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  - Donna - Goodreads

I found this to be a very interesting and informative history explaining what life was like for women living in the Middle Ages. The book was written in a way that makes it interesting for non ... Read full review


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Women in the Early Middle Ages
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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.

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