City Women. Money, Sex, and the Social Order in Early Modern London.
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297p hardback, an illustrated dustjacket, a firm and bright copy, like new. Buchnummer des Verkäufers PAB 178610
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In early modern London, women's opportunities were tightly restricted. Nonetheless, before 1640, the city's unique demographic circumstances provided unusual scope for marital advancement, and both maids and widows were quick to take advantage of this. Similarly, moments of opportunity emerged when the powerful sexual anxieties that associated women's speech and mobility with loose behaviour came into conflict with even more powerful anxieties about the economic stability of households and communities. As neighbours and magistrates sought to reconcile their competing priorities in cases of illegitimate pregnancy, marital disputes, working wives, remarrying widows, and more, women were able to exploit the resulting uncertainty to pursue their own ends. By paying close attention to the aspirations and preoccupations of London women themselves, their daily struggles, small triumphs, and domestic tragedies, City Women provides a valuable new perspective on the importance of early modern women's efforts in the growing capital, and on the nature of early modern English society as a whole.
This book deserves a wide audience and should become a staple on university reading lists in English and history courses. ( H-Albion)
impressive in the depth of its archival research, sophistication of it quantitative analyses, and inventive in its collective biography. It will be both a major intervention in its field and an indispensable resource for scholars. ( Best Book on Women and Gender 2012 Prize Committee, Society for the Study of Early Modern Women)
This highly readable monograph by Eleanor Hubbard is a first-rate addition to a historiography that has sought to understand how the rigid gender ideals evidenced in early modern prescriptive literature affected ordinary people. ( Fiona Williamson, European History Quarterly)
Hubbard does an excellent job of drawing out individual voices and stories from the records; combined with a very attractive prose style and well-presented figures and tables, these make this an uncommonly accessible book. ( Margaret R. Hunt, History Workshop Journal)
Titel: City Women. Money, Sex, and the Social Order...
Verlag: Oxford University Press, Oxford University Press
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