Women’s and gender studies

Historiographical trends

Authored by: Judith R. Baskin

The Routledge Companion to Jewish History and Historiography

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138193611
eBook ISBN: 9780429458927
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Beginning in the 1970s and 1980s, a growing number of Jewish studies scholars began to incorporate considerations of women’s lives, and how they differed from those of men, into their research. This inclusion of gender as a category of scholarly analysis has transformed study of the Jewish past and has led to an increasing body of academic literature about Jewish women’s social and economic roles, expressions of piety, and creative contributions in Jewish societies in many times and places, as well as elucidating representations of women in documents written by men (see Chapters 37 and 45).

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