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Booktitle:

Coffeehouse-Women

Women's Position within the Social Environment of Early Eighteenth-Century London

AV Akademikerverlag (2012-05-28 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-40411-1

ISBN-10:
3639404114
EAN:
9783639404111
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Towards the end of the seventeenth century an institution developed that encouraged the emergence of public life in London and simultaneously illustrated the separation within London's society: the coffeehouse. Affected by various contradictions, the coffeehouse opposes peaceful sociability to boisterous nocturnal activities. With regard to literature, periodicals give a different impression of coffeehouse incidents than other literary works such as biographies or plays. The present paper examines these opposing depictions by focussing on the different perceptions of women and their literary adoption. Primarily, the lives of the so-called “coffee-women”, the owners of the often brothellike coffeehouses, are being examined with the help of two biographies. Additionally, an excursus links the importance of the hetaerae for ancient Greek and Roman societies to the coffeehouse-women of eighteenth-century London.
Publishing house:
AV Akademikerverlag
Website:
http://www.akademikerverlag.de/
By (author) :
Franziska Kutik
Number of pages:
72
Published on:
2012-05-28
Stock:
Available
Category:
English linguistics / literature science
Price:
29.95 €
Keywords:
Prostitution, periodicals, Coffeehouse, Coffee-Women, Eighteenth-Century London, Hetaerae

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