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The Resource "Women are not human" : an anonymous treatise and responses, edited and translated by Theresa M. Kenney

"Women are not human" : an anonymous treatise and responses, edited and translated by Theresa M. Kenney

Label
"Women are not human" : an anonymous treatise and responses
Title
"Women are not human"
Title remainder
an anonymous treatise and responses
Statement of responsibility
edited and translated by Theresa M. Kenney
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1595 an anonymous Latin treatise was published in Germany that claimed that women are not human and are thus incapable of salvation. In an intentionally outrageous parody of contemporary Anabaptist theology, the author argues that, just as the Anabaptists deny the divinity of Jesus Christ on the principle that nothing is to be accepted as true that is not explicitly stated in the Bible, the idea of the humanity of women is to be rejected because there is no explicit scriptural warrant for it." "This lampoon of biblical interpretation, however, provoked strong responses from those who saw this as no laughing matter. Simon Gedik, a Lutheran doctor of theology, very earnestly rushed to the defense of women with a pamphlet he managed to have published within months. In 1651, the same year that the Roman Catholic Church put the treatise on the Index of Prohibited Books, Arcangela Tarabotti, an Italian nun, published her own spirited rejoinder. This volume provides the texts of the anonymous treatise and of the responses by Gedik and Tarabotti, along with an introduction by the editor and translator."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1551-1631
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kenney, Theresa M
  • Gedik, Simon
  • Tarabotti, Arcangela
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Misogyny
  • Satire, Latin (Medieval and modern)
  • Didactic literature
  • Poland
Label
"Women are not human" : an anonymous treatise and responses, edited and translated by Theresa M. Kenney
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Herder and Herder book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Women are not human beings / Anonymous -- A defense of the female sex / Simon Gedik -- Women are of the human species / Arcangela Tarabotti
Control code
l80098004082
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 174 p
Isbn
9780824517755
Lccn
lc98004082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
"Women are not human" : an anonymous treatise and responses, edited and translated by Theresa M. Kenney
Publication
Note
"A Herder and Herder book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Women are not human beings / Anonymous -- A defense of the female sex / Simon Gedik -- Women are of the human species / Arcangela Tarabotti
Control code
l80098004082
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 174 p
Isbn
9780824517755
Lccn
lc98004082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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