Women, Work and Sociability in Early Modern London

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Drawing on legal and literary sources, this work revises and expands understandings of female honesty, worth and credit by exploring how women from the middling and lower ranks of society fashioned positive identities as mothers, housewives, domestic managers, retailers and neighbours between 1550 and 1700.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Number of pages225
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-37210-9
ISBN (Print) 978-1-137-37209-3, 978-1-349-47596-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2014


  • Social history
  • economic history
  • cultural history
  • women's history
  • gender history
  • labour history
  • history of work
  • history of London
  • urban history
  • early modern history


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