The French Revolution opened a whole new stage in the history of women, despite their conspicuous absence from the playbill. The coming century would see women's subordination to men codified in all manner of new laws and rules; and yet the period would also witness the birth of feminism, the unprecedented emergence of women as a collective force in the political arena. The fourth volume in this series covers the distance between these two poles, between the French Revolution and World War I. It gives us a picture of a bourgeois century, dynamic and expansive, in which the role of woman in the home was stressed more and more, even as the economic pressures and opportunities of the industrial revolution drew her out of the house; in which woman's growing role in the family as the centre of all morals and virtues pressed her into public service to fight social ills.
Georges Duby, a member of the Academie Francaise, is Professor of Medieval History at the College de France. Michelle Perrot is Professor of Contemporary History at the Universite de Paris VII. Genevieve Fraisse is Research Associate in Philosophy, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris. Arthur Goldhammer received the French-American Translation Prize in 1990 for his translation of A Critical Dictionary of the French Revolution.
Writing the History of Women Georges Duby and Michelle Perrot Orders and Liberties Genevieve Fraisse and Michelle Perrot Translated by Arthur Goldhammer 1. The Political Rupture and the New Order of Discourse 1. Daughters of Liberty and Revolutionary Citizens Dominique Godineau Translated by Arthur Goldhammer 2. The French Revolution as the Turning Point Elisabeth G. Sledziewski Translated by Arthur Goldhammer 3. A Philosophical History of Sexual Difference Genevieve Fraisse Translated by Arthur Goldhammer 4. The Law's Contradictions Nicole Arnaud-Duc Translated by Arthur Goldhammer 2. The Production of Women, Real and Imaginary 5. Artistic and Literary Idolatries Stephane Michaud Translated by Arthur Goldhammer 6. Reading and Writing in Germany Marie-Claire Hoock-Demarle Translated by Arthur Goldhammer 7. The Catholic Model Michela De Giorgio Translated by Joan Bond Sax 8. The Protestant Woman Jean Bauberot Translated by Arthur Goldhammer 9. The Making of the Modern Jewish Woman Nancy L. Green 10. The Secular Model of Girls' Education Francoise Mayeur Translated by Arthur Goldhammer 11. Images--Appearances, Leisure, and Subsistence Anne Higonnet 12. Representations of Women Anne Higonnet 3. The Civil Woman, Public and Private 13. Bodies and Hearts Yvonne Knibiehler Translated by Arthur Goldhammer 14. Dangerous Sexualities Judith R. Walkowitz 15. The Woman Worker Joan W. Scott 16. Single Women Cecile Dauphin Translated by Arthur Goldhammer 4. Modernities 17. Stepping Out Michelle Perrot Translated by Arthur Goldhammer 18. Feminist Scenes Anne-Marie Kappeli Translated by Arthur Goldhammer 19. The New Eve and the Old Adam annelise Maugue Translated by Arthur Goldhammer 5. Women's Voices Germaine de Stael Genevieve Fraisse and Michelle Perrot Lou Andreas-Salome Genevieve Fraisse and Michelle Perrot Translated by Arthur Goldhammer Notes Bibliography Contributors Illustration Credits Index Figures 1-47