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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Renaissance Notion of Woman

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This study of the world of scholarship and scholarly texts in the Renaissance, the so-called respublica literaria, affords insights into the intellectual infrastructure and modes of thought of the period by its examination of contemporary attitudes towards women. It addresses the questions: What is the notion of woman to be found in Renaissance texts, and how does it evolve? What is the relationship between the notion of woman and that of sex difference, and how is sex difference related in turn to other differences and to the concept of difference itself? Theology, medicine, ethics, politics, and law are examined in succeeding chapters. The threads of the investigation are then drawn together and Dr Maclean shows how the notion of woman was influenced by both forces of conservatism and forces which fostered change, forces which were to be found both inside the confines of intellectual life and beyond them. The final section offers a context for the understanding of European Renaissance feminism and sketches its connections with social and political evolution, humanist scholarship, religious thought and finally problems of language and expression.

Synopsis:

This monograph, dealing with the intellectual notions held during the Renaissance of what \'woman\' is, surveys the ideas of the nature of woman, sex difference and sex discrimination, and the emergence of a feminist movement in the first half of the 17th century.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Theology, mystical and occult writings; 3. Medicine, anatomy, physiology; 4. Ethics, politics, social writings; 5. Law; 6. Conclusion; Appendix; Notes; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521229067
Subtitle:
A Study in the Fortunes of Scholasticism and Medical Science in European Intellectual Life
Author:
Maclean, Ian
Author:
MacLean, Ian
Author:
Jones, Colin
Author:
Rosenberg, Charles
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Eng. ;
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Europe Intellectual life History.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Cambridge Studies in the History of Medicine
Series Volume:
#107
Publication Date:
19830317
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
eng
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
127

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