Essays in Defence of the Female Sex

Essays in Defence of the Female Sex

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Letters, diaries, memoirs, conduct books and early feminist pamphlets: Essays in Defence of the Female Sex: Custom, Education, and Authority in Seventeenth-Century England is a two-part, text-based volume on the pivotal figures and most distinctive, sometimes contradictory, aspects of the querelle des femmes in Stuart England. Background information is given through male and especially female-authored sources, while the close analysis of [Hanna Woolley]a€™s, Bathsua Makina€™s, Marry Astella€™s, Judith Drakea€™s and Eugeniaa€™s most renowned tracts sheds light on womena€™s difficult path towards emancipation. Addressed to both specialist and non-specialist readers, Essays in Defence of the Female Sex will also explain whya€“and to what extenta€“early feminist pamphleteering combined theory with practice, tradition with innovation, reality with utopia.Women, on the contrary, were denied this a€œNurturea€, even though they are by nature capable of improvement, and ... useful, then moral philosophy meant to teach men the secret of true liberty, as well as Nature vs Nurture: The Debate aroundanbsp;...

Title:Essays in Defence of the Female Sex
Author:Manuela D’Amore, Michèle Lardy
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2014-07-24


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