Women and Property : In Early Modern England, Paperback Book

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
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  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780415133401

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