The Historical Study of Women: England 1500-1700 by Amanda Capern

The Historical Study of Women: England 1500-1700

byAmanda Capern

Hardcover | January 15, 2008

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Designed for undergraduate use, this book contains a general chapter on the history and theory of women's history, followed by a section on the constructions of early modern woman through Christian and scientific ideas, social prescriptions and intellectual and popular debate. A further section uses the theoretical framework of 'separate spheres' for discussion of women and work, law, politics, education, religion and writing. The conclusion addresses recent themes in early modern gender history.

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AMANDA CAPERN is Lecturer in Women's History at the University of Hull, UK
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Title:The Historical Study of Women: England 1500-1700Format:HardcoverDimensions:460 pages, 9.28 × 6.36 × 1.18 inPublished:January 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333662687

ISBN - 13:9780333662687

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: THE HISTORICAL STUDY OF WOMEN * Women's History/ Gender History * PART TWO: EARLY MODERN CONSTRUCTIONS OF 'WOMAN' * Intellectual Foundations * Querelle des Femmes * Femininity: Prescription, Rhetoric and Context * PART THREE: PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SPHERES? * Law and 'Private Life' * Politics and Authority in the 'Public Sphere' * Religion and Civil War * Education and the 'Female Voice' * Conclusions: Femininity Transformed * Index

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"[T]his book provides an excellent introduction to the topic of the study of women in early modern England. It clearly and concisely summarizes many of the main historiographical debates and provides students with a wealth of ideas for future projects by suggesting areas still to be investigated." —Courtney Thomas, Yale University