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Gender, Sex and the Shaping of Modern Europe

Gender, Sex and the Shaping of Modern Europe: A History from the French Revolution to the Present Day

by Annette F. Timm

Annette F. Timm is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Calgary, Canada. She is the author of The Politics of Fertility in Twentieth-Century Berlin (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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, Joshua A. Sanborn

Joshua A. Sanborn is Professor of History at Lafayette College, USA. He is the author of Imperial Apocalypse: The Great War and the Destruction of the Russian Empire (2014) and Drafting the Russian Nation: Military Conscription, Total War, and Mass Politics, 1905-1925 (2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2016
  • DOI:
    10.5040/9781350001688
  • ISBN:
    978-1-4725-8381-9 (hardback)

    978-1-4725-8380-2 (paperback)

    978-1-4725-8382-6 (epdf)

    978-1-4725-8387-1 (epub)

    978-1-3500-0168-8 (online)
  • Edition:
    Second edition
  • Place of Publication:
    London
  • Published Online:
    2017
Gender, Sex and the Shaping of Modern Europe
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Through a blend of history and historiography, Gender, Sex and the Shaping of Modern Europe provides a clear and concise introduction to gender history in the region. The detailed examples and engaging language make this a useful overview for students not only of gender history, but also of European history more widely, as considerations of gender illuminate our understanding of historical change and individual experience.

In six thematic chapters that cover democracy and capitalism, imperialism and war, the authors explain how gender roles were socially constructed and how they influenced political and economic developments during the period.

This new edition has been thoroughly re-edited and expanded to take account of ongoing methodological innovation and recent scholarship in the field. The book also includes a brand new chapter on sexuality in the 21st century and extended material on:

• Scandinavia

• The Mediterranean

• Alternative Sexualities

• Women’s history and femininity

Gender, Sex and the Shaping of Modern Europe is a key text for all students of gender history and the history of modern Europe in general.