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Women's Networks in Medieval France : Gender and Community in Montpellier, 1300-1350 (Hardcover)
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This is a book about women’s interactions in the first half of the fourteenth century in Montpellier, a large urban center in southern France in the region of Languedoc. The underlying theme is that of connection and interaction through networks and linkages that could take the form of kinship links and actual communities within the urban environment. Women in medieval Montpellier formed several types of lay communities. There were links of a philanthropic nature that united elite women in charitable work. There were ties among prostitutes and perhaps between prostitutes and these same charitable ladies. Some of the same elite women were significant market property holders in Montpellier. community of market resellers on one of the central urban squares enjoyed both horizontal and vertical networks. Financing by women of modest borrowers’ needs through loans can also be documented, reflecting pious, entrepreneurial/capitalist, and philanthropic motives. Furthermore, new communities were created and ties were solidified through immigration, marriage, and apprenticeship.
Number of Pages: 257
Genre: History, Literary Criticism
Series Title: New Middle Ages
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Kathryn L. Reyerson
Street Date: August 22, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-2677
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