Table of contents for Women's letters across Europe, 1400-1700 : form and persuasion / [edited by] Jane Couchman and Ann Crabb.

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Contents
List of Figures	vii
Acknowledgements	viii
Notes on Contributors	x
INTRODUCTION
1.	Form and Persuasion in Women's Letters, 1400-1700	3
	Jane Couchman and Ann Crabb
PART I: PERSUASION FOR FAMILY AND PERSONAL GOALS
2. How to Influence Your Children: Persuasion and Form in 	 19
	Alessandra Macigni Strozzi's Letters to Her Sons 
	Ann Crabb	
			
3. 'A Masterful Woman': Elizabeth Stonor and English 	38	 Women's Letters, 1399-c.1530'
	Malcolm Richardson
4. 'Much could be written': Glikl of Hameln's Life in Writing 	56
	Erin Henriksen and Mark Zelcer
5.	'I am the same Cornelia I have always been': 	71
	Reading Cornelia Collonello's Letters to Michelangelo 
	 Deborah Stott
6. Letters Across the Borders: Strategies of Communication 	 93
	in an Italian-German Renaissance Correspondence
	Christina Antenhofer
7.	Isabella d'Este and the Properties of Persuasion	111
	Deanna Shemek
PART II: PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INTERSECTING 
8 'I wold wyshe my doings myght be ... secret': Privacy and 	130
	the Social Practices of Reading Women's Letters in 
	Sixteenth-Century England 
	James Daybell 
 
9 'Give birth quickly and then send us your good husband': 	 149
	 Informal Political Influence in the Letters of Louise de Coligny 
	Jane Couchman
10 'Pregnant with 100,000 Soldiers': The Correspondence of 	 169
	 Marguerite de Navarre and François I 
	Barbara Stephenson
 
11 In the Queen's Words: Perceptions of Regency Government 	188
	Gleaned from the Correspondence of Catherine de Médicis 
	Elizabeth McCartney
12. 	'Burdened with small children'. Women Defining Poverty	203
	in Sixteenth-Century Tours
	Susan Broomhall
PART III: VALIDATED BY GOD AND BY REASON
13. 	'Dear Daughter': Reform and Persuasion in St. Teresa's 	219
	Letters to Her Prioresses
	Alison Weber
14.	The Religious Warrior: Luisa de Carvajal y Mendoza's 	239
	Correspondence with Rodrigo de Calderón 
	Elena Levy-Navarro
 
15.	Form and Persuasion in the Correspondence of 	250
	Argula von Grumbach 
	Peter Matheson
 
16.	The French Reception of Anna Maria van Schurman's 	270
	Letters on Women's Education (1646) 
	Anne Larsen
 
Selected Bibliography	 287
Index 	297

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Letters -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Women -- Europe -- History -- 15th century.
Women -- Europe -- History -- 16th century.
Women -- Europe -- History -- 17th century.