A Small Sound of the Trumpet: Women in Medieval Life
Describes the daily life of noblewomen, nuns, and peasants in feudal England and Europe, looks at the treatment of lepers, begars, prostitutes, and criminals, and offers brief profiles of prominent medieval women
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By the eleventh and twelfth centuries a new, specifically medieval synthesis was
to emerge, created from the interaction of the remnants of Roman institutions, the
cultural patterns of the vigorous barbarians, and the growing influence of an ...
As long as the court was small the queen's opportunities for individual influence
could be very great. Adelaide of Maurienne, queen of Louis1 VI of France (1108-
37), marked the high tide of a queen sharing in royal power as a matter of right.
A further group of young women was influenced by the great development of lay
piety and preferred the single life. While peasants and the urban working class
could provide honest means of support for their unmarried daughters with ...
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This excellent synthesis of contemporary literature explores the activities of women at all social levels in France, England, the Low Countries, and Germany between 1100 and 1500: queens and noble ... Read full review
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