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Women during the English Reformations

Renegotiating Gender and Religious Identity

Editors: Chappell, J., Kramer, K. (Eds.)

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Catholic or Protestant, recusant or godly rebel, early modern women reinvented their spiritual and gendered spaces during the reformations in religion in England during the sixteenth century and beyond. These essays explore the ways in which some Englishwomen struggled to erase, rewrite, or reimagine their religious and gender identities.

About the authors

Sharon L. Arnoult, Midwestern State University, USA Amanda L. Capern, University of Hull, UK Rebecca A. Giselbrecht, University of Zurich, Switzerland Janice Liedl, Laurentian University, Canada Lisa McClain, Boise State University, USA William B. (Bill) Robison, Southeastern Louisiana University, USA Valerie Schutte, Independent Researcher, USA

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"This collection of essays offers a wide-ranging survey of English women's religious thinking, writing, and activities in the early modern period. Particularly stimulating are several close readings of the work of well-known early modern figures, including Katherine of Aragon and Eleanor Davies, while other essays give welcome attention to the activities and mentalities of Catholic women. We also find diverting speculative work on representations of early modern women in modern and post-modern culture and film." - Phyllis Mack, Professor of History and Women's Studies, Rutgers University, USA

"This is an exciting collection that considers women's religious and gender identity in the English Reformation from a range of perspectives: women's actions, their writings, and their more modern representations in fiction and films. Julie A. Chappell and Kaley A. Kramer argue persuasively that women and their bodies became contested space during times of religious change. The eight fine essays in this collection discuss powerful, brave, and impressive women across the Catholic/Protestant divide in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. While some focus on specific women - such as Margaret Pole, Elizabeth Cary, Eleanor Davies, and Elizabeth Delaval - others consider book dedications, letters, gothic literature, and twentieth century films." - Carole Levin, Willa Cather Professor of History, University of Nebraska, USA and author of The Reign of Elizabeth I and Dreaming the English Renaissance


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Chappell, Julie A.

    Pages 1-13

  • “to the Illustrious Queen”: Katherine of Aragon and Early Modern Book Dedications

    Schutte, Valerie

    Pages 15-28

  • “Rather a Strong and Constant Man”: Margaret Pole and the Problem of Women’s Independence

    Liedl, Janice

    Pages 29-43

  • Religious Intent and the Art of Courteous Pleasantry: A Few Letters from Englishwomen to Heinrich Bullinger (1543–1562)

    Giselbrecht, Rebecca A.

    Pages 45-67

  • Elizabeth Cary and Intersections of Catholicism and Gender in Early Modern England

    McClain, Lisa

    Pages 69-89

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women during the English Reformations
Book Subtitle
Renegotiating Gender and Religious Identity
Editors
  • J. Chappell
  • K. Kramer
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Julie A. Chappell and Kaley A. Kramer
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-46567-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137465672
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-47473-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50159-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 198
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