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Gender and Fraternal Orders in Europe, 1300-2000 - Maire Fedelma Cross

Gender and Fraternal Orders in Europe, 1300-2000

Hardcover Published: 30th September 2010
ISBN: 9780230272576
Number Of Pages: 270

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What have medieval nuns, parrot shooting, Freemasonry, and Shetland revelry got in common? This study of monastic orders, guilds, Freemasonry and friendly societies over centuries and across frontiers provides new insights into their contribution to the gendering of public space and the evolution of 'separate spheres' in Europe.

List of Illustrationsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Notes on Contributorsp. xi
Seven Hundred Years of Fraternal Ordersp. 1
Men and Women in the Guild Returnsp. 30
Women in Monastic Ordersp. 52
The Archduchess and the Parrotp. 63
Masonic Apologetic Writingsp. 91
Chivalric Muses: The Role and Influence of Protectresses in Eighteenth-Century Jacobite Fraternitiesp. 102
'The Fair Sex' in a 'Male Sect': Gendering the Role of Women in Eighteenth-Century English Freemasonryp. 133
'Sisters of Virtue' in Swedish Pomeraniap. 156
The Politics of Sociability? French Masonic Culture before the Revolutionp. 180
The Fraternity of Female Friendly Societiesp. 200
Flora Tristan's Appeal for Fraternityp. 223
Civic Space and Gender Roles in Lerwick's Up Helly Aap. 244
Indexp. 260
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ISBN: 9780230272576
ISBN-10: 0230272576
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 30th September 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1