Outrageous Women of the Middle Ages

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Some were feisty and fiery. Others were cool and dangerous. All were incredibly courageous. Outrageous Women of The Middle Ages took on the challenge of their world—and didn't worry about ruffling a few feathers.

Among the outrageous women you'll meet are:
* Eleanor of Aquitaine—queen of France and later England, she led a group of women on the Second Crusade and created her ...

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Overview

Some were feisty and fiery. Others were cool and dangerous. All were incredibly courageous. Outrageous Women of The Middle Ages took on the challenge of their world—and didn't worry about ruffling a few feathers.

Among the outrageous women you'll meet are:
* Eleanor of Aquitaine—queen of France and later England, she led a group of women on the Second Crusade and created her own financial system
* Lady Murasaki Shikibu—besides being a wife and mother, she learned the "forbidden" language of Chinese and wrote the world's first novel
* Aud the Deep-Minded—a Viking wise woman and explorer who led her clan, grandchildren and all, on a risky voyage from Scotland to Iceland
* Hildegarde of Bingen—the German nun who, late in life, became a composer, a botanist, and founded convents
* Damia al-Kahina—a nomadic freedom fighter, skilled at peacemaking and war, who kept her North African homeland free

Biographies of some outspoken and influential women who lived in Europe, Africa, and the Far East during the Middle Ages.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Leon's style is vivid, playful and readable as she leads an armchair tour of powerful women who lived all over the world. These fifteen heroines were, according to Leon's research, "the glue of their societies, although they got little credit." In the collection are such women as Trotula Platearius, a doctor dedicated primarily to healing women; the wealthy Khadija who became the wife of Mohammed; and a prophet-scientist-diplomat, Sonduk of Korea. The book is peppered with illustrations and historical trivia and anecdotes. This is a fine companion to Leon's earlier work, Outrageous Women of Ancient Times.
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
I'm always overjoyed when I encounter a companion to a book I really savored. Vicki Leon's Outrageous Women of Ancient Times is now joined by her Outrageous Women of the Middle Ages. Leon's style is vivid, playful, and readable as she leads an armchair tour of powerful women who lived all over the world between 500 and 1400 AD. These fifteen heroines and many others were, according to Leon's research, "the glue of their societies, although they got little credit." Included in this collection are women like Trotula Platearius, a doctor dedicated primarily to healing women; the wealthy Khadija, who became the wife of Mohammed; and Sonduk of Korea, a prophet, scientist, and diplomat. The book is peppered with illustrations as well as historical trivia and anecdotes.
Children's Literature - Susan Hepler
Biographies of fourteen outspoken, influential, courageous, and often controversial women who lived in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East during the Middle Ages are presented as accurately as is possible, given the difficulty of obtaining primary source materials. While intermediate readers may find information about some, such as Eleanor of Aquitaine, Hildegard of Bingen, and Clare Scifi of Assisi in various sources, it is more difficult for children to locate material about famous women in the Middle East such as Anna Comnena of Istanbul and Damia al-Kahina of North Africa or in the Far East, such as Sonduk of Korea or Murasaki Shikibu of Japan. Useful hand-lettered maps introduce each section, black and white drawings are inspired by Medieval sources, and sidebars include interesting bits on related material: predicting the future with bones, relics, the Crusades, Asian writing, etc. While the often colloquial prose may put off some, it lightens the text and Brown's snappy march through events manages to bring with it plenty of historical background for young readers to gain a quick understanding of the central issues of each woman's times. Suggested readings for children and a timeline are included.
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Gr 5-10-As she did in Outrageous Women of Ancient Times Wiley, 1997, Leon again uses lively prose and modern comparisons to make the past understandable to young people. "When religion was the only game in town," readers learn, Hildegard of Bingen lived "in a gloomy torch-lit room about the size of a breakfast nook." The author's characteristic blend of playful language and historical accuracy tells of a Viking killed by a severed head, a queen who knew the meaning of congregating frogs, and much more. The stories and sidebars provide a detailed picture of the times. It is rare to see a book about the Middle Ages that presents such diversity. The women profiled lived in the 6th through 14th centuries in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Their spheres included everything from astronomy to warfare. They were nomads and empresses. The list for further reading is impressive; the black-and-white drawings and reproductions are appropriate for the text. Patrons who found Karen Cushman's Catherine Called Birdy 1994 and The Midwife's Apprentice 1995, both Clarion interesting will find this book fascinating.-Rebecca O'Connell, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA
Kirkus Reviews
The history of the Middle Ages generally presents the brave deeds of men, and Le¢n, through painstaking and thorough research, presents the stories of 14 influential women of Europe, Africa, and the Far East, from 500 b.c. through a.d. 1500. Among them is Aud, a Viking woman from Norway, who, as a grandmother, moved her family to Iceland in a boat built of oak and pine; Matilda, of England, who fought "to win over the majority of English vassals"; Eleanor of Aquitaine, "the most celebrated queen of the Middle Ages"; Hildegard of Bingen, who possessed vast visions and spiritual gifts; Khadija bint Khuwaylid, the first wife of the prophet Mohammed; and Murasaki Shikibu, of Japan, who wrote The Tale of Genji. Detracting from the inherently fascinating material is the author's regular use of contemporary slangþ"tough cookies," "trotted the globe," "grandkids," "bum's rush," "[marriage] on the rocks," "whippersnapper," "eggheads and nerds," etc.þwhich may prevent the book from withstanding the test of time. (b&w illustrations, maps, chronology, further reading) (Nonfiction. 11-13)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471170044
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Series: Outrageous Women Series , #2
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.54 (w) x 9.09 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

VICKI LEÓN is a writer, editor, and researcher. She is the author of four books on women's history, including Uppity Women of Medieval Times, as well as such favorites for young readers as A Raft of Sea Otters and A Pod of Killer Whales.

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Table of Contents

BRITISH ISLES, FRANCE, AND SCANDINAVIA.

Aud the Deep-Minded.

Matilda of England.

Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Mahaut, Countess of Artois.

GERMANY AND ITALY.

Trotula Platearius.

Hildegard of Bingen.

Clare Scifi of Assisi.

MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Khadija bint Khuwaylid.

Damia al-Kahina.

Anna Comnena.

THE FAR EAST.

Sonduk of Korea.

Komyo and Koken.

Murasaki Shikibu.

Li Ch'ing-chao.

Suggested Reading.

Timeline.

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