When Gossips Meet: Women, Family, and Neighbourhood in Early Modern England / Edition 1

When Gossips Meet: Women, Family, and Neighbourhood in Early Modern England / Edition 1

by Bernard Capp
ISBN-10:
0199273197
ISBN-13:
9780199273195
Pub. Date:
09/16/2004
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

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When Gossips Meet: Women, Family, and Neighbourhood in Early Modern England / Edition 1

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: 9780199273195
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/16/2004
Series: Oxford Studies in Social History Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Patriarchy and the World of Gossips
3. Families and Gossips: The Experience of Marriage
4. Maidservants and the Politics of the Household
5. Women and Neighbours: Female Disputes
6. Women and Neighbours: Disputes with Men
7. Women as Citizens: Public and Political Life
8. Recreation, Religion, and Female Culture
9. Conclusion
Bibliography of Unpublished Sources
Index

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