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Connecting Spheres : European Women in a Globalizing World, 1500 to the Present - Marilyn J. Boxer

Connecting Spheres

European Women in a Globalizing World, 1500 to the Present

Paperback Published: 1st February 2000
ISBN: 9780195109511
Number Of Pages: 352

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In Connecting Spheres, Boxer and Quataert, along with an array of eminent contributors, examine the social history of women within western civilization over the past 500 years. Expanded and updated, this new edition addresses both long-standing and more recent issues which have affected women's lives in modern Europe. These topics include the role of women in public versus private spheres; changes in family life in post-communist Eastern Europe; the impact of religion on the lives of women; the growth of the prostitution sector; the rise of feminism and anti-feminism; and the part female sexuality has played impacting women's roles in social and political life. New essays and new, broader general and section introduction by the authors make this text as appropriate and applicable to general survey studies of modern European history as it is for women's history courses.

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Praise for the previous edition: "It supplements our male-oriented Western civilization text very well. [The] articles are terrific!" -- Marcelline Hutton, Hamilton College "This book adds what many others lack: background essays which are highly readable and intelligent. The articles are well written and bring the latest research into the grasp of undergraduates. Some of the best social history to be found -- the book is carefully and intelligently presented, and above all, geared to interest students." -- Daryl M. Hafter, Eastern Michigan University "A good scholarly blending of themes of women's history into the themes of Western civilization." -- Donald P. King, Whitman College

List of Figures and Tables
Foreword to the Second Edition
Foreword to the First Edition
Introduction to the Second Edition: New Connectionsp. 1
Introduction to the First Edition: Restoring Women to Historyp. 5
Women in the Early Modern Era: Religious Upheaval, Political Centralization, and Colonial Conquest
Overview, 1500-1750p. 19
Family and State in Early Modern Francep. 61
A Different New World: Women of Seville in the Age of Explorationp. 73
Women's Work in the Changing City Economy, 1500-1650p. 81
Communities of Women, the Religious Life, and Public Service in the Eighteenth-Century Francep. 93
The "Science" of Embryology Before the Discovery of the Ovump. 104
Women in Industrializing, Liberalizing, and Imperializing Europe
Overview, 1750-1890p. 113
"...with the wolf always at the door ...": Women's Work in Domestic Industry in Britain and Germanyp. 164
Women and "Domestic" Imperial Culture: The Case of Victorian Britainp. 174
The Tiresome Work of Conspicuous Leisure: On the Domestic Duties of the Wives of Civil Servants in the German Empire (1871-1918)p. 185
In the Shadows of the Periphery: Italian Women in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 194
Feminism, Antifeminism, and National Family Politics in Early Third Republic Francep. 204
Women in the Era of the Interventionist State
Overview, 1890 to the Presentp. 215
Prostitution: Differentiation, and the World Economy: Nairobi, 1899-1939p. 266
Soldier's Heart: Literary Men, Literary Women, and the Great Warp. 275
Lesbian Sexuality in Interwar Francep. 289
The Russian Revolution and Womenp. 295
Gender and the Austrian Fraternal Welfare State After 1945p. 306
Conclusion: The Rebirth of Feminism and Its Challengesp. 315
Contributorsp. 319
Indexp. 323
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ISBN: 9780195109511
ISBN-10: 0195109511
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st February 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 15.55  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised