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Never married : singlewomen in early modern England

Author: Amy M Froide
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1. publView all editions and formats
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Research on the women who never married in early modern England. The Author looks at how single women's lives differed from those of wives and widows, at the social relationships of women without  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amy M Froide
ISBN: 0199270600 9780199270606
OCLC Number: 239431725
Awards: Winner of Shortlisted for The Whitfield Book Prize.
Description: vii, 246 Seiten
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Marital Status as a Category of Difference: Singlewomen and Widows ; 3. Single But Not Alone: The Family History of Never-Married Women ; 4. A Maid is Not Always a Servant: Singlewomen in the Urban Economy ; 5. Women of Independent Means: The Civic Significance of Never-Married Women ; 6. Spinsters, Superannuated Virgins, and Old Maids: Representations of Singlewomen ; 7. The Question of Choice: How Never-Married Women Represented Singleness ; 8. Epilogue ; Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Amy M. Froide.

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