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HANDMAID OF THE HOLY SPIRIT: Dame Eleanor Davies, Never Soe Mad A Ladie.: Cope, Esther S.

HANDMAID OF THE HOLY SPIRIT: Dame Eleanor Davies, Never Soe Mad A Ladie.

Cope, Esther S.

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ISBN 10: 0472103032 / ISBN 13: 9780472103034
Published by Ann Arbor MI. 1992. Univ. Of Michigan Press., 1992
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dark grey cloth hardbound 8vo. dustwrapper in protective plastic. very fine cond. mint cond. looks brand new. as new. binding square & tight. covers clean. edges clean. contents free of all markings. dustwrapper in fine cond. not worn or torn or price clipped. nice clean copy. no library markings, store stamps, stickers, bookplates, no names, inking , underlining, remainder markings etc ~first edition . first printing ( # 1 in # line). b&w frontis. illustration. xvii+247p. appendix. notes. selected bibliography. index. english history. biography. religion. politics. psychology. theology. prophecy. king charles i. english civil war. ~ On the moming of July28, 1625, Dame Eleanor Davies (1590~1652) heard "a great voice from heaven" tell her "There is Nintene yeares and a halfe to the day of Iudgement and you as the meek Virgin." She believed the message came from the prophet Daniel and began immediately to explain how the books of Daniel and Revelation applied to England's history. In the next twenty~ seven years, she wrote more than sixty religious and political tracts addressed to the king, the Parliament, and the public. Filled with anagrams, puns, and carefully contrived literary imagery, these tracts offered a devastating critique of the patriarchal society in which Eleanor Davies lived. Handmaid of the Holy Spirit draws upon a rich array of primary documents and provides scholars of history, literature, and religion a basis for reevaluating their conclusions about seventeenth~century England. Non~specialists will also find the dramatic story of the fascinating and eccentric Lady Eleanor Davies compelling reading. Bookseller Inventory # 1201207

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Title: HANDMAID OF THE HOLY SPIRIT: Dame Eleanor ...

Publisher: Ann Arbor MI. 1992. Univ. Of Michigan Press.

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Prophecy, madness, and the history of war and revolution in 17th-century Britain color this study of the life of Eleanor Davies

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