Writing Medieval Women''s Lives.
Contributor(s): Livingstone, Amy.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.The New Middle Ages: Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012Description: 1 online resource (311 p.).ISBN: 9781137074706.Subject(s): HISTORY / Medieval | LITERARY CRITICISM / Medieval | LITERARY CRITICISM / Women Authors | Medievalists | Medievalists | Middle Ages - Historiography | Middle Ages -- Historiography | Women - History - Middle Ages, 500-1500 | Women -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500 | Women and literature - Europe - History - To 1500 | Women and literature -- Europe -- History -- To 1500Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Writing Medieval Women''s LivesDDC classification: 305.40902 | 809.892870902 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures and Table; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Setting the Scene; Part I Rereading Sources; 1. The Foundation Legend of Godstow Abbey: A Holy Woman's Life in Anglo-Norman Verse; 2. Remembering Countess Delphine's Books: Reading as a Means to Shape a Holy Woman's Sanctity; 3. The Letters of Princess Sophia of Hungary, a Nun at Admont; 4. The Missing Rusian Women: The Case of Evpraksia Vsevolodovna; 5. Leaving Warboys: Emigration from a Fifteenth-Century English Village; 6. Women as Legal Agents in Late Medieval Genoa
7. Piecing Together the Fragments: Telling the Lives of the Ladies of Lavardin through Image and TextPart II Seeking the Undocumented; 8. Girlindis and Alpais: Telling the Lives of Two Textile Fabricators in the Carolingian Empire; 9. Agents or Pawns? The Experiences of the Peasant Women of Roussillon in the Blanquet Family Parchments, 1292-1345; 10. Joan de Valence: A Lady of Substance; 11. Royal Women in Late Medieval Spain: Catalina of Lancaster, Leonor of Albuquerque, and María of Castile; 12. Muriel, a Jew of Oxford: Using the Dramatic to Understand the Mundane in Anglo-Norman Towns
13. Well-Behaved Women Can Make History: Women's Friendships in Late Medieval WestminsterSelect Bibliography of Secondary Sources; List of Contributors; Index
This book is a collection of thirteen essays representing the growing variety of approaches being used to write the history of medieval women. In the aggregate, the essays reflect the "European" medieval "world" socially, (peasants, urban women, religious women, aristocrats and queens), geographically (including medieval Rus) and across religious boundaries (Christian, Jewish and Muslim). The authors use a variety of narrative strategies, including challenging the traditional authorial voice to place their subject in a better-documented context; often addressing women''s less formal "communities"(such as generations, mentoring relationships within crafts, neighborhoods); and allow themselves to explore - in writing - unrecorded emotions and actions. Each contributor engages directly with how they go about reconstructing medieval women''s experience, as well as what that experience was.
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