|注意：||"Originally published: Toronto : McArthur, 2002.
"From feudalism to the French Revolution"--Cover.
|描述：||xiv, 477 pages : maps ; 23 cm|
|内容：||Reaching for order and control --
Feudalism in Europe --
Feudalism in Japan --
Expansion and appropriation, 1500-1800 --
Control tightens in Europe --
European appropriation of Africa --
European appropriation of Latin America --
European appropriation of North America --
Black experience in North America --
The French Revolution.
|責任：||Marilyn French ; foreword by Margaret Atwood.|
The volume opens with chapters comparing medieval Europe and Japan, disparate cultures which nevertheless shared traditions of male dominated aggression and competitiveness. The author then shows how, in Europe, this tradition led to colonialism and imperialism, and the subjugation of indigenous societies, just as women were subjugated in the conquerors' home countries. Only with the French Revolution did the political force women exerted powerfully change the course of history.