Renaissance Woman: A Sourcebook brings together extracts of significant accounts of woman and femininity in early modern England. Providing versatile and accessible readings of gender construction in this period, this book offers the reader a broader historical context, without the interpretive baggage of secondary readings. Renaissance Woman: A Sourcebook contains sources ranging from medical documents and political pamphlets to sermons and the Bible, as well as literary texts by and about women. Sections include: theology; physiology; conduct; sexuality and motherhood; politics and law; education; work; writing and speaking; and proto-feminisms. The selections within each section cover a wide chronology, from 1520 to 1680, as well as a range of viewpoints about each area.
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||316|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 1995|