Women Have Always Worked

  • Anna Bellavitis


The chapter proposes a brief historiographical overview of the literature on women’s work in the early modern period, starting with some pioneering research carried out at the London School of Economics, at the beginning of the last century. It follows the evolution of such historiography, particularly focusing on the relation between family history and work history in the context of a supposed polarisation between Northern and Southern Europe, as contradictory models of the so-called European marriage pattern.


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  • Anna Bellavitis
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  1. 1.University of RouenRouenFrance

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