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When gossips meet : women, family, and neighbourhood in early modern England

Author: Bernard S Capp
Publisher: Oxford u.a. : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Series: Oxford studies in social history; Oxford scholarship online
Edition/Format:   Computer file : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores how women of the poorer and middling sorts in early modern England sought to make the best of their lives in a society that excluded or marginalized them in almost every sphere. This book  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard S Capp
ISBN: 0199255989 9780199255986
OCLC Number: 644087189
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Patriarchy and the World of Gossips ; 3. Families and Gossips: The Experience of Marriage ; 4. Maidservants and the Politics of the Household ; 5. Women and Neighbours: Female Disputes ; 6. Women and Neighbours: Disputes with Men ; 7. Women as Citizens: Public and Political Life ; 8. Recreation, Religion, and Female Culture ; 9. Conclusion ; Bibliography of Unpublished Sources ; Index
Series Title: Oxford studies in social history; Oxford scholarship online
Responsibility: Bernard Capp.

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[Capp] draws on the records of the church courts, supplemented by a wide variety of other sources, to make up a penetrating, sensitive and brilliantly vivid picture of the prejudices and problems Read more...

 
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