A History of Women in the West

TitleA History of Women in the West
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1994
Series EditorDuby, Georges, and Michelle Perrot
Number of VolumesFive
PublisherBelknap Press

Informed by the work of seventy-five distinguished historians, this five-volume series sets before us an engaging, panoramic chronicle that extends from antiquity to the present day. Volume 3-5 cover the early modern and modern period.

History of Women in the West, Volume III: Renaissance and the Enlightenment Paradoxes

Editors of the volume: Natalie Zemon Davis, Arlette Farge and Arthur Goldhammer. This third volume draws a richly detailed picture of women in early modern Europe, considering them in a context of work, marriage, and family. At the heart of this volume is “woman” as she appears in a wealth of representations, from simple woodcuts and popular literature to master paintings; and as the focal point of a debate—sometimes humorous, sometimes acrimonious—conducted in every field: letters, arts, philosophy, the sciences, and medicine. Women from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries emerge from these pages in remarkable diversity.

History of Women in the West, Volume IV: Emerging Feminism from Revolution to World War

Editors of the volume: Geneviève Fraisse, Michelle Perrot and Arthur Goldhammer. The fourth volume of the world-acclaimed series covers the period between the French Revolution and World War I. It gives us a vibrant picture of a bourgeois century, dynamic and expansive, in which the role of woman in the home was stressed, even as the economic pressures and opportunities of the industrial revolution drew her out of the house.

History of Women in the West, Volume V: Toward a Cultural Identity in the Twentieth Century

Editors of the volume: Françoise Thébaud and Arthur Goldhammer. This fifth volume in the world-acclaimed series brings the history of women up to the present, placing it in the context of momentous events and profound social changes that have marked our time.

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