A Bitter Living: Women, Markets, and Social Capital in Early Modern Germany
by Sheilagh Ogilvie
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (August 7, 2003)
My review:This is a very interesting book if you wish to examine the role of women in labor markets in the 17th century, but its scope is very limited in the eras prior to that. The book mainly focuses on the time period of 1646-1800, and has some very good empirical data from court cases describing women’s tasks, wages and so forth. A great book, but not for 16th century research.
Buy/ILL? ILL it if you are interested in working women in the 17th century