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The Routledge History of the Domestic Sphere in Europe

16th to 19th Century

Edited by: Joachim Eibach , Margareth Lanzinger

Print publication date:  December  2020
Online publication date:  December  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367143671
eBook ISBN: 9780429031588
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This book addresses the multifaceted history of the domestic sphere in Europe from the Age of Reformation to the emergence of modern society. By focusing on daily practice, interaction and social relations, it shows continuities and social change in European history from an interior perspective.

The Routledge History of the Domestic Sphere in Europe contains a variety of approaches from different regions that each pose a challenge to commonplace views such as the emergence of confessional cultures, of private life, and of separate spheres of men and women. By analyzing a plethora of manifold sources including diaries, court records, paintings and domestic advice literature, this volume provides an overview of the domestic sphere as a location of work and consumption, conflict and cooperation, emotions and intimacy, and devotion and education. The book sheds light on changing relations between spouses, parents and children, masters and servants or apprentices, and humans and animals or plants, thereby exceeding the notion of the modern nuclear family.

This volume will be of great use to upper-level graduates, postgraduates and experienced scholars interested in the history of family, household, social space, gender, emotions, material culture, work and private life in early modern and nineteenth-century Europe.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Domestic terminologies Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Domestic advice literature  Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Spouses and the competition for wealth Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Constructing and challenging dependence Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Paid and unpaid work Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Lower state servants and home office work Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Scholarly households Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Leisure and the household Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Domestic sociability and the emergence of the Bürgertum  Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Gender and consumption in the household economy Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Making the material home Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Sexual violence and domesticity Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Managing conflicts and making peace Download PDF
Chapter  14:  A Space Of Emotions Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Sexuality and intimacy Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Parental care and the emergence of a new pedagogical discourse Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Learning at home Download PDF
Chapter  18:  From open house to privacy? Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Gender implications of the separate spheres Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The domestic flower garden as a girl’s own place Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Caretakers, doormen, concierges Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Shaping confessional identities in the urban home Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Religion and domesticity Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The domestic culture of health Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Food preparation and meals in a gendered perspective Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Dogs as domestic animals Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Houseplants and the invention of indoor gardening Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Dutch paintings of interiors and the invention of a bourgeois identity Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The national house and home in Polish literature and culture Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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