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Author Capp, B. S.
Title When gossips meet : women, family, and neighbourhood in early modern England / Bernard Capp.
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003.

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Author Capp, B. S.
Series Oxford studies in social history.
Oxford studies in social history.
Subject Women -- England -- History -- Renaissance, 1450-1600.
Families -- England -- 16th century.
Women -- Social conditions -- History -- 16th century.
England -- Social conditions -- 16th century.
Description 1 online resource (vi, 398 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-385) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Patriarchy and the World of Gossips -- Families and Gossips: The Experience of Marriage -- Maidservants and the Politics of the Household -- Women and Neighbours: Female Disputes -- Women and Neighbours: Disputes with Men -- Women as Citizens: Public and Political Life -- Recreation, Religion, and Female Culture.
Summary Aimed at social and cultural historians, this is an exploration of how women of the poorer and middling sorts in early Modern England negotiated a patriarchal culture. It focuses on the networks of close friends ('gossips') which gave them a social identity beyond the narrowly domestic.
ISBN 9780191555084 (electronic bk.)
0191555088 (electronic bk.)
9780199273195
0199273197
9780199255986
0199255989
0199273197 (Paper)
0199255989
OCLC # 252634369
Additional Format Print version: Capp, B.S. When gossips meet. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003 0199255989 (DLC) 2003544504 (OCoLC)51272232.


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