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Women in Scotland C.1100-c.1750 - Maureen Meikle

Women in Scotland C.1100-c.1750

By: Maureen Meikle (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd October 1998
ISBN: 9781862320468
Number Of Pages: 260

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A comprehensive view of women in society, consisting of twenty specialist essays which draw on a wide range of sources from Court of Session records to Middle Scots poetry. It disputes the view that women were consistently held down by the law and their husbands and forced into a submissive secondary role which they were unable to challenge. It reveals how women really lived, what they thought and how they perceived themselves irrespective of social standing.

List of Illustrations
The Foundation and Patronage of Nunneries by Native Elites in Twelfth- and Early Thirteenth-Century Scotlandp. 3
Power Through Purity: The Virgin Martyrs and Women's Salvation in Pre-Reformation Scotlandp. 16
Women in Scottish Divinity, c.1590-c.1640p. 29
Scots Abroad in the Fifteenth Century: The Princesses Margaret, Isabella and Eleanorp. 45
Images of Women in Sixteenth-Century Scottish Literary Manuscriptsp. 56
Women of the Gaidhealtachd and their Songs to 1750p. 67
'Dragonis baith and dowis ay in double forme': Women at the Court of James V, 1513-1542p. 83
Politicking Jacobean Women: Lady Ferniehirst, the Countess of Arran and the Countess of Huntly, c. 1580-1603p. 95
'Holde her at the Oeconomicke rule of the House': Anna of Denmark and Scottish Court Finances, 1589-1603p. 105
In Search of the Antecedents of Women's Political Activism in Early Eighteenth-Century Scotland: the Daughters of Anne, Duchess of Hamiltonp. 112
'For Whatever Ales Ye': Women as Consumers and Producers in Late Medieval Scottish Townsp. 125
Embroidery to Enterprise: the Role of Women in the Book Trade of Early Modern Scotlandp. 137
The Power Behind the Merchant? Women and the Economy in Late Seventeenth-Century Edinburghp. 152
Women and Legal Representation in Early Sixteenth-Century Scotlandp. 165
Wife and Widow: The Evidence of Testaments and Marriage Contracts c. 1600p. 176
Women and the Church Courts in Reformation-Era Scotlandp. 187
A Woman's Place: Birth Order, Gender and Social Status in Highland Housesp. 201
Wet Nurses and Unwed Mothers in Seventeenth-Century Aberdeenp. 210
Wed to the Manse: The Wives of Scottish Ministers, c.1560-c.1800p. 221
Women and Gender in the Early Modern Western Gaidhealtachdp. 233
Contributorsp. 251
Indexp. 255
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781862320468
ISBN-10: 1862320462
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 22nd October 1998
Publisher: Birlinn General
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.6  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.49

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