The Prospect Before Her: A History of Women in Western Europe, 1500 - 1800
Already hailed by English critics as "one of the most important works of history to be published since the Second World War, " Olwen Hufton's fascinating and brilliantly learned study begins, in this first of two volumes, with a wide ranging exploration of women's fate in Western Europe from medieval times to the early modern age. of illustrations.
From the Hardcover edition.
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This is an excellent, and rare book. It covers the history of women with a compassionate point of view that reflects the best in our modern value systems with regard to human rights and the liberation of females. Read full review
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Hufton, one of the pioneers of women's studies and a highly respected historian, here investigates the prospects of a female child in the period 1500-1800, including marriage, spinsterhood, widowhood ... Read full review
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