Women and Property

Women and Property: In Early Modern England

Paperback Published on: 07/09/1995
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Synopsis

This ground-breaking book reveals the economic reality of ordinary women between the late 16th and early 18th centuries. Drawing on little-known sources, Amy Louise Erickson reconstructs day-to-day lives, showing how women owned, managed and inherited property on a scale previously unrecognised. Her complex and fascinating research, which contrasts the written laws with the actual practice, completely revises the traditional picture of women's economic status in pre-industrial England. Women and Property is essential reading for anyone interested in women, law and the past.

  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780415133401
  • Number of pages: 324
  • Weight: 468g
  • Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm

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