Women, fashion, consumption, luxury, and education are the main subjects of our researchers. The contributors of this volume accompanied women and objects in their travels across Modern Europe and offered thorough and diverse analyses connecting the circulation of people with the circulation of ideas.
Making use of the archive materials, visual sources and museum collections, the authors pointed out the richness of the region and the role of women in promoting new ideas of modernity. The information contained here will help the public to better know and understand the part of women's sociability in building new nations and constructing new identities along South-Eastern Europe and beyond.
Constanța VINTILĂ-GHIȚULESCU, Ph.D (EHESS, Paris, 2004) is Principal Investigator for the ERC project
Luxury, Fashion and Social Status in Early Modern South-Eastern Europe (LuxFass), hosted by New Europe College, Bucharest. She published monographs and many articles on Romanian society in the modern era.
"There is a great deal of variety among these contributions in terms of the types of sources they choose (paintings, memoirs, church cadasters, personal archives, clothing, etc.) and the specific scholarship they build upon. The most impressive overall achievement of the volume is to have brought to light archival troves in so many places and languages, reminding us about both the difficulty of doing archival comparative work on the Balkans and the unexplored richness of these sources." Maria Bucur, Indiana University, UK, in
European History Quarterly 48(2)
Table of contents
Acknowledgements List of Illustrations Notes on Contributors
Introduction Constanţa Vintilă-Ghiţulescu
Translating Imperial Practices, Knowledge, and Taste Across the Mediterranean. Giulio Ferrario and Ignatius Mouradgea d’Ohsson Giulia Calvi
French Residents and Ottoman Women in 18th-Century Levant Personal Relations, Social Control, and Cultural Interchange David Celetti
Women’s Fashion in Dalmatia at the End of the 18th Century Katarina Nina Simončič
A Dialogue of Sources: Greek Bourgeois Women and Material Culture in the Long 18th Century Artemis Yagou
“Curls and Forelocks”: Romanian Women’s Emancipation in Consumption and Fashion, 1780–1850 Constanţa Vintilă-Ghiţulescu
European Fashion, Consumption Patterns, and Intercommunal Relations in the 19th-Century Ottoman Istanbul Anastasia Falierou
Women in Merchant Families, Women in Trade in Mid-19th Century Romanian Countries Nicoleta Roman
Women Travellers as Consumers: Adoption of Modern Ideas and Practices in 19th-Century Southeast Europe Evguenia Davidova
All interested in the history of South-Eastern Europe and the Ottoman Empire, Gender Studies, Women and Fashion.