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Deborah Simonton and Anne Montenach (eds), Female Agency in the Urban Economy: Gender in European Towns, 1640-1830

Cher(e)s collègues,

j’ai le plaisir de vous annoncer la parution d’un ouvrage collectif consacré à la place des femmes dans l’économie des villes européennes (1640-1830).
Bien cordialement,
Anne Montenach
Aix-Marseille Université

Deborah Simonton and Anne Montenach (eds),

Female Agency in the Urban Economy: Gender in European Towns, 1640-1830

New York, Routledge, 2013

Table of contents

1. Introduction: Gender, Agency and Economy: Shaping the Eighteenth-Century European Town Anne Montenach and Deborah Simon-ton

Part 1: Markets and Brokerage

2. Legal Trade and Black Markets: Foodtrades in Lyon in the Late Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries Anne Montenach

3. On the Streets and in the Markets: Independent Copenhagen Saleswomen Carol Gold

4. Makeshift, Women and Capability in Pre-Industrial European Towns Laurence Fontaine

5. Women Patients in the English Urban Medical Marketplace in the Long Eighteenth Century Marjo Kaartinen

Part 2: Negotiating the Urban Economy

6. Widows and Wenches: Single Women in Eighteenth-Century Urban Economies Deborah Simonton

7. Guilds, Gender Policies and Economic Opportunities for Women in Early Modern Dutch Towns Danielle van den Heuvel

8. Women Working in Guild Crafts: Female Strategies in Early Modern Urban Economies Anna C. Fridrich

9. Legal Regulation in Eighteenth-Century Cologne: The Agency of Female Artisans Muriel González Athenas

Part 3: Gender, Agency and Relationships in the Urban Economy

10. Gender and Urban Land in Swedish Towns Åsa Karlsson Sjögren

11. Everyday Politics: Power Relations of Urban Female Servants in the Finnish City of Turku in the 1780s Kirsi Vainio-Korhonen

12. Women on Their Way: Employment Opportunities in Cosmopolitan Rome Eleonora Canepari

13. The Chosen Ones: Godmotherhood as a Networking Strategy in the Merchant Community of Pori, 1765-1820 Jarkko Keskinen

Afterword Anne Montenach and Deborah Simonton


‘This collection broadens our knowledge about women in 18th-century towns by extending the geographic focus to Scandinavia and central Europe. The contributors examine women’s experiences and contributions to a variety of urban settings and provide insight into women’s roles as financial brokers, peddlers, migrants, medical consumers, and landholders. The essays put gender squarely at the center of the development of European towns.’ – Amy Froide, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA