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Prophetic Writings of Lady Eleanor Davies (Women Writers in English 1350-1850)

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Eleanor Davies (1590-1652) was one of the most prolific women writing in early seventeenth-century England. This volume includes thirty-eight of the sixty-some prophetic tracts that she published. Inspired to prophecy by a visionary experience in 1625, the year of Charles I's accession to the throne, she devoted herself to warning her contemporaries that the Day of Judgement was imminent. Her zeal and her intricately constructed tracts confounded contemporaries who called her mad. She experienced repeated imprisonment and also confinement to Bedlam, London's mental hospital. The tracts tell her own story as woman and prophet. They offer an opportunity to study her experiences as wife, mother, and widow; they also exhibit her extraordinary intellect, extensive education, and fascination with words. In showing how England's history was fulfilling the biblical prophecies in the book of Daniel and the book of Revelation, she commented about the political and religious controversies of the turbulent period preceding and during the English Civil War and Revolution.

Synopsis:

Eleanor Davies was one of the most prolific women writing in early - 17th-century England. This volume includes 38 of her tracts, revealing her experiences as a woman and exhibiting her extraordinary intellect, extensive education and fascination with words.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195087178
Editor:
Davies, Eleanor
Foreword:
Woods, Susanne
Foreword by:
Woods, Susanne
Foreword:
Woods, Susanne
Author:
null, Esther S.
Author:
Davies, Eleanor
Author:
null, Eleanor
Author:
Cope, Esther S.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Prophecies
Subject:
Restoration
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | 17th C
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | 17th C and Restoration
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | 17th C & Restoration
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series:
Women Writers in English 1350-1850
Series Volume:
38
Publication Date:
19951231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
51 illus.
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.50x5.50x.84 in. 1.13 lbs.

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