Ages of Women, Ages of Men: Sources of European Social History, 1400-1750

Ages of Women, Ages of Men

Sources of European Social History, 1400-1750

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ISBN10: 0582418739 ISBN13: 9780582418738 Contributors: Chojnacka, Monica Publisher: Taylor & Francis Published: Mar 1 2002 Weight: 1.00lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

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This broad focus source book brings together a wide and exciting range of written and visual sources from all over Europe - from Iceland and the Azores to Russia and the Ottoman Empire - and includes materials on men and masculinity along with women, making its focus truly gender and not women. 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 explores how accepted norms of masculine and feminine behavior influenced social, economic, and religious change. The authors include a wide range of types of documents rarely found in readers, including court cases involving same-sex relationships, Inquisition records regarding blasphemy, bigamy, and abandonment, a midwife's diary, love letters, popular stories, testimonies regarding spousal abuse, and healing spells. A sourcebook for writers, scholars, students or anyone interested in European history and specifically gender

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