Writing Medieval Women’s Lives

Livingstone, Amy and Newman Goldy, Charlotte, eds. (2015) Writing Medieval Women’s Lives. The New Middle Ages . Palgrave MacMillan New York. ISBN 9780230114555

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Abstract

Though medieval women’s historians have done much to tease out the experiences of women in the Middle Ages from recalcitrant sources, scholarship is currently at something of a crossroads. By implementing innovative research and narrative strategies (some borrowed from the scholarship of the early modern world), these essays demonstrate how scholars can push the boundaries to add more texture, detail, and vitality to the lives of medieval women. Essays in this volume examine a range of the life experiences of medieval women, from Frankish peasants to Iberian queens. They also employ different methodologies of exploring women's lives -- such as examination of material culture, archeology, space, and the environment -- and different texts -- letters, charters, saints' lives, and economic documents.

Keywords:medieval women, aristocratic women, peasant women, medieval saints, material culture, medieval queens, Jewish women
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V130 Medieval History
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
ID Code:50356
Deposited On:09 Aug 2022 10:07

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