Women and Men in History

Practical Visionaries
by Pam Hirsch ~ Paperback / softback

This book examines women educationists within nineteenth and early twentieth century intellectual history. Working with new paradigms opened up by feminist scholarship, the book reveals how and why women leaders engaged with issues of power and influence. Specific women leaders are shown to be conce...

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More than Munitions
by Clare Wightman ~ Paperback / softback

Looks at the role of gender in explaining the experiences of women and men at work. The text focuses on women's employment in the engineering industries between 1900 and 1950. It challenges the special place given to male dominance in many of the existing accounts of women's work. Topical discussion...

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Men and the Emergence of Polite Society, Britain 1660-1800
by Philip Carter ~ Paperback / softback

WOMEN AND MEN IN HISTORY SERIESGeneral Editors: Patricia Skinner, Pamela Sharpe & Penny SummerfieldThis book presents an account of masculinity in eighteenth century Britain. In particular it is concerned with the impact of an emergent polite society on notions of manliness and the gentleman.From t...

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Imperial Women in Byzantium 1025-1204
by Barbara Hill ~ Paperback / softback

This, the second book to be published in the medieval tier of the series, Women and Men in History, will be essential reading for anyone studying Byzantine history in this period. It ranges in time from the death of the emperor Basil II in 1025 to the sacking of the city of Constantinople by the Fou...

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Disorderly Women in Eighteenth-Century London
by Tony Henderson ~ Paperback / softback

This is the first full-length study of prostitution in London during the eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Not only is it deeply revealing about the experience of prostitution in Georgian London but it also throws light on London society as a whole and its attitudes towards the female urban p...

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Blood, Bodies and Families in Early Modern England
by Patricia Crawford ~ Paperback / softback

'Blood, Bodies and Families' presents an innovative series of studies in the cultural and social history of early modern England. The book includes key new research and previously published influential studies. It includes studies of menstruation, sexual knowledge, as well as of infants and maternit...

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English Masculinities, 1660-1800
by Tim Hitchcock ~ Paperback / softback

This collection of specially commissioned essays provides the first social history of masculinity in the 'long eighteenth century'. Drawing on diaries, court records and prescriptive literature, it explores the different identities of late Stuart and Georgian men. The heterosexual fop, the homosexua...

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Gender, Power and Privilege in Early Modern Europe
by Penny Richards ~ Paperback / softback

Surveying court life and urban life, warfare, religion, and peace, this book provides a comprehensive history of how gender was experienced in early modern Europe. Gender, Power and Privilege in Early Modern Europe shows how definitions of sexuality and gender roles operated and more particularly,...

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Gender, Power and the Unitarians in England, 1760-1860
by Ruth Watts ~ Paperback / softback

This new study looks at the role which the radical religious sect, the Unitarians, played in helping to open the door to female emancipation. In the process Ruth Watts reveals the complex relationship between religion, gender, class and education during this period. She examines how far the Unitaria...

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A Soldier and a Woman
by Gerard J.De Groot ~ Paperback / softback

The image of an armed woman is one rife with tension - it challenges our deep-rooted beliefs regarding the proper role of women in society. The connection between military service and citizenship is explicit to varying degrees in most societies - and therefore the right of women to bear arms is an i...

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Gender, Church and State in Early Modern Germany
by Merry E Wiesner ~ Paperback / softback

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 question...

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Women and Ageing in British Society since 1500
by Lynn Botelho ~ Paperback / softback

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, the...

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Everyday Violence in Britain, 1850-1950
by Shani D'Cruze ~ Paperback / softback

Exploring the diverse violence in Britain in the century between 1850 and 1950, this text includes sections on: everyday violence in the home (including a chapter on infanticide); the use of violence within groups of men and women outside the home (for example, violence within youth gangs, and male ...

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Widowhood in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
by Sandra Cavallo ~ Paperback / softback

This book brings together innovative research on widows and widowers in medieval and early modern Europe. The introductory chapter by the Editors explores the conditions and constructions of widowhood in the period. Thirteen essays then illuminate different dimensions of widowhood in England, Italy,...

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Medieval Memories
by Elisabeth M. C. Houts ~ Hardback

Who, exactly, was responsible for the preservation of knowledge about the past? How did people preserve their recollections and pass them on to the next generation? Did they write them down or did they hand then on orally? The book is concerned with the memories of medieval people. In the Middle Age...

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