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Conclusion

Eleanor Hubbard

in City Women: Money, Sex, and the Social Order in Early Modern London

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199609345
eISBN:
9780191739088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609345.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The conclusion uses Isabella Whitney’s poetry to illustrate some of the themes of this book, and highlights the theme of women’s agency, and women’s role in maintaining the social order of early ... More


Her Honest Labor

Eleanor Hubbard

in City Women: Money, Sex, and the Social Order in Early Modern London

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199609345
eISBN:
9780191739088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609345.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter deals with the work that early modern London wives and widows performed for money. It argues that restrictions on women's work resulted from economic concerns, not sexual anxieties about ... More


Introduction

Eleanor Hubbard

in City Women: Money, Sex, and the Social Order in Early Modern London

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199609345
eISBN:
9780191739088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609345.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter lays out the aim of this book: reconstructing the lives of ordinary early modern London women from their own points of view, as individuals who moved from household to household across ... More


In Search of Preferment

Eleanor Hubbard

in City Women: Money, Sex, and the Social Order in Early Modern London

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199609345
eISBN:
9780191739088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609345.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter argues that most women in London were originally migrants from elsewhere in England, who arrived in the city around the age of eighteen to serve as maidservants. It presents quantitative ... More


Introduction: Presupposing the Stage

Nina Levine

in Practicing the City: Early Modern London on Stage

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267866
eISBN:
9780823272426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267866.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Taking Jonson’s Every Man Out of His Humor as its starting point, the introduction lays out the book’s operating assumptions about the early modern London stage and its turn to contemporary city ... More


Public Lives

Eleanor Hubbard

in City Women: Money, Sex, and the Social Order in Early Modern London

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199609345
eISBN:
9780191739088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609345.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses women's public lives within the neighborhood, paying particular attention to women's efforts to achieve and maintain high status in the eyes of their neighbors, and their roles ... More


Making a Match

Eleanor Hubbard

in City Women: Money, Sex, and the Social Order in Early Modern London

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199609345
eISBN:
9780191739088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609345.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter addresses the appeal of the London marriage market for migrant maids. Due to the predominance of men in the London population, women there married relatively early, around the age of 24. ... More


City Women: Money, Sex, and the Social Order in Early Modern London

Eleanor Hubbard

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199609345
eISBN:
9780191739088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609345.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

City Women is a major new study of the lives of ordinary women in early modern London. Drawing on thousands of pages of Londoners' depositions for the consistory court, it focuses on the ... More


Practicing the City: Early Modern London on Stage

Nina Levine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267866
eISBN:
9780823272426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267866.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Practicing the City: Early Modern London on Stage explores the stage’s unprecedented local turn in late-sixteenth- and early-seventeenth-century London. By taking the city as its subject, this book ... More


What Else Was Pastoral in the Renaissance?

Ken Hiltner

in What Else Is Pastoral?: Renaissance Literature and the Environment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449406
eISBN:
9780801460760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449406.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores in detail how pastoral works often avoid mimesis by first considering how certain works of architecture make little attempt at presenting an image of their surrounding ... More


The Contracts of Fiction: Cognition, Culture, Community

Ellen Spolsky

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190232146
eISBN:
9780190232177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190232146.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, World Literature

This book considers the advantages of describing fictions as governed by a set of social contracts. It combines current cognitive research with attention to the historical context of works of ... More


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