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Published: 01 June 2016

208 Pages | Illustrations, black & white Tables

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719099427

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Women of letters

Gender, writing and the life of the mind in early modern England

First Edition

Leonie Hannan

Published by Manchester University Press

Gender in History MUP

  • New in paperback
  • The first detailed study to focus on correspondence as the central social practice in the development of female intellectual thought in the period c.1650-1750
  • Writes a new history of English women's intellectual worlds using their private letters as evidence of hidden networks of creative exchange
  • Illuminates the household as a vibrant site of intellectual thought and expression
  • Offers a fresh interpretation of intellectual life in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries; one that champions the ephemeral and the fleeting in order to rediscover women's lives and minds

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