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Widows in European Economy and Society, 1600-1920 Richard Wall

Widows in European Economy and Society, 1600-1920

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    Widows in European Economy and Society, 1600-1920

    Editorial: Boydell & Brewer

    Idioma: Inglés

    ISBN: 9781782049944

    Formatos: PDF (con DRM de Adobe)

    Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

    $24.99

    Medios de pago
      Widows in European Economy and Society, 1600-1920 Richard Wall

      Widows in European Economy and Society, 1600-1920

      $24.99

      Medios de pago

        Widows in European Economy and Society, 1600-1920

        Editorial: Boydell & Brewer

        Idioma: Inglés

        ISBN: 9781782049944

        Formatos: PDF (con DRM de Adobe)

        Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

        $24.99

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          Sinopsis
          2017 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title "A terrific piece of work". JANE HUMPHRIES, Professor of Economic History and Fellow of All Souls College, University of Oxford Widows are often viewed as being marginalised in society, struggling to make a living and in need of financial and other support. However, as this extensively researched and wide-ranging book reveals, widows did, in fact, engage very effectively in economic activity, often being in charge of families, households and commercial enterprises. The book outlines how extensive widowhood was; examines the provisions made for the support of widows, including in the form of marriage contracts, dowries and charitable assistance; and provides numerous examples of widows being economically active, paying their way and involving themselves energetically in society - one notable example being Barbe-Nicole Clicquot, who established a very successful company producing La Veuve Clicquot champagne. Using statistical analysis and individual case studies, the book contrasts the situation in different parts of Europe, and between rural and urban areas, and shows how provision for widows both in law and in practice evolved over time. Overall, it contributes a great deal to women's history, helping to correct the image that women were victims of male society, and to family history, showing that exceptions to the "ideal" nuclear family were very common. BEATRICE MORING is Associate Professor in the Department of Political and Economic Studies at the University of Helsinki. RICHARD WALL was a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Essex.
          Acerca de Richard Wall

          Richard Wall is professor of Zoology in the School of Biological Sciences of the University of Bristol. He specializes in the ecology, behavior, and evolution of arthropod parasites, pests and vectors.

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