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Widows

SHEILAGH OGILVIE

in A Bitter Living: Women, Markets, and Social Capital in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198205548
eISBN:
9780191719219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205548.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter investigates the economic position of widows in the pre-industrial German society under analysis in this book. Patterns of widows' work are distilled from a database of work observations ... More


Independent Unmarried Women

SHEILAGH OGILVIE

in A Bitter Living: Women, Markets, and Social Capital in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198205548
eISBN:
9780191719219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205548.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter directs attention to a widely neglected but important group of pre-industrial women — the independent unmarried. Such women became very numerous in the pre-industrial German society ... More


Segregation or Choice?: From Merchants to Moneylenders, 1000–1500

Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein

in The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144870
eISBN:
9781400842483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144870.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses the argument that both their exclusion from craft and merchant guilds and usury bans on Christians segregated European Jews into moneylending during the Middle Ages. Already ... More


Building Early Modern Edinburgh: A Social History of Craftwork and Incorporation

Aaron Allen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474442381
eISBN:
9781474453943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442381.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Masons, carpenters and glaziers were all needed to build a house, but in many cities such trades had separate companies. In Edinburgh, however, they banded together in a single incorporation to seek ... More


Crafts and Trade: Public Markets in Nablus

Naseer Arafat

in The Bazaar in the Islamic City: Design, Culture, and History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774165290
eISBN:
9781617971334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165290.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter explores the role of regional commerce in the formation of markets that are rarely studied in contemporary literature. The old markets of Nablus were prosperous in foreign trade because ... More


Bustamante, Unionism, and the Politics of Performance

Colin A. Palmer

in Freedom's Children: The 1938 Labor Rebellion and the Birth of Modern Jamaica

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469611693
eISBN:
9781469615301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611693.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses how labor unions made a late appearance in Jamaica. Unions are generally recognized as successors to the craft guilds of medieval Europe, emerging in the wake of the Industrial ... More


Chicago’s Native Son: Charles White and the Laboring of the Black Renaissance

Erik S. Gellman

in The Black Chicago Renaissance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037023
eISBN:
9780252094392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037023.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the early career of Chicago-born painter Charles White, and argues that the artistic production of young black artists became intricately intertwined with protest politics ... More


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