History: Women's & Gender History

  • The Midwives Book, 1540-1720: The Early-Modern British Sex Manual book cover

    The Midwives Book, 1540-1720

    The Early-Modern British Sex Manual

    Edited by Elaine Hobby

    From the first, the early-modern midwifery manual was a cross-cultural phenomenon. Disseminated in cheap octavo formats and in vernacular translations, they were an accessible source of information and advice on sexual life. In mapping the development of the English-language midwifery manual,…

    Hardback – 2018-01-28 
    Routledge
    Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity

  • Signing the Body in Early Modern France book cover

    Signing the Body in Early Modern France

    By Katherine Dauge-Roth

    The first major scholarly investigation into the rich history and ambiguous status of the body as a written object, this interdisciplinary study surveys varied forms of corporeal writing, imprinting and marking in France in the early modern period. Author Katherine Dauge-Roth demonstrates that the…

    Hardback – 2018-01-28 
    Routledge

  • The Hardships of the English Laws in Relation to Wives by Sarah Chapone book cover

    The Hardships of the English Laws in Relation to Wives by Sarah Chapone

    Edited by Susan Paterson Glover

    Susan Paterson Glover here presents, in modern type, a critical edition of the first printed work by an English woman writer, Sarah Chapone, on the inequity of the common law regime for married women. Glover's extended, original introduction provides an account of Chapone's life; a discussion of…

    Hardback – 2018-01-25 
    Routledge
    The Early Modern Englishwoman, 1500-1750: Contemporary Editions

  • Denying the Comfort Women: The Japanese State's Assault on Historical Truth book cover

    Denying the Comfort Women

    The Japanese State's Assault on Historical Truth

    Edited by Rumiko Nishino, Puja Kim, Akane Onozawa

    Planned, instituted and run by the Japanese Imperial Military during the Asia-Pacific war, the ‘comfort women’ system remains hugely controversial. Although political leaders often contest the role of coercion, many argue that the ‘comfort women’ were mobilized forcibly, through processes of…

    Hardback – 2018-01-25 
    Routledge
    Asia's Transformations

  • Christabel Pankhurst: A Biography book cover

    Christabel Pankhurst

    A Biography

    By June Purvis

    Together with her mother, Emmeline, Christabel Pankhurst co-led the single sex Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), founded in 1903 and soon regarded as the most notorious of the groupings campaigning for the parliamentary vote for women. A First Class Honours Graduate in Law, the determined…

    Paperback – 2018-01-19 
    Routledge
    Women's and Gender History

  • When Rape was Legal: The Untold History of Sexual Violence during Slavery book cover

    When Rape was Legal

    The Untold History of Sexual Violence during Slavery

    By Rachel Feinstein

    When Rape was Legal is the first book to solely focus on the widespread rape perpetrated against enslaved black women by white men in the United States. The routine practice of sexual violence against enslaved black women by white men, the motivations for this rape, and the legal context that…

    Paperback – 2018-01-15 
    Routledge
    New Critical Viewpoints on Society

  • Women Architects in the Modern Movement book cover

    Women Architects in the Modern Movement

    By Carmen Espegel

    Women Architects in the Modern Movement rewrites the history of modern architecture to elevate the often-overlooked female architects who helped build the movement. Starting with a theoretical analysis that situates women’s roles both in society and architecture specifically, Carmen Espegel…

    Paperback – 2018-01-11 
    Routledge

  • Women and Jewish Marriage Negotiations in Early Modern Italy: For Love and Money book cover

    Women and Jewish Marriage Negotiations in Early Modern Italy

    For Love and Money

    By Howard Tzvi Adelman

    This book examines the role of women in Jewish family negotiations, using the setting of Italy from the end of the Renaissance to the Baroque. In ghettos at night and under the scrutiny of inquisitions, Jews flourished. Life and learning were enriched by Jews from the Iberian Peninsula, the Ottoman…

    Hardback – 2018-01-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Early Modern History

  • Women, Land Rights and Rural Development: How Much Land Does a Woman Need? book cover

    Women, Land Rights and Rural Development

    How Much Land Does a Woman Need?

    By Esther Kingston-Mann

    The failure to include gender in the economic history of rural development has severely limited our understanding of privatizing, collectivist and colonial economic policies that disrupted and transformed the lives of rural women and men in the modern world. This book is unique in its focus on…

    Hardback – 2018-01-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and History

  • Women and the Politics of Gender in Post-Conflict Timor-Leste: Between Heaven and Earth book cover

    Women and the Politics of Gender in Post-Conflict Timor-Leste

    Between Heaven and Earth

    Edited by Sara Niner

    This book presents a wide-ranging overview of the position of women in Timor-Leste, 15 years after the country secured its independence. It considers the role of women in Timor-Leste’s history, explores their role in the present day economy and politics, and discusses their contribution to culture…

    Paperback – 2018-01-06 
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • Elizabeth Tanfield Cary’s History of Edward II: A Critical Edition book cover

    Elizabeth Tanfield Cary’s History of Edward II

    A Critical Edition

    Edited by Jesse G. Swan

    The full texts of both 1680 editions of Elizabeth Cary's History of Edward II are here reproduced completely, along with an extensive introduction including biographical, cultural, and literary commentary on Elizabeth Cary, and also background on the debate surrounding the texts' authorship. In the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-30 
    Routledge
    The Early Modern Englishwoman, 1500-1750: Contemporary Editions

  • Living Out Loud: An Introduction to LGBTQ History, Society, and Culture book cover

    Living Out Loud

    An Introduction to LGBTQ History, Society, and Culture

    By Michael Murphy

    An Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies: Thinking OUTside the Box offers students a foundation on evidence-based, interdisciplinary knowledge of LGBT history, society, and culture. Including chapters on sexual health and cross-cultural diversity, this text captures the…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge

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