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


332 pages

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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a wonderfully diverse group of women and a series of voices that have rarely been heard in history, Drawing on unpublished, archival materials, the book explores women's:

* 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 have left traces in the written record, and deepens 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