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Author Jordan, William C., 1948-

Title Women and credit in pre-industrial and developing societies / William Chester Jordan
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1993
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Description 1 online resource (161 pages)
Contents Introduction: the parameters of the study -- Consumption loans and networks of sociability in the Middle Ages -- Investment and capital formation in late medieval and early modern Europe -- Markets in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean in the colonial and post-colonial period -- Conclusion: persistent concerns
Summary By viewing the historical situation, Jordan sheds light on contemporary concerns about commercialization, the transformation of rural society, and industrialization. He provides a historical and comparative context for some of the current issues that plague the twentieth-century female work force. By understanding the role of gender in such an important aspect of traditional life as credit relationships, Jordan advances an ongoing re-examination of the issue in general. This work will be of interest to students and scholars of medieval and early modern European, African, and Caribbean history; anthropology; and women's studies
The active role of women in the labor force is not limited to recent decades, or even to the last century. As William Chester Jordan amply demonstrates in Women and Credit in Pre-Industrial and Developing Societies, women in pre-modern times played an integral part both as a source of labor and as participants in lending and borrowing. In this wide-ranging and provocative study, the author assesses the overall significance of women's work in medieval and early modern Europe, and in colonial and post-colonial societies. While earlier studies have concentrated on women in agriculture or craftwork, Jordan investigates consumption lending and borrowing among women in the European Middle Ages, female investment in early modern Europe, and, in a final section, the role of African and Caribbean marketwomen and their provision of and access to credit
Analysis Entwicklungsländer Frau Kredit Geschichte (1800-1990)
Europa Frau Kredit Geschichte 500-1500
Frau Kredit Geschichte 500-1500
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-156) and index
Notes English
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Subject Consumer credit -- History
Women -- Finance, Personal -- History
Women -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500.
15.50 general world history; history of great parts of the world, peoples, civilizations: general.
Business & Economics.
Consumer credit.
Credit, Debt & Loans.
Crédit à la consommation -- Histoire.
Economic history.
Femmes -- Finances personnelles -- Histoire.
Femmes -- Histoire -- Moyen-âge.
Frau -- Kredit -- Europa -- Geschichte 16. Jh.
Frau -- Kredit -- Europa -- Geschichte Mittelalter.
Kredit -- Frau -- Europa -- Geschichte 16. Jh.
Kredit -- Frau -- Europa -- Geschichte Mittelalter.
Marktfrau -- Entwicklungsländer.
Women -- Finance, Personal.
Women -- Middle Ages.
Developing countries -- Economic conditions.
Europe -- Economic conditions -- 16th century.
Developing countries.
Europe -- Conditions économiques -- 16e siècle.
Pays en voie de développement -- Conditions économiques.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 92042835
ISBN 0585172110