Women's Worlds in Seventeenth-Century England: A Sourcebook

1st Edition

Patricia Crawford, Laura Gowing

Routledge
Published September 9, 2013
Reference - 332 Pages
ISBN 9780415867382 - CAT# Y153096

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Summary

Womens Worlds in England presents a unique collection of source materials on womens lives in sixteenth and seventeenth century England. The book introduces a wonderfully diverse group of women and a series of voices that have rarely been heard in history, Drawing on unpublished, archival materials, the book explores women's:
* experiences of work, sex, marriage and motherhood
* beliefs and spirituality
* political activities
* relationships
* mental worlds.
In a time when few women could write, this book reveals the multitude of ways in which their voices have left traces in the written record, and deepens our understanding of womens lives in the past.

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