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Gender and Fraternal Orders in Europe, 1300-2000
 
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Gender and Fraternal Orders in Europe, 1300-2000
 
 
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30 Sep 2010
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What have medieval nuns, parrot shooting, Freemasonry, and Shetland revelry got in common? The essays in this volume demonstrate recent scholarship on monastic orders, guilds, men and women Freemasons and friendly societies over centuries and across frontiers in Europe. Written by scholars from interdisciplinary backgrounds, they provide new insights into their contribution to the gendering of public space and the evolution of 'separate spheres'. The book pays particular attention to the flourishing of Freemasonry in the major countries where it first took hold but also in more far-flung places such as Swedish Pomerania. The initial chapter of the work sets the scene by discussing the latest research on the familial aspect of how societies treated their members through looking at practices of rituals and hierarchical relationships between members and between men and women.


Description

What have medieval nuns, parrot shooting, Freemasonry, and Shetland revelry got in common? The essays in this volume demonstrate recent scholarship on monastic orders, guilds, men and women Freemasons and friendly societies over centuries and across frontiers in Europe. Written by scholars from interdisciplinary backgrounds, they provide new insights into their contribution to the gendering of public space and the evolution of 'separate spheres'. The book pays particular attention to the flourishing of Freemasonry in the major countries where it first took hold but also in more far-flung places such as Swedish Pomerania. The initial chapter of the work sets the scene by discussing the latest research on the familial aspect of how societies treated their members through looking at practices of rituals and hierarchical relationships between members and between men and women.


Contents


List of Illustrations
Preface
Seven Hundred Years of Fraternal Orders; D.Weinbren
Men and Women in the Guild Returns; A.Prescott
Women in Monastic Orders; A.Winston-Allen
The Archduchess and the Parrot; M.Twycross
Masonic Apologetic Writings; R.Beachy
Protectresses in Jacobite Fraternities; R.Collis
'The Fair Sex' in 'Male Sects'; R.Péter
'Sisters of Virtue' in Swedish Pomerania; A.Önnerfors
French Masonic Culture on the Eve of the Revolution; J.Smith Allen
The Fraternity of Female Friendly Societies; D.Weinbren
Flora Tristan's Appeal for Fraternity; M.F.Cross
Squads and Ha's; P.M.King
Notes
Index


Authors

MÁIRE FEDELMA CROSS is Professor of French Studies at Newcastle University, uk and is President of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France. A specialist of Flora Tristan studies, she has published widely on socialist and feminist history of nineteenth-century France. She was decorated with the award of Chevalier des Palmes Académiques in 2008.