1st Edition

Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

    1442 Pages 100 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Research on women and gender in the early modern world is booming: the field has a scholarly society that is now more than twenty years old; a specialized annual journal; a tri-annual conference; and a book series. How the topic is studied has changed over time: while past scholarship tended to focus on Europe, research is now becoming increasingly global. With this development in mind, this new Routledge collection has a global appeal, with the pre-colonial, as well as colonial Americas, Africa, and the Muslim world, along with Europe, South Asia and East Asia, represented. Users will be introduced to the classics, as well as made aware of the newest scholarly developments.

    Edited by a highly experienced and knowledgeable academic in the field, this new Routledge collection is structured topically (with both chronological and geographic diversity within each of the topics to allow regional, transregional, and global comparisons).

    Volume I

    Part 1: Theory and Overviews

    1. Joan Scott, ‘Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis’, American Historical Review, 1986, 91, 5, 1053–75.

    2. Afsaneh Najmabadi, ‘Beyond the Americas: Are Gender and Sexuality Useful Categories of Historical Analysis?’, Journal of Women’s History, 2006, 18, 1, 11–21.

    3. Natalie Zemon Davis, ‘Women on Top’, Society and Culture in Early Modern France (Stanford University Press, 1975), pp. 124–51.

    4. Susan D. Amussen and Allyson M. Poska, ‘Restoring Miranda: Gender and the Limits of European Patriarchy in the Early Modern Atlantic World’, Journal of Global History, November 2012, 7, 3, 342–63.

    Part 2: Time and Space

    5. Joan Kelly, ‘Did Women Have a Renaissance?’, in Renate Bridenthal and Claudia Koonz (eds.), Becoming Visible: Women in European History (Houghton-Mifflin, 1977), pp. 137–64.

    6. Merry Wiesner-Hanks, ‘Do Women Need the Renaissance?’, Gender & History, November 2008, 20, 539–57.

    7. Valerie Traub, ‘Mapping the Global Body’, in Peter Erickson and Clark Hulse (eds.), Early Modern Visual Culture: Representation, Race, and Empire in Renaissance England (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000), pp. 44–97.

    8. Lucienne Thys Senocak, ‘The Gendered City’, in S. Jayyusi, R.Holod, A Petruccioli, and A. Raymond (eds.), The City in the Islamic World (Brill, 2008), pp. 877–94.

    Part 3: Migrations and Interactions

    9. Susan M. Socolow, ‘Women and Migration in Colonial Latin America’, in Anore Horton (ed.), New Perspectives on Women and Migration in Colonial Latin America (Princeton University Press, 2001), pp. 1–20.

    10. Jyotsna G. Singh, ‘Boundary Crossings in the Islamic World: Princess Gulbadan as Traveler, Biographer, and Witness to History, 1523–1603’, Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2012, 7, 231–40.

    11. Susan Kellogg, ‘Depicting ‘mestizaje’: Gendered Images of Ethnorace in Colonial Mexican Texts’, Journal of Women's History, 2000, 12, 3, 69–92.

    12. Jennifer M. Spear, ‘"They Need Wives": Métissage and the Regulation of Sexuality in French Louisiana, 1699–1730’, in Martha Hodes (ed.), Sex, Love, Race: Crossing Boundaries in North American History (New York University Press, 1999), pp. 35–59.

    13. Charlene Villaseñor Black, ‘Love and Marriage in the Spanish Empire: Depictions of Holy Matrimony and Gender Discourses in the Seventeenth Century’, The Sixteenth Century Journal, 2001, 32, 637–67.

    Volume II

    Part 1: The Body and Life Cycle

    14. Patricia Crawford, ‘Attitudes to Menstruation in Seventeenth-Century England’, Past and Present, 1981, 91, 47–73.

    15. Dorothy Ko, ‘The Body as Attire: The Shifting Meanings of Footbinding in Seventeenth-Century China’, Journal of Women’s History,1997, 8, 4, 8–27.

    16. Silvana Seidel Menchi, ‘The Girl and the Hourglass: Periodization of Women’s Lives in Western Preindustrial Societies’, in Anne Jacobson Schutte, Thomas Kuehn, and Silvana Seidel Menchi (eds.), Time, Space and Women’s Lives in Early Modern Europe (Truman State University Press, 2001), pp. 41–74.

