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Medieval single women : the politics of social classification in late medieval England

Author: Cordelia Beattie
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cordelia Beattie
ISBN: 9780199283415 0199283419
OCLC Number: 638733600
Description: x, 179 p. ; 22 cm
Contents: INTRODUCTION ; Medieval classification schemes ; Single woman as a category of difference ; 1. Classification in Cultural Context ; Clean maids, true wives, and steadfast widows ; Femmes soles ; Marriage, social change, and the politics of classification ; 2. The Single Woman in a Penitential Discourse ; Penitential discourse, women, and sexual sin ; Fourteen degrees of active lechery ; Seven states of chastity ; 3. The Single Woman in a Fiscal Discourse ; The schedule for the 1379 tax and the classification process ; The Bishop's Lynn poll tax return of 1379 ; Widows, daughters, and work ; Thinking with single women ; 4. The Single Woman in Guild Texts ; Single sisters and the guild returns of 1388-9 ; Maidens and single men: the register of the guild of the Holy Cross, Stratford-upon-Avon (1406-1535) ; 5. 'Singlewoman' as a Personal Designation ; Early examples of 'singlewoman' ; York's civic records c.1475-c.1540 ; From the medieval to the early modern ; CONCLUSION: CULTURAL INTERSECTIONS
Responsibility: Cordelia Beattie.

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