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A significant other to Gender History surveys the historical past of girls world wide, stories their interplay with males in gendered societies, and appears on the position of gender in shaping human habit over millions of years.

• an intensive survey of the heritage of ladies worldwide, their interplay with males, and the position of gender in shaping human habit over millions of years.
• Discusses kinfolk heritage, the background of the physique and sexuality, and cultural historical past along women’s background and gender historical past.
• Considers the significance of sophistication, zone, ethnicity, race and faith to the formation of gendered societies.
• includes either thematic essays and chronological-geographic essays.
• offers due weight to pre-history and the pre-modern period in addition to to the fashionable period.
• Written by means of students from around the English-speaking global and students for whom English isn't really their first language.

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Although women did reign as queens and serve as priestesses, men’s dominance in Sumeria increased along with the development of new bronze weaponry in the third and fourth millenia bce, the emergence of a standing army, and the exclusion of women from the military. The same phenomenon occurred in Assyria (1900–1000 bce) where the emergence of private property and a vibrant trading economy led the Assyrians into numerous wars against their neighbors. Historians believe that the heavy dependence of Assyrians on trade, the importance of private property relations, and the Assyrians’ war-like tendencies reinforced male domination and the repression of women.

Sexual segregation and differentially gendered curricula became the rule in the new public schools, paralleling developments in society at large. Additional sexual “others” were located. Chief among these were prostitutes, who had always been considered a moral scourge, but who were now accused of spreading venereal disease throughout respectable society. Some continental European states regulated and medically segregated prostitutes; even liberal Britain experimented with obligatory inspections in mid-century.

The ideologically and politically powerful Catholic Church continued to promulgate widely its views of women as essentially inferior to men, with primary responsibilities which lay in the home and family. But even after the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century challenged the foundations of Catholic doctrine and practice, Protestant thinkers reinforced ideas about different gender roles. They gave the family a central place in society, and recognized the father’s position as representative of state and religious authority within the household.

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