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Worth and Repute: Valuing Gender in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe; Essays in Honour of Barbara Todd

This collection of essays shows the remarkable strides the study of gender has made in the decades since Barbara Todd helped reshape the field through her publications and teaching. In Worth and Repute: Valuing Gender in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe, gender conventions are examined in regard to men as well as women. Shaping and constraining behaviour as well as ways of thinking and feeling, gender conventions are used and manipulated so that women and men can manage their lives, make do as best they can, or advance. If gender conventions are often accepted, they are also on occasion defied, challenged, or simply ignored. The articles here give vivid illustration to these different possibilities and their precise historical contexts.

Reviews:

Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 43.1 (2012), pp. 88-90. Reviewed by Susan McDonough.
Reformation and Renaissance Review, 13.1 (2012), p. 137. Reviewed by Julie A. Chappell.
University of Toronto Quarterly, 82.3 (2013), pp. 544-545. Reviewed by Christine Neufeld.

This collection of essays shows the remarkable strides the study of gender has made in the decades since Barbara Todd helped reshape the field through her publications and teaching. In Worth and Repute: Valuing Gender in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe, gender conventions are examined in regard to men as well as women. Shaping and constraining behaviour as well as ways of thinking and feeling, gender conventions are used and manipulated so that women and men can manage their lives, make do as best they can, or advance. If gender conventions are often accepted, they are also on occasion...

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book Details

  • Page Count:

    491 pages

  • Publication Year:

    2011

  • Publisher:

    Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Victoria University in the University of Toronto
  • Series:

    • Essays and Studies 25

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