A History of Their Own: Women in Europe from Prehistory to the Present, Volume 2

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Harper & Row, 1988 - 608 pages
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Women's history from prehistoric times to the present, focusing on the developments, achievements, and changes in women's roles in society, organized within a loose chronology with chapters focusing on women's place and function in society. Topics include the roles of female monarchs and women of the court, the application of the new tools of the Scientific Revolution to prove traditional views of women, the salons and parlors of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and wealthy women's contributions to the arts and social services, the impact of city-living and the Industrial Revolution on women's roles and family life, and the emergence, evolution, and impact of the modern feminist movement.

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In A History of Their Own Volume I, authors Bonnie Anderson and Judith Zinsser serve up a richly detailed history of the lives of women in Europe, from the ninth to seventeenth centuries. Traditional ... Read full review

A history of their own: women in Europe from prehistory to the present

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This full-scale history of Europe by two feminist historians emphasizes women's common experiences and discards the usual framework of periodization in this fresh look at events running from the ... Read full review

Contents

The World of Absolute Monarchs from the Fifteenth to
3
Wife and Queen Consort
26
Women Rulers
44
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