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Biblical women's voices in early modern England

Author: Michele Osherow
Publisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009.
Series: Women and gender in the early modern world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Biblical Women's Voices documents the extent to which portrayals of women writerrs, rulers, and leaders in the Hebrew Bible scripted the lives of women in early modern England. Attending to a broad range of writing by Protestant men and women, including John Donne, Mary Sidney, John Milton, Rachel Speght, and Aemilia Lanyer, the author investigates how the cultural requirement for feminine silence informs early  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Miriam, (Biblical figure); Hannah, (Biblical figure); Deborah, (Biblical judge); David, King of Israel.; David, King of Israel.; Deborah, (Biblical judge); Hannah, (Biblical figure); Miriam, (Biblical figure)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michele Osherow
ISBN: 9780754666745 0754666743
OCLC Number: 291453899
Description: x, 189 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: "Even I wil sing" --
"Should she not be ashamed?": constructing Mary Sidney as a Renaissance Miriam --
"My mouth is enlarged over mine enemies": Hannah and the consequence of private prayer --
"Give ear o princes": Deborah as a model for female authority --
"Naked against the enemy": the feminization of David --
Epilogue: none can resist her words.
Series Title: Women and gender in the early modern world.
Responsibility: Michele Osherow.
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Documents the extent to which portrayals of women writers, rulers, and leaders in the Hebrew Bible scripted the lives of women in early modern England. Attending to a wide range of writing by  Read more...

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