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A bitter living
women, markets, and social capital in Early Modern Germany

  • ISBN: 9780198205548
  • Editorial: Oxford University Press
  • Lugar de la edición: Oxford. Reino Unido
  • Encuadernación: Cartoné
  • Medidas: 23 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 394
  • Idiomas: Inglés

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What role did women play in the pre-industrial European economy? Sheilagh Ogilvie tackles this question in an original way, using a rich body of new evidence. By examining women's contribution to a particular pre-industrial economy - the German state of Württemberg - Ogilvie casts doubt on most of the extensive literature about pre-industrial women's work. She also refutes the theory of 'social capital' which claims that traditional networks, like guilds with their shared norms, benefited everyone. She shows how network insiders benefited at the expense of outsiders, especially women. The result was a 'bitter living' - not only for women, but for everyone. INDICE 1 Introduction 2 The Social and Demographic Framework 3 Daughters and Maidservants 4 Married Women 5 Widows 6 Independent Unmarried Women 7 A Bitter Living


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