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Autobiographical writings by early Quaker women

Author: David Booy
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2004.
Series: Early modern Englishwoman, 1500-1750., Contemporary editions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"While writings by early modern Quaker women have been discussed and quoted fairly extensively, relatively few of their texts are readily or widely available. The chief purpose of this edition is to rectify this state of affairs in one central area - that of autobiographical writing." "The edition contains substantial excerpts from a range of self-writings by Quaker women, composed between the 1650s and circa 1710:  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Early works
History
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Biography Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Autobiographical writings by early Quaker women.
Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2004
(OCoLC)645839397
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Booy
ISBN: 0754607534 9780754607533
OCLC Number: 53356386
Description: xviii, 211 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. A true account of the great tryals and cruel sufferings [excerpt] / Katharine Evans and Sarah Cheevers --
2. An account of her experiences during her visits to New England, 1661 and 1663-65/6 / Elizabeth Hooton --
3. A brief account of some of my exercise from my childhood ; 'Testimony concerning her dear husband' [excerpt] ; A Letter from me, to my dear grandchild Springet Penn [excerpt] / Mary Penington --
4. A relation of the labour, travail, and suffering [excerpt] / Alice Curwen --
5. An account of the birth, and education, with the services and sufferings for the truth's sake [excerpt] / Elizabeth Andrews --
6. Strength in weakness manifest [excerpt] / Elizabeth Stirredge --
7. A relation of Margaret Fell [excerpt] ; 'The testimony ... concerning ... George Fox' [excerpt] ; The examination and trial of Margaret Fell [excerpt] / Margaret Fell --
8. An apostate-conscience exposed [excerpt] / Anne Docwra --
9. A legacy, or widow's mite [excerpt] / Alice Hayes --
10. A letter ... to Anthony William Boehm [excerpt] / Elizabeth Webb --
11. 'A Memorable Instance of Divine Guidance and Protection' / James Dickinson and Jane Fearon.
Series Title: Early modern Englishwoman, 1500-1750., Contemporary editions.
Responsibility: [edited by] David Booy.
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"While writings by early modern Quaker women have been discussed and quoted fairly extensively, relatively few of their texts are readily or widely available. The chief purpose of this edition is to rectify this state of affairs in one central area - that of autobiographical writing." "The edition contains substantial excerpts from a range of self-writings by Quaker women, composed between the 1650s and circa 1710: letters, testimonies, memoirs, accounts of spiritual development, narratives of persecution and imprisonment. Six of the texts have been freshly edited from manuscripts (including Mary Penington's A Brief Account); the others have been transcribed from the first printed editions." "In his general introduction to the volume, the editor sketches the history of the Quaker movement from the 1650s to the early 1700s, and considers the role of female Quakers during the first and second phases of the movement." "The edition is aimed at all those interested in the history of the Quakers, whether they be scholars in the fields of religious, cultural and women's studies, or of history and literature generally."--BOOK JACKET.

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'This collection includes excerpts from eleven women, many of which have not been published 'in modern times'. They have all been freshly edited and have been provided with footnotes for those Read more...

 
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