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Women of Modern France   By: (1870-1940)

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Women of Modern France by Hugo P. Thieme offers readers a unique and insightful perspective into the lives of French women during the early 20th century. Through a combination of historical analysis, anecdotes, and personal accounts, Thieme delves into the various roles and experiences of women in French society.

One of the most commendable aspects of this book is Thieme's meticulous research and attention to detail. He presents a comprehensive overview of the societal and cultural factors that shaped women's lives during this period. From the suffrage movement to the changing attitudes towards women's education and professions, Thieme effectively captures the essence of the social changes occurring in France at the time.

Thieme's writing style is both engaging and informative. He strikes a perfect balance between academic analysis and storytelling, making the book accessible to both casual readers and those with a deeper interest in history. The inclusion of personal anecdotes and firsthand accounts adds a human touch to the narrative, allowing readers to connect with the women whose stories are being told.

Furthermore, Thieme explores a broad range of topics related to French women's lives, including marriage, motherhood, fashion, and the struggle for gender equality. This comprehensive approach provides readers with a multifaceted understanding of the challenges and triumphs faced by women in this era.

While Women of Modern France is undoubtedly a valuable resource for history enthusiasts, it does have a few minor drawbacks. The book occasionally veers into tangents, providing excessive detail that may sometimes distract from the main topic. However, these instances are relatively rare and do not significantly detract from the overall quality of the work.

In conclusion, Women of Modern France is a captivating and enlightening exploration of the lives of French women during the early 20th century. With its thorough research, engaging writing style, and wide-ranging content, Hugo P. Thieme's book offers readers a valuable insight into the struggles, achievements, and aspirations of French women during this transformative period. Whether a history aficionado or simply interested in understanding the experiences of women throughout history, this book is a compelling read that leaves a lasting impression.

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Transcriber's Note: The Table of Contents was added by the Transcriber.

WOMAN

in all ages and in all countries

WOMEN OF MODERN FRANCE

by

HUGO P. THIEME, Ph.D.

Of the University of Michigan

THE RITTENHOUSE PRESS PHILADELPHIA

Copyrighted at Washington and entered at Stationer's Hall, London,

1907 1908

and printed by arrangement with George Barrie's Sons.

PRINTED IN U.S.A.

CONTENTS

PREFACE

Chapter I. Woman in politics

Chapter II. Woman in Family Life, Education, and Letters

Chapter III. The Seventeenth Century: Woman at Her Best

Chapter IV. Woman in Society and Literature

Chapter V. Mistresses and Wives of Louis XIV

Chapter VI. Mme. de Sévigné, Mme. de La Fayette, Mme. Dacier, Mme. de Caylus

Chapter VII. Woman in Religion

Chapter VIII. Salon Leaders Mme. de Tencin, Mme. Geoffrin, Mme. du Deffand, Mlle. de Lespinasse, Mme. du Châtelet

Chapter IX. Salon Leaders (Continued): Mme. Necker, Mme. d'Epinay, Mme. de Genlis: Minor Salons

Chapter X. Social Classes

Chapter XI. Royal Mistresses

Chapter XII. Marie Antoinette and the Revolution

Chapter XIII. Women of the Revolution and the Empire

Chapter XIV... Continue reading book >>




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