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Eileen Power (1889–1940)

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Barbarian Invasions: Catalyst of a New Order (1970) — Kääntäjä — 14 kappaletta

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Virallinen nimi
Power, Eileen Edna LePoer
Syntymäaika
1889-01-09
Kuolinaika
1940-08-08
Sukupuoli
female
Kansalaisuus
UK (birth)
Syntymäpaikka
Altrincham, Cheshire, England, UK
Kuolinpaikka
Middlesex Hospital, London, England, UK
Asuinpaikat
Altrincham, Cheshire, England, UK
Paris, France
London, England, UK
Bournemouth, Dorset, England, UK
Koulutus
The Sorbonne
Cambridge University (Girton College)
Ammatit
historian
economic historian
medievalist
educator
Suhteet
Power, Rhoda (sister)
Postan, Michael (husband)
Organisaatiot
Academic Freedom Committee (co-founder)
Union of Democratic Control
London School of Economics
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
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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Of most interest to a cook, this book contains French recipes from 1393 for a young housewife to prepare, conveniently translated to English while preserving the older phrasing. The manuscript is first known to have been published in 1846. The translator's introduction notes that she left out some recipes and general instructions. It will be interesting to compare with the Falconwood Press translation of the recipes.
 
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LibrarianFu | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 11, 2024 |
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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bookomaniac | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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.… (lisätietoja)
 
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antiquary | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 8, 2017 |

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