Biblical Women's Voices in Early Modern England

Biblical Women's Voices in Early Modern England

by Michele Osherow
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754666743

ISBN-13: 9780754666745

Pub. Date: 09/01/2009

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Biblical Women's Voices in Early Modern England documents the extent to which portrayals of women writers, rulers, and leaders in the Hebrew Bible scripted the lives of women in early modern England. Attending to a broad range of writing by Protestant men and women, including John Donne, Mary Sidney, John Milton, Rachel Speght, and Aemilia Lanyer, the author

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Biblical Women's Voices in Early Modern England documents the extent to which portrayals of women writers, rulers, and leaders in the Hebrew Bible scripted the lives of women in early modern England. Attending to a broad range of writing by Protestant men and women, including John Donne, Mary Sidney, John Milton, Rachel Speght, and Aemilia Lanyer, the author investigates how the cultural requirement for feminine silence informs early modern readings of biblical women's stories, and furthermore, how these biblical characters were used to counteract cultural constraints on women's speech.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754666745
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Women and Gender in the Early Modern World Series
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction "Even I wil sing" 1

1 "Should she not be ashamed?" : constructing Mary Sidney as a Renaissance Miriam 11

2 "My mouth is enlarged over mine enemies" : Hannah and the consequence of private prayer 45

3 "Give ear o princes" : Deborah as a model for female authority 77

4 "Naked against the enemy" : the feminization of David 111

Epilogue None can resist her words 149

Bibliography 157

Biblical index 171

Subject and author index 175

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