Early Modern Women’s Letter Writing, 1450–1700

  • James Daybell

Part of the Early Modern Literature in History book series (EMLH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. James Daybell
    Pages 1-15
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 207-213

About this book


This landmark book of essays examines the development of women's letter writing from the late fifteenth to the early eighteen century. It is the first book to deal comprehensively with women's letter writing during the Late Medieval and Early Modern period and shows that this was a larger and more socially diversified area of female activity than has generally been assumed. The essays, contributed by many of the leading researchers active in the field, illustrate women's engagement in various activities, both literary and political, social and religious.


communication Early Modern English early modern period England English essay interpret knowledge Medieval Literature Middle Ages puritanism society subject women writing

Editors and affiliations

  • James Daybell
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ReadingUK

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