Women's & Gender History Products

  • The Hardships of the English Laws in Relation to Wives (London, 1735), 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 – 2016-05-28 
    The Early Modern Englishwoman, 1500–1750: Contemporary Editions

  • The Human Body in Early Iron Age Central Europe

    By Katharina Rebay-Salisbury

    The ‘archaeology of the body’ has recently emerged as one of the most promising new fields in archaeology, using a fresh approach to look at archaeological data from a different angle and interpreting society in a new way. This volume tracks the changing individual and social identities of…

    Hardback – 2016-05-28 

  • The Cults of Sainte Foy and the Cultural Work of Saints

    By Kathleen Ashley

    Bringing together artifacts, texts and practices within an interpretive framework that stresses the cultural work performed by saints, Kathleen Ashley here presents a comparative study of the cults of the medieval Sainte Foy at a number of sites where she was especially venerated. This book…

    Hardback – 2016-05-28 

  • Capitalising on Punishment

    State Power, Gender and Women Who Kill

    By Anette Ballinger

    This volume draws on a wealth of primary source material, the vast majority of which has never been published before, to present a study of women reprieved of murder during the 20th Century. The research provides a stark illumination of the overwhelming power differences between the condemned and…

    Hardback – 2016-05-26 

  • Disability and Colonialism

    (Dis)encounters and Anxious Intersectionalities

    Edited by Karen Soldatic, Shaun Grech

    The mapping, control and subjugation of the human body and mind were core features of the colonial conquest. This book draws together a rich collection of diverse, yet rigorous, papers that aim to expose the presence and significance of disability within colonialism, and how disability remains…

    Hardback – 2016-05-06 

  • Letters Between Mothers and Daughters

    Edited by Barbara Caine

    There are now many studies of family letters in Europe, but most of them focus on marital letters and letters between parents, especially mothers, and their sons. Little attention has been paid to the letters to and from daughters. This volume seeks to begin filling that gap by exploring the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-03 

  • Gender, Power and Identity in the Early Modern House of Orange-Nassau

    By Susan Broomhall, Jacqueline Van Gent

    How do gender and power relationships affect the expression of family, House and dynastic identities? The present study explores this question using a case study of the House of Orange-Nassau, whose extensive visual, material and archival sources from both male and female members enable us to trace…

    Hardback – 2016-05-03 

  • A Popular History of Witchcraft (RLE Witchcraft)

    By Montague Summers

    This is a comprehensive guide to the practices of witchcraft from their inception to the present day. Summers argues that all witchcraft is essentially the same, regardless of geographical location. He examines the practices of the cult in great detail, and its historical progression, within the…

    Paperback – 2016-04-30 
    Routledge Library Editions: Witchcraft

  • Ladies' Dispensatory

    Edited by Carey Balaban, Jonathan Erlen, Richard Sederits

    Leonard Sowerby's self-healing manual for women, The Ladies' Dispensatory, emerged in England in 1652 amidst an abundance of medical self-help books for the lay citizen. Written for both the common patient and the amateur health provider, these manuals of home remedies provided their readers with a…

    Paperback – 2016-04-30 

  • Engendering the Buddhist State

    Reconstructions of Cambodian History

    By Ashley Thompson

    Drawing from more than a decade of field and archival research, this book concerns Cambodian history and historiography, with an ultimate aim to broadening and deepening bases for understanding the Cambodian Theravada politico-cultural complex. The book takes the form of an interdisciplinary…

    Hardback – 2016-04-25 
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Women in Transnational History

    Connecting the Local and the Global

    Edited by Clare Midgley, Alison Twells, Julie Carlier

    Women in Transnational History offers a range of fresh perspectives on the field of women’s history, exploring how cross-border connections and global developments since the nineteenth century have shaped diverse women’s lives and the gendered social, cultural, political and economic histories of…

    Paperback – 2016-04-25 
    Women's and Gender History

  • Infanticide and Abortion in Early Modern Germany

    By Margaret Brannan Lewis

    This book is the first work to look at the full range of three centuries of the early modern period in regards to infanticide and abortion, a period in which both practices were regarded equally as criminal acts. Faced with dire consequences if they were found pregnant or if they bore illegitimate…

    Hardback – 2016-04-20 
    "The Body, Gender and Culture"

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