This book treats the representations, everyday lives, and relationships of men and women from ancient times to the present day across the world. It shows how gender informed and was informed by such developments as the rise of patriarchy, universal religions, war, slavery, revolution, and imperialism. Gender is a phenomenon that appears in every place and at every historical moment; it is a fundamental means by which we understand ourselves, our societies, and the worlds in which we live.
- A unique historical survey of an increasingly important
- Presents a history that is global in scope
- Chronological organization allows readers to see how gender changes over time, affecting historical events, ideologies, and people
About the Author(s)
Susan Kingsley Kent, Arts & Sciences Professor of Distinction in the Department of History, University of Colorado, Boulder
Susan Kingsley Kent is an Arts & Sciences Professor of Distinction in the Department of History at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is the author of The Global 1930s (2017) with Marc Matera, A New History of Britain: Four Nations and an Empire (2016), and Queen Victoria: Gender and Empire (2016), among others.
Table of Contents
Introduction: What is Gender?
Chapter 1: Patriarchy in the Ancient World, 3000 BCE - 300 CE
Chapter 2: The Gender Rules of New Universal Religions, 200-1000 CE
Chapter 3: Gender and War in the Age of Global Interactions, 1000 - 1500
Chapter 4: Gender and Slavery in the Age of Global Expansion, 1450-1750
Chapter 5: Gender and the State in the Age of Revolution, 1750-1850
Chapter 6: Gender in the Age of Empires, 1815-1914
Chapter 7: Gender Politics in the Twentieth Century
Epilogue: Challenging Gender Identities
"Its chronological breadth, diverse choice of topics, and affordable price make it a useful volume for those seeking a supplemental text for a world history survey course." - Melissa Franklin-Harkrider, Fides et Historia
"Like other books in the "New Oxford World History" series, this volume packs a lot of content into a few highly readable, short chapters ... scholars, teachers, and students of world history will no doubt find many insights to augment lectures or inspire research projects." - P. B. Guingona, CHOICE