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By Galina Ulianova

This pioneering paintings comprehensively examines the historical past of lady entrepreneurship within the Russian Empire in the course of nineteenth-century business improvement. in line with Russian legislation, ladies loved a similar estate rights as males, so the primary of separate own estate in marriage made it attainable for a girl to be self sustaining in enterprise issues. Ulianova makes use of statistical details on girl marketers from 1814 to 1900, and sociologically analyzes the information on quite a lot of companies, from cottage industries to large-scale production operations. The examine additionally comprises energetic case histories which demonstrate the historical past to a couple of relatives fortunes together with cases of financial ruin and estate litigations among shut relatives.

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