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Product Description: This volume examines early modern representations of women’s reproductive knowledge through new readings of plays, monstrous birth pamphlets, medical treatises, court records, histories, and more, which are often interpreted as depicting female reproductive bodies as passive, silenced objects of male control and critique...read more

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9781138849426 | Routledge, July 27, 2015, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: This volume examines early modern representations of women’s reproductive knowledge through new readings of plays, monstrous birth pamphlets, medical treatises, court records, histories, and more, which are often interpreted as depicting female reproductive bodies as passive, silenced objects of male control and critique.

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Product Description: Margaret Cavendish was one of the most prolific, complex and misunderstood writers of the seventeenth century. A contemporary of Descartes and Hobbes, she was fascinared by philosophical, scientific and imaginitive advances, and struggled to overcome the political and cultural obstacles which threatened to stop her engagement with such discourses...read more

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9780719060724 | Manchester Univ Pr, March 4, 2004, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Margaret Cavendish was one of the most prolific, complex and misunderstood writers of the seventeenth century.

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9780719099328 | Reprint edition (Manchester Univ Pr, August 1, 2015), cover price $32.95 | About this edition: Margaret Cavendish was one of the most prolific, complex and misunderstood writers of the seventeenth century.

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Product Description: Approaching the writings of Mary Wroth through a fresh 21st-century lens, this volume accounts for and re-invents the literary scholarship of one of the first "canonized" women writers of the English Renaissance. Essays present different practices that emerge around "reading" Wroth, including editing, curating, and digital reproduction...read more
By Andrew Strycharski (editor)

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9781137479624 | Palgrave Macmillan, February 4, 2015, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Approaching the writings of Mary Wroth through a fresh 21st-century lens, this volume accounts for and re-invents the literary scholarship of one of the first "canonized" women writers of the English Renaissance.

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Product Description: It is often thought that the numerous contradictory perspectives in Margaret Cavendish's writings demonstrate her inability to reconcile her feminism with her conservative, royalist politics. In this book Lisa Walters challenges this view and demonstrates that Cavendish's ideas more closely resemble republican thought, and that her methodology is the foundation for subversive political, scientific and gender theories...read more

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9781107066434 | Cambridge Univ Pr, August 29, 2014, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: It is often thought that the numerous contradictory perspectives in Margaret Cavendish's writings demonstrate her inability to reconcile her feminism with her conservative, royalist politics.

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Product Description: Women, Politics, and Literary Production in Early Modern England considers the roles women played as literary patrons, dedicatees, readers, and writers in the late-sixteenth and early-seventeenth centuries, and the intimate relationship between these literary activities and what has often been called 'politically active' humanism...read more

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9780198712619 | Oxford Univ Pr, July 29, 2014, cover price $83.00 | About this edition: Women, Politics, and Literary Production in Early Modern England considers the roles women played as literary patrons, dedicatees, readers, and writers in the late-sixteenth and early-seventeenth centuries, and the intimate relationship between these literary activities and what has often been called 'politically active' humanism.

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Product Description: The first edited collection of scholarly essays to focus exclusively on An Collins, this volume examines the significance of an important religious and political poet from seventeenth-century England. The book celebrates Collins’s writing within her own time and ours through a comprehensive assessment of her poetics, literary, religious and political contexts, critical reception, and scholarly tradition...read more
By W. Scott Howard (editor)

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9781472418470 | Ashgate Pub Co, June 28, 2014, cover price $149.95 | About this edition: The first edited collection of scholarly essays to focus exclusively on An Collins, this volume examines the significance of an important religious and political poet from seventeenth-century England.

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Product Description: Aphra Behn (1640–1689) and Margaret Cavendish (1623–1673) were two of the boldest women authors of seventeenthcentury England. They made gestures toward a utopian future involving female emancipation and gender agreement, but depicted a world too complex for simple answers...read more

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9780815633129, titled "Utopian Negotiation: Aphra Behn & Margaret Cavendish" | Syracuse Univ Pr, November 30, 2013, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Aphra Behn (1640–1689) and Margaret Cavendish (1623–1673) were two of the boldest women authors of seventeenthcentury England.

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Product Description: Early Modern Englishwomen Testing Ideas explores how women in England participated in the considerable intellectual and cultural diversity which characterised the 'late' early modern period, from the mid-seventeenth century to the early eighteenth century...read more
By Jo Wallwork (editor)

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9781409419693 | Ashgate Pub Co, March 1, 2011, cover price $149.95 | About this edition: Early Modern Englishwomen Testing Ideas explores how women in England participated in the considerable intellectual and cultural diversity which characterised the 'late' early modern period, from the mid-seventeenth century to the early eighteenth century.

