Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe / Edition 3

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This is a major new edition of a stimulating and authoritative book. Merry Wiesner has updated and expanded her prize-winning study; she has added new sections on topics such as sexuality, masculinity, the impact of colonialism, and women's role as consumers. Other themes investigated include the female life cycle, literacy, women's economic role, artistic creation, female piety—and witchcraft—and the relationship between gender and power. Accessible, engrossing, and lively, this book will be of central importance for those interested in gender history, early modern Europe, and comparative history.
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This is a revised and expanded edition of a prize-winning textbook, with new sections, updated bibliographies, and longer discussions of border areas such as Russia, Ireland, and Spain. Accessible, engrossing, and lively, this book will be of central importance for courses in gender history and early modern European history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521695442
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/31/2008
  • Series: New Approaches to European History Series, #41
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 332,181
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Merry Wiesner-Hanks is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is the co-editor of the Sixteenth Century Journal. Her previous publications include Early Modern Europe 1450-1789 (2006); Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe (2nd edition 2000), Gender in History (2001), and Christianity and Sexuality in the Early Modern World (2000).
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Table of Contents

1 Ideas and laws regarding women 17

2 The female life cycle 55

3 Women's economic role 101

4 Literacy and learning 141

5 Women and the creation of culture 174

6 Religion 207

7 Witchcraft 252

8 Gender and power 276

9 Gender in the colonial world 303

Index 335

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