Reading early modern women : an anthology of texts in manuscript and print, 1550-1700 /

Publisher's description: Much has been written about women of the English Renaissance, but few examples of women's writing from that era have been readily available until now. This remarkable anthology assembles for the first time 144 primary texts and documents written by women between 15...

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Other Authors: Ostovich, Helen.
Sauer, Elizabeth, 1964-

Smith, Melissa.
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Language:English
Published:New York : Routledge, 2004.
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. 1. The Deposition of Margaret Christmas, "Suttill contra Suttill," CanterburyConsistory Court Deposition Book (1589-92) / Lena Cowen Orlin
  • 1. 2. Elizabeth I, "Her Majesties most Princelie answere" (1601) / Nely Keinanen
  • 1. 3. Elizabeth Caldwell, Letter from prison, from A True Discourse Of the practises ofElizabeth Caldwell, Master Jeffrey Bownd, Isabell Hall widdow, and GeorgeFernely, on the parson of Master Thomas Caldwell, in the County of Chester, to havemurdered and poysoned him, with divers others (1604) / Randall Martin
  • 1. 4. Woodcut of the execution of Elizabeth Abbott, from The Apprehension,Arraignement, and execution of Elizabeth Abbot, alias Cebrooke, for a cruell andhorrible murther, committed on the body of Mistris Killingworth in S. CreechurchParish neere Aldgate in London (1608) / Catherine Loomis
  • 1. 5. Evidence against Joane Waters, from the Deposition of George Ireland,London Consistory Court (1609/10) / Loreen Giese
  • 1. 6. Star Chamber Deposition of Lady Elizabeth Vaux (1622) / Mary Blackstone
  • 1. 7. The Information of Mary Hall,Westminster Sessions Rolls (1626) / Martin Ingram
  • 1. 8. Original will of Elizabeth Whipp, Midwife (1645/6) / Doreen Evenden
  • 1. 9. The Examination of Anne Peace, Yorkshire Sessions (1659) / Laura Gowing
  • 1. 10. Leticia Wigington, The Confession and Execution of Letitia Wigington of Ratclif,who suffered at Tyburn, on Fryday the 9th of this instant September, 1681, writtenby her own hand in the Gaol of Newgate two days be-fore her death, beingCondemned for whiping her Apprentice Girl to Death (1681) / Philip collington
  • Bibliography
  • Chapter 2. Status of Women
  • a. the Controversy about Women
  • 2. 1. Jane Anger, Jane Anger Her Protection for Women (1589) / Linda vecchi
  • 2. 2. Ester Sowernam, Ester hath hang''d Haman (1617) / Matthew Steggle
  • 2. 3. Constantia Munda, The Worming of a madde Dogge (1617) / Matthew Steggle
  • 2. 4. Rachel Speght, "To the Reader," A Mouzell for Melastomus (1617) / Christina Luckyj
  • 2. 5. Rachel Speght, A Mouzell for Melastomus (1617) / CHristina Luckyj
  • b. Education and Philosophy
  • 2. 6. Isabella Whitney, A Sweet Nosegay, or Pleasant Posye, with "Wyll andTestament" (1573) / Linda Vecchi
  • 2. 7. Rachael Fane, page of her school notebook (c. 1628) / Caroline Bowden
  • 2. 8. Anna Maria van Schurman, The Learned Maid, or,Whether a Maid may be aScholar?, Latin treatise, Paris (1638), translated back into English (1659) / Jennifer l. Andersen
  • 2. 9. Margaret Cavendish, Marchioness of Newcastle, The Worlds Olio (1655) andPhilosophical and Physical Opinions (1655) / Sylvia Bowerbank
  • 2. 10. Anonymous, "Verses made by a Maid under 14" (1657-8) / Robert C Evans
  • 2. 11. Bathsua Makin, An Essay to Revive the Antient Education of Gentlewomen(1673) / Mark Houlahan
  • 2. 12. Mary More, The Womans Right (c. 1680) / Margaret Ezell
  • 2. 13. Mary Astell, A Serious Proposal to the Ladies (1694) / Heather Campbell
  • 2. 14. Catharine Trotter (Cockburn), "To the Excellent Mr. Lock," A Defence of theEssay of Human Understanding(1702) / Anne Kelley
  • Bibliography
  • Chapter 3. Mothers'' Legacies and Medical Books
  • 3. 1. Isabella Whitney, "A Modest Meane for Maides" (1573) / Linda Vecchi
  • 3. 2. Elizabeth Grymeston, Miscelanea,prayers, meditations, memoratives (1604) / Roxanne Harde
  • 3. 3. Dorothy Leigh, The Mothers Blessing, 1618 / Roxanne Harde
  • 3. 4. Elizabeth Knyvet Clinton, Countess of Lincoln, The Countesse of LincolnesNurserie (1622) / Marjorie Rubright
  • 3. 5. Elizabeth Joscelin, The Mothers Legacy to her Unborn Childe (1622) / Jean Ledrew Metcalfe
  • 3. 6. M. R., The Mothers Counsell or, Live within Compasse. Being the Last Will andTestament to her dearest Daughter (1630) / Roxanne Harde
  • 3. 7. Elizabeth Richardson, A Ladies Legacie to Her Daughters (1645) / Roxanne Harde
  • 3. 8. Sarah Jinner, An Almanack and Prognostication for the year of our Lord 1659(1659) / Alan Weber
  • 3. 9. Jane Sharp, The Midwives Book (1671) / Joan Curbet
  • 3. 10. Hannah Wolley, A Supplement to the Queen-like Closet (c. 1674-5) / Elaine Hobby
  • 3. 11. Mary Trye, Medicatrix, or the Woman-Physician (1675) / Marie Loughlin
  • 3. 12. Elizabeth Cellier, To Dr. --, an Answer to his Queries, concerning the Colledg ofMidwives (1688) / Joan curbetbibl

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