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"Women on the Margins" Summary and Themes

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Department
History
Course
HIST 1031
Professor
Robert Savage
Semester
Fall

Description
Section Reading: Women on the Margins 12/6/13 • By Natalie Zemon Davis­Author of the Return of Martin Guerre • Social history and feminine history • Adds a more realist and fuller version of society • Introduction o Dialogue between the 4 women o Very different than your typical dialogue ­Themes • Characters roles as women o What is means to be on the margins­all had some kind of specialty.  Separated themselves from people o Glikl   was a business woman who sold stockings  Jewish woman who couldn’t own property  She seemed to be doing okay but she relied a lot on men o Marie   eventually became a nun  wrote about how women weren’t accepted and were  underestimated  broke her maternal expectations and left her child  Tried to use her authority as a nun for what she thought was the  betterment of others  Showed her effort for assimilating to
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