Ages of Woman, Ages of Man: Sources in European Social History, 1400-1750

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Monica Chojnacka, Merry E. Wiesner
Longman, 2002 - History - 285 pages
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  The collection is organized around two main principles, stages of life and gender, and is divided into eight chapters: childhood, youth and sexuality, courtship and weddings, married life, economic life, networks and communities, and widowhood and old age. The sources address the numerous and varied ways in which women and men¿s notions of themselves affected their lives, and explore how accepted norms of  masculine and feminine behaviour influenced social, economic, and religious change.  Guided by a general editors' introduction and then an introduction to each chapter, the user will find this an invaluable reference companion to early modern gender history.

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About the author (2002)

 Merry Wiesner Hanks has published several books on women in early modern Europe, including Christianity and Sexuality in the Early Modern World (Routledge, 2000) and is the co-editor of the Sixteenth Century Journal. She is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee.  Monica Chojnacka is the author of Working Women of Early Modern Venice (Johns Hopkins, 2001). She is Associate Professor of History at the University of Georgia.

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