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Gender and the city before modernity /
edited by Lin Foxhall and Gabriele Neher.
imprint
Chichester ; Malden, MA : John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
description
x, 256 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
111823443X (pbk.), 9781118234433 (pbk.)
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imprint
Chichester ; Malden, MA : John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
isbn
111823443X (pbk.)
9781118234433 (pbk.)
general note
"Originally published as Volume 23, Issue 3 of Gender & History."
catalogue key
8649959
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Long Description
Gender and the City before Modernity presents a series of multi-disciplinary readings that explore myriad issues relating to the role of gender and gendered behaviors in cities before the onset of modernity-defined as unaffected or only lightly touched by the processes of large-scale industrialization, capitalism, large-scale globalization, and world-wide networks. Cities in the ancient, medieval and early modern worlds exhibited qualitatively different kinds of spatial, political, social, religious and economic entities from their more recent counterparts, often emerging for very different reasons, and operating in dissimilar political and territorial contexts. Yet gender played a crucial role in shaping the lives of the inhabitants of all pre-modern urban centers, both physically and conceptually, as a fundamental element of human identities, social relationships, and the larger political, economic, and cultural networks in which they were embedded. The wide range of case studies in this book spans various facets of gender during the ancient, medieval, and early modern periods in Mexico, China, Britain, Italy, Carthage, Greece, Asia Minor, and Persia. Gender and the City before Modernity offers enlightenment into the similarities, differences, and convergences in the roles and significance of gender in pre-modern cities around the world.
Main Description
Gender and the City before Modernity presents a series of multi-disciplinary readings that explore issues relating to the role of gender in a variety of cities of the ancient, medieval, and early modern worlds. Presents an inter-disciplinary collection of readings that reveal new insights into the intersection of gender, temporality, and urban space Features a wide geographical and methodological range Includes numerous illustrations to enhance clarity
Bowker Data Service Summary
This title presents a series of multi-disciplinary readings that explore issues relating to the role of gender in a variety of cities of the ancient, medieval, and early modern worlds.
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Gender and the City before Modernity presents a series of multi-disciplinary readings that explore issues related to the role of gender and gendered behaviours in cities before the onset of modernity that is, in societies unaffected or only lightly touched by the processes of large-scale industrialization, capitalism, large-scale globalization and world-wide networks. Cities in the ancient, medieval and early modern worlds exhibited qualitatively different kinds of spatial, political, social, religious and economic configurations from their more recent counterparts, often emerging for very different reasons, and operating in different political and territorial contexts. Yet, gender played a crucial role in shaping the lives of the inhabitants of all pre-modern urban communities, both physically and conceptually, as a fundamental element of human identities, social relationships and the larger political, economic and cultural networks in which they were embedded. The wide range of case studies in this book spans various facets of gender during the ancient, medieval and early modern periods in Mexico, China, Britain, Italy, Carthage, Greece, Asia Minor and Persia. Gender and the City before Modernity offers insights into the similarities, differences and convergences of gender as practiced in cities around the world.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Queen and the City: Royal Female Intervention and Patronage in Hellenistic Civic Communitiesp. 20
'A Remarkably Patterned Life': Domestic and Public in the Aztec Household Cityp. 38
Women, Property and Urban Space in Tenth-Century Milanp. 57
Towards a Female Topography of the Ancient Greek City: Case Studies from Late Archaic and Early Classical Athens (c.520-400 BCE)p. 86
Bodymaps: Sexing Space and Zoning Gender in Ancient Athensp. 107
Ladies who Lounge: Class, Religion and Social Interaction in Seventeenth-Century Isfahanp. 125
The Nanjing Courtesan Ma Shouzhen (1548-1604): Gender, Space and Painting in the Late Ming Pleasure Quarterp. 140
Squabbling Siblings: Gender and Monastic Life in Late Anglo-Saxon Winchesterp. 163
A Father, a Daughter and a Procurator: Authority and Resistance in the Prison Memoir of Perpetua of Carthagep. 195
Women's Social Networks and Female Friendship in the Ancient Greek Cityp. 213
Seeing is Believing: Urban Gossip and the Balcony in Early Modern Venicep. 231
Indexp. 249
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