History Of Women In The West, Volume III: Renaissance And The Enlightenment Paradoxes

Author: Natalie Zemon Davis, Arlette Farge, Georges Duby,
Publisher: Belknap Press
Keywords: renaissance, enlightenment, para, volume, women, west, history
Pages: 608
Published: 2000-04-25
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0674403673     ISBN-13: 9780674403673
Binding: Paperback (1)
List Price: 30.00 USD

Volume III of A History of Women draws a richly detailed picture of women in early modern Europe, considering them in a context of work, marriage, and family. At the heart of this volume is "woman" as she appears in a wealth of representations, from simple woodcuts and popular literature to master paintings; and as the focal point of a debate--sometimes humorous, sometimes acrimonious--conducted in every field: letters, arts, philosophy, the sciences, and medicine. Against oppressive experience, confining laws, and repetitious claims about female "nature," women took initiative by quiet maneuvers and outright dissidence. In conformity and resistance, in image and reality, women from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries emerge from these pages in remarkable diversity.

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