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Lucy Hutchinson and the English Revolution

Gender, Genre, and History Writing

Claire Gheeraert-Graffeuille

Lucy Hutchinson and the English Revolution

Lucy Hutchinson and the English Revolution

Gender, Genre, and History Writing

Lucy Hutchinson and the English Revolution

 

In order to challenge the widely-held assumption that Early Modern women could not write the history of wars, Claire Gheeraert-Graffeuille reads Lucy Hutchinson's Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson as a comprehensive history of the English Revolution.


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Beschrijving Lucy Hutchinson and the English Revolution

In Lucy Hutchinson and the English Revolution, Claire Gheeraert-Graffeuille explores Lucy Hutchinson's historical writings and the Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson, which, although composed between 1664 and 1667, were first published in 1806. The Memoirs were a best-seller in the nineteenth century, but largely fell into oblivion in the twentieth century. They were rediscovered in the late 1980s by historians and literary scholars
interested in women's writing, the emerging culture of republicanism, and dissent. By approaching the Memoirs through the prism of history and form, this book challenges the widely-held assumption that early modern women did not - and could not - write the history of wars, a field that was supposedly gendered as masculine. On
the contrary, Gheeraert-Graffeuille shows that Lucy Hutchinson, a reader of ancient history and an outstanding Latinist, was a historian of the English Revolution, to be ranked alongside Richard Baxter, Edmund Ludlow, and Edward Hyde.


ISBN
9780192857538
Pagina's
352
Verschijnt
NUR
320
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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