When Gossips Meet: Women, Family, and Neighbourhood in Early Modern England

When Gossips Meet: Women, Family, and Neighbourhood in Early Modern England

by Bernard S. Capp, B. S. Capp, B. S. Capp
     
 

This book 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. It argues that networks of close friends ('gossips') provided invaluable moral and practical support, helping them to shape their own lives and to play an active role in

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This book 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. It argues that networks of close friends ('gossips') provided invaluable moral and practical support, helping them to shape their own lives and to play an active role in the affairs of the local community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199255986
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/27/2003
Series:
Oxford Studies in Social History Series
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.20(d)

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