Brief Confessional Writings: Katherine Stubbes, Eleanor Livingstone, Bessie Clarksone / Edition 2

Brief Confessional Writings: Katherine Stubbes, Eleanor Livingstone, Bessie Clarksone / Edition 2

by Mary Ellen Lamb
     
 

ISBN-10: 1840142154

ISBN-13: 9781840142150

Pub. Date: 10/01/2001

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

The works by the four protestant women authors collected in this volume participate in the ars moriandi (art of dying) tradition which became increasingly powerful over the 16th and 17th centuries. The moment of death was thought to reveal the 'true' state of the individual's soul. This volume provides four varying forms of heroic subjectivity offered by middle class…  See more details below

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The works by the four protestant women authors collected in this volume participate in the ars moriandi (art of dying) tradition which became increasingly powerful over the 16th and 17th centuries. The moment of death was thought to reveal the 'true' state of the individual's soul. This volume provides four varying forms of heroic subjectivity offered by middle class and aristocratic women by the act of dying well. In all four cases their heroic deaths also proclaimed and thus helped to define specifically Protestant doctrines. When so few women's words appeared in print, this ideological function probably represented a primary reason for the recording and publishing of these works.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840142150
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Series:
Early Modern Englishwoman Series
Pages:
130
Product dimensions:
9.69(w) x 7.44(h) x 0.59(d)

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