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Title Between poverty and the pyre : moments in the history of widowhood / edited by Jan Bremmer and Lourens van den Bosch
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1995
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 258 pages) : illustrations
Contents Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Preface; Editors' note; WIDOWS' WORLDS Representations and realities Marjo Buitelaar; THE PUBLIC IMAGE OF THE WIDOW IN ANCIENT ISRAEL Karel van der Toorn; PAUPER OR PATRONESS The widow in the Early Christian Church Jan N. Bremmer; WIDOWS IN ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND Rolf H. Bremmer Jr; WIDOWS AND THE LAW The legal position of widows in the Dutch Republic during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries Dieneke Hempenius-van Dijk; 'EUROPEAN' WIDOWS IN THE DUTCH EAST INDIES Their legal and social position Heleen C. Gall
Summary This interdisciplinary collection of studies is the first ever to shed light on a fascinating & much neglected aspect of women's history: widows. The contributors present facets of widows' lives from religious and moral to legal obligations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-251) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Widowhood -- History -- Cross-cultural studies.
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies.
History.
Form Electronic book
Author Bosch, Lourens van den, 1944-
Bremmer, Jan N.
ISBN 0203036980
0203036980 (electronic bk.)
113488883X (electronic bk.)
9780203036983
9781134888832 (electronic bk.)