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Working Women in Renaissance Germany

Working Women in Renaissance Germany Author Merry E. Wiesner
ISBN-10 UVA:X001080218
Release 1986
Pages 263
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Women and Family Life in Early Modern German Literature

Women and Family Life in Early Modern German Literature Author Elisabeth Wåghäll Nivre
ISBN-10 1571131973
Release 2004
Pages 221
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A study of the discourse of gender in 16th-century German popular literature.

Encyclopedia of Women in the Renaissance

Encyclopedia of Women in the Renaissance Author Diana Maury Robin
ISBN-10 9781851097722
Release 2007
Pages 459
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Presents biographical and topical information on the contributions made by women during the Renaissance in such fields as medicine, religion, and art.

Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe

Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe Author Merry E. Wiesner
ISBN-10 0521778220
Release 2000-07-03
Pages 325
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A major new edition of the bestselling volume in New Approaches to European History.

Plague Hospitals

Plague Hospitals Author Jane L. Stevens Crawshaw
ISBN-10 9781317080299
Release 2016-04-22
Pages 338
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Developed throughout early modern Europe, lazaretti, or plague hospitals, took on a central role in early modern responses to epidemic disease, in particular the prevention and treatment of plague. The lazaretti served as isolation hospitals, quarantine centres, convalescent homes, cemeteries, and depots for the disinfection or destruction of infected goods. The first permanent example of this institution was established in Venice in 1423 and between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries tens of thousands of patients passed through the doors. Founded on lagoon islands, the lazaretti tell us about the relationship between the city and its natural environment. The plague hospitals also illustrate the way in which medical structures in Venice intersected with those of piety and poor relief and provided a model for public health which was influential across Europe. This is the first detailed study of how these plague hospitals functioned, where they were situated, who worked there, what it was like to stay there, and how many people survived. Comparisons are made between the Venetian lazaretti and similar institutions in Padua, Verona and other Italian and European cities. Centred on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, during which time there were both serious plague outbreaks in Europe and periods of relative calm, the book explores what the lazaretti can tell us about early modern medicine and society and makes a significant contribution to both Venetian history and our understanding of public health in early modern Europe, engaging with ideas of infection and isolation, charity and cure, dirt, disease and death.

Working Women of Early Modern Venice

Working Women of Early Modern Venice Author Monica Chojnacka
ISBN-10 0801864852
Release 2001-01-02
Pages 188
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In this groundbreaking book, Monica Chojnacka argues that the women of early modern Venice occupied a more socially powerful space than traditionally believed. Rather than focusing exclusively on the women of noble or wealthy merchant families, Chojnacka explores the lives of women—unmarried, married, or widowed—who worked for a living and helped keep the city running through their labor, services, and products. Among Chojnacka's surprising findings is the degree to which these working women exercised control over their own lives. Many headed households and even owned their own homes; when necessary, they also took in and supported other women of their families. Some were self-employed, while others had jobs outside the home. They often moved freely about the city to conduct business, and they took legal action in the courts on their own behalf. On a daily basis, Venetian women worked, traveled, and contested obstacles in ways that made the city their own.

Topographies of Gender in Middle High German Arthurian Romance

Topographies of Gender in Middle High German Arthurian Romance Author Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand
ISBN-10 9781136700200
Release 2014-05-01
Pages 244
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This book explores the metaphor of topography as a mechanism for the inscription of gender roles in Arthurian romance.

City Women

City Women Author Eleanor Hubbard
ISBN-10 9780199609345
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 297
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City Women is a major new study of the lives of ordinary women in early modern London. By using court testimonies written down by clerks, it tells the stories of these mostly illiterate women in their own words, and explores their dogged struggles for survival and advancement.

