Damsels Not in Distress: The True Story of Women in Medieval Times
The image of the damsel in distress is rampant in medieval literature. In fact, as shown in this fascinating book, women were participants in the culture of the time. They were often heads of noble households, and played an active role in the church and in industry. Women were at the heart of medieval Europe s textile industry. With primary source material and illuminated manuscripts, this book shows the impact of women during this historic period, including these fascinating stories of famous women.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - thornton37814 - LibraryThing
This book offers a nice introduction to European women and the role they played during the Middle Ages. It shows that women had more rights than they had at later periods and often served alongside ... Read full review