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Portraits of Medieval Women : Family, Marriage, and Social Relationships in Thirteenth Century England - Linda E. Mitchell

Portraits of Medieval Women

Family, Marriage, and Social Relationships in Thirteenth Century England

Hardcover Published: 21st August 2003
ISBN: 9780312292973
Number Of Pages: 185

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Although numerous studies of medieval women and a number of biographies of medieval queens and noblewomen have appeared in recent years, comparatively few studies have sought to combine biographical and prosopographical approaches in order to develop portraits of specific women in order to highlight different life experiences of medieval women. The individual chapters can be read as separate histories of their specific subjects as well as case studies which together provide a coherent picture of the medieval English noblewoman.

"Linda E. Mitchell's work on women in medieval England is a well researched and interesting discussion of women and their relationship within marriage, family, and the community. The skillful use of a variety of sources makes this work useful and appropriate for specialists in the study of medieval women, as well as those just beginning their study of the medieval period...Mitchell's work is a welcome and timely addition to the discussion of women's roles within English medieval society." - Shawndra Holderby, The Historian

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Agnes and Her Sisters: Squabbling and Cooperation in the Extended Medieval Familyp. 11
Like Mother, Like Daughter: The Parallel Careers of Margaret de Quency and Maud de Lacyp. 29
Heroism and Duty: Maud Mortimer of Wigmore's Contributions to the Royalist Causep. 43
Welshness, Englishness, and the Problem of Dowagers and Heiresses in Wales: The Lestrange Family's Marital Adventures in Powysp. 57
Murderous Maud? The Case Against Maud Mortimer of Richard's Castlep. 79
Isabella de Vescy and the Lords Ordainer: Marital Politics and the Crown, 1272-1327p. 93
Martyr to the Cause: The Tragic Career of Alice de Lacyp. 105
The Rise and Decline of the Medieval English Noble Widow?p. 125
Abbreviationsp. 139
Notesp. 141
Bibliographyp. 173
Indexp. 181
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ISBN: 9780312292973
ISBN-10: 031229297X
Series: The New Middle Ages
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 185
Published: 21st August 2003
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1