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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During these long absences wives had to fill their husbands' shoes and maintain
the family interests by law and by force. Such circumstances might produce a
situation like that of France in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries when women ...
woman of social standing who did not, or could not, marry had no other dignified
option but to take up religious life. In the twelfth and thirteenth centuries some
fathers of no great wealth continued to found small nunneries, looking for suitable
1136, but thirteenth-century women doctors can be seen in action. Laurette de St-
Valery, widow of the lord of Longpre near Amiens, learned medicine so as to help
the poor, after her husband had gone on crusade and died in Constantinople ...
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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