The Wealth of Wives: Women, Law, and Economy in Late Medieval London

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The Wealth of Wives: Women, Law, and Economy in Late Medieval London - Hanawalt, Barbara

An overlooked source of liquid capital for the growth of London's late medieval economy, this book argues, was the wealth that women accumulated through inheritance, dowry, and dower. Wealth recirculated among merchants and tradesmen through the marriage of their daughters and widows. Women's roles in trades in wage and labour did not contribute ...

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