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Category: Literary Studies: General|
The author of the book: Mihoko Suzuki
Edition: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Date of issue: 28 Nov 2006
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 14.74 MB
City - Country: United Kingdom
Full description of the book Elizabeth Cellier: Printed Writings 1641-1700 Part 3, Volume 5:Elizabeth Cellier, the scandalous celebrity known as the 'Popish midwife', became the focus of a large number of pamphlets in 1680: accounts of her two trials, her self-vindication, Malice Defeated, her opponent Thomas Dangerfield's rejoinder, and various anonymous satiric attacks against her. She was tried twice: the first time for the more serious charge of treason, and the second for libel, for publishing Malice Defeated. She was acquitted the first time, but found guilty the second, though her punishment was to be pilloried, not executed. She reemerges as the author of tracts on midwifery, proposing to James II the PDF establishment of a professional guild of midwives. Her writings exhibit her remarkable determination to publish her accusations of judicial torture and her advocacy of the licensing of midwives as professional women, as well as exemplifying the importance of the printing press for enabling women to participate in the political public sphere.
About the author Mihoko SuzukiMihoko Suzuki is Professor of English at the University of Miami, USA. She is the author of Subordinate Subjects: Gender, the Political Nation, and Literary Form in England, 1588-1688 (2003); and co-editor of Debating Gender in Early Modern England, 1500-1700 (2002) and Women's Political Writings, 1610-1715 (2007).
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