Gendering Spaces in European Towns, 1500-1914

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Focusing on the transition from the modern to the early modern periods, this volume explores the role of gender in shaping the development of the European town. It examines how gender is both embedded in the built environment and reflected in the way that the built environment is experienced and used, in patterns of residence and movement, in the provision and consumption of services and consumer goods, in the nature of street culture and the diversity of the social arena, and in the shifting boundaries between the public and the private, the social and the political.