A Cultural History of Women in the Renaissance (The Cultural Histories Series)

A Cultural History of Women in the Renaissance (The Cultural Histories Series)

By: Karen Raber (editor)Paperback

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The Renaissance was a period of significant cultural transformation in Europe: women were both agents and objects of this historical process. The period witnessed revolutions in nearly every cultural domain, including the controversies of the Reformation, the rise of nascent capitalism, the influence of Humanism, advances in science and medicine, and shifts in the boundaries between public and private life, all of which profoundly affected women's lives. A Cultural History of Women in the Renaissance covers the period 1400-1650, giving an overview of how changes in social, educational, economic, scientific, religious and artistic paradigms affected cultural constructions of gender and the lived experiences of women in the period. Each chapter draws on a wide range of sources to chart the complex and often contradictory cultural logics of gender in Renaissance culture.

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Karen Raber is Professor of English at the University of Mississippi, USA. She is author of Dramatic Difference: Gender, Class and Genre in the Early Modern Closet Drama, and editor of several books on women writers, animals, and early modern ecology.


A Cultural History of Women in the Renaissance, Edited by Karen Raber Introduction The Life Cycle: Stephanie Tarbin, Department of History, University of Western Australia, Australia Bodies and Sexuality: Mara Amster, Department of English, Randolph College, USA Religion and Popular Beliefs: Megan Hickerson, Department of History, Henderson State University, USA Medicine and Disease: Margaret Healy, Department of English, University of Sussex, UK Public and Private: Danielle Clark, Department of English, University College Dublin, UK Education and Work: Kari Boyd McBride, Department of Women's Studies, and Meg Lota Brown, Department of English, both University of Arizona, USA Power: Holly Hurlburt, Department of History and Women's Studies Program, Southern Illinois University, USA Artistic Representation: Mary Rogers, Independent Scholar, UK

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  • ISBN13: 9781350009745
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781350009745
  • weight: 573
  • ISBN10: 1350009741

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