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]as, Bathsua Makinas, Marry Astellas, Judith Drakeas and Eugeniaas most renowned tracts sheds light on womenas difficult path towards emancipation. Addressed to both specialist and non-specialist readers, Essays in Defence of the Female Sex will also explain whyaand to what extentaearly feminist pamphleteering combined theory with practice, tradition with innovation, reality with utopia.Women, on the contrary, were denied this aNurturea, 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|