Virtue, Liberty, and Toleration

Political Ideas of European Women, 1400–1800

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-5894-3 (Print) 978-1-4020-5895-0 (Online)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXII

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    Pages 1-22

    Political Thought as Improvisation: Female Regency and Mariology in Late Medieval French Thought

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    Pages 23-38

    Phronesis Feminised: Prudence from Christine de Pizan to Elizabeth I

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    Pages 39-56

    Catherine d'Amboise's Livre des Prudents et Imprudents: Negotiating Space for Female Voices in Political Discourse

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    Pages 57-75

    “Machiavelli in Skirts.” Isabella d'Este and Politics

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    Pages 77-94

    Liberty and the Right of Resistance:Women's Political Writings of the English Civil War Era

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    Pages 95-110

    Margaret Cavendish and the False Universal

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    Pages 111-122

    The Social and Political Thought of Damaris Cudworth Masham

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    Pages 123-136

    “Our Religion and Liberties”: Mary Astell's Christian Political Polemics

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    Pages 137-148

    Virtue, God, and Stoicism in the Thought of Elizabeth Carter and Catharine Macaulay

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    Pages 149-169

    Catharine Macaulay and Mary Wollstonecraft on the Will

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    Pages 171-188

    Keeping Ahead of the English? A Defence of Jews by Cornélie Wouters, Baroness of Vasse (1790)

  13. Back Matter

    Pages 189-211