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A History of Women in Ireland, 1500-1800

A History of Women in Ireland, 1500-1800

1st Edition

Mary O'Dowd
November 12, 2004

The first general survey of the history of women in early modern Ireland.  Based on an impressive range of source material, it presents the results of original research into women’s lives and experiences in Ireland from 1500 to 1800.  This was a time of considerable change in Ireland as ...

More than Munitions Women, Work and the Engineering Industries, 1900-1950

More than Munitions Women, Work and the Engineering Industries, 1900-1950

1st Edition

Clare Wightman
April 06, 1999

Clare Wightman explores the key issue of gender in explaining the experience of men and women at work. She uses women's employment in the engineering industries between 1900 and 1950 to confront many of the contentious debates in women's history. She shows that the two World Wars did not produce ...

Manliness and Masculinities in Nineteenth-Century Britain Essays on Gender, Family and Empire

Manliness and Masculinities in Nineteenth-Century Britain Essays on Gender, Family and Empire

1st Edition

John Tosh
November 12, 2004

In the space of barely fifteen years, the history of masculinity has become an important dimension of social and cultural history. John Tosh has been in the forefront of the field since the beginning, having written A Man’s Place: Masculinity and the Middle-Class Home in Victorian England (1999), ...

Gender, Church and State in Early Modern Germany Essays by Merry E. Wiesner

Gender, Church and State in Early Modern Germany Essays by Merry E. Wiesner

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Merry E. Wiesner
October 01, 1997

This text brings together eleven important pieces by Merry Wiesner, several of them previously unpublished, on three major areas in the study of women and gender in early modern Germany: religion, law and work.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 ...

A Soldier and a Woman

A Soldier and a Woman

1st Edition

Gerard J.De Groot, C Peniston-Bird
June 19, 2000

 The question of women's role in the military is extremely topical. A Woman and a Soldier covers the experiences of women in the military from the late mediaeval period to the present day. Written in two volumes this comprehensive guide covers a wide range of wars: The Thirty Years War, the ...

Everyday Violence in Britain, 1850-1950 Gender and Class

Everyday Violence in Britain, 1850-1950 Gender and Class

1st Edition

Shani D'Cruze, Ivor Crewe
November 14, 2000

The diverse violence of modern Britain is hardly new. The Britain of 1850 to 1950 was similarly afflicted. The book is divided into four parts.  'Getting Hurt' which looks at everyday violence in the home (including a chapter on infanticide).  'Uses and Rejections' two chapters on the use...

Women in British Public Life, 1914 - 50 Gender, Power and Social Policy

Women in British Public Life, 1914 - 50 Gender, Power and Social Policy

1st Edition

Helen Jones
May 15, 2000

An examination of the ways in which women challenged the British educational, employment and welfare systems after the franchise. Helen Jones explores how women adapted their strategies to confront the system from within, and what constraints were imposed on them. She also examines the active role ...

Disorderly Women in Eighteenth-Century London Prostitution and Control in the Metropolis, 1730-1830

Disorderly Women in Eighteenth-Century London Prostitution and Control in the Metropolis, 1730-1830

1st Edition

Tony Henderson
May 17, 1999

This is the first full-length study of prostitution in London during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It is a compelling account, exposing the real lives of the capital's prostitutes, and also shedding light on London society as a whole, its policing systems and its attitudes towards ...

Manhood in Early Modern England Honour, Sex and Marriage

Manhood in Early Modern England Honour, Sex and Marriage

1st Edition

Elizabeth A Foyster
March 02, 1999

This is the first book to focus on the relationships which men formed with their wives in early modern England, making it an important contribution to a new understanding of English, social, family, and gender history. Dr Foyster redresses the balance of historical research which has largely ...

Widowhood in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Widowhood in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

1st Edition

Sandra Cavallo, Lyndan Warner
July 27, 1999

This new collection of essays brings together brand new research on widowhood in medieval and early modern Europe. The volume opens with an introductory chapter by the Editors which looks generally at the conditions and constructions of widowhood in this period. This is followed by a range of ...

Women and Ageing in British Society since 1500

Women and Ageing in British Society since 1500

1st Edition

Lynn Botelho, Pat Thane
January 02, 2001

Women have always made up the majority of older people: this examination of the lives of elderly women in Britain in the period 1500 to the present reveals attitudes towards the ageing process. It sheds light on household structures as well as wider issues - including the history of the family...

Women and Work in Russia, 1880-1930 A Study in Continuity Through Change

Women and Work in Russia, 1880-1930 A Study in Continuity Through Change

1st Edition

Jane Mcdermid, Anna Hillyar
March 20, 1998

This study considers the impact of industrialisation, revolution and world war on women's working lives in Russia. Unlike existing studies this new text looks at women from all social classes. In the process the authors reveal how the stereotypical portrayal of Russian women's work as a struggle of...

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