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Product Description: Although Milton's contempt for women has been accepted since Samuel Johnson's famous life of the poet, critics continue to debate whether Milton's writings are anti- or pro-feminine, a problem further complicated by his advocacy of "divorce on demand" for men...read more

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9780521841306 | Cambridge Univ Pr, February 14, 2005, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: Although Milton's contempt for women has been accepted since Samuel Johnson's famous life of the poet, critics continue to debate whether Milton's writings are anti- or pro-feminine, a problem further complicated by his advocacy of "divorce on demand" for men.

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9780521123709 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, January 7, 2010), cover price $44.99 | About this edition: Although Milton's contempt for women has been accepted since Samuel Johnson's famous life of the poet, critics continue to debate whether Milton's writings are anti- or pro-feminine, a problem further complicated by his advocacy of "divorce on demand" for men.

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9780521867641 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, January 28, 2008), cover price $99.99

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9780521121767 | Reissue edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, October 29, 2009), cover price $44.99

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Product Description: Aphra Behn was England's first professional woman writer, but her status as a major author has only recently become clear. Between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries Behn was denigrated for her "unwomanly" subject matter and intellectual immodesty...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780521471695 | Cambridge Univ Pr, May 1, 1996, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: Aphra Behn was England's first professional woman writer, but her status as a major author has only recently become clear.

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Product Description: Despite her fascinating life and her importance as a writer, until now Lady Mary Wroth has never been the subject of a full-length biography. Margaret Hannay's reliance on primary sources results in some corrections, as well as additions, to our knowledge of Wroth's life, including Hannay's discovery of the career of her son William, the marriages of her daughter Katherine, her grandchildren, her last years, the date of her death, and the subsequent history of her manuscripts...read more

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9780754660538 | Ashgate Pub Co, May 16, 2010, cover price $64.95 | About this edition: Despite her fascinating life and her importance as a writer, until now Lady Mary Wroth has never been the subject of a full-length biography.

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9780754699651 | Ashgate Pub Co, January 5, 2010, cover price $99.95

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Product Description: Aemilia Lanyer was a Londoner of Jewish-Italian descent and the mistress of Queen Elizabeth's Lord Chamberlain. But in 1611 she did something extraordinary for a middle-class woman of the seventeenth century: she published a volume of original poems...read more
By Marshall Grossman (editor)

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9780813120492 | Univ Pr of Kentucky, June 24, 1998, cover price $45.00

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9780813192666 | Univ Pr of Kentucky, November 1, 2009, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Aemilia Lanyer was a Londoner of Jewish-Italian descent and the mistress of Queen Elizabeth's Lord Chamberlain.

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Product Description: A maverick in her own time, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (1623–1673) was dismissed for three centuries as an eccentric crank. Yet the past few decades have witnessed a true renaissance in Cavendish studies, as scholars from diverse academic disciplines produce books, articles and theses on every aspect of her oeuvre...read more
By Sara H. Mendelson (editor)

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9780754660811 | Ashgate Pub Co, October 12, 2009, cover price $275.00 | About this edition: A maverick in her own time, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (1623–1673) was dismissed for three centuries as an eccentric crank.

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Product Description: Contemporary historians have commonly viewed the family of the past as rigidly authoritarian, with power resting in the man of the house. In her innovative revisionist study Margaret Ezell examines this modern model of domestic patriarchalism in seventeenth-century England and finds it oversimplified and misleading...read more

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9780807817414 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, August 1, 1987, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Contemporary historians have commonly viewed the family of the past as rigidly authoritarian, with power resting in the man of the house.

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9780807865378 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, July 1, 2009, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Contemporary historians have commonly viewed the family of the past as rigidly authoritarian, with power resting in the man of the house.

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Product Description: What was the relationship between woman and politics in seventeenth-century England? Responding to this question, Conspiracy and Virtue argues that theoretical exclusion of women from the political sphere shaped their relation to it...read more

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9780199205127 | Oxford Univ Pr, February 8, 2007, cover price $125.00 | About this edition: What was the relationship between woman and politics in seventeenth-century England?

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Product Description: This is the first book to study the work and influence of Elizabeth Cary, author of the first original play by a woman to be printed in English, The Tragedyie of Mariam (1613). Previous criticism focused concentrated on this and The History of Edward II , this volume incorporates critical and historical analyses of other genres too...read more
By Heather Wolfe (editor)

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9781403970169 | Palgrave Macmillan, December 26, 2006, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: This is the first book to study the work and influence of Elizabeth Cary, author of the first original play by a woman to be printed in English, The Tragedyie of Mariam (1613).

