Women in the Seventeenth-Century Quaker Community: A Literary Study of Political Identities, 1650-1700

Women in the Seventeenth-Century Quaker Community: A Literary Study of Political Identities, 1650-1700

by Catie Gill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754639851

ISBN-13: 9780754639855

Pub. Date: 11/30/2005

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Focusing on Quaker pamphlet literature of the commonwealth and restoration period, Catie Gill seeks to explore and explain women's presence as activists, writers, and subjects within the early Quaker movement. Women in the Seventeenth-Century Quaker Community draws on contemporary resources such as prophetic writing, prison narratives, petitions, and deathbed…  See more details below

Overview

Focusing on Quaker pamphlet literature of the commonwealth and restoration period, Catie Gill seeks to explore and explain women's presence as activists, writers, and subjects within the early Quaker movement. Women in the Seventeenth-Century Quaker Community draws on contemporary resources such as prophetic writing, prison narratives, petitions, and deathbed testimonies to produce an account of women's involvement in the shaping of this religious movement. The book reveals that, far from being of marginal importance, women were able to exploit the terms in which Quaker identity was constructed to create roles for themselves, in public and in print, that emphasised their engagement with Friends' religious and political agenda.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754639855
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
11/30/2005
Series:
Women and Gender in the Early Modern World Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1Quakerism in the 1650s11
2Prisoners41
3Petitioners77
4Prophets113
5Domestic identities in post-Restoration Quaker writing147

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