The Equality of the Sexes: Three Feminist Texts of the Seventeenth Century

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Desmond M. Clarke presents new translations of three of the first feminist tracts to support explicitly the equality of the sexes. The alleged inferiority of women's nature and the corresponding roles that women were (in)capable of exercising in society were debated in Western culture from the civilization of ancient Greece to the establishment of early Christian churches. There had also been some proponents of women's superiority (in comparison with men) prior to the early modern period. In contrast with both of these ...

The Equality of the Sexes: Three Feminist Texts of the Seventeenth Century 2013, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199673513

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The Equality of the Sexes: Three Feminist Texts of the Seventeenth Century 2013, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199673506

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