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A history of their own : women in Europe from prehistory to the present

Author: Bonnie S Anderson; Judith P Zinsser
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Women's history from prehistoric times to the present, focusing on the developments, achievements, and changes in women's roles in society, organized within a loose chronology with chapters focusing on women's place and function in society. Topics include the roles of female monarchs and women of the court, the application of the new tools of the Scientific Revolution to prove traditional views of women, the salons  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Anderson, Bonnie S.
History of their own.
New York : Harper & Row, ©1988
(OCoLC)572341594
Online version:
Anderson, Bonnie S.
History of their own.
New York : Harper & Row, ©1988
(OCoLC)605608610
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bonnie S Anderson; Judith P Zinsser
ISBN: 0060158506 9780060158507 0060914521 9780060914523 0060158999 9780060158996 0060915633 9780060915636
OCLC Number: 16092091
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Volume 1. Part I. Traditions inherited : attitudes about women from the centuries before 800 A.D.: Buried traditions : the question of origins --
Inherited traditions : the principal influences --
Traditions subordinating women --
Traditions empowering women --
The effects of Christianity. --
Part II. Women of the fields : sustaining the generations: The constants of the peasant women's world : the Ninth to the Twentieth Centuries --
Sustaining the generations --
The extraordinary --
What remains of the peasant woman's world. --
Part III. Women of the churches : the power of the faithful: The patterns of power and limitation : the Tenth to the Seventeenth Centuries --
Authority within the institutional church --
Authority outside the institutional church --
Authority given and taken away : the protestant and Catholic reformations --
Traditional images redrawn --
The legacy of the protestant reformation. --
Part IV. Women of the castles and manors : custodians of land and lineage: From warrior's wife to noblewoman : the Ninth to the Seventeenth centuries --
Constants of the noblewoman's life --
Power and vulnerability --
The new flowering of ancient traditions. --
Part V. Women of the walled towns : providers and partners: The townswoman's daily life : the Twelfth to the Seventeenth Centuries --
Dangers and remedies --
The world of commercial capitalism : the Thirteenth to the Seventeenth Centuries --
The invisible and visible bonds of misogyny. Volume 2. Part VI. Women of the courts : rulers, patrons, and attendants: The world of absolute Monarchs from the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Centuries --
The life of the courtier --
The traditional life in a grand setting : wife and Queen Consort --
Women rulers --
New opportunities --
The legacies of renaissance humanism and the scientific revolution. --
Part VII. Women of the salons and parlors : ladies, housewives, and professionals: Women in the salons --
Women in the parlors --
Leaving the parlors --
Opportunities and limits : change and tradition in the Twentieth Century. --
Part VIII. Women of the cities : mothers, workers, and revolutionaries --
Family life --
Earning income --
Revolutions and reforms --
Continuity and change : women in World War II and after. --
Part IX. Traditions rejected : a history of feminism in Europe: Feminism in Europe --
Asserting women's humanity : early European feminists --
Asserting women's legal and political equality : equal rights movements in Europe --
Feminist socialism in Europe --
The women's liberation movement.
Responsibility: Bonnie S. Anderson, Judith P. Zinsser.

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Women's history from prehistoric times to the present, focusing on the developments, achievements, and changes in women's roles in society, organized within a loose chronology with chapters focusing on women's place and function in society. Topics include the roles of female monarchs and women of the court, the application of the new tools of the Scientific Revolution to prove traditional views of women, the salons and parlors of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and wealthy women's contributions to the arts and social services, the impact of city-living and the Industrial Revolution on women's roles and family life, and the emergence, evolution, and impact of the modern feminist movement.

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