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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Even Bartholomew the Englishman, author of a most widely known medieval
encyclopedia, who enthusiastically expressed the wealth of having a good wife (
as well as the unparalleled woe of an evil one), still underlined the dominant ...
However, as it becomes possible to study the greater number of wills which have
survived from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries the difference between the
wills of wives and those of widows is very great. A student of a large number of ...
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.
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