A Small Sound of the Trumpet: Women in Medieval Life

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Beacon Press, 1986 - History - 271 pages
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Describes the daily life of noblewomen, nuns, and peasants in feudal England and Europe, looks at the treatment of lepers, begars, prostitutes, and criminals, and offers brief profiles of prominent medieval women

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Review: A Small Sound of the Trumpet: Women in Medieval Life

User Review  - Holly - Goodreads

A grand parade of medieval women, all sorts-from pious to prostitute. Labarge sheds light on some surprising facts concerning these women within their societal context. The examination is wide though, not too deep. It is a good starter to further research. Read full review

Review: A Small Sound of the Trumpet: Women in Medieval Life

User Review  - Pancha - Goodreads

The book starts with queens (about whom there is the most information), and works its way down the hierarchy to noble ladies, townswomen, peasants, and women on the margins (like leapers and prostitutes). Lots of information packed into a short book. Read full review

Contents

The Precursors
1
The Mould for Medieval Women
18
Queens
44
Copyright

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