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Women and Economic Activities in Late Medieval Ghent Shennan Hutton

Women and Economic Activities in Late Medieval Ghent

Shennan Hutton

Published March 15th 2011
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Hardcover
256 pages
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Women and Economic Activities in Late Medieval Ghent argues that women managed their own wealth to a far greater extent than previously recognized. Women bought, sold, sued, lent money, and contracted debts with little legal or financial oversight of men. Contrary to the widespread view that women exercised economic autonomy only in widowhood, Hutton argues that marital status was not the chief determinant of womens economic activities in the mid-fourteenth century.