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Medieval Women (Canto Book)by Eileen Power
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Throughout her career as a medieval historian, Eileen Power was engaged on a book about women in the Middle Ages, but did not live to write the book. The material she researched and collected, compiled and edited here by M.M. Postan, reveals the fascinating worlds in which noble ladies, peasants, townswomen, and nuns lived, were educated, worked, and worshipped during the Middle Ages. 43 photos.
A vivid portrayal of women in the Middle Ages, with an engaging essay on Eileen Power by Maxine Berg.
Table of Contents
Foreword: Eileen Power, 1889-1940 Maxine Berg; Preface; 1. Medieval ideas about women; 2. The lady; 3. The working woman in town and country; 4. The education of women; 5. Nunneries; Notes; List of illustrations; Bibliography; Index.
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