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Deviant Maternity: Illegitimacy in Wales, c. 1680–1800

Deviant Maternity: Illegitimacy in Wales, c. 1680–1800

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Angela Joy Muir
February 13, 2020

This is the first-ever book to explore illegitimacy in Wales during the eighteenth century. Drawing on previously-overlooked archival sources, it examines the scope and context of Welsh illegitimacy, and the link between illegitimacy, courtship and economic precarity. It also goes beyond courtship...

The Impact of World War I on Marriages, Divorces, and Gender Relations in Europe

The Impact of World War I on Marriages, Divorces, and Gender Relations in Europe

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Sandra Brée, Saskia Hin
December 11, 2019

How did WWI affect the love lives of ordinary citizens and their interactions as couples? This book focuses on how dramatic changes in living conditions affected key parts of the life course of ordinary citizens: marriage and divorce. Innovative in bringing together demographic and gender...

Courtship, Marriage and Marriage Breakdown: Approaches from the History of Emotion

Courtship, Marriage and Marriage Breakdown: Approaches from the History of Emotion

1st Edition

Katie Barclay, Jeffrey Meek, Andrea Thomson
November 01, 2019

This book explores the history of marriage and marriage-like relationships across five continents from the seventeenth century to the present day. Across fourteen chapters, leading marriage scholars examine how the methodologies from the new history of emotions contribute to our understanding of...

Married Women in Legal Practice: Agency and Norms in the Swedish Realm, 1350-1450

Married Women in Legal Practice: Agency and Norms in the Swedish Realm, 1350-1450

1st Edition

Charlotte Cederbom
September 05, 2019

This book describes the ways in which married women appeared in legal practice in the medieval Swedish realm 1350-1450, through both the agency of women, and through the norms that surrounded their actions. Since there were no court protocols kept, legal practice must be studied through other...

British Women Travellers: Empire and Beyond, 1770-1870

British Women Travellers: Empire and Beyond, 1770-1870

1st Edition

Sutapa Dutta
August 29, 2019

This book studies the exclusive refractive perspectives of British women who took up the twin challenges of travel and writing when Britain was establishing itself as the greatest empire on earth. Contributors explore the ways in which travel writing has defined women’s engagement with Empire and...

The Anti-Abortion Campaign in England, 1966-1989

The Anti-Abortion Campaign in England, 1966-1989

1st Edition

Olivia Dee
August 12, 2019

This book comprises a history of the anti-abortion campaign in England, focusing on the period 1966-1989, which saw the highest concentration of anti-abortion activity during the twentieth century. It examines the tactics deployed by campaigners in their efforts to overturn the 1967 Abortion Act....

Gendering Spaces in European Towns, 1500-1914

Gendering Spaces in European Towns, 1500-1914

1st Edition

Elaine Chalus, Marjo Kaartinen
March 27, 2019

Towns are imagined, lived and experienced, as much as they are conceived and constructed. They reflect cultural and intellectual currents, prevailing economic climates and unresolved tensions. They are physical entities, shaped by topography, time and technology, as well as social and spatial...

The Masculine Modern Woman: Pushing Boundaries in the Swedish Popular Media of the 1920s

The Masculine Modern Woman: Pushing Boundaries in the Swedish Popular Media of the 1920s

1st Edition

Jenny Ingemarsdotter
December 19, 2018

This book takes a fresh approach to one of the most popular cultural symbols of modernity in the 1920s—the "masculine" modern woman. Uncovering discourses on female masculinity in interwar Sweden, a nation that struggled to become modern but not decadent, this study examines cultural...

Informal Marriages in Early Modern Venice

Informal Marriages in Early Modern Venice

1st Edition

Jana Byars
October 22, 2018

Conditions of the marriage market and sexual culture, and the needs of wealthy families and their members created social tensions in the late sixteenth and early-seventeenth century Venice. This study details these tensions and discusses concubinage– a long-term, sexual, non-marital union - as an...

Women and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Women and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

1st Edition

Rebecca Adami
October 10, 2018

Who were the non-Western women delegates who took part in the drafting of the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) from 1945-1948? Which member states did these women represent, and in what ways did they push for a more inclusive language than "the rights of...

Gender in Urban Europe: Sites of Political Activity and Citizenship, 1750-1900

Gender in Urban Europe: Sites of Political Activity and Citizenship, 1750-1900

1st Edition

Krista Cowman, Nina Javette Koefoed, Åsa Karlsson Sjögren
August 23, 2018

This volume offers an integrated set of local studies exploring the gendering of political activities across a variety of sites ranging from print culture, courts, government and philanthropic bodies and public spaces, outlining how a particular activity was constituted as political and exploring...

Revisiting Gender in European History, 1400–1800

Revisiting Gender in European History, 1400–1800

1st Edition

Elise M. Dermineur, Åsa Karlsson Sjögren, Virginia Langum
April 11, 2018

Do women have a history? Did women have a renaissance? These were provocative questions when they were raised in the heyday of women’s studies in the 1970s. But how relevant does gender remain to premodern history in the twenty-first century? This book considers this question in eight new case...

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