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Rhetoric, Women and Politics aims to transform the study of Renaissance rhetoric by redefining the relationship between gender, politics and the art of speaking. It is essential reading for students and scholars of early modern literature, drama and culture.
By Jennifer Richards (editor) and Alison Thorne (editor)

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9780415385268 | Routledge, November 1, 2006, cover price $130.00 | About this edition: Rhetoric, Women and Politics aims to transform the study of Renaissance rhetoric by redefining the relationship between gender, politics and the art of speaking.

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9780415385275 | Routledge, February 28, 2007, cover price $41.95 | About this edition: Rhetoric, Women and Politics aims to transform the study of Renaissance rhetoric by redefining the relationship between gender, politics and the art of speaking.

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9780203965900 | Routledge, January 9, 2007, cover price $35.95

A fascinating critical study of the work of Aphra Behn, probably the most inventive and original woman writer of the 17th century.

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9780746309650 | 2 edition (Northcote House Pub Ltd, December 15, 2006), cover price $19.95
9780746307090 | Northcote House Pub Ltd, September 1, 1996, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: A fascinating critical study of the work of Aphra Behn, probably the most inventive and original woman writer of the 17th century.

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Product Description: Celia Daileader explores the paradoxes of eroticism in early modern English drama, where women and their bodies (represented by boy actors) were materially absent and yet symbolically central. Accounting for the significance of the space offstage, where most sexual acts take place, Daileader looks to the suppression of religious drama in England and the resulting secularization of the stage...read more

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9780521623797 | Cambridge Univ Pr, December 1, 1998, cover price $139.99 | About this edition: Celia Daileader explores the paradoxes of eroticism in early modern English drama, where women and their bodies (represented by boy actors) were materially absent and yet symbolically central.

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9780521034678 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, December 14, 2006), cover price $54.99 | About this edition: Celia Daileader explores the paradoxes of eroticism in early modern English drama, where women and their bodies (represented by boy actors) were materially absent and yet symbolically central.

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Product Description: This is a groundbreaking edition of three seventeenth-century plays that all engage in diverse and exciting ways with questions of gender and performance. The collection makes the texts of three much-discussed plays--John Fletcher's "The Wild-Goose Chase," James Shirley's "The Bird in a Cage," and Margaret Cavendish's "The Convent of Pleasure"--available together in a full scholarly edition for the first time...read more
By Hero Chalmers (editor), Julie Sanders (editor) and Sophie Tomlinson (editor)

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9780719063381 | Manchester Univ Pr, September 19, 2006, cover price $84.00 | About this edition: This is a groundbreaking edition of three seventeenth-century plays that all engage in diverse and exciting ways with questions of gender and performance.

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Product Description: Cavendish and Shakespeare, Interconnections explores the relationship between the plays of William Shakespeare and the writings of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (1623-1673). Cavendish wrote 25 plays in the 1650s and 60s, making her one of the most prolific playwrights”man or woman”of the seventeenth century...read more
By James Fitzmaurice (editor) and Katherine Romack (editor)

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9780754654537 | Ashgate Pub Co, March 1, 2006, cover price $149.95 | About this edition: Cavendish and Shakespeare, Interconnections explores the relationship between the plays of William Shakespeare and the writings of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (1623-1673).

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Product Description: Shakespeare and Women situates Shakespeare's female characters in multiple historical contexts, ranging from the early modern England in which they originated to the contemporary Western world in which our own encounters with them are staged...read more

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9780198711988 | Oxford Univ Pr, August 4, 2005, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Shakespeare and Women situates Shakespeare's female characters in multiple historical contexts, ranging from the early modern England in which they originated to the contemporary Western world in which our own encounters with them are staged.

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9780198186946 | Oxford Univ Pr, August 4, 2005, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Shakespeare and Women situates Shakespeare's female characters in multiple historical contexts, ranging from the early modern England in which they originated to the contemporary Western world in which our own encounters with them are staged.

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'A selection of seventeenth century pamphlets revealing the popular press's obsessive concern with female violence--usually domestic--and a discussion of the texts' historical and cultural contexts'--Provided by publisher.

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9780820703565 | Duquesne Univ Pr, June 30, 2005, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: 'A selection of seventeenth century pamphlets revealing the popular press's obsessive concern with female violence--usually domestic--and a discussion of the texts' historical and cultural contexts'--Provided by publisher.

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