Working Women of Early Modern Venice

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JHU Press, 8 feb. 2001 - 188 páginas

In this groundbreaking book, Monica Chojnacka argues 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 labor, 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, traveled, and contested obstacles in ways that made the city their own.

 

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Índice

Residence Sex and Marriage The Structure of Venetian Households
1
Women of Means Property and Possessions
26
Around the Neighborhood
50
Immigrant Women Into the Neighborhood
81
Beyond the Contrada Women and Mobility
103
City of Women Institutions and Communities
121
Conclusion
138
A Note about the Status Animarum
141
Notes
143
Bibliography
169
Index
185
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Sobre el autor (2001)

Monica Chojnacka is an assistant professor of history at the University of Georgia.