Women in Medieval Western European Culture

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815324614
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/1998
  • Series: Reference Library of the Humanities, #2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 422
  • 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. I Women in Medieval Society: Introduction
Ch. 1 Powerful Allies and Dangerous Adversaries: Noblewomen in Medieval Society 7
Ch. 2 Women in Medieval Urban Society 31
Ch. 3 So Strategize: The Demands in the Day of the Peasant Woman in Medieval Europe 47
Ch. 4 Medieval Jewish Women 65
Ch. 5 Women in Byzantine Society 81
Ch. 6 Women in Medieval Islamic Society 95
Pt. II Women and Law in the Middle Ages: Introduction
Ch. 7 Common Law for Margery: Separate But Not Equal 117
Ch. 8 Women and Law in France and Italy 131
Ch. 9 Women and Medieval Canon Law 143
Pt. III Women and the Medieval Political World: Introduction
Ch. 10 Women and Politics in the Byzantine Empire: Imperial Women 157
Ch. 11 Medieval Queenship 179
Ch. 12 Noblewomen and Political Activity 209
Ch. 13 Women and Politics in the Urban Milieu 221
Pt. IV Economics and Work in the Urban World: Introduction
Ch. 14 Working Women in the Medieval City 241
Ch. 15 Urban Women, Investment, and the Commercial Revolution of the Middle Ages 257
Pt. V Women and Medieval Christianity: Introduction
Ch. 16 Nuns and Other Religious: Women and Christianity in the Middle Ages 277
Ch. 17 Witches, Saints, and Other "Others": Women and Deviance in Medieval Culture 295
Pt. VI Women and Medieval Culture: Literature and Art: Introduction
Ch. 18 Women's Representation in Male-Authored Works of the Middle Ages 315
Ch. 19 Sounding Trumpets, Chords of Light, and Little Knives: Medieval Women Writers 331
Ch. 20 Approaching Medieval Women Through Medieval Art 345
Appendix 387
Bibliography 391
Contributors 403
Index 405
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