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Women and gender in early modern Europe / Merry E. Wiesner.

By: Wiesner, Merry E, 1952-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: New approaches to European history: 20.Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1993Description: xii, 264 pages : εικ. ; 23 cm. Description: xii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0521384591; 9780521384599; 0521386136; 9780521386135.Subject(s): Women -- Europe -- History | Femmes -- Europe -- Histoire | Women | Europe | Vrouwen | Dagelijks leven | Sekserol | Frau | Europa | Mulher e feminismo | Historia moderna (sociedade) | Femmes -- Europe -- 1500-1800 | Femmes -- Conditions sociales -- 1500-1800 | Frau | Aufsatzsammlung | Europa | Women -- history | Witchcraft -- history | Gender Identity -- history | Geschichte 1500-1750 | Sozialgeschichte 1500-1750 | Women Social conditions History | EuropeGenre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung. | Student Collection. | History.DDC classification: 305.4/094 Other classification: 15.70 | MS 3000 | NW 8100
Contents:
1. Ideas and laws regarding women -- pt. I. The body. 2. The female life-cycle. 3. Women's economic role -- pt. II. The mind. 4. Literacy and learning. 5. Women and the creation of culture -- pt. III. The spirit. 6. Religion. 7. Witchcraft. 8. Gender and power.
Action note: Self-Renewing 2017Summary: This is a major new textbook, designed for students in all disciplines seeking an introduction to the very latest research on all aspects of women's lives in Europe from 1500 to 1750, and on the development of the notions of masculinity and femininity. The coverage is geographically broad, ranging from Spain to Scandinavia, and from Russia to Ireland, and the topics investigated include the female life-cycle, literacy, women's economic role, sexuality, artistic creations, female piety - and witchcraft - and the relationship between gender and power. To aid students each chapter contains extensive notes on further reading (but few footnotes), and the approach throughout is designed to render the subject in as accessible and stimulating manner as possible. Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe is suitable for usage on numerous courses in women's history, early modern European history, and comparative history.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Ideas and laws regarding women -- pt. I. The body. 2. The female life-cycle. 3. Women's economic role -- pt. II. The mind. 4. Literacy and learning. 5. Women and the creation of culture -- pt. III. The spirit. 6. Religion. 7. Witchcraft. 8. Gender and power.

This is a major new textbook, designed for students in all disciplines seeking an introduction to the very latest research on all aspects of women's lives in Europe from 1500 to 1750, and on the development of the notions of masculinity and femininity. The coverage is geographically broad, ranging from Spain to Scandinavia, and from Russia to Ireland, and the topics investigated include the female life-cycle, literacy, women's economic role, sexuality, artistic creations, female piety - and witchcraft - and the relationship between gender and power. To aid students each chapter contains extensive notes on further reading (but few footnotes), and the approach throughout is designed to render the subject in as accessible and stimulating manner as possible. Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe is suitable for usage on numerous courses in women's history, early modern European history, and comparative history.

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Wiesner, well known for her numerous studies of early modern German women, has written a clear and stimulating textbook that introduces undergraduates and general readers to the topic of early modern European women and to the extensive literature available in English on various dimensions of their lives. Organized around the categories of body, mind, and spirit, the book includes discussions of male ideas about women, the female life cycle, women's economic role, literacy, women's role in the creation of culture, religion, witchcraft, and the relationship between gender and power, and reflects an impressive understanding of recent scholarship. Wiesner's command of this scholarship and the clarity of her analysis make this the best single volume on the topic. Although she analyzes women's role within the historical developments that traditionally have defined early modern Europe and shows the effects of these developments on women, Wiesner also explores women's private and domestic experiences and the period's gendered division between public and private power. Extensive bibliographies follow each chapter.

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