Women's Writing from the Low Countries 1200-1875

Women's Writing from the Low Countries 1200-1875

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This book provides a welcome English translation of a marvelous anthology of women's religious and secular writing, stretching from the visions of the late medieval mystics through the prison testaments of sixteenth-century Anabaptist martyrs to the pamphleteers and novelists of the growing urban bourgeoisie. The translations and introductions demonstrate the ways that women in the Low Countries shaped the intellectual and cultural developments of their eras.The. originally english genre of the spectator with its weekly offering of essays on everything a good citizen might be interested in was also very popular in the Netherlands. One of its leading lights was Anna Barbara Schilperoort: famousanbsp;...

Title:Women's Writing from the Low Countries 1200-1875
Author:Lia van Gemert
Publisher:Amsterdam University Press - 2010


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