The Mother S Legacy In Early Modern England
|Author||Jennifer Louise Heller|
|Publisher||Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.|
|Release Date||01 January 2011|
|Rating||4/5 from 21 reviews|
Reading twenty printed and manuscript texts composed between 1575 and 1672, Heller defines the genre of the mother's legacy as a distinct branch of the advice tradition in early modern England. Attending to cultural, social and historical trends, Heller explores how legacy writers used the genre to secure personal and family status, to shape their children's beliefs and behaviors, and to intervene in the period's religious and political debates.