Between the Queen and the Cabby: Olympe De Gouges's Rights of Woman (McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Ideas)


Mega Sale! Save 26% on the Between the Queen and the Cabby: Olympe De Gouges's Rights of Woman (McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Ideas) by McGill-Queen's University Press at SADC Network. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. In Between the Queen and the Cabby, John Cole provides the first full translation of de Gouges's Rights of Woman and the first systematic commentary on its declaration, its attempt to envision a non-marital partnership agreement, and its support for persons of colour. Cole compares and contrasts de Gouges's two texts, explaining how the original text was both her model and her foil. By adding a proposed marriage contract to her pamphlet, she sought to turn the ideas of the French Revolution into


Between the Queen and the Cabby: Olympe De Gouges's Rights of Woman (McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Ideas) by McGill-Queen's University Press
4.5 out of 5 stars with 57 reviews
Condition: New
Availability: In Stock
$110.00
$82.31
You Save: 25%


Quantity:  

 


Product Description & Reviews

In Between the Queen and the Cabby, John Cole provides the first full translation of de Gouges's Rights of Woman and the first systematic commentary on its declaration, its attempt to envision a non-marital partnership agreement, and its support for persons of colour. Cole compares and contrasts de Gouges's two texts, explaining how the original text was both her model and her foil. By adding a proposed marriage contract to her pamphlet, she sought to turn the ideas of the French Revolution into a concrete way of life for women. Further examination of her work as a playwright suggests that she supported equality not only for women but for slaves as well. Cole highlights the historical context of de Gouges's writing, going beyond the inherent sexism and misogyny of the time in exploring why her work did not receive the reaction or achieve the influential status she had hoped for. Read in isolation in the gender-conscious twenty-first century, de Gouges's Rights of Woman may seem ordinary. However, none of her contemporaries, neither the Marquis de Condorcet nor Mary Wollstonecraft, published more widely on current affairs, so boldly attempted to extend democratic principles to women, or so clearly related the public and private spheres. Read in light of her eventual condemnation by the Revolutionary Tribunal, her words become tragically foresighted: "Woman has the right to mount the Scaffold; she must also have that of mounting the Rostrum."

Features & Highlights

Additional Information

Manufacturer:
McGill-Queen's University Press
Category:
Regional Canada
EAN:
9780773538863
ISBN:
0773538860
Edition:
1
Author:
John R. Cole
Publisher:
McGill-Queen's University Press
Publication Date:
2011-08-01
Binding:
Hardcover
Item Weight:
1.1 pounds
Item Size:
1 x 9 x 6 inches
Package Weight:
1.37 pounds
Package Size:
6.38 x 1.1 x 9.06 inches

 


Have questions about this item (9780773538863), or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?


If you have any questions about this product by McGill-Queen's University Press, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Name:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers


ean: 9780393086973, isbn: 0393086976,
First published in 1974, this classic tale of friendship, courage, and the wild has captured hearts of all ages.In 1970, a young Indian who introduced himself as Gregory Tah-Kloma beached his canoe near the author's Babine Lake campsite in the backwo...

sku: G0802838367I3N00, ean: 9780802838360, isbn: 0802838367,
This lavishly illustrated picture book traces the life and death of Therese of Lisieux, the nineteenth century French lass whose life of devotion and sacrifice brought her canonization as a Saint of the Roman Catholic Church in 1925.

ean: 9780802009753, isbn: 0802009751,
Closely Guarded is written by a man who was privy to some of the most closely guarded state secrets in Canada. From 1942 to 1973, John Starnes was engaged in such areas as communications intelligence and, during his tenure as the first civilian direc...

mpn: 5 maps & 25 photos, ean: 9781554580002, isbn: 1554580005,
The Wartime Letters of Leslie and Cecil Frost, 1915–1919 brings to light the correspondence between two officer brothers and their family at home from 1915 to 1919. Despite wartime censorship, Leslie and Cecil wrote frank and forthright letters tha...