Women, Madness and Sin in Early Modern England: The Autobiographical Writings of Dionys Fitzherbert (The Early Modern Englishwoman, 1500-1750: Contemporary Editions) download epub
by Katharine Hodgkin
Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2010.
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The writer, Dionys Fitzherbert, recounts the course of her affliction and recovery and describes various delusions and A fascinating case study of the complex psychic relationship between religion and madness in early seventeenth-century England, the narrative presented here i. .
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The Autobiographical Writings of Dionys Fitzherbert. By: Katharine Hodgkin. Publisher: Routledge. The writer, Dionys Fitzherbert, recounts the course of her affliction and recovery and describes various delusions and confusions, concerned with (among other things) her family and her place within it; her relation to religion; and the status of the body, death and immortality.
Katharine Hodgkin supplies a substantial introduction that places this autobiography in the context of current scholarship on early modern women, addressing the overarching issues in the field that this text touches upon. In an appendix to the volume, Hodgkin compares the two versions of the text, considering the grounds for the occasional exclusion or substitution of specific words or passages. Women, Madness and Sin in Early Modern England adds an important new dimension to the field of early modern women studies.
Hodgkin, e. Women, Madness and Sin in Seventeenth-Century England: the autobiographical writings of Dionys Fitzherbert (Aldershot, Hants: Ashgate, 2008). Hannah Allen, A Narrative of God’s Gracious Dealings with that Choice Christian Mrs Hannah Allen (London, 1683)Google Scholar. Allan Ingram, e. Voices of Madness: four pamphlets, 1683–1796 (Stroud: Sutton, 1997)Google Scholar. Hodgkin K. (2007) Introduction: Studying the History of Madness. In: Madness in Seventeenth-Century Autobiography. Early Modern History: Society and Culture. Palgrave Macmillan, London. 1057/9780230626423 1.
9. Anna Trapnel, A Legacy for Saints; being several Experiences of the dealings of God with Anna Trapnel (London, 1654), pp. 26–7.
The transcript itself is a very welcome presentation of Fitzherbert’s autobiographical writings in a readable format. Footnoting could have been richer and more thorough.