The 'unseamed picture': conflicting narratives of women in the modern European past

Abrams, L. (2008) The 'unseamed picture': conflicting narratives of women in the modern European past. Gender and History, 20(3), pp. 628-643. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-0424.2008.00540.x)

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This article arises from a personal journey through writing the history of women and gender in modern Europe. Other historians of Europe will no doubt recognise my experience of being pulled in different directions, between the general and the particular, the overarching interpretation and the closely researched case study, because it is part and parcel of being a 'Europeanist' someone with expertise in one part of the continent who is then almost honour-bound to be able to write about Europe as a whole, a task becoming increasingly difficult, maybe impossible, in view of the changing boundaries of Europe in modern geopolitics.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Abrams, Professor Lynn
Authors: Abrams, L.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Journal Name:Gender and History
First Published:First published in Gender and History 20(3):628-643
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