Conduct Books and the History of the Ideal Woman

Conduct Books and the History of the Ideal Woman

... and both purport to address nobility, though the authors doubtlessly hoped for circulation beyond court as well. ... was “the most popular conduct book for women during the Tudor period and beyond” and was reprinted numerous times, ...

Author: Tabitha Kenlon

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781785273155

Category: History

Page: 250

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The longest-running war is the battle over how women should behave. "Conduct Books and the History of the Ideal Woman" examines six centuries of advice literature, analyzing the print origins of gendered expectations that continue to inform our thinking about women's roles and abilities. Close readings of numerous conduct manuals from Britain and America, written by men and women, explain and contextualize the legacy of sexism as represented in prescriptive writing for women from 1372 to the present. While existing period-specific studies of conduct manuals consider advice literature within the society that wrote and read them, "Conduct Books and the History of the Ideal Woman" provides the only analysis of both the volumes themselves and the larger debates taking place within their pages across the centuries. Combining textual literary analysis with a social history sensibility while remaining accessible to expert and novice, this book will help readers understand the on-going debate about the often-contradictory guidelines for female behavior.
Categories: History

Disability and the Tudors

Disability and the Tudors

Only ten per cent of the population lived beyond their forties; the average life expectancy of the male Tudor population was thirty-seven years old. To live to any age beyond that was considered a blessing. By 1540, Henry married his ...

Author: Phillipa Vincent Connolly

Publisher: Pen and Sword History

ISBN: 9781526720085

Category: History

Page: 235

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Throughout history, how society treated its disabled and infirm can tell us a great deal about the period. Challenged with any impairment, disease or frailty was often a matter of life and death before the advent of modern medicine, so how did a society support the disabled amongst them? For centuries, disabled people and their history have been overlooked - hidden in plain sight. Very little on the infirm and mentally ill was written down during the renaissance period. The Tudor period is no exception and presents a complex, unparalleled story. The sixteenth century was far from exemplary in the treatment of its infirm, but a multifaceted and ambiguous story emerges, where society’s ‘natural fools’ were elevated as much as they were belittled. Meet characters like William Somer, Henry VIII’s fool at court, whom the king depended upon, and learn of how the dissolution of the monasteries contributed to forming an army of ‘sturdy beggars’ who roamed Tudor England without charitable support. From the nobility to the lowest of society, Phillipa Vincent-Connolly casts a light on the lives of disabled people in Tudor England and guides us through the social, religious, cultural, and ruling classes’ response to disability as it was then perceived.
Categories: History

Beyond Belief

Beyond Belief

important even than these conscious ideological movements were developments within the collectivity structure of Japanese society in the Tokugawa period. The so-called feudal values, which are much more accurately described as Japanese ...

Author: Robert N. Bellah

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520073944

Category: Religion

Page: 306

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Beyond Belief collects fifteen celebrated, broadly ranging essays in which Robert Bellah interprets the interplay of religion and society in concrete contexts from Japan to the Middle East to the United States. First published in 1970, Beyond Belief is a classic in the field of sociology of religion.
Categories: Religion

Tudor Empire

Tudor Empire

Simultaneously, and conversely, when we think of empire, we generally think of the world beyond England's borders and beyond the 1530s, reserving the term for the era after the establishment of Jamestown in the early seventeenth century ...

Author: Jessica S. Hower

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030628925

Category: History

Page: 411

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This book recasts one of the most well-studied and popularly-beloved eras in history: the tumultuous span from the 1485 accession of Henry VII to the 1603 death of Elizabeth I. Though many have gravitated toward this period for its high drama and national importance, the book offers a new narrative by focusing on another facet of the British past that has exercised an equally powerful grip on audiences: imperialism. It argues that the sixteenth century was pivotal to the making of both Britain and the British Empire. Unearthing over a century of theorizing about and probing into the world beyond England’s borders, Tudor Empire shows that foreign enterprise at once mirrored, responded to, and provoked domestic politics and culture, while decisively shaping the Atlantic World. Demonstrating that territorial expansion abroad and national consolidation and identity formation at home were concurrent, intertwined, and mutually reinforcing, the author examines some of the earliest ventures undertaken by the crown and its subjects in France, Scotland, Ireland, and the Americas. Tudor Empire is a thought-provoking, essential read for those interested in the Tudors and the British Empire that they helped create.
Categories: History

