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"[I]mportant to any college-level European holding is Meg Lota Brown and Kari Boyd McBride's Women's Roles in the Renaissance….A range of sources provide narrative topical chapters on everything from education and daily life to women in politics, religion, the arts and more, providing period illustrations to round out the offerings."
"[T]his book examines the many ways that women shaped and were shaped by the period from 1300 to 1699. Brown and McBride summarize the major ideas held about women in the premodern era and explore the intersection of those ideas with women's everyday lives….The book echoes the pioneering work of Merry Wiesner, Natalie Zemon Davis, and other feminist historians. Recommended. General and undergraduate collections."
"Women from roughly the thirteenth through the seventeenth centuries found their conditions in life changing, sometimes rather rapidly. In some cases, they were prevented from a career in the Church because certain Protestant faiths prohibited them from entering religion; in others, they found they could operate businesses entirely on their own. Some were mathematicians while others were not allowed to learn to read. In nearly all cases, with the possible exceptions of queens regnant, their roles were subordinate to those of men, whether in work, the law, literature, or the arts. In this text for general readers, the authors cover a great deal of ground in a relatively limited space, but manage to describe the accomplishments of many of the women who formed the Renaissance, one family or so at a time and on a day-to-day basis."
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