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Author Stephens, Isaac.

Title The Gentlewoman's Remembrance : Patriarchy, Piety, and Singlehood in Early Stuart England
Published Oxford : Manchester University Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (285 pages)
Series Politics Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain MUP
Politics Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain MUP
Contents Cover; Series page; Title page; Copyright page ; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction: finding and remembering Elizabeth Isham; NOTES; Chapter 1 'My Booke of Rememberance': the spiritual autobiography of Elizabeth Isham; LIFE-WRITING IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND; THE SPECTRE OF DEATH AND THE EXEMPLARY MOTHER; A SPIRITUAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY FOR OTHER EYES; EMBOLDENED BY THE SAINT; A HYBRID TEXT; NOTES; Chapter 2 'As a branch with a roote': the Ishams of Lamport and their world; ELIZABETH ISHAM'S FATHER AND PATRIARCH; ELIZABETH ISHAM'S BROTHER AND PATRIARCH
PIETY, HEALTH, AND WOMEN READINGAUTODIDACTIC READING, DEVOTIONAL BOOKS, AND INTERIORITY; HYBRID READING PRACTICES; NOTES; Chapter 5 'To piety more prone': Elizabeth Isham's religion; THE RELIGIOUS ENVIRONMENT OF EARLY MODERN ENGLAND; THE PRAYER BOOK, CONFORMITY, AND ROYALISM; A PURITAN STYLE OF PIETY; RELIGIOUS IDENTITY AND DEVOTIONAL READING; GODLINESS PERSONIFIED IN THE ISHAM HOUSEHOLD; PRAYER BOOK PURITANISM?; NOTES; Conclusion: a memory restored; NOTE; Bibliography; MANUSCRIPT SOURCES; PRINTED PRIMARY SOURCES; SECONDARY SOURCES; UNPUBLISHED THESES; Index
THE WOMEN OF LAMPORT HALL (ARCHIVAL BITS AND BOBS)A PROFITABLE REMEMBRANCE OF THE ISHAM WOMEN; HISTORICAL MEMORY AND THE ISHAMS OF LAMPORT; NOTES; Chapter 3 'The sweet private life': singlehood in the patriarch's household; EARLY MODERN PATRIARCHY AND SINGLEHOOD; A BROTHER, A PATRIARCH, AND A SISTER; A FATHER-DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP; DESIRING NEVER TO MARRY; LOVE, HONOUR, AND GOD; THE PRIVATE LIFE; PATRIARCHY AND SINGLEHOOD IN ELIZABETH ISHAM'S LIFE; NOTES; Chapter 4 'My own bookes': Elizabeth Isham's reading; BOOKS AND READING IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND; EXTERIORITY, EDUCATION, AND READING
Summary A highly original and detailed study of an individual single woman in early modern England, based on a recently discovered spiritual autobiography authored by a never-married gentlewoman, Elizabeth Isham. Provides new perspective on women's writing, identity and status in the early modern period
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Isham, Elizabeth, 1608-1654.
Women -- England -- History -- 17th century -- Sources.
Women -- England -- Social conditions -- 17th century.
Genre/Form History.
Sources.
Form Electronic book
Author Gajda, Alexandra, 1979-
Milton, Anthony.
Peacey, Prof Jason
Stephens, Isaac.
LC no. 2016462085
ISBN 1526100908
9781526100900
(hardcover)
(hardcover)