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Cultural Identity of Seventeenth Century Woman

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Cultural Identity of Seventeenth Century Woman
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This anthology brings together extracts from a wide variety of seventeenth-century sources to illustrate the ways in which the cultural notion of `women' was then constructed. historical circumstances of women's lives in the seventeenth century and the cultural notions of `woman' which prevailed then.
What did women and men think women should be?
Over 200 extracts from books, pamphlets, diaries and letters are arranged under three main headings: female nature, character and behaviour; female roles and affairs; and `feminisms.' Each chapter is introduced by N.H. Keeble who contextualises the extracts and draws out the main issues revised.
Taylor and Francis; March 2002
319 pages; ISBN 9781134847112
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