By Anita Pacheco Arturo Pacheco

ISBN-10: 0631217029

ISBN-13: 9780631217022

This well timed quantity represents one of many first complete, student-oriented courses to the under-published box of early smooth women's writing.

  • Brings jointly greater than twenty major overseas students to supply the definitive survey quantity to the sector of early glossy women's writing
  • Examines person texts, together with works through Mary Sidney, Margaret Cavendish and Aphra Behn
  • Explores the old context and time-honored range of early smooth women's writing, in addition to the theoretical concerns that underpin its research
  • Provides a transparent experience of the total quantity of women's contributions to early sleek literary culture

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Women as Agents Thus far we have considered girls and women as recipients of education provided by others, usually men. The question now has to be asked how far and in what ways did women act as agents in their own and others’ education. Women’s diaries provide first-hand evidence of books women actually read. Anne Venn, daughter of the regicide Colonel John Venn, kept a diary ‘written in her own hand and found in her closet after her death,’ in which she noted: I got a book called Mr Rogers Evidences and another called The Touchstone of True Grace and another called None But Christ and divers others .

Meditation in the privacy of their own closet was a further practice which enabled women to educate their minds and their emotions, Baxter’s Saints Everlasting Rest (1650 and many editions) being one of the most popular among many expositions of the practice (Charlton 1999: 171–7). Mary Rich was not the only reader of George Herbert’s religious poetry, which was published posthumously in 1633 as The Temple. Sacred Poems and Private Ejaculations. Susanna Howard, Countess of Suffolk, died in 1649.

1999). Women, Religion and Education in Early Modern England. London: Routledge. Eales, J. (1990). Puritans and Roundheads: The Harleys of Brampton Bryan and the Outbreak of the English Civil War. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Fraser, A. (1984). The Weaker Vessel: Woman’s Lot in Seventeenth-Century England. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. Goldberg, J. (1986). ‘Fatherly authority: the politics of Stuart family images’, in M. W. Ferguson, et al. (eds), Rewriting the Renaissance: the Discourses of Sexual Difference in Early Modern Europe.

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