Series: Gender Studies in Wales
- July 2000 · 224pages · 216x138mm
- ·Paperback - 9780708315507
This collection of essays deals with the material, social and cultural experience of women in Wales from the 15th to the 18th centuries. It offers information and insight about every aspect of female experience, covering the more conventional aspects of life, such as religion, education and work, as well as a variety of other topics, such as violence, radicalism, embroidery and its connotations, festivals and poetic creativity. Some of the contributions, notably those on female abduction, witchcraft, needlework, and masculinity, have had light thrown upon them alongside such traditional topics as unionm reformation, Anglicanisation, the Civil War and revivals.
'The editors' intention is to offer an accessible and balanced introduction to the subject, to encourage further research in the area of women's history and gender studies and to facilitate their exploration by teaching. They have succeeded on all counts...a very timely and useful contribution.' Social History Society Bulletin