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Domestic Dangers
     

Domestic Dangers

by Laura Gowing, L. Gowing
 

'What else is woman but a foe to friendship ... a domestic danger.' These words, taken from a biblical commentary by St John Chrysostom, are frequently quoted in early modern literature, showing that sexual morality was central to the patriarchal society of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. In this fascinating and original book, Laura Gowing considers

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'What else is woman but a foe to friendship ... a domestic danger.' These words, taken from a biblical commentary by St John Chrysostom, are frequently quoted in early modern literature, showing that sexual morality was central to the patriarchal society of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. In this fascinating and original book, Laura Gowing considers what gender difference meant in the practice of daily life, examining the working of gender relations in sex, courtship, marriage conflict, and verbal disputes.

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"Gowing's work significantly contributes to the understanding of gender relations and gender ideology within the setting of London neighborhoods and law courts."—Choice

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ISBN-13:
9780198205173
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/25/1996
Series:
Oxford Studies in Social History Series
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.69(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.87(d)

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University of Hertfordshire

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