The Prospect Before Her: A History of Women in Western Europe, 1500 - 1800

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 15, 2011 - History - 672 pages
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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.


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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

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER FIVE
CHAPTER SIX
CHAPTER TEN
CHAPTER ELEVEN
CHAPTER TWELVE
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
NOTES
11    CORRESPONDING GENTLEWOMEN SHAMELESS SCRIBBLERS
12    THE WOMAN RIOTER OR THE RIOTOUS WOMAN?
13    THE MOVING FINGER?

CHAPTER SEVEN
CHAPTER EIGHT
CHAPTER NINE
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY
ILLUSTRATIONS
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Olwen H. Hufton is a professor of European History and Women's Studies at Harvard University.

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