Women, Agency and the Law, 1300-1700 (The Body, Gender and Culture)

Women, Agency and the Law, 1300-1700 (The Body, Gender and Culture)

By: Bronach Kane (author)Hardback

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Based on close readings of both public and private documents - court records, churchwarden accounts, depositions, diaries, letters and pamphlets - this collection of essays presents the largely untold story of non-elite women and their dealings with the law.


Preface - Bronach Kane and Fiona Williamson Introduction - Bronach Kane with Fiona Williamson Part I: Shaping Women's Testimony 1 Your Oratice: Women's Petitions to the Late Medieval Court of Chancery - Cordelia Beattie 2 Echoes, Whispers, Ventriloquisms: On Recovering Women's Voices from the Court of York in the Later Middle Ages - Jeremy Goldberg 3 Women, Memory and Agency in the Medieval English Church Courts - Bronach Kane Part II: Encountering the Law 4 'Utterly and Untruly He Hath Decieved Me': Women's Inheritance in Late Medieval England - Rosemary Horrox 5 'She Hym Fresshely Folowed and Pursued': Women and Star Chamber in Early Tudor Wales - Deborah Youngs 6 Women and the Hue and Cry in Late Fourteenth-Century Yarmouth - Janka Rodziewicz Part III: Women's Voices and Women's Spaces 7 Gender and the Control of Sacred Space in Early Modern England - Amanda Flather 8 The Travails of Agnes Beaumont - Bernard Capp 9 Parish Politics, Urban Spaces and Women's Voices in Seventeenth-Century Norwich - Fiona Williamson 10 'With a Sword Drawne in Her Hande': Defending the Boundaries of Household Space in Seventeenth-Century Wales - Nicola Whyte Appendix

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  • ISBN13: 9781848933842
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781848933842
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 1848933843

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