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Sisters and Workers in the Middle Ages

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ISBN-10: 0226042480

ISBN-13: 9780226042480

Edition: 1989

Authors: Judith M. Bennett, Elizabeth A. Clark, Jean F. O'Barr, B. Anne Vilen, Sarah Westphal-Wihl

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Focusing on medieval women with a wide range of occupations and life-styles, the interdisciplinary essays in this collection examine women's activities within the patriarchal structures of the time. Individual essays explore women's challenges to a sexual ideology that confined them strictly to the roles of wives, mothers, and servants. Also included are sections on women and work, cultural production and literacy, and religious life. These essays provide a greater understanding of the ways in which gender has played a part in determining relations of power in Western cultures. This volume makes a vital contribution to the current scholarship about women in the Middle Ages.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/2/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Elizaebth A. Clark is John Carlisle Kilgo Professor of Religion and Professor of History at Duke University. She is the author of numerous books, including Reading Renunciation: Asceticism and Scripture in Early Christianity and History, Theory, Text: Historians and the Linguistic Turn.

Crafts, Gilds, and Women in the Middle Ages: Fifty Years after
Women's Medical Practice and Health Care in Medieval Europe
Green Prostitution in the Medieval Canon Law
The Regulation of Brothels in Later Medieval England
Medieval Women Book Owners: Arbiters of Lay Piety and Ambassadors of Culture
The Ladies' Tournament: Marriage, Sex, and Honor in Thirteenth-Century Germany
A Female University Student in Late Medieval Krak�w
The Conversion of Women to Ascetic Forms of Christianity
Women's Monastic Communities, 500-1100: Patterns of Expansion and Decline
The Origins of the Beguines
Creating and Recreating Communities of Women: The Case of Corpus Domini, Ferrara, 1406-1452
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