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Women in Medieval English Society : New Studies in Economic and Social History - Mavis E. Mate

Women in Medieval English Society

New Studies in Economic and Social History

Hardcover Published: 28th August 1999
ISBN: 9780521583220
Number Of Pages: 128

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This book presents a concise and accessible introduction to the various issues and debates surrounding women and their position in medieval society. Professor Mate examines the role women played in the economy, clarifies legal provisions for women and highlights the importance of class, as well as gender, in determining marriage and opportunities.

"[Mate] looks at the ways in which historians have seen the position of women in medieval society from the beginning of the Anglo-Saxon period to the end of the 15th century." Book News "Mate's book contains much useful information and makes a compelling argument..." Comitatus "[Mate] looks at the ways in which historians have seen the position of women in medieval society from the beginning of the Anglo-Saxon period to the end of the 15th century." Book News "Mate's book contains much useful information and makes a compelling argument..." Comitatus

Introductionp. 1
Early medieval society (c. 600-1250)p. 5
Religious and political lifep. 6
Women in the economyp. 13
The legal rights of womenp. 16
The late Middle Ages (1250-1530)p. 27
Economic activities of womenp. 27
Political power, education and religious experiencep. 61
The legal position of late medieval womenp. 78
Conclusionp. 96
Referencesp. 101
Indexp. 112
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ISBN: 9780521583220
ISBN-10: 0521583225
Series: New Studies in Economic and Social History
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 28th August 1999
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.31