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Women and Economic Activities in Late Medieval Ghent

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Women and Economic Activities in Late Medieval Ghent

S. Hutton, "Women and Economic Activities in Late Medieval Ghent"
English | 2011 | ISBN: 0230104959 | PDF | pages: 248 | 4.1 mb

Contrary to the widespread view that women exercised economic autonomy only in widowhood, Hutton argues that marital status was not the chief determinant of women's economic activities in the mid-fourteenth century and that women managed their own wealth to a far greater extent than previously recognized.