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).
New edition of Merry Wiesner-Hanks' prize-winning survey of women and gender in early modern Europe.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction; 1. Ideas and laws regarding women; Part I. Body: 2. The female life-cycle; 3. Women's economic role; Part II. Mind: 4. Literacy and learning; 5. Women and the creation of culture; Part III. Spirit: 6. Religion; 7. Witchcraft; 8. Gender and power; 9. Gender in the Colonial World.
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