Holy Household Women and Morals in Reformation Augsburg

ISBN-10: 0198202806

ISBN-13: 9780198202806

Edition: 1991 (Reprint)

Authors: Lyndal Roper

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This is a fascinating study of the impact of the Reformation idea of `civic righteousness' on the position of women in Augsburg. Lyndal Roper argues that its development, both as a religious credo and as a social movement, must be understood in terms of gender. Until now the effects of the Reformation on women have been regarded as largely beneficial: this book argues that such a view of the Reformation's legacy is a profound misreading, and that the status of women was, in fact, worsened. The Holy Household is the first scholarly account of how the Reformation affected half of society. It greatly advances our understanding of the Reformation, of feminist history, and of the place of women in European society.
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Book details

List price: $61.00
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/7/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 306
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946

CRIS BEAM is a journalist who has written for several national magazines as well as for public radio. She has an MFA in nonfiction from Columbia University and teaches creative writing at Columbia and the New School. She lives in New York.Lyndal Roper is professor of history at the University of Oxford and a fellow of Balliol College.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Domestication of the Reformation
The Politics of Sin
Prostitution and Moral Order
Weddings and the Control of Marriage
Discipline and Marital Disharmony
The Reformation of Convents
The Holy Family
Bibliography
Index
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