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The Resource Women's bookscapes in early modern Britain : reading, ownership, circulation, edited by Leah Knight, Micheline White, and Elizabeth Sauer

Women's bookscapes in early modern Britain : reading, ownership, circulation, edited by Leah Knight, Micheline White, and Elizabeth Sauer

Label
Women's bookscapes in early modern Britain : reading, ownership, circulation
Title
Women's bookscapes in early modern Britain
Title remainder
reading, ownership, circulation
Statement of responsibility
edited by Leah Knight, Micheline White, and Elizabeth Sauer
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Women in 16th- and 17th-century Britain read, annotated, circulated, inventoried, cherished, criticized, prescribed, and proscribed books in various historically distinctive ways. Yet, unlike that of their male counterparts, the study of women's reading practices and book ownership has been an elusive and largely overlooked field. In thirteen probing essays, Women's Bookscapes in Early Modern Britain brings together the work of internationally renowned scholars investigating key questions about early modern British women's figurative, material, and cultural relationships with books. What constitutes evidence of women's readerly engagement? How did women use books to achieve personal, political, religious, literary, economic, social, familial, or communal goals? How does new evidence of women's libraries and book usage challenge received ideas about gender in relation to knowledge, education, confessional affiliations, family ties, and sociability? How do digital tools offer new possibilities for the recovery of information on early modern women readers? The volume's three-part structure highlights case studies of individual readers and their libraries; analyses of readers and readership in the context of their interpretive communities; and new types of scholarly evidence--lists of confiscated books and convent rules, for example--as well as new methodologies and technologies for ongoing research. These essays dismantle binaries of private and public; reading and writing; female and male literary engagement and production; and ownership and authorship. Interdisciplinary, timely, cohesive, and concise, this collection's fresh, revisionary approaches represent substantial contributions to scholarship in early modern material culture; book history and print culture; women's literary and cultural history; library studies; and reading and collecting practices more generally"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
028/.9082094109031
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z1039.W65
LC item number
W63 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1976-
  • 1964-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Knight, Leah
  • White, Micheline
  • Sauer, Elizabeth
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and society
  • Books and reading
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Books and reading
  • Literature and society
  • Women and literature
  • Women
  • Great Britain
  • Bibliophilie
  • Buchbesitz
  • Frau
  • Leseverhalten
  • Privatbibliothek
  • England
  • Großbritannien
Label
Women's bookscapes in early modern Britain : reading, ownership, circulation, edited by Leah Knight, Micheline White, and Elizabeth Sauer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One. (Book) case studies. Katherine Parr's Marginalia : Putting the Wisdom of Chrysostom and Solomon into Practice / Micheline White ; Isabella Whitney and Reading Humanism / Mary Ellen Lamb ; Book Passages and the Reconstruction of the Bradstreets' New England Library / Elizabeth Sauer ; Elizabeth Isham's "own Bookes" : Property, Propriety, and the Self as Library / Edith Snook ; Margaret Cavendish's Books / Julie Crawford - Part Two. Reading communities. Women, Books, and the Lay Apostolate : A Catholic Literary Network in Late Sixteenth-Century England / Elizabeth Patton ; The Discovery of Pattern at Little Gidding / Paul Dyck ; Common Libraries : Book Circulation in English Benedictine Convents, 1600-1700 / Jaime Goodrich ; English Reading Communities in Exile : Introducing Cloistered Nuns to Their Books / Caroline Bowden - Part Three. Collecting women's collections : evidence, methods, projects. Hiding in Plain Sight : How Electronic Records Can Lead Us to Early Modern Women Readers / Sarah Lindenbaum ; Women's Libraries in the Private Libraries in Renaissance England Project / Joseph L. Black ; Women's Book Ownership and the Reception of Early Modern Women's Texts, 1545-1700 / Marie-Louise Coolahan and Mark Empey ; Reading Proof : Or, Problems and Possibilities in the Text Life of Anne Clifford / Leah Knight Afterword : Mapping Early Modern Women's Literary History / Margaret J. M. Ezell
Control code
1037295127
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780472124435
Lccn
2018023907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1037295127
Label
Women's bookscapes in early modern Britain : reading, ownership, circulation, edited by Leah Knight, Micheline White, and Elizabeth Sauer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One. (Book) case studies. Katherine Parr's Marginalia : Putting the Wisdom of Chrysostom and Solomon into Practice / Micheline White ; Isabella Whitney and Reading Humanism / Mary Ellen Lamb ; Book Passages and the Reconstruction of the Bradstreets' New England Library / Elizabeth Sauer ; Elizabeth Isham's "own Bookes" : Property, Propriety, and the Self as Library / Edith Snook ; Margaret Cavendish's Books / Julie Crawford - Part Two. Reading communities. Women, Books, and the Lay Apostolate : A Catholic Literary Network in Late Sixteenth-Century England / Elizabeth Patton ; The Discovery of Pattern at Little Gidding / Paul Dyck ; Common Libraries : Book Circulation in English Benedictine Convents, 1600-1700 / Jaime Goodrich ; English Reading Communities in Exile : Introducing Cloistered Nuns to Their Books / Caroline Bowden - Part Three. Collecting women's collections : evidence, methods, projects. Hiding in Plain Sight : How Electronic Records Can Lead Us to Early Modern Women Readers / Sarah Lindenbaum ; Women's Libraries in the Private Libraries in Renaissance England Project / Joseph L. Black ; Women's Book Ownership and the Reception of Early Modern Women's Texts, 1545-1700 / Marie-Louise Coolahan and Mark Empey ; Reading Proof : Or, Problems and Possibilities in the Text Life of Anne Clifford / Leah Knight Afterword : Mapping Early Modern Women's Literary History / Margaret J. M. Ezell
Control code
1037295127
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780472124435
Lccn
2018023907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1037295127

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