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Životní poměry dívek a mladých žen ve vsi Křenovice v 18. století

Title in English The lives of girls and young women in the village of Křenovice in the eighteenth century


Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Historická demografie
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords childhood; youth; girls; women; domestic service; rural history
Description The purpose of this paper is to explore lives of girls and young women in a Moravian village in the eighteenth century. The research is based on various primary sources, such as registers of inhabitants and orphans, birth registers and prenuptial agreements. Different aspects of youth in the early modern age are examined: service, mobility and migration, begging and wandering, premarital pregnancy and entering into marriage. The author also discusses various factors which influenced the future of young women.
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