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Women and ageing in British society since 1500

Author: L A Botelho; Pat Thane
Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson Education, 2001.
Series: Women and men in history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These essays examine the lives of elderly women and attitudes towards them from 1500 to the present. They shed light on the process of industrialisation and welfare provision and question many common  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Women and ageing in British society since 1500.
Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson Education, 2001
(OCoLC)606487071
Online version:
Women and ageing in British society since 1500.
Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson Education, 2001
(OCoLC)629812459
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: L A Botelho; Pat Thane
ISBN: 0582329019 9780582329010 0582329027 9780582329027
OCLC Number: 44550575
Description: xi, 246 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Strategies of poor aged women and widows in sixteenth-century London / Claire S. Schen --
Who most needs to marry? Ageing and inequality among women and men in early modern Norwich / Margaret Pelling --
Old age and menopause in rural women of early modern Suffolk / Lynn Botelho --
'I feel myself decay apace' : old age in the diary of Lady Sarah Cowper (1644-1720) / Anne Kugler --
Old maids : the lifecycle of single women in early modern England / Amy M. Froide --
The old woman's home in eighteenth-century England / Susannah Ottaway --
The residence patterns of elderly English women in comparative perspective / Richard Wall --
Old and incapable? Louisa Twining and elderly women in Victorian Britain / Theresa Deane --
'An inheritance of fear' : older women in the twentieth-century countryside / Stephen Hussey --
Old women in twentieth-century Britain / Pat Thane.
Series Title: Women and men in history.
Responsibility: edited by Lynn Botelho and Pat Thane.
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"A fine collection...excellent introduction to the state of an academic field"Colleen Seguin, Valparaiso University

 
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