Between pit and pedestal : women in the Middle Ages / by Marty Newman Williams and Anne Echols

Author(s): Williams, Marty
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Subjects: Women--History--Middle Ages, 500-1500
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Princeton, N.J. : Markus Wiener Pub., 1994
LC Classification: H, HQ
Physical Description: xi, 301 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction
Ch. 1. Written With Your Own Hand: Medieval Writers on Women's Nature and Roles 3
Ch. 2. Be It Ever So Humble: Women at Home - Household Management, Houses, Food, Clothing 15
Ch. 3. From A Crooked Rib: Women as Patients and Medical Practitioners 33
Ch. 4. The Butcher, The Baker, The Candlestick Maker: Working Women in Medieval Cities 51
Ch. 5. "Like A Dog To His Master": Personal Relationships in Theory and Practice 67
Ch. 6. Never On Sunday: Sexual Mores and Behavior 85
Ch. 7. Naked Statues and Holy Bones: Woman's Place in the Medieval Church 103
Ch. 8. Floating To The Rafters: Lifestyles of Saints and Religious Women 117
Ch. 9. If Ignorance Were A Woman's Passport To Paradise: Women in Heretical Sects 133
Ch. 10. Abracadabra: Superstitions and "Witchcraft" 143
Ch. 11. Whipped With A Handful Of Flax: Women in Various Legal Systems 157
Ch. 12. Displayed No Womanly Cowardice: Female Landholders and Politicians 171
Ch. 13. Never Better Ruled By Any Man: Women as Consorts, Regents, and Rulers 183
Ch. 14. Eat, Drink, And Be Merry: Amusements, Entertainments, and Ceremonies 199
Ch. 15. "The Working Of A Woman's Wit": Women's Roles in Learning and Literacy 213
Ch. 16. That Which Talent Confers: Women in Literature and Art 223
Epilogue 235
Appendix I: Class Structure 237
Appendix II: Money 239
Appendix III: Life Expectancy for Women 241
Glossary 243
Notes and Citations 247
Selected Bibliography 267
Index 295
Additional Authors: Echols, Anne
Notes: LCCN: 93011298
ISBN: 0910129339 (hc) :$39.95
ISBN: 0910129347 (pb) :$16.95
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 28291773
ISBN/ISSN: 0910129339