Almanacs: Printed Writings 1641–1700: Series II, Part One, by Alan S. Weber PDF

By Alan S. Weber

ISBN-10: 075460215X

ISBN-13: 9780754602156

Almanacs have been hugely influential on well known opinion through the early sleek interval. They have been the lowest priced different types of books and had a realistic use as a calendar, literary miscellany, climate advisor and ads medium. The almanacs during this quantity give a contribution to our figuring out of women's participation in pop culture, astrology, medication and prophecy. Sarah Jinner's almanacs for the years 1658, 1659 and 1664, and Mary Holden's almanacs for 1688 and 1689 exhibit a wide awake attempt to distance themselves from different woman non secular prophets of the interval by way of counting on the prestige of astrology as a rational technology. the opposite works within the quantity are all attributed to writers who have been most likely pseudonymous. Dorothy Partridge's The Woman's Almanack for the 12 months 1694 contains numerous brief articles on chiromancy. The Prophesie of mom Shipton issues the prediction of the deaths of Cardinal Wolsey and Thomas Cromwell. the ultimate works within the quantity contain texts via Shinkin ap Shone which satirize the Welsh humans and language, and The Woman's Alamanack by way of Sarah Ginnor which makes use of sexual humour to parody the scientific recommendation provided in Jinner's almanacs.

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Almanacs: Printed Writings 1641–1700: Series II, Part One, Volume 6 (The Early Modern Englishwoman: A Facsimile Library of Essential Works – Printed Writings, 1641–1700: Series II, Part One) by Alan S. Weber


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