Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe [C2]

TitleWomen and Gender in Early Modern Europe [C2]
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsWiesner, Merry E.
Number of Pages325
PublisherCambridge University Press
CityNew York

"Merry Wiesner has updated and expanded her study; she summarizes the latest scholarship in her chapters and bibliographies, adding new sections on topics such as sexuality, masculinity, the impact of colonialism, and women's role as consumers. Other themes investigated include the female life-cycle, literacy, women's economic role, artistic creation, female piety - and witchcraft - and the relationship between gender and power. The structure of the first edition remains: it reflects the tripartite division of the self - mind, body, and spirit - traditional in western philosophy. Coverage is geographically broad; the second edition includes longer discussions of the border areas, such as Russia, Ireland, and the Iberian peninsula. This book will be of importance for courses in gender history, early modern Europe, and comparative history."--Jacket.