Women in European History, by Bock, Gisela
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- ISBN: 9780631191452 | 0631191453
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 1/21/2002
Women in European History illustrates the social, cultural, legal and, political conditions that European women have faced from the Middle Ages to the present day. It also explores women's ideas and ideals, their perceptions of the relations between the sexes and their struggle for civil, political, and social rights. The book covers the long-standing European debate on gender relations and the roles of the sexes in society, which ultimately also posed the question of what is humanity. The study spans, among other topics, changes in marriage over centuries, women's role in the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution, gender relations in the European welfare states, the European dictatorships and Nazi racism and the women's movements in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The book concludes with an account of the emergence of historiography on women over the past two centuries.