Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe / Edition 3

Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe / Edition 3

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by Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks
     
 

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ISBN-10: 052187372X

ISBN-13: 9780521873727

Pub. Date: 08/31/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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,

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521873727
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2008
Series:
New Approaches to European History Series, #41
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction 1

1 Ideas and Laws Regarding Women 17

Part I Body

2 The Female Life Cycle 55

3 Women's Economic Role 101

Part II Mind

4 Literacy and Learning 141

5 Women and the Creation of Culture 174

Part III Spirit

6 Religion 207

7 Witchcraft 252

8 Gender and Power 276

9 Gender in the Colonial World 303

Index 335

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