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Women's Roles in Eighteenth-Century Europe

Women's Roles in Eighteenth-Century Europe

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This concise historical overview of the existing historiography of women from across eighteenth-century Europe covers women of all ages, married and single, rich and poor.

During the 18th century, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, protoindustrialization, and colonial conquest made their marks on women's lives in a variety of ways. Women's Roles in Eighteenth-Century Europe examines women of all ages and social backgrounds as they experienced the major events of this tumultuous period of sweeping social and political change.

The book offers an inclusive portrayal of women from across Europe, surveying nations from Portugal to the Russian Empire, from Finland to Italy, including the often overlooked women of Eastern Europe. It depicts queens, an empress, noblewomen, peasants, and midwives. Separate chapters on family, work, politics, law, religion, arts and sciences, and war explore the varying contexts of the feminine experience, from the most intimate aspects of daily life to broad themes and conditions.

Author: Jennine Hurl-Eamon
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published: 04/09/2010
Pages: 208
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.20w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9780313376962

Review Citation(s):
Reference and Research Bk News 08/01/2010 pg. 135

About the Author

Jennine Hurl-Eamon, PhD, is associate professor of history at Trent University, Peterborough, Canada.

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