Writing Women's History Since the Renaissance / Edition 1

Writing Women's History Since the Renaissance / Edition 1

by Mary Spongberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0333726685

ISBN-13: 9780333726686

Pub. Date: 01/18/2003

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Writing Women's History since the Renaissance is the first comprehensive history of women's historical writing since the 16th century, focusing particularly on the impact of feminism on history and the development of a distinctly woman-centered historiography. The book surveys the ways in which women participated in the ostensibly masculinist discipline of

Overview

Writing Women's History since the Renaissance is the first comprehensive history of women's historical writing since the 16th century, focusing particularly on the impact of feminism on history and the development of a distinctly woman-centered historiography. The book surveys the ways in which women participated in the ostensibly masculinist discipline of history before the rise of Women's Liberation, the development of "women's history" in the 1970s, debates within feminist historiography and the development of specific fields of women's history, as well as the emergence of gender as a category of historical analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333726686
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
01/18/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Hardly any Women at all?: Women Writers and the Gender of History
Part I: Men's History
• The Classical Inheritance
• All Histories are against You: Women and the History Men
Part II: Women's History
• Above their Sex? Women's History 'before' Feminism
• History's Romantic Heroines: Women's History and Revolutionary Feminism
• Heroines of Domestic Life: Women's History and Female Biography
• Women's History and the 'Woman Question'
• Amateurs or Professionals?: Women's History in the Academy
• Clio's Consciousness Raised?: Women's Liberation and Women's History
• Liberating Women's History?: Feminism and the Reconstruction of History
• Surpassing the History of Men: Women's History and Lesbian History
• Conclusion: Dealing with Difference?

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