Eine europäische Geschichte 1500–1800

Author: Olwen Hufton

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105617930

Category: History

Page: 848

View: 8520

»Frauenleben« ist ein Meilenstein der Frauengeschichtsforschung, eine monumentale Gesamtdarstellung der Geschichte der Frauen in der Frühen Neuzeit (1500–1800). Das Buch enthält jedoch nicht nur eine Frauengeschichte, sondern es geht in ihr natürlich auch um unser Verständnis männlicher Lebensläufe. Nur wenigen Historikerinnen und Historikern ist es gegeben, die Lebensbedingungen der Menschen des vorindustriellen Zeitalters – vom ausgehenden Mittelalter bis zum Beginn der Moderne – mit einer solchen Brillanz, Leichtigkeit und Transparenz darzulegen. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

The Family on Trial in Revolutionary France

Author: Suzanne Desan

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520248163

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 456

View: 2728

Annotation A sophisticated and groundbreaking book on what women actually did and what actually happened to them during the French Revolution.

The Art of Midwifery

Early Modern Midwives in Europe

Author: Hilary Marland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134818130

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 9052

The Art of Midwifery is the first book to examine midwives' lives and work across Europe in the early modern period. Drawing on a vast range of archival material from England, Holland, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, the contributors show the diversity in midwives' practices, competence, socio-economic background and education, as well as their public function and image. The Art of Midwifery is an excellent resource for students of women's history, social history and medical history.

Zwischen Häuslichkeit und Öffentlichkeit

die ersten deutschen Frauenzeitschriften im späten 18. Jahrhundert und ihr Publikum

Author: Ulrike Weckel

Publisher: Max Niemeyer Verlag


Category: Women

Page: 691

View: 943

Various literary magazines for women started appearing in the late 18th century in German-speaking countries, at least ten of them written and published solely by women. By going public in this way, these authors were flying in the face of the widely held late-Enlightenment tenet that a "woman's place is in the home". This study is the first to tell us who these women were, how they justified their actions in their magazines, what conditions they published their periodicals under, what they had to say and how their women readers responded.

France and Women, 1789-1914

Gender, Society and Politics

Author: James McMillan,Professor James F Mcmillan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134589581

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 6568

France and Women, 1789-1914 is the first book to offer an authoritative account of women's history throughout the nineteenth century. James McMillan, author of the seminal work Housewife or Harlot, offers a major reinterpretation of the French past in relation to gender throughout these tumultuous decades of revolution and war. This book provides a challenging discussion of the factors which made French political culture so profoundly sexist and in particular, it shows that many of the myths about progress and emancipation associated with modernisation and the coming of mass politics do not stand up to close scrutiny. It also reveals the conservative nature of the republican left and of the ingrained belief throughout french society that women should remain within the domestic sphere. James McMillan considers the role played by French men and women in the politics, culture and society of their country throughout the 1800s.

The Prospect Before Her: 1500-1800

Author: Olwen H. Hufton

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated


Category: Social Science

Page: 638

View: 4542

Documents women's childhoods, the role of marriage, male-female relationships, and women's varied roles as mother, provider, widow, leader, nun, saint, prostitute, and witch

The new biography

performing femininity in nineteenth-century France

Author: Jo Burr Margadant

Publisher: Univ of California Pr

ISBN: 9780520221406

Category: History

Page: 298

View: 5655

This collection offers new perspectives on the lives of eight famous women in nineteenth century France. Their stories are used as a starting point through which the contributing authors experiment with what is called "the new biography."

Fabricating women

the seamstresses of Old Regime France, 1675-1791

Author: Clare Haru Crowston

Publisher: Duke University Press Books


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 508

View: 8256

A study of the seamstresses of late 17th and 18th-century France, who developed a quintessentially feminine occupation that became a major factor in the urban economy.

Writers of the French Enlightenment

Author: Samia I. Spencer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787681326

Category: Authors, French

Page: 448

View: 7873

Dedicated to making literature and its creators more accessible to students and interested readers, while satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers and scholars, the series systematically presents career biographies of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods. Entries are written by experts in the field and include bibliographies and illustrations.

