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"This publication accompanies the exhibition Enlightened princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the shaping of the modern world, co-organized by the Yale Center for British Art and Historic Royal Palaces, on view at the Yale Center ...

Author: David Bindman

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ISBN: 0300217102

Category: Art

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Caroline of Ansbach (1683-1737), Augusta of Saxe-Gotha (1719-1772), and Charlotte of Mecklenberg-Strelitz (1744-1818) were three German princesses who became Queens Consort--or, in the case of Augusta, Queen in Waiting, Regent, and Princess Dowager--of Great Britain, and were linked by their early years at European princely courts, their curiosity, aspirations, and an investment in Enlightenment thought. This sumptuously illustrated book considers the ways these powerful, intelligent women left enduring marks on British culture through a wide range of activities: the promotion of the court as a dynamic forum of the Hanoverian regime; the enrichment of the royal collection of art; the advancement of science and industry; and the creation of gardens and menageries. Objects included range from spectacular state portraits to pedagogical toys to plant and animal specimens, and reveal how the new and novel intermingled with the traditional.
2017-02-07 By David Bindman

... of the “advantage,which is ofno small consideration, of having the right to speak twice amonth to allthe enlightened princes and princesses ofEurope.

Author: Michel Delon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135960056

Category: History

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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
2013-12-04 By Michel Delon

The ogres, to overpower the merchants, magically transformed themselves into comely princesses, and appearing to the merchants in this guise, they were soon ...

Author: Patrul Rinpoche

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834824300

Category: Religion

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In this book, two great Tibetan Buddhist masters of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries challenge us to critically examine our materialistic preoccupations and think carefully about how we want to spend the rest of our lives. At the same time, they provide practical guidance in following the Buddhist path, starting from the most basic motivation and culminating in the direct experience of reality beyond the reach of conceptual mind. The root text is a teaching in verse written in the nineteenth century by Patrul Rinpoche, one of the outstanding teachers of his day. In the accompanying commentary, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910–1991)—lineage holder of the Nyingma school and one of the great expounders of the Dharma in Europe and North America—expands upon the text with his characteristic compassion and uncompromising thoroughness. Patrul Rinpoche's fresh and piercing verses combined with Khyentse Rinpoche's down-to-earth comments offer a concise yet complete examination of the Buddhist path.
1993-01-26 By Patrul Rinpoche

Enlightened Princesses between Germany and Britain.” In Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World, ed.

Author: Suzanne L. Marchand

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691201986

Category: History

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"This is the book on porcelain we have been waiting for. . . . A remarkable achievement."—Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare with Amber Eyes A sweeping cultural and economic history of porcelain, from the eighteenth century to the present Porcelain was invented in medieval China—but its secret recipe was first reproduced in Europe by an alchemist in the employ of the Saxon king Augustus the Strong. Saxony’s revered Meissen factory could not keep porcelain’s ingredients secret for long, however, and scores of Holy Roman princes quickly founded their own mercantile manufactories, soon to be rivaled by private entrepreneurs, eager to make not art but profits. As porcelain’s uses multiplied and its price plummeted, it lost much of its identity as aristocratic ornament, instead taking on a vast number of banal, yet even more culturally significant, roles. By the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, it became essential to bourgeois dining, and also acquired new functions in insulator tubes, shell casings, and teeth. Weaving together the experiences of entrepreneurs and artisans, state bureaucrats and female consumers, chemists and peddlers, Porcelain traces the remarkable story of “white gold” from its origins as a princely luxury item to its fate in Germany’s cataclysmic twentieth century. For three hundred years, porcelain firms have come and gone, but the industry itself, at least until very recently, has endured. After Augustus, porcelain became a quintessentially German commodity, integral to provincial pride, artisanal industrial production, and a familial sense of home. Telling the story of porcelain’s transformation from coveted luxury to household necessity and flea market staple, Porcelain offers a fascinating alternative history of art, business, taste, and consumption in Central Europe.
2020-06-30 By Suzanne L. Marchand

"For this is the way that the universe works," he continued, "if a person sends out a signal, or a wish, into the ether, then it will most often be answered.

Author: alastair macleod

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 9783730925027

Category: Fiction

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"The seventh princess, who lived in a remote castle, in a mountain region, met no real young men; the only young men she encountered were in the stories that she read. Her hero from her book was a rich and magical youth who wandered the world collecting tales wherever he could and retelling them. She shut herself up in her room for long periods to read about him and his adventures. In his stories he told, not just of beautiful princesses, but of jealous princesses, naive princesses, frisky princesses, demanding princesses, cursed princesses, brainy princesses, warrior princesses, healing princesses, coquettish princesses, enlightened princesses, even sleeping princesses, but he never, ever, mentioned her type of princess, a hidden princess, waiting to be discovered, waiting to be loved, lost in the tentacles of time. Then one day she read a mysterious story he had written himself. "If a person wants some thing,.. or another, they have only to ask," said the character in that tale. "For this is the way that the universe works," he continued, "if a person sends out a signal, or a wish, into the ether, then it will most often be answered." Buoyed up by this new concept the seventh princess made a wish and asked that her hero, the story teller, be delivered to her."
2017-06-09 By alastair macleod

For this princess Grimm professed “ a tender respect , " proved by the services he
rendered her , and expressed in ... of no small moment to me to have the right to
converse twice every month with the most enlightened princes and princesses ...

