The Mother s Legacy in Early Modern England

The Mother s Legacy in Early Modern England
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Author: Jennifer Louise Heller
Pages: 234
ISBN: 1409411087
Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Reading twenty printed and manuscript texts composed between 1575 and 1672, Heller defines the genre of the mother's legacy as a distinct branch of the advice tradition in early modern England. Attending to cultural, social and historical trends, Heller explores how legacy writers used the genre to secure personal and family status, to shape their children's beliefs and behaviors, and to intervene in the period's religious and political debates.

The Mother s Legacy in Early Modern England

The Mother s Legacy in Early Modern England
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Author: Jennifer Heller
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9781317023647
Release: 2016-03-03
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Using printed and manuscript texts composed between 1575 and 1672, Jennifer Heller defines the genre of the mother's legacy as a distinct branch of the advice tradition in early modern England that takes the form of a dying mother's pious counsel to her children. Reading these texts in light of specific cultural contexts, social trends, and historical events, Heller explores how legacy writers used the genre to secure personal and family status, to shape their children's beliefs and behaviors, and to intervene in the period's tumultuous religious and political debates. The author's attention to the fine details of the period's religious and political swings, drawn from sources such as royal proclamations, sermons, and first-hand accounts of book-burnings, creates a fuller context for her analysis of the legacies. Similarly, Heller explains the appeal of the genre by connecting it to social factors including mortality rates and inheritance practices. Analyses of related genres, such as conduct books and fathers' legacies, highlight the unique features and functions of mothers' legacies. Heller also attends to the personal side of the genre, demonstrating that a writer's education, marriages, children, and turns of fortune affect her work within the genre.

The Mother s Legacy in Early Modern England

The Mother s Legacy in Early Modern England
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Author: Ms Jennifer Heller
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9781409478713
Release: 2013-05-28
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Using printed and manuscript texts composed between 1575 and 1672, Jennifer Heller defines the genre of the mother's legacy as a distinct branch of the advice tradition in early modern England that takes the form of a dying mother's pious counsel to her children. Reading these texts in light of specific cultural contexts, social trends, and historical events, Heller explores how legacy writers used the genre to secure personal and family status, to shape their children's beliefs and behaviors, and to intervene in the period's tumultuous religious and political debates. The author's attention to the fine details of the period's religious and political swings, drawn from sources such as royal proclamations, sermons, and first-hand accounts of book-burnings, creates a fuller context for her analysis of the legacies. Similarly, Heller explains the appeal of the genre by connecting it to social factors including mortality rates and inheritance practices. Analyses of related genres, such as conduct books and fathers' legacies, highlight the unique features and functions of mothers' legacies. Heller also attends to the personal side of the genre, demonstrating that a writer's education, marriages, children, and turns of fortune affect her work within the genre.

The Mother s Legacy in Early Modern England

The Mother s Legacy in Early Modern England
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Author: Jennifer Heller
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9781317023654
Release: 2016-03-03
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Using printed and manuscript texts composed between 1575 and 1672, Jennifer Heller defines the genre of the mother's legacy as a distinct branch of the advice tradition in early modern England that takes the form of a dying mother's pious counsel to her children. Reading these texts in light of specific cultural contexts, social trends, and historical events, Heller explores how legacy writers used the genre to secure personal and family status, to shape their children's beliefs and behaviors, and to intervene in the period's tumultuous religious and political debates. The author's attention to the fine details of the period's religious and political swings, drawn from sources such as royal proclamations, sermons, and first-hand accounts of book-burnings, creates a fuller context for her analysis of the legacies. Similarly, Heller explains the appeal of the genre by connecting it to social factors including mortality rates and inheritance practices. Analyses of related genres, such as conduct books and fathers' legacies, highlight the unique features and functions of mothers' legacies. Heller also attends to the personal side of the genre, demonstrating that a writer's education, marriages, children, and turns of fortune affect her work within the genre.

