The Marriage Exchange: Property, Social Place, and Gender in Cities of the Low Countries, 1300-1550
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The Marriage Exchange: Property, Social Place, and Gender in Cities of the Low Countries, 1300-1550 (Women in Culture and Society)

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Medieval Douai was one of the wealthiest cloth towns of Flanders, and it left an enormous archive documenting the personal financial affairs of its citizens—wills, marriage agreements, business contracts, and records of court disputes over property rights of all kinds.

Based on extensive research in this archive, this book reveals how these documents were produced in a cent...more
Paperback, 294 pages
Published June 22nd 1998 by University Of Chicago Press (first published January 1st 1998)
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