Women’s and Gender Studies: Women's & Gender History

  • An American Diary 1857-8: Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon book cover

    An American Diary 1857-8: Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon

    1st Edition

    Edited by Joseph W. Reed, Jr.

    ‘I am one of the cracked people of the world,’ Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon wrote of herself, ‘and I like to herd with the cracked … queer Americans, democrats, socialists, artists, poor devils or angels; and am never happy in an English genteel family life. I try to do it like other people, but I…

    Paperback – 2020-07-16 
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  • Sin, Sickness and Sanity: A History of Sexual Attitudes book cover

    Sin, Sickness and Sanity

    A History of Sexual Attitudes, 1st Edition

    By Vern L. Bullough, Bonnie Bullough

    Originally published in 1977. For centuries myth, misinformation and taboo have distorted our vision of our sexual nature. This book examines such cultural phenomena: from Greek dualistic thought to Buddhist philosophy; from the attempt of early Christian sects to promote total chastity to…

    Paperback – 2020-07-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: History of Sexuality

  • Homosexuality: A History (From Ancient Greece to Gay Liberation) book cover

    Homosexuality

    A History (From Ancient Greece to Gay Liberation), 1st Edition

    By Vern L. Bullough

    Originally published in 1979. This is at once a look at the realities of homosexuality in history and an examination of the myths that have grown up around it. The record of practices and prejudices moves from biblical and classical through early and medieval Christian, Renaissance, and Victorian…

    Paperback – 2020-07-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: History of Sexuality

  • Sexual Moralities in France, 1780-1980: New Ideas on the Family, Divorce, and Homosexuality: An Essay on Moral Change book cover

    Sexual Moralities in France, 1780-1980

    New Ideas on the Family, Divorce, and Homosexuality: An Essay on Moral Change, 1st Edition

    By Antony Copley

    Originally published in 1989. This is the first history of modern France to explore the long-term origins of the libertarian revolt. It traces the moral history from the eighteenth century to the 1960s, examining the questions of marriage and divorce, homosexuality, and sexual morality. It includes…

    Paperback – 2020-07-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: History of Sexuality

  • The Sexuality Papers: Male Sexuality and the Social Control of Women book cover

    The Sexuality Papers

    Male Sexuality and the Social Control of Women, 1st Edition

    By Lal Coveney, Margaret Jackson, Sheila Jeffreys, Leslie Kay, Pat Mahony

    Originally published in 1984. The history of sex in the last 100 years has usually been written as a story of progress from repression to sexual liberation. This book argues that the reverse is true, demonstrating that the ‘sexual revolution’ came as a backlash to a women’s movement which…

    Paperback – 2020-07-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: History of Sexuality

  • Wanton Wenches and Wayward Wives: Peasants and Illicit Sex in Early Seventeenth Century England book cover

    Wanton Wenches and Wayward Wives

    Peasants and Illicit Sex in Early Seventeenth Century England, 1st Edition

    By G. R. Quaife

    Originally published in 1979. This highly detailed study of illicit sex amongst the peasantry of Somerset between 1601 and 1660 recreates the atmosphere of the period and questions a number of previously accepted hypotheses. Based on the depositions presented to the county and regional courts…

    Paperback – 2020-07-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: History of Sexuality

  • Medieval Sexuality: A Research Guide book cover

    Medieval Sexuality

    A Research Guide, 1st Edition

    Edited by Joyce E. Salisbury

    Originally published in 1990. Well-annotated bibliographical entries cover works on history, religion, medicine, philosophy, law and literature in western Europe from about the third century A.D. through the end of the medieval period. The primary sources are organised thematically, and separately…

    Paperback – 2020-07-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: History of Sexuality

  • Sex in the Middle Ages: A Book of Essays book cover

    Sex in the Middle Ages

    A Book of Essays, 1st Edition

    Edited by Joyce E. Salisbury

    Originally published in 1991. Covering courtship, disclosure, diversity, and public implications, the essays here discuss topics such as erotic magic, nakedness, physicians’ attitudes about sex, boy-love, saints and sex, and the politics of sodomy, as they were manifested in medieval Europe and the…

    Paperback – 2020-07-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: History of Sexuality

  • Woman in Italy: From the Introduction of the Chivalrous Service of Love to the Appearance of the Professional Actress book cover

    Woman in Italy

    From the Introduction of the Chivalrous Service of Love to the Appearance of the Professional Actress, 1st Edition

    By William Boulting

    First published in 1910, this study in social evolution from the 13th to the 16th century functioned as a successor to Jacob Burckhardt’s The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy (1860). The author developed Burckhardt’s idea of studying continuous trends over time whilst challenging his idea…

    Paperback – 2020-06-30 
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  • Families in the Expansion of Europe,1500-1800 book cover

    Families in the Expansion of Europe,1500-1800

    1st Edition

    Edited by Maria Beatriz Nizza da Silva

    Published in 1998, this volume presents legal, religious and demographic aspects of the transfer of European family organisations to new environments in the overseas colonies, and illustrates the impacts of contact with other ethnic groups. In Africa the focus is on the Cape, the principal area of…

    Paperback – 2020-06-30 
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  • Disillusionment or New Opportunities?: The Changing Nature of Work in Offices, Glasgow 1880–1914 book cover

    Disillusionment or New Opportunities?

    The Changing Nature of Work in Offices, Glasgow 1880–1914, 1st Edition

    By R. Guerriero Wilson

    First published in 1998, this book explores the physical and technological changes which occurred in the growing bureaucracies of big-business and of government as well as in the small and mid-size business of the city. The study of these changes provides a context within which to set the…

    Paperback – 2020-06-30 
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  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Tudor and Stuart England book cover

    Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Tudor and Stuart England

    1st Edition

    By Audrey Eccles

    Originally published in 1982 Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Tudor and Stuart England traces the development of obstetrics and gynaecology over the past two centuries. Between the 16th and 18th century midwifery passed from a female mystery, employing traditional medicines and superstitions, to a…

    Paperback – 2020-05-31 
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    Routledge Library Editions: History of Medicine

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