From the Great Plague to the Plague of Women: Purity, Misogyny and Female Enclosure

Miscellaneous 2012
We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause and will rearange this event for a date in the near future. Steve Higginson will interpret the re-birth of misogyny by looking at the period of the Great Plague, 1345 onwards, and the great moralising discourse that swept across Europe post plaque. Located within this discourse of purity, women were viewed as both cause and effect of the plague, and were to be "enclosed" accordingly within the domestic sphere. The purity campaign against women […]

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