    17. Ruth Perry, ‘Colonizing the Breast: Sexuality and Maternity in Eighteenth-Century England’, Journal of the History of Sexuality, 1991, 2, 204–34.

    18. Nandita Prasad Sahai, ‘The "Other" Culture: Craft Societies and Widow Remarriage in Early Modern India’, Journal of Women’s History, 2007, 19, 2, 36–58.

    Part 2: Marriage and the Family

    19. Patricia Ebrey, ‘Conceptions of the Family in the Sung Dynasty’, The Journal of Asian Studies, February 1984, 43, 2, 219–45.

    20. Christiane Klapisch-Zuber, ‘The "Cruel Mother": Maternity, Widowhood, and Dowry in Florence in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries’, in Women, Family, and Ritual in Renaissance Italy (University of Chicago Press, 1985), pp. 117–31.

    21. Amy Louise Erickson, ‘Coverture and Capitalism’, History Workshop Journal, Spring 2005, 59, 1–16.

    22. Rhiannon Stephens, ‘Birthing Wealth? Motherhood, and Poverty in East-Central Uganda, c. 700–1900’, Past and Present, 2012, 215, 235–68.

    Part 3: Sexuality

    23. Kathleen Brown, ‘Changed … into the Fashion of Man: The Politics of Sexual Difference in a Seventeenth-Century Anglo-American Settlement’, Journal of the History of Sexuality, 1995, 6, 171–93.

    24. Elizabeth Cohen, ‘Honor and Gender in the Streets of Early Modern Rome’, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 1992, 22, 597–625.

    25. Barbara Watson Andaya, ‘From Temporary Wife to Prostitute: Sexuality and Economic Change in Early Modern Southeast Asia’, The Journal of Women’s History, February 1998, 9, 4, 11–34.

    26. Daniel Kaiser, ‘"He Said, She Said": Rape and Gender Discourse in Early Modern Russia’, Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, 2002, 3, 2, 197–216.

    27. Garthine Walker, ‘Rereading Rape and Sexual Violence in Early Modern England’, Gender and History, 1998, 10, 1998, 1–25.

    Volume III

    Part 1: Law and the Courts

    28. Julie Hardwick, ‘Women "Working" the Law: Gender, Authority, and Legal Process in Early Modern France’, Journal of Women’s History, 1997, 9, 28–49.

    29. Grace E. Coolidge, ‘"Neither Dumb, Deaf, Nor Destitute of Understanding": Women as Guardians in Early Modern Spain’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 2005, 36, 3, 673–93.

    30. Nhung Tuyet Tran, ‘Gender, Property, and the "Autonomy Thesis" in Southeast Asia: The Endowment of Local Succession in Early Modern Vietnam’, The Journal of Aisian Studies, February 2008, 67, 1, 43–72.

    31. Diana E. Wright, ‘Female Crime and State Punishment in Early Modern Japan’, Journal of Women's History, 2004, 16, 3, 10–29.

    32. Valerie Kivelson, ‘Patrolling the Boundaries: The Uses of Witchcraft Accusations and Household Strife in Seventeenth-Century Muscovy’, Harvard Ukrainian Studies, 1995, 19, 302–23.

    Part 2: Politics and Power

    33. Carole Levin, ‘Power, Politics, and Sexuality: Images of Elizabeth I’, in J. R. Brink, Allison Coudert, and Maryanne Cline Horowitz (eds.), The Politics of Gender in Early Modern Europe (Sixteenth-Century Journal Publishers, 1989), pp. 95–110.

    34. Leslie Peirce, ‘Beyond Harem Walls: Ottoman Royal Women and the Exercise of Power’, in Dorothy O. Helly and Susan M. Reverby (eds.), Gendered Domains: Rethinking Public and Private in Women’s History (Cornell University Press, 1992), pp. 40–55.

    35. Susan Toby Evans, ‘Concubines and Cloth: Women and Weaving in Aztec and Colonial Mexico’, in Anne Walthall (ed.), Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History (University of California Press, 2008), pp. 215–31.

    36. Sarah Hanley, ‘Engendering the State: Family Formation and State Building in Early Modern France’, French Historical Studies, 1989, 16, 4–27.

