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Published: 14 February 2019

400 Pages | 10 black and white images


ISBN: 9780198797661

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The Voices of Nîmes

Women, Sex, and Marriage in Reformation Languedoc

Suzannah Lipscomb

  • The first book to give us a study of ordinary sixteenth- and seventeenth-century women's concerns about their lives, menfolk, friendships, and faith
  • Uses rare testimonies from over 1,000 ordinary sixteenth- and seventeenth-century women
  • Offers a series of new findings on women's agency and power: women were more publicly powerful than previously believed
  • Provides unique accounts of women's attitudes to, and experience of, marriage and sex - including sex outside marriage, rape and sexual assault, and prostitution