The Resource Women on the margins : three seventeenth-century lives, Natalie Zemon Davis, (electronic resource)

Women on the margins : three seventeenth-century lives, Natalie Zemon Davis, (electronic resource)

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Women on the margins : three seventeenth-century lives
Title
Women on the margins
Title remainder
three seventeenth-century lives
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Natalie Zemon Davis
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Language
eng
Summary
As she did with Martin Guerre, Natalie Zemon Davis here retrieves individual lives from historical obscurity to give us a window onto the early modern world. As women living in the seventeenth century, Glikl bas Judah Leib, Marie de l'Incarnation, and Maria Sibylla Merian, equally remarkable though very different, were not queens or noblewomen, their every move publicly noted. Rather, they were living "on the margins" in seventeenth-century Europe, North America, and South America. Yet these women - one Jewish, one Catholic, one Protestant - left behind memoirs and writings that make for a spellbinding tale and that, in Davis' deft narrative, tell us more about the life of early modern Europe than many an official history. All these women were originally city folk. Glikl bas Judah Leib was a merchant of Hamburg and Metz whose Yiddish autobiography blends folktales with anecdotes about her two marriages, her twelve children, and her business. Marie de L'Incarnation, widowed young, became a mystic visionary among the Ursuline sisters and cofounder of the first Christian school for Amerindian women in North America. Maria Sibylla Merian, a German painter and naturalist, produced an innovative work on tropical insects based on lore she gathered from the Carib, Arawak, and African women of Suriname. The resulting triptych suggests the range of experience, self-consciousness, and expression possible in seventeenth-century Europe and its outposts. It also shows how persons removed from the centers of power and learning ventured in novel directions, modifying in their own way Europe's troubled and ambivalent relations with other "marginal" peoples
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Biography type
collective biography
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1928-
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Davis, Natalie Zemon
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • theses
  • bibliography
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  • American Council of Learned Societies
  • ACLS Humanities E-Book
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  • Glueckel
  • Marie de l'Incarnation
  • Merian, Maria Sibylla
  • Women
  • Biography
  • Jewish women
  • Women merchants
  • Women missionaries
  • Protestant women
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Women on the margins : three seventeenth-century lives, Natalie Zemon Davis, (electronic resource)
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/2027/heb.01639
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-339) and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Arguing with God : Glikl Bas Judah Leib -- New worlds : Marie de l'Incarnation -- Metamorphoses : Maria Sibylla Merian
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24 cm.
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unknown
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360 p., [28] p. of plates
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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unknown
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ill., maps
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unknown
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unknown
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Electronic text and image data.
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unknown sound
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remote
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(dli)HEB01639
Label
Women on the margins : three seventeenth-century lives, Natalie Zemon Davis, (electronic resource)
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/2027/heb.01639
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-339) and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Arguing with God : Glikl Bas Judah Leib -- New worlds : Marie de l'Incarnation -- Metamorphoses : Maria Sibylla Merian
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
360 p., [28] p. of plates
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill., maps
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic text and image data.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(dli)HEB01639

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