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Women, Credit, and Debt In Early Modern Scotland

Cathryn Spence


This text provides the first full-length consideration of women’s economic roles in early modern Scottish towns. Drawing on tens of thousands of cases entered into burgh court litigation between 1560 and 1640 in Edinburgh, Dundee, Haddington, and Linlithgow, Women, credit, and debt explores how Scottish women navigated their courts and their communities. This includes a consideration of the lifecycle stage of these women, and whether those active in litigation were wives, widows, or singlewomen. The employments and by-employments that brought these women to court, and the roles these women had ... More

Keywords: women, credit, debt, work, urban, Scotland, Britain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781784992538
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784992538.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cathryn Spence, author
University of New Brunswick