Renaissance woman: a sourcebook: constructions of femininity in England

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages316
ISBN (Electronic)6610020906
ISBN (Print)0415120454
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 1995

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