The Gentlewoman's Remembrance

Patriarchy, Piety, and Singlehood in Early Stuart England
Author: Isaac Stephens
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526100916
Category: History
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A microhistory of a never-married English gentlewoman named Elizabeth Isham, this book centres on an extremely rare piece of women's writing - a recently discovered 60,000-word spiritual autobiography held in Princeton's manuscript collections that she penned around 1639. The autobiography is unmatched in providing an inside view of her family relations, her religious beliefs, her reading habits and, most sensationally, the reasons why she chose never to marry despite desires to the contrary held by her male kin, particularly Sir John Isham, her father. Based on the autobiography, combined with extensive research of the Isham family papers now housed at the county record office in Northampton, this book restores our historical memory of Elizabeth and her female relations, expanding our understanding and knowledge about patriarchy, piety and singlehood in early modern England.

Politics of Piety

The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject
Author: Saba Mahmood
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691149801
Category: Religion
Page: 233
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Politics of Piety is a groundbreaking analysis of Islamist cultural politics through the ethnography of a thriving, grassroots women's piety movement in the mosques of Cairo, Egypt. Unlike those organized Islamist activities that seek to seize or transform the state, this is a moral reform movement whose orthodox practices are commonly viewed as inconsequential to Egypt's political landscape. Saba Mahmood's compelling exposition of these practices challenges this assumption by showing how the ethical and the political are indelibly linked within the context of such movements. Not only is this book a sensitive ethnography of a critical but largely ignored dimension of the Islamic revival, it is also an unflinching critique of the secular-liberal assumptions by which some people hold such movements to account. The book addresses three central questions: How do movements of moral reform help us rethink the normative liberal account of politics? How does the adherence of women to the patriarchal norms at the core of such movements parochialize key assumptions within feminist theory about freedom, agency, authority, and the human subject? How does a consideration of debates about embodied religious rituals among Islamists and their secular critics help us understand the conceptual relationship between bodily form and political imaginaries? Politics of Piety is essential reading for anyone interested in issues at the nexus of ethics and politics, embodiment and gender, and liberalism and postcolonialism. In a substantial new preface, Mahmood addresses the controversy sparked by the original publication of her book and the scholarly discussions that have ensued.

The Social Life of Coffee

The Emergence of the British Coffeehouse
Author: Brian Cowan
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300133502
Category: History
Page: 384
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What induced the British to adopt foreign coffee-drinking customs in the seventeenth century? Why did an entirely new social institution, the coffeehouse, emerge as the primary place for consumption of this new drink? In this lively book, Brian Cowan locates the answers to these questions in the particularly British combination of curiosity, commerce, and civil society. Cowan provides the definitive account of the origins of coffee drinking and coffeehouse society, and in so doing he reshapes our understanding of the commercial and consumer revolutions in Britain during the long Stuart century. Britain’s virtuosi, gentlemanly patrons of the arts and sciences, were profoundly interested in things strange and exotic. Cowan explores how such virtuosi spurred initial consumer interest in coffee and invented the social template for the first coffeehouses. As the coffeehouse evolved, rising to take a central role in British commercial and civil society, the virtuosi were also transformed by their own invention.

Family Life in the Age of Shakespeare

Author: Bruce Wilson Young
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313342394
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 264
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Overviews family life in Shakespeare's world and works and in productions of his plays.

The Romford Pelé

It’s only Ray Parlour’s autobiography
Author: Ray Parlour
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 147353609X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER The Trophies ... The Tuesday Club ... The Prawn Crackers ... Marc Overmars may have given him the nickname, but the Romford Pele is a legend in his own right. Over 16 action-packed years, from a trainee scrubbing the boots of the first XI, to a record-breaking 333 Premier League appearances, Ray Parlour’s never-say-die performances, curly locks and mischievous sense of humour have gone down in Arsenal history. Battling tirelessly on the pitch, often in the shadows of his star-name teammates, Parlour won three premier league titles and four FA Cup trophies with the Gunners. But he was also the heart and soul of the dressing room, the training ground and the after work drink. From nights out with Tony Adams, to teaching Thierry Henry cockney rhyming slang, from playing golf with Dennis Bergkamp to trading Inspector Clouseau jokes with Arsène Wenger, this wonderfully funny and candid autobiography looks back on a golden age of the beautiful game, reliving the banter, the stories and the success. Ray Parlour is an Arsenal legend. During his 16-year career he won 3 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cups and the UEFA Cup. One of the most underrated players of his generation, he was also part of Arsenal’s famous Invincible team of 2003/4, which went the entire Premier League season unbeaten. He is now a regular pundit for TalkSport and Sky Sports. He enjoys a short back and sides.

