Fabricating Women: The Seamstresses of Old Regime France

TitleFabricating Women: The Seamstresses of Old Regime France
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsCrowston, Clare Haru
PublisherDuke University Press
CityDurham, NC

Examining the social institution of the seamstresses' guild in France from the time of Louis XIV to the Revolution, the author asserts that the rise of the absolute state, with its centralising and unifying tendencies, could increase women's economic, and legal opportunities and allow them to thrive in corporate organisations such as the guild. [WorldCat] 

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