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Domestic dangers : women, words, and sex in early modern London

Author: Laura Gowing
Publisher: Oxford, England : Clarendon Press, 1998, ©1996.
Series: Oxford studies in social history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
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Women's experiences and gender relations in the diverse, mobile society of 16th and 17th century London are considered by Laura Gowling. She focuses on disputes over sex, marriage and insults, and presents a vivid picture of daily life.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Gowing
ISBN: 0198207638 9780198207634
OCLC Number: 41713713
Awards: Winner of Winner of The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women Award for the Best Book Published in 1996 Shortlisted for Longman/History Today Book of the Year Award 1996.
Description: 301 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
Contents: Gender, household, and city --
Women in court --
The language of insult --
Words, honour, and reputation --
The economy of courtship --
Domestic disorders : adultery and violence --
Narratives of litigation --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Oxford studies in social history.
Other Titles: Women, words, and sex in early modern London
Responsibility: Laura Gowing.

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This analysis of women's experiences in London presents evidence for their use of legal agencies, the organization of gender relations and lives. Laura Gowing considers what gender difference meant  Read more...

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profoundly important study of defamation in the patriarchal society of early modern London ... * Anthony Fletcher, Economic History Review * It is difficult to do justice to a book so full of ideas Read more...

 
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