A Cultural History of Women in the Age of Empire, Vol. 5
A Cultural History of Women (2013) presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. With six volumes covering 2500 years, this is the most authoritative history available of women in Western cultures.
1. A Cultural History of Women in Antiquity
2. A Cultural History of Women in the Middle Ages
3. A Cultural History of Women in the Renaissance
4. A Cultural History of Women in the Age of Enlightenment
5. A Cultural History of Women in the Age of Empire
6. A Cultural History of Women in the Modern Age
Each volume discusses the same themes in its chapters: the Life Cycle; Bodies and Sexuality; Religion and Popular Beliefs; Medicine and Disease; Public and Private Worlds; Education and Work; Power; and Artistic Representation. This means readers can either have a broad overview of a period by reading a volume or follow a theme through history by reading the relevant chapter in each volume.
Superbly illustrated, the full six volume set combines to present the most authoritative and comprehensive survey available on women through history.
Volume 5 contents:
- The Life Cycle: Women and the Life-Cycle, c.1800-1920, Pat Thane, University of London, UK
- Bodies & Sexuality: Sexuality and Bodies in the Age of Empire, Ellen Rosenman, University of Kentucky, USA
- Religion & Popular Beliefs: Women and Wandering Jews after Daniel Deronda, Susan Bernstein, University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA
- Medicine & Disease: Women and Medicine in the Age of Empire, Pamela Gilbert, University of Florida, USA
- Public & Private: The Fault Lines Between Public and Private Selves in Women's Autobiographical Writings, Linda Peterson, Yale University, USA
- Education & Work: Women and the Education Acts, Florence Boos, University of Iowa, USA
- Power: Memsahibs, Manners, and Empires, Teresa Mangum, University of Iowa, USA
- Artistic Representation: Travel Narrative and the Construction of Female Artistic Identity in the Nineteenth Century, Alexandra Wettlaufer, University of Texas at Austin, USA