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Working Women of Early Modern Venice.

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In this volume, Monica Chojnacka argues that that the women of early modern Venice occupied a more socially powerful space than traditionally believed. Rather than focusing exclusively on the women of noble or wealthy merchant families, Chojnacka explores the lives of women - unmarried, married or widowed - who worked for a living and helped keep the city running through their labour, services and products.;Among Chojnacka's surprising findings is the degree to which these working women exercised control over their own lives. Many headed households and even owned their own homes; when necessary, they also took in and supported other women of their families. Some were self-employed, while others had jobs outside the home. They often moved freely about the city to conduct business, and they took legal action in the courts on their own behalf. On a daily basis, Venetian women worked, travelled and contested obstacles in ways that made the city their own. Hardback book in "as new" condition in a similar unclipped dust jacket. No marks or inscriptions,. Not ex-library.

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As new unclipped dust jacket.
Author(s):
Monica Chojnacka
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
23x16cms
Edition:
2001
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0801864852
ISBN-13:
9780801864858
Number of pages:
188
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Title:
Working Women of Early Modern Greece.

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In this volume, Monica Chojnacka argues that that the women of early modern Venice occupied a more socially powerful space than traditionally believed. Rather than focusing exclusively on the women of noble or wealthy merchant families, Chojnacka explores the lives of women - unmarried, married or widowed - who worked for a living and helped keep the city running through their labour, services and products.;Among Chojnacka's surprising findings is the degree to which these working women exercised control over their own lives. Many headed households and even owned their own homes; when necessary, they also took in and supported other women of their families. Some were self-employed, while others had jobs outside the home. They often moved freely about the city to conduct business, and they took legal action in the courts on their own behalf. On a daily basis, Venetian women worked, travelled and contested obstacles in ways that made the city their own. Hardback book in "as new" condition in a similar unclipped dust jacket. No marks or inscriptions,. Not ex-library.

Added value:
As new unclipped dust jacket.
Author(s):
Monica Chojnacka
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
23x16cms
Edition:
2001
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0801864852
ISBN-13:
9780801864858
Number of pages:
188
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Title:
Working Women of Early Modern Greece.

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