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English Noblewomen in the Later Middle Ages
     

English Noblewomen in the Later Middle Ages

by Jennifer C. Ward
 

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This vivid and pioneering study illuminates the different roles played in late medieval society by noblewomen - the most substantial group of women to survive as individuals in medieval documents. They emerge (despite limited political opportunities) as figures of consequence themselves in a landowning society through estate management in their husbands' frequent

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This vivid and pioneering study illuminates the different roles played in late medieval society by noblewomen - the most substantial group of women to survive as individuals in medieval documents. They emerge (despite limited political opportunities) as figures of consequence themselves in a landowning society through estate management in their husbands' frequent absences, and through hospitality, patronage and affinity.

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"Ward's search is meticulous and highlights some of the under-explored areas of upper-class women's lives, alongside the more usual marriage, family and religion ... This is an excellent introduction."

The Innes Review (Journal of the Scottish Catholic Historical Association

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ISBN-13:
9780582059658
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/12/1995
Series:
Medieval World Series
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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