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Real and imagined communities in the lives of women in seventeenth-century Ireland: identity and gender

Laurence, Anne (2008). Real and imagined communities in the lives of women in seventeenth-century Ireland: identity and gender. In: Tarbin, Stephanie and Broomhall, Susan eds. Women, Identities and Communities in Early Modern Europe. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, pp. 13–27.

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Abstract

This essay discusses the nature of women's identities in seventeenth-century Ireland, whether they identifed themselves as Catholics or Protestants, as political actors, as spinsters, wives and widows, or with one or other racial group. It also argues that if historians of Ireland looked at family and household rather than at religious, political and racial identities, they would be nearer to understanding women's identities in particular and collective identities in general.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-7546-6184-9, 978-0-7546-6184-9
Keywords: women; Ireland; seventeenth century; identities
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > History
Item ID: 16140
Depositing User: Anne Laurence
Date Deposited: 06 May 2009 15:36
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2010 13:53
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/16140
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