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The Resource Women in England, 1500-1760 : a social history, Anne Laurence

Women in England, 1500-1760 : a social history, Anne Laurence

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Women in England, 1500-1760 : a social history
Title
Women in England, 1500-1760
Title remainder
a social history
Statement of responsibility
Anne Laurence
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Women in England 1500-1760 charts the expectations and experiences from birth to death of women in England in the period between the Reformation and the Industrial Revolution, using the most recent statistical studies as well as the evidence of individual biographies and other writings." "Bringing together the astonishing range of research over the last twenty years, this book looks at areas such as life-expectancy, likelihood and duration of marriage, choice of partners, numbers of children and experiences of pregnancy and childbirth, work inside and outside the household, education, religion, and participation in the community and the wider world. These are all subjects on which people make broad generalizations which often bear little resemblance to the most recent research." "Early modern England was not a golden age for women, and women's opportunities for an independent existence outside the family probably diminished between the sixteenth and the eighteenth centuries. But nevertheless there were many areas of life in which women, despite official prohibition, were able to exercise power and individual choice in matters both material and spiritual. As members of nuclear families, marrying usually in their mid-twenties, women lived in a recognisably modern society rather than a traditional society of extended families and child brides." "Anne Laurence examines the material world of women - their possessions and what they created and commissioned - as well as their mental worlds: their beliefs, their writing and the popular culture in which they participated."--Jacket
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DLC
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Laurence, Anne
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
Label
Women in England, 1500-1760 : a social history, Anne Laurence
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
30078796
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 301 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312122072
Lccn
94007197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)45116
Label
Women in England, 1500-1760 : a social history, Anne Laurence
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
30078796
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 301 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312122072
Lccn
94007197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)45116

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