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`What else is woman but a foe to friendship ... a domestic danger.' These words, taken from a biblical commentary by St John Chrysostom, are frequently quoted in early modern literature, showing that sexual morality was central to the patriarchal society of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. In this fascinating and original book, Laura Gowing considers what gender difference meant in the practice of daily life, examining the working of gender relations in sex, courtship, marriage conflict, and verbal disputes.

Table of Contents

1. Gender, household, and city

2. Women in court

3. The language of insult

4. Words, reputation, and honour

5. The economy of courtship

6. Domestic disorders: adultery and violence

7. Narratives of litigation

8. Conclusion

Bibliography, Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198207634
Author:
Gowing, Laura
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Laura
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
History - World
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
History, World | British | 16th C
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Series:
Oxford Studies in Social History
Series Volume:
Volume 3: 1860-1900
Publication Date:
19990331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 b/w
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
1100.00 in.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » World Feminism
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » England » General

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