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Perspectives on feminist political thought in European history [electronic resource] : from the Middle Ages to the present /
edited by Tjitske Akkerman and Siep Stuurman.
imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.
description
ix, 246 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0415152208 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.
isbn
0415152208 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8026594
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
Situating feminist ideas within the broader contexts of their time, this important new volume spans six centuries of European history, and ranges from the political thought of Christine de Pizan to that of Simone de Beauvoir. This intriguing collection of essays shows that feminism truly is not a mere variant of modern radical discourse. Rather, it is evinced to be a significant mode of analyzing the issues of authority, power and virtue that have been at the heart of European political thought from the middle ages.
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Spanning six centuries of political thought in European history, this book puts the ideas of thinkers from Christine de Pizan to Simone de Beauvoir in the broader contexts of their time. This intriguing collection of essays shows that feminism is not a varient of modern radical discourse but a mode of analysing the issues of authority, power and virtue that have been at the heart of European political thought from the middle ages.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Spanning six centuries of political thought in European history, this volume examines the work of leading feminist thinkers such as Christine de Pizan and Simone de Beauvoir, and argues that feminist thought has been central to European political thought.
Main Description
Conventional histories of political thought have sometimes relegated feminist thinking to the footnotes. However, feminism is and should remain central to key notions of modern political discourse such as autonomy, liberty and equality. Also, feminist discussion of morality has much to add to major currents in political thought such as republicanism, civic humanism, and romanticism. Aiming to situate feminist ideas within the broader contexts of their time, this important volume spans six centuries of European history, and ranges from the political thought of Christine de Pizan to that of Simone de Beauvoir. This intriguing collection of essays shows that feminism truly is not a mere variant of modern radical discourse. Rather, it is evinced to be a significant mode of analyzing the issues of authority, power and virtue that have been at the heart of European political thought from the middle ages.
Table of Contents
Introduction: feminism in European history
The languages of late-medieval feminism
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