Warrior Women and Popular Balladry, 1650-1850

ISBN-10: 0226169162
ISBN-13: 9780226169163
Edition: 1996
Authors: Dianne Dugaw
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 1/15/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 254
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

This interdisciplinary study uncovers a fascination with women cross dressers in the popular literature of early modern Britain, in a wide range of texts from popular ballads and chapbook life histories to the comedies and tragedies of aristocratic literature. Dugaw demonstrates the extent to which gender and sexuality are enacted as constructs of history.

List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
Prologue
Popular balladry, Mary Ambree, and the beginnings of the Female Warrior motif, 1600-1650
The fashion for Female Warrior ballads: new "hits" and old favorites, 1650-1800
The museum life of Mary Ambree and the decline of the Female Warrior, 1800 to the present
The Female Warrior motif as an idea
The Female Warrior and everyday life in the early modern world
The Female Warrior and the construction of gender
Hic-Mulier: imaginative preoccupation and genotype for the Female Warrior
The Female Warrior, Gay's Polly, and the heroic ideal
Epilogue
Appendix
Select bibliography
Index

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