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Pihl, C. (2019). Dackling, Martin 20018. Istället för äktenskap. Att driva jordbruk tillsammans med syskon i 1900-talets Sverige [Review]. Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift (76), 121-122
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dackling, Martin 20018. Istället för äktenskap. Att driva jordbruk tillsammans med syskon i 1900-talets Sverige
2019 (Swedish)In: Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift, ISSN 0349-2834, E-ISSN 2002-3812, ISSN 0349-2834, no 76, p. 121-122-Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsla: , 2019
National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-385421 (URN)
Available from: 2019-08-12 Created: 2019-08-12 Last updated: 2019-08-12
Pihl, C. (2019). 'Learning to bring dead capital to life': the Riksens Ständers Bank and the credit market in seventeenth-century Sweden. Continuity and Change, 34(2), 209-230
Open this publication in new window or tab >>'Learning to bring dead capital to life': the Riksens Ständers Bank and the credit market in seventeenth-century Sweden
2019 (English)In: Continuity and Change, ISSN 0268-4160, E-ISSN 1469-218X, Vol. 34, no 2, p. 209-230Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Successful mortgage lending is often said to require a system of registration, which records the ownership of, and any encumbrances on, a particular piece of real estate. Here we analyse how Sweden's Riksens Ständers Bank handled the uncertainties of the mortgage lending market c. 1680–1700, when there was no coherent system of property registration. The bank tried to make registration compulsory, but when influential groups opposed this move, the bank had to modify its lending practices. The study thus sheds light on the somewhat fraught initial stages of the shifts in the credit system, which from the latter half of the seventeenth century onwards, saw personal trust replaced by system trust, and private credit replaced by institutional credit.

