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Description - A History of Women in the West by Genevieve Fraisse

The French Revolution opened a whole new stage in the history of women, despite their conspicuous absence from the playbill. The coming century would see women's subordination to men codified in all manner of new laws and rules; and yet the period would also witness the birth of feminism, the unprecedented emergence of women as a collective force in the political arena. The fourth volume in this series covers the distance between these two poles, between the French Revolution and World War I. It gives us a picture of a bourgeois century, dynamic and expansive, in which the role of woman in the home was stressed more and more, even as the economic pressures and opportunities of the industrial revolution drew her out of the house; in which woman's growing role in the family as the centre of all morals and virtues pressed her into public service to fight social ills.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674403666
ISBN-10: 0674403665
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 159mm x mm)
Pages: 652
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 11-Sep-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Genevieve Fraisse

Georges Duby, a member of the Academie Francaise, is Professor of Medieval History at the College de France. Michelle Perrot is Professor of Contemporary History at the Universite de Paris VII. Genevieve Fraisse is Research Associate in Philosophy, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris. Arthur Goldhammer received the French-American Translation Prize in 1990 for his translation of A Critical Dictionary of the French Revolution.

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