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New Perspectives on European Women's Legal History, Hardback Book

New Perspectives on European Women's Legal History Hardback

Edited by Sara Kimble, Marion Rowekamp

Part of the Routledge Research in Gender and History series


This book integrates women's history and legal studies within the broader context of modern European history in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Sixteen contributions from fourteen countries explore the ways in which the law contributes to the social construction of gender.

They analyze questions of family law and international law and highlight the politics of gender in the legal professions in a variety of historical, social and national settings, including Eastern, Southern, Western, Northern and Central Europe.

Focusing on different legal cultures, they show us the similarities and differences in the ways the law has shaped the contours of women and men's lives in powerful ways.

They also show how women have used legal knowledge to struggle for their equal rights on the national and transnational level.

The chapters address the interconnectedness of the history of feminism, legislative reforms, and women's citizenship, and build a foundation for a comparative vision of women's legal history in modern Europe.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 452 pages, 1 Halftones, black and white; 1 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9781138805545



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