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Women, Credit, and Debt in Early Modern Scotland (Hardcover) (Cathryn Spece)

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This text provides the first full-length consideration of women's economic roles in early modern Scottish towns. Drawing on tens of thousands of cases entered into burgh court litigation between 1560 and 1640 in Edinburgh, Dundee, Haddington and Linlithgow, Women, credit and debt explores how Scottish women navigated their courts and their communities. The employments and by-employments that brought these women to court and the roles they had in the economy are also considered. In particular, this book explores the role of women as merchants, merchandisers, producers and sellers of ale, landladies, moneylenders and servants. Comparing the Scottish experience to that of England and Europe, Spence shows that over the course of the latter half of the sixteenth century and into the seventeenth century women were conspicuously active in burgh court litigation and, by extension, were engaged participants in the early modern Scottish economy.
Number of Pages: 207
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Women, History
Series Title: Gender in History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr
Author: Cathryn Spece
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 2016
TCIN: 51081514
UPC: 9781784992538
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-3128
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