Women in Early Modern England 1550-1720

Women in Early Modern England 1550-1720


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Women in Early Modern England 1550-1720 by Sara Mendelson, Patricia Crawford

This is an original, accessible, and comprehensive survey of life as it was experienced by most Englishwomen during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The authors examine virtually all aspects of women's lives: female life-stages from birth to death; the separate culture of women, including female friendship and feminist consciousness; the diverse roles of women in the religious and political movements of the day; and the effect of prevailing perceptions of gender differences. Comparisons are made between the makeshift economy of poor women and the occupational identities, and preoccupations, of the middling and elite classes. This fascinating and well-illustrated book reconstructs the mental and material world of Tudor and Stuart women, and is sure to become the standard text on the subject.

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ISBN-13: 9780198201243
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 06/28/1998
Pages: 504
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile: 1600L (what's this?)

About the Author

Sara H. Mendelson is Assistant Professor of the Arts and Science Program at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. Patricia Crawford works in the History Department at the University of Western Australia.

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