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Title The youth of early modern women / edited by Elizabeth S. Cohen and Margaret Reeves.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2018]


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Series Gendering the late medieval and early modern world
Gendering the late medieval and early modern world.
Note Includes index.
Summary Through fifteen essays that draw on a rich array of primary sources, this collection makes the novel claim that early modern European women, like men, had a youth. European culture recognised that, between childhood and full adulthood, early modern women experienced distinctive physiological, social, and psychological transformations. Drawing on two mutually shaped layers of inquiry-cultural constructions of youth and lived experiences-the essays examine a rich array of primary sources, including literary and autobiographical works, conduct literature, asylum and judicial records, drawings, and material culture. The geographical and temporal ranges traverse England, Ireland, Italy, France, Spain, Mexico, Switzerland, and the Netherlands from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century. These essays bring fresh attention to representations of female youth, young women's training for adulthood, their own life writings, and courtship and the emergent sexual lives of young unmarried women.
Contents Cover; Table of Contents; Introduction; Elizabeth S. Cohen and Margaret Reeves; Part 1. Concepts and Representations; 1. 'A Prospect of Flowers'; Concepts of Childhood and Female Youth in Seventeenth-Century British Culture; Margaret Reeves; 2. A Roving Woman; The Rover, Part I and Hellena's Self-Creation of Youth; Sarah Morris; 3. 'She is but a girl'; Talk of Young Women as Daughters, Wives, and Mothers in the Records of the English Consistory Courts, 1550-1650; Jennifer McNabb; 4. Flight and Confinement; Female Youth, Agency, and Emotions in Sixteenth-Century New Spain; Jacqueline Holler
5. Harlots and Camp FollowersSwiss Renaissance Drawings of Young Women circa 1520; Christiane Andersson; Part 2. Self-Representations: Life-Writing and Letters; 6. Three Sisters of Carmen; The Youths of Teresa de Jesús, María de San José, and Ana de San Bartolomé; Barbara Mujica; 7. Elite English Girlhood in Early Modern Ireland; The Examples of Mary Boyle and Alice Wandesford; Julie A. Eckerle; 8. Young Women Negotiating Fashion in Early Modern Florence; Megan Moran; 9. 'Is it possible that my sister [...] has had a baby?'
The Early Years of Marriage as a Transition from Girlhood to Womanhood in the Letters of Three Generations of Orange-Nassau WomenJane Couchman; Part 3. Training for Adulthood; 10. Malleable Youth; Forging Female Education in Early Modern Rome; Alessandra Franco; 11. The Material Culture of Female Youth in Bologna, 1550-1600; Michele Nicole Robinson; 12. Becoming a Woman in the Dutch Republic; Advice Literature for Young Adult Women of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries; Marja van Tilburg; Part 4. Courtship and Becoming Sexual; 13. Straying and Led Astray
Roman Maids Become Young Women circa 1600Elizabeth S. Cohen; 14. A Room of Their Own; Young Women, Courtship, and the Night in Early Modern England; Eleanor Hubbard; 15. In Search of a 'Remedy'; Young Women, their Intimate Partners, and the Challenge of Fertility in Early Modern France; Julie Hardwick; Supplementary Bibliography of Secondary Works; Index; List of Illustrations; Figure I.1 Hans Baldung Grien, The Seven Ages of Woman,1544-1545.; Figure 5.1 Niklaus Manuel, Scenes from Camp Life (detail), c. 1517.; Figure 5.2 Urs Graf, Young Woman Making a Gesture of Greeting,c. 1514.
Figure 5.3 Urs Graf, Simpering Harlot, 1525.Figure 5.4 Urs Graf, Young Woman in Profile, 1517.; Figure 5.5 Urs Graf, Old Fool Observing a Nude Young Woman,c. 1515.; Figure 5.6 Urs Graf, Young Woman Stepping into a Brook, c. 1521.; Figure 5.7 Urs Graf, Victim of War Standing before a Landscape,1514.; Figure 5.8 Urs Graf, Camp Follower Passing a Hanged MercenarySoldier, 1525.; Figure 11.1 Toy Jug made in Pesaro, Italy, c. 1520-1540.; Figure 11.2 Saint Nicholas Dowering a Maiden (detail), from NicolňZoppino, Esemplario di lavori, 1529.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 19, 2019).
Subject Young women -- Europe -- History.
Youth -- Europe -- History.
Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700.
HISTORY / Europe / Western
Young women. (OCoLC)fst01183301
Youth. (OCoLC)fst01183341
Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245064
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Cohen, Elizabeth S., editor.
Reeves, Margaret, editor.
Other Form: Print version: YOUTH OF EARLY MODERN WOMEN. [Place of publication not identified] : AMSTERDAM UNIVERSITY PRES, 2018 9462984328 (OCoLC)1049818698
ISBN 9789048534982 electronic book
9048534984 electronic book

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