Synopses & Reviews
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 delightful book, beautifully illustrated with over 40 illustrations. It provides insights into some of the historical contingencies that have been responsible for moulding subsequent images of women.' The Times Educational Supplement
'Agreeably written, but formidably incisive.' New Statesman & Society
'The book, elegantly produced and lavishly illustrated, may be warmly commended to the historian and general reader alike.' British Book News
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.