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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Studying Gender in Medieval Europe

Historical Approaches

ISBN 9781137387554
Publication Date May 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.

Preface
Setting the Scene
Why 'Medieval' Matters to Gender History
Bodies: Sex, Sexuality and Healthcare
Rules: Patriarchy, the Law and Gendered Behaviour
Voices: Authority and Suppression
Identities: Categories and their Complications
Studying Gender and Queering the Picture
Appendix: Selected works in languages other than English
Notes
Bibliography
Index.

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