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Christine Adams

to size. 100 Over the course of the twentieth century, old tropes continued to influence historians’ views of royal mistresses, even as feminist historians reshaped our understanding of women's history. 101 Few twenty-first-century historians

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Whitney Walton

central to Barine's history of La Grande Mademoiselle that she wrote and published in the late 1890s. Writing (Women's) History Barine explained her choice of La Grande Mademoiselle as a subject because she represented a significant development in French

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The Gallic Singularity

The Medieval and Early Modern Origins

Tracy Adams

. McGuire, “The Maid and Mr. Charlie: Rosa Parks and the Black Woman's Struggle for Bodily Integrity,” in U.S. Women's History: Untangling the Threads of Sisterhood , ed. Leslie Brown, Jacqueline Castledine, and Anne Valk (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers

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Outrageous Flirtation, Repressed Flirtation, and the Gallic Singularity

Alexis de Tocqueville's Comparative Views on Women and Marriage in France and the United States

Jean Elisabeth Pedersen

, Democracy in America , II:3. 10 See, for example, Linda Kerber, “Separate Spheres, Female Worlds, Woman's Place: The Rhetoric of Women's History,” Journal of American History 75, 1 (1988): 9–39, doi:10.2307/1889653; Michael J. Shapiro, “Literary Geography

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Muslim Notables, French Colonial Officials, and the Washers of the Dead

Women and Gender Politics in Colonial Algeria

Augustin Jomier


For many decades, scholars of gender and women's history in the Middle East and North Africa have challenged prevailing visions of an unchanged patriarchy, showing how patriarchy was transformed in relation to colonialism, and how some women struggled against it. To the contrary, this article aims to challenge our understanding of women's agency, taking Mzab as a case study. It explores the ways in which women of this Berber speaking region, inhabited by Ibadi Muslims and conquered by the French in 1882, contributed to the colonial reinforcement of male domination. Reading together works of ethnography, colonial administrative files, legal disputes, and Arabic-language newspapers, this article shows that, together with the colonial legal framework, other informal legal discourses and institutions shaped women's condition. Down the road, forms of patriarchy and notions of gender shifted.

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Jonathan G. Katz

Légey, “Notes sur le fonctionnement,” 10-11. 50 Julie Fette, “Pride and Prejudice in the Professions: Women Doctors and Lawyers in Third Republic France,” Journal of Women's History 19, 3 (2007): 60-86, https://doi:10.1353/jowh.2007.0055 ; Natalie