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Eileen Power (1889–1940)

Autor(a) de Medieval People

17+ Works 2,083 Membros 12 Críticas 1 Favorited

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Image credit: Professor Eileen Power (1899-1940)

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Barbarian Invasions: Catalyst of a New Order (1970) — Tradutor — 14 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Power, Eileen Edna LePoer
Data de nascimento
1889-01-09
Data de falecimento
1940-08-08
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
UK (birth)
Local de nascimento
Altrincham, Cheshire, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Middlesex Hospital, London, England, UK
Locais de residência
Altrincham, Cheshire, England, UK
Paris, France
London, England, UK
Bournemouth, Dorset, England, UK
Educação
The Sorbonne
Cambridge University (Girton College)
Ocupações
historian
economic historian
medievalist
educator
Relações
Power, Rhoda (sister)
Postan, Michael (husband)
Organizações
Academic Freedom Committee (co-founder)
Union of Democratic Control
London School of Economics
Prémios e menções honrosas
Gilchrist Research Fellowship (1910)

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Eileen Power was born in Altrincham (now part of Greater Manchester), England, the eldest daughter of a stockbroker and his wife. Her sister Rhoda Power became a children's writer and broadcaster. When Eileen was three, her father was arrested for fraud and went bankrupt, and the family moved to Bournemouth to live with her grandfather. Her mother died of tuberculosis when Power was 14, and she moved to Oxford with her two sisters to live with their aunt. Power was educated at Oxford High School for Girls, and won a scholarship to Cambridge University. After graduating, she spent 1910-1911 studying at the École des Chartres in Paris and began a Shaw fellowship, specializing in women's history, at the London School of Economics (LSE) in 1911. She became noted for her academic work in medieval history in the years after World War I, and her books on women's history were considered pioneering in their day. She was Director of Studies in History at her alma mater, Girton College, Cambridge in 1913–1921, Lecturer in Political Science at the LSE in 1921–1924, and Reader at the University of London in 1924–31. She wrote books and produced BBC radio broadcasts on history for children with her sister Rhoda Power. In 1931, Prof. Power was appointed to the Chair of Economic History at the LSE, Her most famous book, Medieval People, was published in 1924. In 1927, Prof. Power co-founded the Economic History Review. In 1933, she joined the head of LSE, William Beveridge, in creating the Academic Freedom Committee, an organization that helped academics fleeing from Nazi Germany. In 1937, she married her colleague and former student, historian Michael (M.M.) Postan, Professor of Economic History at Cambridge University. Her last book, The Wool Trade in English Medieval History (1941), was published posthumously, following her untimely death at age 51 in 1940.

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Waarschijnlijk gedateerd, maar het was een van de eerste pogingen om de Middeleeuwen te evoceren vanuit de gewone man of vrouw. Niet simpel, met al die elitaire bronnen!
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Assinalado
bookomaniac | 7 outras críticas | Feb 16, 2018 |
This is translation by the well-known pioneering economic/social historian Eileen Power of a book written by a 14th century Parisian bourgeois who had married a young wife and wrote this to guide her in becoming a good wife by the standards of the time. The first section is a strongly conventional explanation of how she should be obedient, virtuous and devout, with examples of the fate of those who were not. The second part is pratical advice on housekeeping, including gardening, selecting food and preparing it, which includes a number of recipes.… (mais)
 
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antiquary | 1 outra crítica | Sep 8, 2017 |
Read most of this short but informative book last year- Medieval women certainly did a whole lot more than just be locked in towers and stay at home having children.
 
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Medievalgirl | 1 outra crítica | Oct 4, 2016 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
17
Also by
1
Membros
2,083
Popularidade
#12,336
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
12
ISBN
95
Línguas
7
Marcado como favorito
1

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