National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-390486 (URN)10.1017/S026841601900016X (DOI)000477648100003 ()
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, P16-0103
Available from: 2019-08-12 Created: 2019-08-12 Last updated: 2019-09-26Bibliographically approved
Pihl, C. (2018). En fristad i en stormig värld: Anna Andersdotter på Eskilstuna gård.. In: Elin Eriksson (Ed.), Eskilstuna -: en annan historia (pp. 106-135). Eskilstuna: Eskilstuna stadsmuseum, Eskilstuna stadsarkiv, Stiftelsen Lagersberg
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En fristad i en stormig värld: Anna Andersdotter på Eskilstuna gård.
2018 (Swedish)In: Eskilstuna -: en annan historia / [ed] Elin Eriksson, Eskilstuna: Eskilstuna stadsmuseum, Eskilstuna stadsarkiv, Stiftelsen Lagersberg , 2018, p. 106-135Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Eskilstuna: Eskilstuna stadsmuseum, Eskilstuna stadsarkiv, Stiftelsen Lagersberg, 2018
Keywords
Arbetsdelning, fataburshustru, 1500-tal
National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-369707 (URN)978-91-639-9637-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-12-17 Created: 2018-12-17 Last updated: 2019-03-29Bibliographically approved
Pihl, C. & Winton, P. (2018). Några reflektioner kring ett 350-årsjubileum. Ekonomisk Debatt, 46(6), 57-61
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Några reflektioner kring ett 350-årsjubileum
2018 (Swedish)In: Ekonomisk Debatt, ISSN 0345-2646, Vol. 46, no 6, p. 57-61Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-362779 (URN)
Available from: 2018-10-10 Created: 2018-10-10 Last updated: 2018-10-10Bibliographically approved
Pihl, C. & Winton, P. (2018). Några ytterligare reflektioner kring ett 350-årsjubileum [Letter to the editor]. Ekonomisk Debatt, 46(7), 58-61
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Några ytterligare reflektioner kring ett 350-årsjubileum
2018 (Swedish)In: Ekonomisk Debatt, ISSN 0345-2646, Vol. 46, no 7, p. 58-61Article in journal, Letter (Other academic) Published
National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-365193 (URN)
Available from: 2018-11-09 Created: 2018-11-09 Last updated: 2018-11-14Bibliographically approved
Lennersand, M., Mispelaere, J., Pihl, C. & Ågren, M. (2017). Gender, Work, and the Fiscal-Military State. In: Maria Ågren (Ed.), Making a Living, Making a Difference: Gender and work in early modern European society. New York: Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender, Work, and the Fiscal-Military State
2017 (English)In: Making a Living, Making a Difference: Gender and work in early modern European society / [ed] Maria Ågren, New York: Oxford University Press, 2017Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In contrast to the early twentieth century, when marriage could set an end to women’s working lives, early modern society was based on the fundamental necessity of married women’s work. This chapter looks at one part of the labor market where this was particularly salient: state service. The new states of Europe created a market in male labor and new career opportunities for men. States were, however, just as dependent on women’s work, both for their households and directly for the state. Looking at men’s and women’s work in four state-run sectors (the customs administration, the army, large-scale production units, and midwifery), this chapter explores the ways in which state formation, commercialization, and people’s everyday lives were entangled.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Oxford University Press, 2017
Keywords
gender, work, state formation, fiscal-military state, life guard, customs official, wetnurse, royal demesne, ironworks
National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-293120 (URN)10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190240615.003.0008 (DOI)9780190240615 (ISBN)
Funder
Knut and Alice Wallenberg FoundationSwedish Research Council
Available from: 2016-05-12 Created: 2016-05-12 Last updated: 2017-10-27Bibliographically approved
Pihl, C. (2015). Gender, Labour, and State Formation in Sixteenth-Century Sweden. The Historical Journal, 58(3), 685-710
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender, Labour, and State Formation in Sixteenth-Century Sweden
2015 (English)In: The Historical Journal, ISSN 0018-246X, E-ISSN 1469-5103, Vol. 58, no 3, p. 685-710Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines how the system for organizing resources created by the Swedish state in the sixteenth century was formed by, and intersected with, local societies. By looking at the organization of the local administration and economic production within crown demesnes and estates, this article nuances and broadens the understanding of the early phases of the fiscal-military state. It shows that notions about gender and especially the gender division of labour were important for the organization and further development of the state in its endeavour to mobilize and transform resources. This article argues that gendered divisions of labour and traditional ways of organizing work and administration played a crucial role in the first phases of early modern Swedish state formation; women's work affected the organization of the state and vice versa. By looking at the emergence of the male official and the all-male bureaucracy from a gender perspective, and by emphasizing the household as an organizational form, the present study contributes to the understanding of both state formation and gender relations in the early modern period.

