Synopses & Reviews
Thematic emphases in this text include the contacts between European women and those outside European frontiers, sexuality and its importance for the construction of gender over the centuries, and the role of women in the great events and movements in European history and the impact of such events on them.
About the Author
Merry Wiesner-Hanks (Chair, Department of History, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1979. She has published WORKING WOMEN IN RENAISSANCE GERMANY (Rutgers, 1986) as well as numerous articles on women and the Reformation and urban social history. She is co-author of DISCOVERING THE GLOBAL PAST (2012), DISCOVERING THE WESTERN PAST (2008), DISCOVERING THE MEDIEVAL PAST (2003), DISCOVERING THE ANCIENT PAST (2005), DISCOVERING THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD (2005), and BECOMING VISIBLE: WOMEN IN EUROPEAN HISTORY (1998). She is also the General Editor of the PROBLEMS IN EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION series.
Table of Contents
1. "Women of Ancient Egypt and Western Asia," Lesko 2. "Daughters of Demeter: Women in Ancient Greece," (Arthur) Katz 3. "Matres Patriae/Matres Ecclesiae: Women of Rome," McNamara 4. "Women in Early Medieval Northern Europe," Bithel 5. "The Dominion of Gender or How Women Fared in the High Middle Ages," Stuard 6. "Women in the Renaissance," Levin 7. "The Reformation of Women," Karant-Nunn 8. "Spinning Out Capital: Women's Work in Preindustrial Europe, 1350-1750," Wiesner 9. "Women and the Enlightenment," Goodman 10. "A Political Revolution for Women? The Case of Paris," Levy/Applewhite 11. "Doing Capitalism's Work: Women in the Western European Industrial Economy," Frader 12. "Contextualizing the Theory and Practice of Feminism in 19th Century Europe (1789-1914)," Offen 13. "Socialism, Feminism, and the Socialist Women's Movement from the French Revolution to World War II," Sowerwine 14. "Gender, Race, and Empire in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Africa and Asia," Strobel 15. "Women and the Revolutionary Process in Russia," Stites 16. "Women in War and Peace, 1914-1945," Cooper 17. "The 'Women Question' in Authoritarian Regimes," Koonz 18. "Friend or Foe? Women and State Welfare in Western Europe," Jenson 19. "The Great Divide? Women's Rights in Eastern and Central Europe Since 1945," Einhorn 20. "Women in the New Europe," Bridenthal