Gender and Fraternal Orders in Europe, 1300-2000

Hardcover | November 15, 2010

EditorMáire Fedelma CrossbyMire Fedelma

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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.

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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.

MÁIRE FEDELMA CROSS is Professor of French Studies at Newcastle University, uk and is President of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France. A specialist of Flora Tristan studies, she has published widely on socialist and feminist history of nineteenth-century France. She was decorated with the award of Chevalie...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.69 inPublished:November 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230272576

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Seven Hundred Years of Fraternal Orders; D.Weinbren
Men and Women in the Guild Returns; A.Prescott
Women in Monastic Orders; A.Winston-Allen
The Archduchess and the Parrot; M.Twycross
Masonic Apologetic Writings; R.Beachy
Protectresses in Jacobite Fraternities; R.Collis
'The Fair Sex' in 'Male Sects'; R.Péter
'Sisters of Virtue' in Swedish Pomerania; A.Önnerfors
French Masonic Culture on the Eve of the Revolution; J.Smith Allen
The Fraternity of Female Friendly Societies; D.Weinbren
Flora Tristan's Appeal for Fraternity; M.F.Cross
Squads and Ha's; P.M.King
Notes
Index