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The Cultural Identity of Seventeenth-Century Woman By Edited by N. H. Keeble

The Cultural Identity of Seventeenth-Century Woman
by Edited by N. H. Keeble

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In this anthology, N.H. Keeble illustrates both the historical circumstances of women's lives in the seventeenth century and the cultural notions of 'woman' which prevailed then. Includes over 200 extracts from books, diaries, letters, pamphlets.
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The Cultural Identity of Seventeenth-Century Woman: A Reader by Edited by N. H. Keeble

In this anthology, N.H. Keeble illustrates both the historical circumstances of women's lives in the seventeenth century and the cultural notions of woman which prevailed then. Within the body of the collection, contemporary evidence is arranged topically, drawn from printed sources. The images, roles and virtues of woman are examined, providing a sourcebook which illustrates the way woman has in the past been culturally constructed.

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Table of Contents


Introduction 1. In the Beginning: Male and Female A Female Nature, Character and Behaviour 2. Body 3. Sexuality 4. Mind and Soul 5. Beauty 6. Vices 7. Virtues B Female Roles and Affairs 8. Marriage, Adultery and divorce 9. Wifely Duties 10. Mother and Daughter 11. Housecraft, Statecraft and Priestcraft 12. Midwifery and Wet-nursing 13. Mistress and Muse C 'Feminisms' 14. Cross-dressing 15. Widowhood, Celibacy and Female Friendship 16. Authorship 17. 'Tyrant Custom, why must we obey'? Bibliography

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GOR002952200
The Cultural Identity of Seventeenth-Century Woman: A Reader by Edited by N. H. Keeble
Edited by N. H. Keeble
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1994-10-20
320
0415104823
9780415104821
N/A
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