HISTORY 317 - Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800
Section: 001
Term: WN 2014
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
At least one course in WOMENSTD or HISTORY.
May not be repeated for credit.
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WOMEN AND GENDER IN EUROPEAN HISTORY, 1500-1800 This course explores the history of women and gender relations in European society and culture from the Protestant Reformation and the opening out to the New World through the French Revolution. Through paired readings of scholarly articles, students will develop their skill in identifying, analyzing, comparing, and producing historical arguments with particular attention to questions of gender. Through lectures, discussions, and readings, we will pursue the following questions:

  • How did the gender systems of early modern societies shape women’s lives?
  • What possibilities were open to early modern women and how did they respond to them?
  • How important was gender to the ways in which early modern women thought and wrote about their lives and about the issues of the day?
  • How did gender intersect with other factors, such as class or status, religious or national identity, age, sexuality, or marital status, and the particular circumstances of time, place, and culture in shaping individual women’s lives?
  • How did the great events of the period shape women’s lives? How did women contribute to these events?

HISTORY 317 - Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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Additional readings available on the resources page of the Ctools site for this course
ISBN: 052187372X
Women and gender in early modern Europe, Author: Wiesner, Merry E., 1952-, Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2008
ISBN: 9780674955219
Women on the margins : three seventeenth-century lives, Author: Davis, Natalie Zemon (1928- )., Publisher: Harvard University Press 2003
ISBN: 9780415933940
Marie-Antoinette : writings on the body of a queen, Publisher: Routledge 2003
ISBN: 0312610416
A pocket guide to writing in history, Publisher: Bedford/St.Martin's 2012
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