Women in the Middle Ages: The Lives of Real Women in a Vibrant Age of Transition (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Nov 30, 2010 - Social Science - 272 pages
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Correcting the omissions of traditional history, this is "a reliable survey of the real and varied roles played by women in the medieval period. . . . Highly recommended."—Choice

  

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Review: Women in the Middle Ages

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

Contents

1Women in History
2Women in the Early Middle Ages
3Women and Feudalism
4Eve and Mary
PART TWOTHE WOMEN
Hildegarde of Bingen
Blanche of Castile
Eleanor de Montfort
A FifteenthCentury Gentlewoman
12The Middle Ages and After
NOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
by Frances and Joseph Gies
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8Piers Plowmans Wife
Agnes Ii Patiniere of Doaui Women and the Guilds
An Italian Merchants Wife
About the Publisher
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Fiances and Joseph Gies have been writing books about medieval history for thirty years. Together and separately, they are the authors of more than twenty books, including Life in a Medieval City, Life in a Medieval Castle, Life in a Medieval Village, The Knight in History, and Cathedral, Forge, and Waterwheel. They live near Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Frances and Joseph Gies have been writing books about medieval history for thirty years. Together and separately, they are the authors of more than twenty books, including Life in a Medieval City, Life in a Medieval Castle, Life in a Medieval Village, The Knight in History, and Cathedral, Forge, and Waterwheel. They live near Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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