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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Although canonists insisted on the authority of the husband during marriage they
believed in one area of equality. Both spouses had equal rights over each other's
body, so that neither could take a vow of chastity, retire to religious life, or even ...
He lets his wife insist that love should not conquer all, arguing that a woman
should respect estate and degree even in love, for if she weds one lower than
herself she loses the respect and friendship of her family and her acquaintances.
was equally unhappy about all those outspoken women who insisted on quoting
scripture and even arguing with men : Some women eek, thogh hir wit be thynne,
Wile arguments make in holy writ ! He insisted it would be far better for them to ...
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