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Title Ages of Woman, Ages of Man : sources in European social history, 1400-1750 / edited by Monica Chojnacka and Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks ; contributor/translators, Darlene Abreu-Ferreira [and others]
Published London : Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (294 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Geographic table of contents; Introduction; 1 CHILDHOOD; Birth and infancy; Education and training; Orphans; Inheritance; 2 YOUTH, SEXUALITY, AND THE SINGLE LIFE; Advanced education; Restrictions on single people; Sexuality; Images of youth; 3 COURTSHIP, LOVE, AND WEDDINGS; Choosing a spouse; Engagement negotiations; Marriage contracts and agreements; Love; Weddings; 4 MARRIED LIFE; Definitions of marital status; Love and companionship; Marriage as partnership; Conflict; 5 ECONOMIC LIFE
Ownership and management of property and goodsSales and trade; Production; Medical care; Servants, soldiers, and slaves; 6 RELIGION; Defining and maintaining orthodoxy; Religious activities; Competing traditions; 7 NETWORKS; Family bonds; Friendship networks and neighborhoods; Professional networks; Religious communities; Conflict; 8 WIDOWHOOD AND OLD AGE; Carrying on the family business; Widows and widowers as financial administrators; Widowhood, age, and power; Hardship; List of contributors
Summary The collection is organized around two main principles, stages of life and gender, and is divided into eight chapters: childhood, youth and sexuality, courtship and weddings, married life, economic life, networks and communities, and widowhood and old age. The sources address the numerous and varied ways in which women and men's notions of themselves affected their lives, and explore how accepted norms of masculine and feminine behaviour influenced social, economic, and religious change. Guided by a general editors' introduction and then an introduction to each chapter, the user will find th
Notes Print version record
Subject Gender identity -- Europe -- History -- Sources.
Europe -- Social conditions -- 16th century -- Sources.
Europe -- Social conditions -- 17th century -- Sources.
Europe -- Social conditions -- To 1492 -- Sources.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Chojnacka, Monica.
Wiesner, Merry E., 1952-
ISBN 1317875818 (electronic bk.)
9781317875819 (electronic bk.)