A global, interdisciplinary consideration of the relationship between war and women's lives, works, economic situations, religious affiliations and practices in the early modern period, this volume gathers together scholars from literary studies, history, religious studies, and musicology. The juxtapositions, for example, of the impact of religious and economic strife emerging from the violence between European Catholics and Protestants, the civility in Grenada enhanced by Islamic religious codes, and the negotiations between Islamic and Catholic Malaysians, provide specific,
Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Introduction; I: Negotiations; Chapter One: Big Sister as Intermediary: How Maria Rolandus Tried to Win Back Her Wayward Brother; Chapter Two: Getting Past No or Getting to Yes: Nuns, Divas, and Negotiation Tactics in Early Modern Italy; Chapter Three: Workshop Summaries 1-6: Negotiations; II: Economies; Chapter Four: History's "Silent Whispers": Representing the Past Through Feeling and Form; Chapter Five: Columbus's Sister: Female Agency and Women's Bodies in Early Modern Mediterranean and Atlantic Empires Chapter Six: The Female Body in Islamic Law and Medicine: Obstetrics, Gynecology, and PediatricsChapter Seven: Workshop Summaries 7-10: Economies; III: Faiths and Spiritualities; Chapter Eight: Spaces for Agency: The View from Early Modern Female Religious Communities; Chapter Nine: Marian Devotion and Identity in Early Modern Indonesia: Mother Maria, Queen of Larantuka; Chapter Ten: Workshop Summaries 11-18: Faiths and Spiritualities; IV: Pedagogies; Chapter Eleven: Gender Differentials in Honors Programs and Colleges Chapter Twelve: Geoffrey Chaucer, the Wife of Bath (ca. 1395) and Christine de Pizan, from Letter of the God of Love (1399) to City of Ladies (1405): A New Kind of Encounter Between Male and FemaleChapter Thirteen: Early Modern Amazons: Teaching Conflict in Representation; Chapter Fourteen: Workshop Summaries 19-21: Pedagogies; Index; About the Contributors
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