A lively social history of the roles of men and women - from workplace to household, from parish church to alehouse, from market square to marriage bed. Robert Shoemaker investigates such varied topics as crime, leisure, the theatre, religious observance, notions of morality and even changing patterns of sexual activity itself.
2. Ideas About Gender.
4. Family and Household Life.
6. Religion and Politics.
7. Social and Cultural Life.
8. Conclusion: The Emergence of Separate Spheres?