Daughters, Wives and Widows after the Black Death: Women in Sussex, 1350-1535

Daughters, Wives and Widows after the Black Death: Women in Sussex, 1350-1535

by Mavis E. Mate, Mavis E. Mate
     
 

Did the expanding economic life of England after the Black Death improve the lot of women, as is commonly thought? This study argues not.See more details below

Overview

Did the expanding economic life of England after the Black Death improve the lot of women, as is commonly thought? This study argues not.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851155340
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
04/02/1998
Pages:
235
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Tables
Abbreviations
Genealogies: The Lewkenore, Pelham, Etchingham and Oxenbridge Families
Introduction1
1Fluctuations in the post-Black Death Economy11
2Marriage and the Economy21
3Married Women and Work among Labouring and Craft Families50
4Women under the Law76
5Widowhood94
6Standards of Living135
7Social Horizons: Power versus Authority154
8Class and Gender in Late Medieval Society179
Conclusions193
Bibliography201
Index215

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