WOMEN ON THE MARGINS: THREE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY LIVES.
Edition: First edition.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on Glikl's memoirs, Marie's autobiography and correspondence, and Maria's writings on entomology and botany, this reconstructs the stories of three 17th century women who were not noblewomen, but "living in the margins" - "Glikl bas Judah Leib was a merchant of Hamburg and Metz whose Yiddish autobiography blends folktales with anecdotes about her two marriages, her twelve children, and her business. Marie de l'Incarnation, widowed young, became a mystic visionary among the Ursuline sisters and cofounder of the first Christian school for Amerindian women in North America. Her letters are a rich source of information about the Huron, Algonquin, Montagnais, and Iroquois peoples of Quebec. Maria Sibylla Merian, a German painter and naturalist, produced an innovative work on tropical insects based on lore she gathered from the Carib, Arawak, and African women of Suriname." Photographs, extensive notes, index, 360 pp. ISBN: 0-674-95520.
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