Women and Property: In Early Modern England by Amy Louise EricksonWomen and Property: In Early Modern England by Amy Louise Erickson

Women and Property: In Early Modern England

byAmy Louise EricksonEditorAmy Louise Erickson

Paperback | September 25, 1995

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This ground-breaking book reveals the economic reality of ordinary women between the late 16th and early 18th centuries. Drawing on little-known sources, Amy Louise Erickson reconstructs day-to-day lives, showing how women owned, managed and inherited property on a scale previously unrecognised. Her complex and fascinating research, which contrasts the written laws with the actual practice, completely revises the traditional picture of women's economic status in pre-industrial England.Women and Propertyis essential reading for anyone interested in women, law and the past.
Title:Women and Property: In Early Modern EnglandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1 inPublished:September 25, 1995Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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ISBN - 10:0415133408

ISBN - 13:9780415133401

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..."Erickson tells us much about the lives of women among small property owners."-"Law and History Review "This is a significant and very good book. ... In the range of sources used, and in the depth of analysis, Erickson has made an important contribution to our understanding of the position of women in the early modern period. She offers far more precision about women's relation to wealth and property than has been heretofore available...Her work should change the nature of our understanding of marriage, property, and the economy. This is no small accomplishment; it is one that will earn Erickson the gratitude of historians for many years to come."-"Albion ..."Erickson's is the fresher, more exciting and substantial book: it provides more new knowledge from original and extensive archival research; it turns its attention to those women about whom we know least, the ordinary and the unmarried; and it offers subtler analyses."-Renaissance Quarterly