Debating Gender in Early Modern England, 1500-1700 by Cristina Malcolmson, Mihoko Suzuki

By Cristina Malcolmson, Mihoko Suzuki

This ebook explores the development of gender ideology in early glossy England via an research of the querelle des femmes --the debate concerning the dating among the sexes that originated at the continent throughout the heart a while and the Renaissance and constructed in England into the Swetnam controversy. the quantity contextualizes the controversy by way of its continental antecedents and elite manuscript stream in England, then strikes to think about pop culture and published texts, its results on women’s writing and the constructing discourse on gender, and concludes by means of studying the ramifications of the controversy through the Civil battle and recovery. Essays specialize in the consequences of the gender debate for ladies writers and their literary relatives, cultural ideology and the family members, and political discourse and concepts of nationhood.

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Dowling, 17. 18. Ibid; Meale, 143. Meale admits that Beaufort may have received the translation by Stephen Scrope, which also does not identify Christine as author. 19. On Elizabeth’s ability to read French, see J. E. Neale, Queen Elizabeth I (New York: Doubleday Anchor Books, 1957), 14, 68. 20. On librarians and catalogues, see Brown and Scheele, 3–4; and Sears Jayne and Francis R. Johnson, in The Lumley Library (London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1956), 292–96. 21. See Curnow; Constance Jordan, Renaissance Feminism (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1990) 104–6; Summit (61–107).

According to Peter Blayney, there was no conventional number of books issued in a printing during the early sixteenth century, but, if a book sold out in ten years, it was doing fairly well (private communication). Since there was no second printing, we can conjecture that the 1521 translation was not widely in demand. ” Dowling, 223–31. Thanks to Liz Stevenson for the reminder that Christine defends women rulers. The Poems of Aemilia Lanyer, ed. Susanne Woods (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, xvii, 18).

On Edward IV’s interest in French manuscripts, his contribution to the beginnings of the royal libraries, and his friendship with Louis of Bruges, see T. J. Brown and Margaret Scheele, The Old Royal Library (London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1959), 3–4; and Warner and Gilson, 1:xi-xii. On Louis of Bruges’ library, see C. Lemaire, “De bibliotheck van Lodewijk van Gruuthuse” in vlaamse kunst op perkament (Gruuthusemuseum, 1981), 211–12, 229; thanks to Hilda Smith for finding this essay. 15.

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