Women in Early Modern Ireland, 1500-1800

Women in Early Modern Ireland, 1500-1800

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Assessing the role of women in Ireland between 1500 and 1800 - a period of considerable social and economic change, this volume examines Irish women in their domestic, political and religious activities. It looks at prejudices against women in the medical texts of the period; women's experience of education; the impact upon women of Gaelic law; women and childbirth; and the different opportunities offered by Catholicism and Protestantism, amongst other subjects.
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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 22.86mm | 498.95g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0748602410
  • 9780748602414

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Part 1 Society: women in Gaelic society during the age of transition, Dr K. Simms; women and Gaelic literature 1500-1800, Bernadette Cunningham; Irish women overseas, 1500-1800, Dr Jerrold Casway; women and crime in 17th-century Ireland, Dr Raymond gillespie; women and piracy - from Grainne O'Malley to Anne Bonny, Dr John Appleby. Part 2 Politics: women in 16th-century Irish politics, Dr Ciaran Brady; women and war in the 1640s, Dr Mary O'Dowd; women and 18th century Irish republicanism, Dr Nancy Curtin. Part 3 Religion: women and the reformation in 17th-century Ireland, Dr Phil Kilroy; women and the counter-reformation, Brian Jackson; women and Protestant minorities in 18th-century Ireland, Dr Myrtle Hill; women and religious practice, Professor P.J. Corish; women and education, Dr Margaret MacCurtain. Part 4 Property and the economy: women and landownership in Gaelic Ireland, Kenneth Nicholls; life after death - widows in Carrick-on-Suir 1799, Professor L.A. Clarkson; women in the domestic linen industry, Dr W.H. Crawford; women and the preparation of food in 18th-century Ireland, Nuala Cullen. Part 5 Family and health: family, love and marriage - some evidence from the early 18th century, Dr Sean Connolly; women and childbirth, Dr Joe Murphy-Lawless; women, abortion and infanticide, Dr Anne O'Connor; family, sex and population size, Dr David Dickson; women and madness in Ireland 1600-1850, Dr Elizabeth Malcolm.
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