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Cabinet des curiosités, coups de coeurs, trouvailles probables ou improbables, très très loin ou tout près, produites par la main de l'homme ou par la nature...
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Lost portrait of Britain's wealthiest woman aquired by National Portrait Gallery - Telegraph

Lost portrait of Britain's wealthiest woman aquired by National Portrait Gallery - Telegraph | Merveilles - Marvels | Scoop.it

"A lost portrait of one of the UK's earliest feminists has been bought by the National Portrait Gallery. The portrait, which is of Lady Anne Clifford by William Larkin and was painted in 1618, was recorded only in Clifford's diary entries until it was discovered eight years ago in a German private collection by gallerist Mark Weiss. [...]

 

Lady Clifford was probably the country's wealthiest woman when she died in 1676, aged 86, after a lifelong battle for her inheritance from her father, George Clifford, Third Earl of Cumberland, which had been left to her uncle. She established the justice of her claims through archival research and legal disputes but mainly due to a persistence and determination that was rarely seen in public from a woman in such a male-dominated time. [...]"

 


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Un manuel d'éducation sexuelle signé Aristote

Un manuel d'éducation sexuelle signé Aristote | Merveilles - Marvels | Scoop.it
Censuré pendant deux siècles, cet ouvrage de 1680 écrit par un faux péripatéticien considère le plaisir féminin comme important. Tant qu'il était utile à la procréation.
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Cambridge : numérisation de manuscrits d'exception

Cambridge : numérisation de manuscrits d'exception | Merveilles - Marvels | Scoop.it
Une bibliothèque hors normes pour l'humanité
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John Berger le copain de Baruch Bento Spinoza. | Pensez Bibi

John Berger le copain de Baruch Bento Spinoza. | Pensez Bibi | Merveilles - Marvels | Scoop.it

Je viens de terminer le livre de John Berger («Le Carnet de Bento»). Sa lecture me plonge dans un état plutôt étrange. Je n’ai pas tout compris mais je laisse les mots et les phrases se déposer lentement en moi. Un peu comme lorsque vous tournez la vase d’une mare avec un bâton. Il faut plusieurs jours pour que l’eau redevienne claire...

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LRB · Bee Wilson · Musical Chairs with Ribbentrop: Nancy Astor

LRB · Bee Wilson · Musical Chairs with Ribbentrop: Nancy Astor | Merveilles - Marvels | Scoop.it
In March 1936, a few days after the German invasion of the Rhineland, Nancy Astor threw a party at 4 St James’s Square. As well as being the first woman MP (elected in 1919), Astor was a legendary hostess.
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Wikipedia : "Lady Astor est connue pour avoir dit un jour à Churchill : « Si vous étiez mon mari, je mettrais du poison dans votre café. » Lequel lui a répondu : « Si vous étiez ma femme, je le boirais certainement ». Huhu !

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