A Companion to Early Modern Women's Writing by Anita Pacheco Arturo Pacheco

By Anita Pacheco Arturo Pacheco

This well timed quantity represents one of many first finished, student-oriented courses to the under-published box of early glossy women's writing.

  • Brings jointly greater than twenty prime foreign students to supply the definitive survey quantity to the sphere of early glossy women's writing
  • Examines person texts, together with works via Mary Sidney, Margaret Cavendish and Aphra Behn
  • Explores the ancient context and everyday variety of early smooth women's writing, in addition to the theoretical matters that underpin its research
  • Provides a transparent experience of the entire volume of women's contributions to early sleek literary culture

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Fellow-minister Nicholas Guy eulogized and praised Gouge’s wife Elizabeth: ‘she most prudently and prouidently ordered the affairs of her house, whereby hee [her husband] had the more leisure to attend his publike function’ (Pieties Pillar, 1625). Such rhetoric, however, should not lead to the conclusion that women’s piety was a private matter relegated to a separate sphere. In economic, political and religious terms the early modern family was integral to society and state. Indeed, the state mandated and enforced (at least intermittently) religious uniformity, and contemporaries saw the patriarchal household as an analogy for the hierarchical state.

One of Mr Burrowes books and fifty sermons of Mr Knights . . opened Mr Burroughs book which I read many daily hours together. (Venn, A Wise Virgins Lamp Burning, 1658: passim) In the diary of Elianor Stockton (Dr Williams’ Library, Modern Ms. 8, fols. 2 . . The Christians Daily Wake . . The Spirits Office Towards Believers . . Mr Crow on the Lord’s Supper . . that small piece of Mr Flavell’s entitled A Token for Mourners’. The reading of Mary Rich, Countess of Warwick, included Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, the sermons and writings of Jeremy Taylor, the poems of George Herbert and Richard Baxter’s Crucifying of the World by the Cross of Christ, her favourite book (Charlton 1999: 180–7).

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