The Catholic Encyclopedia (New York: Robert Appleton, ...

The Politics of Rape

Beginning with the outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641 and concluding with reactions to the accession of William and Mary, The Politics of Rape is the first full-length study to examine theatrical representations of sexual violence in the latter-half of the seventeenth century.

Religion in Medicine

“Catechism of the Catholic Church,” Pope John Paul II, Doubleday, New York. “Mistress of the Vatican: The True Story of Olimpia Maidalchini: The Secret Female Pope,” Eleanor Herman, 2008, Harper Collins, New York, ISBN 978-0-06-124555-8 ...

Religion in Medicine

The purpose of this treatise is: 1) to draw attention to the presence of situations arising within medical practice in which religious beliefs play an important role. 2) to emphasize the fact that most students and many doctors are given insufficient training in such matters, which are of considerable import to a fair percentage of the public. 3) to provide a few examples of what is meant by a religio-medical situation, and a bibliography for further exploration by the initiate in such matters. The stimulus to think along these lines stemmed from the examples set me by my erstwhile ‘chiefs', Sir James Patterson-Ross, Professor Sir E. F. Scowen and Sir Stanley Davidson. Further encouragement came while I was in Edinburgh from the Reverend Dr. H.C. Whitley of St. Giles and his brother counterparts Msgr. Quill and the Reverend A. Brysh-White. In Australia, Bishop E.H. Burgmann of Canberra gave me the benefit of his legendary experience and passed me on to Father Michael Scott of Newman College, Professor D. McCaughey of Ormond College and Mr. Ben Gurewicz in Melbourne. The Reverend Granger Westberg of the Lutheran ministry in the United States infused his enthusiasm into the venture and this, with an intellectual commentary from Professor B. Hamnett of the State University of New York, along with the constructive critique volunteered by members of the local Baha'i community, tidied up many loose ends. In respect to the actual page-by-page construction I must mention my wife and Professor G. Bolton of the University of Western Australia who turned my thoughts into reality. My gratitude to these and many other people of distinction and industry can never be satisfactorily expressed. I hope they will accept my efforts to interpret or to pass on their humane counsel as part payment.

Tiber

Mistress of the Vatican: The True Story of Olimpia Maidalchini, the Secret Female Pope. New York: William Morrow, 2008. Hodgkin, Thomas. Italy and Her Invaders: The Imperial Restoration, 535–553. Vol. 4. Oxford: Oxford University Press, ...

Tiber

In this rich history of Italy's Tiber River, Bruce Ware Allen charts the main currents, mythic headwaters, and hidden tributaries of one of the world's most renowned waterways. He considers life along the river, from its twin springs high in the Apennines all the way to its mouth at Ostia, and describes the people who lived along its banks and how they made the Tiber work for them. The Tiber has served as the realm of protomythic creatures and gods, a battleground for armies and navies, a livelihood for boatmen and fishermen, the subject matter of poets and painters, and the final resting place for criminals and martyrs. Tiber: Eternal River of Rome is a highly readable history and a go-to resource for information about Italy's most storied river.

A Companion to Vergil s Aeneid and its Tradition

Mistress ofthe Vatican: The True Story of Olimpia Maidalchini, the Secret Female Pope. New York. Hertl, M. and Hertl, R. (1968). Laokoon. Ausdruck des Schmerzes durch zwei Jahrtausende. Munich. Hexter, R. (1986).

A Companion to Vergil s Aeneid and its Tradition

A Companion to Vergil’s Aeneid and its Tradition presents a collection of original interpretive essays that represent an innovative addition to the body of Vergil scholarship. Provides fresh approaches to traditional Vergil scholarship and new insights into unfamiliar aspects of Vergil's textual history Features contributions by an international team of the most distinguished scholars Represents a distinctively original approach to Vergil scholarship

New Books on Women Gender and Feminism

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