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

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

by Ulrike Strasser
     
 

ISBN-10: 0472032151

ISBN-13: 9780472032150

Pub. Date: 11/27/2006

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Winner: 2005 Book Award from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women; Selected by the German Studies Association as one of the top five books of 2004 in early modern history

"A fresh, original study of gender roles and religious ideology in the early modern Catholic state. . . . Using a rich array of archival sources, Strasser explores ways in

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Winner: 2005 Book Award from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women; Selected by the German Studies Association as one of the top five books of 2004 in early modern history

"A fresh, original study of gender roles and religious ideology in the early modern Catholic state. . . . Using a rich array of archival sources, Strasser explores ways in which an increasingly centralized Bavarian government in Munich inaugurated marriage and convent reforms and a civil religion based on the veneration of the Virgin Mary. Her carefully selected case studies show how church and state collaborated to produce a shared discourse and consistent policies proscribing extramarital sex, and excluding those without property from marriage. " 

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Ulrike Strasser is Associate Professor of History, Affiliate Faculty in Women's Studies, and Core Faculty in Religious Studies at the University of California, Irvine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472032150
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
11/27/2006
Series:
Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

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

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