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For Better for Worse, Advice about Marriage from Early Modern English Conduct Books Exhibit Bibliography: Secondary Sources

This is the bibliography of books from our Special Collections that were in a display in the Library lobby fall semester, 2018. Conduct Literature is a genre that provides information about proper behavior.

Secondary Sources

Just a few resources listed.  For more suggestions do a subject search for this subject heading: Women—conduct of life in MSU Libraries’ online catalog.   You might also profit from browsing the shelves in the PR 428-429 area.

Educating English Daughters: Late Seventeenth-Century Debates.  Edited by Frances Teague and Margaret J.M. Ezell.  Toronto, Iter Academic Press and Tempe, AZ, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2016. Main LC 2052 .E48 2016  

Hull, Suzanne W.  Chaste, Silent, and Obedient, English Books for Women, 1475-1640.  San Marino, CA, Huntington Library, c1982.Main PR 429 .W64 H8

Hull, Suzanne W.  Women According to Men, the World of Tudor-Stuart Women.  Walnut Creek, CA, AltaMira Press, c1996. Main PR 429 .W64 H87 1996

Murphy, Jessica C.  Virtuous Necessity, Conduct Literature and the Making of the Virtuous Woman in Early Modern England.  Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, c2015. Main PR 428 .W63 M87 2015

Widder, Agnes Haigh.  “Choosing a Wife, Choosing a Husband: Advice from Eighteenth-Century Conduct Books.” Paper presented at the 1997 annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Midwest Section, Chicago, IL, October 16, 1997. 

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