Damsels Not in Distress: The Lives of Medieval Women

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Designed to meet middle school curriculum standards, each of the twelve volumes in this useful set is authored by a different person. Well-chosen photos with informative captions accompany the four or five chapters in each book. Damsels Not in Distress includes fascinating details even as it demonstrates the range and complexity of medieval life. Peasant and noble women make appearances, and in thoughtful, economical prose, Hopkins contrasts the differences between the freedom and power accorded to Norse and Anglo-Saxon women and the lack of power women had in later medieval societies. Nuns, businesswomen, craftswomen, servants, famous queens, and writers, along with women unheard of, all find places here. In Saladin and the Kingdom of Jerusalem, readers can explore the events that led to the Crusades, as well as what life was like for Europeans living in Jerusalem. Saladin himself gets a chapter of biography before Hancock turns to the events of 1187, when Saladin's forces recaptured Jerusalem. This balanced treatment is well illustrated with fascinating photos and images from medieval Muslim manuscripts. All books in this series are well researched and enticingly written. The first five titles in the rest of the set indicate how much emphasis is given to conflicts between Christians and Muslims: Crusader Castles; Richard the Lionhearted and the Third Crusade; The First Crusade; Islamic Weapons, Warfare, and Armies; and Jerusalem Under Muslim Rule in the Eleventh Century. The remaining entries turn back to Western Europe, with good details about the daily lives of all classes of society: Castles and Cathedrals; Medieval Clothing andCostumes; Medieval Feasts and Banquets; Tournaments and Jousts; and Medieval Weapons and Warfare. (The Library of the Middle Ages). VOYA CODES: 4Q 2P M (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8). 2004, Rosen, 64p.; Glossary. Index. Illus. Photos. Maps. Biblio. Source Notes. Further Reading., PLB. Ages 11 to 14.
—Rebecca Barnhouse
School Library Journal
Gr 4-7-While Kathryn Hinds's "Life in the Middle Ages" series (Benchmark) covers broader aspects of the period, these books give easy access to the details that bring this era to life. Feasts covers many aspects of food production and distribution; banquets; and entertainment, including descriptions of the fare, drink, and eating utensils. Richard provides readers with some background on the Crusades. King Richard, Philip Augustus, Saladin, and others are brought to life in this well-written book. Women, from peasants to nobility, are described in Damsels. Although not believed to be equal to men, in reality and across classes they worked in partnership with their husbands. The lives of women in positions of power and female doctors, writers, and poets are described. The use of period quotes enhances the texts. Most of the illustrations are details of artwork from illuminated manuscripts. There are also color photographs of stained-glass windows, landscapes, cities, and stone effigies. Captions sometimes identify the century and country of origin of the artwork. The reproductions vary in quality: a number are blurry. These books will serve the needs of young report writers.-Lana Miles, Duchesne Academy, Houston, TX Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823939923
  • Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 8/28/2003
  • Series: The Library of the Middle Ages Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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