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Title Women and curiosity in early modern England and France / edited by Line Cottegnies, Sandrine Parageau and John J. Thompson
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2016
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Contents Introduction / Line Cottegnies and Sandrine Parageau -- From Genesitic Curiosity to Dangerous Gynocracy in Sixteenth-Century England / Yan Brailowsky -- Curious Men and Women in the Tudor Controversy about Women / Armel Dubois-Nayt -- This Is, and Is Not, Knowledge : Cressida and the Titillation of Male Curiosity in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida / Laura Levine -- "Too Curious a Secrecy" : Curiosity in Lady Mary Wroth's Urania / Laetitia Coussement-Boillot -- Margaret Cavendish or the Curious Reader / Line Cottegnies -- On the Proper Use of Curiosity : Madeleine de Scudery's Celinte / Marie-Gabrielle Lallemand -- Mermaids, Women and Curiosity in Seventeenth-Century England / Susan Wiseman -- The Interrogative Anne Conway : Curiosity in a Philosophical Context / Sarah Hutton -- Female Curiosity and Male Curiosity about Women : the Views of the Cartesian Philosophers / Marie-Frederique Pellegrin -- Women's Curiosity and its Double at the Dawn of the Enlightenment / Christophe Martin -- Between Scientific Investigation and Vanity Fair : Few Reflections on the Culture of Curiosity in Enlightenment France / Adeline Gargam -- Virtuoso or Naturalist? : Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland / Beth Fowkes Tobin -- Curiosity, Women, and the Social Orders / Neil Kenny -- Index Nominum
Summary "In Women and Curiosity in Early Modern England and France, the rehabilitation of female curiosity between the sixteenth and the eighteenth centuries is thoroughly investigated for the first time, in a comparative perspective that confronts two epistemological and religious traditions. In the context of the early modern blooming 'culture of curiosity, ' women's desire for knowledge made them both curious subjects and curious objects, a double relation to curiosity that is meticulously inquired into by the authors in this volume. The social, literary, theological and philosophical dimensions of women's persistent association with curiosity offer a rich contribution to cultural history"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Curiosity -- Social aspects -- England -- History.
Curiosity -- Social aspects -- France -- History.
Knowledge, Sociology of -- History.
Women -- England -- Intellectual life.
Women -- France -- Intellectual life.
France -- History -- Bourbons, 1589-1789.
France -- Intellectual life.
Great Britain -- History -- 1485-
Great Britain -- Intellectual life.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Cottegnies, Line.
Parageau, Sandrine.
Thompson, John J., 1955-
LC no. 2016009512
ISBN 900431184X (electronic bk.)
9789004311848 (electronic bk.)
(hardback ;) (acid-free paper)