Claudia Opitz-Belakhal

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Claudia Opitz-Belakhal (born December 2, 1955 in Friedrichshafen ) is a German historian.


Opitz-Belakhal studied history , German literature and sociology at the University of Konstanz from 1974 to 1980 . In 1985 she did her doctorate there on female biographies of the 13th and 14th centuries. In 1991 it was there with the work “Military reforms between bureaucratization and reaction of the nobility. The French Officer Corps 1770–1789 “ habilitated . In the same year she became professor for modern history at the History Department of the University of Hamburg . Since 1994 she has been a full professor of modern history at the University of Basel .

Her main research interests are women's and gender history , French history from the 15th to 18th centuries and research into the enlightenment . The historian is on the advisory board of the journal Feminist Studies .

Opitz-Belakhal is married and has two children.

Fonts (selection)

  • Everyday Life in the Middle Ages: Biographies of the 13th and 14th Centuries. Beltz, Weinheim 1985 ( dissertation , University of Konstanz, 1984).
  • Eve daughters and brides of Christ: female context and female culture in the Middle Ages. Deutscher Studien-Verlag, Weinheim 1990.
  • Military reforms between bureaucratization and aristocratic reaction: the French war ministry and its reforms in the officer corps from 1760–1790. Thorbecke, Sigmaringen 1994 ( habilitation thesis , University of Konstanz, 1991; digitized version ).
  • Enlightenment of the sexes, revolution of the gender order: studies on the political and cultural history of the 18th century. Waxmann, Münster 2002.
  • Rearrangements of the sexes: introduction to the history of the sexes. Ed. diskord, Tübingen 2005.
  • The Universe of Jean Bodin: State Building, Power and Gender in the 16th Century. Campus, Frankfurt am Main 2006.
  • Gender history. Campus, Frankfurt am Main 2010.

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