Women in the Middle Ages

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Crowell, 1978 - Social Science - 264 pages
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An overview of women in the early Middle Ages and attitudes towards them is followed by in-depth studies of the living conditions, expectations, roles, and accomplishments of real women of the high Middle Ages, ranging from peasant to merchant's wife to q

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User Review  - Lacygnette - Goodreads

Don't read much non fiction but this was fascinating. How different their lives. It started with an overview - for all the nameless women. Then went in-depth to several real women - an abbess, a queen ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Great look at women in the Middle Ages. The book works because of its two section. The first is a general introduction and the second takes a look at women of various classes, usually focusing on one or two women, sometimes more. Readable. Read full review


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About the author (1978)

Joseph Gies was born on October 8, 1916 in Ann Arbor, Mich and attended the University of Michigan and Columbia University. He held jobs with several publishers including Encyclopaedia Britannica, and was editor-in-chief for a division of Doubleday. Gies is best known for several books, such as Life in a Medieval Castle, Life in a Medieval City, and Life in a Medieval Village. These books, written with his wife Frances Carney, explore existence in Medieval times. The works, and his others, are noted for their highly readable, but thorough quality. Topics such as archaeology, government, dining, entertainment, and daily life are presented in fascinating detail.