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Riassunto: How did women in 16th century western Europe cope with the consequences of being considered inherently sinful--as well as being legally and economically subordinate to their fathers, husbands, brothers, and sons? What might become of a woman unable to raise a dowry? What were the difficulties faced by spinsters, single mothers, and widows? In this brilliant investigation into the lives of women from all social strata, Hufton leads us from poor-house to palazzo, from cradle to grave, illuminating what it meant to be female in western Europe during the years 1500 to 1800.
From the Back Cover: "A major effort at synthesis...Ms. Hufton has a keen eye for the extraordinary interest in ordinary detail."--New York Times Book Review
Titolo: The Prospect Before Her: A History of Women ...
Casa editrice: Knopf
Data di pubblicazione: 1996
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996, New York, 1996. Yellow Cloth. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First American. Yellow Cloth. As New/Fine. First American. Hardback. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 636 pages; 21 p. index; 50 p. bibliograph; 46 illustrations; from the dj: "Rich, poor, aristocrat in an Italian palazzo, peasant in a German forest hut or citified wife of a Dutch burgher, a woman's life during these centuries was--as Hufton shows in a portrait both close up and panoramic--shaped in the profoundest sense in the same way. The apparent strength--land, wealth, power and prestige--lay almost exclusively in the hands of men, but Hutton also makes clear just how much men and women worked together and--without thinking of it in those terms, or for the most part being aware of it at all--just how much women were able to influence and control." Book weighs circa 2.4 pounds. Codice libro della libreria 001825
Descrizione libro Knopf, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Codice libro della libreria P020517480867