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Between poverty and the pyre : moments in the history of widowhood / edited by Jan Bremmer and Lourens van den Bosch.

By: Bremmer, Jan N
Contributor(s): Bosch, Lourens P van den
Language: English Publisher: London, New York : Routledge, 1995.Description: xxiv, 257p., [11]p. of plates ; 23cm.ISBN: 0415083702
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Bibl.: p. 247-251. - Contents: Widows' worlds: representations and the realities / Marjo Buitelaar; The public image of the widow in ancient Israel / Karel van der Toorn; Pauper or patroness: the widow in the early Christian church / Jan N. Bremmer; Widows in Anglo-Saxon England / Rolf H. Bremmer Jr.; Widows and the law: the legal position of widows in the Dutch Republic during the 17th and 18th centuries / Dieneke Hempenius-Van Dijk; "European" widows in the Dutch East Indies: their legal and social position / Heleen C. Gall; Women without men: widows and spinsters in Britain and France in the 18th century / Olwen Hufton; Noble widows between fortune and family / Yme Kuiper; The ultimate journey: sati and widowhood in India / Lourens P. van den Bosch; Widows in Islam / Willy Jansen; Widows hidden from view: the disappearance of mourning dress among Dutch widows in the 20th century / Geertje van Os; Widows in western history: a select bibliography / Frouke Veenstra and Kirsten van der Ploeg.