Women at Work in Medieval Europe

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Facts on File, 2000 - History - 192 pages
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"Organized by profession, Women at Work in Medieval Europe uses original documents and art to explore the many trades women performed at this time, the rewards they attained by their labor, and the dangers they faced "on the job." The lives of the women sketched in this book - luminaries like Christine de Pizan, lesser-known but fascinating personalities like Trotula of Salerno, and more humble professionals like the wool merchant Rose of Burford and the alewife Alice de Caustone - will fascinate historians and inspire the working woman of today."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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User Review  - Philotera - LibraryThing

One of those wonderful books that reminds you that everything you know is wrong. Cosman, a physician, began her writing career exploring the lives of woman physicians in the middle ages for the Met ... Read full review

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User Review  - MarthaJeanne - LibraryThing

Women did a lot of different jobs in medieval Europe. This books seems to have really good notes, but the text itself is very general. I found it disappointing. Read full review

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Madeleine Pelner Cosman is President of Medical Equity, Inc., a national medical and surgical practice brokerage.

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