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Anne Clifford's Great Books of Record

Malay, Jessica L. (2015) Anne Clifford's Great Books of Record. Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK.

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Abstract

In her Great Books of Record Anne Clifford places herself within the dynamic history of the ancient Clifford family, providing an unbroken view into medieval and early modern life for nearly six centuries. In this annotated edition, we glimpse the lives of simple widows, traders, farmers, and labourers juxtaposed with the adventures of soldiers, lords and ladies, princes and princesses. Throughout, Anne Clifford asserts the centrality of women to the success of noble families, including the monarchy. Her Great Books draws upon medieval traditions and early modern scholarship and builds upon these through biographies of the Clifford lords and ladies, along with an extended biography of her mother Margaret Russell and her own autobiographical 'Life of Mee’. Those interested in the lives of medieval and early modern women, changes in culture, the effect of the political upon individuals, and the inspiring life of Anne Clifford will find this a rich and rewarding book.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 28 May 2015 09:28
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 09:28
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/24689

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