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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... was then to keep the residue until Isobel's husband came home.10 Widows at
these higher levels of urban society might take over their husband's business on
his death, as their less well-off sisters would take over their husband's trade.
The Paris taxes were payable only by those described as 'merchants of Paris' (a
title which in Paris, unlike London, merely meant those who had the right to trade
in Paris and were not under direct royal or episcopal control). As well the taxes, ...
Women who were mistresses in their trades were allowed to take female
apprentices under much the same regulations as men, but girls were not allowed
in a workshop unless the wife was also there, a basic safeguard for them.
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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