Women in Medieval Society (The Middle Ages Series)
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Early medieval women exercised public roles, rights, and responsibilities. Women contributed through their labor to the welfare of the community. Women played an important part in public affairs. They practiced birth control through abortion and infanticide. Women committed crimes and were indicted. They owned property and administered estates. The drive toward economic growth and expansion abroad rested on the capacity of women to staff and manage economic endeavors at home.
In the later Middle Ages, the social position of women altered significantly, and the reasons why the role of women in society tended to become more restrictive are examined in these essays.
L'autore: Susan Mosher Stuard is Professor of History Emeritus at Haverford College. She is editor of Women in Medieval History and Historiography and author of A State of Deference: Ragusa/Dubrovnik in the Medieval Centuries and Gilding the Market: Luxury and Fashion in Fourteenth-Century Italy, all published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.
Titolo: Women in Medieval Society (The Middle Ages ...
Casa editrice: University of Pennsylvania Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1976
Legatura: Soft cover
Condizione libro: New
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