Gender and Political Culture in Early Modern Europe, 1400-1800

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Gender and Political Culture in Early Modern Europe investigates the gendered nature of political culture across early modern Europe by exploring the relationship between gender, power, and political authority and influence. This collection offers a rethinking of what constituted ‘politics’ and a reconsideration of how men and women operated as part of political culture. It demonstrates how underlying structures could enable or constrain political action, and how political power and influence could be exercised through social and cultural practices.  

The book is divided into four parts - diplomacy, gifts and the politics of exchange; socio-economic structures; gendered politics at court; and voting and political representations – each of which looks at a series of interrelated themes exploring the ways in which political culture is inflected by questions of gender.  In addition to examples drawn from across Europe, including Austria, the Dutch Republic, the Italian States and Scandinavia, the volume also takes a transnational comparative approach, crossing national borders, while the concluding chapter, by Merry Wiesner-Hanks, offers a global perspective on the field and encourages comparative analysis both chronologically and geographically. 

As the first collection to draw together early modern gender and political culture, this book is the perfect starting point for students exploring this fascinating topic.


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Externa organisationer
  • Plymouth University

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Historia


  • gender history, early modern European history, Political culture
Bidragets titel på inmatningsspråkGender and Political Culture in Early Modern Europe, 1400-1800
UtgivningsortLondon & New York
Antal sidor240
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-1-315-54218-8
ISBN (tryckt)978-1-138-66741-9, 978-1-138-66742-6
StatusPublished - 2016 aug 1
Peer review utfördJa

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James Daybell, Kit Heyam, Svante Norrhem & Emma Severinsson, 2020 aug 20, I: Museum International. 72, 1-2, s. 106-117 12 s.

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