Single Life and the City, 1200-1900 (Hardcover)
By taking on a long-term perspective, a large geographical scope and moving beyond the homogeneous treatment of single people, this book fleshes out the particularities of urban singles and allows for a better understanding of the attitudes and values underlying this lifestyle in the European past.
About the Author
Julie De Groot is Member of the Centre for Urban History at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and Fellow of the Fund for Scientific Research Flanders (FWO). She is working on a doctoral project on the meaning, use and decoration of domestic spaces in cities of the Southern Low Countries and France during the long sixteenth century. Isabelle Devos is Associate Professor at the History Department of Ghent University, Belgium, and specializes in social and economic history. She is a historian and demographer.Ariadne Schmidt is Assistant Professor at Leiden University, Netherlands. Her research interests include the early modern history of work, labour markets, gender and crime. She is a social and economic historian.