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by Vicki Leon

  • Author: Vicki Leon
  • ISBN: 157324127X
  • ISBN13: 978-1573241274
  • ePub: 1651 kb | FB2: 1682 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Historical
  • Publisher: Conari Pr; illustrated edition edition (March 1, 1999)
  • Pages: 308
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 752
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Uppity Women of the Renaissance ePub download

The Uppity women books are a light look at women's lost history. Prior to reading "Uppity Women of the Renaissance", I'd only ever heard of Vicki Leon's "Uppity Women" series, but hadn't read any of them.

The Uppity women books are a light look at women's lost history. Reality versus what was expected of a woman. I found the title to be both intriguing and amusing. Having finished "Renaissance", I'm not really sure whether I want to read the other books in the series or not. In only 300 pages, Leon covers the lives of 100 of the Renaissance's most uppity women. As you can imagine, 100 women crammed into 300 pages doesn't leave much room for a lot of detail.

Take a Romp through the Renaissance when uppity women ruled! . This book has little bits about women in the Renaissance era. I found myself skimming at times, full of information but basically a 'bathroom' or coffee table book for a short reading now and then.

Take a Romp through the Renaissance when uppity women ruled! In an era typically associated with famous men, infamous women also abounded: Catalina de Erauso, who dueled, drank, and cross-dressed her way through Spain and North America; Christina of Denmark, a dimpled sixteen-year-old widow who turned down Henry VIII (and lived to tell about it); and Veronica Franco, an It Take a Romp through the Renaissance when uppity.

Vicki Leon is the author of Uppity Women of the Renaissance, Uppity Women of Medieval Times Uppity, Uppity Women of the New World, and Women of Ancient Times. The author of seven wildlife books, six travel guides, and two children's books, Leon, who lives in Oregon, also delights in giving workshops and speeches on the unsung women in history. Библиографические данные. Uppity Women of the Renaissance. Издание: иллюстрированное.

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This clever little books introduces us to the ultimate "renaissance women", of a era typically associate with famous men. The book cover famous women who were forgotten with time

This clever little books introduces us to the ultimate "renaissance women", of a era typically associate with famous men. The book cover famous women who were forgotten with time Their stories describe first learned women, the first women book publishers, women trying to enter all men’s guilds as apprentices, women of royal courts, noble women, nuns, women playwrights, scientists, alchemists and astrologers, female versions of Nostradamus, first poets and politicians and first international traders.

I love the Uppity Women series - the great and not so great women of history, many whom would be forgotten if not for Vicki Leon. The Uppity Women series should be required reading especially for young women and teenagers

I love the Uppity Women series - the great and not so great women of history, many whom would be forgotten if not for Vicki Leon. The Uppity Women series should be required reading especially for young women and teenagers. The fun but informative format makes them an easy read and great for picking up and putting down as each vignette is only 1 or 2 pages.

Uppity woman Vicki Leon is the author of a series of inspiring books about 'Uppity Women' through the ages.

Introducing some of history's most dangerous, outrageous, and flamboyant women, Uppity Women of the Renaissance introduces readers to ex-nun Catalina de Erauso, who dueled, drank, and cross-dressed her way through Spain and North America; Chiyome, who started a profitable business renting out female ninjas, called "deadly flowers," in 16-century Japan; and Zubayda, an Arab engineer who, when she wasn't busy building aqueducts, roads, or entire cities, found time to throw lavish, Martha Stewart-style parties. Covering wide geographical ground and combining meticulous historical research, period artwork, and a rollicking sense of humor, this latest volume in the Uppity Women series profiles more than 200 heroines, hussies, and harpies of the fourteenth through the 17th centuries.
Bumand
I love every book in this series. I want to be Vicki Leon's friend. They are smart, funny and expand much of the hidden history of a patriarchal society.
ZloyGenii
The Uppity women books are a light look at women's lost history. Reality versus what was expected of a woman.
Water
This book is a delight. Funny and gives you a new respect for women of that era.
Doath
Prior to reading "Uppity Women of the Renaissance", I'd only ever heard of Vicki Leon's "Uppity Women" series, but hadn't read any of them. I found the title to be both intriguing and amusing. Having finished "Renaissance", I'm not really sure whether I want to read the other books in the series or not. In only 300 pages, Leon covers the lives of 100 of the Renaissance's most uppity women. As you can imagine, 100 women crammed into 300 pages doesn't leave much room for a lot of detail. Many of the women discussed seemed to have been mentioned briefly in old records and not much is actually known about them, other than the fact that they may have, for example, owned a successful business.

