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Manliness and Masculinities in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Essays on Gender, Family and Empire

Manliness and Masculinities in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Essays on Gender, Family and Empire

John Tosh
November 12, 2004

In the space of barely fifteen years, the history of masculinity has become an important dimension of social and cultural history. John Tosh has been in the forefront of the field since the beginning, having written A Man’s Place: Masculinity and the Middle-Class Home in Victorian England (1999),...

A History of Women in Ireland, 1500-1800

A History of Women in Ireland, 1500-1800

Mary O'Dowd
November 12, 2004

The first general survey of the history of women in early modern Ireland.  Based on an impressive range of source material, it presents the results of original research into women’s lives and experiences in Ireland from 1500 to 1800.  This was a time of considerable change in Ireland as...

Blood, Bodies and Families in Early Modern England

Blood, Bodies and Families in Early Modern England

Patricia Crawford
August 12, 2004

This collection of essays contains a wealth of information on the nature of the family in the early modern period. This is a core topic within economic and social history courses which is taught at most universities. This text gives readers an overview of how feminist...

Gender, Power and Privilege in Early Modern Europe: 1500 - 1700

Gender, Power and Privilege in Early Modern Europe: 1500 - 1700

Penny Richards, Jessica Munns
May 08, 2003

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,...

Medieval Memories: Men, Women and the Past, 700-1300

Medieval Memories: Men, Women and the Past, 700-1300

Elisabeth Van Houts
February 02, 2001

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...

Women and Ageing in British Society since 1500

Women and Ageing in British Society since 1500

Lynn Botelho, Pat Thane
January 02, 2001

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...

Everyday Violence in Britain, 1850-1950: Gender and Class

Everyday Violence in Britain, 1850-1950: Gender and Class

Shani D'Cruze, Ivor Crewe
November 14, 2000

The diverse violence of modern Britain is hardly new. The Britain of 1850 to 1950 was similarly afflicted. The book is divided into four parts.  'Getting Hurt' which looks at everyday violence in the home (including a chapter on infanticide).  'Uses and Rejections' two chapters on the use...

Men and the Emergence of Polite Society, Britain 1660-1800

Men and the Emergence of Polite Society, Britain 1660-1800

Philip (Research Editor, New Dictionary Of National Biography) Carter
October 18, 2000

This 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 the 1660s a new type of social behaviour, politeness, was promoted by diverse writers. Based on...

Domestic Service and Gender, 1660-1750: Life and work in the London household

Domestic Service and Gender, 1660-1750: Life and work in the London household

Tim Meldrum
August 10, 2000

In this exciting new study Tim Meldrum explores the "real lives" of domestic servants. From close examination of court records and other documentary evidence, he has reconstructed the lives of ordinary domestic servants in London. A revealing account of life below the stairs, the gendered nature of...

A Soldier and a Woman

A Soldier and a Woman

Gerard J.De Groot, C Peniston-Bird
June 19, 2000

 The question of women's role in the military is extremely topical. A Woman and a Soldier covers the experiences of women in the military from the late mediaeval period to the present day. Written in two volumes this comprehensive guide covers a wide range of wars: The Thirty Years War, the...

Women in British Public Life, 1914 - 50: Gender, Power and Social Policy

Women in British Public Life, 1914 - 50: Gender, Power and Social Policy

Helen Jones
May 15, 2000

An examination of the ways in which women challenged the British educational, employment and welfare systems after the franchise. Helen Jones explores how women adapted their strategies to confront the system from within, and what constraints were imposed on them. She also examines the active role...

Practical Visionaries: Women, Education and Social Progress, 1790-1930

Practical Visionaries: Women, Education and Social Progress, 1790-1930

Pam Hirsch, Mary Hilton
February 29, 2000

An examination of women educationists in nineteenth and early twentieth century Britain. Working with new paradigms opened up by feminist scholarship, it reveals how women leaders were determined to transform education in the quest for a better society. Previous scholarship has either neglected the...

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