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The prospect before her : a history of women in Western Europe / Olwen Hufton.

Author/Creator:
Hufton, Olwen H.
Publication:
New York : Alfred Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1996-
Format/Description:
Book
v. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Edition:
1st American ed.
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Subjects:
Women -- Europe, Western -- History.
Women -- Europe, Western -- Social conditions.
Summary:
How did women in 16th century western Europe cope with the consequences of being considered inherently sinful--as well as being legally and economically subordinate to their fathers, husbands, brothers, and sons? What might become of a woman unable to raise a dowry? What were the difficulties faced by spinsters, single mothers, and widows? In this brilliant investigation into the lives of women from all social strata, Hufton leads us from poor-house to palazzo, from cradle to grave, illuminating what it meant to be female in western Europe during the years 1500 to 1800.
Contents:
v. 1. 1500-1800
Notes:
"This is a Borzoi Book"--v. 1, T.p. verso.
Originally published: London : HarperCollins, 1995.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Horace Howard Furness Memorial Library (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0679450300 (hard : v. 1)
0679768181 (pbk. : v. 1)
OCLC:
35758121