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The instruction of a Christen woman

Author: Juan Luis VivesVirginia Walcott BeauchampElizabeth HagemanMargaret Lael MikesellSheila FfolliottAll authors
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This edition of The Instruction of a Christen Woman is the first to provide the modern reader with the complete text of the single most influential book in Tudor England concerning women and how they should live their lives." "This old-spelling edition of The Instruction of a Christen Woman includes a substantial introduction that sets the book within its biographical, historical, and generic contexts and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Juan Luis Vives
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juan Luis Vives; Virginia Walcott Beauchamp; Elizabeth Hageman; Margaret Lael Mikesell; Sheila Ffolliott; Betty Travitsky; Denise Albanese
ISBN: 0252026772 9780252026775
OCLC Number: 46420234
Description: cxviii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Hyrd prayeng good prosperitie --
preface of ... Lodovic Vives --
fyrst boke of the instruction of a Christen woman --
1. Of the bryngyng up of the mayde Whan she is a babe --
2. Of the residue of her infancy --
3. Of her fyrst exercise --
4. Of the lernyng of maydes --
5. What bokes be to be redde, and what nat --
6. Of virginite --
7. Of the kepyng of virginite and Chastite --
8. Of the ordryng of the body in a virgin --
9. Of the raymentes --
10. Of the lyvyng alone of a virgin --
11. Of the vertues of a Woman, and examples that she shulde folowe --
12. Howe the mayde shall behave her selfe forth abrode --
13. Of daunsyng --
14. Of lovynge --
15. Howe a mayden ought to love --
16. Howe the mayde shall seke an husbande --
seconde boke of the instruction of a Christen Woman --
1. Of Wedlocke --
2. What a Woman ought to have in mynde whan she marieth --
3. Of .ii. the greattest poyntes in a maryed woman --
4. Howe she shall behave her selfe unto her husbande --
5. Of the concorde of maryed couples --
6. Howe she shulde lyve betwene her husbande and her salfe privatly --
7. Of Jeolosy --
8. Of raymentes --
9. Of Walkyng abrode --
10. What the Wyfe ought to do at home --
11. Of children, and the charge and care about them --
12. Of twyse maryed Women, and of stepmothers --
13. Howe she shall behave her selfe with her kyns folkes and alyaunce --
14. Howe she shall lyve With her sonne or her daughter maried, and howe with her sonne in lawe and daughter in lawe --
15. Of a Wyfe Well Worne in age --
thryde boke of the instruction of a Christen woman --
1. Of the mournyng of Wydowes --
2. Of the buryeng of her husbande --
3. Of the myndyng of her husbande --
4. Of the chastite and honestie of a Wydowe --
5. Howe they shall use them selfe at home --
6. Howe they shall behave them selfe forthe --
7. Of seconde mariages. App. 2. Selected Variants Introduced in 1541 --
App. 3. Selected Variants Introduced in 1585.
Other Titles: De institutione feminae Christianae.
Responsibility: Juan Luis Vives ; coordinating editors, Virginia Walcott Beauchamp, Elizabeth H. Hageman, and Margaret Mikesell ; contributing editors, Sheila Ffolliott and Betty S. Travitsky ; other contributors, Denise Albanese [and others].

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"This edition of The Instruction of a Christen Woman is the first to provide the modern reader with the complete text of the single most influential book in Tudor England concerning women and how they should live their lives." "This old-spelling edition of The Instruction of a Christen Woman includes a substantial introduction that sets the book within its biographical, historical, and generic contexts and establishes its history as a printed text in eight succeeding sixteenth-century editions that reflect the social, religious, and political changes of that age."--Jacket.

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