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The Resource A medieval woman's companion : women's lives in the European Middle Ages, Susan Signe Morrison

A medieval woman's companion : women's lives in the European Middle Ages, Susan Signe Morrison

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A medieval woman's companion : women's lives in the European Middle Ages
Title
A medieval woman's companion
Title remainder
women's lives in the European Middle Ages
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Susan Signe Morrison
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eng
Summary
What have a deaf nun, the mother of the first baby born to Europeans in North America, and a condemned heretic to do with one another? They are among the virtuous virgins, marvellous maidens, and fierce feminists of the Middle Ages who trail-blazed paths for women today. Without those first courageous souls who worked in fields dominated by men, women might not have the presence they currently do in professions such as education, the law, and literature. Focusing on women from Western Europe between c. 300 and 1500 CE in the medieval period and richly carpeted with detail, A Medieval Woman's Companion offers a wealth of information about real medieval women who are now considered vital for understanding the Middle Ages in a full and nuanced way. Short biographies of 20 medieval women illustrate how they have anticipated and shaped current concerns, including access to education; creative emotional outlets such as art, theatre, romantic fiction, and music; marriage and marital rights; fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, contraception and gynecology; sex trafficing and sexual violence; the balance of work and family; faith; and disability. Their legacy abides until today in attitudes to contemporary women that have their roots in the medieval period. The final chapter suggests how 20th and 21st century feminist and gender theories can be applied to and complicated by medieval women's lives and writings. Doubly marginalised due to gender and the remoteness of the time period, medieval women's accomplishments are acknowledged and presented in a way that readers can appreciate and find inspiring. Ideal for high school and college classroom use in courses ranging from history and literature to women's and gender studies, an accompanying website with educational links, images, downloadable curriculum guide, and interactive blog will be made available at the time of publication
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DLC
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1959-
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Morrison, Susan Signe
Dewey number
305.4094
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1147.E85
LC item number
M67 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Europe
  • Kvinnor
  • Historia
  • Livsberättelser
  • History
  • Life stories
  • Europa
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A medieval woman's companion : women's lives in the European Middle Ages, Susan Signe Morrison
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-244)
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
920542684
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 244 pages
Isbn
9781785700798
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015040589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)920542684
Label
A medieval woman's companion : women's lives in the European Middle Ages, Susan Signe Morrison
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-244)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
920542684
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 244 pages
Isbn
9781785700798
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015040589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)920542684

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