French women and the Age of Enlightenment

French Women And The Age Of Enlightenment presents a stimulating portrait of women at the most crucial and paradoxical moment in French and world history. Not until the present century have French women been as influential and prolific as they were in the Age of the Enlightenment

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Spencer, Samia I.
Format: eBook
Published: Bloomington Indiana University Press ©1984, 1984
Online Access:
Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Women and the law / Adrienne Rogers
  • Women and politics / Susan P. Conner
  • Women, democracy, and revolution in Paris, 1789-1794 / Harriet B. Applewhite and Darline Gay Levy
  • Women and education / Samia I. Spencer
  • Women and family / Cissie Fairchilds
  • Women and work / Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
  • Women versus clergy, women pro clergy / Ruth Graham
  • Women as muse / Roseann Runte
  • Women and the theatre arts / Barbara G. Mittman
  • Women and music: ornament of the profession? / Ursula M. Rempel
  • Women in science / Linda Gardiner
  • The novelists and their fictions / Joan Hinde Stewart
  • The memorialists / Susan R. Kinsey
  • The epistolières / Judith Curtis
  • Women and the visual arts / Danielle Rice
  • Women and the encyclopédie / Sara Ellen Procious Malueg
  • Montesquieu and women / Pauline Kra
  • Voltaire and women / Gloria M. Russo
  • Diderot and women / Blandine L. McLaughlin
  • Rousseau's "Antifeminism" reconsidered / Gita May
  • The death of an ideal: female suicides in the eighteenth-century French novel / Ruth P. Thomas
  • The problem of sexual equality in Sadean prose / Alice M. Laborde
  • The edifying examples / Vera G. Lee
  • The view from England / Katharine M. Rodgers
  • The view from Germany / Charlotte C. Prather
  • The view from Russia / Carolyn Hope Wilberger
  • The view from Spain: Rococo finesse and esprit versus plebeian manners / Eva M. Kahiluoto Rudat