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Women in the medieval English countryside [electronic resource] : gender and household in Brigstock before the plague / Judith M. Bennett.

By: Bennett, Judith M.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1987Description: 1 online resource (xv, 322 p.).ISBN: 1423735994 (electronic bk.); 9781423735991 (electronic bk.); 9780195040944 (Cloth); 0195040945 (Cloth); 1280439491; 9781280439490.Subject(s): Women -- England -- History -- Case studies | Women -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500 -- Case studies | Sex role -- England -- History -- Case studies | England -- Rural conditions -- Case studies | Women -- England -- History | Women -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500 | Sex role -- England -- History | Electronic books | England -- Rural conditions | Femmes -- Angleterre -- Histoire -- Cas, �Etudes de | Femmes -- Histoire -- 500-1500 (Moyen �Age) -- Cas, �Etudes de | R�ole selon le sexe -- Angleterre -- Histoire -- Cas, �Etudes de | Angleterre -- Conditions rurales -- Cas, �Etudes de | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Feminism & Feminist Theory | Rural regions Women Social conditions History, 1154-1399 | EnglandGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women in the medieval English countryside.DDC classification: 305.4/2/0942 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: In 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 did their married counterparts.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-312) and index.

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In 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 did their married counterparts.

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Women in the medieval English countryside by Bennett, Judith M. ©1987
Women in the medieval English countryside by Bennett, Judith M. ©1987
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