Rebel Daughters: Women and the French Revolution by Sara E. MelzerRebel Daughters: Women and the French Revolution by Sara E. Melzer

Rebel Daughters: Women and the French Revolution

EditorSara E. Melzer, Leslie W. Rabine

Paperback | November 1, 1990

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This interdisciplinary collection of essays examines the important and paradoxical relation between women and the French Revolution. Although the male leaders of the Revolution depended on the women's active militant participation, they denied to women the rights they helped to establish. Atthe same time that women were banned from the political sphere, "woman" was transformed into an allegorical figure which became the very symbol of (masculine) Liberty and Equality. This volume analyzes how the revolutionary process constructed a new gender system at the foundation of modern liberalculture.
Sara E. Melzer, Associate Professor of French, University of California, Los Angeles. Leslie W. Rabine, Professor of French, University of California, Irvine.
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Title:Rebel Daughters: Women and the French RevolutionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.25 × 6.14 × 0.91 inPublished:November 1, 1990Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019507016X

ISBN - 13:9780195070163

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"[An] excellent collection....So much has been written in recent years on the symbolic meanings of femininity before and during the Revolution that one turns with some relief to the set of essays which deal with the actions and writings of real women during the upheaval....Rebel Daughtersstands out among collective volumes for the high quality and overall coherence among its essays."--Journal of Interdisciplinary History