Household Politics

Conflict in Early Modern England
Author: Don Herzog
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300180780
Category: History
Page: 209
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Contends that, though early modern English canonical sources and sermons often urge the subordination of women, this was not indicative of public life, and that husbands, wives and servants often struggled over authority in the household.

Editing Early Modern Women

Author: Sarah C. E. Ross,Paul Salzman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107129958
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 310
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This volume offers a new and comprehensive exploration of the theory and practice of editing early modern women's writing.

Writing the history of parliament in Tudor and early Stuart England

Author: Paul Cavill,Alexandra Gajda
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526115913
Category: History
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This volume of essays explores the rise of parliament in the historical imagination of early modern England. The enduring controversy about the nature of parliament informs nearly all debates about the momentous religious, political and governmental changes of the period most significantly, the character of the Reformation and the causes of the Revolution. Meanwhile, scholars of ideas have emphasised the historicist turn that shaped political culture. Religious and intellectual imperatives from the sixteenth century onwards evoked a new interest in the evolution of parliament, framing the ways that contemporaries interpreted, legitimised and contested Church, state and political hierarchies. Parliamentary 'history' is explored through the analysis of chronicles, more overtly 'literary' texts, antiquarian scholarship, religious polemic, political pamphlets, and of the intricate processes that forge memory and tradition.

An Archaeological History of Indian Buddhism

Author: Lars Fogelin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199948232
Category: Religion
Page: 250
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""Examines Indian Buddhism from its origins in c. 500 BCE, through its ascendance in the first millennium CE and subsequent decline in mainland South Asia by c. 1400 CE"--Provided by publisher"--

Patriarchal Attitudes

Women in Society
Author: Eva Figes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780892551224
Category: Social Science
Page: 191
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"First published in 1970, Patriarchal Attitudes has since become famous and is considered a classic feminist text. Writing with wit as well as scholarship, Eva Figes examines the factors which have helped place women in subservient roles in most societies, including the influence of Christianity, the rise of capitalism, Freudian psychoanalysis, and sexual taboos. She draws on a wide range of material to illuminate one of the central issues of our time."--Back cover.

Apostasy and Jewish Identity in High Middle Ages Northern Europe

'Are You Still My Brother?'
Author: Simha Goldin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0719095778
Category: History
Page: 176
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The attitude of Jews living in the medieval Christian world to Jews who converted to Christianity or to Christians seeking to join the Jewish faith reflects the central traits that make up Jewish self-identification. The Jews saw themselves as a unique group chosen by God, who expected them to play a specific and unique role in the world. This study researches fully for the first time the various aspects of the way European Jews regarded members of their own fold in the context of lapses into another religion. It attempts to understand whether they regarded the issue of conversion with self-confidence or with suspicion, and whether their attitude was based on a clear theological position, or on issues of socialisation. The book will primarily interest students and lecturers of Jewish/Christian relations, the Middle Ages, Jews in the Medieval period, and inter-religious research.

War and Politics in the Elizabethan Counties

Author: Neil Younger
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0719083001
Category: History
Page: 270
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Reassesses the English national war effort during the wars against Spain (1585-1603). Drawing on a mass of hitherto neglected source material from both central and local archives, it finds a political system in much better health than has been thought.

The Later Stuart Church, 1660-1714

Author: Grant Tapsell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0719081602
Category: History
Page: 252
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This book examines the Church of England between its re-establishment in 1660-2 and the dawn of the Hanoverian age. All nine of the essays have been written by leading scholars in the field in order both to summarise current understandings of key themes and to advance arguments based on themost recent research. Together, these accounts offer new insights into the place of the Church of England within the volatile Restoration era, complementing recent research into political and intellectual culture under the later Stuarts.Sections on ideas and people include essays covering the royal supremacy, the theology of the later Stuart Church and clerical and lay interests. Attention is also given to how the Church of England interacted with the Churches of Scotland and Ireland, Protestant Churches in continental Europe, andthe complex religious make-up of the North American colonies. A concluding section examines the difficult relationships and creative tensions between the established Church in England, Protestant dissenters, and Roman Catholics. The later Stuart Church is intended to be both accessible for students and thought-provoking for scholars within the broad early modern field. It will be vital reading for all those interested in the aftermath of the civil wars, the creation of the modern Church of England, and the role of religiousideas and institutions in transnational contexts.

