Women, fashion, consumption, luxury, and education are the main subjects of our researchers. The contributors of this volume accompanied women and objects in their travels across Modern Europe and offered thorough and diverse analyses connecting the circulation of people with the circulation of ideas. Making use of the archive materials, visual sources and museum collections, the authors pointed out the richness of the region and the role of women in promoting new ideas of modernity. The information contained here will help the public to better know and understand the part of women's sociability in building new nations and constructing new identities along South-Eastern Europe and beyond.
About the Author
Constanța VINTILĂ-GHIȚULESCU, Ph.D (EHESS, Paris, 2004) is Principal Investigator for the ERC project Luxury, Fashion and Social Status in Early Modern South-Eastern Europe (LuxFass), hosted by New Europe College, Bucharest. She published monographs and many articles on Romanian society in the modern era.
Table of Contents
AcknowledgementsList of IllustrationsNotes on ContributorsIntroduction Constanţa Vintilă-Ghiţulescu1 Translating Imperial Practices, Knowledge, and Taste Across the Mediterranean. Giulio Ferrario and Ignatius Mouradgea d’Ohsson Giulia Calvi2 French Residents and Ottoman Women in 18th-Century Levant Personal Relations, Social Control, and Cultural Interchange David Celetti3 Women’s Fashion in Dalmatia at the End of the 18th Century Katarina Nina Simončič4 A Dialogue of Sources: Greek Bourgeois Women and Material Culture in the Long 18th Century Artemis Yagou5 “Curls and Forelocks”: Romanian Women’s Emancipation in Consumption and Fashion, 1780–1850 Constanţa Vintilă-Ghiţulescu6 European Fashion, Consumption Patterns, and Intercommunal Relations in the 19th-Century Ottoman Istanbul Anastasia Falierou7 Women in Merchant Families, Women in Trade in Mid-19th Century Romanian Countries Nicoleta Roman8 Women Travellers as Consumers: Adoption of Modern Ideas and Practices in 19th-Century Southeast Europe Evguenia DavidovaIndex