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He is the sun, she is the moon : women in early modern Germany

Author: Heide Wunder
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Heide Wunder shows how the history of women and the history of gender relations can provide crucial insights into how societies organize themselves and provide resources for political action. She observes actual circumstances as well as the normative rules that were supposed to guide women's lives. We learn what skills were necessary to take charge of households, what people ate, how they furnished their homes,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wunder, Heide.
He is the sun, she is the moon.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)652278469
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heide Wunder
ISBN: 0674383214 9780674383210
OCLC Number: 37862666
Description: x, 310 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Women's lives, life stories, and history in the early modern period --
The stages of a woman's life: The course of life and life stories --
Marriage: Keeping house and making a living --
Work and life become family-based --
Professionalization, experience, and common sense --
"The lord have mercy on all pregnant women": The female body as destiny? --
"Single and unattached": Maids and widows --
"Evil" women: Sorceresses and witches --
Gynarchy-women in charge --
Women's courage: Pious women, rebellious women --
Women's rights, civic rights, human rights: Emancipation and coming of age in the age of enlightenment and revolution? --
"He is the sun, she is the moon."
Other Titles: Er ist die Sonn', sie ist der Mond.
Responsibility: Heide Wunder ; translated by Thomas Dunlap.
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