The Cumulative Book Index

The Cumulative Book Index

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058373625

Category: American literature

Page:

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A world list of books in the English language.
Categories: American literature

The Tudor Age and Beyond

The Tudor Age and Beyond

Author: Arthur Joseph Slavin

Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company

ISBN: IND:39000001111017

Category: History

Page: 239

View: 647

Categories: History

A Guide to Medieval Gardens

A Guide to Medieval Gardens

lowers in stained were glass much-loved windows, during proclaimed medieval family times. and hereditary They glow lines in heraldic ... Even into the Tudor period and often beyond, the common plant names The Plants of the Medieval Garden.

Author: Michael Brown

Publisher: White Owl

ISBN: 9781526794550

Category: History

Page: 176

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Medieval gardens usually rate very few pages in the garden history books. The general perception is still of small gardens in the corner of a castle. Recent research has shown that the gardens were larger than we previously believed. This book contains information and pictures that have not been generally available before, including the theory and practice of medieval horticulture. Many features of later gardens were already a part of medieval gardens. The number of plants was limited, but was still no less than many modern gardeners use in their own gardens today. Yet medieval gardens were imbued with meaning. Whether secular or religious, the additional dimension of symbolism, gave a greater depth to medieval gardens, which is lacking in most modern ones. This book will be of interest to those who know little about medieval gardens and to those with more knowledge. It contains some of the vast amount of research that the author carried out to create the medieval gardens at the Prebendal Manor, Nassington, Northamptonshire. The author has tried to use previously unused sources and included his own practical experience of medieval gardening methods that he carried out to maintain the gardens. Some worked, others certainly didn’t.
Categories: History

William Cecil Ireland and the Tudor State

William Cecil  Ireland  and the Tudor State

The survival of so much of Cecil's written correspondence, which touches on virtually every matter of state affairs—and which reaches into many aspects of life in Tudor times beyond the strictly high political realm—has long served to ...

Author: Christopher Maginn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199697151

Category: History

Page: 254

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Explores the relationship between England and Ireland in the Tudor period using William Cecil as a vehicle for historical enquiry. Argues that Cecil shaped the course and character of Tudor rule in Ireland in Elizabeth's reign more than any other figure, and offers a major reappraisal of this crucial period in the histories of England and Ireland.
Categories: History

The Age of Reformation

The Age of Reformation

The Church beyond the parish did not have much impact on the day-today lives of most lay people. The pope was a distant name, prayed for in the Mass. The bishop was a great lord who often was only an occasional visitor to his diocese ...

Author: Alec Ryrie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317865469

Category: History

Page: 360

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The sixteenth century was an age of Reformation. There was religious reformation, as Protestantism came to England, Scotland and even Ireland, bringing liberation, chaos and bloodshed in its wake. And there was political reformation, as the Tudor and Stewart (later 'Stuart') monarchs made their authority felt within and beyond their kingdoms more than any of their predecessors. Together, these two reformations produced not only a new religion, but a new politics -absolutist yet pluralist, populist yet law-bound - and a new society - controlled, fractured, yet more widely engaged and empowered than ever before. In this book, Alec Ryrie provides an authoritative overview of these momentous events, showing how religion, politics and social change were always intimately interlinked, from the murderous politics of the Tudor court to the building and fragmentation of new religious and social identities in the parishes. Drawing on the most recent research, he explains why events took the course they did - and why that course was so often an unexpected and an unlikely one.
Categories: History

This Realm of England 1399 to 1688

This Realm of England  1399 to 1688

The era , however , was not the product of a polarity between the old and the new , not a matter of " either / or ... The best social and economic interpretation is A. J. Slavin , The Tudor Age and Beyond ( 1987 ) , which covers the ...

Author: Lacey Baldwin Smith

Publisher: D C Heath & Company

ISBN: 0669244589

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

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Categories: Fiction