Women In The Medieval English Countryside

Author: Judith M. Bennett
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198021135
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Unlike most histories of European women, which have typically focused on the 19th and 20th century elite, this study reconstructs the public lives of peasant women and men during the six decades before the Black Death of 1348-49. Drawing on the extensive records of the forest manor of Brigstock, Judith Bennett challenges the myth of a "golden age" of equality for medieval men and women. Instead, she ably shows that women faced profound political, legal, economic, and social disadvantages in their dealings with men. These disadvantages stemmed more from women's household status as dependents of their husbands than from any notion of female inferiority; consequently, adolescents and widows participated much more actively than wives in the public life of Brigstock. Women in the Medieval English Countryside demonstrates not only how enduring the subordination of women has been throughout English history, but also how firmly that subordination has been rooted in the conjugal household.
Women in the Medieval English Countryside
Language: en
Pages: 338
Authors: Judith M. Bennett
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987-03-12 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Unlike most histories of European women, which have typically focused on the 19th and 20th century elite, this study reconstructs the public lives of peasant women and men during the six decades before the Black Death of 1348-49. Drawing on the extensive records of the forest manor of Brigstock, Judith
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Language: en
Pages: 210
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Categories: History
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Language: en
Pages: 114
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Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-08-19 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Examination of the evidence and major issues and debates deciding the position of women in medieval society.
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Language: en
Pages: 302
Authors: Jennifer Ward
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-10-12 - Publisher: A&C Black

Medieval women faced many of the problems of their modern counterparts in bringing up their families, balancing family and work, and responding to the demands of their communities. Of many women in the period of a thousand years before 1500 we know little or nothing, though their typical ways of
Stolen Women in Medieval England
Language: en
Pages: 261
Authors: Caroline Dunn
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The first comprehensive exploration of women's multifaceted experiences of forced and consensual ravishment in medieval England.