Recommended Reading: Gender, Credit and Rethinking (Economic) History

978-0-8223-5528-1_pr[1]Julie Hardwick’s recent review essay  ‘Gender, Credit and Rethinking (Economic) History’ History Workshop Journal (Spring 2016) 81 (1): 253-260 is an incisive piece based in part on her contribution to the workshop Women’s work across time and place: foundations for comparison in pre-census Europe’ at The Centre for Gender History, University of Glasgow in 2014. Surveying the state of the field and drawing on her own research, Hardwick presents a review of Clare Haru Crowston’s  Credit, Fashion, Sex: Economies of Regard in Old Regime France (Duke University Press, 2013) to make a compelling case not only for prioritising gender as a critical element of the early modern credit revolution, but for treating gender and credit as central to broader social, political and cultural narratives.

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