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Gowing, Laura

Works: 11 works in 59 publications in 1 language and 1,968 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HQ1599.E5, 305.42094209032
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Most widely held works by Laura Gowing
Domestic dangers : women, words, and sex in early modern London by Laura Gowing ( Book )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arguing that women's and men's sexual honour had such different meanings as to make them incommensurable, she reveals how, in every area of sex and marriage, women were perceived as acting differently, and with different results, from men. This is the first analysis of women's special experiences in the metropolis, and presents powerful evidence for women's use of legal agency. From the formal world of law to the daily world of the street, Domestic Dangers reveals the organization of gender relations and the shape of ordinary women's lives in early modern London
Common bodies : women, touch, and power in seventeenth-century England by Laura Gowing ( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book explores for the first time how ordinary women of the early modern period in England understood and experienced their bodies. Using letters, popular literature, and detailed legal records from courts that were obsessively concerned with regulating morals, the book recaptures seventeenth-century popular understandings of sex and reproduction. This history of the female body is at once intimate and wide-ranging, with sometimes startling insights into how early modern women maintained, or forfeited, control over their own bodies." "Laura Gowing explores the ways social and economic pressures of daily life shaped the lived experiences of bodies: the cost of having a child, the vulnerability of being a servant, the difficulty of prosecuting rape, the social ambiguities of widowhood. She explains how the female body was governed most of all by other women - wives and midwives. Gowing casts new light on beliefs and practices concerning women's bodies of the time and provides an original perspective on the history of women and gender."--Jacket
Women's worlds in seventeenth-century England by Patricia Crawford ( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Womens Worlds in England presents a unique collection of source materials on womens lives in sixteenth and seventeenth century England. The book introduces a wonderfully diverse group of women and a series of voices that have rarely been heard in history, from Deborah Brackley, a poor Devon servant, to Katharine Whitstone, Oliver Cromwells sister, and Queen Anne. Drawing on unpublished, archival materials, Womens Worlds explores the everyday lives of ordinary early modern women, including their:* experiences of work, sex, marriage and motherhood* beliefs and spirituality* political activities*
Love, friendship and faith in Europe, 1300-1800 ( Book )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Friendship is a subject whose time has come. This book engages with contemporary interests in the making of identity, and demonstrates the workings of religious idioms of amity, charity and love in the making of friendship among early modern people. It will be of interest to all those involved in history and literature opening up the private as well as public lives of early modern people."--BOOK JACKET
Gender relations in early modern England by Laura Gowing ( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Laura Gowing provides unique insight into gender relations in a time of flux, from the women who tried to vote in Ipswich in 1640, to a grandmother describing the first time her grandson wore breeches. Examining gender relations in the contexts of the body, the house, the neighbourhood and the political world, this comprehensive introduction gives readers both the evidence and the tools to reconstruct the hidden histories of early England
Common bodies : women, sex, and reproduction in seventeenth century England by Laura Gowing ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women's worlds in England, 1580-1720 : a sourcebook ( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women, sex and honour : the London church courts, 1572-1640 by Laura Gowing ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Love, friendship and faith ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women, status and the popular culture of dishonour by Laura Gowing ( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Love, Friendship, Faith by Miri Rubin ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This ground-breaking volume explores the terrain of friendship against the historical backdrop of early modern Europe. In these thought-provoking essays the terms of friendship are explored - from the most intimate and erotically charged to the reciprocities of village life. This is a rich offering in social and cultural history that is attuned to the pervasive language of religion. A hidden history is revealed - of friendships that we have lost, and of friendships starkly, and movingly, familiar
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