Never married : singlewomen in early modern England / Amy M. Froide.

"This book is both a social-economic study of singlewomen and a cultural study of the meanings of singleness in early modern England. It focuses on never-married women in England's provincial towns, and on singlewomen from a broad social spectrum. Covering the entire early modern era, it r...

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Main Author: Froide, Amy M.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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Summary:"This book is both a social-economic study of singlewomen and a cultural study of the meanings of singleness in early modern England. It focuses on never-married women in England's provincial towns, and on singlewomen from a broad social spectrum. Covering the entire early modern era, it reveals that this was a time of transition in the history of never-married women. During the sixteenth century life-long singlewomen were largely absent from popular culture, but by the eighteenth century they had become a central concern of English society."--BOOK JACKET.
Physical Description:vii, 246 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages [222]-242) and index.
ISBN:0199270600