A Medieval Woman's Companion : Women's Lives in the European Middle Ages.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Signe-Morrison, Susan
Format: eBook
Published: Havertown : Oxbow Books, 2015.
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgements; Website and blog; Introduction; PART I: Pioneers; 1. Gudrun Osvifsdottir: Viking Vixen; 2. Gudrid Thorbjarnardottir: Fearless Explorer; 3. Hrotsvit of Gandersheim: First Woman Playwright; 4. Anglo-Saxon and Norman Women: Political Power, Dynasties and Steadfast Sovereigns; Emma of Normandy; St Margaret of Scotland; Matilda of Scotland; 5. The Importance of Language; PART II: Fearless Females; 6. St Christina of Markyate: Resolute Virgin; 7. Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Cougar; 8. Margaret of Beverley: Fighting Crusader; PART III: Women of Wisdom.
  • 9. Anna Komnene: Dutiful Daughter10. Understanding the Female Body: Misogyny and Sympathy; 11. Trota of Salerno: Compassionate Physician; 12. Hildegard von Bingen: Audacious Innovator; 13. Heloise d'Argenteuil: Scandalous Nun; 14. Marie de France: Rhyming Romancer; PART IV: Non-Conformists; 15. Women Troubadours/Trobairitz: Clever Composers; 16. Marguerite Porete: Heroic Heretic; 17. St Birgitta of Sweden: Righteous Reformer; 18. Margery Kempe: Peerless Pilgrim; PART V: "My Most Honored Ladies"; 19. Christine de Pizan: Vocal Feminist; 20. Joan of Arc: Savior of France.
  • 21. Textile Concerns: Holy Transvestites and the Dangers of Cross-DressingPART VI: "Experience is Right Enough for Me"; 22. Teresa de Cartagena: Foremother of Deaf Culture; 23. Margaret Paston: Matchless Matriarch; 24. Looking Forward: Contemporary Feminist Theory and Medieval Women; Glossary; Bibliography.