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'Fornication in my Owne Defence': Rape, theft and Assault Discourses in Margaret Cavendish's The Sociable Companions

Wynne-Davies, M (2010) 'Fornication in my Owne Defence': Rape, theft and Assault Discourses in Margaret Cavendish's The Sociable Companions In: Expanding the Canon of Early Modern Womens Writing. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, pp. 34-48. ISBN 1443823228

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Abstract

This essay sets out to explore the ways in which Margaret Cavendish, in particular, engaged with contemporary legal discourse in order to expose earlier patriarchal prejudices. Initially, however, it is essential to describe briefly the history of rape legislature in order to understand how this double identity – force and theft – developed.

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Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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Date : 1 September 2010
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Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 13:43
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URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/755145

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