Contesting the Renaissance

Contesting the Renaissance Author William Caferro
ISBN-10 1444391321
Release 2010-08-24
Pages 264
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In this book, William Caferro asks if the Renaissance was really a period of progress, reason, the emergence of the individual, and the beginning of modernity. An influential investigation into the nature of the European Renaissance Summarizes scholarly debates about the nature of the Renaissance Engages with specific controversies concerning gender identity, economics, the emergence of the modern state, and reason and faith Takes a balanced approach to the many different problems and perspectives that characterize Renaissance studies

Labors Lost

Labors Lost Author Natasha Korda
ISBN-10 9780812204315
Release 2011-09-21
Pages 360
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Labors Lost offers a fascinating and wide-ranging account of working women's behind-the-scenes and hitherto unacknowledged contributions to theatrical production in Shakespeare's time. Natasha Korda reveals that the purportedly all-male professional stage relied on the labor, wares, ingenuity, and capital of women of all stripes, including ordinary crafts- and tradeswomen who supplied costumes, props, and comestibles; wealthy heiresses and widows who provided much-needed capital and credit; wives, daughters, and widows of theater people who worked actively alongside their male kin; and immigrant women who fueled the fashion-driven stage with a range of newfangled skills and commodities. Combining archival research on these and other women who worked in and around the playhouses with revisionist readings of canonical and lesser-known plays, Labors Lost retrieves this lost history by detailing the diverse ways women participated in the work of playing, and the ways male players and playwrights in turn helped to shape the cultural meanings of women's work. Far from a marginal phenomenon, the gendered division of theatrical labor was crucial to the rise of the commercial theaters in London and had an influence on the material culture of the stage and the dramatic works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

From Wives to Widows in Early Modern Paris

From Wives to Widows in Early Modern Paris Author Professor Janine M Lanza
ISBN-10 9781409479918
Release 2013-06-28
Pages 262
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Looking especially at widows of master craftsmen in early modern Paris, this study provides analysis of the social and cultural structures that shaped widows' lives as well as their day-to-day experiences. Janine Lanza examines widows in early modern Paris at every social and economic level, beginning with the late sixteenth century when changes in royal law curtailed the movement of property within families up to the time of the French Revolution. The glimpses she gives us of widows running businesses, debating remarriage, and negotiating marriage contracts offer precious insights into the daily lives of women in this period. Lanza shows that understanding widows dramatically alters our understanding of gender, not only in terms of how it was lived in this period but also how historians can use this idea as a category of analysis. Her study also engages the historiographical issue of business and entrepreneurship, particularly women's participation in the world of work; and explicitly examines the place of the law in the lived experience of the early modern period. How did widowed women use their newly acquired legal emancipation? How did they handle their emotional loss? How did their roles in their families and their communities change? How did they remain financially solvent without a man in the house? How did they make decisions that had always been made by the men around them? These questions all touch upon the experience of widows and on the ways women related to prevalent structures and ideologies in this society. Lanza's study of these women, the ways they were represented and how they experienced their widowhood, challenges many historical assumptions about women and their roles with respect to the law, the family, and economic activity.


Ancestors Author Steven Ozment
ISBN-10 0674041739
Release 2009-06-01
Pages 176
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Rescuing the premodern family from the grim picture many historians have given us of life in early Europe, "Ancestors" offers a major reassessment of a crucial aspect of European history--and tells a story of age-old domesticity inextricably linked, and surprisingly similar, to our own. An elegant summa on family life in Europe past, this compact and powerful book extends and completes a project begun with Steven Ozment's "When Fathers Ruled: Family Life in Reformation Europe" (Harvard). Here Ozment, the leading historian of the family in the middle centuries, replaces the often miserable depiction of premodern family relations with a delicately nuanced portrait of a vibrant and loving social group. Mining the records of families' private lives--from diaries and letters to fiction and woodcuts--Ozment shows us a preindustrial family not very different from the later family of high industry that is generally viewed as the precursor to the sentimental nuclear family of today. In "Ancestors," we see the familiar pattern of a domestic wife and working father in a home in which spousal and parental love were amply present: parents cherished their children, wives were helpmeets in providing for the family, and the genders were nearly equal. Contrary to the abstractions of history, parents then--as now--were sensitive to the emotional and psychological needs of their children, treated them with affection, and gave them a secure early life and caring preparation for adulthood. As it recasts familial history, "Ancestors" resonates beyond its time, revealing how much the story of the premodern family has to say to a modern society that finds itself in the throes of a family crisis.

