Medieval Women / Edition 1

Medieval Women / Edition 1

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Medieval Women / Edition 1

Throughout her career as a medieval historian, Eileen Power was engaged on a book on women in the Middle Ages. She did not live to write the book but some of the material she collected found its way into her popular lectures on medieval women. These lectures were brought together and edited by M. M. Postan. They reveal the world in which women lived, were educated, worked, and worshipped. Power gives a vivid account of the worlds of the lady, the peasant, the townswoman, and the nun. The result is a historical yet intimate picture of a period gone by yet with resonances for today. An intimate portrait of the writer and social historian, by Maxine Berg, is also included.

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ISBN-13: 9780521595568
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/28/1997
Series: Canto Series
Edition description: Canto Edition
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Eileen Power, 1889-1940 Maxine Berg; Preface; 1. Medieval ideas about women; 2. The lady; 3. The working woman in town and country; 4. The education of women; 5. Nunneries; Notes; List of illustrations; Bibliography; Index.

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