Women and Property by Amy Louise Erickson
In Early Modern England

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This ground-breaking book reveals the economic reality of ordinary women between the late 16th and early 18th centuries. Drawing on little-known sources, Amy Louise Erickson reconstructs day-to-day lives, showing how women owned, managed and inherited property on a scale previously unrecognised. Her complex and fascinating research, which contrasts the written laws with the actual practice, completely revises the traditional picture of women's economic status in pre-industrial England. Women and Property is essential reading for anyone interested in women, law and the past.

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Published November 1, 2002 by Routledge. 320 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Travel, Law & Philosophy, Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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