Gender, Power and Privilege in Early Modern Europe: 1500 - 1700 / Edition 1

Gender, Power and Privilege in Early Modern Europe: 1500 - 1700 / Edition 1

by Penny Richards, Jessica Munns
     
 

Surveying court life and urban life, warfare, religion, and peace, this book provides a comprehensive history of how gender was experienced in early modern Europe.

Gender, Power and Privilege in Early Modern Europe shows how definitions of sexuality and gender roles operated and more particularly, how such definitions—and the activities they generated

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Overview

Surveying court life and urban life, warfare, religion, and peace, this book provides a comprehensive history of how gender was experienced in early modern Europe.

Gender, Power and Privilege in Early Modern Europe shows how definitions of sexuality and gender roles operated and more particularly, how such definitions—and the activities they generated and reflected—articulated concerns inside a given culture. This means that the volume embodies an interdisciplinary approach: literature as well as history, religious studies, economics, and gender studies form the basis of this cultural history of early modern Europe.

There are new approaches to understanding famous figures, such as Elizabeth I, James VI and I and his wife Anna of Denmark; Francis I; St. Teresa of Avila. Other chapters investigate topics such as militarism and court culture, and wider groups, such as urban citizens and noble families. The collection also studies ways in which gender and sexual orientation were represented in literature, as well as examinations of the theoretical issues involved in studying history from the angle of gender.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582423299
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/09/2003
Series:
Women And Men In History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgements
List of Contributors
Introduction1
1Gender and sexuality in early modern England7
2Gender and early emancipation in the Low Countries in the late Middle Ages and early modern period21
3'So was thys castell layd wyde open': Battles for the phallus in early modern responses to Chaucer's Pardoner40
4The importance of a name: Gender, power and the strategy of naming a child in a noble Italian family: The Martinengo of Brescia55
5'Our Trinity!': Francis I, Louise of Savoy and Marguerite d'Angouleme71
6Elizabeth I as Deborah: Biblical typology, prophecy and political power90
7Queen Anna bites back: Protest, effeminacy and manliness at the Jacobean court108
8Privileges of the soul, pains of the body: Teresa de Jesus, the mystic beatas and the Spanish Inquisition after Trent123
9Allarme to England!: Gender and militarism in early modern England140
10The Guise women: Politics, war and peace159
Notes171
Select Bibliography208
Index211

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