Journals Higher Education



Published: 16 September 1999

654 Pages | 37 halftones

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195128383

Bookseller Code (04)

A History of Their Own

Women in Europe from Prehistory to the Present

Revised Edition

Volume I

Bonnie S. Anderson and Judith P. Zinsser

This classic two-volume history explores the ways that gender has shaped women's lives more than any other single factor, including class, religion, ethnicity, and nationality. Following this premise, the book is organized within only a loose chronology, with chapters categorized instead by women's place and function in society.
Volume One covers women's history from the prehistoric period to the seventeenth century and includes topics such as the treatment of and attitudes about women during mankind's earliest recorded history; the alternating forces of empowerment and subordination imposed on by women by ancient religions and the emergence of Christianity; peasant women's daily epxeriences of childbirth, family life, and field labor in feudal Europe; women's religious lives during the Renaissance; and the contrast between the lives of noblewomen & townswomen in early modern Europe.
Lively and engaging, this is the ideal text for general courses on women's studies and women's history and more specialized courses focusing on women in European history.

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