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Connecting spheres : women in the Western world, 1500 to the present / edited by Marilyn J. Boxer, Jean H. Quataert ; foreword by Joan W. Scott.

Contributor(s): Boxer, Marilyn J | Quataert, Jean H. (Jean Helen), 1945-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1987Description: xvii, 281 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0195041232; 9780195041231; 019504133X; 9780195041330.Subject(s): Women -- History -- Cross-cultural studies | Women -- United States -- History | Women -- Europe -- History | Feminism -- History -- Cross-cultural studies | Femmes -- Histoire -- Études transculturelles | Femmes -- États-Unis -- Histoire | Femmes -- Europe -- Histoire | Féminisme -- Histoire -- Études transculturellesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Connecting spheres.DDC classification: 305.4 Other classification: 15.50 | 3,6 | MS 3000
Contents:
Restoring women to history / Marilyn J. Boxer and Jean H. Quatert -- Marilyn J. Boxer and Jean H. Quataert -- Family and state in early modern France : the marriage pact / Sarah Hanley -- Women's work in the changing city economy, 1500-1650 / Merry E. Wiesner -- Communities of women, the religious life, and public service in eighteenth-century France / Olwen Hufton and Frank Tallett -- The "science" of embryology before the discovery of the ovum / Maryanne Cline Horowitz -- Marilyn J. Boxer and Jean H. Quatert -- The influence of Rousseau's ideology of domesticity / Barbara Corrado Pope -- " ... with the wolf always at the door ..." : women's work in domestic industry in Britain and Germany / Barbara Franzoi -- On the domestic duties of the wives of civil servants in the German empire (1871-1918) / Sibylle Meyer, translated by Lyndel Butler -- In the shadows of the periphery : Italian women in the nineteenth century / Donna Gabaccia -- Feminism, antifeminism, and national family politics in early Third Republic France / Karen Offen -- Marilyn J. Boxer and Jean H. Quatert -- Prostitution, differentiation, and the world economy : Nairobi, 1899-1939 / Luise White -- Soldier's heart : literary men, literary women, and the Great War / Sandra M. Gilbert -- The Russian Revolution and women / Richard Stites -- "I am somebody!" : women's changing sense of self in the German Democratic Republic / Maria-Barbara Watson-Franke.
Summary: Integrating the discoveries of the new feminist scholarship with the main themes of Western civilization, this volume puts women back into history. From Italy to Kenya, from Britain to Russia, the text examines the impact of religious reformation, political centralization, scientific, industrial, and political revolutions, world markets, and welfare states on women of diverse backgrounds, occupations, and classes. The book's unique format combines three overview chapters of summary and analysis with thirteen original case studies by leading historians of women, enabling students to focus on a national history, a period, or a particular theme. Throughout, these essays explode prevalent myths about women's history--for example, that women have existed in a private sphere apart from the public lives of men, and that individual achievement stands apart from social responsibility--and demonstrate that women have indeed had a profound influence on the course of Western history during the last half millennium.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction : Restoring women to history / Marilyn J. Boxer and Jean H. Quatert -- Part I. Women in the age of religious upheaval and political centralization -- Overview, 1500-1750 / Marilyn J. Boxer and Jean H. Quataert -- Family and state in early modern France : the marriage pact / Sarah Hanley -- Women's work in the changing city economy, 1500-1650 / Merry E. Wiesner -- Communities of women, the religious life, and public service in eighteenth-century France / Olwen Hufton and Frank Tallett -- The "science" of embryology before the discovery of the ovum / Maryanne Cline Horowitz -- Part II. Women in industrializing and liberalizing Europe -- Overview, 1750-1890 / Marilyn J. Boxer and Jean H. Quatert -- The influence of Rousseau's ideology of domesticity / Barbara Corrado Pope -- " ... with the wolf always at the door ..." : women's work in domestic industry in Britain and Germany / Barbara Franzoi -- The tiresome work of conspicuous leisure. On the domestic duties of the wives of civil servants in the German empire (1871-1918) / Sibylle Meyer, translated by Lyndel Butler -- In the shadows of the periphery : Italian women in the nineteenth century / Donna Gabaccia -- Feminism, antifeminism, and national family politics in early Third Republic France / Karen Offen -- Part III. Women in the era of the interventionist state -- Overview, 1890 to the present / Marilyn J. Boxer and Jean H. Quatert -- Prostitution, differentiation, and the world economy : Nairobi, 1899-1939 / Luise White -- Soldier's heart : literary men, literary women, and the Great War / Sandra M. Gilbert -- The Russian Revolution and women / Richard Stites -- "I am somebody!" : women's changing sense of self in the German Democratic Republic / Maria-Barbara Watson-Franke.

Integrating the discoveries of the new feminist scholarship with the main themes of Western civilization, this volume puts women back into history. From Italy to Kenya, from Britain to Russia, the text examines the impact of religious reformation, political centralization, scientific, industrial, and political revolutions, world markets, and welfare states on women of diverse backgrounds, occupations, and classes. The book's unique format combines three overview chapters of summary and analysis with thirteen original case studies by leading historians of women, enabling students to focus on a national history, a period, or a particular theme. Throughout, these essays explode prevalent myths about women's history--for example, that women have existed in a private sphere apart from the public lives of men, and that individual achievement stands apart from social responsibility--and demonstrate that women have indeed had a profound influence on the course of Western history during the last half millennium.

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Library Journal Review

As the title suggests, the emphasis of this book is on filling in women's share of Western history. Extensive overviews of the book's three historical periods, 1500-1750, 1750-1890, and 1890 to the present, perform this task admirably, discussing women's experience and the impact of events, ideology, and change. Each overview is followed by four or five essays by scholars in the field, representing new research based on archival resources on topics including women's communities in 18th-century France, and the literature of the Great War. Well designed for use as a textbook or as supplementary course reading, this will also be welcomed by general readers as a comprehensive yet concise synthesis of scholarship in the field. Mary Drake McFeely, Univ. of Georgia Libs., Athens (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

An important book. The once separate spheres of history-one male, one female-are reconnected here, thanks to the ever growing amount of careful scholarship on women's experience as historical participants. Drawing on the now familiar theme that great moments in history are not axiomatically great moments in herstory, the editors are nevertheless careful to remind readers that women cannot be considered to have had a monolithic past. Classifications in time, socioeconomic class, culture, religion, marital status, and so forth, must be criteria for understanding women's past as they have been for the traditional study of history. The purpose of all serious scholars of women's history is to integrate the exciting and revealing complexities of women's experience into a complete human history. Three overviews (almost half the book) treat three chronological divisions in basic narrative style and content, outlining the traditionally held themes and events and thereby placing the individual articles in context. Probing questions are raised, some of which are directly treated in the 13 articles; others are the stuff of lively discussion and debate. Community college level and up.-J.E. Brink, Texas Tech University

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