"Over the past three decades scholars have transformed the study of women and gender in early modern Europe. This Ashgate Research Companion presents an authoritative review of the current research on women and gender in early modern Europe from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The authors examine women's lives, ideologies of gender, and the differences between ideology and reality through the recent research across many disciplines, including history, literary studies, art history, musicology, history of science and medicine, and religious studies. The book is intended as a resource for scholars and students of Europe in the early modern period, for those who are just beginning to explore these issues and this time period, as well as for scholars learning about aspects of the field in which they are not yet an expert. The companion offers not only a comprehensive examination of the current research on women in early modern Europe, but will act as a spark for new research in the field."--Jacket.
The permeable cloister / Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt -- Literature by women religious in early modern Catholic Europe and the New World / Alison Weber -- Convent creativity / Marilyn Dunn -- Convent music : an examination / Kimberlyn Montford -- Lay patronage and religious art / Catherine E. King -- Female religious communities beyond the convent / Susan E. Dinan -- Protestant movements / Merry Wiesner-Hanks -- Protestant women's voices / Jane Couchman -- Maternity / Lianne McTavish -- Upending patriarchy : rethinking marriage and family in early modern Europe / Allyson M. Poska -- The economics and politics of marriage / Jutta Gisela Sperling -- Before the law / Lyndan Warner -- Permanent impermanence : continuity and rupture in early modern sexuality studies / Katherine Crawford -- Women and work / Janine M. Lanza -- Old women in early modern Europe : age as an analytical category / Lynn Botelho -- Women on the margins / Elizabeth S. Cohen -- Women and political power in early modern Europe / Carole Levin and Alicia Meyer -- The Querelle des femmes / Julie D. Campbell -- Intellectual women in early modern Europe / Diana Robin -- Women in science and medicine, 1400-1800 / Alisha Rankin -- Early modern women artists / Sheila ffolliott -- Beyond Isabella and beyond : secular women patrons of art in early modern Europe / Sheryl E. Reiss -- Material culture : consumption, collecting and domestic goods / Katherine A. McIver -- Images of women / Andrea Pearson -- Women, gender, and music / Linda Phyllis Austern
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