State of Virginity: Gender, Religion, and Politics in an Early Modern Catholic State / Edition 1

State of Virginity: Gender, Religion, and Politics in an Early Modern Catholic State / Edition 1

by Ulrike Strasser
     
 


An important contribution to the historical study of sexuality and the growing feminist literature on the state
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An important contribution to the historical study of sexuality and the growing feminist literature on the state

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472113514
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
12/11/2003
Series:
Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. IDiscursive and Institutional Foundations, 1550-1600
1Which Public Matters Most? Rites of Marriage Formation27
2Nuns and Whores: Houses of Women in the Male Public Sphere57
Pt. IIEngendering the Catholic Polity: The Thirty Years' War and Its Aftermath
3Pregnant Bodies, Personal Purity, and Public Goods89
4Behind Closed Doors: The Public Dimensions of Private Acts119
5Public Services and Private Lives: Schooling Women for Society149
Conclusion and Epilogue173
Notes179
Bibliography219
Index237

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