    37. Margaret Hunt, ‘Women and the Fiscal-Imperial State in the Late Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries’, in Kathleen Wilson (ed.), A New Imperial History: Culture, Identity and Modernity in Britain and the Empire 1660–1840 (Cambridge University Press, 2004), pp. 29–47.

    Part 3: The Economy

    38. Anne Walthall, ‘The Life Cycle of Farm Women in Tokugawa Japan’, in Gail Lee Bernstein (ed.), Recreating Japanese Women, 1600–1945 (University of California Press, 1991), pp. 42–70.

    39. Darlene Abreu-Ferreira, ‘Fishmongers and Shipowners: Women in Maritime Communities of Early Modern Portugal’, Sixteenth Century Journal, 2000, 31, 1, 7–23.

    40. Jean Quataert, ‘The Shaping of Women’s Work in Manufacturing: Guilds, Households, and the State in Central Europe, 1648–1870’, American Historical Review, December 1985, 90, 1122–48.

    41. Clare Crowston, ‘Engendering the Guilds: Seamstresses, Tailors, and the Clash of Corporate Identities in Old Regime France’, French Historical Studies, 2000, 23, 339–71.

    42. Maxine Berg, ‘Women’s Consumption and the Industrial Classes of Eighteenth-Century England’, Journal of Social History, 1996, 30, 415–34.

    Volume IV

    Part 1: Education and Intellectual Life

    43. Hilda Smith, ‘Women Intellectuals and Intellectual History: their Paradigmatic Separation’, Women’s History Review, July 2007, 16, 3, 353–68.

    44. Margaret L. King, ‘Petrarch, Self-Conscious Self, and the First Women Humanists’, Journal of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Fall 2005, 35, 3, 537–58.

    45. Dena Goodman, ‘Enlightened Salons: The Convergence of Female and Philosophic Ambitions’, Eighteenth Century Studies, 1989, 22, 329–50.

    46. Susan Mann, ‘Learned Women in the Eighteenth Century’, in Christina K. Gilmartin, Gail Hershatter, Lisa Rofel, and Tyrene White (eds.), Engendering China: Women, Culture, and the State (Harvard University Press, 1994), pp. 27–46.

    47. Martina Deuchler, ‘Propagating Female Virtues in Choson Korea’, in Dorothy Ko, JaHyun Kim Haboush, and Joan R. Piggott (eds.), Women and Confucian Cultures in Premodern China, Korea and Japan (University of California Press, 2008), pp. 142–69.

    Part 2: Art, Music, and Literature

    48. Mary D. Garrard, ‘Artemisia Gentileschi’s Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting’, Art Bulletin, March 1980, 62, 97–112.

    49. Carolyn Valone, ‘Roman Matrons as Patrons: Various Views of the Cloister Wall’, in Craig Monson (ed.), The Crannied Wall: Women, Religion and the Arts in Early Modern Europe (University of Michigan Press, 1992), pp. 49–72.

    50. Linda Austern, ‘Women’s Musical Voices in Sixteenth-Century England’, Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2008, 3, 127–52.

    51. Margaret W. Ferguson, ‘Juggling the Categories of Race, Class, and Gender: Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko’, Women’s Studies, 1991, 19, 1, 159–81.

    52. David Porter, ‘Trans-Eurasian Convergences in Early Modern Women’s Writing’, Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2012, 7, 203–14.

    Part 3: Religion and Spirituality

    53. Lyndal Roper, ‘"The Common Man", "the Common Good", "Common Women": Gender and Meaning in the Reformation German Commune’, Social History, 1987, 12, 1–21.

    54. Silvia Evangelisti, ‘"We Do Not Have It, and We Do Not Want It": Women, Power, and Convent Reform in Florence’, Sixteenth Century Journal, Fall 2003, 34, 3, 677–700.

    55. Frances E. Dolan, ‘Gender and the "Lost" Spaces of Catholicism’, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Spring 2002, 32, 4, 641–65.

    56. James H. Sweet, ‘Mutual Misunderstandings: Gender, Gesture and Healing in the African Portuguese World’, Past and Present, 2009, 128–43.

    57. Kathryn Babayan, ‘The "Aqa’id al-Nisa": A Glimpse at Safavi Women in Local Isfahani Culture’, in Gavin R. G. Hambly (ed.), Women in the Medieval Islamic World (St Martin’s Press, 1998), pp. 349–81.