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Women and Economic Activities in Late Medieval Ghent

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Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Shennan Hutton
    Pages 1-15
  3. Shennan Hutton
    Pages 17-34
  4. Shennan Hutton
    Pages 81-101
  5. Shennan Hutton
    Pages 143-153
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 155-240

About this book


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.


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About the authors

SHENNAN HUTTON Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of California, Davis, USA.

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