Publisher description for Women, death, and literature in post-Reformation England / Patricia Phillippy.

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Counter Patricia Phillippy examines the crucial literal and figurative roles played by women in death and mourning during the early modern period. Using funerary, liturgical, and lamentational practices; as well as diaries, poems and plays; she illustrates the consistent gendering of rival styles of grief in post-Reformation England. Phillippy utilizes a wide range of published and archival material dating from the Reformation to the seventeenth century, to provide a study of appeal to cultural and literary historians.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: English literature Early modern, 1500-1700 History and criticism, Death in literature, Women and death England History 16th century, Women and death England History 17th century, Grief in literature, Women in literature