Journals Higher Education



Published: 16 September 1999

634 Pages | 35 halftones

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195128390

Bookseller Code (04)

A History of Their Own

Women in Europe From Prehistory to the Present

Revised Edition

Volume II

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 Two covers the fifteenth century to the present and includes topics such as the roles of female monarchs and women of the court; the application of the new tools of the Scientific Revolution to 'prove' traditional views of women; parlor life of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and wealthy women's early work in the arts and social services; the impact of city-living and the Industrial Revolution on women's roles and family life; and the emergence, evolution, and impact of the modern feminist movement.
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 European history.

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