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Essays in Defence of the Female Sex: Custom, Education and Authority in Seventeenth-Century England Manuela Damore

Essays in Defence of the Female Sex: Custom, Education and Authority in Seventeenth-Century England

Manuela Damore

Published December 15th 2012
ISBN : 9781443842488
Hardcover
305 pages
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Letters, diaries, memoirs, conduct books and early feminist pamphlets: Essays in Defence of the Female Sex: Custom, Education, and Authority in Seventeenth-Century England is a two-part, text-based volume on the pivotal figures and most distinctive,MoreLetters, diaries, memoirs, conduct books and early feminist pamphlets: Essays in Defence of the Female Sex: Custom, Education, and Authority in Seventeenth-Century England is a two-part, text-based volume on the pivotal figures and most distinctive, sometimes contradictory, aspects of the querelle des femmes in Stuart England. Background information is given through male and especially female-authored sources, while the close analysis of [Hanna Woolley]s, Bathsua Makins, Marry Astells, Judith Drakes and Eugenias most renowned tracts sheds light on womens difficult path towards emancipation. Addressed to both specialist and non-specialist readers, Essays in Defence of the Female Sex will also explain why-and to what extent-early feminist pamphleteering combined theory with practice, tradition with innovation, reality with utopia.