Arbeit und Familie in Nordwesteuropa im Spätmittelalter und in der Frühen Neuzeit
Travail et famille en Europe du Nord-Ouest au bas Moyen Âge et à l’époque moderne
Volume 338, Audrey Dauchy | Laila Scheuch (Hg.)
Studien zur europäischen Rechtsgeschichte 338
VIII, 214 S.
This volume brings together contributions on the theme of work and family in late medieval and modern societies in north-western Europe by social, economic and legal historians from France, Germany and Switzerland. The studies, originally presented at an interdisciplinary conference held in Frankfurt am Main, explore women's agency, their relation to work within the context of family structures, and the dynamics of social reproduction, whether desired or imposed. The contributors draw on court files, guild regulations, correspondence between spouses, legislative sources, customary law, learned treatises, and parish registers to open up new perspectives on the (legal) history of work within the family, in kinship networks, or in comparable social contexts.