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Early modern women's letter writing, 1450-1700 /
edited by James Daybell.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, c2001.
description
xiv, 213 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0333945794
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Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, c2001.
isbn
0333945794
catalogue key
4539377
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"...a valuable contribution to the fields of women's history, early modern British history, and the history of language..."--Carrie F. Klaus, Sixteenth Century Journal
"...a valuable contribution to the fields of women's history, early modern British history, and the history of language..."--Carrie F. Klaus,Sixteenth Century Journal
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This landmark book of essays examines the development of women's letter writing from the late 15th to the early 18th century. It is the first book to deal comprehensively with women's letter writing during the Late Medieval and Early Modern period and shows that this was a larger and more socially diversified area of female activity than has generally been assumed. The essays, contributed by many of the leading researchers active in the field, illustrate women's engagement in various activities, both literary and political, social and religious.
Table of Contents
List of Abbreviations
Acknowledgements
Notes on the Contributors
Introduction
Reaction Consolation and Redress in the Letters of the Paston Women
Letter Writing by English Noblewomen in the Early Fifteenth Century
Commanding Communications: The Fifteenth-Century Letters of the Stonor Women
Female Literary and the Social Conventions of Women's Letter Writing in England, 1540-1603
Deference and Defiance in Women's Letters of the Thynne Family
Fighting for Family in a Patronage Society: The Epistolary Armoury of Anne Newdigate (1574-1618)
'How Subject to Interpretation': Lady Arbella Stuart and the Reading of Illness
Tudor and Stuart Women: Their Family Lives Through Their Letters
Patriarchy, Puritanism and Politics: The Letters of Lady Brilliana Harley (1598-1643)
'Doe not supose me a well mortifyed Nun dead to the world': Letter Writing in Early Modern English Convents
Gentle Companions: Single Women and Their Letters in Late-Stuart England
'Begging Pardon for all mistakes and errors in this writing I being a women and doing it myself': Family Narratives in Some Early Eighteenth-Century Letters
Notes and References
Index
Reaction, Consolation and Redress in the Letters of the Paston Women
Letter-Writing by English Noblewomen in the Early Fifteenth Century
Commanding Communications: The Fifteenth-Century Letters of the Stonor Women
Female Literacy and the Social Conventions of Women's Letter-Writing in England, 1540-1603
Deference and Defiance in Women's Letters of the Thynne Family
Fighting for Family in a Patronage Society: The Epistolary Armoury of Anne Newdigate (1574-1618)
"How Subject to Interpretation": Lady Arbella Stuart and the Reading of Illness
Tudor and Stuart Women: Their Family Lives Through Their Letters
Patriarchy, Puritanism and Politics: The Letters of Lady Brilliana Harley (1598-1643)
"Do not suppose me a well mortifyed Nun dead to the world": Letter Writing in Early Modern English Convents
Gentle Companions: Single Women and Their Letters in Late-Stuart England
"Begging Pardon for all mistakes and errors in this writing I being a woman and doing it myself": Family Narratives in Some Early Eighteenth-Century Letters
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