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Author Bennett, Judith M.
Title Women in the medieval English countryside : gender and household in Brigstock before the plague / Judith M. Bennett.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1987.

Author Bennett, Judith M.
Series Oxford University Press paperback.
Subject Women -- England -- History -- Case studies.
Women -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500 -- Case studies.
Sex role -- England -- History -- Case studies.
England -- Rural conditions -- Case studies.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 322 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-312) and index.
Note Print version record.
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.
Contents Tables and Figures; I: Introduction; II: Studying Women in the Medieval Countryside; III: Rural Households Before the Plague; IV: Daughters and Sons; V: Wives and Husbands; VI: Widows; VII: Medieval Countrywomen in Perspective; Appendix: A Note on Method; Glossary; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Note English.
ISBN 1423735994 (electronic bk.)
9781423735991 (electronic bk.)
9780195040944 (Cloth)
0195040945 (Cloth)
0195040945 (alk. paper)
0195045610 (pbk.)
9780195045611 (pbk.)
OCLC # 191931526
Additional Format Print version: Bennett, Judith M. Women in the medieval English countryside. New York : Oxford University Press, 1987 (DLC) 86005122.

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