The Witch Hunts

The Witch Hunts Author Robert Thurston
ISBN-10 9781317865001
Release 2013-11-26
Pages 368
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Tens of thousands of people were persecuted and put to death as witches between 1400 and 1700 – the great age of witch hunts. Why did the witch hunts arise, flourish and decline during this period? What purpose did the persecutions serve? Who was accused, and what was the role of magic in the hunts? This important reassessment of witch panics and persecutions in Europeand colonial America both challenges and enhances existing interpretations of the phenomenon. Locating its origins 400 years earlier in the growing perception of threats to Western Christendom, Robert Thurston outlines the development of a ‘persecuting society’ in which campaigns against scapegoats such as heretics, Jews, lepers and homosexuals set the scene for the later witch hunts. He examines the creation of the witch stereotype and looks at how the early trials and hunts evolved, with the shift from accusatory to inquisitorial court procedures and reliance upon confessions leading to the increasing use of torture.

The German Genius

The German Genius Author Peter Watson
ISBN-10 9780857203243
Release 2010-09-16
Pages 992
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From the end of the Baroque age and the death of Bach in 1750 to the rise of Hitler in 1933, Germany was transformed from a poor relation among western nations into a dominant intellectual and cultural force more influential than France, Britain, Italy, Holland, and the United States. In the early decades of the 20th century, German artists, writers, philosophers, scientists, and engineers were leading their freshly-unified country to new and undreamed of heights, and by 1933, they had won more Nobel prizes than anyone else and more than the British and Americans combined. But this genius was cut down in its prime with the rise and subsequent fall of Adolf Hitler and his fascist Third Reich-a legacy of evil that has overshadowed the nation's contributions ever since. Yet how did the Germans achieve their pre-eminence beginning in the mid-18th century? In this fascinating cultural history, Peter Watson goes back through time to explore the origins of the German genius, how it flourished and shaped our lives, and, most importantly, to reveal how it continues to shape our world. As he convincingly demonstarates, while we may hold other European cultures in higher esteem, it was German thinking-from Bach to Nietzsche to Freud-that actually shaped modern America and Britain in ways that resonate today.

Power and Gender in Renaissance Spain

Power and Gender in Renaissance Spain Author Helen Nader
ISBN-10 025207145X
Release 2004
Pages 208
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Powerful/influential women who provided positive role models without opposition from males are not an invention of twentieth-century feminism but also existed in times past.

Mad Princes of Renaissance Germany

Mad Princes of Renaissance Germany Author H. C. Erik Midelfort
ISBN-10 0813915015
Release 1996-01-01
Pages 204
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A variety of professional and institutional discourses competed for dominance over Renaissance princes who were considered mad, and an amazingly broad spectrum of therapeutic options - from herbal baths to the application of dog entrails to the inducement of hemorrhoids - were open to relatives and courtiers seeking to stave off a constitutional crisis by curing the monarch of his madness. As historians of psychiatry will appreciate, Midelfort's attention to Renaissance diagnostic categories suggests how modern diagnoses inform the perception and experience of mental illness. Students of political theory will be intrigued by the implications of madness for the legitimacy of the state. And the general reader is invited to visit a lively gallery of Renaissance rulers, caught up in a variety of psychic and moral dilemmas that ultimately pushed them over the edge. Early in 1582 his princely grace Duke Wilhelm the Younger of Braunschweig-Luneburg took to roaming the streets at night, shooting off pistols at imaginary enemies and shouting into the dark. His advisers ordered him confined, but in August of that year he attacked his devoted wife, Dorothea, with a pair of tailor's shears. What was to be done? Wilhelm was in good company. During the sixteenth century close to thirty German dukes, landgraves, margraves, and counts, plus one Holy Roman emperor, were known as mad - so mentally disordered that serious steps had to be taken to remove them from office or to obtain medical care for them. This book is the first to study these princes (along with a few princesses) as a group and in context. The result is a flood of new light on the history of Renaissance medicine and of psychiatry, on German politics in the century of the Reformation, and on the shifting Renaissance definitions of madness. With an acute ear for the nuances of sixteenth-century diagnosis, H. C. Erik Midelfort details the expansion of a learned medical vo

Gender in Early Modern German History

Gender in Early Modern German History Author Ulinka Rublack
ISBN-10 0521813980
Release 2002-10-17
Pages 308
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A range of startling case-studies from German society between the Renaissance and the Enlightenment.