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The Burgermeister's Daughter: Scandal in a Sixteenth-Century German Town

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In an era when women were supposed to be disciplined and obedient, Anna proved to be neither. Defying 16th-century social mores, she was the frequent subject of gossip because of her immodest dress and flirtatious behavior. When her wealthy father discovered that she was having secret, simultaneous affairs with a young nobleman and a cavalryman, he turned her out of the house in rage, but when she sued him for financial support, he had her captured, returned home and chained to a table as punishment. Anna eventually escaped and continued her suit against her father, her siblings and her home town in a bitter legal battle that was to last 30 years and end only upon her death.

Drawn from her surviving love letters and court records, The Burgermeister's Daughter is a fascinating examination of the politics of sexuality, gender and family in the 16th century, and a powerful testament to the courage and tenacity of a woman who defied the inequalities of this distant age.

Synopsis:

An award-winning scholar presents a haunting historical narrative about a rebellious 16-century woman who brought scandal upon her family and sued her own father when he tried to disinherit her. "A splendid and very unusual entry into the private life of the distant past".--"The New York Times Book Review". Illustrations.

Synopsis:

Chapter 1. The Story
Chapter 2. The Affairs
Chapter 3. On the Run
Chapter 4. Half a Loaf
Chapter 5. Siblings
Chapter 6. Witnesses
Chapter 7. The Moral

Appendix: Biographical/Geneological Essay

Description:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

About the Author

Steven Ozment is McLean Professor of history at Harvard University. He lives in Newbury, MA.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060977214
Author:
Ozment, Steven
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
Ozment, Steven E.
Author:
by Steven Ozment
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Courts
Subject:
Fathers
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Social history -- Medieval, 500-1500.
Subject:
Schwèabisch Hall
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Women -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500.
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
No. 341
Publication Date:
19970231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.24x6.16x.67 in. .60 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780060977214 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An award-winning scholar presents a haunting historical narrative about a rebellious 16-century woman who brought scandal upon her family and sued her own father when he tried to disinherit her. "A splendid and very unusual entry into the private life of the distant past".--"The New York Times Book Review". Illustrations.

"Synopsis" by , Chapter 1. The Story
Chapter 2. The Affairs
Chapter 3. On the Run
Chapter 4. Half a Loaf
Chapter 5. Siblings
Chapter 6. Witnesses
Chapter 7. The Moral

Appendix: Biographical/Geneological Essay

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