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L' Honnête femme : the Respectable woman in society and the New collection of letters and responses by contemporary women

Author: Jacques Du Bosc; Aurora Wolfgang; Sharon Diane Nell
Publisher: Toronto : Iter Inc. : Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2014.
Series: Other voice in early modern Europe. Toronto series, 31.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Présentation de l'éditeur : "This edition offers a translation of two works by the seventeenth,century French Franciscan, Jacques Du Bosc: selected passages from L'Honneste femme (1632,36) and the entirety of Nouveau recueil des lettres de dames de ce temps (1635). Both of these texts articulate the theory and practice of the emerging ideal of honnêteté for women. To Du Bosc's way of thinking, the honnête or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
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Ouvrages avant 1800
Named Person: Jacques Du Bosc; Jacques Du Bosc; Jacques Du Bosc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Du Bosc; Aurora Wolfgang; Sharon Diane Nell
ISBN: 9780772721600 0772721602 0772721610 9780772721617
OCLC Number: 1237767776
Notes: Cette traduction est basée sur l'édition de 1658 de "L'Honnête femme et l'édition" et de l'édition de 1642 du "Nouveau recueil de lettres des dames de ce temps"
Description: 1 vol. (xviii- 332 pages) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments xviiIntroduction 1L'Honnete femme: The Respectable Woman in Society. Selected Essays (1632-36) Part One 41Part Two 112Part Three 163New Collection of Letters and Responses from Contemporary Women (1635) 195Appendix: Complete Tables of Contents of Selected Editions of L'Honnete femme 305Bibliography 311Index 323
Series Title: Other voice in early modern Europe. Toronto series, 31.
Responsibility: Jacques Du Bosc ; edited and translated by Sharon Diane Nell and Aurora Wolfgang.

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Présentation de l'éditeur : "This edition offers a translation of two works by the seventeenth,century French Franciscan, Jacques Du Bosc: selected passages from L'Honneste femme (1632,36) and the entirety of Nouveau recueil des lettres de dames de ce temps (1635). Both of these texts articulate the theory and practice of the emerging ideal of honnêteté for women. To Du Bosc's way of thinking, the honnête or "respectable" woman's role in society is not only that of mother and wife; she is primarily a member of a social elite who embodies the art of pleasing through her politeness, urbanity, and conversation. Du Bosc's work aims to justify this new role for women, even as he sets out the rules of moral conduct to guide them. In so doing, he refutes traditional misogynist attitudes while insisting that women follow a Christian moral code of conduct. Like his predecessor François de Sales, Du Bosc treats women as reasoning beings capable of guiding their own conscience. Moreover, Du Bosc promotes equality between the sexes, especially in relation to their moral behavior. In both of these texts from the first half of the seventeenth century Du Bosc made important contributions which helped shift public attitudes toward embracing women's intellectual and moral equality"

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"I heartily recommend this translation and edition of the two works by Jacques Du Bosc. The introduction provides a solid, erudite entry to Du Bosc and his world, with a clear emphasis on the gender Read more...

 
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