A History of Their Own, Volume 1: Women in Europe from Prehistory to the Present
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Publisher: Penguin Group
Designed to be a comprehensive history of women in Europe, synthesizing the research of the last 20 years. The authors have organized European history from women's perspective, covering both the typical and the extraordinary, the famous and the obscure. Their study aims to show the paramount importance of gender in shaping women's lives: limiting their expectations, opportunities and resources and defining them by their families and their relationships to men, as daughters, wives and mother, rather than as individuals.