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The "monstrous births" of Mary Dyer and Anne Hutchinson: early modern interplays of religion, science, and politics in the Atlantic World

Purucker, Martina (2016) The "monstrous births" of Mary Dyer and Anne Hutchinson: early modern interplays of religion, science, and politics in the Atlantic World. PhD, Universität Regensburg.

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Abstract (English)

This study analyzes how the so-called monstrous births of Mary Dyer and Anne Hutchinson were interpreted and debated in the Atlantic World from the late 1630s up to the 1710s. Dyer and Hutchinson belonged to the protagonists of one of the most disruptive crises in the history of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. From 1636 to 1638, the colony went through the so-called Antinomian Controversy, ...

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Translation of the abstract (German)

Die Dissertation analysiert die Rezeption der „monströsen Geburten“ von Anne Hutchinson und Mary Dyer von den späten 1630er Jahren bis Anfang des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts. Dyer und Hutchinson waren nach einem tiefgehenden politisch-religiösen Konflikt, der sogenannten Antinomierkrise von 1636 bis 1638, aus der puritanisch geprägten Massachusetts Bay Colony verbannt worden. Dass Dyer auf dem ...

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Item type:Thesis of the University of Regensburg (PhD)
Date:10 June 2016
Referee:Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel
Date of exam:28 February 2013
Institutions:Languages and Literatures > Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Languages and Literatures > Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik > Lehrstuhl für Amerikanistik (Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel)
Keywords:Anne Hutchinson, Mary Dyer, John Winthrop, Thomas Weld, John Cotton, Thomas Shepard, Anne Bradstreet, John Tombes, Richard Baxter, Increase Mather, John Spencer, Cotton Mather; monstrosity, monstrous births, hybridity, Monstrosität; monströse Geburten; New England, Puritanism, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Congregationalism, Antinomian Controversy; intellectual history, New Science, Scientific Revolution; Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Dewey Decimal Classification:900 History & geography > 970 General history of North America
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:33867
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