Time, Space, and Women's Lives in Early Modern Europe
Anne Jacobson Schutte, Thomas Kuehn, Silvana Seidel Menchi
Truman State University Press, 2001 - History - 336 pages
This collection offers a variety of approaches to aspects of womens lives. It moves beyond mens prescriptive pronouncements about female nature to womens lived experiences, replacing the singular woman with plural women and illuminating female agency. The contributors show that womens lives changed over the life course and differed according to region and social class. They also demonstrate that in the early modern period the largely private spaces in womens lives were not enclosed worlds isolated from the public spaces in which men operated. Contributors to this important collection are leading international scholars and offer strong, substantial, and archival-based research.
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