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Women in the Middle Ages

religion, marriage, and letters

by Angela M. Lucas

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Published by Harvester Press in Brighton .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Women -- England -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500.,
  • Women -- Europe -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAngela M. Lucas.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHQ1147.G7 L821983B
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 214 p.
    Number of Pages214
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19682081M
    ISBN 100710803486

    She argues that poetic portraits of sexually aggressive courtesans, Women in the Middle Ages book sellers, and mountain women allowed elite men to portray their own sexuality as transgressive and to adopt temporarily a female identity, enabling them to speak and act as a degraded other. Filios explores how women's performances and men's impersonations of women contributed to the construction of the court, the marketplace, and the countryside as cultural spaces defined by certain acts, discourses, and conflicts. Even young widows, who would have had an easier time remarrying, remained independent and unmarried. Anna Sapir Abulafia, Christian-Jewish Relations, — Jews in the Service of Medieval Christendom The history of relations between Jews and Christians has been a long, complex and often unsettled one; yet histories of medieval Christendom have traditionally paid only passing attention to the role played by Jews in a predominantly Christian society. Perceived as more sexually mature than males, women were expected to conduct themselves to higher standards than men, leading to a double standard of sexual morality.

    Women held their dresses with a belt tied around their waists. It treats the period c. In some or perhaps most cases, the unfree person might be regarded as of the same value as their master's animals. Beginning in the thirteenth century, however, and gathering momentum in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, a new usage emerged. In fact, a beautiful woman in poor clothing would go generally unnoticed while a much less attractive woman in fine clothing would receive far more male attention, although modesty was throughout considered to be her greatest triumph.

    The Roman Catholic Church, one of the most authoritative institutions in the Middle Ages, declared that prostitution and soliciting a prostitute were clearly sins, but determined them to be lesser sins than rape, sodomy, and masturbation, thereby instilling a small degree of tolerance of the profession. Kroyl Jr. In a male dominated society, no woman would openly complain about this disparity. This position, however, gave them a significant influence although it cannot be compared with the influence of priests, bishops and deacons, offices which were and still are closed for women. Primogeniture prevailed in England, Normandyand the Basque region : In the Basque region, the eldest child -regardless of sex- inherited all lands.


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