Anna Comnenna effected people in multiple ways. For us, her impact on future generations is the most important.
1) As an historian, she influenced later historians simply by providing an example of archival work - even though her work was obviously biased toward her father and was not completely historically always accurate.
2) As an invaluable historical source, Annas work gives us an insight into the Byzantine world in the middle ages and of the reign of her father Alexius I - including her views toward the crusaders coming from western Europe.
3) In her time, she would have had considerable influence on others simply because of her royal status. Anyone in Byzantine society of high status had power over those considered lower than themselves. Then there was her role in politics when she and her mother tried to ensure that her fathers throne was denied her younger brother. Conspiring against her brother, the new emperor, in 1118 to place Annas husband on the throne, and their escape with their lives was high drama and certainly effected others in the realm.
4) As the first female historian, a woman who was educated and held even in her own time in high esteem, she has become important to women today recovering their past contributions which too often have been ignored.
Fear of a Lose of Female rights. Some women and men worried that if the concept of male protection of women were broken, women would be forced to compete with men in areas which they were not prepared to. Giving women political independence would even change male/female roles in the family structure, severely damaging it.
I was wondering if you could tell me about some women in ww2. There were Russian women who fought in the army. It was said that the Germans were so afraid of them that they killed themselves rather then becoming a pow. Do you have any information on these women?
Second, the Greek word for "teach" that is usedhere, , means the formal, public teaching ofthe Christian faith. In fact, throughout 1 Timothy the apostleuses the word "teach" in this sense; for example: "falseteachers" (1:3, 7); overseers who "are able to teach"(3:2); Timothy himself who is to "attend to the public readingof the Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching" (4:13); andeven Paul himself who is a "teacher of the Gentiles"(2:7). St. Paul is not stating, as such, that Christian womenare not to teach under any circumstance. After all, the New Testamentindicates that women did teach in a context other than the gatheringof the faithful for divine services; for example: Apollos istaught by Priscilla (Acts 18:26); Timothy himself was taughtby his grandmother Lois and his mother Eunice (2 Tim. 1:5; 3:14-15);and younger women were to be taught by older women (Titus 2:3-5).The restriction in 1 Timothy thus pertains to that teaching ofGod's Word publicly; in other words, women are prohibited fromholding the pastoral office.
It would make sense that women were milliners, as they tended to produce things and sell things specifically for women. They sold fine lace, hoop-petticoats, womens stays, toys, and so forth. (Ask your father what a stay and hoop skirt were!) Many women worked out of their home. Dressmaking was one thing they did. Weaving, baking and nursing could be done from home too. Some women managed their home, or even large plantations in the South, when men were away.
Soviet women in significant numbers fought in WWII, partly because of the Communist ideal that women and men were equal and partly because every able-bodied person was needed to fight. Almost half of the Soviet army's doctors were women as were the front-line medical workers. Women were also considered good snipers because they were very patient. As the war went on, and more men were killed, more females appeared in the front lines.
It is a member of the European Women's Lobby and among the many themes it is lobbying and advocating for women in decision-making takes a prominent role.
Both Federal and Länder level ministries holding the equal opportunities portfolio have financed relevant research, mainly concentrating on women in decision-making, their different priorities and leadership styles.
The German Women's Council (Deutscher Frauenrat), the umbrella organisation of women's associations operating at the Länder level, is funded as a permanent infrastructure by the Federal Government.
Women worked in all sorts of occupations: blacksmiths, shipbuilders, inn keepers, printers, merchants, teachers, to name a few. They worked in nearly all the same occupations as men - most working in businesses with their husbands or fathers.
The most feared by the Germans were the Soviet female pilots. Called by the Germans the "Night Witches", they learned to fly at low altitudes at night. The night bombers were slow, but helped with precision bombing. These pilots learned to approach silently with their engines turned off! Apparently the men in the German lines could hear the women singing above them as they glided in before they dropped the bombs.
I am a 4th grade student. My dad helped me find your web page. I have an assignment to find information on a job that women in the Colonies had. Do you have any information that I could use about what the life of a colonial Milliner might have been like? Anything you can give me would be great. Or if you know somewhere else that I can look, that would also help.
There is a long tradition of Celtic warrior women as goddesses and legendary mortals. The most famous is Queen Maeve (or Medb) , a legendary and extraordinary warrior who ran faster than horses, slept with innumerable kings, and headed an army. There is considerable information on her in Tim Newark's "Women Warlords", a British publication distributed in the US by Sterling Publishing Co. in New York. But she is, of course, a mythological figure.
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Thank you so much for the information. I have been trying to find it for a long time. My teacher told me of these women and I have wanted to learn more about them. It is not for a paper, just personal knowledge that I would like. Could you recommend a book on the subject? Your help is greatly appreciated!!!
I found information on Grainne ni Malley (Grace O'Malley) - 1530-1600, the pirate queen, in "The Book of Goddesses & Heroines," Patricia Monaghan, Dutton Co., 1981. She basically made her living off of piracy in County Galway. She came from a family that traditionally were sea rovers. As I recalled she owned a number of ships. Queen Elizabeth I tried to convince Grainne to stop harassing her fleet. She supposedly invited her to the English court and gave her a lapdog and embroidered gifts - to no avail. Grainne returned to Ireland and kidnapped an Englishman who lived in Howth Castle in Dublin, thus establishing her independence. She was known as a bold leader of many sea expeditions - was captured, held in Dublin in 1577, arrested on a charge of plunder in 1586, and released on her son-in-law's surety. She died in poverty. There is a bit on her in "The International Dictionary of Women's Biography," Jennifer Uglow, Continuum Press. Another source is "Bold in Her Breeches: Women Pirates Across the Ages" by Jo Stanley.