9780754606000

Domestic Politics and Family Absence: The Correspondence (1588û1621) of Robert Sidney, First Earl of Leicester, and Barbara Gamage Sidney, Countess of Leicester

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  • ISBN13:

    9780754606000

  • ISBN10:

    0754606007

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-05-28
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

This edition of Robert Sidney's surviving letters to his wife Barbara Gamage Sidney provides a wealth of information about the Sidneys' family life. It also offers an extraordinary record of an early modern English household in which the wife was entrusted with the overall responsibility for the well-being of her family, and for managing a large estate in the absence of her husband. The volume includes an introduction and notes by the editors, as well as other contextual materials. The introduction specifically addresses the issue of Barbara's literacy, within the broader context of late-Elizabethan women's literacy.

Table of Contents

General Editors' Preface vii
Acknowledgements ix
Abbreviations xi
List of Illustrations xiii
Sidney Family Tree xiv
Sidney Family Alliances Reflected in Correspondence xv
Introduction 1(22)
Letters about Accounts
17(1)
Principles of Modernization
18(1)
A Note on the Text
19(1)
General Description of the De L'Isle and Dudley Letters
20(3)
The Letters 23(212)
Persons and Places 235(20)
Appendix. 'To Penshurst' 255(4)
Index 259

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