Women and Property : In Early Modern England Paperback
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 Property is essential reading for anyone interested in women, law and the past.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 324 pages, maps, glossary, bibliography, indexes
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/09/1995
- Category: General & world history
- ISBN: 9780415133401