A History of Private Life: Riddles of identity in modern times

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Harvard University Press, 1991 - History - 638 pages
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Drawing on myriad sources, this second volume in the celebrated series offers new perspectives on women of the past. Twelve renowned historians from many countries examine the image of women in the masculine mind, their social condition, and their daily experiences throughout the Middle Ages. "An important book".--Library Journal.
 

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Review: Riddles of Identity in Modern Times (History of Private Life 5)

User Review  - Leonard Singer - Goodreads

Didn't finish. Very superficial review of 20th century, even considering that (continuing with earlier volumes) it focuses on France. Read full review

Review: Riddles of Identity in Modern Times (A History of Private Life #5)

User Review  - Laurel Kristick - Goodreads

Not as good as the previous 4 volumes of this series, but still pretty interesting. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
Changing Workers and Workplaces
9
The Family and the Individual
51
The Transition from Neighborhood to Metropolis
103
The Secrets of History and the Riddle of Identity
147
Family Secrets
185
The Body and the Enigma of Sex
231
Cultural Diversity in France by Gerard Vincent
283
Nations of Families by Kristina Orfali Chiara
415
Notes
595
Bibliography
611
Credits
617
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About the author (1991)

Antoine Prost is Professor Emeritus at the University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne. He is the world's leading authority on the history of French veterans' movements and the history of French education, and has written extensively on twentieth-century social and cultural history. He is co-author with Jay Winter of The Great War in History: Debates and Controversies, 1914 to the Present (Cambridge University Press, 2005).

Georges Duby, a member of the Académie Française, is Professor of Medieval History at the Collà ̈ge de France.

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