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For this princess Grimm professed “ a tender respect , ” proved by the services he
rendered her , and expressed in ... of no small moment to me to have the right to
converse twice every month with the most enlightened princes and princesses ...

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ISBN: PRNC:32101067624906

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... had made a present of him to the then Princess of Wales, afterwards Queen
Caroline, well known as one of the most enlightened princesses of any age ; and
that she had confided him in trust to Dr Arbuthnot, the intimate friend of Popejj.

Author: Johann Friedrich Blumenbach

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105005410159

Category: Anthropology

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... tentatively opened her mouth: "Princess Xi, this is Prince An's secondary concubine, Princess Rong!" Mu Yayan was suddenly enlightened. "Princess Rong?

Author: Han XiaoXiao

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781636546452

Category: Fiction

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2020-09-19 By Han XiaoXiao

... fragments of stone and cement , beneath which sleep so many generations . It
is here that formerly stood , great and populous , the imperial city founded by
Feroze , one of the most enlightened princes the Affghan dynasty ever produced .

Author: Louis Rousselet

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ISBN: MSU:31293103460444

Category: Bengal (India)

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1876 By Louis Rousselet

Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World (New Haven: Yale Center for British Art, 2017).

Author: Fabian Persson

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048543533

Category: History

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What was it possible for a woman to achieve at an early modern court? By analysing the experiences of a wide range of women at the court of Sweden, this book demonstrates the opportunities open to women who served at, and interacted with, the court; the complexities of women's agency in a court society; and, ultimately, the precariousness of power. In doing so, it provides an institutional context to women's lives at court, charting the full extent of the rewards that they might obtain, alongside the social and institutional constrictions that they faced. Its longue durée approach, moreover, clarifies how certain periods, such as that of the queens regnant, brought new possibilities. Based on an extensive array of Swedish and international primary sources, including correspondence, financial records and diplomatic reports, it also takes into account the materialities used to create hierarchies and ceremonies, such as physical structures and spaces within the court. Comprehensive in its scope, the book is divided into three parts, which focus respectively on outsiders at court, insiders, and members of the royal family.
2021-01-20 By Fabian Persson

His research on silk has featured in several exhibitions, including Enlightened Princesses: Britain and Europe, 1700–1820 (Yale Center for British Art and ...

Author: Ben Marsh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108304832

Category: Business & Economics

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One of the greatest hopes and expectations that accompanied American colonialism – from its earliest incarnation – was that Atlantic settlers would be able to locate new sources of raw silk, with which to satiate the boundless desire for luxurious fabrics in European markets. However, in spite of the great upheavals and achievements of Atlantic plantation, this ambition would never be fulfilled. By taking the commercial failure of silk seriously and examining numerous experiments across New Spain, New France, British North America and the early United States, Ben Marsh reveals new insights into aspiration, labour, environment, and economy in these societies. Each devised its own dreams and plans of cultivation, framed by the particularities of cultures and landscapes. Writ large, these dreams would unravel one by one: the attempts to introduce silkworms across the Atlantic world ultimately constituted a step too far, marking out the limits of Europeans' seemingly unbounded power.
2020-04-30 By Ben Marsh

Marschner , Joanna , David Bindman , and Lisa L. Ford , eds , Enlightened Princesses : Caroline , Augusta , Charlotte , and the Shaping of the Modern World ...

Author: Michael Ledger-Lomas

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191068003

Category: Religion

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This biography evokes the pervasive importance of religion to Queen Victoria's life but also that life's centrality to the religion of Victorians around the globe. The first comprehensive exploration of Victoria's religiosity, it shows how moments in her life—from her accession to her marriage and her successive bereavements—enlarged how she defined and lived her faith. It portrays a woman who had simple convictions but a complex identity that suited her multinational Kingdom: a determined Anglican who preferred Presbyterian Scotland; an ardent Protestant who revered her husband's Lutheran homeland but became sympathetic towards Roman Catholicism and Islam; a moralizing believer in the religion of the home who scorned Sabbatarianism. Drawing on a systematic reading of her journals and a rich selection of manuscripts from British and German archives, Michael Ledger-Lomas sheds new light not just on Victoria's private beliefs but also on her activity as a monarch, who wielded her powers energetically in questions of church and state. Unlike a conventional biography, this book interweaves its account of Victoria's life with a panoramic survey of what religious communities made of it. It shows how different churches and world religions expressed an emotional identification with their Queen and Empress, turning her into an embodiment of their different and often rival conceptions of what her Empire ought to be. The result is a fresh vision of a familiar life, which also explains why monarchy and religion remained close allies in the nineteenth-century British world.
2021-04-08 By Michael Ledger-Lomas

In the seventh century, King Srongtsen Gampo (617– 698)18 married Princess Thritsun, the daughter of King Amshuvarman of Nepal and Princess Wen Ch'eng Kun ...

