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The Coverture of Widowhood: Heterodox Female Publishers in Antwerp, 1530-1580

@inproceedings{Christman2011TheCO,
  title={The Coverture of Widowhood: Heterodox Female Publishers in Antwerp, 1530-1580},
  author={Victoria Christman},
  year={2011}
}
This article explores the publishing activities of five widowed women in mid-sixteenth-century Antwerp. These widows were notable in that they produced scores of religiously heterodox texts in a period in which imperial and papal legislation was growing increasingly stringent with regard to such crimes. Despite this legal pressure, these women managed to conduct their illicit businesses for half a century without incurring any form of judicial censure. Their situation begs the question why they… Expand
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