Summary Of The Burgermeister's Daughter

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Hezeki Ross
2/23/2016
History 102
Book Review
In an era when women were supposed to be disciplined, kindhearted, and obedient. Anna proved that she 's the complete opposite. Defying sixteenth century social mores of being considered as the weaker sex, physically and emotionally. Anna depicted herself as Independent woman, she was the frequent subject of gossip in Germany due to her indecent attire, flirtatious behavior and rebellious acts. After the discovery of Anna 's secret affairs with an nobleman and cavalryman (Erasmus of Limpurg and Daniel Treutwein), her wealthy father out of rage ban her from the household and abolished her inheritances. Anna then files a suit on her father but when she sued him for financial support, he had her captured, returned home and chained to a table as punishment. Anna eventually escaped and continued her suit against her father, siblings and her home town.
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The work was rich in its to some degree flighty points of view on the "zeitgeist" which fundamentally affected the workings of society and the general population who worked inside of it. Regardless of the seriousness with which Anna is managed, the book proposed a far less antagonistic reality for ladies even in this timeframe which was not the most worthwhile to the female sexual orientation. Rather, the work endorsed the failings of the period and Anna 's battles, to the defilements inside of the political system which came about as a result of the profound and societal inquiries the mainland was starting to ask of higher
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