Leon attempts to weave modern jokes and cynicisms into the stories, as in "Busier than a two-career car-pooler with three kids, La Grosse Margot was one of many women who...". Sometimes I found these dashes of humor to be laugh-out-loud funny; other times, they were annoying.

It was really nice to read about so many interesting women. I'd never read or heard anything about most of them before. I just wish there had more detail...a lot more detail. Much of the time, the brief stories seem like sketches or outlines for a wonderful full-length book. Won't some kind-hearted author out there please write a nice full-length book on one of these women? The life of Christian Davies would be a good one to start with!
Larosa
I bought this book on sale at a locally owned bookstore. And I am just amazed at the women listed in the book. I thought prior to this that I was well informed, but this book contains a treasure trove of information about sculptors, composers, artists, printing press publishers, and all of them are women! I used to think that women have been written out of history was a feminist cop out. But now I really do believe it. Women haven't been lying dormant for ages, we've just been written out of history! The author is well informed. Her wittiness grates on me at times as I often long for just the hard facts. But I absolutely loved this book. And highly recommend it anyway. And I am now on "The Uppity of Women of the Medieval Times" book. And enjoying it too!
felt boot
This is a fun book that tells you a little bit about women from all walks of life during the renaissance. From the pope's cousin that poisons people, to the mistresses of kings. This book was cute and witty. It has black and white sketches. This is not a good reference book, but it lets you know about women that you've never heard of. She included the smallest incidents, such as the woman who sold bad meat from her cart to big incidents, such as the young girl who organized her family to stab her father to death (the lout deserved it). It uncovers correption in every court from the Vaticin to Denmark. This book highlights martyrs, wonderful mothers, artists, and even female blacksmiths. This is great book, and you would be a fool to not read it at least once. A great gift book or coffee table book. The only down side is that sometimes it is difficult to tell if the author is stating a fact or making a joke...such is the torcher of funny people.
Voodoozragore
Another entertaining collection of mini biographies of women from the well-known to the obscure. one or two of the stories slightly puzled me. For instance, there is an interesting story about a doctor trying to concot a remedy for the plague out of badgers, but his wife's role seems to consisted of dying of the plague, not a particularly uppity thing to do, couldn't quite see what she was doing there. Also Vicki leon, rather oddly ,seems to have swallowed all that nonsense about the Renaissance being a time when individuality was born etc, it's as if she hasn't read her earlier book 'Uppity Women of Medieval Times' which is full of individuals. @Renaiisance' was a term invented in the 19th century to describe something that never actually happened, individuality, art.learning etc flourished throughout the Middle Ages, there was no 'Renaissance'. Also she is still going on about witchhunts being a 'holocaust'(insulting to vicitms of the real holocaust. The number of people executed as witches wasfar fewer than she claims, they were not all women, and the imputus for witchhunts came from commoners, not from the church or the state. But anyway, these stories of interesting women are fun to read, and I always find lots of women I'd never heard of before. Another fun read.
Uppity Women of the Renaissance by Vicki Leon is a pleasure to read and it's a book you'll keep going back to. Leon knows how to make history fun and she has a knack for finding the most interesting characters from the past, and then bringing them back to life.
If you've never read one of Vicki Leon's books, you're in for a real treat. Give one as a present to a reluctant reader, give one to yourself!
Ms Leon is not just an excellent writer, but is also a fine historian. She has made it her mission to discover long lost women with spunk and brains, and to bring them to the public's eye. I'm a big fan of her's and have every book she's written. I especially like to give them as gifts since they are that rare combination of spirit, fun, frolic, sassiness, seriousness, and real history. Uppity Women of the Renaissance is one of Ms. Leon's very best. Highly recommended.
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