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City Women: Money, Sex, and the Social Order in Early Modern London

Eleanor Hubbard

Abstract

City Women is a major new study of the lives of ordinary women in early modern London. Drawing on thousands of pages of Londoners' depositions for the consistory court, it focuses on the challenges that preoccupied London women as they strove for survival and preferment in the burgeoning metropolis. Balancing new demographic data with vivid case studies, it explores the advantages and dangers that the city had to offer, from women's first arrival to London as migrant maidservants, through the vicissitudes of marriage, widowhood, and old age. In early modern London, women's opportu ... More

Keywords: early modern London, women, migration, courtship, marriage, neighborhood, women's work, widowhood, remarriage, patriarchy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199609345
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609345.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eleanor Hubbard, author
Assistant Professor, Princeton University

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