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Domestic Dangers: Women, Words, and Sex in Early Modern London

Laura Gowing


This book examines for the first time women's experiences and gender relations in the diverse and mobile society of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century London. It focuses on disputes over sex, marriage, and insults, with a detailed analysis based on legal records that have not been used before. It presents a powerful and vivid picture of the working of gender relations, honour, and morals in the practice of daily life.

Keywords: women, sex, marriage, insults, London, legal records, gender relations, honour, morals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198207634
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207634.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura Gowing, author
University of Hertfordshire