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'With 27 well-chosen illustrations, effective use of sub-headings to signpost the key issues in the book and a detailed grasp of primary and secondary material, this book deserves a wide audience among teachers and students. That it is so well written and structured is a bonus.' – Richard Brown, The Historical Association
'The geographical breadth of the study enables the author to draw comparisons and contrasts in ways absent from most studies and in doing so, she provides a valuable guide to the conditions, circumstances and understandings of how women lived throughout Europe.' - Richard Brown, The Historical Association
"Deborah Simonton has written a comprehensive work that brings together a large amount of information on a broad spectrum of women's activities over three centuries in a way that successfully avoids both simplifications and exclusive expert-oriented language...the book will be appreciated by teachers and students as well as those interested in learning more about women's history." - Jitka Malečková in European History Quarterly
"The textbook that instructors of European women's history courses have been waiting for... Superb." - Mary Lynn Stewart, The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms
Deborah Simonton is Associate Professor of British History at the University of Southern Denmark and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Her publications include The Routledge History of Women in Modern Europe (2006), A History of European Women’s Work (1998), co-editor of Gender in Scottish History (2006).