A History of Women in the West, Volume III: Renaissance and the Enlightenment Paradoxes

A History of Women in the West, Volume III: Renaissance and the Enlightenment Paradoxes

by Georges Duby
     
 

Volume III of A History of Women draws a richly detailed picture of women in early modern Europe, considering them in a context of work, marriage, and family. At the heart of this volume is "woman" as she appears in a wealth of representations, from simple woodcuts and popular literature to master paintings; and as the focal point of a debate—sometimes

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Volume III of A History of Women draws a richly detailed picture of women in early modern Europe, considering them in a context of work, marriage, and family. At the heart of this volume is "woman" as she appears in a wealth of representations, from simple woodcuts and popular literature to master paintings; and as the focal point of a debate—sometimes humorous, sometimes acrimonious—conducted in every field: letters, arts, philosophy, the sciences, and medicine. Against oppressive experience, confining laws, and repetitious claims about female "nature," women took initiative by quiet maneuvers and outright dissidence. In conformity and resistance, in image and reality, women from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries emerge from these pages in remarkable diversity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674403727
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Series:
History of Women in the West Series
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
6.57(w) x 9.48(h) x 1.53(d)

Meet the Author

Georges Duby, a member of the Académie Française, is Professor of Medieval History at the Collège de France.

Michelle Perrot is Professor of Contemporary History at the Université de Paris VII.

Natalie Zemon Davis is Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, Emerita, Princeton University.

Arlette Farge is Director of Research in Modern History, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.

Arthur Goldhammer received the French-American Translation Prize in 1990 for his translation of A Critical Dictionary of the French Revolution.

Table of Contents

Writing the History of Women
Georges Duby and Michelle Perrot

Women as Historical Actors
Natalie Zemon Davis and Arlette Farge

1. Works and Days

1. Women, Work, and Family
Olwen Hufton

2. The Body, Appearance, and Sexuality
Sara F. Matthews Grieco

3. The Beautiful Woman
Véronique Nahoum-Grappe Translated by Arthur Goldhammer

4. A Daughter to Educate
Martine Sonnet Translated by Arthur Goldhammer

5. Virgins and Mothers between Heaven and Earth
Elisja Schulte van Kessel Translated by Clarissa Botsford

6. Women in Politics
Natalie Zemon Davis

Intermezzo

7. Judging by Images
Françoise Borin Translated by Arthur Goldhammer

2. So Much is Said about Her

8. The Ambiguities of Literature
Jean-Paul Desaive Translated by Arthur Goldhammer

9. The Theater
Eric A. Nicholson

10. A Sampling of Eighteenth-Century Philosophy
Michèle Crampe Casnabet Translated by Arthur Goldhammer

11. The Discourse of Medicine and Science
Evelyne Berriot-Salvadore Translated by Arthur Goldhammer

12. From Conversation to Creation
Claude Dulong Translated by Arthur Goldhammer

13. Female Journalists
Nina Rattner Gelbart

14. Witches
Jean-Michel Sallmann Translated by Arthur Goldhammer

15. Prostitutes
Kathryn Norberg

16. Criminals
Nicole Castan Translated by Arthur Goldhammer

17. Protesters Plain to See
Arlette Farge Translated by Arthur Goldhammer

4. Women's Voices

Gluckel of Hameln, Jewish Merchant Woman
Natalis Zemon Davis

Anne-Françoise Cornet, Parisian Artisan
Arlette Farge Translated by Arthur Goldhammer

Notes

Bibliography

Contributors

Illustration Credits

Index

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