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Half Humankind: Contexts and Texts of the Controversy about Women in England, 1540-1640
by Katherine Henderson and Barbara F McManus
University of Illinois Press, 1985
Paper: 978-0-252-01174-0 | Cloth: 978-0-252-01169-6
Library of Congress Classification HQ1149.G7H46 1985
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.40942

Half Humankind is the first study to provide modernized and annotated editions of the key documents from the controversy about women in Renaissance England. The selections -- ten treatises debating the merits of womankind and six eulogies and condemnations depicting actual women -- range in style from careful logic and studied eloquence to ribald humor and witty parody. Illuminated by an extensive discussion tying the selections to Renaissance society and traditional literature, this volume is an invaluable resource for scholars and students of literature, history, and women's studies.

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