Women and Gender in Medieval Europe: An Encyclopedia

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Overview

From women's medicine and the writings of Christine de Pizan to the lives of market and tradeswomen and the idealization of virginity, gender and social status dictated all aspects of women's lives during the middle ages.

A cross-disciplinary resource, Women and Gender in Medieval Europe examines the daily reality of medieval women from all walks of life in Europe between 450 CE and 1500 CE, i.e., from the fall of the Roman Empire to the discovery of the Americas. Moving beyond biographies of famous noble women of the middles ages, the scope of this important reference work is vast and provides a comprehensive understanding of medieval women's lives and experiences. Masculinity in the middle ages is also addressed to provide important context for understanding women's roles. Entries that range from 250 words to 4,500 words in length thoroughly explore topics in the following areas:

· Art and Architecture
· Countries, Realms, and Regions
· Daily Life
· Documentary Sources
· Economics
· Education and Learning
· Gender and Sexuality
· Historiography
· Law
· Literature
· Medicine and Science
· Music and Dance
· Persons
· Philosophy
· Politics
· Political Figures
· Religion and Theology
· Religious Figures
· Social Organization and Status

Written by renowned international scholars, Women and Gender in Medieval Europe is the latest in the Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages. Easily accessible in an A-to-Z format, students, researchers, and scholars will find this outstanding reference work to be an invaluable resource on women in Medieval Europe.

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As editor of the online Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index, Schaus (Haverford Coll. Lib.) is familiar with current research in the fields of medieval women and medieval gender history. In this encyclopedia, which covers Europe from the fall of Rome to the discovery of the Americas (roughly 450 to 1500 C.E.), she has assembled an impressive list of international scholars to write about their relevant areas of expertise. Eschewing the trend of focusing only on medieval aristocratic women, the authors shed light on women in virtually every facet of medieval life. They pay particular attention to women in the church; included, e.g., is a calendar of female saints. More than 560 signed A-to-Z entries, each varying from a paragraph to several pages long, include cross listings as well as reference and further reading sections (the reference section usually names works published by the contributor). The authors incorporate current research to provide readers with the latest information and address the different methodologies being used in the field. They also discuss historical documents, making readers aware of the types of primary sources available. Rounding out the work are a thematic list of entries, four appendixes (e.g., one devoted to milestones in medieval women's history, one listing the works cited most frequently in the bibliographies at the end of each entry), and a thorough index.
—Melissa Johnson
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Table of Contents

Coverage includes:

· Art and Architecture
· Countries, Realms, and Regions
· Daily Life
· Documentary Sources
· Economics
· Education and Learning
· Gender and Sexuality
· Historiography
· Law
· Literature
· Medicine and Science
· Music and Dance
· Persons
· Philosophy
· Politics
· Political Figures
· Religion and Theology
· Religious Figures
· Social Organization and Status.

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