This book offers: Previously unpublished documents by women and men from all levels of society, ranging from private letters to court cases A critical examination of a new field, reflecting original research and the most recent scholarship ...
Author: Laura Gowing
This concise and accessible book explores the history of gender in England between 1500 and 1700. Amidst the political and religious disruptions of the Reformation and the Civil War, sexual difference and gender were matters of public debate and private contention. Laura Gowing provides unique insight into gender relations in a time of flux, through sources ranging from the women who tried to vote in Ipswich in 1640, to the dreams of Archbishop Laud and a grandmother describing the first time her grandson wore breeches. Examining gender relations in the contexts of the body, the house, the neighbourhood and the political world, this comprehensive study analyses the tides of change and the power of custom in a pre-modern world. This book offers: Previously unpublished documents by women and men from all levels of society, ranging from private letters to court cases A critical examination of a new field, reflecting original research and the most recent scholarship In-depth analysis of historical evidence, allowing the reader to reconstruct the hidden histories of women Also including a chronology, who’s who of key figures, guide to further reading and a full-colour plate section, Gender Relations in Early Modern England is ideal for students and interested readers at all levels, providing a diverse range of primary sources and the tools to unlock them.
A nuanced re-evaluation of the ways in which gender affected the use of physical space in early modern England.
Author: Amanda Flather
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
Space was not simply a passive backdrop to a social system that had structural origins elsewhere; it was vitally important for marking out and maintaining the hierarchy that sustained social and gender order in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. Gender had a considerable influence on its use and organization; status and gender were displayed physically and spatially every moment of the day, from a person's place at table to the bed on which he or she slept, in places of work and recreation, in dress, gesture and modes of address. Space was also the basis for the formation of gender identities which were constantly contested and restructured, as this book shows. Examining in turn domestic, social and sacred spaces and the spatial division of labour in gender construction, the author demonstrates how these could shift, and with them the position and power of women. She shows that the ideological assumption that all women are subject to all men is flawed, and exposes the limitations of interpretations which rely on the model and binary opposition of public/private, male/female, to describe gender relations and their changes across the period, thus offering a much more complex and picture than has hitherto been perceived. The book will be essential reading not just for historians of the family and of women, but for all those studying early modern social history. AMANDA FLATHER is a lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Essex.
Author: Professor Katherine R LarsonPublish On: 2014-11-28
This collection engages with the question of how gender informed song within particular textual, social, and spatial contexts in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England.
Author: Professor Katherine R Larson
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Literary Criticism
Song offers a vital case study for examining the rich interplay of music, gender, and representation in the early modern period. This collection engages with the question of how gender informed song within particular textual, social, and spatial contexts in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. Bringing together ongoing work in musicology, literary studies, and film studies, it elaborates an interdisciplinary consideration of the embodied and gendered facets of song, and of song’s capacity to function as a powerful-and flexible-gendered signifier. The essays in this collection draw vivid attention to song as a situated textual and musical practice, and to the gendered processes and spaces of song's circulation and reception. In so doing, they interrogate the literary and cultural significance of song for early modern readers, performers, and audiences.
Focusing attention on the neglected area of relations between brothers and sisters during the early modern period, this volume explores the sibling dynamics that shaped family relations in Italy, England, France, Spain, and Germany.
Author: Naomi J. Miller
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Focusing attention on the neglected area of relations between brothers and sisters during the early modern period, this volume explores the sibling dynamics that shaped family relations in Italy, England, France, Spain, and Germany. Using an array of feminist and cultural studies approaches, prominent scholars consider sibling ties from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives - including art history, musicology, literary studies, and social history - to articulate underlying paradigms according to which sibling relations were constructed.
This book explores the construction of gender ideology in early modern England through an analysis of the querelle des femmes --the debate about the relationship between the sexes that originated on the continent during the Middle Ages and ...
Author: Cristina Malcolmson
This book explores the construction of gender ideology in early modern England through an analysis of the querelle des femmes --the debate about the relationship between the sexes that originated on the continent during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and developed in England into the Swetnam controversy. The volume contextualizes the debate in terms of its continental antecedents and elite manuscript circulation in England, then moves to consider popular culture and printed texts, its effects on women’s writing and the developing discourse on gender, and concludes by examining the ramifications of the debate during the Civil War and Restoration. Essays focus on the implications of the gender debate for women writers and their literary relations, cultural ideology and the family, and political discourse and ideas of nationhood.
"This volume contains the edited proceedings from the 1990 symposium "Attending to Women in Early Modern England," which was sponsored by the Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies and the University of Maryland at College Park.
Author: Betty Travitsky
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Category: Literary Criticism
"This volume contains the edited proceedings from the 1990 symposium "Attending to Women in Early Modern England," which was sponsored by the Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies and the University of Maryland at College Park. Edited by Betty S. Travitsky and Adele F. Seeff in collaboration with a national committee of scholars, the book focuses on the interdisciplinary study of women in early modern England, addressing such areas of scholarly concern as what new research concepts can guide scholarship on early modern women? How were the public and private identities of these women constructed? What were the similarities between visible and invisible women in early modern England? How can - and should - studies on early modern women transform the classroom?"--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Situating itself in a long tradition of studies of Anglo-Italian literary relations in the Renaissance, this book consists of an analysis of the representation of women in the extant Elizabethan translations of the three major Italian ...