Theatre and Empire

Great Britain on the London Stages Under James VI and I
Author: Tristan Marshall
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719057489
Category: History
Page: 211
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This book looks at the genesis of the British national identity in the reign of King James I and VI. While devolution is currently decentralizing Britain, this book examines how the idea of a united kingdom was created in the first place. It does this by studying both the political language of the King’s project to replace England, Scotland, and Wales with a single kingdom of Great Britain and the cultural representations of empire on the public and private stages.

Culture and Explosion

Author: I︠U︡riĭ Mikhaĭlovich Lotman,Jurij M. Lotman,Marina Grishakova,Wilma Clark
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110218453
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 195
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Demonstrates, with copious examples, how culture influences the way that humans experience 'reality'. This work is suitable for students and researchers in semiotics, cultural/literary studies and Russian studies worldwide, as well as anyone with an interest in understanding contemporary intellectual life.

Crime, Gender and Social Order in Early Modern England

Author: Garthine Walker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139435116
Category: History
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An extended study of gender and crime in early modern England. It considers the ways in which criminal behaviour and perceptions of criminality were informed by ideas about gender and order, and explores their practical consequences for the men and women who were brought before the criminal courts. Dr Walker's innovative approach demonstrates that, contrary to received opinion, the law was often structured so as to make the treatment of women and men before the courts incommensurable. For the first time, early modern criminality is explored in terms of masculinity as well as femininity. Illuminating the interactions between gender and other categories such as class and civil war have implications not merely for the historiography of crime but for the social history of early modern England as a whole. This study therefore goes beyond conventional studies, and challenges hitherto accepted views of social interaction in the period.

A game at chess, 1624

Author: Thomas Middleton,Trevor Howard Howard-Hill
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Drama
Page: 119
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This is a new edition of Thomas Middleton's A Game at Chess, a highly popular 1624 political drama that was closed by the government for its irreverent satire on contemporary court and international personalities. Throughout the years there have been many versions of the play, posing complex and thought-provoking problems for students and scholars of Renaissance drama. The Malone edition is a new diplomatic text of Middleton's autograph manuscript, adding much important evidence to the debate about Middleton's contribution to Shakespeare's plays.

Cycling and Society

Author: Dr Dave Horton,Dr Paul Rosen,Dr Peter Cox
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409487369
Category: Social Science
Page: 222
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How can the social sciences help us to understand the past, present and potential futures of cycling? This timely international and interdisciplinary collection addresses this question, discussing shifts in cycling practices and attitudes, and opening up important critical spaces for thinking about the prospects for cycling. The book brings together, for the first time, analyses of cycling from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, including history, sociology, geography, planning, engineering and technology. The book redresses the past neglect of cycling as a topic for sustained analysis by treating it as a varied and complex practice which matters greatly to contemporary social, cultural and political theory and action. Cycling and Society demonstrates the incredible diversity of contemporary cycling, both within and across cultures. With cycling increasingly promoted as a solution to numerous social problems across a wide range of policy areas in car-dominated societies, this book helps to open up a new field of cycling studies.

Westminster 1640-60

A Royal City in a Time of Revolution
Author: J. F. Merritt
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526112345
Category: History
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This book examines the varied and fascinating ways that Westminster - traditionally home to the royal court, the fashionable West End and parliament - became the seat of the successive, non-monarchical regimes of the 1640s and 1650s. It first explores the town as the venue that helped to shape the breakdown of relations between the king and parliament in 1640-42. Subsequent chapters explore the role Westminster performed as both the ceremonial and administrative heart of shifting regimes, the hitherto unnoticed militarisation of local society through the 1640s and 1650s, and the fluctuating fortunes of the fashionable society of the West End in this revolutionary context. Analyses of religious life and patterns of local political allegiance and government unveil a complex and dynamic picture, in which the area not only witnessed major political and cultural change in these turbulent decades, but also the persistence of conservatism on the very doorstep of government.