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Woman in France during the Eighteenth Century

Eileen Fauset

in The Politics of Writing: Julia Kavanagh, 1824-77

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780719055577
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702222 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719055577.003.0003
Woman in France during the Eighteenth Century

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This chapter studies Kavanagh's perspectives on some of the women she discusses in Woman in France during the Eighteenth Century, noting that her main purpose was a celebration of women and of the presence of women in history. It shows that Kavanagh focuses primarily on women of privilege, whose position gave them immense social influence and power over men, and who helped change the course of eighteenth-century France. The chapter determines that Woman in France during the Eighteenth Century serves as an important contribution to women's history, since it succeeds in drawing attention to the experiences and lives of women during that period.

Keywords: women's history; women of privilege; social influence; eighteenth-century France

Chapter.  21622 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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