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Outrageous Women of the Middle Ages (Outrageous Women)

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Publisher Comments:

Some were feisty and fiery. Others were cool and dangerous. All were incredibly courageous. Outrageous Women of The Middle Ages took on the challenge of their world—and didn't worry about ruffling a few feathers.

Among the outrageous women you'll meet are:

  • Eleanor of Aquitaine—queen of France and later England, she led a group of women on the Second Crusade and created her own financial system
  • Lady Murasaki Shikibu—besides being a wife and mother, she learned the "forbidden" language of Chinese and wrote the world's first novel
  • Aud the Deep-Minded—a Viking wise woman and explorer who led her clan, grandchildren and all, on a risky voyage from Scotland to Iceland
  • Hildegarde of Bingen—the German nun who, late in life, became a composer, a botanist, and founded convents
  • Damia al-Kahina—a nomadic freedom fighter, skilled at peacemaking and war, who kept her North African homeland free

About the Author

VICKI LE?N is a writer, editor, and researcher. She is the author of four books on women's history, including Uppity Women of Medieval Times, as well as such favorites for young readers as A Raft of Sea Otters and A Pod of Killer Whales.

Table of Contents

BRITISH ISLES, FRANCE, AND SCANDINAVIA.

Aud the Deep-Minded.

Matilda of England.

Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Mahaut, Countess of Artois.

GERMANY AND ITALY.

Trotula Platearius.

Hildegard of Bingen.

Clare Scifi of Assisi.

MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Khadija bint Khuwaylid.

Damia al-Kahina.

Anna Comnena.

THE FAR EAST.

Sonduk of Korea.

Komyo and Koken.

Murasaki Shikibu.

Li Ch'ing-chao.

Suggested Reading.

Timeline.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471170044
Author:
Leon, Vicki
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
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Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Civilization, medieval
Subject:
History - Medieval
Subject:
Women -- Biography.
Subject:
Biography -- Middle Ages, 500-1500 -- Juvenile literature.
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Civilization, Medieval -- Juvenile literature.
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Children s History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 115-117.
Series:
Outrageous Women
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
February 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.01x7.53x.35 in. .50 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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