Bethinke Thy Selfe in Early Modern England

   Bethinke Thy Selfe    in Early Modern England
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Author: Ulrike Tancke
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9789042028098
Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: BRILL

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Early modern women writers are typically studied as voices from the margin, who engage in a counter-discourse to patriarchy and whose identities prefigure postmodern notions of fragmented selfhood. Studying a variety of literary forms – autobiographical writings, diaries, mothers’ advice books, poetry and drama – this innovative book approaches early modern women’s strategies of identity formation from an alternative angle: their self-writings should be understood as attempts to establish a coherent, stable and convincing subjectivity in spite of the constraints they encountered. While the authors acknowledge contradiction and ambiguity, they consistently strive to compromise and achieve balance. Drawing on social and cultural history, feminist theory, psychoanalysis and the study of discourses, the close reading of the women’s texts and other, literary and non-literary sources reveals that the female writers seek to reconcile the affective, corporeal, social, economic and ideological dimensions of their identities and thereby question both the modern idea of the unified self and its postmodern, fragmented variant. The women’s identities as writers, mothers, spouses, household members and economic agents testify to their acceptance of contradictions, their adherence to patriarchal norms and simultaneous self-assertion. Their pragmatic stances suggest that their simultaneous confidence and anxiety should be taken seriously, as tentative, precarious, yet ultimately workable and convincing expressions of identity.

Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015057953245
Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown

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What Nature Does Not Teach

What Nature Does Not Teach
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Author: Juanita Feros Ruys
Pages: 527
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131678901
Release: 2008
Editor: Brepols Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This interdisciplinary volume takes as its subject the multi-faceted genre of didactic literature (the literature of instruction) which constituted the cornerstone of literary enterprise and social control in medieval and early modern Europe. Following an Introduction that raises questions of didactic meaning, intent, audience, and social effect, nineteen chapters deal with the construction of the individual didactic voice and persona in the premodern period, didactic literature for children, women as the creators, objects, and consumers of didactic literature, the influence of advice literature on adult literacy, piety, and heresy, and the revision of classical didactic forms and motifs in the early modern period. Attention is paid throughout to the continuities of didactic literature across the medieval and early modern periods-its intertextuality, reliance on tradition, and self-renewal-and to questions of gender, authority, control, and the socially constructed nature of advice. Contributors particularly explore the intersection of advice literature with real lives, considering the social impact of both individual texts and the didactic genre as a whole. The volume deals with a wide variety of texts from the early Middle Ages to the eighteenth century, written in languages from Latin through the European vernaculars to Byzantine Greek and Russian, offering a comprehensive overview of this pervasive and influential genre.

Women s Writing in Stuart England

Women s Writing in Stuart England
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Author: Sylvia Monica Brown
Pages: 260
ISBN: UOM:39015047596872
Release: 1999
Editor: Sutton Pub Limited

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

It may peradventure ... appear strange to thee to recyve theas lines from a mother that dyed when thou weart born. So writes Elizabeth Joscelin to her unborn daughter, shortly before dying in childbirth on 12 October, 1622. As a godly woman, Joscelin was aware of her duty to instruct her child in religion. Prophetically fearing her death, she chose to embody her instruction in a text, a mother's legacy, through which she could (as it were) speak to her child from the dead. In 1624, a Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Goad, published Joscelin's legacy for a wider audience - but with significant changes.

The Early Modern Englishwoman

The Early Modern Englishwoman
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Author: Betty S. Travitsky,Patrick Cullen
Pages: 345
ISBN: 1840142219
Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown

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The Early Modern Englishwoman

The Early Modern Englishwoman
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCSC:32106016944123
Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown

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Art Re formed

Art Re formed
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Author: Tara Hamling,Richard Lindsey Williams
Pages: 286
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131681335
Release: 2007
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This text fundamentally reassesses traditional understandings of the impact of the Reformation on the visual arts in Britain. It brings together the work of leading authorities in the fields of art history, Reformation history and literary studies, together with research by younger scholars.

English Manuscript Studies 1100 1700 Writings by early modern women

English Manuscript Studies  1100 1700  Writings by early modern women
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Author: Peter Beal,Jeremy Griffiths
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCSC:32106016941871
Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown

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Women s Wealth and Women s Writing in Early Modern England

Women s Wealth and Women s Writing in Early Modern England
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Author: Elizabeth Mazzola
Pages: 138
ISBN: 9781351871150
Release: 2016-12-05
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Focusing on both literary and material networks in early modern England, this book examines the nature of women's wealth, its peculiar laws of transmission and accumulation, and how a world of goods and favors, mothers and daughters was transformed by market culture. Drawing on the long and troubled relationship between Elizabeth Tudor, Mary Stuart, Bess of Hardwick, and Arbella Stuart, Elizabeth Mazzola more broadly explores what early modern women might exchange with or leave to each other, including jewels and cloth, needlework, combs, and candlesticks. Women's writings take their place in this circulation of material things, and Mazzola argues that their poems and prayers, letters and wills are particularly designed with the aim of substantiating female ties. This book is an interdisciplinary one, making use of archival research, literary criticism, social history, feminist theory, and anthropological studies of gift exchange to propose that early modern women - whatever their class, educational background or marital status - were key economic players, actively pursuing favors, trading services, and exchanging goods.

