Connecting Spheres: European Women in a Globalizing World, 1500 to the Present

Paperback | November 15, 1999

byMarilyn J. Boxer, Jean H. QuataertForeword byJoan W. Scott

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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 affectedwomen'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 partfemale 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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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 affectedwomen's lives in modern Europe. These topics inclu...

Marilyn J. Boxer is at San Francisco State University. Jean H. Quataert is at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 5.98 × 9.09 × 1.1 inPublished:November 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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AcknowledgmentsIllustrations listForeward by Joan W. ScottIntroduction to the Revised EditionIntroduction to the First Edition: Restoring Women to HistoryPart I. Women in the Age of Religious Upheaval, Political Centralization and Colonial Conquest. Overview, 1500-17501. Family and State Early Modern France: The Martial Law Compact2. A Different New World: Women of Seville in the Age of Exploration3. Women's Work in the Changing City Economy, 1500-16504. Communities of Women, the Religious Life and Public Service in Eighteenth-Century France5. The "Science" of Embryology Before the Discovery of the OvumPart II. Women in Industrializing and Imperializing Europe, Overview 1750-18906. "...with the wolf always at the door...": Women's Work in Domestic Industry in Britain and Germany7. Women and 'Domestic' Imperial Culture: The Case of Victorian Britain8. The Tiresome Work of Conspicuous Leisure: On the Domestic Duties of the Wives of Civil Servants in the German Empire, 1871-19189. In the Shadows of Periphery: Italian Women in the Nineteenth Century10. Feminism, Antifeminism, and National Family Politics in Early Third Republic FrancePart III. Women in the Era of Interventionist States. Overview, 1890 to the Present11. Prostitution, Differentiation and the World Economy, 1899-193912. Solider's Heart: Literary Men, Literary Women, and the Great War13. The Shaping of Lesbian Sexuality in Interwar France14. The Russian Revolution and Women15. Gender and the Austrian Fraternal Welfare StateConclusion: The Rebirth of Feminism and Its ChallengesList of ContributorsIndex

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"Exemplifies the questions that feminist scholars are asking of traditional history, and clearly demonstrates the kinds of evidence that can provide some of the answers. They succeed in weaving together the particularity of female experiences with the ways in which general ideas about womenhave affected politics and culture....A useful text for students of Western history and women's studies."--Contemporary Sociology