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Author Bell, Susan Groag, 1926- compilor.

Title Women, from the Greeks to the French Revolution / edited by Susan Groag Bell.

Publication Info. Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1980.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  305.409 B435W    Check Shelf
Description 313 pages ; 24 cm
Contents pt. 1. Women in the ancient world: Greece and Rome. A: Women equal rulers with men, an ideal ; Plato, from The Republic, Book V -- B: Aristotle's view of women: From Generation of animals ; From Ethics ; From Politics -- C: Women in democratic Athens ; W.K. Lacey, from The family in Classical Greece -- D: The women's revolt against the Oppian law (195 B.C.) ; J.P.V.D. Balsdon, from Roman women: their history and habits -- E: The Vestal virgins and Roman priestesses ; J. PV. D. Balsdon, Holy women -- F: The emancipation of the Roman matron ; Jerome Carcopino, from Daily life in ancient Rome -- pt. 2. Early Christian attitudes to femininity. A: The legacy of Judaism: Genesis 1:26-28 ; Genesis 2:18-25 ; Genesis 3:1-24 ; Song of Songs 2:1-17 ; Song of Songs 5:10-16 ; Song of Songs 7:1-12 ; Proverbs 31:10-31 -- B: Paul of Tarsus and early Christianity ; Charles Seltman, from Women in antiquity ; Ephesians 5:22-33 -- C. Patristic antifeminism from the second to the fifth century A.D. ; Katherine M. Rogers, from The troublesome helpmate: a history of misogyny in literature -- D. St. Jerome: A girl's education ; St. Jerome, "Letter on a girl's education -- pt. 3. Nunneries as the Medieval alternative to marriage. A: A basic rule for nunneries in the West ; Lina Eckenstein, from Woman under monasticism -- B: A royal nun in the sixth century in France ; Fortunatus, Vita radegundis -- C: A Northumbrian abbess at the time of the Lindisfarne gospels ; Lina Eckenstein, "Hild of Whitby" -- D: A twelfth century scholarly abbess and her textbook ; Lina Eckenstein, "Herrad and the 'Garden of delights'" -- pt. 4. Varieties of womanhood in the Middle Ages. A: St. Thomas Aquinas and the nature of woman ; St. Thomas Aquinas, from Summa theologica -- B: Courtly love and civalry ; Jaufre Rudel, "When the waters of the spring" ; Countess of Dia, "Love song" (Estat ai en greu consirier) ; Andreas Capellanus, "Twelve rules of love" ; Andreas Cappellanus, from The art of courtly love -- C: The cult of the virgin ; "Our lady's tumbler -- D: A medieval businesswoman ; Geoffrey Chaucer, from Canterbury Tales -- E: Medieval women and trade ; A. Abram, "Women traders in Medieval London" -- F. Analysis of the position of women in the late Middle Ages ; Eileen Power, "The position of women" -- pt. 5. Humanism and the Renaissance education of women. A: Learning leads to virtue and wisdom ; Juan Luis Vives, from Instruction of a Christian woman ; Juan Luis Vives, from A plan of studies for girls (for the Princess Mary) ; Juan Luis Vives, from The duties of husbands ; Juan Luis Vives, "Of the charge and care of children" -- B: The abbot and the learned lady ; Erasmus, from The abbot and the learned lady -- pt. 6. Renaissance women and Reformation influences. A: Upper-class women in Renaissance Italy ; Jacob Burkhardt, from The civilization of the Renaissance in Italy ; Jacob Burkhardt, "The higher forms of society" -- B: Women workers and scholars in Renaissance Italy ; William Boulting, from Woman in Italy -- C: A tale concerning a boatwoman ; Marguerite of Angouleme, from The heptameron -- D: Elizabeth I: the greatest woman of Renaissance and Reformation England ; Roger Ascham, "Elizabeth the student" ; Elizabeth I, "The queen's speech" ; The Venetian ambassador, "A pope's admiration" ; Doris Stenton, "On the 'Homily on matrimony'" -- E: Religious women radicals in the seventeenth century ; Keith Thomas, "Women and the civil war sects" -- pt. 7. Women in the century of the French Revolution. A: The Enlightenment and the soul of woman ; Edmond and Jules de Goncourt, "The domination and intelligence of woman" ; Edmond and Jules de Goncourt, "The soul of woman" -- B: A lady of the salon ; Fernand Noziere (Ernest Weyl), "The salon of Madame Geoffrin" -- C: Woman's place in Romanticism ; Jean Jacques Rousseau, from Emile -- D: Working women in the French Revolution ; Olwen Hufton, from "Women in Revolution 1780-1796."
Bibliography Includes bibliographies and index.
Subject Women -- History.
ISBN 0804710945
0804710821 paperback
9780804710824 paperback
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