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Were aristocratic women in medieval France little more than appendages to patrilineal families, valued as objects of exchange and necessary only for the production of male heirs? Such was the view proposed by the great French historian Georges Duby more than three decades ago and still widely accepted. In Aristocratic Women in Medieval France another model is put forth: women of the landholding elite--from countesses down to the wives of ordinary knights--had considerable rights, and exercised surprising power. The authors of the volume offer five case studies of women from the mid-eleventh through the thirteenth centuries, and from regions as diverse as Blois-Chartres, Champagne, Flanders, and Occitania. They show not only the diversity of life experiences these women enjoyed but the range of social and political roles open to them. The ecclesiastical and secular sources they mine confirm that women were regarded as full members of both their natal and affinal families, were never excluded from inheriting and controlling property, and did not have their share of family property limited to dowries. Women across France exchanged oaths for fiefs and assumed responsibilities for enfeoffed knights. As feudal lords, they settled disputes involving vassals, fortified castles, and even led troops into battle. Aristocratic Women in Medieval France clearly shows that it is no longer possible to depict well-born women as powerless in medieval society. Demonstrating the importance of aristocratic women in a period during which they have been too long assumed to have lacked influence, it forces us to reframe our understanding of the high Middle Ages.

Synopsis:

"Gender studies and revisionist scholarship at its best. Presenting hard facts of solid research, this elegantly written volume turns upside down prejudices and idees recues concerning society, family, and women in the Middle Ages."--

Synopsis:

Were aristocratic women in medieval France little more than appendages to patrilineal families, valued as objects of exchange and necessary only for the production of male heirs? Such was the view proposed by the great French historian Georges Duby more t

Synopsis:

"This elegantly written volume turns upside down prejudices and idees recues concerning society, family, and women in the Middle Ages."--"The Medieval Review"

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-256) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812217001
Editor:
Evergates, Theodore
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Editor:
Evergates, Theodore
Author:
Evergates, Theodore
Author:
Evergates
Location:
Philadelphia :
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
France
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Upper class women
Subject:
France History Medieval period, 987-1515.
Subject:
Women -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500.
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Series:
Middle Ages series
Publication Date:
19991031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.04x6.09x.81 in. .93 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages University of Pennsylvania Press - English 9780812217001 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Gender studies and revisionist scholarship at its best. Presenting hard facts of solid research, this elegantly written volume turns upside down prejudices and idees recues concerning society, family, and women in the Middle Ages."--
"Synopsis" by , Were aristocratic women in medieval France little more than appendages to patrilineal families, valued as objects of exchange and necessary only for the production of male heirs? Such was the view proposed by the great French historian Georges Duby more t
"Synopsis" by , "This elegantly written volume turns upside down prejudices and idees recues concerning society, family, and women in the Middle Ages."--"The Medieval Review"
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