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Wiesner, Merry E. 1952-

Works: 170 works in 702 publications in 7 languages and 19,496 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Cross-cultural studies  Textbooks  Church history  Biography  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, edc, Publishing director
Classifications: HQ1587, 305.4094
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Most widely held works by Merry E Wiesner
Christianity and sexuality in the early modern world : regulating desire, reforming practice by Merry E Wiesner( )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 2,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book surveys the ways in which Christian ideas and institutions shaped sexual norms and conduct from the time of Luther and Columbus to that of Thomas Jefferson. It is global in scope and geographic in organization, with chapters on Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia, and North America. The volume explores such topics as marriage and divorce, fornication and illegitimacy, clerical sexuality, witchcraft and love magic, homosexuality, and moral crimes. It examines learned and popular notions of sexuality in and outside of Christian Europe, the development of institutions to enforce Christian standards, and the role of class, race, family, economy, and local traditions in shaping sexual behavior
Luther on women : a sourcebook by Martin Luther( )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Martin Luther contributed extensively to the sixteenth-century "debate about women" with his writings on women and related subjects such as marriage, the family, and sexuality. In this volume, Susan Karant-Nunn and Merry Wiesner-Hanks bring together a vast selection of these works, translating many into English for the first time. They include sermons, lectures, pamphlets polemic writings, letters, and some informal "table talk" recorded by his followers. The book is arranged into chapters on Biblical women, marriage, sexuality, childbirth, and witchcraft, as well as on Luther's relations with his wife and other contemporary women. The editors, both internationally known scholars of the Reformation and women, provide a general introduction to each chapter, and Luther's own colourful words fuel both sides of the debate about whether the Protestant Reformation was beneficial or detrimental to women. This collection will make a wide range of Luther's works accessible to English-speaking scholars, students, and general readers."--Jacket
Women and gender in early modern Europe by Merry E Wiesner( Book )

59 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 2,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a major new textbook, designed for students in all disciplines seeking an introduction to the very latest research on all aspects of women's lives in Europe from 1500 to 1750, and on the development of the notions of masculinity and femininity. The coverage is geographically broad, ranging from Spain to Scandinavia, and from Russia to Ireland, and the topics investigated include the female life-cycle, literacy, women's economic role, sexuality, artistic creations, female piety - and witchcraft - and the relationship between gender and power. To aid students each chapter contains extensive notes on further reading (but few footnotes), and the approach throughout is designed to render the subject in as accessible and stimulating manner as possible. Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe is suitable for usage on numerous courses in women's history, early modern European history, and comparative history
A companion to gender history( )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes the history of women around the world, their interaction with men in gendered societies, and the role of gender in shaping human behavior over thousands of years. Including topics: Sexuality; Gender and Labor in World History; Structures and Meanings in a Gendered Family History; Religion and Gender: Embedded Patterns, Interwoven Frameworks; Gender Rules: Law and Politics; Race, Gender, and other Differences in Feminist Theory; Gender and Education Before and After Mass Schooling; How Images Got Their Gender: Masculinity and Femininity in the Visual Arts; Revolution, Nationalism, and Anti-Imperialism; Feminist Movements: Gender and Sexual Equality; Digging up Gender in the Earliest Human Societies; Classical and Post-Classical Societies (2000 BCE-1400 CE); Women in the Middle East; Gendered Themes in Early African History; Confucian Complexities: China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam; Early Western Civilization Under the Sign of Gender: Europe and the Mediterranean, 40000 BCE to 1400 CE; Gender in the Ancient Americas: From Earliest Villages to European Colonization; Gender and the Development of Modern Society (1400-1750); Gender History, Southeast Asia, and the 'World Regions Framework'; Did Gender have a Renaissance? Exclusions and Traditions in Early Modern Western Europe; Self, Society, and Gender in Early Modern Russia and Eastern Europe; A New World Engendered: The Making of the Iberian Transatlantic Empires; Gender and the Modern World (1750-1920); Rescued from Obscurity: Contributions and Challenges in Writing the History of Gender in the Middle East and North Africa; Gender, Women, and the Power in Africa, 1750-1914; Clash of Culturs: Gender and Colonialism in South and Southeast Asia; From Private to Public Patriarchy: Women, Labor, and the State of East Asia, 1600-1919; Gender in the Formation of European Power, 1750-1914; Latin America and the Caribbean; North America from North of the 49th Parallel; Gender in the Contemporary World (1920-2003); Frameworks of Gender: Feminism and Nationalism in Twentieth-Century Asia; Women and Gender Roles in Africa since 1918; Continuities Amid Change: Gender Ideas and Arrangements in Twentieth-Century Russia and Eastern Europe; Reform and Revolution in Twentieth-Century Latin America and the Caribbean; Equality and Difference in the Twentieth-Century West: North America, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand
Gender in history by Merry E Wiesner( Book )

35 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past 20 years, the study of history has been revolutionized by considerations of gender, and yet most books on the subject focus on only one period or region. This concise overview redresses the balance, exploring the construction of gender in many cultures around the world at different times. The material is presented thematically, encouraging readers to appreciate the connections between gender and other structures such as the family, the economy, law, religion, sexuality and the state. The author investigates how what it meant to be a man or woman was shaped by these institutions, and how they in turn were influenced by gender. Within each chapter, information is arranged chronologically in order to highlight the ways in which gender structures have varied over time
Debt : ethics, the environment, and the economy by Merry E Wiesner( )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From personal finance and consumer spending to ballooning national expenditures on warfare and social welfare, debt is fundamental to the dynamics of global capitalism. The contributors to this volume explore the concept of indebtedness in its various senses and from a wide range of perspectives. They observe that many views of ethics, citizenship, and governance are based on a conception of debts owed by one individual to others; that artistic and literary creativity involves the artist's dialogue with the works of the past; and that the specter of catastrophic climate change has underscored the debt those living in the present owe to future generations
Early modern Europe, 1450-1789 by Merry E Wiesner( Book )

