Fortune Is a Woman

" In a new Afterword, Pitkin discusses the book's critical reception and situates its arguments in the context of recent interpretations of Machiavelli's thought."--Jacket.

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Author: Hanna Fenichel Pitkin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226669922

Category: Political Science

Page: 374

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"Hanna Pitkin's study of Machiavelli was the first to place gender systematically at the center of its exploration of his political thought. Rife with contradictions, Machiavelli's writings have led commentators to characterize him as everything from a civic republican to a proto-fascist. Acknowledging these contradictions, Pitkin shows that they reflect three distinct ways of thinking about politics, each of which is tied to a different understanding of "manhood." In a new Afterword, Pitkin discusses the book's critical reception and situates its arguments in the context of recent interpretations of Machiavelli's thought."--Jacket.

Fortune Is a Woman

. Sweeping from the turn of the century through the 1960’s, from the Orient to San Francisco and New York, Elizabeth Adler has written a magnificent novel of new wealth and old privilege, family passions and secret shame, of women ...

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Author: Elizabeth Adler

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 9780307574688

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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A runaway heiress . . . a legacy of shame . . . an empire built on blood and revenge . . . The three met in the aftermath of San Francisco's devastating 1906 earthquake—the Mandarin Lai Tsin, a runaway American heiress, and a young Englishwoman. Against all odds they made their dreams come true, building one of the world’s largest trading companies and most luxurious hotels. . . . They had only each other—and bloody secrets to bury even as they rose to dizzying heights, wary of love yet vulnerable to passion in its most dangerous forms. . . . The Mandarin would pass his multi-billion-dollar empire only to the women in the Lai Tsin dynasty—along with one last devastating truth. . . . Sweeping from the turn of the century through the 1960’s, from the Orient to San Francisco and New York, Elizabeth Adler has written a magnificent novel of new wealth and old privilege, family passions and secret shame, of women surviving, triumphant, in the riveting saga of romantic intrigue.

Fortune Is a Woman

And as the suspense mounts, he discovers he has quite a few enemies - some of them intent on fanning the flames . . . 'Exceptionally readable.' Scotsman 'Winston Graham is one of the best half dozen novelists in this country.

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Author: Winston Graham

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447255402

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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Where there's smoke . . . . . . there's usually an Insurance Agent hurrying to the scene to assess the damage. When Oliver Branwell is sent to investigate a fire at Lowis Manor he finds that things are not all they seem at first glance - or second. In order to protect the woman he loves, Oliver is forced to side-step the rules. And as the suspense mounts, he discovers he has quite a few enemies - some of them intent on fanning the flames . . . 'Exceptionally readable.' "Scotsman" 'Winston Graham is one of the best half dozen novelists in this country.' "Books and Bookmen" 'Each chapter is more tense than its predecessor . . . the writing is highly polished, and distinguished by a rare suavity.' "Daily Mail"

The Translator as Author

When he says “la fortuna è donna, et è ne- cessario, volendola tenere sotto, batterla et urtarla” – literally: “fortune is woman and it is necessary wanting to keep her underneath to beat her and shove her” – there is an obvious sexual ...

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Author: Claudia Buffagni

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643104168

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 245

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This volume is a collection of studies on the issue of authorship in translation. Leading translation scholars and professional translators discuss the theoretical implications and applicability of the author-translator paradigm. The relationship between translators and authors is addressed in its various manifestations, from the author-translator collaboration, to self-translation, to authorial practices of translating. While offering multiple perspectives, in terms of both theoretical approaches and cultural backgrounds, the volume offers an important and original contribution to the current debate.

Fortune is a Woman

Hanna Pitkin's provocative and enduring study of Machiavelli was the first to systematically place gender at the center of its exploration of his political thought.

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Author: Hanna Fenichel Pitkin

Publisher:

ISBN: 0520049322

Category: Autonomy (Psychology)

Page: 354

View: 181

Fortune is a Woman

Hanna Pitkin's provocative and enduring study of Machiavelli was the first to systematically place gender at the center of its exploration of his political thought.

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Author: Hanna Fenichel Pitkin

Publisher:

ISBN: 0520061764

Category: Political Science

Page: 354

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The Machiavellian Cosmos

His analysis of the success or failure , as the case may be , of Julius II , Cesare Borgia , and Fabius Maximus is based not on their ability to exercise freedom of choice , but on their time and temperament.7 ° Fortune as a Woman The ...

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Author: Anthony Parel

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300051697

Category: Philosophy

Page: 203

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In this highly original interpretation of Machiavelli's thought, Anthony J. Parel identifies a theme generally neglected in the scholarship of this sixteenth-century political thinker: Machiavelli's belief in the occult forces of heaven and humors. Challenging the current tendency to view Machiavelli as a pioneer of modern political science, Parel argues instead that a premodern cosmology and anthropology underlie Machiavelli's political works. Parel shows that Machiavelli's world picture owes more to the astrological cosmology prevalent in the Renaissance than to the Aristotelian or Platonic or Christian world picture. This astrological determination significantly affects Machiavelli's conceptions of history, politics, and religion and shapes his notions of virtu and fortuna. It also has considerable impact on his ethical ideas: the Machiavellian cosmos has no room for a Ruling Mind or for the Sovereignty of the Good, and humans are left to pursue their appetites for riches and glory as best they can. In a similar fashion, says Parel Machiavelli's political anthropology is influenced by the ancient idea that body humors determine a person's temperament and behavior, for he believes that humors compromise human autonomy and rationality. According to Parel, the theory of humors also affects Machiavelli's view of the body politic and his characterization of republics, princedoms, and licenzia, and Parel explicates this in new readings of The Prince, the Discourses, and the Florentine Histories.

The Concept of Woman

Fortune has in her hand only the man who submits to her.23 This passage clearly shows Alberti's polarized view of a man - woman relation . Father man wins the battle with the exercise of his reason and will , or the feminine fortune ...

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Author: Prudence Allen

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802833470

Category: History

Page: 634

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The culmination of a lifetime's scholarly work, this study by Sister Prudence Allen traces the concept of woman in relation to man in Western thought from ancient times to the present. This volume is the second in her study, in which she explores claims about sex and gender identity in the works of over fifty philosophers (both men and women) in the late medieval and early Renaissance periods.

Fortune s Wheel

62 This horrific image of Fortune as an all-powerful, two-faced goddess communicates a shocking contempt for a female ... Indeed, as Hanna Pitkin argues in Fortune Is a Woman, her excellent book on gender and politics in Machiavellian ...

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Author: Elizabeth A. Campbell

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821415146

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

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"Drawing on a history of both literary and visual representations of Fortune, Elizabeth Campbell argues that Dickens's contribution to both the iconographic and narrative traditions was to fuse the classical image of the wheel with the industrial one. Campbell's close reading of Dickens reveals that, as the wheel was increasingly identified as the official Victorian symbol for British industrial and economic progress, he reacted by employing this icon to represent a more pessimistic historical vision - as the tragic symbol for human fate in the nineteenth century."--BOOK JACKET.