The Single Woman in Medieval and Early Modern England: Her Life and Representation

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The Single Woman in
Medieval and Early Modern England:
HER LIFE AND REPRESENTATION

by

Laurel Amtower

&
Dorothea Kehler

Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Tempe, Arizona
2003

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction ix
  • Part I - Celebrating Celibacy *
  • 1: The Single Woman as Saint 1
  • 2: I Want to Be Alone 21
  • 3 41
  • Part II - Repudiating Marriage 63
  • 4: To Be or Not to Be Married 65
  • 5: A Strange Hatred of Marriage 97
  • Part III - Imaginary Widowhood 117
  • 6: Chaucer's Sely Widows 119
  • 7: (Re)Creations of a Single Woman 133
  • 8: Good Grief 147
  • Part IV - Sexuality and Revirgination 165
  • 9: Working Girls 167
  • 10: [News from the Dead] 193
  • 11: Frances Howard and Middleton and Rowley's the Changeling 211
  • Index 233
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