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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 : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Organization of the book focuses on the developments, achievements, and changes in women's roles in society rather than placing women in historical chronology. A History of Their Own restores women to the historical record, brings their history into focus, and provides models of female action and heroism.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bonnie S Anderson; Judith P Zinsser
ISBN: 0195128389 9780195128383 0195128397 9780195128390
OCLC Number: 40126700
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: V.1: I. Traditions inherited: attitudes about women from the centuries before 800 A.D. : 1. Buried traditions: the question of origins --
2. Inherited traditions: the principal influences --
3. Traditions subordinating women --
4. Traditions empowering women --
5. The effects of Christianity. --
II. Women of the fields: sustaining the generations : 1. The constants of the peasant women's world: the ninth to the twentieth centuries --
2. Sustaining the generations --
3. The extraordinary --
4. What remains of the peasant woman's world. --
III. Women of the churches: the power of the faithful : 1. The patterns of power and limitation: the tenth to the seventeenth centuries --
2. Authority within the institutional church --
3. Authority outside the institutional church --
4. Authority given and taken away: the Protestant and Catholic Reformations --
5. Traditional images redrawn --
6. The legacy of the Protestant Reformation. --
IV. Women of the castles and manors: custodians of land and lineage : 1. From warrior's life to noblewomen: the ninth to the seventeenth centuries --
2. Constants of the noblewoman's life --
3. Power and vulnerability --
4. The new flowering of ancient traditions. --
V. Women of the walled towns: providers and partners : 1. The townswoman's daily life: the twelfth to the seventeenth centuries --
2. Dangers and remedies --
3. The world of commercial capitalism: the thirteenth to seventeenth centuries --
4. The invisible and visible bonds of misogyny. V.2: VI. Women of the courts: rulers, patrons, and attendants : 1. The world of absolute monarchs from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries --
2. The life of the courtier --
3. The traditional life in a grand setting: wife and queen consort --
4. Women rulers --
5. New opportunities --
6. The legacies of Renaissance Humanism and the scientific revolution. --
VII. Women of the salons and parlors: ladies, housewives, and professionals : 1. Women in the salons --
2. Women in the parlors --
3. Leaving the parlors --
4. Opportunities and limits: change and tradition in the twentieth century. --
VIII. Women of the cities: mothers, workers, and revolutionaries : 1. Family life --
2. Earning income --
3. Revolutions and reforms --
4. Continuity and change: women in World War II and after. --
IX. Traditions rejected: a history of feminism in Europe : 1. Feminism in Europe --
2. Asserting women's humanity: early European feminists --
3. Asserting women's legal and political equality: equal rights movements in Europe --
4. Feminist socialism in Europe --
5. The women's liberation movement.
Responsibility: Bonnie S. Anderson, Judith P. Zinsser.
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Organization of the book focuses on the developments, achievements, and changes in women's roles in society rather than placing women in historical chronology. A History of Their Own restores women to the historical record, brings their history into focus, and provides models of female action and heroism.

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