Rachel Mordecai Lazarus was buried in old Blandford Church Cemetery. Aaron
Lazarus, dying in the faith of his fathers, was buried in the Hebrew Cemetery in
Richmond. In 1837, when Maria Edgeworth took up the study of Spanish, her ...
Author: Edgar E. MacDonald
Publisher: UNC Press Books
In 1815 a young North Carolina schoolteacher who was Jewish wrote to the celebrated Maria Edgeworth to ask why British novelists wrote in such a prejudiced manner about Jews. Maria was so moved by the letter that she set to work on a novel to make amends, and Harrington was published in 1817. The literary exchange that resulted grew into a friendship that lasted until Rachel's death in 1838, and the families continued to correspond until 1942. Originally published in 1977. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
The flat was one of four in the building, so it was smaller than her house, but it
was cozy and conveniently located near the heart of London. Danny sat down in
one of the living room chairs and, as she sipped on her cup of tea, sent a silent ...
Author: M. E. Harrington
In 1898, an Englishman vanishes without a trace in the French Pyrenees. Five years later, he suddenly re-appears, walking into a small mountain village, wearing the same clothes and looking the same as the day he disappeared. The only difference is the ring he wears on his finger, a ring which bears a cryptic clue to his long absence. Ninety years later, the ring is the cherished possession of Danny Davis, an American photojournalist. In London to interview the members of a popular rock-and-roll band, she does not realize that one Englishman will stop at nothing to recover the ring and the secret it holds. When Geremy Hawker, lead singer for the Mystic Celts, arrives for the first segment of the interview, he finds Danny’s flat in a shambles and himself cast as her rescuer when he thwarts a kidnapping attempt. As they work together to unravel the mystery of the ring, they begin a dangerous journey that leads them to the French Pyrenees and the mysterious Cave of the Blue Light. In the process of discovering the cave’s surprising secret, they are forced to confront their own long-buried secrets of the heart.
The extraction of the inner organs and the separate burial of the heart and
intestines was a hallmark of English and ... body , the other for the heart ) , while
French aristocracy often requested that their corpses be buried in three separate
Author: Katharina Rebay-Salisbury
Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited
This volume grew out of an interdisciplinary discussion held in the context of the Leverhulme-funded project 'Changing Beliefs in the Human Body', through which the image of the body in pieces soon emerged as a potent site of attitudes about the body and associated practices in many periods. Archaeologists routinely encounter parts of human and animal bodies in their excavations. Such fragmentary evidence has often been created through accidental damage and the passage of time - nevertheless, it can also signify a deliberate and meaningful act of fragmentation. As a fragment, a part may acquire a distinct meaning through its enchained relationship to the whole or alternatively it may be used in a more straightforward manner to represent the whole or even act as stand-in for other variables. This collection of papers puts bodily fragmentation into a long-term historical perspective. The temporal spread of the papers collected here indicates both the consistent importance and the varied perception of body parts in the archaeological record of Europe and the Near East. By bringing case studies together from a range of locations and time periods, each chapter brings a different insight to the role of body parts and body wholes and explores the status of the body in different cultural contexts. Many of the papers deal directly with the physical remains of the dead body, but the range of practices and representations covered in this volume confirm the sheer variability of treatments of the body throughout human history. Every one of the contributions shows how looking at how the human body is divided into pieces or parts can give us deeper insights into the beliefs of the particular society which produced these practices and representations.