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'Blessed, Self-denying, Lambe-like'?

The Fifth Monarchist Women

Marcus Nevitt

For those early modernists who come to the millenarian culture of mid seventeenth-century England via Bernard Capp’s seminal The Fifth Monarchy Men, it may be some surprise to discover that, of all the non-aristocratic women writing in England at this time, it was actually those associated with the millenarian Fifth Monarchist movement who received most contemporary attention. Anna Trapnel and Mary Cary are among the most prolific writers of the late 1640s and 1650s, who (according to all short title catalogues) have some thirteen extensive printed works to their names, a figure virtually unmatched by any writer of the same sex, or from the same non-aristocratic social background in the period. Despite being a less-famed figure than Anna Trapnel, Mary Cary’s exegetical works were widely read and accordingly went into numerous editions. In 1649, the anonymous author of The Account Audited claims to have seen the title page of the first edition of Cary’s The Resurrection of the Witnesses (1648) ‘posted up’ at a bookseller’s in London. When the author acquires the treatise, it is read with ‘much greediness and expectation’, only for disappointment to follow due to the work’s historical inaccuracies. These aside, the fact that the author felt it worthwhile to offer the account as a response to Cary’s pamphlet, attests to Cary’s growing – if largely unacknowledged – popularity at the end of the 1640s.

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Oriental Interests, Interesting Orients

Class, Authority, and the Reception of Knowledge in Victorian Women's Travel Writing

Muireann O'Cinneide

This essay considers epistemological vocabularies in aristocratic women’s travel writing of the Victorian period, examining the ways in which travelogues use ideas of ‘interest’ to stage the processing and dissemination of knowledge about, and personal experience of, ‘the Orient’ over the course of the nineteenth century. Each of the three travellers who are the main focus of my essay develops her own distinctive model of engagement with the regions in which she journeys: models which nevertheless all turn upon particular invocations of concepts of ‘interest’. I will first discuss what aspects of knowledge these writers are interested in and how they represent their own interest in the East, then analyse the ways through which the publication of their writings appeals to the interests of their British readership, before asking how the travellers’ best interests are furthered or hindered by the modes of epistemological authority they formulate. Ultimately, I argue that these inflections of interest reflect both the British upper class’s increasing emphasis on elite societal and cultural responsibility and, more generally, changing Victorian models of epistemological engagement with the Orient.

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The Corpus Christi Devotion

Gender, Liturgy, and Authority among Dominican Nuns in Castile in the Middle Ages

Mercedes Pérez Vidal

in the empowering of these aristocratic women, not only through the commission of works of art, but also through the liturgical performance and the use of monastic spaces. However, all these were also highly contested areas between the nuns and male

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Niki Megalommati

approach, as social class defined status even more than gender. According to textual and archaeological evidence, aristocratic women in Constantinople cannot be compared to women living in urban environments or rural settlements. 3 This study of the roles

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The Gallic Singularity

The Medieval and Early Modern Origins

Tracy Adams

: Clarendon Press, 1996), 258–322. 13 See the examples given by Theodore Evergates, “Aristocratic Women in the County of Champagne,” in Aristocratic Women in Medieval France , ed. Theodore Evergates (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999), 92

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Pious Women in a “Den of Scorpions”

The Piety and Patronage of the Eleventh-Century Countesses of Brittany

Amy Livingstone

strategy, and aristocratic women often acted as the linchpin between their husbands, sons, brothers, and fathers and the clergy. The result of their efforts was an increase in the power of the count, but also a renewal in Breton religious life. 7 Havoise of

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Michael Hughes

to aristocratic women from the Russian Court (‘From this man, crafty, cunning and elusive … no woman, however high-born, high-minded or religious was safe’). 45 Le Queux described how Rasputin was responsible for ‘terrible scandals’ in various

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Gender, Curiosity, and the Grand Tour

Late-Eighteenth-Century British Travel Writing

Anna P.H. Geurts

securing parents’ or a tutor's approval of their itinerary, activities, and expenses ( Boswell 1953: 288 ; Stanhope 1932: 1412–1413 ). Now aristocratic women like Lady Mary Coke and Lady Webster/Holland could suffer a similar financial dependence on their

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Adriana Zaharijević, Kristen Ghodsee, Efi Kanner, Árpád von Klimó, Matthew Stibbe, Tatiana Zhurzhenko, Žarka Svirčev, Agata Ignaciuk, Sophia Kuhnle, Ana Miškovska Kajevska, Chiara Bonfiglioli, Marina Hughson, Sanja Petrović Todosijević, Enriketa Papa-Pandelejmoni, Stanislava Barać, Ayşe Durakbaşa, Selin Çağatay, and Agnieszka Mrozik

perception of civilizational hierarchies. In Lady Montagu's letters (written between 1716 and 1718), Balkan women were seen as part of a backward mix of ethnicities, opposed not only to Westerners but also to the aristocratic women of the Ottoman court in

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Gender and Empire

The Imprisonment of Women in Eighteenth-Century Siberia

Gwyn Bourlakov

, these observers found Russian elite women to be deficient. French traveler Charles Franscois-Philibert Masson and British women, such as the Wilmont sisters and Jane (Rondeau) Vigor described Russian aristocratic women, and affluent young women in the