Women in Early Medieval Europe, 400-1100

Women in Early Medieval Europe, 400-1100

by Lisa M. Bitel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521592070

ISBN-13: 9780521592079

Pub. Date: 12/01/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Women in Early Medieval Europe is not just a history of women, but a history of the early European Middle Ages through the eyes of women. Most books about medieval women focus on such gendered topics as family and marriage, women's work, queenship, or women's status. This book combines the rich literature of women's history with original research in the context of…  See more details below

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Women in Early Medieval Europe is not just a history of women, but a history of the early European Middle Ages through the eyes of women. Most books about medieval women focus on such gendered topics as family and marriage, women's work, queenship, or women's status. This book combines the rich literature of women's history with original research in the context of mainstream history and traditional chronology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521592079
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2002
Series:
Cambridge Medieval Textbooks Series
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of maps
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction1
1Gender and landscapes13
2Invasions, migrations, and barbarian queens46
3The theory and practice of religion95
4Survival by kinship, marriage, and motherhood154
5The take-off: mobility and economic opportunity200
6Conclusion: Concerning famous women before and after 1100266
Bibliography297
Index324

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