Writing Women's History Since the Renaissance / Edition 1

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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.

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"Greatly expands our understanding both of the history of women's writing - and of the nature of the development of history." -- Barbara Caine, Monash University, Australia

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333726686
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/18/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Spongberg is Senior Lecturer in Modern History, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

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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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