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Women's roles in the Middle Ages

Author: Sandy Bardsley
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007.
Series: Women's roles through history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Information about women in the period from 500 to 1500 is in demand and has been a challenge for historians to uncover. Medievalist Bardsley has mined a wide range of primary sources, from noblewomen's writing, court rolls, chivalric literature, laws and legal documents, to archeology and artwork. This fresh survey provides readers with an understanding of how women high and low fared in terms of religion, work,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bardsley, Sandy.
Women's roles in the Middle Ages.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007
(OCoLC)647069733
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sandy Bardsley
ISBN: 9780313336355 0313336350
OCLC Number: 85892321
Description: xxi, 231 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Women and religion --
Women and work --
Women and the family --
Women and the law --
Women and culture --
Women, power, and authority.
Series Title: Women's roles through history.
Responsibility: Sandy Bardsley.
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Information on women's roles and daily life in the Middle Ages has often been elusive. This survey provides readers with an understanding of how women high and low fared in the fields of religion,  Read more...

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"In this treatment for general audiences Bardsley is careful to stay away from the idea that all women from 30 to 1500 AD were victims, while also showing how they were rarely treated as equals. She Read more...

 
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