Medieval Women: Social History of Women in England 450-1500

Medieval Women: Social History of Women in England 450-1500

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By (author) Henrietta Leyser

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  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson History
  • Format: Paperback | 688 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 26mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1842126210
  • ISBN 13: 9781842126219
  • Illustrations note: 8
  • Sales rank: 141,547

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Henrietta Leyser considers the problems and attitudes fundamental to every woman of the time: medieval views on sex, marriage and motherhood; the world of work and the experience of widowhood for peasant, townswoman and aristocrat. The intellectual and spiritual worlds of medieval women are also explored. MEDIEVAL WOMEN celebrates the diversity and vitality of English women's lives in the Middle Ages.

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Henrietta Leyser is a lecturer in medieval history at St Peter's College and St Edmund Hall, Oxford. She studied history at Oxford University both as an undergraduate and as a graduate, and she has taught and lectured at universities in Great Britain and the USA.