Women's Worlds in Seventeenth Century England: A Sourcebook, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Women's Worlds in Seventeenth Century England

A Sourcebook, 1st Edition

Edited by Patricia Crawford, Laura Gowing


336 pages

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Paperback: 9780415156387
pub: 1999-11-04
Hardback: 9781138131439
pub: 2015-11-26

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Womens Worlds in England presents a unique collection of source materials on womens lives in sixteenth and seventeenth century England. The book introduces a wonderfully diverse group of women and a series of voices that have rarely been heard in history, from Deborah Brackley, a poor Devon servant, to Katharine Whitstone, Oliver Cromwells sister, and Queen Anne. Drawing on unpublished, archival materials, Womens Worlds explores the everyday lives of ordinary early modern women, including their:

* experiences of work, sex, marriage and motherhood

* beliefs and spirituality

* political activities

* relationships

* mental worlds

In a time when few women could write, this book reveals the multitude of ways in which their voices and experiences leave traces in the written record, and deepens and challenges our understanding of womens lives in the past.


'This is genuinely a treasure chest of resources for early modernists and historians of women.' - The Economic History Review

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HISTORY / General