Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2015

240 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719091551

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Biblical Women in Early Modern Literary Culture, 1550-1700


edited by Victoria Brownlee and Laura Gallagher

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The first book-length study to consider how women from the Old and New Testaments were read and used 1550-1700
  • Unlike other investigations into the literary impact of the Bible that focus on particular genres, this book addresses biblical appropriation in political theory, drama, poetry, biblical commentary, conduct writings and sermons
  • Illuminates how the Bible's contents proliferate across a range of early modern cultural debates, and are read, applied and re-imagined by a range of confessionally diverse writers
  • In testament to the multiplicity of biblical appropriation 1550-1700, essays considering Spenser, Shakespeare and Lanyer sit alongside those that explore the work of more unfamiliar names within early modern scholarship
  • Provides two overview essays that provide a survey of dominant readings of Old and New Testament women in the period. No comparable survey is known to exist elsewhere

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