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Gender, Law and Economic Well-Being in Europe from the Fifteenth to the Nineteenth Century



Anna Bellavitis, Beatrice Zucca Micheletto (eds.)
Routledge, London & New York 2018
Τύπος: Νέες Εκδόσεις

The book offers a comparative perspective on Northern and Southern European laws and customs concerning women’s property and economic rights. By focusing on both Northern and Southern European societies, these studies analyse the consequences of different juridical frameworks and norms on the development of the economic roles of men and women.

Contents

List of figures

List of tables

List of editors and contributors

Acknowledgements

Introduction: North versus South – gender, law and economic well-being in Europe in the fifteenth to nineteenth centuries

ANNA BELLAVITIS AND BEATRICE ZUCCA MICHELETTO

PART I

Laws

1 Community of goods, coverture and capability in Britain: Scotland versus England

DEBORAH SIMONTON

2 Between parental power and marital authority: How merchant women stood the test of customary laws in Brittany in the sixteenth to seventeenth centuries

NICOLE DUFOURNAUD

3 Exceptional women: Female merchants and working women in Italy in the early modern period

SIMONA FECI

4 Married women’s property rights in the nineteenth century in France and Spain: A North–South case study

MARION RÖWEKAMP

5 From legal diversity to centralization: Marriage and wealth in nineteenth-century Greece

EVDOXIOS DOXIADIS

PART II

Family strategies or marital economies?

6 Marriage, law and property: Married noblewomen’s role in property management in fifteenth-century Norway

SUSANN ANETT PEDERSEN

7 Class privileges and the public good: The monti dei maritaggi in early modern Naples

VITTORIA FIORELLI

8 Women of high- and medium-ranking officers in the Île-de-France between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: What economic agency?

CLAIRE CHATELAIN

9 Undivided brothers – renouncing sisters: Family strategies of low nobility in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Tyrol

SIGLINDE CLEMENTI

PART III

Inside the urban economy

10 The ‘egalitarian trend’ in practice: Female participation in capital markets in late medieval Leuven

ANDREA BARDYN

11 Women and credit in eighteenth-century Venice: A preliminary analysis

MATTEO POMPERMAIER

12 Married women, property and paraphernalia in early modern Scotland

REBECCA MASON

13 Women at work in a Southern European town: Women, guilds and commercial partnerships in Venice in the sixteenth century

EMILIE FIORUCCI

14 Law, wives and the marital economy in sixteenth-century Antwerp: Bridging the gap between theory and practice

KAAT CAPPELLE

15 Women, law and business formation in early modern Paris

JANINE M. LANZA

16 Bankruptcies, a gateway to gender history: The example of women book traders in Paris in the nineteenth century

VIERA REBOLLEDO-DHUIN

Index



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