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ISBN: PB: 9780300253740

Yale University Press

April 2020

264 pp.

23.5x17.5 cm

200 colour illus.



A Hidden History of Women's Lives, 1660-1900

This fascinating and enlightening study of the tie-on pocket combines materiality and gender to provide new insight into the social history of women’s everyday lives – from duchesses and country gentry to prostitutes and washerwomen – and to explore their consumption practices, sociability, mobility, privacy, and identity. A wealth of evidence reveals unexpected facets of the past, bringing women’s stories into intimate focus.

About the Author

Barbara Burman is an independent scholar, and Ariane Fennetaux is associate professor of 18th-century history at the Universite de Paris.