National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-260801 (URN)10.1017/S0018246X15000023 (DOI)000358576000001 ()
Available from: 2015-08-31 Created: 2015-08-25 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Pihl, C. & Ågren, M. (2014). Vad var en hustru? Ett begreppshistoriskt bidrag till genushistorien: [What's in a word? The history of the Swedish female title hustru]. Historisk Tidskrift (S), 134(2), 170-190
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vad var en hustru? Ett begreppshistoriskt bidrag till genushistorien: [What's in a word? The history of the Swedish female title hustru]
2014 (English)In: Historisk Tidskrift (S), ISSN 0345-469X, Vol. 134, no 2, p. 170-190Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In Swedish medieval and early modern sources, women were often referred to as hustrur (plur.). The word still exists and its meaning is "a married woman". The widespread use of the title has been taken to indicate that women were routinely described in relation to their husbands, which allegedly bears witness to their subordinated position in medieval and early modern society. As this article shows, however, hustru had several interlinked meanings in the past. It was not an unequivocal descriptor of marital status since both married and widowed women were referred to as hustrur Nor was it necessarily a descriptor of marital status. Hustru could refer to a woman's capacity to assume responsibility and to govern. While this has been noticed in Svenska Akademiens ordbok, the standard Swedish dictionary, the quantitative importance of this usage has not been emphasized in the historiography. Thanks to the Gender and Work database, it can be demonstrated that the meaning of hustru as "woman who governs" was probably the predominant one in sources describing women's and men's work in medieval and early modern Sweden. This conclusion confirms results presented for the German-speaking area (Wiesner 1998), Portugal (Abreu Ferreira 2002) and England (Erickson 2013): titles corresponding to Swedish hustru did not only (and sometimes not at all) refer to a woman's status as married. In view of the distinction made in law between married women (who were under marital guardianship) and widows (who enjoyed the same rights as men), the ways in which hustru was used may seem puzzling. If a widow was considered to have a higher status than a married woman, we would expect a clear linguistic distinction between widowed and married women. But this was not the case. Widowed women were often described as hustrur, such as in the case of "hustru Anna Svensdotter, widow of Bengt Larsson". In this and numerous other cases, hustru clearly did not mean a married woman. Instead the example should be understood to mean "Anna Svensdotter, who is an adult woman capable of governing a household and who is also the widow of Bengt Larsson". In contexts such as this, the word hustru did not signal a relationship to a man but, rather, the capacity to assume responsibility. This argument is further supported by the work of Jacobsen (1995) and Andersson Raeder (2011). With time, however, hustru lost the meaning of "woman who governs". Only the meaning "married woman" remained. Only after this shift does it make sense to see hustru as a word signalling a woman's relationship to a man.

Keywords
Sweden, early modern, conceptual history, gender history, database, female titles, women's work, marital status
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-228569 (URN)000337200100003 ()
Available from: 2014-07-16 Created: 2014-07-16 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Pihl, C. (2013). Fjorton kvinnor på Julita 1594. In: Linda Eklund (Ed.), Sörmlandsbygden 2014: . Nyköping: Södermanlands hembygdsförbund
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fjorton kvinnor på Julita 1594
2013 (Swedish)In: Sörmlandsbygden 2014 / [ed] Linda Eklund, Nyköping: Södermanlands hembygdsförbund , 2013Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nyköping: Södermanlands hembygdsförbund, 2013
National Category
History and Archaeology
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-215647 (URN)0349-0297 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-01-15 Created: 2014-01-15 Last updated: 2014-02-07
Berg, E. G., Du Pradel, C. D., Fiebranz, R., Jacobsson, B., Jansson, K. H., Lennersand, M., . . . Östman, A.-C. (2013). Praktiker som gör skillnad: Om den verb-inriktade metoden. Historisk Tidskrift (S), 133(3), 335-354
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Praktiker som gör skillnad: Om den verb-inriktade metoden
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2013 (Swedish)In: Historisk Tidskrift (S), ISSN 0345-469X, Vol. 133, no 3, p. 335-354Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article discusses the so-called verb-oriented method and its role in the research project Gender and Work in early modern Sweden (GaW), which is based at Uppsala University. It provides a presentation of the GaW-database, which has been designed to allow analysis according to the verb-method. Finally, the article points out that this method can be combined with a number of different theoretical approaches as long as the focus is on practices. It is therefore compatible with the approaches of e.g., Judith Butler, Michel de Certeau, and Amartya Sen. Work is defined as "time-use with the purpose of making a living" and the article discusses why data on time-use, or actual work activities, are better suited for research into early modern Swedish working life than other types of data. It shows that activities are usually described in the sources by verb-phrases, and explains how and from what sources verb-phrases are collected and analyzed within the project. In order to allow for generalizations the verb-method presupposes large amounts of data. This is the rationale for the GaW-database, which at present includes around 5000 verb-phrases and 75000 data posts.

Keywords
Sweden, early modern period, gender, history of work, historical method, quantitative analysis, verb-oriented method
National Category
History Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-227976 (URN)000336234800003 ()
Projects
Gender and work
Available from: 2014-07-02 Created: 2014-07-02 Last updated: 2018-10-25
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-9261-0700

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