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The Ashgate Research Companion to Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe.

By: Poska, Allyson M.
Contributor(s): Couchman, Jane | McIver, Katherine A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2013Description: 1 online resource (573 p.).ISBN: 9781409418184.Subject(s): Sex role -- Europe -- History | Sex role --Europe --History | Women -- Europe -- History | Women -- Europe -- Social conditionsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Ashgate Research Companion to Women and Gender in Early Modern EuropeDDC classification: 305.4094 | 305.420940903 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgements ; Introduction; Part I: Religion; 1 The Permeable Cloister; 2 Literature by Women Religious in Early Modern Catholic Europe and the New World; 3 Convent Creativity; 4 Convent Music: An Examination; 5 Lay Patronage and Religious Art; 6 Female Religious Communities Beyond the Convent; 7 Protestant Movements; 8 Protestant Women's Voices; Part II: Embodied Lives; 9 Maternity; 10 Upending Patriarchy: ; 11 The Economics and Politics of Marriage; 12 Before the Law; 13 Permanent Impermanence: ; 14 Women and Work
15 Old Women in Early Modern Europe: Age as an Analytical Category16 Women on the Margins; 17 Women and Political Power in Early Modern Europe; Part III: Cultural Production; 18 The Querelle des femmes; 19 Intellectual Women in Early Modern Europe; 20 Women in Science and Medicine, 1400-1800; 21 Early Modern Women Artists; 22 Beyond Isabella and Beyond: ; 23 Material Culture: ; 24 Images of Women; 25 Women, Gender, and Music; Index
Summary: This Ashgate Research Companion presents an authoritative review of the current research on women and gender in early modern Europe from a multidisciplinary perspective. The authors examine women's lives, ideologies of gender and the differences between ideology and reality through the recent research across many disciplines, including history, literary studies, art history, musicology, history of science and medicine and religious studies.
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Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgements ; Introduction; Part I: Religion; 1 The Permeable Cloister; 2 Literature by Women Religious in Early Modern Catholic Europe and the New World; 3 Convent Creativity; 4 Convent Music: An Examination; 5 Lay Patronage and Religious Art; 6 Female Religious Communities Beyond the Convent; 7 Protestant Movements; 8 Protestant Women's Voices; Part II: Embodied Lives; 9 Maternity; 10 Upending Patriarchy: ; 11 The Economics and Politics of Marriage; 12 Before the Law; 13 Permanent Impermanence: ; 14 Women and Work

15 Old Women in Early Modern Europe: Age as an Analytical Category16 Women on the Margins; 17 Women and Political Power in Early Modern Europe; Part III: Cultural Production; 18 The Querelle des femmes; 19 Intellectual Women in Early Modern Europe; 20 Women in Science and Medicine, 1400-1800; 21 Early Modern Women Artists; 22 Beyond Isabella and Beyond: ; 23 Material Culture: ; 24 Images of Women; 25 Women, Gender, and Music; Index

This Ashgate Research Companion presents an authoritative review of the current research on women and gender in early modern Europe from a multidisciplinary perspective. The authors examine women's lives, ideologies of gender and the differences between ideology and reality through the recent research across many disciplines, including history, literary studies, art history, musicology, history of science and medicine and religious studies.

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This multidisciplinary collection of essays brings together some of the most important recent scholarship on women and gender in early modern Europe. Rather than taking a geographic approach, the collection is organized into three overarching topics. "Religion" examines the rich variety of women's participation in religious institutions from the lives of famous religious women, such as Teresa of Avila, to ordinary laywomen. "Embodied Lives" takes a broad view of women's life cycle experiences, covering topics as diverse as women's political activity and the use of age as an analytic category. Lastly, "Cultural Production" addresses women's involvement in culture and the arts, focusing on literary and artistic production and patronage. Individual essays vary from topical overviews (Merry Wiesner-Hanks provides a synthesis of the scholarship on women and gender in Protestant movements) to more focused research (Allyson Poska argues that marriage and the patriarchal family were more fragile than scholars have recognized). Overall, the collection makes a valuable contribution to the field of early modern history by offering readers access to current academic debates. Exhaustive bibliographies (primary and secondary) provide a useful resource for undergraduate, graduate, and scholarly research. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. J. Werner Kalamazoo College

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