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A History of Technology, V1: From Early Times to Fall of Ancient Empires - Charles Joseph Singer, Eric John Holmyard, A. Rupert HallWith E. Jaffe, R. H. G. Thomson And J. M. Donaldson. In Eight Volumes. Volume 1, From Early Times To The Fall Of Ancient Empires; Volume 2, The Mediterranean Civilizations And The Middle Ages, Ca. 700 B. C. To A. D. 1500; Volume 3, From The Renaissance To The Industrial Revolution, 1500-1750; Volume 4, The Industrial Revolution 1750-1850; Volume 5, The Late Nineteenth Century, 1850-1900; Volume 6-7, The Twentieth Century, 1900-1950; Volume 8, Consolidated Indexes.
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Against Marriage: The Correspondence of La Grande Mademoiselle - Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Joan DeJeanIn seventeenth-century France, aristocratic women were valued by their families as commodities to be married off in exchange for money, social advantage, or military alliance. Once married, they became legally subservient to their husbands. The duchesse de Montpensier—a first cousin of Louis XIV—was one of very few exceptions, thanks to the vast wealth she inherited from her mother, who died shortly after Montpensier was born. She was also one of the few politically powerful women in France at the time to have been an accomplished writer. In the daring letters presented in this bilingual edition,