English Noblewomen in the Later Middle Ages [NOOK Book]

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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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English Noblewomen in the Later Middle Ages

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317899143
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/14/2014
  • Series: Medieval World
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Editor's Preface
Preface
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Marriage 12
Ch. 2 The Widow and her Lands 34
Ch. 3 The Household 50
Ch. 4 Lifestyle and Travel 70
Ch. 5 Children, Kinsmen and Friends 93
Ch. 6 Estates and Revenue 108
Ch. 7 Lordship and Patronage 129
Ch. 8 Religious Practice 143
Conclusion 164
Appendix: Glossary of Terms 171
General Bibliography 174
Index 180
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