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History of Women in the West, Volume III: Renaissance and the Enlightenment Paradoxes

Volume III of A History of Women draws a richly detailed picture of women in early modern Europe, considering them in a context of work, marriage, and family. At the heart of this volume is “woman” as she appears in a wealth of representations, from simple woodcuts and popular literature to master paintings; and as the focal point of a debate–sometimes humorous, sometimes acrimonious–conducted in every field: letters, arts, philosophy, the sciences, and medicine. Against oppressive experience, confining laws, and repetitious claims about female “nature,” women took initiative by quiet maneuvers and outright dissidence. In conformity and resistance, in image and reality, women from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries emerge from these pages in remarkable diversity.

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Author: Michel Mollat

Editor/Translator: Natalie Zemon Davis, Arlette Farge, Georges Duby, Michelle Perrot, Arthur Goldhammer,

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Manufacturer: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

Number of items: 1

Number of pages: 608

Product group: Book

Studio: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

Publication Date: January 1, 1993

Publisher: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

Pages: 608

EAN: 9780674403727

ISBN: 067440372X

ASIN: 067440372X

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Art Goldhammer
Writer, translator, scholar, blogger on French Politics, affiliate of Harvard's Center for European Studies, writes for The American Prospect, The Nation, etc.