Connecting Spheres: European Women in a Globalizing World, 1500 to the Present

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In Connecting Spheres, Boxer and Quataert, along with an array of eminent contributors, examine the social history of women within western civilization over the past 500 years. Expanded and updated, this new edition addresses both long-standing and more recent issues which have affected women's lives in modern Europe. These topics include the role of women in public versus private spheres; changes in family life in post-communist Eastern Europe; the impact of religion on the lives of women; the growth of the ...
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Overview


In Connecting Spheres, Boxer and Quataert, along with an array of eminent contributors, examine the social history of women within western civilization over the past 500 years. Expanded and updated, this new edition addresses both long-standing and more recent issues which have affected women's lives in modern Europe. These topics include the role of women in public versus private spheres; changes in family life in post-communist Eastern Europe; the impact of religion on the lives of women; the growth of the prostitution sector; the rise of feminism and anti-feminism; and the part female sexuality has played impacting women's roles in social and political life. New essays and new, broader general and section introduction by the authors make this text as appropriate and applicable to general survey studies of modern European history as it is for women's history courses.
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Praise for the previous edition:

"It supplements our male-oriented Western civilization text very well. [The] articles are terrific!" -- Marcelline Hutton, Hamilton College

"This book adds what many others lack: background essays which are highly readable and intelligent. The articles are well written and bring the latest research into the grasp of undergraduates. Some of the best social history to be found -- the book is carefully and intelligently presented, and above all, geared to interest students." -- Daryl M. Hafter, Eastern Michigan University

"A good scholarly blending of themes of women's history into the themes of Western civilization." -- Donald P. King, Whitman College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195109504
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/18/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Foreword to the Second Edition
Foreword to the First Edition
Introduction to the Second Edition: New Connections 1
Introduction to the First Edition: Restoring Women to History 5
Pt. I Women in the Early Modern Era: Religious Upheaval, Political Centralization, and Colonial Conquest
Overview, 1500-1750 19
1 Family and State in Early Modern France: The Marital Law Compact 61
2 A Different New World: Women of Seville in the Age of Exploration 73
3 Women's Work in the Changing City Economy, 1500-1650 81
4 Communities of Women, the Religious Life, and Public Service in Eighteenth-Century France 93
5 The "Science" of Embryology Before the Discovery of the Ovum 104
Pt. II Women in Industrializing, Liberalizing, and Imperializing Europe
Overview, 1750-1890 113
6 "... with the wolf always at the door ...": Women's Work in Domestic Industry in Britain and Germany 164
7 Women and "Domestic" Imperial Culture: The Case of Victorian Britain 174
8 The Tiresome Work of Conspicuous Leisure: On the Domestic Duties of the Wives of Civil Servants in the German Empire (1871-1918) 185
9 In the Shadows of the Periphery: Italian Women in the Nineteenth Century 194
10 Feminism, Antifeminism, and National Family Politics in Early Third Republic France 204
Pt. III Women in the Era of the Interventionist State
Overview, 1890 to the Present 215
11 Prostitution, Differentiation, and the World Economy: Nairobi, 1899-1939 266
12 Soldier's Heart: Literary Men, Literary Women, and the Great War 275
13 Lesbian Sexuality in Interwar France 289
14 The Russian Revolution and Women 295
15 Gender and the Austrian Fraternal Welfare State After 1945 306
Conclusion: The Rebirth of Feminism and Its Challenges 315
Contributors 319
Index 323
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