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Women on the margins : three seventeenth-century lives

Author: Natalie Zemon Davis
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As she did with Martin Guerre, Natalie Zemon Davis here retrieves individual lives from historical obscurity to give us a window onto the early modern world. As women living in the seventeenth century, Glikl bas Judah Leib, Marie de l'Incarnation, and Maria Sibylla Merian, equally remarkable though very different, were not queens or noblewomen, their every move publicly noted. Rather, they were living "on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Davis, Natalie Zemon, 1928-
Women on the margins.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)607793494
Online version:
Davis, Natalie Zemon, 1928-
Women on the margins.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)624455493
Named Person: Glueckel, of Hameln; Marie de l'Incarnation, mère; Maria Sibylla Merian; Glueckel, de Hameln; Marie de l'Incarnation, sainte; Maria Sibylla Merian; Glueckel, of Hameln; Marie de l'Incarnation, mère; Maria Sibylla Merian; Maria Sibylla Merian
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Natalie Zemon Davis
ISBN: 067495520X 9780674955202 0674955218 9780674955219
OCLC Number: 32469002
Awards: Short-listed for Fawcett Society Book Prize 1996
Description: 360 pages, [28] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Arguing with God : Glikl Bas Judah Leib --
New worlds : Marie de l'Incarnation --
Metamorphoses : Maria Sibylla Merian.
Responsibility: Natalie Zemon Davis.

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This work recounts the individual lives of three women living in the 17th century: Glikl bas Judah Leib, a merchant of Hamburg and Metz; Marie de l'Incarnation, co-founder of the first Christian  Read more...

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