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Medieval Europe: A Short Sourcebook. Emilie Amt is the Hildegarde Pilgram Professor of History at Hood College in Maryland, where she studies medieval religious women and twelfth- and thirteenth-century English government

Medieval Europe: A Short Sourcebook. Emilie Amt is the Hildegarde Pilgram Professor of History at Hood College in Maryland, where she studies medieval religious women and twelfth- and thirteenth-century English government.

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Home Browse Books Book details, Women's Lives in Medieval Europe: A Sourcebook. Women's Lives in Medieval Europe: A Sourcebook. By Emilie Amt. No cover image. It is difficult to imagine another book in which one could find all this diverse material, and no doubt Amt's collection, in its richness, and in its genuine clarity and simplicity will takes prominent place in our expanded, diversified medieval curriculum, a curriculum that takes class, gender, and ethnicity as central to an understanding of world cultural history.

This book is a collection of primary sources for the study of women's lives in Europe during the Middle Ages, from .

This book is a collection of primary sources for the study of women's lives in Europe during the Middle Ages, from about 500 to about 1500 . Its purpose is to present firsthand information about women's everyday lives and activities and the conditions in which they lived, and to show the reader on what sorts of evidence historians base their. conclusions about these aspects of history. For readers who have little background in medieval history, some general information about medieval Europe may be helpful. Until the fifth century .

By: Emilie Amt. Publisher: Routledge. Print ISBN: 9780415466844, 0415466849.

Emilie Amt is the Hildegarde Pilgram Professor of History at Hood College in Maryland, where she studies medieval religious women and twelfth- and thirteenth-century English government.

Long considered to be a definitive and truly groundbreaking collection of sources, Women’s Lives in Medieval Europe uniquely presents the everyday lives and experiences of women in the Middle Ages.

If a woman living in southern Europe did not marry in her teens, she was often expected to join a nunnery. a b Amt, Emilie, ed. (2010). Women's Lives in Medieval Europe: A Sourcebook (2nd e. While geographic location influenced the proportions of singlewomen, climatic differences, cultural differences, sex ratios, economic fluctuations, social status, and religion also played a role. p. 150. ISBN 978-0415466837.

Praise for the first edition:

'It is difficult to imagine another book in which one could find all this diverse material, and no doubt Amt's collection, in its richness, and in its genuine clarity and simplicity will takes prominent place in our expanded, diversified medieval curriculum, a curriculum that takes class, gender, and ethnicity as central to an understanding of world cultural history.' - The Medieval Review

Long considered to be a definitive and truly groundbreaking collection of sources, Women’s Lives in Medieval Europe uniquely presents the everyday lives and experiences of women in the Middle Ages. This indispensible text has now been thoroughly updated and expanded to reflect new research, and includes previously unavailable source material.

This new edition includes expanded sections on marriage and sexuality, and on peasant women and townswomen, as well as a new section on women and the law. There are brief introductions both to the period and to the individual documents, study questions to accompany each reading, a glossary of terms and a fully updated bibliography. Working within a multi-cultural framework, the book focuses not just on the Christian majority, but also present material about women in minority groups in Europe, such as Jews, Muslims, and those considered to be heretics. Incorporating both the laws, regulations and religious texts that shaped the way women lived their lives, and personal narratives by and about medieval women, the book is unique in examining women’s lives through the lens of daily activities, and in doing so as far as possible through the voices of women themselves.


Comments: (7)

Aurizar
Although I realize that "diary-type" information about the daily lives of women in Medieval times may be non existent, I had my hopes up for this book. It IS very informative, but definitely a text book, so it is rather dry.
Captain America
Excellent book. Understanding how women were treated and the mind-set of Medieval Europe makes me very thankful I am living empowered and free in this century.
Hallolan
thank you
Faugami
This book is in good condition, it is priced right for what you are getting in overall it it great service
Prorahun
This book is a wealth of information. That being said, it is all quotes from bibles, religious essays, law and regulation periodicals, and other reference books from the time. There is very little insight mentioned about why or what these laws, rules, etc., meant to the ways of life of the times, and how the women of the time were affected by them.
If a person is just looking for quotes for a paper, however, this book is a very valuable reference.
Iraraeal
I was worried about the readability of the book - being a layman in the subject matter - as it is an anthology of sorts, containing passages from various contemporary documents with little context, but the excerpts are well chosen and - for the reader with basic knowledge of history - speak eloquently of the matter at hand, that is, the lives of women of Europe in middle ages. I found myself enjoying reading this book, and would recommend it for readers with similar expectations and experiences as me - as I can hardly judge its usefulness for the more scholarly oriented, professional audience.
"Women's Lives in Medieval Europe: A Sourcebook" turned out to be a valuable addition to my library, clearing numerous misconceptions that I had on its subject and leaving me eager to delve into the matter more - for these reasons, I believe that it makes a great introductory work to the problematics.
Karon
The author put together a wide variety of primary sources, some commonly featured in other books on the subject and some I have not seen anywhere else. She did a good job picking readings that give a glimpse of the real people and how they lived, rather than the stilted, emotionless things I'm used to in medieval writings.
Women's Lives in Medieval Europe: A Sourcebook download epub
Humanities
Author: Emilie Amt
ISBN: 0415466849
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (January 28, 2010)
Pages: 296 pages