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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... had a higher or lower threshold, so many women of the lowest economic strata
would not even be listed. Nevertheless, the percentage of women to men does
not vary a great deal, although fewer women paid over 20 livres in the tax of 13 ...
Genevieve, who dealt in peacock feathers, was assessed at 12 livres, but only
paid 7 livres 10 sous, while a woman chasuble maker was assessed at 72 sous,
but only paid 60. Other high assessments remained : Perronnelle the pepperer ...
At Chartres in the beginning of the fourteenth century, Isabelle la Chandeliere
had been received into the hospital for a gift of 1 00s or five livres, but she had
already cost the house more than six livres and gave no service. The social
levels of ...
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