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Lives and Voices: Sources in European Women's History

Lives and Voices: Sources in European Women's History - 01 edition

Lives and Voices: Sources in European Women's History - 01 edition

ISBN13: 9780395970522

ISBN10: 0395970520

Lives and Voices: Sources in European Women
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Lives and Voices: Sources in European Women

ISBN13: 9780395970522

ISBN10: 0395970520

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01
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Summary

This unique reader presents primary source documents that give an overview of women's lives throughout the course of European history. The book, which contains 15 chronologically arranged chapters, is suitable for use as a text in courses on European women's history, or as a supplement for Western civilization courses.

The documents in this volume are written by well-respected scholars in women's history. The readings explore many aspects of women's history, including work, power, culture, family, and politics. Each chapter augments its readings with chapter introductions, section introductions, headnotes, and review questions.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. The Ancient Mediterranean and West Asia (2300 B.C.E. - 500 B.C.E.).

Women in Creation Accounts.
Women's Religious and Spiritual Activities.
Marriage and Family Life.

2. The Greek World (600 B.C.E. - 200 C.E.).

The State and the Household in Classical Athens.
Religious Life and Rituals.
Medical and Anatomical Ideas.

3. The Roman World (Fifth Century B.C.E - Sixth Century C.E.).

Women's Legal Position.
Idealized Wives and Mothers.
Christianity.

4. The Early and High Middle Ages (Fifth - Fourteenth Centuries).

Marriage and the Household Economy.
Exceptional Women.
Ideas About Women.

5. The Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance (Fourteenth - Sixtheenth Centuries).

Religion and Family.
The Household Economy.
Women's Nature and Education in the Renaissance.

6. Early Modern Social and Economic Developments (1500 - 1750).

Marriage and Family Life.
Control of Women's Tongues and Bodies.
Work.

7. Early Modern Religious and Intellectual Developments (1500 - 1800).

The Protestant and Catholic Reformations.
Witchcraft.
Women's Rule and Rights.
The Enlightenment.

8. The French Revolution, Industrialization, and Midcentury Working-Class Movements.

The French Revolution.
The Napoleonic Code and Utopian Socialist Critiques of Marriage and the Family.
Women and Industrialization.
Women and Midcentury Movements for Democratic and Economic Rights.

9. Women and the Development of Bourgeois Society, Politics, and Culture.

National Democratic Struggles.
Philanthropy, Charity, and Social Reform.
Women and Colonialism.
Women Artists and Bourgeois Culture.

10. The Development of Bourgeois and Working-Class Feminism.

New Careers in Medicine and Science.
Critiques of Marriage, Sexual Norms, and Women's Fashion.
Mass, Socialist Parties, Trade Unions, and Protective Legislation.
Suffrage Movements on the Eve of World War I.

11. World War I and the Russian Revolution.

World War I and the Homefront.
The Russian Revolutions of 1905 and 1917.

12. The Interwar Period.

The German Revolution and the Weimar Republic.
Women and Modernism in the Interwar Period.
Women and Soviet Socialist Construction.
The Great Depression.
Women and Fascist Leagues in France.

13. Women and Fascism, World War II, and the Holocaust.

Fascist Family, Work, and Racial Policies.
Interwar Debates on War and Peace.
Women and the Holocaust.
Women and the Resistance.
The Homefront in Britain and the Soviet Union.

14. Women and Postwar Europe, 1945 - 1980.

Family Allowances ct and the British Welfare State.
Women and the Algerian War.
Women's Movements of the 1960s and 1970s in Western Europe.

15. The 1980s to the Present.

The End of Postwar Consensus.
Peace and Ecology Movements.
Women in Eastern Europe.
Women and the New Multicultural Europe.
Women and the War in Bosnia.
Women and the United Nations