Catechisms Written for Mothers, Schoolmistresses, and Children, 1575-1750

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Paula McQuade, Betty Travitsky, Anne Lake Prescott
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - Social Science - 400 pages
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Because catechisms discuss fine questions of theology, also present a non-contentious image of maternal authority, many literary critics and cultural historians have failed to explore their cultural significance. This collection demonstrates that these catechisms provide valuable insight into constructions of early modern maternity.

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