History of Women in the West

Author: Natalie Zemon Davis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780674403673

Category: Women

Page: 608

View: 7578

In the words of the general editors, A History of Women seeks "to understand women's place in society, their condition, the roles they played and the powers they possessed, their silence, their speech, and their deeds. It is the variety of the representations of women--as gods, Madonnas, witches, and so on--that we hope to capture, in its permanence as well as its many transformations." Informed by the work of seventy-five distinguished historians, this five-volume series sets before us an engaging, panoramic chronicle that extends from antiquity to the present day. The inaugural volume brings women from the margins of ancient history into the fore. The authors' deft analysis offers fresh insight into more than twenty centuries of Greek and Roman history and encompasses a landscape that stretches from the North Sea to the Mediterranean and from the Pillars of Hercules to the banks of the Indus. In the minds of the ancients, the roles for which women were destined were silent ones: motherhood and homemaking, tasks relegated to obscurity by scribes who focused exclusively on the deeds of men. Even the census neglected women; in Rome, only heiresses were counted. But the dearth of information about women in official archives and the near absence of writing by women from this era stand in stark contrast to the astonishing profusion of texts and images created by men that are concerned with women and gender. The number of women's representations is astonishing. The authors draw upon sources ranging from gravestones to floor plans, from stele inscriptions to papyrus rolls, from vase paintings to Greek and Roman literary works, to illustrate how representations of women evolved during thisage. They journey into the minds of men--from the Greeks imagining their goddesses to the Church Fathers inventing the figure of the martyred female saint--and bring to light an imaginative history of women and of the relations between the sexes. The authors explore select aspects o

Mary Wollstonecraft, and 200 years of feminisms

Author: Eileen Yeo

Publisher: Rivers Oram Pr


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

View: 810

To mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Wollstonecraft's death, this book brings together contributions which capture an important and continuing moment in feminist scholarship and practice. They range from interdisciplinary readings of Wollstonecraft's texts to historical explorations of later feminist movements to interpretations of the politics of gender in key parts of the world today. The book reflects a convergence of feminist theory, scholarship, and practice.The book's themes include the roles of imagination, reason, and romance in sexual politics; the problems of forming feminist identities; the tensions between ideas of equality or common humanity; and differences of sex, class, and race power. These make it required reading for anyone engaged in current feminist analysis.

Between France and the world

the gender politics of cosmopolitanism, 1835-1914

Author: Rachel Marie Nunez

Publisher: N.A



Page: 307

View: 5096


The A to Z of the French Revolution

Author: Paul R. Hanson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780810855939

Category: History

Page: 395

View: 1580

The French Revolution remains the most examined event and period in world history. Most historians would argue that it was the first "modern" revolution, an event so momentous that it changed the very meaning of the word revolution to its current connotation of a political and/or social upheaval that marks a decisive break with the past, moving the society in a forward or progressive direction. No revolution has occurred since 1789 without making reference to this first revolution, and most have been measured against it. When revolution shook the foundations of the Old Regime in France, shock waves reverberated throughout the western world. The A to Z of the French Revolution examines the causes and origins; the roles of significant persons; crucial events and turning points; important institutions and organizations; and the economic, social, and intellectual factors involved in the event that gave birth to the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, the introduction of universal manhood suffrage, and the Napoleonic Empire. An introductory essay, chronology, and comprehensive bibliography complement the more than 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries, making this a great resource for students and history enthusiasts alike.

The Newtonian moment

Isaac Newton and the making of modern culture

Author: Mordechai Feingold,New York Public Library. Humanities and Social Sciences Library

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 218

View: 8187

Isaac Newton is a legendary figure whose mythical dimension threatens to overshadow the actual man. The story of the apple falling from the tree may or may not be true, but Isaac Newton's revolutionary discoveries and their importance to the Enlightenment era and beyond are undeniable. The Newtonian Moment, a companion volume to a forthcoming exhibition by the New York Public Library, investigates the effect that Newton's theories and discoveries had, not only on the growth of science, but also on the very shape of modern culture and thought. Newton's scientific work at Cambridge was groundbreaking. From his optical experiments with prisms during the 1660s to the publication of both Principia (1687) and Opticks (1704), Newton's achievements were widely disseminated, inciting tremendous interest and excitement. Newtonianism developed into a worldview marked by many tensions: between modernity and the old guard, between the humanities and science, and the public battles between great minds. The Newtonian Moment illuminates the many facets of his colossal accomplishments, as well as the debates over the kind of knowledge that his accomplishments engendered. The book contributes to a greater understanding of the world today by offering a panoramic view of the profound impact of Newtonianism on the science, literature, art, and religion of the Enlightenment. Copiously illustrated with items drawn from the collections of the New York Public Library as well as numerous other libraries and museums, The Newtonian Moment enlightens its audience with a guided and in-depth look at the man, his world, and his enduring legacy.

Le mâle en France, 1715-1830

représentations de la masculinité

Author: Katherine Astbury,Marie-Emmanuelle Plagnol-Diéval

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039101771

Category: Arts, French

Page: 317

View: 9126

Série d'articles sur la représentation du mâle en France, à travers notamment, le théâtre, la presse et le roman. Portant sur la période allant du XVIIIe siècle à la Restauration et à la vague romantique, ces contributions illustrent la fin de la représentation du héros et les changements politiques et sociaux profonds qui en découlent.