The Prospect Before Her: A History of Women in Western Europe

TitleThe Prospect Before Her: A History of Women in Western Europe
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsHufton, Olwen H.
PublisherAlfred Knopf
CityNew York
Abstract

This study investigates the lives of Western european women from all social strata from poor-house to palazzo, from cradle to grave, illuminating what it meant to be female during the years 1500 to 1800. The monograph dives into topics such as women being economically subordinate to their fathers, husbands, brothers, and sons, the dowry system. and the difficulties faced by spinsters, single mothers, and widows. [Oxford Academic]

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