Women's letters across Europe, 1400-1700 : form and persuasion /

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors / Creators:Couchman, Jane.
Crabb, Ann, 1940-
Format: Book
Imprint: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2005]
Series:Women and gender in the early modern world.
Retention:Retained for Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust (EAST) http://eastlibraries.org/retained-materials
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Form and persuasion in women's letters, 1400-1700
  • Part I. Persuasion for Family and Personal Goals: How to Influence Your Children
  • Persuasion and Form in Alessandra Macigni Strozzi's letters to her sons
  • 'A masterful woman'
  • 'Much could be written'
  • 'I am the same Cornelia I have always been': reading Cornelia Collonello's letters to Michelangelo
  • Letters across the borders: strategies of communication in an Italian-German Renaissance correspondence
  • Isabella d'Este and the properties of persuasion
  • Part II. Public and Private Intersecting: 'I wold wyshe my doings myght be ... secret': privacy and the social practices of reading women's letters in 16th-century England
  • 'Give birth quickly and then send us your good husband': Informal Political Influence in the Letters of Louise de Coligny
  • 'Pregnant with 100,000 soldiers': the correspondence of Marguerite de Navarre
  • In the Queen's words: Perceptions of Regency Government Gleaned from the Correspondence of Catherine de Médicis
  • 'Burdened with small children'
  • Women Defining Poverty in 16th-Century Tours
  • Part III. Validated by God and by Reason: 'Dear daughter': reform and persuasion in St. Teresa's letters to her prioresses
  • The religious warrior: Luisa de Carvajal y Mendoza's correspondence with Rodrigo de Calderón
  • Form and persuasion in the correspondence of Argula von Grumbach
  • The French reception of Anna Maria van Schurman's letters on women's education (1646)
  • Selected general bibliography
  • Index