40 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering European history from the invention of the printing press to the French Revolution, this accessible and engaging textbook offers an innovative account of people's lives, from a variety of backgrounds, in the early modern period and within the global context of European developments
Ages of woman, ages of man : sources in European social history, 1400-1750 by Merry E Wiesner( )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection brings together a wide range of written and visual resources from European archives, often printed for the first time. The book is organized around two main principles: stages of life and gender, and is divided into 8 chapters: childhood, youth and sexuality, courtship and weddings, married life, economic life, religion, networks and communities, widowhood and old age. The sources include materials from twenty different states
Convents confront the Reformation : Catholic and Protestant nuns in Germany( )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and German and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an outgrowth of the search for new sources which reveal the experience of women during the Reformation period. The four texts in this volume are all by women who resided in convents or similar institutions, or who had recently left convents, in Germany in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. They allow us to hear - with some filtering by their male editors and publishers - women's opinions about the merits of clerical celibacy and convent life. The first work is a letter of Katherine Rem of the Katherine convent in Augsburg to her brother Bernard - and an excerpt from his answer to her and to his daughter, who was also in the convent - printed in Augsburg in 1523. The second is a letter of Ursula of Munsterberg to her cousins Dukes George and Heinrich of Saxony, explaining why she left the convent of Mary Magdalene the Penitent in Freiberg, first printed in 1528 and later reprinted with an afterword by Luther. The third source is selections from a book of meditations, Der treue Seelenfreund Christus Jesus, written by the Lutheran abbess of Quedlinburg, Anna Sophia, the daughter of the Duke of Hesse, first published in Jena in 1658. The final source is a pamphlet written by Martha Elisabeth Zitter describing reasons for leaving the Ursuline convent in Erfurt, printed in Jena in 1678
Working women in Renaissance Germany by Merry E Wiesner( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and Italian and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concise history of the world by Merry E Wiesner( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book tells the story of humankind as producers and reproducers from the Paleolithic to the present. Renowned social and cultural historian Merry Wiesner-Hanks brings a new perspective to world history by examining social and cultural developments across the globe, including families and kin groups, social and gender hierarchies, sexuality, race and ethnicity, labor, religion, consumption, and material culture. She examines how these structures and activities changed over time through local processes and interactions with other cultures, highlighting key developments that defined particular eras such as the growth of cities or the creation of a global trading network. Incorporating foragers, farmers and factory workers along with shamans, scribes and secretaries, the book widens and lengthens human history. It makes comparisons and generalizations, but also notes diversities and particularities, as it examines the social and cultural matters that are at the heart of big questions in world history today."--Publisher's website
Discovering the western past : a look at the evidence by Merry E Wiesner( Book )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becoming visible : women in European history by Renate Bridenthal( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thematic emphases in this text include the contacts between European women and those outside European frontiers, sexuality and its importance for the construction of gender over the centuries, and the role of women in the great events and movements in European history and the impact of such events on them."--
The marvelous hairy girls : the Gonzales sisters and their worlds by Merry E Wiesner( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the extraordinary story of three sixteenth century sisters who, along with their father and brothers, were afflicted with an extremely rare genetic condition that made them unusually hairy
Gender, church, and state in early modern Germany : essays by Merry E Wiesner( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aandacht voor de invloed van reformatie en de ontwikkeling van het kapitalisme op het leven van vrouwen in Duitsland in de Renaissance
Lives and voices : sources in European women's history by Lisa DiCaprio( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This] reader ... anthologizes primary source materials about women's lives and presents an overview of the variety of women's experiences dating from ancient Mesopotamia to contemporary Bosnia. This primary source reader includes classics in women's history such as works by Plato, Christine de Pizan, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Virginia Woolf, as well as sources that have never before been published in English. The collection ... ranges widely in terms of topic, social class, and geography; both male- and female-authored texts are included to present a range of normative, descriptive, and reflective materials. Topics discussed include family, work, religion, culture, immigration, global economy, and politics.--Back cover
The Renaissance and Reformation : a history in documents by Merry E Wiesner( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At first glance, the Renaissance and the Reformation -- two movements (one cultural, one religious) that defined Europe from 1400 to 1600 -- may appear to be polar opposites. The Renaissance found scholars and artists celebrating the beauty and splendor of the material world, while the Reformation saw Protestant and Catholic religious leaders and their followers focusing on eternal salvation. However, there were actually striking similarities between these two worlds. For instance, while both Renaissance artists and Reformation pastors originally desired a return to a 'golden age' of the past, they both ended up creating something very new instead."--Book cover
An age of voyages, 1350-1600 by Merry E Wiesner( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides coverage of the political, cultural, and social history of the world from 1350 to 1600. Contact among regions of the world expanded through trade networks, enabling a transferal of knowledge and culture between western and eastern societies. With a strong focus on the Renaissance, Reformation, and Ming China, the text comes from ordinary people, travelers, bureaucrats, children, housewives, poets, and religious thinkers."--Supplied by publisher
Discovering the global past : a look at the evidence by Merry E Wiesner( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in the sixteenth century : a bibliography by Merry E Wiesner( Book )

13 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Luther on women : a sourcebook
Luther on women : a sourcebookWomen and gender in early modern EuropeA companion to gender historyGender in historyEarly modern Europe, 1450-1789Ages of woman, ages of man : sources in European social history, 1400-1750Convents confront the Reformation : Catholic and Protestant nuns in GermanyDiscovering the western past : a look at the evidence
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