A Companion to Gender History

A Companion to Gender History

Editor(s): Teresa A. Meade, Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631223931

Online ISBN: 9780470693568

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693568

About this Book

A Companion to Gender History surveys the history of women around the world, studies their interaction with men in gendered societies, and looks at the role of gender in shaping human behavior over thousands of years.


  • An extensive survey of the history of women around the world, their interaction with men, and the role of gender in shaping human behavior over thousands of years.
  • Discusses family history, the history of the body and sexuality, and cultural history alongside women's history and gender history.
  • Considers the importance of class, region, ethnicity, race and religion to the formation of gendered societies.
  • Contains both thematic essays and chronological-geographic essays.
  • Gives due weight to pre-history and the pre-modern era as well as to the modern era.
  • Written by scholars from across the English-speaking world and scholars for whom English is not their first language.

Table of contents

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    1. Introduction (pages 1–7)

      Teresa A. Meade and Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

  1. Part I: Thematic Essays on Gender Issues in World History

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  2. Part II: Chronological and Geographical Essays - Prehistory

  3. Part II: Chronological and Geographical Essays - Classical and Post-Classical Societies (2000 BCE—1400 CE)

  4. Part II: Chronological and Geographical Essays - Gender and the Development of Modern Society (1400–1750)

  5. Part II: Chronological and Geographical Essays - Gender and the Modern World (1750–1920)

  6. Part II: Chronological and Geographical Essays - Gender in the Contemporary World (1920–2003)

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