Women during the English Reformations: Renegotiating Gender and Religious Identity

Women during the English Reformations: Renegotiating Gender and Religious Identity


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Catholic or Protestant, recusant or godly rebel, early modern women reinvented their spiritual and gendered spaces during the reformations in religion in England during the sixteenth century and beyond. These essays explore the ways in which some Englishwomen struggled to erase, rewrite, or reimagine their religious and gender identities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137474735
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 11/19/2014
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Sharon L. Arnoult, Midwestern State University, USA

Amanda L. Capern, University of Hull, UK

Rebecca A. Giselbrecht, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Janice Liedl, Laurentian University, Canada

Lisa McClain, Boise State University, USA

William B. (Bill) Robison, Southeastern Louisiana University, USA

Valerie Schutte, Independent Researcher, USA

Table of Contents

Introduction; Julie A. Chappell 1. "To the Illustrious Queen": Katherine of Aragon and Early Modern Book Dedications; Valerie Schutte 2. 'Rather a Strong and Constant Man': Margaret Pole and the Problem of Women's Independence; Janice Liedl 3. Religious Intent and the Art of Courteous Pleasantry: A Few Letters from Englishwomen to Heinrich Bullinger (1543–1562); Rebecca A. Giselbrecht 4. Elizabeth Cary and Intersections of Catholicism and Gender in Early Modern England; Lisa McClain 5. Eleanor Davies and the New Jerusalem; Amanda L. Capern 6. The Failure of Godly Womanhood: Religious and Gender Identity in the Life of Lady Elizabeth Delaval; Sharon L. Arnoult 7. Haunting History: Women, Catholicism, and the Writing of National History in Sophia Lee's The Recess ; Kaley A. Kramer 8. Stripped of Their Altars: Film, Faith, and Tudor Royal Women from the Silent Era to the Twenty–First Century, 1895–2014; William B. Robison

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