Women in Medieval Western European Culture

Women in Medieval Western European Culture

by Linda E. Mitchell, Linda E. Mitchell

ISBN-10: 0815324618

ISBN-13: 9780815324614

Pub. Date: 11/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.  See more details below


First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
Reference Library of the Humanities, #2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Sources for the History of Medieval Women
Pt. IWomen in Medieval Society: Introduction
Ch. 1Powerful Allies and Dangerous Adversaries: Noblewomen in Medieval Society7
Ch. 2Women in Medieval Urban Society31
Ch. 3So Strategize: The Demands in the Day of the Peasant Woman in Medieval Europe47
Ch. 4Medieval Jewish Women65
Ch. 5Women in Byzantine Society81
Ch. 6Women in Medieval Islamic Society95
Pt. IIWomen and Law in the Middle Ages: Introduction
Ch. 7Common Law for Margery: Separate But Not Equal117
Ch. 8Women and Law in France and Italy131
Ch. 9Women and Medieval Canon Law143
Pt. IIIWomen and the Medieval Political World: Introduction
Ch. 10Women and Politics in the Byzantine Empire: Imperial Women157
Ch. 11Medieval Queenship179
Ch. 12Noblewomen and Political Activity209
Ch. 13Women and Politics in the Urban Milieu221
Pt. IVEconomics and Work in the Urban World: Introduction
Ch. 14Working Women in the Medieval City241
Ch. 15Urban Women, Investment, and the Commercial Revolution of the Middle Ages257
Pt. VWomen and Medieval Christianity: Introduction
Ch. 16Nuns and Other Religious: Women and Christianity in the Middle Ages277
Ch. 17Witches, Saints, and Other "Others": Women and Deviance in Medieval Culture295
Pt. VIWomen and Medieval Culture: Literature and Art: Introduction
Ch. 18Women's Representation in Male-Authored Works of the Middle Ages315
Ch. 19Sounding Trumpets, Chords of Light, and Little Knives: Medieval Women Writers331
Ch. 20Approaching Medieval Women Through Medieval Art345

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