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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women in medieval life Margaret Wade Labarge. differed to a considerable
degree from those of their sisters of a more urbanised Italy and part-Moorish
Spain. We cannot make sense of the way women lived and (so far as we can
discover) felt ...
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 ...
Further Reading As this study of medieval women is meant primarily for the
general reader, it would seem inappropriate and ponderous to list the wide
variety of sources from which the inevitably fragmentary information has been
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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