This text brings together eleven important pieces by Merry Wiesner, several of them previously unpublished, on three major areas in the study of women and gender in early modern Germany: religion, law and work. The final chapter, specially written for this volume addresses three fundamental questions: "Did women have a Reformation?"; "What effects did the development of capitalism have on women?"; and "Do the concepts 'Renaissance' and 'Early Modern' apply to women's experience?" The book concludes with an extensive bibliographical essay exploring both English and German scholarship.
- Limba : Engleza
- Cuprins : General Introduction.
1. Women's Defence of Their Public Role.
2. From Spiritual Virginity to Family as Calling.
3. Ideology Meets the Empire: Reformed Convents and the Reformation.
4. The Reformation of the Women.
5. Frail, Weak, and Helpless: Women's Legal Position in Theory and Reality.
6. Paternalism in Practice: The Control of Servants and Prostitutes in Early Modern German Cities.
7. War, Work, and Wealth: The Bases of Citizenship in Early Modern German Cities.
8. Spinning Out Capital: Women's Work in the Early Modern Economy.
9. Guilds, Male Bonding and Women's Work in Early Modern Germany.
10. Wandervogels and Women: Journeymen's Concepts of Masculinity in Early Modern Germany.
11. Concluding Essay: Reassessing, Transforming, Complicating: Two Decades of Early Modern Women's History
- Data Publicarii : 1997
- Editie : 1
- Format : Paperback
- Numar pagini : 240
- ISBN : 9780582292826
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