Between Pit and Pedestal: Women in the Middle Ages

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Markus Wiener Pub., 1994 - History - 301 pages
"A fascinating and highly readable survey." -- Library Journal "Crusader and concubine, laundress and troubadour, mystic and midwife and miniaturist, beguine and bondwoman and the bersatrix rocking the cradle of kings -- all find their rightful place in this bountiful compendium. With vast resourcefulness and a lively (and often irreverent) eye for the creaturely real, the authors make it impossible to sustain any last lingering illusions about the Middle Ages being 'a man's world.'" -- John Bugge, Emory University

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Between Pit and Pedestal does an admirable job describing the life of real women in the Middle Ages as they live between the 'pit of hell' characeterized by the fall of Eve and the saintly pedestal of ... Read full review

Between pit and pedestal: women in the Middle Ages

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The renowned medievalist Duby gives us a rambling assortment of essays, lectures, and musings clearly intended for his fellow scholars. While some pieces deal with love, family structure, clerical ... Read full review

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