Literary Texts and Political Models
By (author) Constance Jordan
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Renaissance Feminism by Constance Jordan
Book DescriptionConsidering a wide range of Renaissance works of nonfiction, Jordan asserts that feminism as a mode of thought emerged as early as the fifteenth century in Italy, and that the main arguments for the social equality of the sexes were common in the sixteenth century. Renaissance feminism, she maintains, was a feature of a broadly revisionist movement that regarded the medieval model of creation as static and hierarchical and favored a model that was dynamic and relational. Jordan examines pro-woman arguments found in dozens of pan-European texts in the light of present-day notions of authority and subordination, particularly resistance theory, in an attempt to link gender issues to larger contemporary theoretical and institutional questions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801497322
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 28-Jun-1990
Country of Publication: United States
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Analyzes Shakespeare's plays to show how their dramatic content shapes issues debated in conflicts arising from the creation and application of law. This book reveals Shakespeare's innovative representations of the important arguments in contemporary legal thought to suggest ways of solving problems confronting early modern English men and women.
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