Author: Selene Scarsi
Category: Literary Criticism
Situating itself in a long tradition of studies of Anglo-Italian literary relations in the Renaissance, this book consists of an analysis of the representation of women in the extant Elizabethan translations of the three major Italian Renaissance epic poems (Matteo Maria Boiardo's Orlando Innamorato, Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso and Torquato Tasso's Gerusalemme Liberata), as well as of the influence of these works on Elizabethan Literature in general, in the form of creative imitation on the part of poets such as Edmund Spenser, Peter Beverley, William Shakespeare and Samuel Daniel, and of prose writers such as George Whetstone and George Gascoigne. The study emphasises the importance of European writers' influence on English Renaissance Literature and raises questions pertaining to the true essence of translation, adaptation and creative imitation, with a specific emphasis on gender issues. Its originality lies in its exhaustiveness, as well as in its focus on the epics' female figures, both as a source of major modifications and as an evident point of interest for the Italian works' 'translatorship'.
Dieses Buch wahlt eine neue Perspektive auf 2000 Jahre europaische Rechtsgeschichte: Es stellt die europaischen Regionen, wie sie sich historisch herausgebildet haben, in ihrer inneren Verbundenheit vor.
Author: Andreas Bauer
Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar
Dieses Buch wahlt eine neue Perspektive auf 2000 Jahre europaische Rechtsgeschichte: Es stellt die europaischen Regionen, wie sie sich historisch herausgebildet haben, in ihrer inneren Verbundenheit vor. An der regionalen Rechtsentwicklung von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart wird deutlich, dass keine Rechtskultur nur isoliert fur sich gestanden hat und dass es auf unterschiedlichsten Ebenen stets Austausch und die Ubernahme juristischen Wissens gab. So beschaftigen sich die Beitrage mit der Universitat Bologna als Ausgangspunkt hochmittelalterlicher Rechtskultur, mit Frankreich als Zentrum politisch orientierter Wissensvermittlung oder mit England, welches kontinentale Traditionen in die eigene regionale Rechtsentwicklung integrierte. Beitrage zum Kirchenrecht oder zur Lehre des Romischen Rechts veranschaulichen, dass die Identitat Europas durch religiose Homogenitat, die Fahigkeit wissenschaftlicher Konsensbildung und eine juristisch verburgte politische Stabilitat entstanden ist. Das Buch verdeutlicht insgesamt, dass die Europaische Union als ein Rechtsraum verstanden werden kann, der auf einer breiten historischen Grundlage beruht.
Author: Assistant Professor in the Arts and Science Program Sara MendelsonPublish On: 1998
Whatever their social class or matrimonial condition , women in early modern England had certain experiences in common . They did ... In every case , the
elemental patterns of gender relations were preserved or re - established . One of
Author: Assistant Professor in the Arts and Science Program Sara Mendelson
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
What was life like for ordinary women who lived in Tudor and Stuart England? This fascinating book provides a frank account of the daily experiences of these women, using first-hand sources such as letters, diaries, and household accounts.
Exploring the contradictory forces shaping women's identities and experiences, this collection examines the possibilities for commonalities and the forces of division between women in early modern Europe.
Author: Susan Broomhall
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Exploring the contradictory forces shaping women's identities and experiences, this collection examines the possibilities for commonalities and the forces of division between women in early modern Europe. The contributors analyse the critical power of gender to structure identities and experiences, adding new depth to our understanding of early modern women's senses of exclusion and belonging.
Early Modern World Series Editors : Allyson Poska and Abby Zanger In the past
decade , the study of women and gender ... Female Food Refusal in Early Modern England Nancy A . Gutierrez Gender , Society and Print Culture in Late -
Author: Carolyn Brewer
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited
Category: Social Science
In Shamanism, Catholicism and Gender Relations in Colonial Philippines, 1521–1685, Carolyn Brewer explores the cultural clash that ensued when Hispanic Catholicism came into contact with Filipino Animism in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Brewer explores the way indigenous women were represented in various early modern sources. She writes the female shamans back into the history of the Philippines and elucidates the processes by which the Christian missionaries reviled and then supplanted them. Finally, using inquisition documents, she reconstructs indigenous gender relationships, showing how high class Zambal men and boys collaborated with the Spaniards to banish the shaman women and eradicate their influence. Brewer demonstrates the connections between religion, ideology and power. A meticulously researched book, Shamanism, Catholicism, and Gender Relations constitutes a sustained examination of how contact with Christianity reshaped gender roles in the early modern Philippines.
It was a reaffirmation and reinforcement of Protestant notions of gender order and
hierarchy . As puzzled ... 129–65 ; Martin Ingram , “ “ Scolding women cucked or
washed ” : a crisis in gender relations in early modern England ? ' , in Women ...
Mendelson and Crawford , Women in early modern England , 349-65 . ... The
concept of a " crisis in gender relations " comes from Underdown's " The Taming
of the Scold , ” although the period under consideration here is much narrower
36 Lois G. Schwoerer , “ Women's Public Political Voice in England , 1640– 1740
, " in Women Writers , 56–74 . 37Mendelson and Crawford , Women in Early Modern England , 432. The concept of a “ crisis in gender relations " comes from
Author: Diana Lyn Laulainen-ScheinPublish On: 2004
Other genderrelated factors also fed into the increase in witchcraft prosecutions
during this period . David Underdown has hypothesized that early modern England experienced a crisis in gender relations . He cites an increase in the ...