A Bitter Living: Women, Markets, and Social Capital in Early Modern Germany

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What role did women play in the pre-industrial European economy? Was it brought about by biology, culture, social institutions, or individual choices? And what were its consequences - for women, for men, for society at large? Women were key to the changes in the European economy between 1600 and 1800 that paved the way for industrialization. But we still know little about this female 'shadow economy' - and nothing quantitative or systematic. This book tackles these questions in a new way. It uses a unique micro-level ...

A Bitter Living: Women, Markets, and Social Capital in Early Modern Germany 2003, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198205548

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