Women and Girls in the Middle Ages

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Books about the Middle Ages generally focus on knights and the achievements of men. Although this is not the first nonfiction book I've seen about Medieval women, this is the first that actually takes a balanced look at their contributions to their society both inside and outside the home. After setting the stage with a description of the Middle Ages, the author describes lives and work of noblewomen in castles, women in towns and peasant women. The reader learns about being educated, getting married, keeping house, and raising a family. The segment on housekeeping gives helpful hints for getting rid of fleas, being a good wife, preparing stuffed "pigling" and behaving in public. There is also information about women's life in the church. And what would a book about women be without some notes about beauty, fashion and style. They dressed in layers and sometimes had themselves bled by the barbers in order to look fashionably pale, among other details. A two-page spread about having fun has a panoramic picture of pleasures for women with cutlines describing the activities. Looking at lives of women around the world, the book even describes customs like the Chinese binding of girls' feet. Finally it tells about Medieval women who are still remembered for making a difference in the world. The attractive, well-illustrated book includes a time line, a glossary and an index. 2004, Crabtree Publishing Company, Ages 7 to 14.
—Janet Crane Barley
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778713784
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/15/2003
  • Series: Medieval World Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 890,597
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: IG1070L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Medieval Society 4
Noblewomen 6
Women in Towns 8
Peasant Women 10
Having Fun 12
Getting Married 14
Housekeeping 16
Raising a Family 18
Women and the Church 20
Educating Girls 22
Medieval Style 24
Beauty 26
Women Around the World 28
Famous Women 30
Glossary and Index 32
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