Women in the Mediaeval English Countryside
Gender and Household in Brigstock Before the Plague
By (author) Judith M. Bennett
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Women in the Mediaeval English Countryside by Judith M. Bennett
Book DescriptionIn this book, Judith Bennett addresses the gap in our knowledge of medieval country women by examining how their lives differed from those of rural men. Drawing on her study of an English manor in the early fourteenth century, she finds that rural women were severely restricted in their public roles and rights primarily because of their household status as dependents of their husbands, rather than because of a notion of female inferiority. Adolescent women and widows, by virtue of their unmarried status, enjoyed greater legal and public freedom than their married counterparts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195045611
(209mm x 137mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 4-Oct-1990
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Judith M. Bennett
Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe, Paperback (October 2016)
Provides a comprehensive overview of the gender rules encountered in Europe in the period between approximately 500 and 1500 C.E.
History Matters, Hardback (August 2006)
Written for everyone interested in women's and gender history, History Matters reaffirms the importance of viewing history from a distance and with feminist intent. Judith Bennett argues that the achievement of a more feminist future relies on rich, plausible, and well-informed history that is alert to the workings of patriarchal power.
Ale, Beer and Brewsters in England, Paperback (March 1999)View all books by Judith M. Bennett
Drawing on a variety of sources, such as literary and artistic materials, court records, accounts, and administrative orders, this book describes how brewsters (that is, female brewers) slowly left the trade. It tells a story of commercial growth, guild formation and changing technologies.
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