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Treatise on the Question Do Women Have Souls and are They Human Beings?: Disputatio Nova with Translation, Commentary and Appendices - Mellen Critical Editions & Translations S. v. 11 (Hardback)
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Treatise on the Question Do Women Have Souls and are They Human Beings?: Disputatio Nova with Translation, Commentary and Appendices - Mellen Critical Editions & Translations S. v. 11 (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 01/05/2004
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The anonymous tract Disputatio nova contra mulieres, qua probatur eas hominess non esse (A new argument against women, in which it is demonstrated that they are not human beings), first published in 1595, rapidly grew notorious, and was reprinted many times during the 17th and 18th centuries. By selectively quoting scriptural passages, along with a few references to other works, the author attempted to prove that women have no souls, and, being little better than higher animals, will have no afterlife. Although a degree of anti-feminine spite is evident, he was less intent to denigrate women that to advance an absurd argument parallel to what he took to be the equally absurd theological propositions of the Socinian sect, that Christ was not divine. It was nevertheless inevitable that most readers would take the tract at face value. Many refutations appeared. This new edition, with complete translation, collated text, and copious quotations from many references to it, ranging from the 16th to the 20th centuries, offers the first full assessment of its impact on early modern feminist thought.

Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780773465411
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 567 g
Edition: New edition

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