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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Religious women did not have clerical status and they were held at arm's length
in the hardening hierarchical structure of the medieval church, but female mystics
could benefit from the Christian ambivalence over the reality and use of power ...
thirteenth-century manual for confessors, Thomas of Chobham devoted four
chapters of an interesting casuistical exercise to the contemporary clerical
understanding of prostitutes and their rights. He argued that prostitutes provide a
form of ...
Many of the medieval trials for sorcery, and occasionally for witchcraft, were
heard in the secular courts rather than before an ecclesiastical tribunal, though
there seems little difference between the lay and clerical approach. Both led to ...
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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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