Singlewomen in the European past, 1250-1800 / edited by Judith M. Bennett and Amy M. Froide.

When we think about the European past, we tend to imagine villages, towns, and cities populated by conventional families--married couples and their children. Although most people did marry and pass many of their adult years in the company of a spouse, this vision of a preindustrial Europe shaped by...

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Online Access: Full Text (via ProQuest)
Other Authors: Bennett, Judith M. (Editor), Froide, Amy M. (Editor)
Format: Electronic eBook
Published: Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999.
Table of Contents:
  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Acknovvledgments
  • 1.A Singular Past
  • 2. Singlevvomen in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: The Demographic Perspective
  • 3. It Is Not Good That [Wo]man Should Be None: Elite Responses to Singlevvomen in High Medieval Paris
  • 4. Single by Law and Custom
  • 5. Sex and the Singlevvoman
  • 6. Transforming Maidens: Singlevvomen's Stories in Marie de France's Lais and Later French Courtly Narratives
  • 7. Having Her Ovvn Smoke: Employment and Independence for Singlevvomen in Germany, 1400-1750
  • 8. Singlevvomen in Early Modern Venice: Communities and Opportunities9. Marital Status as a Category of Difference: Singlevvomen and Widovvs in Early Modern England
  • 10. The Sapphic Strain: English Lesbians in the Long Eighteenth Century
  • 11. Singular Politics: The Rise of the British Nation and the Production of the Old Maid
  • Appendix: Demographic Tables
  • List of Contributors
  • Index
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  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H
  • I
  • J
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  • P
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