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

Author: Heide Wunder
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The quote refering to the relationship between husband and wife, "He is the sun, she is the moon", written in 1578, might in the late 1990s be interpreted as a hierarchy of dominance and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heide Wunder
ISBN: 0674383214 9780674383210
OCLC Number: 924966873
Description: 310 s
Contents: Preface: women in the history of early modern Europe. 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".
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With this translation, Wunder's book, published in Germany to critical acclaim, is now available to a much wider, English-speaking audience. Wunder, a social historian, is interested in how European Read more...

 
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