Author: Tulku Thondup

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834802858

Category: Religion

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This collection of fifteen articles and talks by Tulku Thondup constitutes a manual on how to transmute the situations encountered in daily life, whether external or internal, into spiritual disciplines and experiences. Among the topics covered are: The fundamental principles of Buddhism. The practice of meditation as a means of arousing compassion. How suffering can become a more powerful tool than happiness in achieving enlightenment. The symbolic significance of holy places, temples, statues, books, and other spiritual artifacts.
2017-01-17 By Tulku Thondup

... formerly edited by Grimm and addressed exclusively to the 'enlightened' princes and princesses of Europe. Marie-FrançoiseCatherine de Beauvau-Craon, ...

Author: Catherine The Great

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191056130

Category: History

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'Your Majesty may find it extraordinary that I should answer with a shipment of fruit your letter of 6 August, in which you inform me that you are sending the plan for a treaty, and that of the 8 September, in which you are so good as to share with me equally important intelligence. Things big and small often come from the same source: my watermelons derive from the same principles as our planned alliance...' (To Frederick the Great) Catherine the Great's letters present a vivid picture of Russia in a momentous age. They also offer a unique account of her personal development and intimate life, her strategic acumen as a diplomat and military commander, and her political skills at the Russian court and in handling foreign monarchs. Born a German princess, Catherine married into the Russian royal family and came to the throne after a coup. As absolute ruler for 34 years she presided over the expansion of the Russian empire, legislated actively to reform the country in keeping with the principles of the Enlightenment, actively promoted the arts and sciences, and in her correspondence engaged with the most renowned minds in Europe, among them Diderot and Voltaire. Her letters are her literary masterpiece, written to a wide circle of associates and friends, not least her most celebrated lover and ally, Potemkin. Combining her wit, charm, and quick eye for detail, they entertain and tell the griping story of a self-made woman and legendary ruler. This edition of the letters offers a taste of Catherine's entire writing career, with biographies of Catherine's addressees, a thorough overview of her reign and an analysis of Catherine's literary skill as a letter-writer. Organized chronologically and thematically into six periods, each section also features an introduction to the domestic, personal and foreign policy contexts out of which her letters emerge.
2018-07-19 By Catherine The Great

... Guest: Hyacinthe de Bougainville's Account of Port Jackson, 1825 (Melbourne, 1999) and The Library of an Enlightened Princess (Berlin Verlag, 2002).

Author: L. O'Connell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230522817

Category: History

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Sex in the Eighteenth-century was not simply a pleasure; it had profound philosophical and political implications. This book explores those implications, and in particular the links between sexual freedom and liberty in a variety of European and British contexts. Discussing prostitutes and politicians, philosophers and charlatans, confidence tricksters and novelists, Libertine Enlightenment presents a fascinating overview of the sexual dimension of enlightened modernity.
2003-11-14 By L. O'Connell

5 These three enlightened embodiments are the three kayas. The enlightened embodiment of ultimate reality is the dharmakaya, the enlightened embodiment of ...

Author: Bsam-gtan-gliṅ-pa Phrin-las-ʼgro-ʼdul-las-rab-bde-ba-rtsal

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861711444

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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This translation of a Tibetan "treasure text" tells the story of the Indian heroine Princess Mandarava, principal consort of the eighth-century Indian master Padmasambhava, recounting her struggles and triumphs as a Buddhist teacher in her many lives.

As Princess MiaoShan bows her head before the axeman in the woods, she tells him that she forgives him for taking her life. The axeman is moved by the ...

Author: Rachel Warnock

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329600560

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

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A collection of 11 reversible double-knit hat patterns depicting various religious symbols from world religions. Just as the hats are reversible, the meanings of the symbols are far from black and white. Patterns are for intermediate knitters who can work in the round and read charts. Book includes directions for reversible knitting.
2016-01-11 By Rachel Warnock

Caroline entertainer , was an octogenarian , who had enterproved herself a great
and enlightened Princess , tained in the ... descriptive of the scene appeared forty
- seven years in comparison with other German Princesses subsequently , in ...

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Caroline entertainer , was an octogenarian , who had enterproved herself a great
and enlightened Princess , tained in the ... descriptive of the sceno appeared forty
- seven years in comparison with other German Princesses subsequently , in ...

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ISBN: OXFORD:555032786

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