Women, Business, and Finance in Nineteenth-century Europe
Rethinking Separate Spheres
Normal Price: $45.00
Your Price: $40.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.02 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Women, Business, and Finance in Nineteenth-century Europe by Robert Beachy
Book DescriptionLooking at women, business and finance in the long nineteenth century, this book challenges our traditional understanding of 'separate spheres' - whereby men operated in the public world of work and women in the private realm of the domestic. Drawing on case studies throughout Europe, this book reveals that there was much greater diversity in women's economic experience across all social strata than has previously been understood.International contributors take a new look at women's roles in finance and investment, family-owned businesses, retailing, service activities, and the artisanal trades. They reveal that elite and middle-class women often manipulated financial resources in a highly sophisticated manner. Family-owned businesses and retail trade geared to women, such as grocery and fashion, also offered women opportunities. Throughout, the book considers the impact of industrialization on women's economic agency and examines women in the accommodation business in London, female entrepreneurs in Italy, prostitutes in Germany, family businesses in Sweden, women in publishing in Spain and much more.
Buy Women, Business, and Finance in Nineteenth-century Europe book by Robert Beachy from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9781845201852
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert Beachy
Who Ran the Cities?, Hardback (September 2007)
The question of who actually ran cities in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries has been debated by urban historians. This volume offers an examination of the relationship between elite and "power" in cities; bringing together the economic, social and cultural history of elite and the political history of power resources and decision-making.
Women, Business, and Finance in Nineteenth-century Europe, Hardback (December 2005)» View all books by Robert Beachy
Looking at women, business and finance in the nineteenth century, this book takes a look at women's roles in finance and investment, family-owned businesses, retailing, service activities, and the artisanal trades. It reveals that elite and middle-class women often manipulated financial resources in a highly sophisticated manner.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Women, Business, and Finance in Nineteenth-century Europe book by Robert Beachy and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Robert Beachy
Robert Beachy is Assistant Professor of History at Goucher College, USA. Beatrice Craig is Associate Professor of History at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Alastair Owens is Lecturer in Geography at Queen Mary, University of London.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.