Women's Worlds in Seventeenth-Century England : A Sourcebook book cover
1st Edition

Women's Worlds in Seventeenth-Century England
A Sourcebook

ISBN 9780415867382
Published September 3, 2013 by Routledge
332 Pages

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Book Description

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a wonderfully diverse group of women and a series of voices that have rarely been heard in history, Drawing on unpublished, archival materials, the book explores women's: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