Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 August 2014

272 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719090233

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Flesh and Spirit

An anthology of seventeenth-century women's writing

Edited by Rachel Adcock, Sara Read, and Anna Ziomek

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Explores the way in which seventeenth-century women understood themselves in relation to both their religious and medical beliefs, a subject that has not received a dedicated scholarly study thus far
  • Makes accessible to students ten little-known and under-studied works by seventeenth-century women (edited from manuscript and print), with an approachable and interesting introduction to each annotated extract
  • Students are encouraged to link and compare the women's works by their use of genre, their presentation of illness, how they discuss the self, and how religious and political leanings affect their written work
  • Students are given an engaging introduction to the issues confronted when studying women's writing from this period, including a detailed introduction to seventeenth-century religious and medical thinking