Women, Work, and Life Cycle in a Medieval Economy: Women in York and Yorkshire C. 1300-1520 / Edition 420

Women, Work, and Life Cycle in a Medieval Economy: Women in York and Yorkshire C. 1300-1520 / Edition 420

by P. J. P. Goldberg, P. J. Goldberg
     
 

This is an innovative analysis of the relationship between women's economic opportunity and marriage in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. It is based on an intensive study of York and Yorkshire, but also utilizes evidence from other parts of England and continental Europe. P.J.P. Goldberg explores the role of women in the economy and the part that marriage

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This is an innovative analysis of the relationship between women's economic opportunity and marriage in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. It is based on an intensive study of York and Yorkshire, but also utilizes evidence from other parts of England and continental Europe. P.J.P. Goldberg explores the role of women in the economy and the part that marriage played in their lives. Importantly, he challenges the Wrigley and Schofield thesis of nuptiality: his analysis of the demography of marriage demonstrates that in late medieval Yorkshire women participated strongly in the labor force, deferring marriage or avoiding it entirely. This is a stimulating and intelligent book, which makes an important contribution to our understanding of medieval ways of life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198201540
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/1992
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.75(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Maps
List of Tables
List of Abbreviations
1Introduction1
2York and the Regional Economy in the Later Middle Ages39
3Women and Work82
4Servants and Servanthood158
5Marriage in Town and Country203
6Moving to Town280
7Patterns of Cohesion and Residence305
8Women, Work, and Life Cycle: A Hypothesis Explored324
Appendix I: Probate Evidence362
Appendix II: The Poll Taxes of 1377, 1379, and 1380-1368
Appendix III: List of Cause Papers Consulted376
Manuscript Sources379
Printed Primary Sources380
Secondary Works385
Unpublished Theses and Papers399
Index401

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