Gender Studies

Attending to Early Modern Women: Conflict and Concord by Karen Nelson

By Karen Nelson

This quantity considers women's roles within the conflicts and negotiations of the early smooth international. Essays discover the ways in which gender shapes women's business enterprise in occasions of conflict, spiritual strife, and monetary switch. How have been clash and harmony gendered in histories, literature, tune, and political, criminal, didactic, and non secular treatises?

Four interdisciplinary plenary themes floor this exploration: Negotiations, Economies, Faiths & Spiritualities, and Pedagogies. students concentration upon many areas of the early sleek world--the Atlantic international, the Mediterranean international, Granada, Indonesia, the Low nations, England, and Italy--inflected via such religions as Islam, Catholicism, and Reformed Protestantism, as they got here into touch with indigenous spiritualities and with each other.

Essays and workshop summaries examine how gender and sophistication are implicated in monetary switch and determine the methods gender and faith map onto voyages of exchange, exploration, or imperialism. They examine how girls, as contributors and as individuals of political or kinfolk networks, have been instrumental in transmitting, selling, assisting, or thwarting various religions during periods of non secular crises. This quantity additionally deals tools for educating and discovering those issues. will probably be priceless to students of medieval and early glossy women's stories, specifically these operating in background, literature, languages, musicology, and non secular studies.

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