Women Waging Law in Elizabethan England

Women Waging Law in Elizabethan England

eBook - 1998
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Cambridge Univ Pr
An examination of different aspects of women's activities in litigation in sixteenth-century England.
This book examines gender relations in Shakespeare's England by looking at women's involvement in lawsuits in the largest courts in the land. It describes women's rights in theory and in practice, considers depictions of women in court scenes in plays, and analyzes the language and tactics women and their lawyers employed in pleadings. The book also reveals how many women went to law, how active they were, the discrimination they suffered, and the importance of the life cycle of marriage in determining their legal fortunes.

Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998
ISBN: 9780511004148
0511004141
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 271 pages) : illustrations

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