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Women’s Work and Rights in Early Modern Urban Europe

Authors: Bellavitis, Anna

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    • Combines a macro-analytical approach (discussion of historical thesis and models) with a micro-narrative approach (case-studies and life-stories)
    • Highlights the need for further research on women’s working opportunities
    • Investigates 'female' occupations from domestic service to prostitution

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In the last decades, women’s role in the workforce has dramatically changed, though gender inequality persists and for women, gender identity still prevails over work identity. It is important not to forget or diminish the historical role of women in the labour market though and this book proposes a critical overview of the most recent historical research on women’s roles in economic urban activities. Covering a wide area of early modern Europe, from Portugal to Poland and from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, Bellavitis presents an overview of the economic rights of women – property, inheritance, management of their wealth, access to the guilds, access to education – and assesses the evolution of female work in different urban contexts.

About the authors

Anna Bellavitis is Professor of Early Modern History at Rouen University in Normandy, France and Senior Member of the University Institute of France. Her research concentrates on family and gender history, urban history and citizenship and labour history.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-96541-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-07210-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women’s Work and Rights in Early Modern Urban Europe
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96541-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96541-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96540-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07210-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 266
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