New Books on Women and Feminism

New Books on Women and Feminism
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OSU:32435085416295
Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown

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Child of Man Child of God

Child of Man  Child of God
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Author: Coleburn Volman
Pages: 290
ISBN: OCLC:989874686
Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The following study examines the complexities surrounding the prescriptive attitudes towards elite parents in sixteenth and seventeenth-century England. Using a series of advice tracts, mothers' legacy texts, and collections of fables, this study explores the repeated emphasis on a Christian upbringing and education across multiple printed genres, revealing critical attitudes towards the authority of English parents. This advice notably extended across gender boundaries, as a number of these texts applied similar prescriptions for the raising of both sons and daughters. While this study does not conclusively address the actual practices of early modern English parents, it brings to light a number of the social expectations and ideals promoted by Tudor and Stuart advice literature, arguing that these texts reveal the expectations and ideals of childrearing.

Gender Authorship and Early Modern Women s Collaboration

Gender  Authorship  and Early Modern Women   s Collaboration
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Author: Patricia Pender
Pages: 291
ISBN: 9783319587776
Release: 2017-11-10
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book explores the collaborative practices – both literary and material – that women undertook in the production of early modern texts. It confronts two ongoing methodological dilemmas. How does conceiving women’s texts as collaborations between authors, readers, annotators, editors, printers, and patrons uphold or disrupt current understandings of authorship? And how does reconceiving such texts as collaborative illuminate some of the unresolved discontinuities and competing agendas in early modern women’s studies? From one perspective, viewing early modern women’s writing as collaborative seems to threaten the hard-won legitimacy of the authors we have already recovered; from another, developing our understanding of literary agency beyond capital “A” authorship opens the field to the surprising range of roles that women played in the history of early modern books. Instead of trying to simply shift, disaggregate or adjudicate between competing claims for male or female priority in the production of early modern texts, Gender, Authorship, and Early Modern Women’s Collaboration investigates the role that gender has played – and might continue to play – in understanding early modern collaboration and its consequences for women’s literary history.

Women Writing History in Early Modern England

Women Writing History in Early Modern England
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Author: Megan Matchinske
Pages: 252
ISBN: 1107406625
Release: 2012-08-16
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In 1603 an English gentlewoman, Elizabeth Grymeston, composed for her young son a series of meditations - meditations that would offer posthumous advice and reflection on everything from the nature of sin to the limits of royal authority. Six months later Grymeston was dead and her words memorialized not just for a small boy but also for an English audience eager for moral edification and enlightenment. As one of the first writers of the mother's legacy to appear in England, Grymeston looked to history to find her answers. Using life experience as her witness, she drew immediate and powerful connections between yesterday's actions and tomorrow's possibilities. She was not alone - throughout the seventeenth century, scores of Englishwomen did likewise, exploring in their own 'histories' the shifting relationships between past and future. This book focuses on this dynamic exchange, asking us to look seriously at the ends of history.

Whores of Babylon

Whores of Babylon
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Author: Frances Elizabeth Dolan
Pages: 231
ISBN: UOM:39015048740818
Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Drawing on political and legal writings and offering fresh readings of literary texts such as Macbeth and Antony and Cleopatra, Dolan shows how often Catholics and Catholicism were linked to disorderly women."--BOOK JACKET.

Recusant History

Recusant History
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015066171441
Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A journal of research in Post-Reformation Catholic history in the British Isles.

Privacy Domesticity and Women in Early Modern England

Privacy  Domesticity  and Women in Early Modern England
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Author: Corinne S. Abate
Pages: 204
ISBN: UOM:39015056946448
Release: 2003
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The ten essays in this collection explore the discrete yet overlapping female spaces of privacy and domesticity in early modern England. The texts discussed in the volume include plays not only by Shakespeare but also Ford, Wroth, Marvell, Spenser and Ca