close
Women In Late Medieval and Reformation Europe 1200-1550 | Jekkle Textbooks | Zookal Textbooks
  • Author(s) Helen M. Jewell
  • Edition1
  • Published10242006
  • PublisherSpringer Nature
  • ISBN9781137232489
The period from c. 500 to 1200 comprises the formative centuries in European history after the fall of the Roman Empire in the west. Societies had to live through political, social, economic and religious challenges. Half the population, though, also had to labour under additional constraints imposed by the prevalent gender theories, which carried a mixture of inherited Judeo-Christian tradition and classical medical and legal custom through the period. Helen M. Jewell provides a lively survey of western European women's activities and experiences during this timespan. The core chapters investigate: - the function of women in the countryside and towns - the role of women in the ruling and landholding classes - women within the context of religion. This practical centre of the book is embedded in an analysis of contemporary, usually male-voiced, gender theories and society's expectations of women. Several individuals who vastly exceeded these expectations, crashing through the 'glass ceilings' of their day, are brought together in a fascinating final chapter. Combining a historiographical survey of trends over the last thirty years with more recent scholarship, this is the ideal introductory guide for anyone with an interest in women's history from the Dark Age through to the early Medieval period.

Women In Late Medieval and Reformation Europe 1200-1550

Format
Get it instantly

Zookal account needed

$58.65 $59.95 Save $1.30
Add Zookal Study FREE trial and save a further 0% 

NEW PRICE

$58.65 + free shipping

(0% off - save $0.00)

Zookal Study Free trial

-day FREE trial. $19.95/mo after. Cancel anytime.

*Discount will apply at checkout.

 See terms and conditions

You will get a further 0% off for this item ($58.65 after discount) because you have added Zookal Study Premium Free Trial to your bag.

For this discount to apply, you will need to complete checkout with the Zookal Study Premium Free Trial in your bag.

-
+
  • Author(s) Helen M. Jewell
  • Edition1
  • Published10242006
  • PublisherSpringer Nature
  • ISBN9781137232489
The period from c. 500 to 1200 comprises the formative centuries in European history after the fall of the Roman Empire in the west. Societies had to live through political, social, economic and religious challenges. Half the population, though, also had to labour under additional constraints imposed by the prevalent gender theories, which carried a mixture of inherited Judeo-Christian tradition and classical medical and legal custom through the period. Helen M. Jewell provides a lively survey of western European women's activities and experiences during this timespan. The core chapters investigate: - the function of women in the countryside and towns - the role of women in the ruling and landholding classes - women within the context of religion. This practical centre of the book is embedded in an analysis of contemporary, usually male-voiced, gender theories and society's expectations of women. Several individuals who vastly exceeded these expectations, crashing through the 'glass ceilings' of their day, are brought together in a fascinating final chapter. Combining a historiographical survey of trends over the last thirty years with more recent scholarship, this is the ideal introductory guide for anyone with an interest in women's history from the Dark Age through to the early Medieval period.
translation missing: en.general.search.loading