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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Some light is thrown on the lives of the peasants, the overwhelming numerical
majority of the population, by such documents as the detailed estate book of the
abbey of St-Germain-des-Pres. The polyptych, as it was called described each ...
In England peasant girls were usually married rather later than their upper-class
sisters, often between eighteen and twenty-two, although daughters in rich
peasant families married earlier than the norm. After 1350 the general age for ...
Peasant wives were better treated than the noblewomen of the district for the
nobles overwhelmingly preferred to name a male heir, even if they had no sons.
In over one-third of the peasant cases, the wives were left the guardianship of the
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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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