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The Resource Virtuous necessity : conduct literature and the making of the virtuous woman in early modern England, Jessica C. Murphy

Virtuous necessity : conduct literature and the making of the virtuous woman in early modern England, Jessica C. Murphy

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Virtuous necessity : conduct literature and the making of the virtuous woman in early modern England
Title
Virtuous necessity
Title remainder
conduct literature and the making of the virtuous woman in early modern England
Statement of responsibility
Jessica C. Murphy
Title variation
Conduct literature and the making of the virtuous woman in early modern England
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"While many scholars find the early modern triad of virtues for women--silence, chastity, and obedience--to be straightforward and nonnegotiable, Jessica C. Murphy demonstrates that these virtues were by no means as direct and inflexible as they might seem. Drawing on the literature of the period--from the plays of Shakespeare to a conduct manual written for a princess to letters from a wife to her husband--as well as contemporary gender theory and philosophy, she uncovers the multiple meanings of behavioral expectations for sixteenth- and seventeenth-century women. Through her renegotiation of cultural ideals as presented in both literary and nonliterary texts of early modern England, Murphy presents models for "acceptable" women's conduct that lie outside of the rigid prescriptions of the time. Virtuous Necessity will appeal to readers interested in early modern English literature, including canonical authors such as Shakespeare, Spenser, and Milton, as well as their female contemporaries such as Amelia Lanyer and Elizabeth Cary. It will also appeal to scholars of conduct literature; of early modern drama, popular literature, poetry, and prose; of women's history; and of gender theory"--
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murphy, Jessica
Dewey number
820.9/352209031
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR428.W63
LC item number
M87 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women
  • Conduct of life in literature
  • Virtue in literature
  • Social values in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Didactic literature, English
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • Conduct of life in literature
  • Didactic literature, English
  • English literature
  • Social values in literature
  • Virtue in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women
  • Women in literature
  • England
  • Frühneuenglisch
  • Englisch
  • Literatur
  • Anstandsliteratur
  • Tugend
  • Frau
  • Umgangsformen
Label
Virtuous necessity : conduct literature and the making of the virtuous woman in early modern England, Jessica C. Murphy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Paradox of Chastity -- " Honest Government": Feminine Virtue's Network of Influence in Early Modern England -- Contradiction and Counter-Magic: Advice to Women on Shakespeare's Stage -- Virtue in Early Modern Women's Advice -- "Advice to the Ladies of London": Feminine Virtue in English Broadside Ballads -- Epilogue
Control code
900242818
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 179 pages
Isbn
9780472119578
Lccn
2015011880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)900242818
Label
Virtuous necessity : conduct literature and the making of the virtuous woman in early modern England, Jessica C. Murphy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Paradox of Chastity -- " Honest Government": Feminine Virtue's Network of Influence in Early Modern England -- Contradiction and Counter-Magic: Advice to Women on Shakespeare's Stage -- Virtue in Early Modern Women's Advice -- "Advice to the Ladies of London": Feminine Virtue in English Broadside Ballads -- Epilogue
Control code
900242818
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 179 pages
Isbn
9780472119578
Lccn
2015011880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)900242818

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