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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Studying Gender in Medieval Europe

Historical Approaches

ISBN 9781137387554
Publication Date June 2018
Formats Ebook Hardcover Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

How can we incorporate gender into the study of medieval Europe and why should we do so? Skinner explores how historians have chosen to approach the period, and uses illustrative case studies to help students identify how their own approaches are a product of their social and political environment as well as their own personal preferences.

Patricia Skinner is Wellcome Research Fellow in History of Medicine at Swansea University, UK. She has published widely in the field of medieval history.

Introduction
Why 'Medieval' Matters to Gender History
Patriarchy, the Law and the Medieval Woman
Pits, Pedestals and 'Golden Ages': Early Work on Medieval Women
Giving Her a Voice: Reading Medieval Women Authors
Medieval Feminism: A Contradiction in Terms?
Redefining the Models: The Emergence of Gender
'Redressing the Balamce'? Discussing Medieval Masculinity
One-Sex, Two-Sex and Beyond the Binary Divide: The Third Gender Debate
Queering the Middle Ages: Interdisciplinary 'Turns'
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index.

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