Women and Religion in England, 1500-1720

By: Crawford, Patricia M

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Patricia Crawford explores how the study of gender can enhance our understanding of religious history, in this study of women and their apprehensions of God in early modern England. The book has three broad themes: the role of women in the religious upheaval in the period from the Reformation to the Restoration; the significance of religion to contemporary women, focusing on the range of practices and beliefs; and the role of gender in the period. The author argues that religion in the early modern period cannot be understood without a perception of the gendered nature of its beliefs, institutions and language. Contemporary religious ideology reinforced women's inferior position, but, as the author shows, it was possible for some women to transcend these beliefs and profoundly influence history.

Title: Women and Religion in England, 1500-1720

Author Name: Crawford, Patricia M

Categories: crisp clean w/light shelfwear, 6300 UK Studies,

Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1993

ISBN or ASIN: 0415016967

ISBN or ASIN 13: 9780415016964


Book Condition: Used; Very Good

Seller ID: 0415016967-01