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The single woman in medieval and early modern England : her life and representation /
by Laurel Amtower & Dorothea Kehler.
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Tempe : Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2003.
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xx, 242 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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0866983066 (alk. paper)
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Tempe : Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2003.
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0866983066 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
5084346
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Table of Contents
Introductionp. ix
Celebrating Celibacy
The Single Woman as Saint: Three Anglo-Norman Success Storiesp. 1
I Want to Be Alone: The Single Woman in Fifteenth-Century Legends of St. Katherine of Alexandriap. 21
Gender, Marriage, and Knighthood: Single Ladies in Maloryp. 41
Repudiating Marriage
To Be or Not to Be Married: Single Women, Money-lending, and the Question of Choice in Late Tudor and Stuart Englandp. 65
A Strange Hatred of Marriage: John Lyly, Elizabeth I, and the Ends of Comedyp. 97
Imaginary Widowhood
Chaucer's Sely Widowsp. 119
(Re)creations of a Single Woman: Discursive Realms of the Wife of Bathp. 133
Good Grief: Widow Portraiture and Masculine Anxiety in Early Modern Englandp. 147
Sexuality and Revirgination
Working Girls: Status, Sexual Difference, and Disguise in Ariosto, Spenser, and Shakespearep. 167
"News from the Dead": The Strange Story of a Woman Who Gave Birth, Was Executed, and Was Resurrected as a Virginp. 193
Frances Howard and Middleton and Rowley's The Changeling: Trials, Tests, and the Legibility of the Virgin Bodyp. 211
Indexp. 233
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