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Veuves de gens de mer en Saintonge (xviie-xixe siècles)

Abstract : On the Atlantic coast, widows participated in most activities connected to the sea. We find them in the exploitation of the foreshore. The activities included harvesting, shellfish farming, working in fisheries that were largely open to women and the fish-locks of the Oléron, and harvesting oysters “with an iron hand” on the rocks along the coast. The widows of the coastal villages in Saintonge were both producers and businesswomen. It was at the head of transportation companies—from coastal navigation up to international trade—that these widows finally assumed the same roles and responsibilities as men in coastal Saintonge.
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Thierry Sauzeau. Veuves de gens de mer en Saintonge (xviie-xixe siècles). Sociétés & Représentations, Éditions de la Sorbonne, 2018, De la pleureuse à la veuve joyeuse, pp.159-174. ⟨10.3917/sr.046.0159⟩. ⟨halshs-02459076⟩

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