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Single Life and the City 1200-1900

Editors: Devos, Isabelle, De Groot, Julie, Schmidt, Ariadne (Eds.)

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By taking on a long-term perspective, a large geographical scope and moving beyond the homogeneous treatment of single people, this book fleshes out the particularities of urban singles and allows for a better understanding of the attitudes and values underlying this lifestyle in the European past.

About the authors

Julie De Groot is Member of the Centre for Urban History at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and Fellow of the Fund for Scientific Research Flanders (FWO). She is working on a doctoral project on the meaning, use and decoration of domestic spaces in cities of the Southern Low Countries and France during the long sixteenth century.

Isabelle Devos is Associate Professor at the History Department of Ghent University, Belgium, and specializes in social and economic history. She is a historian and demographer.

Ariadne Schmidt is Assistant Professor at Leiden University, Netherlands. Her research interests include the early modern history of work, labour markets, gender and crime. She is a social and economic historian.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction Single and the City: Men and Women Alone in North-Western European Towns since the Late Middle Ages

    Pages 1-24

    Schmidt, Ariadne (et al.)

  • Working Alone? Single Women in the Urban Economy of Late Medieval Flanders (Thirteenth-Early Fifteenth Centuries)

    Pages 27-49

    Stabel, Peter

  • Creating a Space for Themselves on the Urban Market: Survival Strategies and Economic Opportunities for Single Women in French Provincial Towns (Seventeenth-Eighteenth Centuries)

    Pages 50-68

    Montenach, Anne

  • Maids, Noblewomen, Journeymen, State Officials, and Others: Unmarried Adults in Four Swedish Towns, 1750–1855

    Pages 69-92

    Lindström, Dag

  • Destitute in December: Unmarried Scots Navigating Poverty in Paisley, 1861

    Pages 93-113

    Gordon, Wendy M.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Single Life and the City 1200-1900
Editors
  • Isabelle Devos
  • Julie De Groot
  • Ariadne Schmidt
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-40640-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137406408
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-40639-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 260
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