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Women In Dark Age And Early Medieval Europe c.500-1200

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 192
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European Culture and Society

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12 December 2006

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The period 1200-1550 opened in a time of population expansion but went on to suffer the demographically cataclysmic effects of the plague, beginning with the Black Death of 1347-51. The period dawned with a confident papacy...

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The period 1200-1550 opened in a time of population expansion but went on to suffer the demographically cataclysmic effects of the plague, beginning with the Black Death of 1347-51. The period dawned with a confident papacy and the Albigensian crusade against heretics and ended with the Catholic church torn apart by the Protestant Reformation. Huge challenges were affecting society in various ways, but they did not always affect men and women in the same ways.Helen M. Jewell provides a lively survey of western European women's activities and experiences during this timeframe. The core chapters investigate:- the function of women in the countryside and towns- the role of women in the ruling and landholding classes- women within the context of religion.This practical centre of the book is embedded in an analysis of the gender theories inherited from the earlier Middle Ages which continued to underpin laws which restricted women's activity, an education system which offered them inferior institutional provision, and a church which denied them ministry. Three individuals who vastly exceeded these expectations, crashing through the 'glass ceilings' of their day, are brought together in a fascinating final chapter.Combining a historiographical survey of trends over the last thirty years with more recent scholarship, this is as indispensable introduction for anyone with an interest in women's history from the late Medieval period through to the Reformation.

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Comprehensive in coverage, examining material from a wide range of geographical areas and time periods
Explores women's activities in rural and urban communities, women's relation to religion, and also looks at the experiences of elite women
Provides a synthesis of recent work in the field

Preface
Introduction
Contemporary Gender Theory and Society's Expectations of Women
The Practical Situation: Women's Function in Rural Communities
The Practical Situation: Women's Function in Urban Communities
Women and Power: Royal and Landholding Women
Women and Religion
Women Who Exceeded Society's Expectations
Conclusions
Further Reading
Index.

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HELEN M. JEWELL was formerly Senior Lecturer in the School of History at the University of Liverpool, UK. Her previous publications include Women in Medieval England (Manchester University Press, 1996).

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HELEN M. JEWELL was formerly Senior Lecturer in the School of History at the University of Liverpool, UK. Her previous publications include Women in Medieval England (Manchester University Press, 1996).

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