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Maids & Mistresses, Cousins & Queens: Women’s Alliances in Early Modern England
Maids & Mistresses, Cousins & Queens: Women’s Alliances in Early Modern England
 
Our Price: $25.00
Year: 1999
Pages: 350
Binding Paperback
ISBN 195117352

Product Code: 756760747

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Susan Frye (ed); Karen Robertson (ed). These 16 essays considers evidence for the varied forms of women’s alliances in early modern England. Women, who were prohibited from direct participation in the institutional structures that shaped the lives of men, constructed informal connections with other women for survival, advancement, & creativity. The essays consider a variety of communities -- formed among groups as diverse as serving women, vagrants, aristocrats, & authors. There are 4 sections. The 1st two, “Alliances in the City” & “Alliances in the Household,” examine the circumstances of women’s communities in these sites. The 2nd two, “Materializing Communities” & “Emerging Alliances,” examine the aspirations that guided & transformed the shapes of women’s lives.

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