Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe

Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe

by Merry E. Wiesner
     
 

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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,

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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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History Today
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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"...a clear and stimulating textbook that introduces undergraduates and general readers to the topic of early modern European women and to the extensive literature available in English on various dimensions of their lives....Wiesner's command of this scholarship and the clarity of her analysis make this the best single volume on the topic." Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521771054
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2000
Series:
New Approaches to European History Series, #20
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

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